Call for Papers

New deadline: December 31, 2023!!!

Please, read the instructions carefully and use the template and the link provided below. 

Now accepting abstracts in English, French and Spanish!

The International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication (INPRA) is a biennial meeting, and this will 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.

We welcome contributions on the following topics:

  • 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.
  • 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, 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.

Abstracts must be in English, French or Spanish, 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) …”.

Please use this abstract template.

The working language of the conference is English.

Conference presentations will be allowed 20 minutes, plus 5 minutes for questions. Presentations can be in English, French or Spanish. This conference is an in-person event, so online presentations will not be possible. Slideshow presentations accompanying talks in French or Spanish must be in English or must at least include the English translation of the main points, so that participants who cannot understand spoken French or Spanish can follow the discussion.

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 submissions will be possible until December 31, 2023 via the EasyAbs system. Accepted contributors will be asked to enroll with Early Bird registration.

Important dates

Submission opens: September 15, 2023
NEW Deadline for abstract submission: December 31, 2023
Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2024

Please use this abstract template

Submit your abstract