LINGUIST List 26.5446

Mon Dec 07 2015

Calls: Applied Ling, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Semantics, Socioling/Croatia

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <ashleylinguistlist.org>


Date: 06-Dec-2015
From: Jagoda Granic <jagoda.granicgmail.com>
Subject: 7th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication
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Full Title: 7th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication
Short Title: INPRA

Date: 10-Jun-2016 - 12-Jun-2016
Location: Split, Croatia
Contact Person: Jagoda Granić
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.unist.hr/interculturalpragmatics2016

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2015

Meeting Description:

The International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication (INPRA) is a well known biennial meeting and this would be its 7th edition. The main aim of the Conference is to bring together researchers from around the world who have diverse scientific backgrounds but share the same field of interest – pragmatics, being perceived as a cognitive, philosophical, social, and intercultural perspective on language and communication.

Numerous renowned linguists and scholars will give speeches, re-define key questions and present research findings. In particular, the Scientific Committee strongly encourages younger scholars and PhD students concerned with pragmatics to give speeches, too.

This Conference should promote connections between pragmatic theory and its application in practice. The various subfields of pragmatics and different approaches even to the same topic will provide a better understanding of intercultural communication in today’s communication-driven society.

Parallel sessions will be held in relation to the following non-exhaustive thematic strands:

1. Pragmatics theories and theoretical perspectives (philosophical, cognitive, societal)

-Classical pragmatics (speech-acts theory, Grice and conversational implicatures)
-Contemporary pragmatics theories (relevance theory, socio-cognitive approach, etc.)
-Metapragmatics
-Pragmatic meaning, semantic-pragmatic interface, content and context
-Implicatures (neo-Gricean approaches); explicatures
-Discourse deixis
-Presuppositions
-Speech acts: conventionality and intentionality
-Developmental experimental pragmatics
-Formulaic language, figurative language
etc…

2. Intercultural, cross-cultural and societal aspects of pragmatic research:

-Communicating interculturality: speaking across cultures
-Lingua franca pragmatics
-Societal pragmatics, pragmemes
-Communication and cultural patterns, intercultural misunderstandings
-Sociopragmatics: interlanguage
-Language and social networks
-Understanding everyday language (speakers’ repertoires)
-(Im)politeness phenomena (intention, cultural models and context)
-Cultural dimensions of discourse
-Computer-mediated communication, media communication
-Gendered speech communities
etc…

3. Applications:

-Raising pragmatic awareness
-Pragmatic competence
-Teaching intercultural pragmatic competence, teachability and learnability of pragmatic skills
-Use of speech acts
-Usage and corpus-based approaches
-Pragmatic skills and variations across languages and cultures
etc…

The conference is open to all other pragmatics-related topics broadly defined.

Keynote Speakers:

Wayne Davis (Georgetown University, USA)
Rachel Giora (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Laurence R. Horn (Yale University, USA)
Istvan Kecskes (State University of New York at Albany, USA)

Conference Convenors:

Jagoda Granić (University of Split, Croatia)
Istvan Kecskes (State University of New York at Albany, USA)

Conference Fees:

Early-Bird Registration (before 10 February 2016): 180 EUR
Standard Registration (before 1 April 2016): 210 EUR

Students (with valid I.D.)
Early-Bird Registration (before 10 February 2016): 110 EUR
Standard Registration (before 1 April 2016): 140 EUR

Venue:
University of Split
Split, Croatia

Final Call for Papers:

The conference (INPRA 2016) should promote connections between pragmatic theory and its application in practice, theoretical perspectives (philosophical, cognitive, societal) and intercultural, cross-cultural and societal aspects of pragmatic research.

Linguistic Fields: Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis, Semantics, Cognitive Sciences, Philosophy of Language

Important Dates:

15 December 2015: Deadline for abstracts submission
20 January 2016: Notification of acceptance;early-bird registration starts
10 February 2016: Early-bird registration closed
11 February 2016: Standard registration starts
1 April 2016: Registration closed

Abstract submission guidelines: See webpage for details
Abstracts will be double-blind peer-viewed by the Scientific Committee members.

Conference website: www.unist.hr/interculturalpragmatics2016
Email address: inpra2016gmail.com

For more information on registration, venue, travel, accommodation and the social programme, see the conference website.



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