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12th International Pragmatics Conference (Manchester, 3-8 July 2011)

During the conference there were not enough copies of the handouts for the following panel:

Paul Drew, Elizabeth Couper-Kuhlen, John Heritage, Constructing social action in conversation

For handouts and (adapted) ppt-presentations click here.

VENUE: University of Manchester, University Place, Oxford Road, Manchester

Note that the conference program will start in the afternoon of Sunday 3 July. Registration starts at 10:00 on Sunday.

SPECIAL THEMEPragmatics and its interfaces
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). 

CONFERENCE CHAIR: Maj-Britt MOSEGAARD HANSEN (University of Manchester)
LOCAL SITE COMMITTEE:  The other members of the Local Site Committee are: Iris BACHMANN (University of Manchester), Kate BEECHING (University of the West of England, Bristol), Jonathan CULPEPER (University of Lancaster), Martina FALLER (University of Manchester), Steven JONES (University of Manchester), Ivan LEUDAR (University of Manchester), Lynne MURPHY (University of Sussex), Thanh NYAN (University of Manchester), Ken TURNER (University of Brighton), Richard WALTEREIT (Newcastle University)
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE: In addition to the members of the Local Site Committee, the International Conference Committee  includes two members of the Melbourne (2009) Local Site Committee, the IPrA President and IPrA Secretary General, as well as a number of members of the IPrA Consultation Board:
Keiko ABE (Tokyo), Keith ALLAN (Monash), Charles ANTAKI (Loughborough), Josie BERNICOT (Poitiers), Adriana BOLIVAR (Caracas), Jenny COOK-GUMPERZ (Santa Barbara), Helmut GRUBER (Vienna), Yueguo GU (Beijing),  Susanne GÜNTHNER (Münster), Auli HAKULINEN (Helsinki), Sachiko IDE (Tokyo), Ferenc KIEFER (Budapest), Manfred KIENPOINTNER (Innsbruck), Sophia MARMARIDOU (Athens), Luisa MARTIN ROJO (Madrid), Bonnie McELHINNY (Toronto), Michael MEEUWIS (Gent), Marina SBISÀ (Trieste), Gunter SENFT (Nijmegen), Anna-Brita STENSTRÖM (Bergen), Elizabeth TRAUGOTT (Stanford), Jef VERSCHUEREN (Antwerp), Gillian WIGGLESWORTH (Melbourne), Yorick WILKS (Sheffield)

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Plenary speakers:

Laurel Brinton, University of British Columbia, How historical pragmatics can inform synchronic and diachronic linguistics
Nick Enfield, Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, and Radboud University Nijmegen, Distributed agency
Hans Kamp, University of Stuttgart, Pragmatics after semantics? Where do we draw the line and how do we draw it?
Sotaro Kita, University of Birmingham, Gesture and culture
Rosina Marquez Reiter, University of Surrey, Fabricated ignorance: The hidden side of telesales
Wes Sharrock, University of Manchester, (to be announced)

Presidential lecture:

Sachiko Ide, Japan Women´s University, Let the wind blow from the East: Using the ´ba (field)´ theory to explain how two strangers cocreate a story

As a small token of solidarity, Origami Japan Tsunami Relief , a London-based initiative of some of our colleagues, was allowed to set up a charity table during the 12th Internatinal Pragmatic Conference in Manchester. Click here for the report.