Research in Pragmatics is the official journal of the Pragmatics Association of Nigeria (PrAN). 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).