LINGUIST List 26.5409

Fri Dec 04 2015

Calls: Pragmatics/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 03-Dec-2015
From: Cesar Felix-Brasdefer <>
Subject: American Pragmatics Association
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Full Title: American Pragmatics Association
Short Title: AMPRA

Date: 04-Nov-2016 - 06-Nov-2016
Location: Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Contact Person: Cesar Felix-Brasdefer
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2016

Meeting Description:

3rd International Conference of the American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA)
November 4-6, 2016
Indiana University, Bloomington (USA)

Keynote Speakers:

Herman Cappelen, University of St. Andrews (UK)
Susan Herring, Indiana University (USA)
Kai von Fintel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)

The goal of the conference is to promote both theoretical and applied research in pragmatics, and to 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) Pragmatic theories: neo-Gricean approaches, relevance theory, theory of mind, meaning, role of context, grammaticalization, semantics-pragmatics interface, explicature, implicature, 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, service encounters, effect of dual language and multilingual systems on the development and use of pragmatic skills, etc.

(iii) Applications: usage and corpus-based approaches, pragmatic competence, teachability and learnability of pragmatic skills, pragmatic variation, developmental pragmatics, cross-cultural pragmatics, etc.

Call for Papers:

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts for individual presentations must be 300 words max. in length (excluding references).

Panels: Panel organizers must follow the guidelines for submission of panel proposals on the AMPRA website.

Individual abstracts & panel proposals must be submitted through Easy Abstracts (see conference website).

Guidelines for submission: Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per person.

Pre-Conference Workshop: There will be a pre-conference workshop on Pragmatics & Language Learning, in the afternoon of Thursday, November 3, 2016.

There are two dates for submission.

Early submission for those who want to know the results of the review earlier for travel plans and/or grant applications:
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: February 15, 2016

Regular submission:
Deadline: April 15, 2016 (no abstracts will be processed after this date)
Notification of Acceptance: May 15, 2016

For more information about the conference, please contact us at
Or visit the conference website:

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