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

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ORCID logoHelmut Gruber | University of Vienna | helmut.k.gruber at
Associate Editors
ORCID logoFrank Brisard | University of Antwerp
ORCID logoXinren Chen | Nanjing University
ORCID logoKatsunobu Izutsu | Hokkaido University of Education
Sophia Marmaridou | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
ORCID logoRosina Márquez Reiter | The Open University, UK
ORCID logoPavel Ozerov | Innsbruck University
ORCID logoAngeliki Tzanne | National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Elda Weizman | Bar-Ilan University
Ruey-Jiuan Regina Wu | San Diego State University

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.

Pragmatics publishes its articles Online First.

ISSN: 1018-2101 | E-ISSN: 2406-4238
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Latest articles

14 May 2024

  • A relevance-theoretic analysis of Colloquial Singapore English hor
    Junwen Lee
  • Metaphors to describe sanctions against Iran in American and Iranian newspapers
    Rasoul Mohammad Hosseinpur Mahdi Mansouri
  • 6 May 2024

  • Prosodic features of polite speech : Evidence from Korean interactional data
    Lucien Brown , Grace Eunhae Oh Kaori Idemaru
  • 30 April 2024

  • Why not focus on combating the virus? On the active and passive egocentrism in communications
    Baiyao Zuo
  • 18 April 2024

  • The use of the non-lexical sound öö in Hungarian same-turn self-repair
    Zsuzsanna Németh
  • 14 March 2024

  • ‘Where have you been hiding this voice?’ : Judges’ compliments on the TV talent show Arab Idol
    Fathi Migdadi , Muhammad A. Badarneh Areej Qudaisat
  • 1 March 2024

  • Embodied interaction with face masks and social distancing : Brazilian health care workers’ daily routines in pandemic times
    Ulrike Schröder Sineide Gonçalves
  • 29 January 2024

  • Multiple repair solutions in response to open class repair initiators (OCRIs) in next turn : The case of hospitality and tourism service encounters in English as a lingua franca (ELF)
    Aonrumpa Thongphut Jagdish Kaur
  • 19 January 2024

  • How face is perceived in Chinese and Japanese : A contrastive study
    Qi Xiao Ling Zhou | PRAG 34:2 (2024) pp. 264–292
  • 9 January 2024

  • Move combinations in the conclusion section of applied linguistics research articles
    Tomoyuki Kawase
  • 28 November 2023

  • What kind of laughter? The triple function of “Hhh” as a contempt, intention, and interpretation marker
    Pnina Shukrun-Nagar Galia Hirsch
  • 21 November 2023

  • Modifying requests in a foreign language : A longitudinal study of Australian learners of Chinese
    Wei Li
  • 16 November 2023

  • Beyond the deferential view of the Chinese V pronoun nin
    Dániel Z. Kádár , Juliane House Hao Liu
  • 2 November 2023

  • The role of multimodality and intertextuality in accentuating humor in Algerian Hirak’s posters
    Mohammed Nahar Al-Ali Badra Hadj Djelloul
  • 23 October 2023

  • The use and perception of question tags in Trinidadian English
    Michael Westphal
  • 19 October 2023

  • The use of interlocking multi-unit turns in topic shifts
    Innhwa Park , Rachel S. Y. Chen , Jan Gorisch , Song Hee Park , Nadja Tadic Eiko Yasui
  • 15 September 2023

  • Syntax and music for interaction : ‘Music-taking-predicate’ constructions in Hebrew musician-to-musician discourse
    Yuval Geva
  • 11 September 2023

  • The pragmatics of advice-giving in the media discourse : The interplay of speaker gender and hearer gender
    Chihsia Tang
  • 7 September 2023

  • ‘I think’ in Swedish L1 and L2 group interactions
    Eveliina Tolvanen
  • 17 August 2023

  • Creative metaphors and non-propositional effects : An experiment
    Valandis Bardzokas
  • 27 July 2023

  • On the manifestness of assumptions : Gaining insights into commitment and emotions
    Didier Maillat | PRAG 33:3 (2023) pp. 460–485
  • 25 July 2023

  • Translating politeness on public notices with a directive function in Thessaloniki : A cross-cultural perspective
    Christopher Lees
  • An investigation of the formation and pragmatic strategies of “xx-zi : The case of Chinese internet buzzword juejuezi
    Junfang Mu , Lixin Zhang Yuyang Chen
  • 20 July 2023

  • Notes on word order variation in Korean
    Chongwon Park Jaehoon Yeon
  • 4 July 2023

  • Pragmatic markers in English and Italian film dialogue : Distribution and translation
    Liviana Galiano
  • Modal particles in ironic utterances : A common-ground approach to pretended surprise in verbal irony
    Holden Härtl Jana-Maria Thimm
  • 30 May 2023

  • Audible gestures : Single claps as a resource for managing interaction
    Eric Hauser
  • 25 May 2023

  • Interactional and categorial analyses of identity construction in the talk of female-to-male (FtM) transgender individuals in Japan
    Chie Fukuda
  • Polar answers : Accepting proposals in Greek telephone calls
    Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou Angeliki Alvanoudi
  • 23 May 2023

  • Perceiving the organisation through a coding scheme : The construction of managerial expertise in organisational training
    Riikka Nissi Esa Lehtinen
  • 16 May 2023

  • Dealing with missing participants in the opening phases of a videoconference
    Sabine Hoffmann Giolo Fele
  • Requests for concrete actions in interaction : How support workers manage client participation in mental health rehabilitation
    Camilla Lindholm , Jenny Paananen , Melisa Stevanovic , Elina Weiste Taina Valkeapää | PRAG 34:2 (2024) pp. 190–214
  • ‘It seems my enemy is about having malaria’ : The sociocultural context of verbal irony in Nigeria
    Felix Nwabeze Ogoanah | PRAG 34:2 (2024) pp. 215–237
  • Metarepresentational phenomena in Japanese and English : Implications for comparative linguistics
    Seiji Uchida | PRAG 33:3 (2023) pp. 436–459
  • 15 May 2023

  • Delving into suggestion speech acts in Chinese authoritative academic discourse : A cognitive pragmatic perspective
    Ke Li Wenyu Liu | PRAG 34:2 (2024) pp. 161–189
  • Definite reference and discourse prominence in Longxi Qiang
    Wuxi Zheng | PRAG 34:2 (2024) pp. 293–318
  • 10 May 2023

  • The use of invitations to bid in classroom interaction
    Jae-Eun Park | PRAG 34:2 (2024) pp. 238–263
  • 9 May 2023

  • Obituary
    PRAG 33:2 (2023) pp. 155–156
  • 25 April 2023

  • Responses to English compliments on language ability : A cross‑generational study of Saudi Arabian university female students and lecturers
    Randa Saleh Maine Alharbi , Pat Strauss Lynn Grant | PRAG 34:1 (2024) pp. 1–27
  • Didn’t she say to you, “Oh my God! In Pafos?” : Hypothetical quotations in everyday conversation
    Constantina Fotiou | PRAG 34:1 (2024) p. 81
  • Millennial identity work in BlablaCar online reviews
    María de la O Hernández-López | PRAG 34:1 (2024) pp. 134–159
  • 20 April 2023

  • Transcending the senpai ‘senior’/kōhai ‘junior’ boundary through cross-speaker repetition in Japanese
    Saeko Machi | PRAG 34:1 (2024) pp. 109–133
  • 5 April 2023

  • The cyclic nature of negation: From implicit to explicit . The case of Hebrew Bilti (‘not’)
    Ruti Bardenstein | PRAG 34:1 (2024) pp. 28–54
  • 27 March 2023

  • Language practices and policies of Singaporean-Japanese families in Singapore
    Francesco Cavallaro , Yan Kang Tan , Wenhan Xie Bee Chin Ng | PRAG 34:1 (2024) pp. 55–80
  • 23 March 2023

  • The pragmatics of alternative futures in political discourses : Legitimising the politics of preemption in Trump’s discourse on Iran
    Ali Basarati , Hadaegh Rezaei Mohammad Amouzadeh | PRAG 33:4 (2023) pp. 505–531
  • 7 March 2023

  • Concepts and context in relevance-theoretic pragmatics : New developments
    Agnieszka Piskorska Manuel Padilla Cruz | PRAG 33:3 (2023) pp. 313–323
  • 24 February 2023

  • Non-literal uses of proper names in XYZ constructions : A relevance theory perspective
    Ewa Wałaszewska | PRAG 33:3 (2023) pp. 368–392
  • If I testify about others, my testimony is valid : A study of other-justified discourses in Chinese online medical crowdfunding
    Xin Zhao Yansheng Mao | PRAG 33:4 (2023) pp. 641–662
  • 17 January 2023

  • Korean imperatives at two different speech levels : Alternate ways of taking part in others’ actions and affairs
    Mary Shin Kim | PRAG 33:4 (2023) pp. 559–591
  • “Let’s … together” : Rapport management in Chinese directive public signs
    Xiaochun Sun Xinren Chen | PRAG 33:4 (2023) pp. 618–640
  • 10 January 2023

  • Intergenerational interviews in Negev Arabic : Negotiating lexical, discursive and cultural gaps
    Roni Henkin | PRAG 33:4 (2023) pp. 532–558
  • 1 December 2022

  • How broadcasters enhance rapport with viewers in live streaming commerce : A genre-based discourse analysis
    Xingsong Shi Huanqin Dou | PRAG 33:4 (2023) pp. 592–617
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