Welcome to the 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-5 will be held 4-6 November 2022
Due to the Covid-19 situation and in order to keep everyone safe and healthy, the AMPRA officers elected for two years in a row to postpone the 5th Biennial Conference of the American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA-5).
We are pleased to announce that we will now go ahead and hold AMPRA-5 at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC from November 4-6, 2022.
This conference will have a hybrid format, with options to present online or in-person
Scholars who had their abstracts accepted for presentation before the most recent postponement was announced will be contacted and updated on how we will handle this situation.
We will re-issue the Call for Papers for AMPRA-5 in February 2022.
For further AMPRA - 5 information, please click this link: https://americanpragmaticsassociation.org/ampra-5/
Book series released:
Routledge Research on New Waves in Pragmatics showcases the latest research from early-career scholars in pragmatics, giving voice to pragmatics researchers in the early stages of their career while shining a light on the newest research and lines of inquiry within the field. Produced in conjunction with Routledge as an initiative of the American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA), the series features monographs and edited collections which reflect new developments and the diversity of the field, including but not restricted to such topics as linguistic pragmatics, cognitive pragmatics, philosophical pragmatics, intercultural pragmatics, sociocultural pragmatics, corpus pragmatics, interlanguage pragmatics, interactional pragmatics, and internet pragmatics. The series will highlight theoretical and methodological frameworks and new ways of thinking in and about pragmatics from early-career scholars from around the world.
Early-career scholars—scholars who have completed their Ph.D. thesis no more than five years from submission of their proposal—interested in submitting a proposal or manuscript for double-blind review may contact series co-editor Dr. Monika Kirner-Ludwig (Monika.Kirner-Ludwig@uibk.ac.at). While affiliated with AMPRA, the series is not in any way restricted to AMPRA members or conference participants.
More information to get access to the book can be found here: https://www.routledge.com/Fresh-Perspectives-on-Major-Issues-in-Pragmatics/Kirner-Ludwig/p/book/9780367856366
AMPRA International Symposium:
The International Symposium of the American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA) will be held November 12-13, 2021, online, hosted by the Universidad de Belgrano, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The primary goal of this symposium is to promote both theoretical and applied research in pragmatics in Central and South America and to bring together scholars who are interested in different subfields of pragmatics.
We are so delighted to share with you the Symposium Program, which can be downloaded via this link: AMPRA Symposium Program
Links for registration are embedded in the Program file above or you can directly click HERE
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.