2nd Conference of the American Pragmatics Association (AMPRA)
October 17-19, 2014
Abstract submission deadline: April 15, 2014
| Call for Papers |
The 2014 Conference of the American Pragmatics Association will take place on October 17-19, 2014 at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) (USA). The goal of the conference is to promote both theoretical and applied research in pragmatics, and bring together scholars who are interested in different subfields of pragmatics (philosophical, linguistic, cognitive, social, intercultural, interlanguage (L2 pragmatics), dialogue, pragmatic variation, politeness and impoliteness, discursive pragmatics, etc.).
Three main topics of the conference are as follows:
Pragmatics theories: neo-Gricean approaches, relevance theory, theory of mind, meaning, role of context, grammaticalization, semantics-pragmatics interface, prosody-pragmatics interface, syntax-pragmatics interface, explicature, implicature, speech act theory, presuppositions, deixis, im/politeness, experimental pragmatics, pragma-dialogue, etc.
Intercultural, cross-cultural and societal aspects of pragmatics: research involving more than one language and culture or varieties of one language, lingua franca, pragmatics and society, technologically mediated communication, 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.
Applications: usage and corpus-based approaches, interlanguage pragmatics, teachability and learnability of pragmatic skills, pragmatic variations within one language and across languages, developmental pragmatics, dialogue and pragmatics, etc.
We welcome individual and panel proposals.
Conference website: http://www.albany.edu/ampra/conference.html