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LINGUIST List 24.5184

Fri Dec 13 2013

Calls: Pragmatics/USA

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

Date: 13-Dec-2013
From: Jori Lindley <joriucla.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: Olga Yokoyama
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:


AMPRA website:


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




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)

Final Call for Papers:

Email address for inquiries: ampra14uclagmail.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 ampra14uclagmail.com. The deadline for panels is the same as for papers: 15 April 2014.


Tentative plans to publish one or two volumes of selected papers.

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