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The full program for the 16th International Pragmatics Conference is available at That site always gives you full access to the latest version of the program, fully searchable, with links to all abstracts, and even to full paper texts and ppt's uploaded by authors. For a downloadable pdf-version of the printed program (as of 10 May 2019) as well as an abstracts book, see below.

In addition to the planned panels, lectures, and posters, invited plenary lectures will be presented by:

  • Eric ANCHIMBE, Universität Bayreuth (website), working title Postcolonial pragmatics and the discourses of the margins
  • Jonathan CULPEPER, Lancaster University (website), working title (Im)politeness and reciprocity
  • Louise CUMMINGS, Hong Kong Polytechnic University (website), working title The role of pragmatics in the diagnosis of dementia
  • GU Yueguo, The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing (website), working title A multimodal corpus-based study of pre-speech children, autism and Alzheimer's disease: Substantiating Morris' lost behavioral semiotic pragmatics 
  • Meredith MARRA, Victoria University of Wellington (website), working title Fancy fence work: Harnessing the affordances of the periphery
  • Marina TERKOURAFI, Leiden University (website), working title The frame-based approach to politeness: Rationale and future directions

More tentative titles to be added soon.

On Sunday morning, 9 June 2019, a number of pragmatics/linguistics associations from the East Asian region will organize a pre-conference session on East Asian Pragmatics: History and development

More program info IPrA2019 Hong Kong

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Program booklet PDF (8.39 MB) Administration 31/05/2019
Abstracts book PDF (5.41 MB) Administration 21/05/2019