SPECIAL THEME: Language data, corpora, and computational pragmatics
The conference is open to ALL OTHER PRAGMATICS-RELATED TOPICS as well (where pragmatics is conceived broadly as a cognitive, social, and cultural perspective on language and communication).
Plenary lecturers will include (with tentative indication of topic area):
Douglas BIBER (Flagstaff, Arizona; pragmatics and corpora)
Bill HANKS (Berkeley; Maya discourse genres and missionization)
Susan HERRING (Bloomington; computer-mediated communication)
Jan-Ola ÖSTMAN (Helsinki; addressing Nordic language issues)
Udaya SING (Mysore; endangered languages)
Yorick WILKS (Sheffield; computational pragmatics)
One more plenary to be announced soon.
CONFERENCE CHAIRS:Karin AIJMER & Jens ALLWOOD (Univ. of Göteborg)
LOCAL SITE COMMITTEE: The other members of the Local Site Committee are: Elisabeth AHLSÉN (Univ. of Göteborg), Robin COOPER (Univ. of Göteborg), Per LINELL (Univ. of Linköping), Thorstein FRETHEIM (Univ. of Trondheim), Anna-Brita STENSTRÖM (Univ. of Bergen), Jan-Ola ÖSTMAN (Univ. of Helsinki)
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE: In addition to the members of the Local Site Committee, the International Conference Committee includes: Keiko ABE (Tokyo), Charles ANTAKI (Loughborough), Josie BERNICOT (Poitiers), Rukmini BHAYA NAIR (New Delhi), Adriana BOLÍVAR (Caracas), Walter DE MULDER (Antwerp), Helmut GRUBER (Vienna), Yueguo GU (Beijing), Auli HAKULINEN (Helsinki), Krisadawan HONGLADAROM (Bangkok), Alexandra JAFFE (Long Beach), Sophia MARMARIDOU (Athens), Luisa MARTÍN ROJO (Madrid), Bonnie McELHINNY (Toronto), Jacob MEY (Odense), Marina SBISÀ (Trieste), Jef VERSCHUEREN (Antwerp; ex officio as IPrA Secretary General)