Call for Paper: Doing things with words on stage. Pragmatics and its use in ancient drama

Doing things with words on stage. Pragmatics and its use in ancient drama

Location: Zürich, Switzerland

Start Date: 04-Jul-2018 – 07-Jul-2018

Contact: Federica Iurescia Severin Hof

Contact Name: Federica Iurescia Severin Hof

Contact Email: pragmaticsandancientdrama@gmail.com

Meeting URL: http://www.sglp.uzh.ch/de/aboutus/personen/martin/tragoedie.html

Meeting Description:
The Greek word hypokritês and its English counterpart actor, taken together, describe well the active nature of speech in language generally and drama in particular: the characters on stage (and the actors for them) fight and strike deals, they humiliate and elevate–both each other and themselves–, they conceive plans and implement their intrigues, often through words alone. Moreover, by speaking they convey to the audience an idea of their characters, their concerns, and their relations. The study of language in its context-specific use and the analysis of conversation grant access to this dimension of the dramatic text; they permit going beyond the level of what is said and giving relevance of the ways in which it is said.Continue reading

Call for Paper: 8th International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics

 8th International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics

Short Title: EPICS VIII
Location: SEVILLE, Spain
Start Date: 02-May-2018 – 04-May-2018
Contact Name: Manuel Padilla Cruz
Contact Email: mpadillacruz@us.es
Meeting Description:

International conference dedicated to intercultural, cognitive and social pragmatics. The conference theme is ”Communication, culture and cognition”

The 8th International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics (EPICS VIII) will be held on 2nd-4th May 2018, at the School of Philology of the University of Seville. The conference theme will be “Communication, culture and cognition”. The following scholars have agreed to be keynote speakers:

  • Penelope Brown, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
  • Maria Sifianou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Dan Sperber, Institut Jean Nicod, CNRS & Central European University

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Call for Paper: Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change 4 (DiPVaC-4)

Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change (DiPVaC-4)

Discourse-Pragmatic Variation & Change (DiPVaC) is a biennial international conference series intended to further the quantitative analysis of variation and change at the level of discourse-pragmatics. Following the success of DiPVaC1 in 2012 at the University of Salford, U.K., DiPVaC2 in 2014 at Newcastle University, U.K., and DiPVaC3 in 2016 at the University of Ottawa, Canada, we are pleased to announce that DiPVaC4 will be held from 28 to 30 May 2018 at the University of Helsinki, Finland. The conference language is English.

Overview

DiPVaC4 provides a platform for the presentation of cutting-edge research into variation and change in the use of items and constructions often referred to as discourse markers or pragmatic particles whose primary functions are interpersonal and textual. It also provides a forum for the formation of new international and multidisciplinary research networks exploring the theoretical and social importance of quantitative research into discourse-pragmatic variation and change. The conference will bring together participants from across the world to achieve multiple aims: to discuss methodological, empirical and theoretical advancements in the analysis of variation and change in the use of discourse-pragmatic features; to examine the social implications and applications of research into the use of these features; to promote the study of discourse-pragmatic variation and change within and beyond linguistics.Continue reading

Call for Paper: Comparative Approaches to Pragmatics 2018

Comparative Approaches to Pragmatics

The research community Comparing and Contrasting Languages and Cultures (CoCoLaC) organizes an international conference on Comparative Approaches to Pragmatics.

Time and place: March 22 & 23, 2018. University of Helsinki.

Conference website: https://www.helsinki.fi/en/news/international-conference-in-march-2018

Call for papers

The research community Comparing and Contrasting Languages and Cultures (CoCoLaC) invites proposals
for papers to be presented at an international conference on Comparative Approaches to Pragmatics at the University of Helsinki, March 22nd & 23rd, 2018.

We expect papers dealing especially with the following two areas of research:
Intercultural pragmatics with focuses on

  • communicative practices in different cultures and languages,
  • historical pragmatics,
  • pragmaticalization and syntactic change,
  • pragmatic aspects of phonetics,
  • the acquisition of pragmatic competence in foreign languages,
  • pragmatic aspects of translation and interpreting practices,
  • the pragmatics of lingua franca interaction.

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Call for Paper: ICPC 2018: 20th International Conference on Pragmatics and Communication

ICPC 2018: 20th International Conference on Pragmatics and Communication

London, United Kingdom
March 15 – 16, 2018

Conference website: https://www.waset.org/conference/2018/03/london/ICPC

Conference Aims and Objectives

The ICPC 2018: 20th International Conference on Pragmatics and Communication aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Pragmatics and Communication. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Pragmatics and Communication.

Call for Contributions

All honorable authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Pragmatics and Communication are cordially invited for presentation at the conference. The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.WASETContinue reading

Call for Paper: The 8th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics & Communication

The 8th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics & Communication (INPRA2018)

Location: Nicosia, Cyprus

Start Date: 08-Jun-2018 – 10-Jun-2018

Contact: Fabienne Baider

Contact Name: Fabienne Baider

Contact Email: interculturalpragmatics2018@ucy.ac.cyMeeting

URL: http://www.inpra2018.org

Organized by:

  • Department of French and European Studies, University of Cyprus
  • Research unit CLESTHIA, Université Sorbonne nouvelle – Paris 3
  • Research unit DILTEC, Université Sorbonne nouvelle – Paris 3

Sponsored by:

  • Cypriot Tourism Bureau

Conference Convenors:

  • Fabienne Baider (University of Cyprus)
  • Istvan Kecskes (State University of New York at Albany)

Plenary Speakers:

  • Istvan Kecskes (State University of New York at Albany)
  • Jacques Moeschler (Université de Genève)
  • Gerard Steen (University of Amsterdam)
  • Marina Terkourafi (Leiden University Center for Linguistics) (LUCL)

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Call for Paper: Teaching and learning L2 pragmatics 2018

Teaching and learning L2 pragmatics 2018

Location: University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Start Date: 28-Jun-2018 – 29-Jun-2018
Contact: Conference Organiser
Contact Name: Conference Organiser
Contact Email: l2pragmaticdevelopment@gmail.com
Meeting URL: http://uclanl2pragmatics2018.wordpress.com
Meeting Description: International conference dedicated to second language pragmatic development in the home and study abroad contexts.
Confirmed speakers:

  • Professor Naoko Taguchi (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Professor Guofang Li (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
  • Professor Gila A Schauer (Erfurt University, Germany)
  • Professor Dániel Kádár (University of Huddersfield, UK)
  • Dr. Ken Fordyce (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics
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Book: The Language of Service Encounters: A Pragmatic-Discursive Approach.

Félix-Brasdefer, J. César. (2015). The Language of Service Encounters: A Pragmatic-Discursive Approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Service encounters are ubiquitous in social interaction. We buy food and everyday items in supermarkets, convenience stores, or markets; we purchase merchandise in department stores; or we request information at a visitor information center. This book offers a comprehensive account of service encounters in commercial and non- commercial settings. Grounded in naturally occurring face-to-face interactions and drawing on a pragmatic-discursive approach, J. César Félix-Brasdefer sets out a framework for the analysis of transactional and relational talk in various contexts in the United States and Mexico. This book investigates crosscultural and intra-lingual Continue reading

Book: Intercultural Pragmatics

Kecskes, Istvan. (2014). Intercultural Pragmatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Intercultural Pragmatics studies how language systems are used in social encounters between speakers who have different first languages and cultures, yet communicate in a common language. The field first emerged in the early 21st century, joining two seemingly antagonistic approaches to pragmatics research: the cognitive-philosophical approach, which considers intention as an a priori mental state of the speaker, and the sociocultural-interactional approach, which considers it as a post factum construct created by both speaker and hearer though conversation. Istvan Kecskes, an early proponent of intercultural pragmatics, was among the first to propose merging the two to form the socio-cognitive approach now core to the field.Continue reading