Intercultural Pragmatics" is a fully peer reviewed forum for theoretical and applied pragmatics research. The goal of the journal is to promote the development and understanding of pragmatic theory and intercultural competence by publishing research that focuses on general theoretical issues, more than one language and culture, or varieties of one language. “Intercultural Pragmatics” encourages ‘interculturality’ both within the discipline and in pragmatic research. It supports interaction and scholarly debate between researchers representing different subfields of pragmatics including the linguistic, cognitive, social, and interlanguage paradigms.
In addition to the paper section, our "Forum" includes interviews, debates, rebuttals, and research statements from leading theoreticians and researchers. The intercultural perspective is relevant not only to each line of research within pragmatics but also extends to several other disciplines such as anthropology, theoretical and applied linguistics, psychology, communication, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, and bi- and multilingualism.
The journal makes a special effort to cross disciplinary boundaries. It intends to be a forum for researchers who are looking for new tools and methods to investigate human languages and communication to better understand the role of pragmatic competence in language acquisition and the process of communication. The editors, editorial board members, and the publisher are committed to producing a journal that is provocative and open to new ideas.
We are especially interested in featuring articles and research papers that
address major issues of pragmatics research such as communicative principles, explicatures, implicatures, role of context, semantics-pragmatics interface, and so forth,
explore the implications of pragmatics research for theoretical developments and practical applications in the fields of language acquisition and intercultural communication,
analyze the ways in which language is both shaped by culture and is the medium through which culture is created,
focus on the use of varieties of one language, including the investigation of lingua franca from a pragmatic perspective,
discuss language use and gender differences in the context of cross-cultural interaction,
describe the meaning and implications of interculturality and analyze the reasons for cross-cultural misunderstandings,
study the nature of interaction between native speakers and non-native speakers and bi- and multilinguals,
investigate the effect of dual language and multilingual systems on the development and use of pragmatic skills,
examine the teachability and learnability of pragmatic skills in instructional environments.