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16th IPrA Conference (9-14 June 2019; HK)

16th International Pragmatics Conference, Hong Kong, 9-14 June 2019

110 days to go before the 15 October 2018 deadline for submitting abstracts for the 16th International Pragmatics Conference in  Hong Kong.

Submitting abstracts for individual lectures and posters has been possible for several months. Yesterday, the conference site was also opened for the submission of contributions to 81 accepted panels. Check out the Call for Papers.

Jef Verschueren, IPrA Secretary General

News: Koko, the icon for inter-species communication and empathy.

(* Photo source: Facebook/ Koko & The Gorilla Foundation)

“Koko was among a handful of primates who could communicate using sign language; others included Washoe, a female chimpanzee in Washington state, and Chantek, a male orangutan in Atlanta ” (The Straits Times online; Jun 21, 2018). Read on…

https://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/koko-gorilla-who-used-sign-language-dies-in-california?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&xtor=CS1-10#Echobox=1529593558