Conference: Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics

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Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics
Short Title: EPICS III

Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics
Short Title: EPICS III

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

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2007

Meeting Description

3rd International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social

Dedicated to 'Intercultural Pragmatics and Language Teaching'

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

Dear colleagues,

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

The Symposium will serve as a forum where applied linguists and
practitioners of Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis can meet, share
experiences, discuss common problems, and present papers on their latest
research in the field. EPICS III also wishes to create awareness among
graduating students of the growing interest in this area of linguistic


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 in
instructional environments.

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 (
Manuel Padilla (
Mariola Hernández (

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


Deadline for receipt of abstracts is November 15, 2007. Notification of
acceptance will be sent by November 26, 2007. The committee will plan the
programme as soon as it has selected the successful abstracts, so 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
after the programme has been planned.


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. Presentations
will not be considered in the final program if symposium fees have not been

We hope you will circulate this Call for Papers to your colleagues and
others in your professional network, and to any discussion groups to which
you may subscribe. For more information, please contact Reyes Gómez or Manuel Padilla We hope to see you in
February 2008, here in Seville.

Thank you for your interest

The Organising Committee

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

3rd International Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social

Dedicated to
''Intercultural Pragmatics and Language Teaching''

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

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