The 16th International Pragmatics Conference, organized by the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA – http://pragmatics.international), will be held in Hong Kong from 9 to 14 June 2019, at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. See http://pragmatics.international/page/HongKong As on earlier occasions, the conference is open to all topics relevant to the field of linguistic pragmatics, broadly conceived as the interdisciplinary (cognitive, social, cultural) science of language use. Special theme: Pragmatics of the Margins The call for papers is now open (see http://pragmatics.international/page/CfP).
The first deadline, for panel proposals only, is 1 June 2018. For contributions to panels, individual lectures and posters, the deadline is 15 October 2018.
Plenary speakers will include:
• Eric ANCHIMBE, Universität Bayreuth, title t.b.a.
• Jonathan CULPEPER, Lancaster University, working title Identity in pragmatics
• Louise CUMMINGS, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, working title The role of pragmatics in the diagnosis of dementia • GU Yueguo, The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, title t.b.a.
• Meredith MARRA, Victoria University of Wellington, working title Fancy fence work: Harnessing the affordances of the periphery • Marina TERKOURAFI, Leiden University, working title Toward an intuitive pragmatics