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9th International Conference on 

Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication 

21-Jun-2022 - 23-Jun-2022 
Brisbane, Australia 

Call Deadline: 06-Feb-2022 

The 9th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication (INPRA) will be held 21-23 June 2020 at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. The main aim of INPRA is to bring together researchers from around the world who have diverse scientific backgrounds but share the same field of interest – pragmatics, broadly understood as a cognitive, philosophical, social, and intercultural perspective on language and communication. 

Conference Convenors: 
Prof Michael Haugh (The University of Queensland, Australia) 
Dr Valeria Sinkeviciute (The University of Queensland, Australia) 
Prof István Kecskés (State University of New York, Albany, USA) 

Keynote Speakers: 
Prof Nick Enfield (The University of Sydney, Australia) 
Prof Raymond W. Gibbs, Jr. (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA) 
Prof Janet Holmes (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand) 
Prof István Kecskés (State University of New York, Albany, USA)

Call for Papers: 

The 9th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication (INPRA) will be held on 21-23 June 2020 in a hybrid format, in person at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia and online via Zoom. 

Abstracts (max. 300 words) are invited for papers on any topic relevant to the fields of pragmatics and intercultural communication, including but not limited to: 

(i) Pragmatics theories: neo-Gricean approaches, relevance theory, theory of mind, meaning, role of context, semantics-pragmatics interface, explicature, implicature, grammaticalisation, speech act theory, presuppositions, (im)politeness, etc. 

(ii) Intercultural, cross-cultural and societal aspects of pragmatics: research involving more than one language and culture or varieties of one language, lingua franca, computer mediated communication, 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. 

(iii) Applications: usage and corpus-based approaches, pragmatic competence, teachability and learnability of pragmatic skills, pragmatic variations within one language and across languages, developmental pragmatics, etc. 

Presentations will be 20-minutes long plus 10 minutes for questions. All presentations will be in English. 

Individual papers: 
Individual papers will be thematically grouped into parallel sessions depending on the area of research. 

Panels of 3 or 6 papers are welcome. Panel organisers need to submit their panel proposal (max. 400 words; including the accepted panel contributors' names and presentation titles) via the submission system by the due date. Please make sure that your panel consists of 3 or 6 contributions. 

Panel Papers: 
Panel contributors whose papers have been accepted by the panel organisers need to submit their abstracts via the submission system at the same time as the panel proposal by the due date. 

Please note that no one can be presenting as first author more than twice. 

Abstract Submission: 
Please submit your abstract via EasyAbs: 

Key Dates: 
Abstract submission deadline: February 6, 2022 

Notification of outcome: February 28, 2022