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Conference Information

Full Title: 14th International Pragmatics Conference

Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Start Date: 26-Jul-2015 - 31-Jul-2015
Contact: Jef Verschueren
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Meeting Description: The special theme of this edition of the International Pragmatics Conferences is 'Language and Adaptability'. The notion of adaptability is meant to capture a perspective on pragmatics that highlights language as a variable and dynamic resource for human communicative behavior. It covers a focus on the dynamic interplay between structural choices and context in the everyday practice of interactional language use, conversational or otherwise, private or public, informal or institutional. It also addresses the societal functioning of everyday language use in the wider context of linguistic diversity and change.

Venue: Buildings K and R of the City Campus (Stadscampus) of the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Conference Chair: Jef Verschueren (University of Antwerp)

Local Site Committee:

The other members of the Local Site Committee are:

Frank Brisard (Antwerp)
Liesbeth Degand (Louvain-la-Neuve)
Alex Housen (Brussels)
Hubert Cuyckens (Leuven)
Walter de Mulder (Antwerp)
Patrick Dendale (Antwerp)
Sigurd d’Hondt (Ghent)
Michael Meeuwis (Ghent)
Steven Gillis (Antwerp)
Stef Slembrouck (Ghent)
Johan van der Auwera (Antwerp)
Dieter Vermandere (Antwerp)

International Conference Committee:

In addition to the members of the Local Site Committee, the International Conference Committee includes:

Keiko Abe (Tokyo, Japan)
Charles Antaki (Loughborough, UK)
Josie Bernicot (Poitiers, France)
Rukmini Bhaya Nair (New Delhi, India)
Winnie Cheng (Hong Kong, China)
Helmut Gruber (Vienna, Austria)
Jenny Cook-Gumperz (Santa Barbara, USA)
Anita Fetzer (Augsburg, Germany)
Sachiko Ide (Tokyo, Japan)
Cornelia Ilie (Malmö, Sweden)
Dennis Kurzon (Haifa, Israel)
Sophia Marmaridou (Athens, Greece)
Luisa Martín Rojo (Madrid, Spain)
Yoshiko Matsumoto (Stanford, USA)
Bonnie Mcelhinny (Toronto, Canada)
Jacob Mey (Odense, Denmark)
Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen (Manchester, UK)
Neal Norrick (Saarbrücken, Germany)
Jan-Ola Östman (Helsinki, Finland)
Tuija Virtanen (Abo, Finland)
John Wilson (Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK)
LL Issue: 25.800

The following session(s) will be held during this meeting:
Semantics, Pragmatics, and Metapragmatics of Discourse Connectives, Markers, and Particles in Variable Contexts
Portuguese as an Additional Language: Author Presence
Theoretical Pragmatic and Philosophical Linguistic Insights into Irony and Deception
Dealing with Distress: Conversation Analysis
Dynamics of Self-Expression Across Languages
Pragmatics of Tourist Communication
Indexicality and Social Meanings of Honorifics
Interpersonal Pragmatics of Interaction in Chinese
Reference-tracking strategies beyond pronouns
The Digital Agora of Social Media
Understanding Traditional & Mediated Service Encounters
Pragmatics of Telecinematic Discourse
Pragmatic Perspectives on Networked L2 Discourse
Pragmatics of Genre Formation
Prosodic Constructions in Dialog
Big Data and Multimodality
The Pragmatics of Conversational Humour
Metapragmatics of Humor: Crossing the Boundaries
Multilingualism in Tertiary Education
Honoring Charles J. Fillmore (1929-2014)
Interactional Dynamics in Research Interviews
Pragmatic Insights for Analysing Multimodal Argumentative Discourse
Discourse and Discordance
Social Dynamics of Pronominal Systems
Discourse Markers and Experimental Pragmatics
Legal Pragmatics
At the Crossroads of Persuasion and Evaluation/En la encrucijada entre Persuasión y Evaluación
Evidentiality, Modality and Stance in Discourse
Positioning the Self and Others: Linguistic Traces
Pragmatic Typology
Use of Hedges in Academic Writing by EFL Learners
Complex Linguistic Repertoires and Minority Languages in Immigrant Communities
From Pragmatism to Pragmatics
Indexing Gender Revisited: On the Non-Referential Aspects of Gendering
Subtitling for the Deaf and the Hard-of-Hearing
Adaptability, Contextualism, and the Composition of Discourse Meaning
Understanding Metonymy: Context and Cognition

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