Conference Announcement

The Pragmatic Turn: Interpretation and Inference in Legal Discourse

Date: July 30 – August 1, 2014

Convenors: Janet Giltrow (University of British Columbia, Vancouver) and Dieter Stein (Rheinische-Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Bonn and Max-Planck-Society, Munich)

Location: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada                                   Contact: (604) 827 5899

Conference Programme


Desk open on Wed, July 30, 12 pm

Location: Faculty of Arts, Dean’s Office, Buch A240, 1866 Main Mall

The conference will be held in different rooms of the Buchanan complex on each of the three days:

July 30: Buch A 201 (

July 31: Buch D 218  (

Aug 1: Buch A 104   (


The programme will include a tribute to Peter Tiersma 

Campus Map:

One page abstracts to be submitted to

– We envisage a reviewed publication

Conference fees: Pre-payment in EURO ONLY: 162 Euros (if paid until July 29, to account) Payment to: Dieter Stein LangLaw-Uni Bonn/Vancouver IBAN DE03 3005 0110 1006 9055 56 BIC DUSSDEDDXXX Name and address of bank: Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf Berliner Allee 33 40212 Düsseldorf Germany On site (CASH ONLY): 195 Euros or 300 Can Dollars. Students (proof required): half of the above amounts



Gage Tower’s private rooms with bathrooms start at $129 + taxThe budget private rooms (with shared bathrooms) are $48 (incl breakfast) + tax Place Vanier’s budget rooms are $35 + tax (private rooms with shared bathrooms)


Holiday Inn Vancouver Centre: A limited contingent of hotel rooms with the special rate are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Bookings should be made under:®ionCode=1&hotelCode=yvrbw&_PMID=99801505&GPC=ubc

Dinner: July 31, 8:30 pm Restaurant: The Boathouse Kitsilano – 1305 Arbutus Street (Google Map) Lots of parking in the area, pay parking lot, and along bus route #4. The restaurant is right on Kitsilano Beach and overlooks the ocean. Cost per guest: $44.99 + 18% gratuity. Alcohol separate. Each guest is responsible for their own billing.



The conference is supported by

UBC UBC – A Place of Mind The University of British Columbia

Bonn Bonn Applied English Linguistics   Consulate   KHK Director: Prof. Dr. jur. Werner Gephart

Orrick Düsseldorf Office Prof. Dr. Siegfried Elsing, LL.M