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Teaching and learning L2 pragmatics

Location: University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom

Start Date: 28-Jun-2018 - 29-Jun-2018

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Meeting Description: International conference dedicated to second language pragmatic development in the home and study abroad contexts.

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)
  • Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Pragmatics

Subject Language: English; Chinese, Mandarin

Call for Paper

Abstract length and format:
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 Friday 26th January 2018.

Specific topic or focus:
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
- Effective factors influencing pragmatic development (e.g. motivation)

Means of submission:
We have set up an easyabs link through your site as the abstract repository

Expected timeline for notification of acceptance:
End of February 2018