CFP: Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics

Francis Hult francis.hult at UTSA.EDU
Thu Oct 11 16:18:17 UTC 2007

Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics   

Date: 20-Feb-2008 - 22-Feb-2008   Location: Sevilla, Spain 
Contact Person: Manuel Padilla Cruz   Meeting Email: mpadillacruz <> <>  

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2007 

3rd International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics 

Dedicated to 'Intercultural Pragmatics and Language Teaching' 

Pablo de Olavide University (Seville, Spain)   February 20-22, 2008 

The research group 'Intercultural Pragmatic Studies (English-Spanish): 
Pragmatic and Discourse Aspects' of the University Pablo de Olavide of 
Seville (Spain) is pleased to announce its Third Symposium on 
Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics (EPICS III - Encuentros de 
Pragmática Intercultural, Cognitiva y Social), to be held in February 
20-22, 2008. 

The third edition of the symposium will be devoted to ''Intercultural 
Pragmatics and Language Teaching''. Dr. Helen Spencer-Oatey, Director of 
the Centre for English Language Teacher Education, Warwick University, 
(U.K.) and Dr. Victoria Escandell-Vidal, Professor of Linguistics at the 
U.N.E.D. (Spain), have confirmed their presence as the symposium's keynote 


Submissions -We welcome original papers, written in English or Spanish (20 minutes in length, the last 5 minutes will be devoted to questions and discussion) on any topic relevant to the mission of ''Intercultural Pragmatics and  Language Teaching''. The symposium is especially interested in papers that: 

- explore the implications of pragmatics research for theoretical 
developments and practical applications in the fields of second language 
acquisition and intercultural communication, 
- discuss language in use in the context of cross-cultural interaction, 
- analyze pragmatics research findings from the perspective of bi- and 
multilingual development, 
- study the nature of interaction of bi- and multilinguals and language 
- investigate the effect of dual language and multilingual systems on the 
development and use of pragmatics skills, 
- examine the teachability and learnability of pragmatic skills 
Participants should submit one-page abstract (500 words) accompanied by a 
step-by-step outline of the presentation and the following information: 

1. Author's name(s) and affiliation 
2. Title of paper 
3. Audio-visual equipment required (VHS video, OHP, cassette) 
4. E-mail address(es) 
5. Postal address(es) 

Electronic submissions as e-mail attachments (RTF,ASCII, HTML) are highly 
encouraged. Proposals may be sent to: 

Reyes Gomez (rgommor <> <> ) 
Manuel Padilla (mpadillacruz <> <> ) 
Mariola Hernández (mariolahl <> <> ). 

Submissions by fax will not be accepted. Those without e-mail access can 
send 2 printed copies of your abstract, outline and accompanying 
information to: Lucía Fernández Amaya, Dpto. Filología y Traducción (Área de Filología Inglesa), Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Carretera de Utrera, km. 1 
41013 Sevilla SPAIN

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is November 15, 2007. Notification of 
acceptance will be sent by November 26, 2007. Please 
indicate on the abstracts if you cannot present your paper on any day of 
the conference (February 20-22). It is very difficult to reschedule papers.


EPICS III participants are welcome to submit their papers to be considered 
for publication. The final text of the presentation can be submitted (Word 
or RTF format) after the symposium but no later than June 1, 2008. Style 
guidelines will be provided either in a specific call for papers or during 
the symposium. 


Until January 20, 2008 From January 20, 2008 onwards 
*Students - 30 *Students - 30 
Attendants - 60 Attendants - 70 
Speakers - 80 Speakers - 90 

* Please attach a photocopy or supporting document 

The registration fee should be deposited in the account # 0049 5048 50 
2616135233 (Banco Santander Central-Hispano, SWIFT Code: BSCHESMM, IBAN 
Code: ES93 0049 5048 5026 1613 5233). Please specify EPICS III, Name, 
Surname and ID card on the form and send a copy of the payment together 
with the application form to the above mentioned address.  For more information, please contact Reyes Gómez 
rgommor <> <>  or Manuel Padilla mpadillacruz <> <> . 
Thank you for your interest 

Dr. Reyes Gómez Dr. Lucía Fernández Ms. Alicia Hernández 
Dr. Manuel Padilla Ms. Mariola Hernández 

Dedicated to ''Intercultural Pragmatics and Language Teaching'' 

Pablo de Olavide University (Seville, Spain) 
February 20-22, 2008 

Application Form for registration 

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