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LINGUIST List 25.790

Mon Feb 17 2014

Calls: Socioling, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Cognitive Sci, General Ling/Belgium

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 17-Feb-2014
From: Jef Verschueren <jef.verschuerenuantwerpen.be>
Subject: 14th International Pragmatics Conference
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Full Title: 14th International Pragmatics Conference

Date: 26-Jul-2015 - 31-Jul-2015
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Contact Person: Jef Verschueren
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://ipra.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.CONFERENCE14&n=1468&ct=1468

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2014

Meeting Description:

The special theme of this edition of the International Pragmatics Conferences is 'Language and Adaptability'. The notion of adaptability is meant to capture a perspective on pragmatics that highlights language as a variable and dynamic resource for human communicative behavior. It covers a focus on the dynamic interplay between structural choices and context in the everyday practice of interactional language use, conversational or otherwise, private or public, informal or institutional. It also addresses the societal functioning of everyday language use in the wider context of linguistic diversity and change.

Venue: Buildings K and R of the City Campus (Stadscampus) of the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Conference Chair: Jef Verschueren (University of Antwerp)

Local Site Committee:

The other members of the Local Site Committee are:

Frank Brisard (Antwerp)
Liesbeth Degand (Louvain-la-Neuve)
Alex Housen (Brussels)
Hubert Cuyckens (Leuven)
Walter de Mulder (Antwerp)
Patrick Dendale (Antwerp)
Sigurd d’Hondt (Ghent)
Michael Meeuwis (Ghent)
Steven Gillis (Antwerp)
Stef Slembrouck (Ghent)
Johan van der Auwera (Antwerp)
Dieter Vermandere (Antwerp)

International Conference Committee:

In addition to the members of the Local Site Committee, the International Conference Committee includes:

Keiko Abe (Tokyo, Japan)
Charles Antaki (Loughborough, UK)
Josie Bernicot (Poitiers, France)
Rukmini Bhaya Nair (New Delhi, India)
Winnie Cheng (Hong Kong, China)
Helmut Gruber (Vienna, Austria)
Jenny Cook-Gumperz (Santa Barbara, USA)
Anita Fetzer (Augsburg, Germany)
Sachiko Ide (Tokyo, Japan)
Cornelia Ilie (Malmö, Sweden)
Dennis Kurzon (Haifa, Israel)
Sophia Marmaridou (Athens, Greece)
Luisa Martín Rojo (Madrid, Spain)
Yoshiko Matsumoto (Stanford, USA)
Bonnie Mcelhinny (Toronto, Canada)
Jacob Mey (Odense, Denmark)
Maj-Britt Mosegaard Hansen (Manchester, UK)
Neal Norrick (Saarbrücken, Germany)
Jan-Ola Östman (Helsinki, Finland)
Tuija Virtanen (Abo, Finland)
John Wilson (Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK)

Call for Papers:

Pragmatics studies language as a variable and dynamic resource for human communicative behavior. The notion of adaptability is meant to capture this perspective. As a special theme for this conference, it may be used to highlight two dimensions of language use and pragmatic research:

1. The dynamic interplay between structural choices and context in the everyday practice of interactional language use, conversational or otherwise, private or public, informal or institutional.

2. The societal functioning of everyday language use in the wider context of linguistic diversity and change.

As always, the conference is open to all other pragmatics-related topics as well (where pragmatics is conceived broadly as a cognitive, social, and cultural perspective on language and communication).

(For more information, see ‘Theme’ on the website.)

Deadlines:

- The deadline for panel proposals: 1 June 2014 (unlike on earlier occasions, there is no second round).
- Contributions to accepted panels, and individual submissions for posters and lectures must be sent in by 15 October 2014.

For full submission instructions, please go to the website:

http://ipra.ua.ac.be/main.aspx?c=.CONFERENCE14&n=1473



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