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13th International Pragmatics Conference (New Delhi, 8-13 September 2013)

The 13th International Pragmatics Conference will be held from 8 to 13 September 2013 in New Delhi, India.

VENUE: India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India

HOST INSTITUTION: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) 

SPECIAL THEMENarrative pragmatics: Culture, cognition, context
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: Rukmini BHAYA NAIR (Indian Institute of Technology)
LOCAL SITE COMMITTEE:  The other members of the Local Site Committee are: Ramakant AGNIHOTRI (University of Delhi, Delhi), Ashraf BHAT (Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi), Bijoy BORUAH (Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi), Shubha CHAKRABORTY (Jadavpur University, Kolkata), Probal DASGUPTA (Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata), Peter DE SOUZA (Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla), Mushirul HASAN (National Archives of India, New Delhi), Ravinder KAUR (Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi), Dipti KULKARNI (Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi), Girishwar MISRA (University of Delhi, Delhi), Mohan RAMANAN (University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad), V. SANIL (Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi), Purnima SINGH (Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi),  Ashok THORAT (Institute of Advanced Studies in English, Pune)

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE: In addition to the members of the Local Site Committee, the International Conference Committee  includes two members of the Manchester (2011) Local Site Committee, the IPrA President and IPrA Secretary General, as well as a number of members of the IPrA Consultation Board: 
Charles ANTAKI (Loughborough, UK), Josie BERNICOT (Poitiers, France), Barbara BOKUS (Warsaw, Poland), Diana BOXER (Gainesvillle, USA), Winnie CHENG (Hong Kong, China), Anita FETZER (Würzburg, Germany), Janet HOLMES (Wellington, New Zealand), Sachiko IDE (Tokyo, Japan), Cornelia ILIE (Malmö, Sweden), Dennis KURZON (Haifa, Israel), Sophia MARMARIDOU (Athens, Greece), Rosina MARQUEZ REITER (Surrey,UK), Jacob MEY (Odense, Denmark), Maj-Britt MOSEGAARD HANSEN (Manchester, UK), Lynne MURPHY (University of Sussex), Neal NORRICK (Saarbrücken, Germany), Jan-Ola ÖSTMAN (Helsinki, Finland), Marina SBISÀ (Trieste, Italy), Jef VERSCHUEREN (University of Antwerp), Tuija VIRTANEN (Abo, Finland), John WILSON (Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK) 
 Lodi Gardens - Bara Gumbad 1.jpg         India Habitat Centre 1.jpg          IIT Delhi2.jpg   IIT Delhi.png

(From left to right: Lodi Gardens [5-minute walk from the venue], India Habitat Centre [street view], Indian Institute of Technology)

Plenary speakers (with tentative titles/topic areas) will include:

Mira ARIEL (Tel Aviv University), Or: Myths and realities
Michael BAMBERG (Clark University, Worcester Massachusetts), Narrative practices and their analysis
Richard BAUMAN (Indiana University, Bloomington), Horizons of Context: From the interaction order to the nation-state

Alexandra GEORGAKOPOULOU (King’s College London), Small stories # trending on social media: Towards a narrative analytic framework for the Web 2.0 era
Lachman KHUBCHANDANI (Symbiosis International University, Pune), Indian sociolinguistics:Language code as ´being´ versus language activity as ´becoming´
François RECANATI (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris), Semantic reference and speaker's reference'

For the program, click HERE.