10th International Pragmatics Conference

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10th INTERNATIONAL PRAGMATICS CONFERENCE

 

GÖTEBORG, Sweden           ***      9-13 July 2007

 

 

SPECIAL THEME: Language data, corpora, and computational pragmatics

 

The conference is open to ALL OTHER PRAGMATICS-RELATED TOPICS as well (where pragmatics is conceived broadly as a cognitive, social, and cultural perspective on language and communication). 

 

Panels on a wide range of topics are already being prepared. 

 

Plenary lecturers will include (with tentative indication of topic area):

 

Douglas BIBER (Flagstaff, Arizona; pragmatics and corpora)

Bill HANKS (Berkeley; Maya discourse genres and missionization)

Susan HERRING (Bloomington; computer-mediated communication)

Jan-Ola ÖSTMAN (Helsinki; addressing Nordic language issues)

Udaya SING (Mysore; endangered languages)

Yorick WILKS (Sheffield; computational pragmatics)

 

 

CONFERENCE CHAIRS: Karin AIJMER & Jens ALLWOOD (Univ. of Göteborg)

 

LOCAL SITE COMMITTEE:  The other members of the Local Site Committee are:  Elisabeth AHLSÉN (Univ. of Göteborg), Robin COOPER (Univ. of Göteborg), Per LINELL (Univ. of Linköping), Thorstein FRETHEIM (Univ. of Trondheim), Anna-Brita STENSTRÖM (Univ. of Bergen), Jan-Ola ÖSTMAN (Univ. of Helsinki)

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE: In addition to the members of the Local Site Committee, the International Conference Committee  includes: Keiko ABE (Tokyo), Charles ANTAKI (Loughborough), Josie BERNICOT (Poitiers), Rukmini BHAYA NAIR (New Delhi), Adriana BOLÍVAR (Caracas), Walter DE MULDER (Antwerp), Helmut GRUBER (Vienna), Yueguo GU (Beijing), Auli HAKULINEN (Helsinki), Krisadawan HONGLADAROM (Bangkok), Alexandra JAFFE (Long Beach), Sophia MARMARIDOU (Athens), Luisa MARTÍN ROJO (Madrid), Bonnie McELHINNY (Toronto), Jacob MEY (Odense), Marina SBISÀ (Trieste), Jef VERSCHUEREN (Antwerp; ex officio as IPrA Secretary General)

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Panel proposals on any topic studied from a pragmatic perspective (including, but not restricted to the special topic) are invited by 

15 September 2006

 

Individual proposals for lectures and posters, on any topic studied from a pragmatic perspective (including, but not restricted to the special topic), are invited by                               

1 November 2006

 

For complete instructions, as well as all registration information, check this site by 1 July 2006 (www.ipra.be <http://www.ipra.be/> )

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT

*	All submission procedures will be web-based (i.e., paper copies, e-mail attachments or faxes will not be accepted) 
*	The submission site will be up and running by 1 July 2006 
*	The submission of proposals presupposes IPrA membership 
*	Panel proposals (deadline 15 September 2006) will have to consist of a brief outline (max. one page) of the theme and purpose of the panel, with a first indication of the people the organizer(s) anticipate(s) to be involved as speakers. Immediately after the deadline the conference committee will, on the basis of the outline (weighed against other proposals in relation to the total number of available time slots), decide (i) whether the proposal is accepted, and (ii) how many 90-minute slots can be made available for the accepted panel. From that moment onwards, the organizer(s) is/are free to fill the allotted sessions in the way they see as most suitable to the theme and the purpose of their panel. Not all panels need to take the same form; some may work with sessions that emphasize discussion; others may want to fit in more (brief) oral presentations; the minimum number of presentations planned for one 90-minute session, however, should be three. Though it is the panel organizer(s) who take(s) active responsibility for the quality of the contributions to their panel (i.e. they decide what is accepted), abstracts for all panel contributions have to be submitted by the 1 November deadline that will be handled for individual submissions. Panel organizers are expected to guide their participants in this process, so that all formal requirements are duly fulfilled. This procedure implies that no-one can submit contributions for panels without the prior consent of the panel organizer(s). 
*	Individual proposals for lectures and posters should take the form of a brief abstract (max. one page); mind the 1 November 2006 deadline. It is the individual submitter's choice to submit for oral presentation (lecture) or a poster. For oral presentations, 30-minute slots will be available (including discussion time). Posters will be up for one whole day; during that day, there will be a free hour that can be used only for looking at and discussing posters. IPrA actively encourages the submission of posters; experience tells us that they often lead to more serious interaction and result in more lasting and fruitful contacts than oral presentations. 
*	Because of heavy competition for slots in the program, no-one can be permitted to send in more than one submission of which he or she is the first author (whether panel contributions, lectures or posters). Anyone may be involved in a second or even a third paper if someone else is the first author and will be present at the conference as well. As a rule, first authors handle the submission process. Presenting a paper is, however, always compatible with taking the role of organizer of a panel or acting as a discussant in a panel. 

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