Pragmatics theories: neo-Gricean approaches, relevance theory, theory of mind, meaning, role of context, common ground, the semantics-pragmatics interface, explicature, implicature, grammaticalization, speech act theory, presuppositions, im/politeness, etc.
Experimental pragmatics: models of language and meaning, experimental techniques, scalar implicatures, reference resolution, interpretation of figurative language, etc.
Intercultural, cross-cultural and societal aspects of pragmatics: research involving more than one language and culture or varieties of one language, variational pragmatics, lingua franca, computer mediated communication (CMC), bilinguals’ and heritage speakers’ language use, intercultural misunderstandings, effect of dual language and multilingual systems on the development and use of pragmatic skills, language of aggression and conflict, etc.
Applications: usage and corpus-based approaches, pragmatic competence, teachability and learnability of pragmatic skills, pragmatic variations within one language and across languages, developmental pragmatics, cyber pragmatics, etc.
Most presentations will be for 20 minutes with 10 minutes Q&A.
Intercultural Communicative Competence Conference, Prague, June 2017
In the highly competitive environment of the globalised world, higher education necessarily faces ever-present challenges such as linguistic and extra-linguistic communication barriers, cultural stereotyping, cross-cultural prejudices, identity conflicts and/or L2 deficiency, which compound the lack of skills to interact successfully. The acquisition of intercultural communicative competence becomes a key professional skill and a primary success factor for university educators, graduates, and researchers in the field, as well as business professionals, international employers, or HR specialists.
Addressing these concerns, the ICCAGE conference will contribute to the on-going debate on intercultural language/ communicative skills, and various innovative teaching and training approaches to ICC including global mobility, intercultural mediation and telecollaboration, and in and out-of classroom methodologies. The conference will offer an opportunity to share/present experience, develop interdisciplinary networks, and foster cooperation by sharing knowledge and best practices essential for further development and innovation.
Presentations will be on…
Perspectives on intercultural language learning/teaching
Current theories of language and intercultural communication
ICC best practices
Innovative ICC content, course activities and materials
Tellecolaborative practice and research
The conference is free for registered participants thanks to the funding by the Erasmus+ KA2 Programme No 2015-1-CZ01-KA203-013992.
The conference is held under the auspices of prof. Ing. Petr Konvalinka, CSc, Rector of the Czech Technical University in Prague, and doc. Ing. Lenka Švecová, PhD, Director of MIAS School of Business and Interdisciplinary Studies, Czech Technical University in Prague. Contact: Contact: email@example.com