15th International Pragmatics Conference

The 15th International Pragmatics Conference will be held from 16 to 21 July 2017 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. 

For more information, visit the official site of the conference.


IPrA Conferences

So far, fourteen International Pragmatics Conferences have been held, the first one being a precursor to the actual founding of the International Pragmatics Association.

All these conferences were organized from the University of Antwerp (and two of them at the university)

  • Viareggio, Italy, September 1985 [special theme: on the issue of coherence in a theory of pragmatics]
  • Antwerp, Belgium, 17-22 August 1987 [on intercultural and international communication]
  • Barcelona, Spain, 9-13 July 1990 [with a focus on social issues]
  • Kobe, Japan, 25-30 July 1993 [connecting social and cognitive issues]
  • Mexico City, Mexico, 4-9 July 1996 [on conversation]
  • Reims, France, 19-24 July 1998 [on language and ideology]
  • Budapest, Hungary, 9-14 July 2000 [on cognition and language use]
  • Toronto, Canada, 13-18 July 2003 [on linguistic pluralism]
  • Riva del Garda, Italy, 10-15 July 2005 [on pragmatics and philosophy]
  • Göteborg, Sweden, 8-13 July 2007 [on language data, corpora, and computational pragmatics]
  • Melbourne, Australia, 12-17 July 2009 [diversity, context, and structure]
  • Manchester, United Kingdom, 3-8 July 2011 [pragmatics and its interfaces]
  • New Delhi, India, 8-13 September 2013 [narrative pragmatics]
  • Antwerp, Belgium, 26-31 July 2015 [language and adaptability]