The Conference

Corpus of Language and Nature

Welcome

  • The CLAN (Corpus of Language & Nature) Research team at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the Mouton journal “Intercultural Pragmatics” invite you to the 4th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication (15-17 November 2010).
  • The conferences and workshops are sponsored by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (FFI2010-08959- subprograma FILO) and the Universidad Pontificia de Comillas, in Madrid Spain.

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Convenors:

  • Jesús Romero-Trillo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Istvan Kecskes (State University of New York , Albany)

Secretary:

  • Silvia Riesco-Bernier (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

Assistant Secretary:

  • Elizabeth Lenn (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid / Saint Louis University)

Organizing committee:

  • Dolores Ramírez-Verdugo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Karina Vidal (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Nadia Rodríguez (U.P. Comillas)
  • Teresa Gerdes (U.P. Comillas)
  • Jessica García-Davey (U.P. Comillas)
  • Carmen Pérez-Vidal (Universidad Pompeu i Fabra)
  • Belén Díez-Bedmar (Universidad de Jaén)
  • Tíscar Espigares (Universidad de Alcalá de Henares)
  • Camilla Vasquez (University of South Florida, Tampa)
  • Anna Gladkova (UNE)

Scientific committee:

  • Mary Wildner-Bassett (University of Arizona)
  • Dirk Geeraerts (University of Leuven)
  • Rachel Giora (University of Tel Aviv)
  • He Gang (East China Normal University, Shanghai)
  • Juana Marin-Arrese (Universidad Complutense)
  • Katarzyna M. Jaszczolt (University of Cambridge)
  • Jennifer Saul (University of Sheffield)
  • Kepa Korta (Universidad del Pais Vasco)
  • Laurence Horn (Yale University)
  • Leonel Ruiz Miyares (Centro de Linguística Aplicada, Santiago de Cuba)
  • Lluis Payrato (Universitat de Barcelona)
  • Michael Haugh (Griffith University)
  • Michael Israel (University of Maryland)
  • Jacques Moeschler (University of Geneva)
  • Miguel Angel Martínez Cabeza (Universidad de Granada)
  • Mira Ariel (Tel Aviv University)
  • Anne Barron (University of Bonn)
  • Fenghui Zhang (East China Normal University, Shanghai)
  • Mohammad Hossein Keshavarz (Teacher Training University, Tehran)
  • Helene Wlodarczyk (University of Paris, Sorbonne)
  • Noel Burton-Roberts (Newcastle University)
  • Nuria Alturo (Universitat de Barcelona)
  • Pilar Garcés-Conejos (University of North Carolina, Charlotte)
  • Salvador Pons Bordería (Universitat de Valencia)
  • Veronique Traverso (University of Lyon)
  • Victoria Escandell-Vidal (UNED)
  • Victoria Guillén-Nieto (Universidad de Alicante)
  • Francisco Ruíz de Mendoza (Universidad La Rioja)
  • Antonio Barcelona (Universidad de Córdoba)
  • Eniko Nemeth (University of Szeged)

The conference

The goal of the conference is to promote both theoretical and applied research in pragmatics. Three parallel sessions will be held according to the following topics:

  • Pragmatics theories: meaning, role of context, semantics-pragmatics interface, explicature, implicature, speech act theory, etc.
  • Intercultural aspects of pragmatics: research involving more than one language and culture or varieties of one language, lingua franca, intercultural misunderstandings, effect of dual language and multilingual systems on the development and use of pragmatic skills
  • Applications: usage and corpus-based approaches, teachability and learnability of pragmatic skills, pragmatic variations within one language and across languages, developmental pragmatics, etc.

A volume of selected papers will be published in the Mouton Series in Pragmatics, and a second volume to be arranged with another publisher.