AMPRA Call for Papers (Deadline approaching: 15 April 2014)

Danjie Su danjiesu at
Sat Mar 29 00:16:24 UTC 2014

Dear colleagues,

Thank you for your attention.

Please allow me to bring to your kind attention the call-for-papers of the
2nd Conference of the American Pragmatics Association. (Abstract
deadline: 15 April 2014)

Thank you!


Danjie Su

PhD Student

Asian Languages and Cultures


Los Angeles, CA 90095
danjiesu at

*Call for Papers2nd Conference of the American Pragmatics Association *
*DEADLINE: 15 April 2014*

The 2nd Conference of the American Pragmatics Association will take
place on October 17-19, 2014 at the University of California, Los
Angeles, in Los Angeles, California, USA.

The goal of the joint conference is to promote both theoretical and
applied research in pragmatics, and bring together scholars who are
interested in different subfields of pragmatics (philosophical,
linguistic, cognitive, social, intercultural, interlanguage, etc.).
Three main topics of the conference are as follows:

1. Pragmatics theories: neo-Gricean approaches, relevance theory,
theory of mind, meaning, role of context, grammaticalization,
semantics-pragmatics interface, explicature, implicature, speech act
theory, presuppositions, im/politeness, experimental pragmatics, etc.

2. Intercultural, cross-cultural and societal aspects of pragmatics:
research involving more than one language and culture or varieties of
one language, lingua franca, technologically mediated communication,
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.

3. Applications: usage and corpus-based approaches, pragmatic
competence, teachability and learnability of pragmatic skills,
pragmatic variations within one language and across languages,
developmental pragmatics, etc.

*Conference website*:

AMPRA website:

Email address for inquiries: ampra14ucla at

Abstracts (max. 300 words) are invited for papers on any topic
relevant to the fields of pragmatics and intercultural communication.
When submitting the abstract the presenter should indicate which of
the three main topics (1. Pragmatics theory, 2. Intercultural,
cross-cultural, societal aspects of pragmatics, 3. Applications) s/he
thinks the abstract belongs to.

*Online submission *is at

*Abstract deadline:* 15 April 2014
Notification of acceptance: 1 June 2014

Please, include your name, affiliation and email address. Abstracts
will be double-blind peer-reviewed, and should include sufficient
details to allow reviewers to judge the scientific merits of the work.
Paper presentations will be allowed 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for
questions. All presentations will be in English.

Panels are welcome. Panel organizers should send an abstract of the
panel (max. 300 words) and abstracts of the panel participants as an
email attachment to ampra14ucla at The deadline for panels is
the same as for papers: 15 April 2014.


Tentative plans to publish one or two volumes of selected papers are
in the working.

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