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LINGUIST List 23.1859

Thu Apr 12 2012

Confs: Pragmatics/USA

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Date: 11-Apr-2012
From: Maria Hasler-Barker <mlhaslerindiana.edu>
Subject: Pragmatics Festival at Indiana University
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Pragmatics Festival at Indiana University

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

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

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)

The Pragmatics Festival at Indiana University begins April 19-21, 2012. Please visit the conference website (http://www.indiana.edu/~pragfest/home.php) to see the conference schedule with all presentations, invited colloquia, plenary addresses, and more.

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