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Our association comprises the countries of North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean. AMPRA supports interaction and scholarly debate with particular regard to the linguistic, cognitive, historical, social, inter-cultural and inter-language paradigms of pragmatics.

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A contribution to the American Pragmatics Association will be used to promote, in an America-wide context (comprising the countries of North, Central, South America and the Caribbean) with their outlying territories and possessions), activities and exchanges in all fields of pragmatics.

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AMPRA-5

AMPRA-5 will be held on October 16-18, 2020 at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. The goal of the conference is to promote both theoretical and applied research in pragmatics and bring together scholars who are interested in different subfields of pragmatics. Email of the chair of the AMPRA5 OC: ampra5.conference@ubc.ca

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Welcome to the new website of the American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA)!

The American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA) comprises the countries of North, Central, and South America, and the Caribbean. AMPRA supports interaction and scholarly debate with particular regard to the linguistic, cognitive, historical, social, inter-cultural and inter-language paradigms of pragmatics.

AMPRA-associated Journals:

The journals associated with AMPRA are: Intercultural Pragmatics (Mouton de Gruyter), Journal of Pragmatics (Elsevier) and Pragmatics & Society (John Benjamins).

Other Pragmatic Conferences:

Information on other pragmatic conferences can be found in the drop-down menu labeled as “Conferences” under "Resources".

Proceedings of the AMPRA-4 conference
Selected full papers presented by graduate students at AMPRA-4 will be published in a new series of Conference Proceedings titled 'New Waves in Pragmatics: Selected graduate student papers from AMPRA-4'
Further details will be available soon on this page(https://www.albany.edu/ampra/ampra-4-conference-proceedings.php). 

AMPRA Goals

AMPRA aims to be a forum for researchers who are looking for new tools and methods in the investigation of human language and communication, in order to thereby better understand the role of pragmatic competence in language acquisition and development as well as in the process of communication.

AMPRA achieves its goals by:

  • Stimulating activities in the scientific and academic communities;
  • Facilitating the coordination of scientific events (conferences, exhibitions, workshops, summer institutes, etc.);
  • Encouraging the dissemination of knowledge and information (through summer institutes, regular newsletters and journals, websites, etc);
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AMPRA Partners:

         

 

AMPRA President:

Distinguished Professor Dr. Istvan Kecskes (State University of New York, Albany)

 

AMPRA Executive Secretary:

Professor Dr. Anne Bezuidenhout (University of South Carolina at Columbia)

 

If you have a specific question or inquiry regarding AMPRA, please contact Prof. Anne Bezuidenhout at anne1@sc.edu.

AMPRA Institutional Sponsors:

School of Language and Global Studies