LINGUIST List 31.3001

Fri Oct 02 2020

Confs: Pragmatics/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 02-Oct-2020
From: Sandrine Zufferey <>
Subject: Rethinking Pragmatics
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Rethinking Pragmatics

Date: 02-Nov-2020 - 02-Nov-2020
Location: Online, Switzerland
Contact: Sandrine Zufferey
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Meeting Description:

Pragmatics is currently a wide and quickly developing field of research, encompassing very diverse topics and methodologies. In this one-day conference, four leading scholars in the field, Stavros Assimakopoulos, Geert Brône, Arnulf Deppermann, and Marina Terkourafi, are invited to present the way they define and integrate three core issues for pragmatics in their research:
(1) the nature and role of context;
(2) the definition of speaker intention;
(3) the use of empirical data.

They will interact on these topics with Thierry Herman, Jérome Jacquin, Steve Oswald, and Sandrine Zufferey, four Swiss scholars working on various aspects of pragmatics.

The conference, initially planned at the University of Bern in Switzerland, will be hosted entirely online and can be followed on YouTube. Questions can be addressed to the speakers via the YouTube chat. The event is open to everyone.


08h30 – 08h45 Introduction to the workshop

08h45 – 09h30 Talk by Arnulf Deppermann (Institut für Deutsche Sprache – Mannheim)
Conversation Analysis as an approach to pragmatics: Intentions and context in the analysis of action ascription in interaction

09h30 – 10h15 Discussion

10h15 – 10h30 Coffee break

10h30 – 11h15 Talk by Stavros Assimakopoulos (University of Malta)
Systematising pragmatics: the remit and limits of contextual inference in linguistics

11h15 – 12h00 Discussion

12h00 – 13h30 Lunch break

13h30 – 14h15 Talk by Geert Brône (KU Leuven)
On the multifunctionality of eye gaze in face-to-face interaction. A mixed-method approach using mobile eye-tracking data

14h15 – 15h00 Discussion

15h00 – 15h15 Coffee break

15h15 – 16h00 Talk by Marina Terkourafi (Leiden University)
Ecological validity in experimental pragmatics: toward a new research paradigm

16h00 – 16h45 Discussion

16h45 – 17h00 Closing

Note: Swiss Time (UCT+1)

Streamed on YouTube:érômeJacquin

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