CFP International Pragmatics Conference (Northern Ireland)

15th International Pragmatics Conference (Belfast, 16-21 July 2017)


The call for papers for the 15th International Pragmatics Conference, to be held in Belfast, 16-21 July 2017, is now open.

Two important deadlines:
1 June 2016: deadline for panel proposals
15 October 2016: deadline for lectures, posters, and (after panels will have been accepted by the end of June) panel contributions

The special theme of this edition of the International Pragmatics Conferences is “Pragmatics in the real world”. But the conference is open to all topics relevant to linguistic pragmatics in its broadest sense as the interdisciplinary (cognitive, social, cultural) science of language use.

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Peter Auer (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
Deborah Cameron (University of Oxford)
Colleen Cotter (Queen Mary University of london)
John Heritage (University of California at Los Angeles)
Elizabeth Stokoe (Loughborough University)
Li Wei (University College London)
John Wilson (University of Ulster)

CFP Kome

KOME, a new peer-reviewed scholarly journal published by the Hungarian Communication Studies Association is calling for submissions for its forthcoming issue. The journal aims to create a platform for an innovative interdisciplinary discourse in the field of communication and media studies, with a focal point on basic researches.

Since its formation, there has been a wide debate on the (in)famous first axiom of pragmatics which states that ‘one cannot not communicate’. Questions of whether the subsuming of any and all kind of information processing in a category called ‘communication’ results in a viable approach towards actions performed by various entities, or simply suits in the flow of the inflation of concepts so precious concerning human existence and co-existences are rarely answered, if even posed in the field of communication and media studies. Nowadays, applied communication researches seems not to care much about the fact that no researches on communication and media can be carried out without having preconceptions about the nature of the phenomenon constituting its object. Which, considering their disciplinary boundaries, would be perfectly acceptable if not only a marginal fraction of theories, serving as the basis for those researches had linked their assertions on communication to the preconceived notions that determine the demarcation of the domain of communication and media studies through the selection and organization of different perceptions in a given intellectual framework. The unidentified nature of such preconceptions is relevant not exclusively in metatheories but it may also make the adequacy of a given theory questionable in additional researches, which results in a situation where these theories can not provide a general answer to a couple of the most basic questions, namely, ‘what is communication’ ‘what is media’ ‘who is able to communicate’ etc. Therefore KOME welcomes researches and discussions with an eye toward defining and theorizing communication and the media, and invite authors to submit manuscripts exploring basic questions of the field with plausible reasoning, but regardless of the theoretical framework or the chosen methodology.

For submission please send your paper to the Editorial Office:
kome AT

Please visit our website and view the current issue.

DEADLINE: Februry 25, 2013

Marton Demeter & Janos Toth, editors

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