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Teaching and learning L2 pragmatics:
Second language pragmatic development in the home and study abroad contexts
International Conference
28-29 June 2018 – Preston, United Kingdom

Call for Papers – Deadline: 15 March 2018

Confirmed Speakers

  • Professor Naoko Taguchi (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Professor Guofang Li (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
  • Professor Gila A Schauer (Erfurt University, Germany)
  • Professor Dániel Kádár (University of Huddersfield, UK)
  • Dr Ken Fordyce (University of Edinburgh, UK)

This conference is themed towards second language pragmatic development in learning and teaching. We particularly welcome papers focussing on Chinese as a second language, or Chinese learners of English at home or in study abroad contexts.

  • Papers and posters are invited from researchers or practitioners in any field of language learning and teaching, to focus on an aspect of the conference theme:
  • The teaching and learning of L2 Chinese pragmatics at home or study abroad
  • The teaching and learning of pragmatics for Chinese English language learners at home or study abroad
  • Effective ways of teaching pragmatics in the classroom
  • Using ICT for pragmatic development
  • Pre-departure and in country pragmatics instruction
  • Testing and assessing pragmatic development
  • Affective factors influencing pragmatic development (e.g. motivation)

Abstract Proposals & Conference Enquiries

Papers are invited for presentations of 20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions. Poster proposals are also welcome. A title and 250 word (maximum) proposal plus 50 word summary (all in one word document) should be submitted by Thursday 15th March 2018 to the following link: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/l2pragdev2018

For any other enquiries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please visit https://uclanl2pragmatics2018.wordpress.com/ for the conference website.

We look forward to seeing you in Preston in June 2018!


Nicola and Jiayi

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Fifth International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse

Short Title: The 5th ISCLD

Location: Sydney, Australia

Start Date: 18-Jun-2018 - 20-Jun-2018

Contact: Linda Tsung Wei Wang

Meeting URL: http://sydney.edu.au/arts/conference/2017ISCLD/index.shtml

Meeting Description:

The International Symposium on Chinese Language and Discourse (ISCLD) is a biennial international symposium that advances the exchange of scholarship and emphasizes an empirical orientation in functional discourse studies of the Chinese language. The theme of the 2018 symposium is Chinese Language in Action: Discourse, Literature, Culture and Education.

  • SCLD 1: 2010 University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  • SCLD 2: 2012 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • SCLD 3: 2014 Birkbeck College, University of London, UK.
  • SCLD 4: 2016 Bryant University, USA
  • SCLD 5: 2018 University of Sydney, Australia

Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language: Chinese, Mandarin

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6th NTU Postgraduate Conference on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language

Location: Taipei, Taiwan

Start Date: 24-Mar-2018 - 24-Mar-2018

Contact: Meng-Xin Wu

Meeting URL: https://goo.gl/crwTPw

Meeting Description:

Chinese is the most spoken language in the world, and the study of Chinese has become internationally fashionable. In order to develop primary research capabilities and professional training in Chinese language pedagogy, the Fifth NTU Postgraduate Conference on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language will be held on March 25, 2017 at National Taiwan University (NTU).

Organized by postgraduate students from the Graduate Program of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language at NTU, this one-day conference hopes to bring together postgraduate students interested in the filed an intellectually stimulating and friendly platform for the exchange of ideas. Presenters of the conference will have the possibility to publish their research in the Proceedings of the Fifth NTU Postgraduate Conference on Teaching Chinese as a Second Language.

Areas of research can include Chinese teaching method, Chinese linguistics, second language acquisition, etc., couched in any theoretical framework.

Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature


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30th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics


Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA

Start Date: 09-Mar-2018 - 11-Mar-2018

Contact: Zhiguo Xie

Meeting URL: https://u.osu.edu/naccl30/

Meeting Description:

The 30th North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL-30) will be held on March 9-11, 2018 at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Conference Theme – Chinese Linguistics: From the field, from the lab, and from the armchair

Traditional Chinese linguistic research has primarily focused on descriptive and theoretical inquiry within a diversified range of frameworks. Such research has yielded many valuable results and findings that not only enhance our understanding of Chinese and many other languages spoken in China but also contribute significantly to the development of modern general linguistic theory. In more recent years, the scope of Chinese linguistic research, within both the descriptive and theoretical traditions, has been greatly broadened Moreover, informed and inspired by advances in general linguistic research, Chinese linguists have started bringing increasingly more methodologies to their research. For instance, experimental Chinese linguists employ the most up-to-date technology (EEG, eye-tracking, etc.) and language processing and acquisition experiments to test and develop linguistic theories. Chinese dialectologists draw on not only traditional fieldwork research methods but also language corpora to explore universality and variations among Chinese dialects. Against this background of expanded scope of inquiry and methodological innovations, for NACCL-30 we welcome submissions from all descriptive, theoretical, and experimental perspectives. Especially welcome are submissions that combine more than one of the above perspectives.

Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Documentation; Psycholinguistics

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The 8th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics & Communication (INPRA2018)

Location: Nicosia, Cyprus

Start Date: 08-Jun-2018 – 10-Jun-2018

Contact: Fabienne Baider

Contact Name: Fabienne Baider

Contact Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

URL: http://www.inpra2018.org

Organized by:

  • Department of French and European Studies, University of Cyprus
  • Research unit CLESTHIA, Université Sorbonne nouvelle – Paris 3
  • Research unit DILTEC, Université Sorbonne nouvelle – Paris 3

Sponsored by:

  • Cypriot Tourism Bureau

Conference Convenors:

  • Fabienne Baider (University of Cyprus)
  • Istvan Kecskes (State University of New York at Albany)

Plenary Speakers:

  • Istvan Kecskes (State University of New York at Albany)
  • Jacques Moeschler (Université de Genève)
  • Gerard Steen (University of Amsterdam)
  • Marina Terkourafi (Leiden University Center for Linguistics) (LUCL)

The conference covers a wide range of topics within pragmatics and intercultural communication, including:

  • 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, translatological aspects of intercultural communication, 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.

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