|Full Title:||2nd Conference of the American Pragmatics Association|
|Location:||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Start Date:||17-Oct-2014 - 19-Oct-2014|
|Meeting Email:||click here to access email|
|Meeting Description:||The goal of the joint conference is to promote both theoretical and applied research in pragmatics, and bring together scholars who are interested in different subfields of pragmatics (philosophical, linguistic, cognitive, social, intercultural, interlanguage, etc.).
Three main topics of the conference are as follows:
(i) Pragmatics theories: Neo-Gricean approaches, relevance theory, theory of mind,
(ii) Intercultural, cross-cultural and societal aspects of pragmatics: Research involving
(iii) Applications: Usage and corpus-based approaches, pragmatic competence, meaning, role of context, grammaticalization, semantics-pragmatics interface, explicature, implicature, speech act theory, presuppositions, im/politeness, experimental pragmatics, etc., more than one language and culture or varieties of one language, lingua franca, technologically mediated communication, bilinguals’ and heritage speakers’ language use, intercultural misunderstandings, effect of dual language and multilingual systems on the development and use of pragmatic skills, language of aggression and conflict, teachability and learnability of pragmatic skills, pragmatic variations within one language and across languages, developmental pragmatics, etc.
Information forthcoming (http://ampra.appling.ucla.edu/attend-the-conference/accommodations/)
Kent Bach (San Francisco State University)
Agnes He (SUNY, Stony Brook)
Gregory Ward (Northwestern University)
Deirdre Wilson (University of London)
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