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International Pragmatics Conferences
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So far, fifteen International Pragmatics Conferences have been held, the first one being a precursor to the actual founding of the International Pragmatics Association:
  • Viareggio, Italy, September 1985 [special theme: on the issue of coherence in a theory of pragmatics]
  • Antwerp, Belgium, 17-22 August 1987 [on intercultural and international communication]
  • Barcelona, Spain, 9-13 July 1990 [with a focus on social issues]
  • Kobe, Japan, 25-30 July 1993 [connecting social and cognitive issues]
  • Mexico City, Mexico, 4-9 July 1996 [on conversation]
  • Reims, France, 19-24 July 1998 [on language and ideology]
  • Budapest, Hungary, 9-14 July 2000 [on cognition and language use]
  • Toronto, Canada, 13-18 July 2003 [on linguistic pluralism]
  • Riva del Garda, Italy, 10-15 July 2005 [on pragmatics and philosophy]
  • Göteborg, Sweden, 8-13 July 2007 [on language data, corpora, and computational pragmatics]
  • Melbourne, Australia, 12-17 July 2009 [diversity, context, and structure]
  • Manchester, United Kingdom, 3-8 July 2011 [pragmatics and its interfaces]
  • New Delhi, India, 8-13 September 2013 [narrative pragmatics: culture, cognition, context]
  • Antwerp, Belgium, 26-31 July 2015 [language and adaptability]
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland, 16-21 July 2017 [pragmatics in the real world]
Plenary speakers have included Jens Allwood, Mira Ariel, Peter Auer, Michael Bamberg, Richard Bauman, Rukmini Bhaya Nair, Douglas Biber, Manfred Bierwisch, Charles Briggs, Laurel Brinton, Penelope Brown, Deborah Cameron, Robyn Carston, Fernando Castaños, Eve Clark, Herb Clark, Bernard Comrie, Colleen Cotter, Walter Daelemans, Steven Davis, Gabriele Diewald, Wolfgang Dressler, Paul Drew, Umberto Eco, Nick Enfield, Gilles Fauconnier, Charles Fillmore, Alexandra Georgakopoulou, Charles Goodwin, John Gumperz, Bill Hanks, Monica Heller, John Heritage, Susan Herring, Maya Hickman, Janet Holmes, Paul Hopper, Dell Hymes, Sachiko Ide, Jürgen Jaspers, Hans Kamp, Yasuhiro Katagiri, Paul Kay, Catherine Kerbrat Orecchioni, Lachman Khubchandani, Sotaro Kita, Robin Lakoff, Jocelyn Létourneau, Stephen Levinson (x2), John Lucy, Rosina Marquez Reiter, John Marshall, Jacob Mey, Lorenza Mondada, Salikoko Mufwene, Kiki Nikiforidou, Elinor Ochs, Jan-Ola Östman, Ingrid Piller, Csaba Pléh, Clotilde Pontecorvo, François Recanati, Celia Roberts, Marina Sbisà, Emanuel Schegloff, Christoph Schwarze, Gunter Senft, Wes Sharrock, Masayoshi Shibatani, Udaya Singh, Dan Slobin, Dan Sperber, Tanya Stivers, Elizabeth Stokoe, Peter Sutton, Paul Takahara, Leonard Talmy, Michael Tomasello, Elizabeth Traugott, Wolfgang Wahlster, Li Wei, Anna Wierzbicka, Robert Wilenski, Yorick Wilks, Deirdre Wilson.