Language, Culture, Socialization and Pragmatics (LCS)
This strand features research that analyzes language as a habitual social practice shared by groups of people who have a common purpose or identity, commonly known as communities of practice. Proposals in this strand often illustrate how language practices emerge from, construct, or contest cultural beliefs, norms, or social habitus. Specifically, language socialization
Research in Pragmatics examines how language and other semiotic resources are used for social action. Studies are guided by discursive, linguistic, psychological, semiotic, or sociological perspectives on pragmatics. They focus on how pragmatic meaning is produced, understood, learned, developed, lost, taught, and assessed in any modality – spoken discourse, written text, multimodal discourse, and any form of electronically mediated communication. Data may be naturally occurring (e.g., corpus data, video/audio recordings of particular settings), experimental, or elicited through surveys and other forms of self-report.