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The Bayreuth Food and Language lecture series (BaFoLa) showcases linguistic research on food, regardless of subject languages, and takes place every last Friday of the month, 12:15-13:45 pm (CET) [see schedule below for exceptions].

BaFoLa's inaugural round of presentations took place in winter 2021/2022. We are now proud to host the third season of BaFoLa in winter 2022/2023 (see schedule below). Please send an email to sofia.ruediger@uni-bayreuth.de to request the Zoom link and/or join the mailing list.

Program (Winter 2022/2023)


October 28 (CEST)

Göran Eriksson (Örebro University) - Selling "Good" and Healthy Food with Science: A Multimodal Approach to Marketing of Food and Beverages


November 25 (CET)

Marie-Louise Brunner & Stefan Diemer (Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld | Hochschule Trier) - "{closes eyes and chews} It‘s not ... a cool taste“ - Humor and Interactive Stance in Food Talk


January 27 (14:15-15:45, CET!)

Polly Szatrowski (University of Minnesota) - Negotiating Inclusion and Exclusion in Japanese Food Assessments with Language and the Body


Previous Talks

Season 2 (Summer 2022)

Alla Tovares (Howard University) - Food and Poetics: Creating Multimodal Involvement and Social Meanings on TikTok (April 29, 2022)

Ana Tominc (QMU Edinburgh) - Bananas – Bendy and Otherwise: Interrogating the Relationship Between Britain and the EU Through “Banana” Corpus Analysis (May 27, 2022)

Keri Matwick (NTU Singapore) & Kelsi Matwick (University of Florida) - “Trailblazers”: Singapore’s Discourse Around Lab-Grown Meats (June 24, 2022)

Tina Bartelmeß (University of Bayreuth) - Parental Conversations About Sugar in Online Forums: More Than Food Talks (July 29, 2022)

Season 1 (Winter 2021/2022)

Sally Wiggins Young (Linköping University) - Eating Sounds: At the Edges of Language, Food, and Bodies (October 29, 2021)

Hanwool Choe (University of Hong Kong) - Livestreaming and Vlogging as Digital Modalities to Eat Together and Eat Well (November 26, 2021)

Eva Lavric (University of Innsbruck) & Brigitte Seidler-Lunzer (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien) - Wine Tastings as a Genre in Expert/Non-Expert Communication and the Impact of Stance on Its Content and Structure: An Empirical Analysis (January 28, 2022)

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