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:

  • Geoffrey Leech
  • Jenny Thomas
  • Ken Turner
  • Helen Spencer-Oatey
  • Jonathan Culpeper
  • Maria Elena Placencia
  • Dawn Archer
  • Derek Bousfield
  • Claire Hardaker

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:

  • (a) The student package including accommodation (13th July) (includes morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea on the 13th and 14th of July, and accommodation for the 13th July): £120
  • (b) The academic package including accommodation (13th July) (includes morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea on the 13th and 14th of July, and accommodation for the 13th July): £160
  • (c) Additional accommodation (12th July): £35
  • (d) Additional accommodation (14th July): £35

Packages excluding accommodation:

  • (e) The student package excluding accommodation (includes morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea on the 13th and 14th of July): £85
  • (f) The academic package excluding accommodation (includes morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea on the 13th and 14th of July): £125
  • (g) The package for current Lancaster students excluding accommodation (includes morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea on the 13th and 14th of July): £40

Booking

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.

Travel

The University's travel page contains information on getting to the University by road, rail or air. The nearest major airport is Manchester.

Contact

Any queries about the Pragmatics Summer School can be sent to pragmatics-school@lancaster.ac.uk 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.

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Who can attend: Anyone

 

Further information

Organising departments and research centres: Linguistics and English Language

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