LINGUIST List 24.5039

Tue Dec 10 2013

Calls: Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis/Malta

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <>

Date: 10-Dec-2013
From: Stavros Assimakopoulos <>
Subject: 6th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication
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Full Title: 6th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication
Date: 30-May-2014 - 01-Jun-2014 Location: Valletta, Malta Contact Person: Stavros Assimakopoulos
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 20-Dec-2013

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 (philosophical, linguistic, cognitive, social, intercultural, interlanguage, etc.). Parallel sessions will be held on the following topics:

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

(ii) 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.

(iii) 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.

Plenary Speakers:

Robyn Carston (University College London & CSMN, University of Oslo)
Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University)
Istvan Kecskes (State University of New York, Albany)
Kepa Korta (University of the Basque Country)

Conference Fees (including lunches, coffee breaks, wi-fi access, a conference pack and transportation to/from the conference venue):

Regular participants: 200 euros (early bird until 28 February: 180 euros)
Students (with valid ID): 150 euros (early bird until 28 February: 120 euros)

Final Call for Papers:

With the 20th of December deadline fast approaching, this is a final reminder about the call for papers.

Abstracts (max. 300 words) are invited for papers on any topic relevant to the fields of pragmatics and intercultural communication.

An anonymous copy of your abstract should be submitted alongside your name, affiliation and contact details via email to: All 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.

Abstract submission deadline: 20 December 2013

Notification of acceptance: 20 January 2014

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