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Full Title: Pragmatics & Language Learning

Short Title: PLL2014
Location: Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Start Date: 24-Apr-2014 - 27-Apr-2014
Contact: Cesar Felix-Brasdefer
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.indiana.edu/~pll/
Meeting Description: Pragmatics and Language Learning
April 24-27, 2014
Indiana University, Bloomington

Keynote Speakers:

Eva Alcón, University of Jaume I, Spain
Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig, Indiana University, USA

Invited colloquia will showcase the following topics:

Pragmatics Testing (Sunyoung Shin, Indiana University)
Interlanguage Pragmatics and Digital Technologies for Research and Practice (Julie Sykes
[University of Oregon] & Naoko Taguchi [Carnegie Mellon University])
Study Abroad and Pragmatics (César Félix-Brasdefer, Indiana University)

Organizing Committee:

Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig
César Félix-Brasdefer

For more information about the conference, please send an email to pll2014@indiana.edu or visit the Pragmatics & Language Learning website at: www.indiana.edu/~pll.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics
LL Issue: 24.4538

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