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Lancaster Pragmatics Summer School: 30 Years of Pragmatics at Lancaster
Date: 13-14 July 2013 Time: 9.30am-5.00pm
Venue: Elizabeth Livingstone Lecture Theatre, Lancaster University
Thirty years ago saw the publication of Geoffrey Leech's Principles of Pragmatics. To mark that event and the subsequent flowering of pragmatics at Lancaster we are holding a Pragmatics Summer School.
The distinguishing feature of this event is that all the speakers will have taught or been taught, or both, at Lancaster. They include:
Topics areas will include: the semantics-pragmatics interface, cross-cultural pragmatics, intercultural pragmatics, variational pragmatics, historical pragmatics, Spanish Pragmatics, pragmatics and corpus linguistics, (im)politeness, (im)politeness and CMC.
This two-day event is intended primarily for postgraduate research students, and secondarily for Masters-level students, postdoctoral researchers and academics. It is not aimed at raw beginners, but rather participants who have at least some introductory knowledge of pragmatics, and who wish to expand their knowledge of key issues and cutting-edge pragmatics research.
The programme consists of a series of intensive 75 minute sessions (which includes ample time for questions and discussion). Each speaker will provide an overview of their intellectual trajectory, how it fits/shapes the field of pragmatics, and discuss an issue and/or method they are currently working on. We will also include a briefer session on getting published in pragmatics.
Date: 9.30am on Saturday 13th July to 5pm on Sunday 14th July 2013
Registration and accommodation
To register, decide on which package below suits you:
Packages including accommodation:
Packages excluding accommodation:
To book go to the Lancaster University online store, and purchase the relevant package. The deadline for registrations is the 25th May 2013. No refunds are possible after this date.
The University's travel page contains information on getting to the University by road, rail or air. The nearest major airport is Manchester.
Any queries about the Pragmatics Summer School can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Our administrator, Kristof Savski, will respond as soon as possible.
A scheduling note: The Pragmatics Summer School has been scheduled directly before the Lancaster Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics and Language Teaching (Monday 15th July 2013), for the convenience of students who may wish to attend both events. However, there is no expectation that people attending the Summer School will necessarily also attend the conference.
Who can attend: Anyone
Organising departments and research centres: Linguistics and English Language
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