LINGUIST List 23.2753

Mon Jun 18 2012

Calls: Pragmatics/Japan

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 18-Jun-2012
From: Eiichi Yamamoto <>
Subject: 15th Annual Conference of the Pragmatic Society of Japan
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Full Title: 15th Annual Conference of the Pragmatic Society of Japan Short Title: PSJ 15
Date: 01-Dec-2012 - 02-Dec-2012 Location: Osaka, Japan Contact Person: Tetusharu Koyama
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 20-Aug-2012

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that the 15th Annual Conference of the Pragmatics Society of Japan will be held on December 1 and 2, 2012 at Osaka Gakuin University in Osaka, Japan. Our 15th conference aims at bringing together students and researchers working in this growing field of pragmatics and its related areas.

We are preparing a special program to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the conference, including the two plenary lectures and symposium listed below.

Plenary Lectures:

1. Title: 'The Pragmatics of Discourse about Global Circulation'Charles Briggs (University of California, Berkeley, Department of Anthropology)

2. Title: 'Corpora, Dictionaries, and Pragmatics: Challenges and Opportunities in the Age of E-lexicography'Michael Rundell (Editor-in-Chief, Macmillan Dictionaries: Director, Lexicography Master Class Ltd.; Lecturer at University of Exeter throughout the 1990s and at University of Brighton 2002-2003; Managing Editor at Longman Dictionaries 1984-1994)


Theme: 'Corpus, Linguistics, and Pragmatics'(Details to be announced soon)

Call for Papers:

About Presentations:

Presentation Type:

1. Lecture Presentation: Lectures 25 min. + QA 10 min.2. Poster Presentation: 1 h. 40 min.3. Workshop: 1 h. 40 min. (Organization only).

Two languages: Japanese or English

Guidelines for Abstract Submission:

1. Deadline for submitting abstracts: August 20, 20122. Online submission page: EasyChair for PSJ 2012

3. Submission of Abstracts:

Abstracts are invited for paper presentations on any aspect of pragmatic analysis from a variety of fields, including historical pragmatics, cognitive pragmatics, the interface between pragmatics and other disciplines, interlanguage pragmatics, social pragmatics, comparative or contrastive pragmatics studies.

Abstracts must be in English and must be submitted electronically on our online submission page, as attachment files in MS Word format (*.doc, or *docx) and, if possible, in PDF format (*.pdf).

Abstracts should be approximately 500 words in length, not including references, figures, tables, and graphs. Abstracts are accepted in the following categories:

- Lecture presentation- Poster presentation- Workshop

4. Notification of the selection: After October 105. Contact person: Email: presentation[at] (Tetsuharu Koyama)

Online Submission Page:

The page 'EasyChair for PSJ2012' can be accessed at:

How to Create EasyChair Account:

To use EasyChair, you must first create an account.

1. Access 'EasyChair for PSJ2012', then click 'sign up for an account'.2. Step 1: Captcha.3. Step 2: Fill out the following fields: First name, Last name, Email. Then click 'Continue'.4. 'Account Application Received' will appear.5. You will receive an email containing a URL.6. When you receive the email, click the URL. Please input an account name and password, then click 'Create my account'.7. Your account will be created.

How to Submit at EasyChair:

1. Access EasyChair for PSJ2012 and sign in to access your account.2. Click 'New Submission'.3. Fill out the following fields:

AuthorTitleAbstractType of presentation (Lecture presentation/Poster presentation/Workshop)Presentation language (Japanese/English)Topic area (Choose one or two of the following):

- Deixis and reference- Pragmatic inference- Speech acts- Politeness and socio-linguistic approaches- Cognitive linguistic approaches- Relevance theory- Pragmatics and grammar- Pragmatics and language education- Discourse analytic approaches- Conversation analysis, ethnomethodology- Historical pragmatics- Other

4. Upload paper: Papers can only be submitted as Word or pdf files.5. Click 'Submit'.

Page Updated: 18-Jun-2012