The International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication (INPRA) is a biennial meeting, and this will be its 10th edition. The main aim of the INPRA conference is to bring together researchers from around the world who have diverse scientific backgrounds and share the same field of interest – pragmatics, being perceived as a cognitive, philosophical, social, and intercultural perspective on language and communication. The conference promotes connections between pragmatic theory and its application in practice.
We welcome contributions on the following topics:
- Pragmatics theories: neo-Gricean approaches, relevance theory, theory of mind, meaning, role of context, semantics-pragmatics interface, explicature, implicature, grammaticalisation, speech act theory, presuppositions, im/politeness, experimental pragmatics, etc.
- Experimental pragmatics: models of language and meaning, experimental techniques, scalar implicatures, reference resolution, interpretation of figurative language, etc.
- 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, 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, pragmatic competence, teachability and learnability of pragmatic skills, pragmatic variations within one language and across languages, developmental pragmatics, cyber pragmatics, etc.
Abstracts must be in English, max. 300 words in length and should include no more than 5 references. Choose the most appropriate topic category for your proposal among those indicated in the conference description (e.g., Pragmatic theories).
Abstracts should be anonymous and will be double-blind peer-reviewed. They should include sufficient details to allow reviewers to judge the scientific merits of the work. The file should not include any information identifying the author(s). Self-references that reveal the author’s identity, e.g., “We previously showed (Gordon, 1991) …”, should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as “Gordon previously showed (Gordon, 1991) …”.
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Deadline for submissions: 15 November