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Full Title: Methods in
Date: 09-Jun-2019 - 14-Jun-2019
Location: Hong Kong, China
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2018
Methods in Pragmatics
(Panel for the 16th International Pragmatics Association
Conference, 9-14 June 2019)
- Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University)
- Michael Haugh (The University of Queensland)
- Marina Terkourafi (Leiden University)
field of pragmatics draws on a variety of different methods, ranging from discourse-focused qualitative
methods of analysis, through to corpus-based and experimental work (Jucker, Schneider and Bublitz 2018).
While methodological eclecticism is an inevitable outcome of a field that is informed by multiple
disciplines, it also undermines any sense of methodological unity. While it is clear that methods chosen
should be driven by one's research questions (Jucker 2009; Jucker and Staley 2017), serious attempts to
draw together different methods have been hampered by the very real challenges that come with
methodological triangulation. Furthermore, methods deployed by pragmatics scholars have often not kept
pace with methodological developments in general (Culpeper, Haugh and Terkourafi forthcoming). To take a
notorious example, the written ''discourse completion task'', which came to the fore in the 1980s, is
still one of the most frequently deployed methods, despite numerous published critical comments. Some
methodological areas, real-time experiments for example, have received limited uptake in pragmatics,
despite their potential.
Culpeper, Jonathan, Michael Haugh and Marina
Terkourafi (forthcoming) Pragmatics: Methods and Approaches. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Jucker, Andreas H., Klaus P. Schneider and Wolfram Bublitz (eds.) (2018) Methods in Pragmatics.
Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Jucker, Andreas H. (2009) ''Speech act research between armchair,
field and laboratory''. Journal of Pragmatics 41: 1611-1635.
Jucker, Andreas H. and Larssyn
Staley (2017) ''(Im)politeness and developments in methodology''. In Jonathan Culpeper, Michael Haugh
and Daniel Z Kadar (eds.), Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)politeness, 403-429. Basingstoke:
Call for Papers:
The aims of this panel are to: (a) critically
survey the full range of methods that have been used in pragmatics, (b) examine how different
methodological paradigms might be combined, and (c) explore the application of new, innovative methods
We welcome papers from all areas within pragmatics that critically engage with
issues around research methods and their triangulation in pragmatics.
Please submit abstracts
for consideration to be included in this panel by 15 October 2018 through the IPrA2019 conference
If you have any questions you are welcome to contact one of the panel
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