CFP: “Piropos y otras formas de flirteo callejero como prácticas discursivas” | Sociolinguistic Studies/ Estudios de Sociolingüística. Guest Editor: Mariana Achugar, Carnegie Mellon University, E.U.

‘Stop Telling Women to Smile Project  Por Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

Plazo para envío de abstract/proposal: 14 de agosto de 2014

The special issue will focus on how Piropos and other forms of flirtatious street talk constitute discursive practices that produce certain representations of culturally and historically situated meanings of gender roles and enact relations of power at the interpersonal and social level. The prevalence and contested meaning of these discursive practices make it a perfect case to explore the ways in which discourse practices contribute to cultural reproduction and change by focusing on how moment to moment interactions constitute social practices and cultural patterns. 

The Special Issue will address primarily (but not limited to) the following: • Explorations of cross-cultural variation in the interpretation of these practices meanings and effects. • Variations in the presentation of self in interaction and the social structuring of gender roles in these type of situation • Implicit social norms speakers consider relevant for the situation -explorations of how and why the “same” situation is interpreted in another way by participants who notice different contextualization cues and have other orientations to the situation. • Politeness/impoliteness issues • The sociopragmatics of performance of piropos

Please, send a 500 word abstract of your proposal directly to
Notification of acceptance of Abstract/Proposal: September, 15, 2014. Submission of full article [7000-8000 words]: January 15, 2015. Notification of Acceptance/Rejection of Article: July 15, 2015. Expected publication Date: April 2016.