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.
Other pragmatic conferences:
Information on other pragmatic conferences can be found in the drop-down menu labeled as “Conferences” under "Resources".
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.
NEW: 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.
AMPRA-4 Keynote Speakers
- Betty Birner
- Linguistics, Cognitive Science
- Nothern Illinois University
- 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)
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.