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LINGUIST List 22.3144

Sat Aug 06 2011

Calls: Pragmatics, Semantics, Philosophy of Lang, Socioling/Poland

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        1.     Piotr Cap , 6th Lodz Symposium: New Developments in Pragmatics

Message 1: 6th Lodz Symposium: New Developments in Pragmatics
Date: 05-Aug-2011
From: Piotr Cap <strus_plyahoo.com>
Subject: 6th Lodz Symposium: New Developments in Pragmatics
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Full Title: 6th Lodz Symposium: New Developments in Pragmatics
Short Title: NDLP2012

Date: 26-May-2012 - 28-May-2012
Location: Lodz, Poland
Contact Person: Piotr Cap
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://ia.uni.lodz.pl/pragmatics/ndlp2012

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2012

Meeting Description:

This 10th anniversary edition of the NDLP conference series aims to respond to a surge of new research in pragmatics, with a view to bringing together the novel, empirically, experimentally and clinically based models, and classical topics/frameworks such as Gricean pragmatics, speech act and presupposition theory.

Invited Speakers:

Keynote Lecture:

John R. Searle (University of California at Berkeley, USA)

Plenary Lectures:

Jonathan Culpeper (Lancaster University, UK)
Anita Fetzer (University of Wuerzburg, Germany)
Istvan Kecskes (State University of New York at Albany, USA)
Stephen C. Levinson (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics at Nijmegen, the Netherlands; to be reconfirmed)
Savas L. Tsohatzidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)
Daniel Vanderveken (University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres, Canada)

Special Event:

The conference will be preceded by conferral of the University of Lodz honoris causa degree on John Searle. The honoris causa ceremony is scheduled for 25 May 2012. All conference participants are welcome to attend. The venue of the ceremony will be announced on the conference website.


The conference is organized by the Chair of Pragmatics of the University of Lodz, Poland (http://ia.uni.lodz.pl/pragmatics).

Organizing Committee:

Prof. Dr. Piotr Cap (Conference Head)
Dr. Marta Dynel
Dr. Monika Kopytowska
Dr. Joanna Nijakowska


The registration fee covers all conference materials, refreshments, and access to internet facilities.

The standard registration fee is 200 EUR. A discount fee of 150 EUR (600 PLN) is offered to participants from Central & Eastern Europe and countries with currency restrictions, as well as doctoral students. Registration and accommodation fees must be paid by bank transfer by 31 March 2012. Fees should be transferred to the account below with the reference ‘NDLP2012 Piotr Cap’. Fees can be paid in any major currency - USD, GBP, etc., and of course Polish Zloty. Please instruct your bank to apply exchange rates as on the transfer date.

Uniwersytet Lodzki
Bank PKO S.A., II O/Lodz
ul. Piotrkowska 270, 90-959 Lodz, Poland
Acc. no. (IBAN): PL 96 1240 3028 1111 0010 2943 1767


The conference venue will be the recently modernized Centrum Szkoleniowo Konferencyjne Uniwersytetu Lodzkiego (Conference Center of the University of Lodz, ul. Kopcinskiego 16/18, 90-232 Lodz). The venue offers all necessary presentation facilities, including laptops and projectors, and internet access.

For information on travel and accommodation, please see our website:


Call for Papers:

This 10th anniversary edition of the NDLP conference series aims to respond to a surge of new research in pragmatics, with a view to bringing together the novel, empirically, experimentally and clinically based models, and classical topics/frameworks such as Gricean pragmatics, speech act and presupposition theory. We encourage papers (re-)examining the semantics-pragmatics boundary, which has been sometimes blurred by the confrontation of the new and the traditional frameworks. Proposals are welcome at the intersection of philosophy of language and pragmatics dealing with theoretical, methodological and definitional issues, as well as issues of interdisciplinarity in pragmatic investigation.

While we specially encourage presentations of theoretical approaches which have a basis in empirical studies, or allow for experimentally testable predictions, the conference continues to be open to all kinds of pragmatics oriented research recognizing pragmatics as a functional (i.e. cognitive, social and cultural) perspective on language and communication. This applies to functional studies involving multiple and heterogeneous territories: everyday discourse, media, education, political and professional settings, problems of linguistic construction and maintenance of identity, pragmatic genres, issues of multilingualism and linguistic pluralism, pragmatic aspects of translation, pragmatic awareness in foreign language teaching, and more.

Papers will be allocated 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for questions. The language of the conference is English.

Abstracts of no more than 350 words (excluding references) should be sent by email as a Word attachment to strus_plyahoo.com (Prof. Piotr Cap, Conference Head) by 15 January 2012. Please include name, affiliation, email address and paper title in the body of the email. All abstracts will be accepted subject to review by an international Scientific Committee. Notification of acceptance decisions will be communicated via email by 31 January 2012.

Important Dates:

15 January 2012: Abstracts due
31 January 2012: Notification of acceptance
31 March 2012: All conference fees due (registration fee & accommodation package)
15 April 2012: Conference program

Program and Book of Abstracts:

An electronic version of the program will be e-mailed to registered participants by 15 April 2012. An e-book of abstracts will be uploaded to the conference website by 1 May 2012. Hard copies of both the program and book of abstracts will be included in your conference pack.


A peer-reviewed selection of conference papers will be published in a monographic collection produced by a reputable international publisher. Some papers may also be published in the following international journals: International Review of Pragmatics (http://www.brill.nl/irp) and Lodz Papers in Pragmatics (http://www.versita.com/lpp), in printed and electronic formats.


Queries should be directed to:

Prof. Dr. Piotr Cap (Conference Head)
Chair of Pragmatics
Institute of English, University of Lodz
Al. Kosciuszki 65
90-514 Lodz, Poland
tel/fax +48 42 6655220
e-mail: strus_plyahoo.com

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