International Review of Pragmatics (IRP) is a peer-reviewed international journal committed to publishing excellent research in the area of pragmatics and related disciplines pertaining to all aspects of human communication, verbal and non-verbal. It aims to provide a comprehensive and authoritative picture of the field, encouraging submissions rooted in different conceptions and perspectives originating in geographically diverse areas.
IRP publishes full-length original articles, review articles and discussion notes.
While subscribing to the general view that all meaning is necessarily contextual,
IRP welcomes research reflecting different, often conflicting, views of pragmatics. It is a forum for papers that analyze discourse in its many instantiations (spoken, written; institutional, business, media etc.) through a pragmatic lens, but also for those which consider pragmatics itself a separate discipline defined by specific objects of investigation (deixis, implicature, etc.). The confrontation is supposed to establish how much explanatory power in pragmatics rests in its interdisciplinary and semiotics-based variations, as opposed to self-contained methodologies with precisely delineated scope of application. Thus, in the long run, the aim of
IRP will be to maintain a vigorous debate leading to crystallization of the core concept of pragmatics, and to evaluation of its descriptive and interpretive capacity.
Information for prospective authors can be found
Managing Editor Piotr Cap,
University of Lodz, Poland
Associate Editors Bruce Fraser,
Boston University, Massachusetts, USA Elly Ifantidou,
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece E. Allyn Smith,
University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada
Editorial Board Emma Borg,
University of Reading, UK Robyn Carston,
London's Global University, UK Rachel Giora,
Tel Aviv University, Israel Yueguo Gu,
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China Yan Huang,
University of Auckland, New Zealand Napoleon Katsos,
University of Cambridge, UK Mikhail Kissine,
Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium Eliza Kitis,
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece Dennis Kurzon,
University ofHaifa, Israel Brigitte Nerlich,
University of Nottingham, UK Neal R. Norrick,
Saarbrücken University, Germany Jaroslav Peregrin,
Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic Gunter Senft,
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands Robert J. Stainton,
The University of Western Ontario, Canada Marina Terkourafi,
Leiden University, The Netherlands Ken Turner,
University of Brighton, UK Ruth Wodak,
Lancaster University, UK
Researchers in pragmatics, discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics, corpus linguistics, sociolinguistics, philosophy of language, general linguistics.
Piotr Cap (Ph.D. in Linguistics, 1996) is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Lodz, Poland. His interests are in pragmatics, discourse analysis, political linguistics, business communication and methodology of linguistics.
E. Allyn Smith (PhD Ohio State, 2010) is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the University of Quebec at Montreal, where she is also affiliated with the Cognitive Science Institute and the Centre for Brain, Language, and Music. She specializes in the study of presupposition and implicature from theoretical and experimental perspectives.
Elly Ifantidou (MPhil, Cambridge and PhD University College London) is Associate Professor in Language and Linguistics at the Faculty of English Language and Literature of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.Her research interests are in pragmatics, semantics, cognitive/linguistic development, and child development.