LINGUIST List 30.1078

Mon Mar 11 2019

Calls: Pragmatics / Letrônica (Jrnl)

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Date: 09-Mar-2019
From: Manuel Padilla Cruz <>
Subject: Pragmatics / Letrônica (Jrnl)
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Full Title: Letrônica

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 25-Apr-2019

Call for Papers:

Interlanguage pragmatics is a rather vibrant and fruitful area within pragmatics. Ever since its inception, practitioners in it have looked into the communicative behaviour of learners of an incredibly wide variety of languages with a view to unraveling the most serious challenges that they face when speaking their target language(s), their problems when processing and how they progress during their learning process across years or educational stages, and as a result of pedagogical experiences like study-abroad or immersion programmes. Speech-act realisation, inventory of pragmalinguistic forms (frequently) deployed to accomplish speech actions, discourse and conversation management, pragmalinguistic and sociopragmatic failures, (im)politeness, mitigation, rapport management, or comprehension problems at the explicit and implicit level, to name but some, are among the varied issues that have attracted the interest of an impressive list of researchers from all over the world. The wealth of research that they have given rise to has been based on written and oral data collected through distinct tools and in a number of contexts that are not solely limited to the classroom.

Even if relatively younger, instructional pragmatics is offering illuminating insights into the teaching of specific pragmatic issues and phenomena. Needless to say, it is inspiring reflections concerning the challenges that instructors face as regards L2 pragmatics. Informed by theoretical and empirical research coming from distinct angles, it seeks to endow instructors with valuable tools and resources to improve their praxis and achieve more satisfactory results. It is also interested in making L2 learners aware of the consequences that their way of doing specific actions or behaving in specific manners may have in the target language community.

Letrônica, a Brazilian open access journal published by the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, ranked Qualis B1 and indexed in Diadorim, ERIH PLUS, EZB -Electronic Journals Library, Latindex, Google Scholar, Portal de períodicos CAPES and Worldwide Scientific and Educational Library (Sciary), would like to contribute to these two areas of pragmatics. For this reason, we would like to invite papers for ''Interlanguage and instructional pragmatics'', a special issue that aims to showcase the breadth of investigation on the acquisition and teaching of pragmatic issues, regardless of whether in a foreign or second (or third) language context.

Concerning interlanguage pragmatics, we would appreciate it if papers could consider interaction in languages for specific purposes, in domains like the business industry, the tourism industry or the hospitality industry, to name but a few, in technology-mediated environments or in face-to-face contexts. Regarding instructional pragmatics, it would certainly be most helpful if papers offered innovative methodologies or detected drawbacks of existing approaches.

Papers will be double-blind peer-reviewed. Guidelines for authors are available here:
The Guest Editors
Cristina Becker Lopes Perna (Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul) and Manuel Padilla Cruz (Universidad de Sevilla).

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