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.
Other Pragmatic Conferences:
Information on other pragmatic conferences can be found in the drop-down menu labeled as “Conferences” under "Resources".
The 4th Conference of the American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA-4, https://www.albany.edu/ampra/) is to be held on November 1-3, 2018 at the University at Albany, State University of New York (1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY, USA 12222). 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. Visit our website for more information at http://www.albany.edu/ampra/.
AMPRA-4 Graduate Student Travel Grant:
AMPRA will offer seven travel awards to support conference travel ($400.00 USD each) for graduate students. If you are interested in participating in the 2018 AMPRA Graduate Student Travel Award competition, please submit your abstract through EasyAbstract with the following highlighted note preceding the text: “REQUEST for Graduate Student Travel Award”. Click HERE for more info.
AMPRA4 Conference Proceedings for graduate students
Selected full papers presented by graduate students at AMPRA4 will be published in a new series of Conference Proceedings titled 'New Waves in Pragmatics: Selected papers of graduate students from AMPRA-4'
Further details will be available soon on the conference website (https://www.albany.edu/ampra/ampra-4-conference-proceedings.php).
NEW: AMPRA-4 Sponsorship Opportunities
By joining the AMPRA sponsorship program, your company and organization can gain maximum exposure to a network of hundreds of professionals in Pragmatics worldwide. AMPRA's greatest asset is its members. This community of inspired pragmatic researchers and practitioners in K-12 teaching, adult education, community colleges, universities, and students, represents a diversity wide range of professional disciplines. A majority of them are leaders in the field and have the ability to make purchasing decisions on behalf of their affiliations. For details, please visit https://www.albany.edu/ampra/sponsors.php.
AMPRA-4 Keynote Speakers
- Betty Birner
- Linguistics, Cognitive Science
- Nothern Illinois University
- Click HERE to learn more
- Ira Noveck
- Senior Scientist
- Experimental Pragmatics
- Institut des Sciences Cognitives-Marc Jeannerod
- Click HERE to learn more
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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.