29.3009, Calls: Pragmatics/China

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Subject: 29.3009, Calls: Pragmatics/China

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Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 13:03:39
From: Michael Haugh [michael.haugh at uq.edu.au]
Subject: Methods in Pragmatics

 
Full Title: Methods in Pragmatics 

Date: 09-Jun-2019 - 14-Jun-2019
Location: Hong Kong, China 
Contact Person: Michael Haugh
Meeting Email: michael.haugh at uq.edu.au

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics 

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2018 

Meeting Description:

Methods in Pragmatics
(Panel for the 16th International Pragmatics Association Conference, 9-14 June
2019)

Co-organised by:
- Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University)
- Michael Haugh (The University of Queensland) 
- Marina Terkourafi (Leiden University)

The field of pragmatics draws on a variety of different methods, ranging from
discourse-focused qualitative methods of analysis, through to corpus-based and
experimental work (Jucker, Schneider and Bublitz 2018). While methodological
eclecticism is an inevitable outcome of a field that is informed by multiple
disciplines, it also undermines any sense of methodological unity. While it is
clear that methods chosen should be driven by one's research questions (Jucker
2009; Jucker and Staley 2017), serious attempts to draw together different
methods have been hampered by the very real challenges that come with
methodological triangulation. Furthermore, methods deployed by pragmatics
scholars have often not kept pace with methodological developments in general
(Culpeper, Haugh and Terkourafi forthcoming). To take a notorious example, the
written ''discourse completion task'', which came to the fore in the 1980s, is
still one of the most frequently deployed methods, despite numerous published
critical comments. Some methodological areas, real-time experiments for
example, have received limited uptake in pragmatics, despite their potential. 

References:
Culpeper, Jonathan, Michael Haugh and Marina Terkourafi (forthcoming)
Pragmatics: Methods and Approaches. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Jucker, Andreas H., Klaus P. Schneider and Wolfram Bublitz (eds.) (2018)
Methods in Pragmatics. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Jucker, Andreas H. (2009) ''Speech act research between armchair, field and
laboratory''. Journal of Pragmatics 41: 1611-1635.

Jucker, Andreas H. and Larssyn Staley (2017) ''(Im)politeness and developments
in methodology''. In Jonathan Culpeper, Michael Haugh and Daniel Z Kadar
(eds.), Palgrave Handbook of Linguistic (Im)politeness, 403-429. Basingstoke:
Palgrave Macmillan.


Call for Papers:

The aims of this panel are to: (a) critically survey the full range of methods
that have been used in pragmatics, (b) examine how different methodological
paradigms might be combined, and (c) explore the application of new,
innovative methods in pragmatics.

We welcome papers from all areas within pragmatics that critically engage with
issues around research methods and their triangulation in pragmatics.

Please submit abstracts for consideration to be included in this panel by 15
October 2018 through the IPrA2019 conference website:
https://pragmatics.international/page/CfP

If you have any questions you are welcome to contact one of the panel
co-organisers.




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