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LINGUIST List 24.1741

Fri Apr 19 2013

Calls: Pragmatics/USA

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

Date: 18-Apr-2013
From: Jori Lindley <jori.lindleygmail.com>
Subject: 2nd Conference of the American Pragmatics Association
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Full Title: 2nd Conference of the American Pragmatics Association
Short Title: AMPRA-2014

Date: 17-Oct-2014 - 19-Oct-2014
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Contact Person: Katrina Daly Thompson
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://ampra.appling.ucla.edu/

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2014

Meeting Description:

The goal of the conference is to promote both theoretical and applied research in pragmatics, and bring together scholars who are interested in different subfields of pragmatics. The three main topics of the conference are: (1) Pragmatics theories, (2) Intercultural, cross-cultural and societal aspects of pragmatics and (3) Applications.

Plenary Speakers:

Kent Bach (San Francisco State University)
Agnes He (SUNY, Stony Brook)
Gregory Ward (Northwestern University)
Deirdre Wilson (University of London)

Conference Co-Chairs:

Katrina Daly Thompson (UCLA)
Istvan Kecskes (AMPRA President)

Conference Organizing Committee:

Kinda Al-Rifae
Lindy Comstock
Katrina Daly Thompson
Natalia Konstantinovskaia
Don Lee
Heeju Lee
Jori Lindley
Ingrid Norrmann-Vigil
Danjie Su
Hongyin Tao
Wei Wang
Olga Yokoyama

Call for Papers:

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.). The three main topics of the conference are as follows:

- 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.

- Intercultural, cross-cultural and societal aspects of pragmatics: research involving more than one language and culture or varieties of one language, lingua franca, technologically mediated communication, bilinguals’ and heritage speakers’ language use, intercultural misunderstandings, effect of dual language and multilingual systems on the development and use of pragmatic skills, language of aggression and conflict, etc.

- Applications: usage and corpus-based approaches, pragmatic competence, teachability and learnability of pragmatic skills, pragmatic variations within one language and across languages, developmental pragmatics, etc.

More information on abstract submission will be made available on our website:

http://ampra.appling.ucla.edu/

Important Dates:

Abstract deadline: April 15, 2014
Notification of acceptance: June 2014
Early bird registration: Before July 1, 2014
Final program sent to participants: September 2014



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