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
Objective 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.
language acquisition and use
Article formats Original research articles, Research Statements, Interviews, Rebuttals, Debates, Book reviews
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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 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)