1st International Conference on Internet Pragmatics


Sept.  21-23, 2018

Fujian  Normal University, Fuzhou (China)


The goal  of the conference is to advance theoretical and empirical research in the newly  emerging discipline of internet pragmatics, and bring together scholars who are  interested in exploring the use of language and other semiotic codes in  internet-mediated interaction, with pragmatics conceived broadly as a  perspective on how people produce and interpret utterances in contextualized  interactions.

The  theme of the conference is INTERNET PRAGMATICS: PERSPECTIVES AND CHALLENGES. We  are now inviting proposals for 30-minute presentations (20 minutes for  presentation and 10 minutes for discussion), focusing on but not  limited to:

?theorizing  in internet pragmatics

?convention  and innovation of internet-mediated language use

?pragmatics  of social media

?internet  genres

?memes  in internet-mediated interaction

?internet-mediated  (im)politeness, facework and relational work

?presentation  and interpretation of selves and identities in and across internet-mediated  interaction

?pragmatic  acts, intentions and meanings in internet-mediated discourse

?figurative  language use in internet-mediated discourse

?philosophical  issues of internet pragmatics

Professor  Francisco Yus will organize a workshop on internet pragmatics during the  conference.

Keynote  Speakers (confirmed)

CHEN  Xinren (Nanjing University)

Anita  FETZER (University of Augsburg)

Helmut  GRUBER (University of Vienna)

GU  Yueguo (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)

Michael  HAUGH (University of Queensland)

Daniel  Z. KADAR (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

Istvan  KECSKES (State University of New York at Albany)

Miriam  LOCHER (University of Basel)

RAN  Yongping (Guangdong University of Foreign Studies)

XIE  Chaoqun (Fujian Normal University)

Francisco  YUS (University of Alicante)

Abstract  Submission

We are  now inviting proposals for 30-minute presentations (20 minutes for presentation  and 10 minutes for discussion) focusing on but not limited to the above research  strands. The language of the conference will be English. A selection of the  conference papers will be published in the book series ‘Advances in  (Im)politeness Studies’ (Springer) and/or a special issue might also appear in  Internet  Pragmatics (John  Benjamins). Abstracts should be written in English and about 250-300 words  (excluding references). The deadline for abstract submission is  July  1, 2018. Please  kindly submit your abstract (including your full name and  institution/affiliation) to ipragmatics@foxmail.com before  the deadline. Participants may be the first author of only one presentation and  the second author of another one. The letter of acceptance will be sent out by  the end of July 2018.

Conference  fee

Regular  registration: RMB 800/USD 130

Students  (with valid I.D.): RMB 500/USD 70

Conference  fee covers attendance to all sessions, lunches, suppers and coffee/tea breaks  during the conference, a conference dinner and conference pack. The conference  fee can be paid on site.

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Fujian  Normal University (FNU)


College  of Foreign Languages, FNU


Foreign  Language and Literature Studies (FNU)

Internet  Pragmatics (John  Benjamins)

Advances  in (Im)politeness Studies (Springer)


Foreign  Language Teaching and Research Press


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