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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-4

AMPRA-4 is to be held on November 1-3, 2018 at the University at Albany, SUNY, U.S. 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.

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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.

The goal of the 4th International conference of the American Pragmatics Association is to promote both theoretical and applied research in pragmatics, and bring together scholars who are interested in different sub-fields of pragmatics. The call for papers is out (click HERE to view it). The conference website is also available (http://www.albany.edu/ampra/).

Two edited volumes of selected papers are planned to be published from the materials of the conference.

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".

AMPRA-4 Keynote Speakers

  • Betty Birner
  • Professor
  • Linguistics, Cognitive Science
  • Nothern Illinois University
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  • Ira Noveck
  • Senior Scientist
  • Click HERE to learn more

 

  • Jason Stanley
  • Jacob Urowsky Professor of Philosophy
  • Yale University
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Our 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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President

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

 

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.