News

Oct 22, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: tiffany

The 5th Biennial Conference of Experimental Pragmatics will take place in Utrecht on September 4-6, 2013. Save the date in your calendar!

Feb 16, 2012
Category: General
Posted by: tiffany

Nine new projects are now sponsored by EURO-XPRAG! Project summaries are available in the Activities section.

Nov 26, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: tiffany

Applications should be submitted by email to info@euro-xprag.org. Deadline: January 5th, 2012. More details available in the "Activities" section!

Sep 6, 2011
Category: General
Posted by: tiffany

See more details about the second EURO-XPRAG workshop taking place in Pisa this September here !

Oct 20, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: tiffany

The 4th Biennial Conference of Experimental Pragmatics will take place in Barcelona on June 2-4, 2011. Save the date in your calender!

Oct 20, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: tiffany

Sixteen new projects are now sponsored by EURO-XPRAG, with teams from 13 different countries! Project summaries are available in the Activities section.

Jun 21, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: tiffany

Applications should be submitted by email to info@euro-xprag.org. Deadline: September 15th, 2010. More details available in the "Activities" section!

May 11, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: tiffany

See more details about the first EURO-XPRAG workshop taking place in Leuven this June here !

Apr 4, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: tiffany

Six new projects are now sponsored by EURO-XPRAG. All current projects will be presented and discussed at a first workshop to be held at the University of Leuven, Belgium, on June 10-12, 2010.

Jan 9, 2010
Category: General
Posted by: tiffany

Applications should be submitted by email to info@euro-xprag.org. Deadline: February 18th, 2010. More details available in the "Activities" section!

Nov 20, 2009
Category: General
Posted by: tiffany

EURO-XPRAG’s first call for proposals was successful. In the end, eight projects were accepted based on their originality, the innovation it provides to the field, and their potential for success. The eight abstracts can be seen here. Stay tuned for the next call.

Nov 20, 2009
Category: General
Posted by: tiffany

EURO-XPRAG has now its own website! Here, visitors will find information about our fields of interest, our goals and methodology, and also all the news about conferences, calls for proposals and other events related to this program. Abstracts of projects that are supported by this program are accessible to the public in the “Activities” section.




The EURO-XPRAG Network aims to support Experimental Pragmatic research through collaborations, workshops and conferences in order to provide leadership for this field worldwide. Many collaborations were begun through spontaneous workshops as well as through a series of Experimental Pragmatics conferences that have taken place biennially since 2003. The first workshop and conference have led to edited volumes (Noveck & Sperber, 2004; Sauerland & Yatsushiro, 2009). The network is supported by 10 member countries and includes researchers who are recognized independently for their work in Semantics, Pragmatics and Psychology.

The EURO-XPRAG Network draws on first rate expertise and access to advanced facilities. Linguistic expertise from diverse perspectives is directly present through its many members who are located in important centres for linguistic research throughout Europe. Given the experimental aspects, it is important to have facilities in the form of software, equipment and, in some cases, access to patients or other particular sorts of participants and the expertise to utilize these resources. This, too, is satisfied in each of the countries. The EURO-XPRAG Network is organized to lead to consistent interaction between theoretical researchers and those who have experimental expertise. Our aims are fourfold: 1. To get linguists more invested in experimentation and experimentalists in semantics and pragmatics; 2. To demonstrate how collaboration can energize a field; 3. To make Europe the recognized innovator and continuing leader of Experimental Pragmatics worldwide and, of course; 4. To disseminate our findings and techniques.

The organization of the network aims to allow for a mixture of top-down and bottom-up processes. It is top-down in the sense that the Steering committee aims to maintain the general rhythm that has already been instituted over the last decade. This means conferences every two years and workshops in the intervening years. We are also introducing a summer school at the end of the fourth year. It is bottom-up in the sense that travel-grant programs will continue to encourage collaborations, especially among younger researchers, in order to keep the field vibrant. These innovative collaborations are expected to provide new material for the Workshops and International Conferences for years to come.

The running period of the ESF EURO-XPRAG Research Networking Programme was for four years from June 2009 to June 2013.

 

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