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					   4th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication

                            November 15-17, 2010 Madrid, Spain
Convenors:
Jesús Romero-Trillo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid);
Istvan Kecskes (State University of New York at Albany)
Organized by
- CLAN Project (Corpus of Language and Nature) (Spanish Research Team
FFI2009-08395)
- Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
- Intercultural Pragmatics Journal (Mouton de Gruyter)
Sponsored by:
- Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, Spain
- Universidad Pontificia de Comillas
Conference website:

www.clancorpus.net

Click on “conference”

CONFIRMED PLENARY SPEAKERS:
John Searle, University of California, Berkeley
Francois Recanati, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris
Deirdre Wilson, University of London
Istvan Kecskes, State University of New York, Albany
Raymond Gibbs, University of California, Santa Cruz

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 (Zhejiang University, Hangzhou)
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)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Silvia Riesco-Bernier (Secretary) (UAM), Dolores Ramírez-Verdugo (UAM), Karina
Vidal (UAM), Teresa Gerdes (UPCO), Jessica García-Davey (UPCO), Belén Díez-
Bedmar(UJaén), Tíscar Espigares (UAH), Carmen Pérez-Vidal (UPF), Camilla Vasquez
(USF), Nadia Rodríguez (UPCO)


Call for papers

Abstracts (max. 300 words) are invited for papers on any topic relevant to the fields of pragmatics and
intercultural communication.
On-line submission is at

www.clancorpus.net

Click on “conference” for submission and further information.
Abstracs deadline: 15th April, 2010.
Notification of acceptance: 1st June, 2010.

Please, include your name, affiliation and e-mail address. 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. All presentations will be in English.

Three parallel sessions will be held on the following topics:

Pragmatics theories: meaning, role of context, semantics-pragmatics interface, explcature, 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.

Conference fee (coffee breaks included):
Regular registration: 150 €
Early bird registration(before 15 June 2010): 120 €
Students (with valid I.D.): 80 €
Venue
Universidad Pontificia de Comillas (Alberto Aguilera Campus)
Registration
On-line registration
www.clancorpus.net
Payment method:
     Credit card (www.clancorpus.net)
     Bank transfer to IBERCAJA account
 “IV International Conference Intercultural Pragmatics”
IBAN ES07 2085 8298 5003 3003 7714



                ETAP 636, Class #17322                     PRAGMATICS (3 credits)

                           (Contact etapcpn@albany.edu OR
                    Rhans@uamail.albany.edu for a permission number)

   4th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication,
                       November 15-17, 2010 Madrid, Spain

Conference website: www.clancorpus.net (Click on “conference”)

Course requirements:

1) Participate in the conference:
- be present at each of the six plenary lectures,
- participate in one of the three parallel sessions that will be held on 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.
2) Write a term paper based on the topic of one of the parallel sessions or plenary
lectures.

Deadline of paper submission: 16:00, December 14, 2010
Papers should be submitted electronically as an attachment to the following address:
istvan.kecskes@gmail.com
Length: 10-15 double-spaced pages plus reference list.
Focus: review of the selected issue from your OWN perspective using conference materials and lectures.

Credits will be awarded only if both requirements are met in full.
Credits can be used to fulfill one of the following requirements in the TESOL program:
Linguistics; Language in use; or Elective

3) Useful information:
You should go to the conference website to get registration and accommodation information.
www.clancorpus.net
Albany students will pay only 60 euro registration fee.
Hotels are available for 60 euro/night on the website.
If you are interested in participating please contact Prof. Kecskes at
istvan.kecskes@gmail.com