LINGUIST List 26.5224

Sun Nov 22 2015

Calls: Pragmatics/Spain

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 22-Nov-2015
Subject: 7th International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics
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Full Title: 7th International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics
Short Title: EPICS VII

Date: 04-May-2016 - 06-May-2016
Location: Seville, Spain
Contact Person: Manuel Padilla Cruz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2015

Meeting Description:

The research group “Intercultural Pragmatic Studies (English-Spanish): Pragmatic and Discourse Issues” is pleased to announce the upcoming Seventh International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics (EPICS VII, after the Spanish acronym for “Encuentros de Pragmática Intercultural, Cognitiva y Social”).

EPICS VII will be held on 4-6 May 2016, at Pablo de Olavide University, Seville (Spain).

Plenary speakers:

- Alexandra Georgakopoulou (King’s College London)
- Francisco Yus Ramos (University of Alicante).

2nd Call for Papers:

- ''Pragmatics in/through the new technologies''

Presentation Types
- Individual Oral Presentations: 20' + 10' for Q&D.
- Themed Panels: Each paper must be 20' + 10' for Q&D. Proposals for panels should also include a chair.

- Posters should be no larger than 118,9 x 84,1 cm (A0).
- They may be printed in colour or in black and white.
- Presenters must bring a printed copy of their poster with them to the conference. Note that there will not be printing facilities at the conference venue.

EPICS VII especially focuses, but is not limited to contributions that address, explore or analyse in depth, and from a pragmatic perspective, communication and discourse mediated by new technologies, the usage of new technologies for investigating pragmatics and the usage of those technologies for the teaching of pragmatics. Additional topics for presentations may include, among others, the following:

- The pragmatics of computer-/mobile-mediated communication and online service encounters
- Cyberpragmatics
- (Im)Politeness in computer-/mobile-mediated communication and online service encounters
- Language aggression and conflict in computer-/mobile-mediated communication
- Computer-/mobile-mediated communication in work/academic settings
- Identity and emotions in computer-/mobile-mediated communication
- Computer-mediated communication for the teaching of pragmatics
- Teaching pragmatics through the new (digital) technologies
- Inter/cross-cultural aspects of computer-/mobile-mediated communication
- Corpus linguistics for research in pragmatics
- Constructing pragmatic corpora
- Using computer-/mobile-mediated communication in forensic linguistics

- Submissions
Abstract no longer than 350 words and the following information on the same file (Word format, ensure you name your file as Surname_Name_EPICSVII):

i. Author’s name(s) and affiliation
ii. Title of paper
iii. Audio-visual equipment required (computer, VHS video, OHP, etc.)
iv. E-mail address(es)
v. Postal address(es)

Panel proposals must include an abstract no longer than 350 words for the whole panel and be accompanied by the respective 350-word abstracts for each of the presentations included.

Proposals must be sent as email attachment to both Manuel Padilla Cruz ( and Reyes Gómez Morón (

- Dates
Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 15 December 2015.
Notification of acceptance: 15 January 2016

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