FW: Lodz Symposium: New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics

Wodak, Ruth r.wodak at lancaster.ac.uk
Wed Nov 30 17:57:26 UTC 2011

Please find below details of a forthcoming Pragmatics Symposium at the University of Lodz. This event will be of interest to a large number of academics working in pragmatics and has, as you can see, a very strong group of speakers. The symposium organiser, Professor Piotr Cap, has provided guidance for the submission of abstracts. A broad range of papers would be very welcome.

Best wishes,
Ruth Wodak

3rd CALL

6th Lodz Symposium
New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics (NDLP2012)

University of Łódź, Poland
Chair of Pragmatics
Łódź, 26-28 May 2012


This 10th anniversary edition of the NDLP conference series aims to respond to a surge of new research in pragmatics, with a view to bringing together the novel, empirically, experimentally and clinically based models, and classical topics/frameworks such as Gricean pragmatics, speech act and presupposition theory. We encourage papers (re-)examining the semantics-pragmatics boundary, which has been sometimes blurred by the confrontation of the new and the traditional frameworks. Proposals are welcome at the intersection of philosophy of language and pragmatics dealing with theoretical, methodological and definitional issues, as well as issues of interdisciplinarity in pragmatic investigation.

While we specially encourage presentations of theoretical approaches which have a basis in empirical studies, or allow for experimentally testable predictions, the conference continues to be open to all kinds of pragmatics oriented research recognizing pragmatics as a functional (i. e. cognitive, social and cultural) perspective on language and communication. This applies to functional studies involving multiple and heterogeneous territories: everyday discourse, media, education, political and professional settings, problems of linguistic construction and maintenance of identity, pragmatic genres, issues of multilingualism and linguistic pluralism, pragmatic aspects of translation, pragmatic awareness in foreign language teaching, and more.

Papers will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. The language of the conference is English.

Abstracts of no more than 350 words (excluding references) should be sent by email as a Word attachment to strus_pl at yahoo.com<mailto:strus_pl at yahoo.com> (Prof. Piotr Cap, Conference Head) by 15 January 2012. Please include name, affiliation, email address and paper title in the body of the email.  All abstracts will be accepted subject to review by an international Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance decisions will be communicated via email by 31 January 2012.


The following scholars have accepted to address the conference as keynote and plenary speakers:

Keynote lecture:
John R. SEARLE (University of California at Berkeley, USA)

Plenary lectures:
Jonathan CULPEPER (Lancaster University, UK)
Anita FETZER (University of Wuerzburg, Germany)
Istvan KECSKES (State University of New York at Albany, USA)
Stephen C. LEVINSON (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics at Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
Savas L. TSOHATZIDIS (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Daniel VANDERVEKEN (University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres, Canada)


The conference will be preceded by conferral of the University of Łódź honoris causa degree on John Searle. The honoris causa ceremony is scheduled for 25 May 2012. All conference participants are welcome to attend. The venue of the ceremony will be announced on the conference website.
Kent Bach (San Francisco State University)
Emma Borg (University of Reading)
Robyn Carston (University College London)
Louise Cummings (Nottingham Trent University)
Marcelo Dascal (Tel Aviv University)
Bruce Fraser (Boston University)
Raymond W. Gibbs (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Rachel Giora (Tel Aviv University)
Andreas H. Jucker (University of Zurich)
Steven Pinker (Harvard University)
Francois Recanati (Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris)
Piotr Stalmaszczyk (University of Łódź)
Jef Verschueren (University of Antwerp)


Prof. zw. dr hab. Piotr Cap
Chair of Pragmatics (Head)
Institute of English, University of Lodz
Al.Kosciuszki 65, 90-514 Lodz, POLAND
tel/fax +48 42 6655220
IRP journal link: http://www.brill.nl/irp
NDLP2012 conference link: http://ia.uni.lodz.pl/pragmatics/ndlp2012

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