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LINGUIST List 24.3870

Wed Oct 02 2013

Calls: Pragmatics/USA

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 24-Sep-2013
From: Katrina Thompson <kdthomp3wisc.edu>
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 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 main topics of the conference are as follows:

(i) Pragmatics theories: neo-Gricean approaches, relevance theory, theory of mind,
(ii) Intercultural, cross-cultural and societal aspects of pragmatics: research involving
(iii) Applications: usage and corpus-based approaches, pragmatic competence, meaning, role of context, grammaticalization, semantics-pragmatics interface, explicature, implicature, speech act theory, presuppositions, im/politeness, experimental pragmatics, etc., 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, teachability and learnability of pragmatic skills, pragmatic variations within one language and across languages, developmental pragmatics, etc.

Conference Website:

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

AMPRA website:

http://www.albany.edu/ampra/index.html

Conference Venue:

Covel Commons Conference Center
200 De Neve Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Conference Fee:

Students (with valid I.D.): $80 early bird (before 1 July 2014), $100 regular
Non-Student: $170 early bird (before 1 July 2014), $200 regular

Registration:

http://ampra.appling.ucla.edu/attend-the-conference/conference-registration/

Accommodation:

Information forthcoming (http://ampra.appling.ucla.edu/attend-the-conference/accommodations/)

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)
Olga Yokoyama (UCLA)
Istvan Kecskes (AMPRA President)

Sponsors:

Department of Applied Linguistics (UCLA)
Department of Asian Languages and Cultures (UCLA)
Mouton de Gruyter
John Benjamins

2nd 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.). Three main topics of the conference are as follows:

1. Pragmatics theories: neo-Gricean approaches, relevance theory, theory of mind, meaning, role of context, grammaticalization, semantics-pragmatics interface, explicature, implicature, speech act theory, presuppositions, im/politeness, experimental pragmatics, etc.

2. 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.

3. 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.

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

AMPRA website: http://www.albany.edu/ampra/index.html

Email address for inquires: ampra14ucla@gmail.com

Abstracts (max. 300 words) are invited for papers on any topic relevant to the fields of pragmatics and intercultural communication. When submitting the abstract the presenter should indicate which of the three main topics (1. Pragmatics theory, 2. Intercultural, cross-cultural, societal aspects of pragmatics, 3. Applications) s/he thinks the abstract belongs to.

Online submission is at http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/Ampra2014

Abstract deadline: 15 April 2014

Notification of acceptance: 1 June 2014

Please, include your name, affiliation and email 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.

Panels are welcome. Panel organizers should send an abstract of the panel (max. 300 words) and abstracts of the panel participants as an email attachment to ampra14ucla@gmail.com. The deadline for panels is the same as for papers: 15 April 2014.

Publication:

Two volumes of selected papers (Mouton de Gruyter, John Benjamins) are planned.

Co-chairs:

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

Organizing Committee:

Katrina Daly Thompson (chair)
Shoichi Iwasaki
Hongyin Tao
Olga Yokoyama
Lindy Comstock
Jori Lindley
Ingrid Norrmann
Danjie Su
Don Lee
Heeju Lee
Wei Wang
Natalia Konstantinovskaia



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