Research in Pragmatics
A Journal of the Nigerian Pragmatics Association (NPrA)
About the Journal
Research in Pragmatics is the official journal of the Nigerian Pragmatics Association (NPrA). The Journal publishes original research articles in pragmatics, broadly defined as a multidisciplinary study of the interface between discourses and their multifarious contexts. In more specific terms, it is interested in articles in linguistic and discourse pragmatics, including specialised areas such as cognitive pragmatics, medical discourse, corpus pragmatics, multimodal pragmatics, sociopragmatics, historical pragmatics etc. Research in Pragmatics also encourages studies that explore the relationship between pragmatics and neighbouring research areas like semantics, discourse analysis, conversational analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, media and communication studies among others. Contributions that deal with theoretical issues, case studies and essays that demonstrate new knowledge and advanced methods in cutting-edge research on contemporary social issues are equally highly encouraged.
In addition to full-length articles, Research in Pragmatics welcomes book reviews and high-quality discussion notes. Proposals for special issues in all areas of pragmatics, which will make a significant contribution to topical or developing areas of linguistic research are also encouraged.
The Journal publishes twice a year (i.e. June and December).
Innocent Chiluwa Editor-in-Chief Covenant University
A. Adetunji Editor Emmanuel Alayande College of Education
A. Adedimeji Review Editor University of Ilorin
Ayo Osisanwo Sub-Editor I University of Ibadan
Foluke Unuabonah Managing Editor Redeemers University
Moses Aremu Editorial Assistant College of Education, Lanlate
Tosin Adeyemi Editorial Assistant University of Ibadan
Jacob Mey University of Southern Denmark, Odense
Hartmut Haberland Roskilde University, Denmark.
Anita Fetzer Augsburg University, Germany
Elaine Vine Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealamd
Christian Mair University of Freiburg, Germany
Kofi Agyekum University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana
Wale Adegbite Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Nigeria
Albert Oyeleye University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Charles Ogbulogo Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria
Dele Adeyanju University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Rotimi Taiwo Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Nigeria
Stella Ekpe University of Calabar, Nigeria
Tunde Opeibi University of Lagos, Nigeria
Guide for Authors
Contributions to Research in Pragmatics should be in English. If you are not a native speaker of English, it is advisable to have your text checked by an expert in English or a native speaker before submission. Spelling in articles should consistently be either British English or American English. All pages should be numbered throughout.
Manuscripts should be about 6,000-10,000 words long (including abstract and references). Abstracts should consist of 100- 150 words. Key words should be up to 6 words.
Please use ample margins and 1.5 line spacing. Suggested font setting for main text is Times New Roman 12 point. For tables and footnotes: Times Roman 10 pts.
Do not use running heads. Titles should not be too long. Please do not format your article or use any complex style conventions.
This journal uses the APA Referencing Style
References in the text: These should be as precise as possible, giving page references where necessary; for example (Görlach 2003, p.152-154) or: “as in Brown et al. (1991, p. 252).” All references in the text should be matched by items in the references section.
References section: References should be listed first alphabetically and then chronologically. The section should include only references that are actually mentioned in the text.
A note on capitalization in titles. In titles and subtitles, capitalise the first and last words, and all other major words (nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and complex prepositions). Do not capitalise: articles; simple prepositions ; the conjunctions and, but, for, or, nor; to as part of an infinitive; as in any grammatical function; parts of proper names that would be lower case in normal text; the second part of a species name.
Görlach, M. (2003) English Words Abroad. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Spear, N. E., & R. R. Miller (eds). (1981) Information Processing in Animals: Memory Mechanisms. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Article in Book
Adams, C. A., & Dickinson, A. (1981) “Actions and Habits: Variation in Associative Representation during Instrumental Learning.” In: Norman E. S. and R. Miller (eds.) Information Processing in Animals: Memory p.143–186. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Article in Journal
Claes, J. & Luis A. L. (2011) “Pragmatic and Social Restrictions in the Expression of the Future in Puerto Rican Spanish.” Spanish in Context 8, 50–72.
Chiluwa, I. (2015) “War against our Children: Stance and Evaluation in #BringBackOurGirls Campaign Discourse on Twitter and Facebook.” Discourse & Society, 26(3), 267-296.
Contributions to Research in Pragmatics should not bear the names of or identifying information about authors. A title page that includes names, phone numbers, email address, institutional affiliations and bio-note of authors should be submitted as a separate document. A biographical note should not exceed 100 words.
Please indicate in your letter to the editor that your submission is an original article not previously submitted to another journal or is being considered for publication in another journal.
Manuscript and title page should be submitted as email attachments in Word document to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Manuscripts go through rigorous blind peer-reviews within 3 months of submission. Accepted manuscripts are published as quickly as possible.
Research in Pragmatics