23.1859, Confs: Pragmatics/USA

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Subject: 23.1859, Confs: Pragmatics/USA

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Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:57:44
From: Maria Hasler-Barker [mlhasler at indiana.edu]
Subject: Pragmatics Festival at Indiana University

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Pragmatics Festival at Indiana University 

Date: 19-Apr-2012 - 21-Apr-2012 
Location: Bloomington, Indiana, USA 
Contact: Alwiya Omar 
Contact Email: pragfest2012 at indiana.edu 
Meeting URL: http://www.indiana.edu/~pragfest 

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics 

Meeting Description: 

The Pragmatics Festival will feature individual presentations and special topics in second language acquisition, cross-cultural pragmatics, instruction of pragmatics, and the effects of study abroad on pragmatic development.  The conference will feature two plenary speakers: 

Dr. Diana Boxer (University of Florida)
Dr. César Félix-Brasdefer (Indiana University)

In addition, the Pragmatics Festival will host colloquia on various topics in pragmatics and discourse analysis. We have received confirmation of the following colloquia organizers and topics:
 
Dr. Noel Houck (California State Polytechnic Pomona): 'Teaching Pragmatics in Second Languages'
Dr. Ulla Connor (IUPUI): 'Medical Discourse'
Dr. Alwiya Omar (Indiana University): 'Teaching Pragmatics for Less Commonly Taught Languages'
Dr. Maria Shardakova (Indiana University): 'Effects of Study Abroad on Pragmatic Development'

Organizing Committee:

Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig (Second Language Studies)
César Félix-Brasdefer (Spanish & Portuguese)
Alwiya S. Omar (African Studies, Linguistics, Swahili Flagship Center) 

The Pragmatics Festival at Indiana University begins April 19-21, 2012. Please visit the conference website (http://www.indiana.edu/~pragfest/home.php) to see the conference schedule with all presentations, invited colloquia, plenary addresses, and more.







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