Call for Papers: Teaching and learning L2 pragmatics: Second language pragmatic development in the home and study abroad contexts International Conference

Teaching and learning L2 pragmatics:
Second language pragmatic development in the home and study abroad contexts
International Conference
28-29 June 2018 – Preston, United Kingdom

Call for Papers – Deadline: 15 March 2018

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)

This conference is themed towards second language pragmatic development in learning and teaching. We particularly welcome papers focussing on Chinese as a second language, or Chinese learners of English at home or in study abroad contexts.

  • Papers and posters are invited from researchers or practitioners in any field of language learning and teaching, to focus on an aspect of the conference theme:
  • The teaching and learning of L2 Chinese pragmatics at home or study abroad
  • The teaching and learning of pragmatics for Chinese English language learners at home or study abroad
  • Effective ways of teaching pragmatics in the classroom
  • Using ICT for pragmatic development
  • Pre-departure and in country pragmatics instruction
  • Testing and assessing pragmatic development
  • Affective factors influencing pragmatic development (e.g. motivation)

Abstract Proposals & Conference Enquiries

Papers are invited for presentations of 20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions. Poster proposals are also welcome. A title and 250 word (maximum) proposal plus 50 word summary (all in one word document) should be submitted by Thursday 15th March 2018 to the following link: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/l2pragdev2018

For any other enquiries, please contact L2pragmaticdevelopment@gmail.com

Please visit https://uclanl2pragmatics2018.wordpress.com/ for the conference website.

We look forward to seeing you in Preston in June 2018!

-Nicola and Jiayi

Call for Paper: 4th International Conference of the American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA)

 Call for papers

The goal of this conference is to promote both theoretical and applied research in pragmatics, and to bring together scholars who are interested in different subfields of pragmatics (philosophical, linguistic, cognitive, social, intercultural, interlanguage, etc.). The four main topical strands of the conference are as follows: 

  1. Pragmatics theories: neo-Gricean approaches, relevance theory, theory of mind, meaning, role of context, common ground, semantics-pragmatics interface, explicature, implicature, speech act theory, presuppositions, grammaticalization, im/politeness, etc. 
  2. Experimental pragmatics: models of language and meaning, experimental techniques, scalar implicatures, reference resolution, interpretation of figurative language, etc. 
  3. Intercultural, cross-cultural and societal aspects of pragmatics: research involving more than one language and culture, or varieties of one language, intercultural pragmatics, interlanguage pragmatics, variational pragmatics, social pragmatics, lingua franca, computer-mediated communication (CMC), bilinguals’ and heritage speakers’ language use, intercultural misunderstandings, effect of dual language and multilingual systems on the development and use of pragmatic skills, language of aggression and conflict, etc. 
  4. Applications: usage and corpus-based approaches, pragmatic competence, teachability and learnability of pragmatic skills, pragmatic variations within one language and across languages, developmental pragmatics, cyber pragmatics, etc. 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers  

  • Betty Birner (Northern Illinois University, USA) 
  • Ira Noveck (Institut des Sciences Cognitives – Marc Jeannerod, Paris, France) 
  • Jason Stanley (Yale University, USA) 

Abstract Submission: 

Abstracts must be 250-400 words max. in length (depending on format of presentation, including title, excluding references).  Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per person.  

Abstracts & proposals for all presentation formats must be submitted through EasyAbstracts (http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/ampra2018). The system opens on October 1, 2017.  

When submitting the abstract or proposal, please specify your preference of format as well as the strand you would preferably like to be considered for. 

 

Presentation Formats: 

  • Panels: Panel organizers are expected to send their proposal (max. 400 words) with a list of possible participants to the conference committee. Panel sessions will be scheduled for no more than two time-slots (2×90 minutes).   
  • Roundtables:  Roundtable organizers can invite up to six scholars to discuss one or more issues in any subfield of pragmatics. Contributions to the roundtable can be in different formats such as short debate-starters, opinion-summaries, questions, etc.  
  • Traditional Presentations: Papers submitted for this format must be research papers that present the results of a research project. Accepted papers will get 30 minutes for presentation, including discussion time. 
  • Short Presentations: Papers submitted for this format must be statement papers, work-in progress papers or opinion papers. Accepted papers will get 20 minutes for presentation, including discussion time. 
  • Poster Presentations: A poster presentation is regarded as an advertisement of an on-going project. It combines text and graphics to present the project in a way that is visually interesting and accessible.  

Abstract submission for all formats: 

  • Deadline: February 15th, 2018 
  • Notification of Acceptance: March 15, 2018 

Conference fee: 

  • Regular registration: $250 (before September 15th, 2018) 
  • Early bird registration (before June 1st, 2018): $210 
  • Students (with valid I.D.): $100 

Conference fee covers attendance to all sessions, lunches and coffee/tea breaks during the conference, welcome reception, conference materials and kit. 

The conference dinner is an additional $45, payable together with the registration fee. 

AMPRA membership: 

Prospective participants are not required to be AMPRA members. However, if the abstract is accepted for presentation and the successful submitter wishes to participate at the conference, s/he must be a member of AMPRA. The membership fee is $50 for non-students, and $30 for students. Membership fees can be paid through the AMPRA website: https://americanpragmaticsassociation.org/ 

If a participant wishes to attend the conference without giving a paper/poster, it is not necessary for him/her to be(come) an AMPRA member. 3-day guest passes can be purchased online prior to the conference for $100. This fee covers attendance to all sessions, lunches and coffee/tea breaks during the conference. 

 

Executive Members of the Organizing Committee:  

  • Monika Kirner-Ludwig  (Chair of Organizing Committee, University at Albany, State University of New York) 
  • Alison Olin  (Executive Secretary of Organizing Committee, University at Albany, State University of New York) 
  • Anne Bezuidenhout  (AMPRA Executive Secretary, University of South Carolina) 
  • Istvan Kecskes  (AMPRA President, University at Albany, State University of New York) 
  • Lindy Comstock  (Head of AMPRA Graduate Student Committee, UCLA) 
  • Zhiqi Gong  (Doctoral Student, University at Albany, State University of New York) 

Email of the chair of the AMPRA4 OC: mkirner-ludwig@albany.edu 

For more information about the conference, please contact us at ampra4albany@gmail.com or visit the AMPRA website: https://americanpragmaticsassociation.org/ or conference website: http://www.albany.edu/ampra/ 

Call for Paper: Language Use across Time: What you didn’t know you’ve always wanted to know about historical pragmatics

                                                                                   

Language Use across Time: What you didn’t know you’ve always wanted to know

about historical pragmatics

Short Title: LUAC

Location: Padova, Italy

Start Date: 16-Feb-2018 – 17-Feb-2018

Contact Name: Sara Gesuato

Contact Email: sara.gesuato@unipd.it

Meeting URL: http://www.historicalpragmatics2018.it/

Meeting Description:

This conference is to be held in Padua in Palazzo Maldura (http://www.disll.unipd.it/content/dipartimento/sedi-ed-aule) on February 16-17, 2018. 

The diachronic evolution of languages is a crucial part of a social being’s historical situatedness, given that it is mainly through language that we develop social interactions, build relationships and project our identities. The account of this evolution has traditionally focused on formal aspects of language. More recently, however, attention has broadened to include functional aspects of language use – e.g. strategies and conventions of communicative practices over time – which has given rise to the field of historical pragmatics.

The aim of the conference is to bring together historical linguists and pragmaticians interested in exploring diachronic communicative practices within and across languages with a view to shedding light on, among other things: how present-day communicative practices have been informed and shaped by earlier communicative options, constraints, goals and needs; to what extent and in what ways present communicative practices differ from earlier communicative practices; how past communicative practices differed across social groups.

Invited speakers: 
Andreas Jucker (University of Zurich) and Irma Taavitsainen (University of Helsinki) co-editors of the Handbook of Historical Pragmatics)Continue reading

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
Subject Language: English; Chinese, MandarinContinue reading