Conferences and workshops organized at the English Department (Team Locher)

International conferences

Third International Symposium of Politeness, 2010

Summer School: Research on computer-mediated communication in linguistics (RCMCL), Ascona, 2012

Narrative Matters in Literature, Linguistics, Psychology and Medicine, 2015 (see project)

Language and Health Online: Writing yourself healthy, 2016 (see project)

International Symposium of Politeness / i-mean, 2021 (in planning)

 

Local conferences

SWELL 2014 (organized by Thomas Messerli)

 

Workshops and invited lectures

See research projects  Life (beyond) writing and Language and health online.

 

Contributions to Conferences and Workshops (Plenaries/invitations in bold)

2019

Locher, M. A. (2019). Avenues into pragmatics: From politeness to identity construction, online and offline. Paper presented at the Invited lecture, Korea Unversity, South Korea.  (invited)

Locher, M. A. (2019). The Pragmatics of Fiction: From the challenges of politeness translations to the negotiation of culture in viewer comments on K-drama. Paper presented at the Invited lecture, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea.  (invited)

Locher, M. A. (2019). The pragmatics of fiction: Making Korean TV drama accessible to an international audience. Paper presented at the Semiosis Lecture Series, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea. (invited)

Locher, M. A. (2019). Viewer meta-comments on relational work in Korean tv drama. Paper presented at the Symposium of Politeness, Cambridge, UK.

Locher, M. A. (2019). Weaving voices in online communal TV watching of K-drama: English as a lingua franca, relational work and identity construction. Paper presented at i-mean, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.  (plenary)

Messerli, T. C., & Locher, M. A. (2019). ‘Lol while you watch’  How participatory viewers do humour in comments on Korean TV drama. Paper presented at the International Pragmatics Association, Hong Kong.

2018

Locher, Miriam A. (2018). Reflexives Schreiben in medizinischen Zusammenhängen. Paper presented in the context of Yvonne Ilg's a seminar „Reden über Gesundheit und Krankheit", Zürich. (invited)

Locher, M. A. (2018). Language and health online: Typing yourself healthy. Paper presented at the First International Conference on Internet Pragmatics, Fuzhou, China. (plenary)

Locher, M. A. (2018). Identity construction, relational work and politeness: Theoretical developments within interpersonal pragmatics. Beijing Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China. (invited)

Locher, M. A. (2018). Identity construction, relational work and politeness: Theoretical developments within interpersonal pragmatics. Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.  (invited)

Locher, M. A. (2018). Reflective writing in medical practice: A linguistic case study. Paper presented at the Invited lecture at Beihang University, Beijing, China.  (invited)

Locher, M. A. (2018). Identity construction, relational work and politeness: Theoretical developments within interpersonal pragmatics. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. (invited)

Locher, M. A. (2018). Reflective writing in medical practice: A linguistic case study. Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. (invited)

Locher, M. A. (2018). Identity construction, relational work and politeness: Theoretical developments within interpersonal pragmatics. Xi’an University of Foreign Studies, Xi'an, China. (invited)

Locher, Miriam A. (2018). Evidence of relational work online: Conflict and (dis)agreement. Paper presented at the Diskurse – digital: Theorien, Methoden, Fallstudien, Berlin. (invited)

Locher, Miriam A. (2018). Moments of relational work in English fan translations of Korean tv drama: “Okay, unni. (Unni = sign of respect or ‘older sister’ from a girl)”. Paper presented at the Symposium of Politeness, Valencia, Spain.

Locher, Miriam A., & Messerli, Thomas C. (2018). Relational work and participation structures in interlingual subtitling from the perspective of pragmatics of fiction. Paper presented at the Georgtown University Roundtable in Linguistics, Washington, D.C., USA.

Locher, Miriam A., & Messerli, Thomas C. (2018). Participatory watching of telecinematic fiction in an international drama viewing platform. Paper presented at the VALS-ASLA: A Video Turn in Linguistics? Methodologie – Analisi – Applications, Basel, Switzerland.

2017

Locher, Miriam A. (2017). Interpersonal pragmatics: a relational lens on online health practices. Paper presented at the New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics, Lodz. (plenary)

Locher, Miriam A. (2017). Reflexives Schreiben in medizinischen Zusammenhängen. Paper presented at the Workshop „Sprache im Kontext von Trauer und Lebensende“, Göttingen. (invited)

2016

Locher, Miriam A. (2016). Interpersonal pragmatics - Beziehungsarbeit - (Un)Höflichkeit: Synergien und neue Fragen. Paper presented at the Sprachliche Höflichkeit: Historische, aktuelle und künftige Perspektiven, Bergische Universität Wuppertal. (invited)

Locher, Miriam A. (2016). Interpersonal Pragmatics and Advice in E-Health Contexts. Paper presented at the Research School for Methods in Empirical Pragmatic, University of Bonn. (invited)

Locher, Miriam A. (2016). Language and Health Online: Welcome and opening. Paper presented at the Language and Health Online: Typing yourself healthy, University of Basel.

Locher, Miriam A. (2016). A mixed methodology approach for studying interpersonal pragmatics in computer-mediated health practices. Paper presented at the Connecting the Dots in a Glocalized World 3rd International Conference on Language, Linguistics, Literature and Translation, Sultan Qaboos University, Muskat, Oman.

Locher, Miriam A., & Luginbühl, Martin. (2016). Meta-discussions on Swiss politeness in German speaking online newspaper commentaries. Paper presented at the LIAR - Linguistic Impoliteness and Rudeness Conference, University of Manchester.

Locher, Miriam A., Thurnherr, Franziska, & Rudolf von Rohr, Marie-Thérèse. (2016). Language and Health Online: Trust, credibility, information- and advice-giving. Paper presented at the Language and Health Online: Typing yourself healthy, University of Basel.

2015

Locher, Miriam A. (2015). Interpersonal Pragmatics – Relational Work – (Im)politeness. Paper presented at the Language, Literature & CULTURE in a Changing Transatlantic World III, University of Presov, Slovakia. (plenary)

Locher, Miriam A. (2015). Questions in and about Interpersonal Pragmatics. Paper presented at the Politeness Symposium, University of Athens, Greece.

Locher, Miriam A. (2015). Typing yourself healthy. Online health communication from an interpersonal pragmatics perspective. Paper presented at the MOOD-Z Conference University of Zürich.  (plenary)

Thurnherr, Franziska, & Locher, Miriam A. (2015). “How can people be so angry with me when I’m so harmless?” or how language impacts identity construction in email counseling. Paper presented at the i-mean, University of Warwick, UK.

Thurnherr, Franziska, Locher, Miriam A., & Rudolf von Rohr, Marie-Thérèse. (2015). "beau, me and hubby quit cold turkey too": The functions of 'narratives' in two written online health contexts, presentation. Paper presented at the Personal Narrative Online, University of Bayreuth Germany. (invited)

Thurnherr, Franziska, Rudolf von Rohr, Marie-Thérèse, & Locher, Miriam A. (2015). Linguistic expert creation in online health practices Paper presented at the ADDA, Universitat de Valencia, Spain. 

2014

Locher, Miriam A. (2014). Interpersonal pragmatics: Studying the relational aspect of language. Paper presented at the Invited presenation at the University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany. (invited)

Locher, Miriam A., & Jucker, Andreas H. (2014). Space and virtual interaction in second life. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 20, Jyväskylä, Finland. 

Thurnherr, Franziska, Rudolf von Rohr, Marie-Thérèse, & Locher, Miriam A. (2014). Studying identity construction in written health practices with a mixed methodology approach. Paper presented at the 4th ALAPP (Applied Linguistics and Professional Practice) Conference 2014, Geneva.

2013

Jucker, Andreas H., Locher, Miriam A., & Berger, Manuel. (2013). Raum und Interaktion im Second Life. Paper presented at the Interaktion im virtuellen Raum – Raum in der virtuellen Interaktion, University of Zurich. (invited)

Locher, Miriam A. (2013). Forty Years of Politeness Research. Paper presented at the The History of Pragmatics Lecture Series, Andreas H. Jucker, University of Zurich. (invited)

Locher, Miriam A. (2013). Humor in microblogging: Exploiting humor strategies for identity construction in two Facebook Groups. Paper presented at the Linguistic Approaches to Funniness, Amusement and Laughter. 3rd International Symposium: Entertainment Discourse beyond Humour Studies, Lodz. (plenary)

Locher, Miriam A. (2013). The relational aspect of language. Avenues of research. Paper presented at the Deutscher Anglistentag, Konstanz. (plenary)

Locher, Miriam A. (2013). Teaching communication skills at a medical school: From keeping eye contact to creating rapport. Paper presented at the Symposium of Politeness: Teaching and Learning (Im)Politeness, SOAS, London, UK.

Locher, Miriam A., & Bolander, Brook. (2013). Relational work and the display of multilingualism in two Facebook groups. Paper presented at the Facework and Social Media, University of Hildesheim, Germany. (invited)

Locher, Miriam A., & Koenig, Regula. (2013). Handling emotions as a challenge in reflective writing texts by medical students. Paper presented at the SAUTE conference: Emotion, Affect, Sentiment: The Language and Aesthetics of Feeling, Lausanne.

Locher, Miriam A., Koenig, Regula, & Meier, Janine. (2013). Reflective writing texts by medical students: A genre analysis. Paper presented at the Narrative Matters in Literature, Linguistics, Psychology and Medicine, English Department, University of Basel.

Locher, Miriam A., & Mondada, Lorenza. (2013). Linguistik 2.0. Zum Sprachgebrauch in den Digital Humanities. Paper presented at the Digital Media Studies in der Praxis. Wie die Geisteswissenschaften auf die neuen Medien reagieren. Ringvorlesung, AT2013, R. Simanowski, Basel.

2012

Langlotz, Andreas, & Locher, Miriam A. (2012). Relational work and emotions. Paper presented at the LIAR III. Experimental and empirical approaches to politeness and impoliteness, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.

Locher, Miriam A. (2012). Discussant: "Wissen über Handlungsmuster" / "Sprachliche Effizienz". Paper presented at the Workshop Sprachdiversität in Arbeitsprozessen: Lingua franca Deutsch/ Lingua franca Englisch in internationalen Unternehmen II, ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Departement Angewandte Linguistik. (invited)

Locher, Miriam A. (2012). The interpersonal aspect of language use -- or why politeness matters. Paper presented at the St. John’s College Fellow Speaker Series, St. John’s College, UBC, Vancouver.

Locher, Miriam A. (2012). ‘Life (beyond) writing: Illness narrative’: Reflective writing for BA medical students – First results. Paper presented at the English Department Colloquium, UBC, Vancouver, Canada.

Locher, Miriam A., & Bolander, Brook. (2012). Relational work and the display of multilingualism in two Facebook groups. Paper presented at the Linguistics Colloquium, University of Victoria, Canada.

Locher, Miriam A., & Langlotz, Andreas. (2012). Emotions and relational work. Paper presented at the Linguistics Department Colloquium, UBC, Linguistics Department, Vancouver.

2011

Bolander, Brook, & Locher, Miriam A. (2011). “(Name) is a dumb nut”: Status updates and reactions to them as 'acts of positioning' in Facebook. Paper presented at the Georgetown Round Table 2011: "Discourse 2.0 Language and New Media", Washington, D.C.

Gygax, Franziska, Koenig, Regula, & Locher, Miriam A. (2011). Moving Across Disciplines and Genres. Paper presented at the SAUTE: On the Move, Bern.

Koenig, Regula, Locher, Miriam A., & Tischler, Victoria (2011). Dilemmas of identity construction in reflective writing on a memorable patient encounter by medical students. Paper presented at the ALAPP, Cardiff.

Koenig, Regula, Locher, Miriam A., & Tischler, Victoria. (2011). 'Is it okay if I ask you a few question?' Reflective writing on a memorable patient encounter by medical students. Paper presented at the Communication, Medicine and Ethics, Nottingham.

Langlotz, Andreas, & Locher, Miriam A. (2011). The role of emotions in a discursive approach to relational work. Paper presented at the Towards a Discursive Pragmatics, Sheffield, UK. (invited)

Locher, Miriam A. (2011). Lingua Franca Englisch, diskutiert anhand eines Sprachbeispiels aus der Arbeitswelt. Paper presented at the Workshop Sprachdiversität in Arbeitsprozessen: Lingua franca Deutsch/ Lingua franca Englisch in internationalen Unternehmen ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Departement Angewandte Linguistik. (invited)

Locher, Miriam A., & Bolander, Brook. (2011). Facebook status updates in two focus groups. Paper presented at the Blockseminar „Sprache & Medialität“, 7./8. Februar 2011, Zürich.

Locher, Miriam A., & Bolander, Brook. (2011). Facebook status updates: Linguistic identity construction and acts of positioning. Paper presented at the From pamphlet to blogs, Universität Heidelberg, Germany. (invited)

Locher, Miriam A., & Bolander, Brook. (2011). Language and acts of positioning in Facebook. Paper presented at the Sprache als soziale und kulturelle Praxis. Neue Ergebnisse aus der Linguistik, Basel.

Locher, Miriam A., & Bolander, Brook. (2011). Linguistic identity construction in two focus groups of Facebookers. Paper presented at the Research Colloquium, York St John University, York. (invited)

2010

Angouri, Jo, & Locher, Miriam A. (2010). Disagreement on and off line. Paper presented at the Fifth International Symposium on Politeness, Basel.

Bolander, Brook, & Locher, Miriam A. (2010). Language, identity and 'acts of positioning' in Facebook: Preliminary results of a pilot study. Paper presented at the Fifth International Symposium on Politeness, Basel.

Langlotz, Andreas, & Locher, Miriam A. (2010). Emotional display in online disagreements. Paper presented at the Fifth International Symposium on Politeness, Basel.

Locher, Miriam A. (2010). Politeness research from past to future, with a special focus on the discursive approach. Paper presented at the EPICS IV, Seville, Spain. (plenary)

2009

Bolander, Brook, & Locher, Miriam A. (2009). Constructing identity on Facebook. Paper presented at the SAUTE, Fribourg.

Harvey, Kevin, Locher, Miriam A., & Mullany, Louise. (2009). “You may very well feel like a small fish in a big pond”: A linguistic analysis of the constructions of mental health in two Internet advice columns. Paper presented at the the Conference on Communication, Medicine and Ethics (COMET), Cardiff, Wales.

Langlotz, Andreas, & Locher, Miriam A. (2009). Cognition, interaction and emotion: Exploring their intersection in relational work. Paper presented at the i-mean, Bristol.

Locher, Miriam A. (2009). ‘Come on, I am not a moron’ Theorising impoliteness (online). Paper presented at the Invited lecture, University of Bonn. (invited)

Locher, Miriam A. (2009). Health on the Web: Computer-mediated Communication. Paper presented at the Colloquium of the Institute of Communication and Health, Lugano. (invited)

Locher, Miriam A. (2009). Introduction to panel on impoliteness in computer-mediated communication. Paper presented at the LIAR II, Lancaster, UK.

Locher, Miriam A. (2009). Introduction to panel on politeness in computer-mediated communication. Paper presented at the IPRA, Melbourne, Australia.

Locher, Miriam A. (2009). Facebook and relational work: A report on a pilot study. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistic Festival, Lecture Series, Wellington, NZ. (invited)

Locher, Miriam A. (2009). Internet health advice columns: How to study relational work online. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistic Festival, Lecture Series, Wellington, NZ. (invited)

Locher, Miriam A. (2009). ‘Relational work’and its usefulness for applied linguistics. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistic Festival, Lecture Series, Wellington, NZ. (invited)

Locher, Miriam A., & Bolander, Brook. (2009). Beziehungsarbeit (‚relational work‘) im Internet. Vorläufige Resultate einer Pilotstudie zu ‘Acts of Positioning in Facebook’. Paper presented at the Colloquium, University of Augsburg. (invited)

2008

Harvey, Kevin, Locher, Miriam A., & Mullany, Louise. (2008). Identity performance in online health columns: The linguistic construction of the expert persona. Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics, Swansea, UK.

Harvey, Kevin, Locher, Miriam A., & Mullany, Louise. (2008). "Is the aids virus difficult to catch?": A linguistic analysis of two Internet advice columns on sexual health. Paper presented at the Conference on Communication, Medicine and Ethics (COMET), Cape Town, South Africa.

Locher, Miriam A. (2008). Advice Online, Invitation to speak on corpus linguistics methodology with respect to "Advice Online" Paper presented at the CLARET, a post-graduate workshop, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. (invited)

Locher, Miriam A. (2008). Advice Online: How to study variation in advice-giving. Paper presented at the Cross-institutional Research Group, Language in Professions, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. (invited)

2007

Locher, Miriam A. (2007). Impoliteness in Language: an Introduction. Paper presented at the 10th International Pragmatics Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Locher, Miriam A. (2007). Investigating impoliteness: The interface between relational work and identity construction. Paper presented at the The Third International Symposium on Politeness, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. (plenary)

Locher, Miriam A. (2007). 'Troubled by attraction to tall women': Advice-giving in an American online health column. Paper presented at the Invitation to speak in the Colloquium, University of Bayreuth. (invited)

Locher, Miriam A., Bousfield, Derek, & Culpeper, Jonathan. (2007). Impoliteness in Language: New Perspectives on ‘politeness issues'. Paper presented at the 10th International Pragmatics Conference, Gothenburg, Sweden.

2006

Locher, Miriam A. (2006). Advice Online. Advice-Giving in an American Internet health column. Paper presented at the Berner Zirkel für Sprachwissenschaft.

Locher, Miriam A. (2006). The case of an Internet health column: Discursive practice, community of practice, discourse community? Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 16, Limerick, Ireland.

2004

Hoffmann, Sebastian, & Locher, Miriam A. (2004). Discourse Markers and Grammaticalization Theory: The Case of in terms of. Paper presented at the ICAME, Verona.

Locher, Miriam A. (2004). Addressing the private and public readership in an American Internet advice column. Paper presented at the 3. Tage der Schweizer Linguistik, Bern.

Locher, Miriam A. (2004). Advice in a popular Internet advice column - Work in progress. Paper presented at the Cardiff University staff exchange, Cardiff.

Locher, Miriam A. (2004). Managing the private and public dimension in Internet advice columns (Poster). Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 15, Culture - Contact - Change, Newcastle, England.

Locher, Miriam A., & Watts, Richard J. (2004). Politeness and Relational Work. Paper presented at the Cardiff University staff exchange, Cardiff.

2003

Locher, Miriam A., & Hoffmann, Sebastian. (2003). Constructing authority in two Internet advice columns. Paper presented at the Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT 03), Washington DC.

2002

Locher, Miriam A. (2002). Is a Positively Marked Form of Relational Work Equivalent to both First-order and Second-order Politeness? Paper presented at the Sociolinguistic Symposium 14 (SS14), Ghent, Belgium.

Locher, Miriam A. (2002). The Latest on Politeness. Paper presented at the Research Colloquium of the English Department, Zurich.

Locher, Miriam A. (2002). Markedness in Politeness Research. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 14 (SS14), Ghent, Belgium.