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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:

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

Nicola and Jiayi