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Intercultural Pragmatics

Editor-in-Chief: Kecskes, Istvan

IMPACT FACTOR 2017: 1.125
5-year IMPACT FACTOR: 1.154

CiteScore 2017: 1.25

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2017: 0.719
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2017: 1.417


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    Your benefits:
    • Intercultural perspective on research within pragmatics and beyond disciplinary boundaries
    • Theoretical and applied approach to pragmatics
    • New tools and methods for investigating human language and communication
    • Scholarly-led forum for researchers representing different subfields of pragmatics
    • Innovative thematic issue focussing on Pragmatics and Philosophy from 2018

    Aims and Scope

    Intercultural Pragmatics is a fully peer-reviewed forum for theoretical and applied pragmatics research. The goal of the journal is to promote the development and understanding of pragmatic theory and intercultural competence by publishing research that focuses on general theoretical issues, more than one language and culture, or varieties of one language.

    Intercultural Pragmatics encourages ‘interculturality’ both within the discipline and in pragmatic research. It supports interaction and scholarly debate between researchers representing different subfields of pragmatics including the linguistic, cognitive, social, and interlanguage paradigms.

    The intercultural perspective is relevant not only to each line of research within pragmatics but also extends to several other disciplines such as anthropology, theoretical and applied linguistics, psychology, communication, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, and bi- and multilingualism. Intercultural Pragmatics makes a special effort to cross disciplinary boundaries.

    What we primarily look for is innovative approaches and ideas that do not always fit into existing paradigms, and lead to new ways of thinking about language.

    Intercultural Pragmatics has always encouraged the publication of theoretical papers including linguistic and philosophical pragmatics that are very important for research in intercultural pragmatics. As a result of this endeavor "Thematic Issue: Pragmatics and Philosophy" (TIPP) has been created. This new issue (from 2018) collects the very best submissions on the topic each year under the editorship of Professor Alessandro Capone (University of Messina, Italy) who will work together with Istvan Kecskes, the Editor-in-Chief to ensure that TIPP publishes innovative and intriguing scholarship in the field.

    • pragmatics
    • intercultural communication
    • language acquisition and use
    • multilingualism
    • semantics

    Article formats
    Original research articles, Research Statements, Interviews, Rebuttals, Debates, Book reviews

    Participate in the next Journal Conference!
    9th International Conference on Intercultural Pragmatics and Communication
    June 12-14, 2020
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia>Information on submission process


    Type of Publication:
    Researchers and graduate students in Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Communication Studies, and Pragmatics.

    Submission of Manuscripts

    Instructions for Authors

    Information on submission process
    Please submit your paper together with a short bio and personal information in a separate file as an email attachment to icup@albany.edu
    • Submission of your paper
    • Peer review process (you will be guided through every step)
    • Decision on your paper (3–4 months from submission to first decision)
    • If accepted: you have the option to publish your article open access
    Please note
    • Manuscripts must be written in clear and concise English
    • Please see the De Gruyter Mouton journal style sheet for further information regarding the proper formatting of your manuscript
    • Before submitting your article please have a look at our Publication Ethics Statement and our copyright agreement
    • Once your article is accepted you have the option to publish it open access
    • Our repository policy allows you to distribute 30 PDF copies of your published article to colleagues (the PDF has to include the information that it is an author's copy). Please also feel free to distribute the link to the online abstract.
    • If you have any general questions please visit our FAQ page for authors
    Your benefits of publishing with us

    We look forward to receiving your manuscript!

    Hybrid Open Access

    For complete details on hybrid open access publishing at De Gruyter please see: https://www.degruyter.com/page/560

    Effective 1st January 2016, authors from an institution affiliated with either the Association of Dutch Universities (VSNU), the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries or some UK libraries participating in the Jisc Collections SMP may publish primary research and review articles open access in any of De Gruyter's OnlineOpen journals at a discount of 90% of the APC price. For more information and to confirm whether your institution is eligible please see the following:

    The Netherlands: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1461
    The UK: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1462
    Switzerland: https://www.degruyter.com/page/1463

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    Intercultural Pragmatics was founded in 2004 by Istvan Kecskes together with the publisher De Gruyter Mouton.

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    Editorial Information

    Prof. Dr. Istvan Kecskes
    School of Education, ED 114
    State University of New York at Albany
    Albany, NY 12222
    e-mail: icup@albany.edu (queries and submissions)

    Review Editor
    Dr. Jesus Romero-Trillo
    Departamento de Filología Inglesa
    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
    e-mail: jesus.romero@uam.es (book review submissions)

    TIPP Editor
    Prof. Alessandro Capone
    University of Messina
    e-mail: acapone@unime.it (pragmatics and philosophy submissions)

    Editorial Assistant
    Dr. Melody Nadeau
    Siena College
    Loudonville, NY

    Editorial Board
    Patricia Amaral (Indiana University, Bloomington)
    Mira Ariel (Tel Aviv University)
    Bruno Bara (University of Torino)
    Anne Barron (Leuphana University of Lüneburg)
    Carl S. Blyth (University of Texas, Austin)
    John W. Du Bois (University of California, Santa Barbara)
    Noel Burton-Roberts (Newcastle University)
    Alessandro Capone (University of Messina)
    Wayne Davis (Georgetown University)
    Victoria Escandell Vidal (UNED, Madrid)
    Dirk Geeraerts (University of Leuven)
    Raymond Gibbs (University of California, Santa Cruz)
    Rachel Giora (University of Tel Aviv)
    Michael Haugh (The University of Queensland)
    Laurence Horn (Yale University)
    Kasia Jaszczolt (University of Cambridge)
    Napoleon Katsos (University of Cambridge)
    Ferenc Kiefer (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
    Kepa Korta (Universidad del Pais Vasco)
    Jacob Mey (University of Southern Denmark)
    Jacques Moeschler (University of Geneva)
    Eniko Nemeth (University of Szeged)
    Steven Pinker (Harvard University)
    Martin Pütz (University of Koblenz-Landau)
    Wilfrid Rotgé (Sorbonne IV, Paris)
    Jiang Wangqi (Peking University)
    Nellie Wieland (California State University, Long Beach)
    Anna Wierzbicka (Australian National University)
    Deirdre Wilson (University of London)
    Mary Wildner-Bassett (University of Arizona)


    "The inauguration of a new journal devoted to intercultural communication is a most welcome intellectual event. Although globalization is a pervasive feature of our world, it is too often understood only in economic and political terms. Yet transnational processes are always mediated and complicated by linguistic interactions. The social sciences of language can provide the theoretical tools to conceptualize the creation and effect of linguistic and cultural boundaries. For advance in such areas of research, a pragmatic perspective is indispensable. Intercultural Pragmatics promises to be an innovative, inclusive forum for the best new research in linguistic anthropology, sociolinguistics, interactional analysis, and related fields of language study."

    Susan Gal, University of Chicago

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