The research community Comparing and Contrasting Languages and Cultures (CoCoLaC) organises an international multilingual conference on Comparative approaches to pragmatics from March 22-23, 2018, in the University of Helsinki, Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33. Invited speakers are MAR­CELLA BER­TUC­CELLI PAPI (Uni­versity of Pisa), ELIZA­BETH COUPER-KUH­LEN (Uni­versity of Hel­sinki), JÖRG KILIAN (Uni­versität Kiel), PA­TRI­CIA VON MÜNCHOW (Uni­versité Paris Descartes), FRAN­CISCO YUS (Uni­versity of Alic­ante).