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A new IPrA website is now available. Please check it out at https://pragmatics.international

Registering as a member or renewing your membership is only possible on the new site!
To (re)register as an IPrA member for the first time on the new website you click ‘REGISTER’ (at the very top of the opening page), after which you will be asked, in consecutive steps,

  •  to choose the membership category you belong to (the categories are the same as before)
  • to fill in a user name of your choice + your personal name and your family name (or, alternatively, to link through your Facebook or LinkedIn profile)
  • to complete a form asking some basic information (obligatory fields indicated with an asterisk)
  • to submit your data
  • to proceed to a payment module (where you will get the choice between payment by credit card or to be billed)
  • to add a donation, if you wish to do so, to support colleagues without access to the necessary financial means or to contribute to the John J. Gumperz Memorial Fund

      When going through this process, you will receive (i) an automated message saying that your registration has been received (with a link to your invoice), and (ii) as soon as payment has been processed (immediately when paying with a credit card, or later if you choose to get billed and to make a bank transfer) a second message with a link to a receipt. For your convenience, make sure to retrieve and store these documents.

Please keep in mind that membership is a requirement for submitting proposals and abstracts for the 16thInternational Pragmatics Conference – a process that has been started (with a first deadline on 1 June 2018 and all others to follow on 15 October 2018).

Online access to Pragmatics is no longer open through this websiteMembers are invited to (re)register on the new website as soon as possible.

Handbook of PRAGMATICS (HoP)
Edited by
Jan-Ola Östman (Helsinki) & Jef Verschueren (Antwerp)
(earlier co-editors: Jan Blommaert (Antwerp/Ghent, now Tilburg), Chris Bulcaen (Antwerp/Ghent)
earlier editorial assistant: Eline Versluys)

John Benjamins, Amsterdam/Philadelphia
Editorial correspondence: jef.verschueren [at] uantwerpen.be, jan-ola.ostman [at] helsinki.fi


Note also the general special offer on the paper version.

The Handbook of Pragmatics (HoP) is intended to be one of the major tools of the International Pragmatics Association to achieve its goals (i) of disseminating knowledge about pragmatic aspects of language; (ii) of stimulating various fields of application by making this knowledge accessible to an interdisciplinary community of scholars approaching the same general subject area from different points of view and with different methodologies; (iii) of finding, in the process, a significant degree of theoretical coherence. In prepartion of the Handbook, in the 1980s a number of IPrA Working Documents were produced, which you can download from this page (left hand side).

The Handbook is published by John Benjamins (Amsterdam/Philadelphia), who have agreed to make it available at a reduced rate for IPrA members. For information on how to order the Handbook, go to the John Benjamins website.

So far a bound Manual and twenty annual loose-leaf Installments have been published. A new phase started with the availability of the  Handbook of Pragmatics online. This publication will be updated, revised, and expanded; revisions and additions will also continue to be published in the loose-leaf format. Meanwhile, also a 10-volume paperback series of thematically grouped Handbook of Pragmatics Highlights has been published.