Peter Kahrel kahrel at KAHREL.PLUS.COM
Mon May 22 08:54:35 UTC 2006


GOTEBORG, Sweden *** 9-13 July 2007

SPECIAL THEME: Language data, corpora, and computational pragmatics

The conference is open to ALL OTHER PRAGMATICS-RELATED TOPICS as well
(where pragmatics is conceived broadly as a cognitive, social, and
cultural perspective on language and communication).

Panels on a wide range of topics are already being prepared.

Plenary lecturers will include (with tentative indication of topic

Douglas BIBER (Flagstaff, Arizona; pragmatics and corpora)
Bill HANKS (Berkeley; Maya discourse genres and missionization)
Susan HERRING (Bloomington; computer-mediated communication)
Jan-Ola ÖSTMAN (Helsinki; addressing Nordic language issues)
Udaya SING (Mysore; endangered languages)
Yorick WILKS (Sheffield; computational pragmatics)

CONFERENCE CHAIRS: Karin AIJMER & Jens ALLWOOD (Univ. of Göteborg)

LOCAL SITE COMMITTEE:  The other members of the Local Site Committee
are:  Elisabeth AHLSÉN (Univ. of Göteborg), Robin COOPER  
(Univ. of
Göteborg), Per LINELL (Univ. of Linköping), Thorstein FRETHEIM  
(Univ. of
Trondheim), Anna-Brita STENSTRÖM (Univ. of Bergen), Jan-Ola  
(Univ. of Helsinki)

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE: In addition to the members of the
Local Site Committee, the International Conference Committee  includes:
Keiko ABE (Tokyo), Charles ANTAKI (Loughborough), Josie BERNICOT
(Poitiers), Rukmini BHAYA NAIR (New Delhi), Adriana BOLÍVAR  
Walter DE MULDER (Antwerp), Helmut GRUBER (Vienna), Yueguo GU (Beijing),
Auli HAKULINEN (Helsinki), Krisadawan HONGLADAROM (Bangkok), Alexandra
JAFFE (Long Beach), Sophia MARMARIDOU (Athens), Luisa MARTÍN ROJO
(Madrid), Bonnie McELHINNY (Toronto), Jacob MEY (Odense), Marina  
(Trieste), Jef VERSCHUEREN (Antwerp; ex officio as IPrA Secretary


Panel proposals on any topic studied from a pragmatic perspective
(including, but not restricted to the special topic) are invited by

15 September 2006

Individual proposals for lectures and posters, on any topic studied from
a pragmatic perspective (including, but not restricted to the special
topic), are invited by

1 November 2006

For complete instructions, as well as all registration information,
check this site by 1 July 2006 (<http://www.ipra.be/> www.ipra.be)


*All submission procedures will be web-based (i.e., paper copies,
e-mail attachments or faxes will not be accepted)
*The submission site will be up and running by 1 July 2006
*The submission of proposals presupposes IPrA membership
*Panel proposals (deadline 15 September 2006) will have to
consist of a brief outline (max. one page) of the theme and purpose of
the panel, with a first indication of the people the organizer(s)
anticipate(s) to be involved as speakers. Immediately after the deadline
the conference committee will, on the basis of the outline (weighed
against other proposals in relation to the total number of available
time slots), decide (i) whether the proposal is accepted, and (ii) how
many 90-minute slots can be made available for the accepted panel. From
that moment onwards, the organizer(s) is/are free to fill the allotted
sessions in the way they see as most suitable to the theme and the
purpose of their panel. Not all panels need to take the same form; some
may work with sessions that emphasize discussion; others may want to fit
in more (brief) oral presentations; the minimum number of presentations
planned for one 90-minute session, however, should be three. Though it
is the panel organizer(s) who take(s) active responsibility for the
quality of the contributions to their panel (i.e. they decide what is
accepted), abstracts for all panel contributions have to be submitted by
the 1 November deadline that will be handled for individual submissions.
Panel organizers are expected to guide their participants in this
process, so that all formal requirements are duly fulfilled. This
procedure implies that no-one can submit contributions for panels
without the prior consent of the panel organizer(s).
*Individual proposals for lectures and posters should take the
form of a brief abstract (max. one page); mind the 1 November 2006
deadline. It is the individual submitter's choice to submit for oral
presentation (lecture) or a poster. For oral presentations, 30-minute
slots will be available (including discussion time). Posters will be up
for one whole day; during that day, there will be a free hour that can
be used only for looking at and discussing posters. IPrA actively
encourages the submission of posters; experience tells us that they
often lead to more serious interaction and result in more lasting and
fruitful contacts than oral presentations.
*Because of heavy competition for slots in the program, no-one
can be permitted to send in more than one submission of which he or she
is the first author (whether panel contributions, lectures or posters).
Anyone may be involved in a second or even a third paper if someone else
is the first author and will be present at the conference as well. As a
rule, first authors handle the submission process. Presenting a paper
is, however, always compatible with taking the role of organizer of a
panel or acting as a discussant in a panel.


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