Pragmatics | Quarterly Publication of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)

Publisher: International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)

Pragmatics is the peer-reviewed quarterly journal of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA), which was established in 1986 to represent the field of linguistic pragmatics, broadly conceived as the interdisciplinary (cognitive, social, cultural) science of language use. Its goal is to reflect the diversity of topics, applications, methods and approaches available within this wide field, and thus to contribute to IPrA’s foundational aim of searching for coherence across different perspectives and of bridging any gaps between the field’s practitioners, whether their background is linguistic, anthropological, sociological, psychological, computational, etc.

Pragmatics is made available online as free content after a 12-month embargo period. Members of the International Pragmatics Association (IPrA) always have access to the online version by logging in with their user name and password at the IPrA website, . When applying for or renewing their membership, IPrA members may also choose to pay the additional fee required to receive paper copies.

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ISSN 1018-2101 | E-ISSN 2406-4238
Sample issue: PRAG 27:1
Helmut Gruber | University of Vienna | helmut.k.gruber at
Associate Editors
Frank Brisard | University of Antwerp
Xinren Chen | Nanjing University
Yoko Fujii | Japan Women's University, Tokyo
Sophia Marmaridou | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Rosina Márquez Reiter | The Open University, UK
Constantine V. Nakassis | University of Chicago
Angeliki Tzanne | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Elda Weizman | Bar-Ilan University
Ruey-Jiuan Regina Wu | San Diego State University
Editorial Board
Jannis Androutsopoulos | University of Hamburg
Peter Auer | University of Freiburg
Piotr Cap | University of Lodz
Louise Cummings | Nottingham Trent University
Arnulf Deppermann | Institute for the German Language (IDS)
Martina Faller | University of Manchester
Paja Faudree | Brown University
Luisa Granato | Universidad Nacional de la Plata
Marianne Gullberg | Lund University
Britt-Louise Gunnarsson | Uppsala University
Elly Ifantidou | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Kuniyoshi Kataoka | Aichi University
Jennifer Reynolds | University of South Carolina
Maria Sifianou | University of Athens
Inês Signorini | University of Campinas
Tanya Stivers | University of California at Los Angeles
Ken Turner | University of Brighton
Ruth Wodak | Lancaster University & University Vienna
Francisco Yus | University of Alicante
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Latest articles

1 December 2022

  • How broadcasters enhance rapport with viewers in live streaming commerce : A genre-based discourse analysis
    Xingsong Shi Huanqin Dou
  • 28 November 2022

  • Hong Kong Cantonese TV talk shows : When code-switching manifests as impoliteness
    Cher Leng Lee Daoning Zhu
  • 24 November 2022

  • Japanese no datta and no de atta in written discourse : Past forms of no da and no de aru
    Hironori Nishi
  • 14 November 2022

  • Has madam read ? A procedural account of the T/V forms in Polish
    Agnieszka Piskorska
  • Overlaps in collaboration adjustments : A cross-genre study of female university students’ interactions in American English and Japanese
    Lala U. Takeda
  • 7 November 2022

  • Ad hoc concepts and the relevance heuristics : A false paradox?
    Benoît Leclercq
  • 31 October 2022

  • Nigerian stand-up comediennes performing femininity : A pragmatic analysis
    Ibukun Filani
  • Paralanguage and ad hoc concepts
    Manuel Padilla Cruz
  • 24 October 2022

  • Japanese turn-final tteyuu as a formulation device
    Yuki Arita
  • 14 October 2022

  • How to be authentic on Instagram : Self-presentation and language choice of Basque university students in a multi-scalar context
    Agurtzane Elordui Jokin Aiestaran
  • 4 October 2022

  • Power dynamics and pragma-cultural sources of unsourced evidentiality in Persian
    Amin Zaini Hossein Shokouhi
  • 22 September 2022

  • The son (érzi) is not really a son : Generalization of address terms in Chinese online discourse
    Kun Yang Jing Chen
  • 6 September 2022

  • Deceptive clickbaits in the relevance-theoretic lens : What makes them similar to punchlines
    Maria Jodłowiec
  • ‘That is very important, isn’t it?’ : Content-oriented questions in British and Montenegrin university lectures
    Branka Živković
  • 1 August 2022

  • Perceptual resemblance and the communication of emotion in digital contexts : A case of emoji and reaction GIFs
    Ryoko Sasamoto
  • 13 June 2022

  • Development of the use of discourse markers across different fluency levels of CEFR : A learner corpus analysis
    Lan-fen Huang , Yen-liang Lin Tomáš Gráf
  • 8 June 2022

  • The use of boosters and evidentials in British campaign debates on the Brexit referendum
    María Luisa Carrió-Pastor Ana Albalat-Mascarell
  • 19 April 2022

  • An empirical study of Chinese university student advisors’ dynamic identity construction in the context of individual consultation
    Jing Chen Xin Zhao
  • 14 April 2022

  • Picking fights with politicians : Categories, partitioning and the achievement of antagonism
    Jack B. Joyce Linda Walz | PRAG 32:4 (2022) pp. 562–587
  • 25 March 2022

  • Accounts as acts of identity : Justifying business closures on COVID-19 public signs in Athens and London
    Spyridoula Bella Eva Ogiermann | PRAG 32:4 (2022) pp. 620–647
  • 9 March 2022

  • Aspects of (‘and’) as a discourse marker in Persian
    Reza Kazemian Mohammad Amouzadeh | PRAG 32:4 (2022) pp. 588–619
  • 24 February 2022

  • Shifting perspective on indexicals
    Mark Bowker | PRAG 32:4 (2022) pp. 518–536
  • 8 February 2022

  • ‘So many “virologists” in this thread!’ : Impoliteness in Facebook discussions of the management of the pandemic of Covid-19 in Sweden – the tension between conformity and distinction
    Marta Andersson | PRAG 32:4 (2022) pp. 489–517
  • 20 December 2021

  • The metapragmatics of legal advice communication in the field of immigration law
    Marie Jacobs | PRAG 32:4 (2022) pp. 537–561
  • 15 December 2021

  • Referring to arbitrary entities with placeholders
    Tohru Seraku | PRAG 32:3 (2022) pp. 426–451
  • 1 December 2021

  • On the dialogic frames of mirative enunciations : The Argentine Spanish discourse marker mirá and the expression of surprise
    María Marta García Negroni Manuel Libenson | PRAG 32:3 (2022) pp. 329–353
  • 30 November 2021

  • Discoursal representation of masculine parenting in Arabic and English websites
    Mohammed Nahar Al-Ali Hanan A. Shatat | PRAG 32:3 (2022) pp. 403–425
  • 23 November 2021

  • Epistemic calibration : Achieving affiliation through access claims and generalizations
    Emmi Koskinen Melisa Stevanovic | PRAG 32:3 (2022) pp. 354–380
  • Spatializing kinship : The grammar of belonging in Amdo, Tibet
    Shannon M. Ward | PRAG 32:3 (2022) pp. 452–487
  • 5 November 2021

  • Material and embodied resources in the accomplishment of closings in technology-mediated business meetings
    Tuire Oittinen | PRAG 32:2 (2022) pp. 299–327
  • 31 August 2021

  • Navigating the complex social ecology of screen-based activity in video-mediated interaction
    Ufuk Balaman Simona Pekarek Doehler | PRAG 32:1 (2022) pp. 54–79
  • 27 August 2021

  • Knowledge types and presuppositions : An analysis of strategic aspects of public apologies
    Jocelyn A. S. Navera Leah Gustilo | PRAG 32:2 (2022) pp. 274–298
  • 24 August 2021

  • Tradition, modernity, and Chinese masculinity : The multimodal construction of ideal manhood in a reality dating show
    Dezheng (William) Feng Mandy Hoi Man Yu | PRAG 32:2 (2022) pp. 191–217
  • A corpus-based study on contrast and concessivity of the connective ‑ciman in Korean
    Hye-Kyung Lee | PRAG 32:2 (2022) pp. 218–245
  • Metapragmatics in indirect reports : The degree of reflexivity
    Mostafa Morady Moghaddam Seyyed Ali Ostovar-Namaghi | PRAG 32:3 (2022) pp. 381–402
  • 23 August 2021

  • Out-grouping and ambient affiliation in Donald Trump’s tweets about Iran : Exploring the role of negative evaluation in enacting solidarity
    Mohammad Makki Michele Zappavigna | PRAG 32:1 (2022) pp. 104–130
  • 17 August 2021

  • Polar answers and epistemic stance in Greek conversation
    Angeliki Alvanoudi | PRAG 32:1 (2022) pp. 1–27
  • Salience and shift in salience as means of creating discourse coherence : The case of the Chipaya enclitics
    Katja Hannß | PRAG 31:4 (2021) pp. 533–559
  • 16 August 2021

  • Apology responses and gender differences in spoken British English : A corpus study
    Yi An , Hang Su Mingyou Xiang | PRAG 32:1 (2022) pp. 28–53
  • Invoking divine blessing : The pragmatics of the congratulation speech act in university graduation notebooks in Jordan
    Muhammad A. Badarneh , Fathi Migdadi Maram Al-Jahmani | PRAG 32:2 (2022) pp. 159–190
  • “How was your day?” : Development of Interactional Competence located in Today Narrative sequences
    Younhee Kim Andrew P. Carlin | PRAG 32:2 (2022) pp. 246–273
  • 2 August 2021

  • Well-prefaced constructed dialogue as a marker of stance in online abortion discourse
    Kristen Fleckenstein | PRAG 32:1 (2022) p. 80
  • 27 July 2021

  • Understandable public anger : Legitimation in banking after the 2008 crisis
    Ruth Breeze | PRAG 31:4 (2021) pp. 483–508
  • 23 July 2021

  • Framing in interactive academic talk : A conversation-analytic perspective
    Yun Pan | PRAG 32:1 (2022) pp. 131–157
  • The development of interlanguage pragmatic markers in alignment with role relationships
    Hao-Zhang Xiao , Chen-Yu Dai Li-Zheng Dong | PRAG 31:4 (2021) pp. 617–646
  • 14 June 2021

  • Re-evaluating the importance of discourse-embedding for specificational and predicative clauses
    Wout Van Praet | PRAG 31:4 (2021) pp. 560–588
  • The question-response system in Mandarin conversation
    Wei Wang | PRAG 31:4 (2021) pp. 589–616
  • 8 June 2021

  • Power and socialization in sibling interaction : Establishing, accepting and resisting roles of socialization target and agent
    Jana Declercq | PRAG 31:4 (2021) pp. 509–532
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    Main BIC Subject

    CFG: Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis

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    LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General