The Seminar on Interaction Pragmatics will provide an overview of what interactional pragmatics is, how it is used as a method and why it is useful for any analysis of social interaction. There will also be time for any questions you may have.

The research seminar hosted by the School of Languages and Cultures will take place on Wednesday 9 February from 5pm with presentations by Professor Michael Haugh, Dr Wei-Lin Melody Chang and Dr Valeria Sinkeviciute.

About the Speakers:

Michael Haugh is Professor of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics in the School of Languages and Cultures at The University of Queensland. His research interests lie primarily in the field of pragmatics, with a focus to date on analysing face, (im)politeness, teasing and humour, indirectness, and intention.

Melody Chang is Lecturer in Chinese in the School of Languages and Cultures at The University of Queensland. Her research interests lie in the fields of pragmatics, intercultural communication and business negotiation, with a focus on studying face, (im)politeness and humour.

Valeria Sinkeviciute is Lecturer in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics in the School of Languages and Cultures at The University of Queensland. Her research interests lie in the field of pragmatics of social interaction (in face-to-face and digital settings) and discourse analysis, particularly, identity construction, humour, (im)politeness, getting acquainted and family talk.

The Seminar on Interactional Pragmatics is expected to be a free online event. If you are interested in attending this seminar, please complete the registration form

Venue

Online via Zoom