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Mon Oct 24 2011

Calls: Pragmatics, Linguistic Theories, Semantics, Sociolinguistics/USA

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        1.     Istvan Kecskes , 1st International Pragmatics Conference of the Americas

Message 1: 1st International Pragmatics Conference of the Americas
Date: 23-Oct-2011
From: Istvan Kecskes <ikecskesuamail.albany.edu>
Subject: 1st International Pragmatics Conference of the Americas
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Full Title: 1st International Pragmatics Conference of the Americas
Short Title: AMPRA

Date: 19-Oct-2012 - 21-Oct-2012
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Contact Person: Pilar Garces Blitvich
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://clas-pages.uncc.edu/ampra/

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Pragmatics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2012

Meeting Description:

1st International Pragmatics Conference of the Americas and the 5th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics
October 19-21, 2012, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, USA

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 parallel sessions will be held on the following topics:

(i) Pragmatics theories: neo-Gricean approaches, relevance theory, theory of mind, meaning, role of context, semantics-pragmatics interface, explicature, implicature, speech act theory, presuppositions, im/politeness, experimental pragmatics, etc.
(ii) Intercultural and cross-cultural aspects of pragmatics: research involving more than one language and culture or varieties of one language, lingua franca, bilinguals' language use, intercultural misunderstandings, effect of dual language and multilingual systems on the development and use of pragmatic skills, etc.
(iii) Applications: usage and corpus-based approaches, pragmatic competence, discourse, teachability and learnability of pragmatic skills, pragmatic variations within one language and across languages, developmental pragmatics, etc.

Conference Website:

http://clas-pages.uncc.edu/ampra/ (under development; further information will be added when available)

Email address for inquires:


Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Laurence Horn (Yale University)
Kasia Jaszczolt (University of Cambridge)
Istvan Kecskes (State University of New York, Albany)
Robin Lakoff (University of California, Berkeley)
John Perry (Stanford University

Conference Fee:

Regular registration: $180 (includes coffee breaks)
Early bird registration (before 30 June 2010): $150
Students (with valid I.D.): $80


University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA
Center City Building


Call for Papers:

Abstracts (max. 300 words) are invited for papers on any topic relevant to the fields of pragmatics and intercultural communication.

Online submission is at:


or send as an email attachment to AmPra12gmail.com.

Abstract deadline: 15 April 2012
Notification of acceptance: 1 June 2012

Please, include your name, affiliation and e-mail address. Abstracts will be double-blind peer-reviewed, and should include sufficient details to allow reviewers to judge the scientific merits of the work. Paper presentations will be allowed 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions. All presentations will be in English.


There volumes of selected papers (theories; applications; intercultural aspects): Mouton de Gruyter, John Benjamins, and Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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