10th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication (INPRA2024)

May 30, 2024 - June 1, 2024


The 10th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication will be held in Pisa (Italy) from 30th May to 1st June 2024.

The INPRA Conference is a biennial meeting, and the Pisa conference will mark the 20th anniversary of this key event in the field of intercultural pragmatics research. The International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication (INPRA) is a biennial meeting, and this would be its 10th edition. The main aim of the INPRA conference is to bring together researchers from around the world who have diverse scientific backgrounds and share the same field of interest – pragmatics, being perceived as a cognitive, philosophical, social, and intercultural perspective on language and communication. The conference promotes connections between pragmatic theory and its application in practice.

Abstracts (max. 300 words) are invited for papers on any topic relevant to pragmatics and intercultural communication. Parallel sessions will be held on the following topics:

(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, experimental pragmatics, etc.
(ii) Experimental pragmatics: models of language and meaning, experimental techniques, scalar implicatures, reference resolution, interpretation of figurative language, etc.
(iii) 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, the effect of dual language and multilingual systems on the development and use of pragmatic skills, the language of aggression and conflict, etc.
(iv) 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.


Delia Chiaro (University of Bologna, Italy)
Isidora Stojanovic (Institut Jean-Nicod, Paris, France)
Peter Siemund (University of Hamburg, Germany)
Istvan Kecskes, (State University of New York, Albany)

The conference will be hosted at Polo Piagge, a modern teaching facility of the University of Pisa. This conference is an in-person event, so online presentations will not be possible.

Submission instructions:

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: https://inprapisa2024.com/registration/

Abstracts must be in English, max. 300 words in length and should include no more than 5 references. Choose the most appropriate topic category for your proposal among those indicated in the conference description (e.g., Pragmatic theories).

Abstracts should be anonymous and will be double-blind peer-reviewed. They should include sufficient details to allow reviewers to judge the scientific merits of the work. The file should not include any information identifying the author(s). Self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Gordon, 1991) ...", should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Gordon previously showed (Gordon, 1991) …".

Paper presentations will be allowed 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions. Following up on the many requests we have received, we are now accepting proposals in ENGLISH, but also in FRENCH and SPANISH.

Virtual videoposters will be uploaded to a virtual poster session gallery and will remain available to registered participants for the entire duration of the conference and for two more weeks after the conclusion of the event. Participants will be able to leave comments and questions. Video-poster presenters should remember to check if there are any comments and reply in a timely fashion. Videoposters can include presenters on camera or voiceover. Presenters will have to submit video posters in mp4 format commenting on a static or dynamic infographic in max. 5 minutes. Videos longer than 5 minutes will be rejected.

Abstract submission will open on September, 15 2023. Accepted contributors will be asked to enrol with Early Bird registration.

Submissions open: Sept. 15, 2023 - Dec. 31, 2023

Abstract review period: Jan. 1, 2024 - Jan. 31, 2024

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