We welcome pragmatically-oriented studies in different languages focusing on initial encounters or small talk amongst previously unacquainted individuals in both intracultural and intercultural settings. It is anticipated that there will be approximately 30 minutes allocated per paper (20 minutes for presentation followed by 10min for Q&A).

There are plans to publish a selection of papers in an edited special issue of an appropriate journal.

Abstract submission:

Abstracts of 200-300 words are due by 30 June to Valeria Sinkeviciute (v.sinkeviciute@uq.edu.au)
Notification of acceptance will be sent by 10 July.

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