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LINGUIST List 22.4010

Thu Oct 13 2011

Calls: Pragmatics/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Alwiya Omar , Pragmatics Festival at Indiana University

Message 1: Pragmatics Festival at Indiana University
Date: 13-Oct-2011
From: Alwiya Omar <aomarindiana.edu>
Subject: Pragmatics Festival at Indiana University
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Full Title: Pragmatics Festival at Indiana University

Date: 19-Apr-2012 - 21-Apr-2012
Location: Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Contact Person: Alwiya Omar
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.indiana.edu/~pragfest

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 05-Dec-2011

Meeting Description:

The Pragmatics Festival will feature individual presentations and special topics in second language acquisition, cross-cultural pragmatics, instruction of pragmatics, and the effects of study abroad on pragmatic development. The conference will feature two plenary speakers:

Dr. Diana Boxer (University of Florida)
Dr. César Félix-Brasdefer (Indiana University)

In addition, the Pragmatics Festival will host colloquia on various topics in pragmatics and discourse analysis. We have received confirmation of the following colloquia organizers and topics:

Dr. Noel Houck (California State Polytechnic Pomona): 'Teaching Pragmatics in Second Languages'
Dr. Ulla Connor (IUPUI): 'Medical discourse'
Dr. Alwiya Omar (Indiana University): 'Teaching Pragmatics for Less Commonly Taught Languages'
Dr. Maria Shardakova (Indiana University): 'Effects of Study Abroad on Pragmatic Development'

Organizing Committee:

Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig (Second Language Studies)
César Félix-Brasdefer (Spanish & Portuguese)
Alwiya S. Omar (African Studies, Linguistics, Swahili Flagship Center)

Call for Papers:

Abstracts for individual (20-minute) presentations are invited in the following areas: inter-language pragmatics, pragmatic development, cross-cultural pragmatics, pragmatics and discourse, pragmatics and computer-mediated communication, pragmatic development in study abroad contexts, research design in the investigation of pragmatics, and other topics related to cross-cultural or second language contexts.

Invited sessions will showcase the following topics: medical discourse in cross-cultural contexts, computer-mediated communication, pragmatic development in study abroad contexts, and instruction of pragmatics.

Abstract submission deadline: December 5, 2011

Abstracts must be one page in length (not including references), and must include title of paper, name, affiliation, address, telephone number, e-mail, and A/V requests.

Abstracts should be submitted through EasyAbstracts (EasyAbs):


Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per person.

For more information about the conference, please send an email to pragfestindiana.edu or visit the Pragmatics Festival website at:


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