8th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics & Communication

8 – 10 June 2018, Cyprus

Venue: University of Cyprus, 1 Panepistimiou Ave., 2109 Aglantzia

Abstracts (max. 300 words) are invited for papers on any topic relevant to the fields of pragmatics and intercultural communication. Four parallel sessions will be held on the following topics:

  • Pragmatics theories: neo-Gricean approaches, relevance theory, theory of mind, meaning, role of context, common ground, semantics-pragmatics interface, explicature, implicature, grammaticalization, speech act theory, presuppositions, im/politeness, etc.
  • Experimental pragmatics: models of language and meaning, experimental techniques, scalar implicatures, reference resolution, interpretation of figurative language, etc.
  • Intercultural, cross-cultural and societal aspects of pragmatics: research involving more than one language and culture or varieties of one language, variational pragmatics, lingua franca, computer mediated communication (CMC), bilinguals’ and heritage speakers’ language use, intercultural misunderstandings, effect of dual language and multilingual systems on the development and use of pragmatic skills, language of aggression and conflict, etc.
  • Applications: usage and corpus-based approaches, pragmatic competence, teachability and learnability of pragmatic skills, pragmatic variations within one language and across languages, developmental pragmatics, cyber pragmatics, etc.

Please, include your name, affiliation and e-mail address alongside you abstract and submit online.
Abstracts will be double-blind peer-reviewed, and should include sufficient details to allow reviewers to judge the scientific merits of the work.
Paper presentations will be allowed 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions.
Presentations will be in English or French.


Dear colleagues
We are aware that the delay in sending the evaluations may cause problems in requesting funding or buying affordable tickets.
If this is your case, thank you for sending to the address interculturalpragmatics2018@ucy.ac.cy,  abstracts submitted before or on the 20th of December will be reviewed as soon as you resent it.
The abstracts sent by or on the 20th of January will be reviewed before the 20th of February as planned.
Thank you for your patience!

The program will be up on the 6th of May (after the cancellation deadline is passed)

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