Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA) SIG Proposal
Special Interest Group – Crime
This SIG is aimed at PALA (as well as non-PALA) researchers who are interested in (re)presentations of crime in fiction and non-fiction, as well as crime and criminal justice system-related language. This can include crime fiction, police procedural fiction, crime news, language in the legal system amongst others.
All researchers interested in participating in this Special Interest Group are encouraged to contact Ilse Ras (email@example.com) and Ulrike Tabbert (firstname.lastname@example.org), who are organising and developing this SIG.
This SIG aims to offer researchers interested in crime-related topics the opportunity to communicate current research and debate concepts and ideas. Current goals include organising Crime SIG panels at future PALA conferences and a publication of an edited book.
Topics may include but are not limited to
multimodality in crime reports and adaptations
pragmatics in crime narratives and criminal justice system reports
critical discourse analysis / critical stylistics of crime news
point of view and mind style in crime fiction
Please contact Ilse or Ulrike if you wish to be included in this SIG’s mailing list (email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org), listing your name, affiliation and a short summary of your SIG-related research interests.