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8th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics & Communication

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8th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics & Communication
Short Title : INPRA2018

Date : 08-Jun-2018 - 10-Jun-2018
Location : Nicosia, Cyprus
Contact Person : Fabienne Baider
Meeting Email : < click here to access email >
Web Site : http://www.inpra2018.org

Linguistic Field(s) : Discourse Analysis ; Language Acquisition ; Linguistic Theories ; Pragmatics ; Semantics

Call Deadline : 15-Dec-2017

Meeting Description :

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)

The conference covers a wide range of topics within pragmatics and intercultural communication, including :

(i) Pragmatics theories : neo-Gricean approaches, relevance theory, theory of mind, meaning, role of context, common ground, semantics-pragmatics interface, explicature, implicature, grammaticalization, speech act theory, presuppositions, im/politeness, etc.
(ii) Experimental pragmatics : models of language and meaning, experimental techniques, scalar implicatures, reference resolution, interpretation of figurative language, etc.
(iii) Intercultural, cross-cultural and societal aspects of pragmatics : research involving more than one language and culture or varieties of one language, variational pragmatics, lingua franca, computer mediated communication (CMC), bilinguals’ and heritage speakers’ language use, intercultural misunderstandings, translatological aspects of intercultural communication, effect of dual language and multilingual systems on the development and use of pragmatic skills, language of aggression and conflict, etc.
(iv) 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.

Call for Papers :

Abstracts (max. 300 words) are invited for papers on any topic relevant to the fields of pragmatics and intercultural communication. Four parallel sessions will be held on the following topics :

(i) Pragmatics theories : neo-Gricean approaches, relevance theory, theory of mind, meaning, role of context, common ground, semantics-pragmatics interface, explicature, implicature, grammaticalization, speech act theory, presuppositions, im/politeness, etc.
(ii) Experimental pragmatics : models of language and meaning, experimental techniques, scalar implicatures, reference resolution, interpretation of figurative language, etc.
(iii) Intercultural, cross-cultural and societal aspects of pragmatics : research involving more than one language and culture or varieties of one language, variational pragmatics, lingua franca, computer mediated communication (CMC), bilinguals’ and heritage speakers’ language use, intercultural misunderstandings, translatological aspects of intercultural communication, effect of dual language and multilingual systems on the development and use of pragmatic skills, language of aggression and conflict, etc.
(iv) 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.

Please, include your name, affiliation and e-mail address alongside you abstract and submit online from the 15 of September at www.inpra2018.org

Abstracts will be double-blind peer-reviewed, and should include sufficient details to allow reviewers to judge the scientific merits of the work.

Paper presentations will be allowed 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions.

Presentations will be in English or French.

Important Dates :

Abstract submission deadline : December 15, 2017
Notification of acceptance : January 20, 2018

Registration will be open from the 5 of August at www.inpra2018.org

Conference fee (covering all conference materials, coffee/tea and lunch breaks, welcome reception) :

Regular : 200 €
Students (with valid I.D.) : 150 €

Early bird registration (before 28 February, 2018)
Regular : 180 €
Students (with valid I.D.) : 120 €

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