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The International Pragmatics Association (IPrA) is an international scientific organization devoted to the study of language use. Established in 1986, it now has over 1,200 members in over 60 countries world-wide. It is listed in The World of Learning, and it is a recognized member of the Consortium of Affiliates for International Programs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


The IPrA journal Pragmatics will be produced and distributed by John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam, from 2017 onwards. 
IPrA Members will keep direct access to recent issues after logging in at the IPrA website. As before, all older issues (over 15,000 pages of peer-reviewed pragmatics articles) are available as open content. To provide and maintain this service, IPrA needs your membership.

Pragmatics now only accepts online submission.
For subscriptions, libraries and scholars who do not wish to be IPrA members should turn directly to subscriptions [at] benjamins.nl

This journal is peer reviewed and indexed in: Arts & Humanities Citation Index ;CNKI ; Glottolog ; Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences ; MLA Bibliography ; Scopus ; Social Sciences Citation Index ; Social Scisearch. Pragmatics is included in the European Research Index for the Humanities (ERIH).

IPrA's scientific goals
The INTERNATIONAL PRAGMATICS ASSOCIATION (IPrA) was established in 1986 to represent the field of pragmatics in its widest interdisciplinary sense as a functional (i.e. cognitive, social, and cultural) perspective on language and communication. In particular, it pursues the following goals:

  1. the search for a coherent general framework for the discussion and comparison of results of the fundamental research, in various disciplines, carried out by those dealing with aspects of language use or the functionality of language;
  2. the stimulation of various fields of application (such as language teaching, the study of problems of intercultural and international communication, the treatment of patients with language disorders, the development of computer communication systems, etc.);
  3. the dissemination of knowledge about pragmatic aspects of language, not only among pragmaticians of various 'denominations' and students of language in general, but in principle among everyone who, personally or professionally, could benefit from more insight into problems of language use.

(For a brief history of IPrA activities until 2011, see http://www.semioticon.com/semiotix/2011/10/ipra-the-international-pragmatics-association-at-25/)