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John Gumperz, who served IPrA as its first President (from 1986 to 1990), was commemorated d uring the 13th International Pragmatics Conference in New Delhi, India, with the planting of an Amaltas tree (cassia fistula, or Indian golden shower) on the Indian Institute of Technology campus — a reminder of his  long and fruitful life, during which he made irreplaceable contributions to our understanding of language and culture, of  his modest, inspiring, and warm presence, and of his special connection with India.

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