Istvan Kecskes is Professor of Linguistics and Education at the State University of New York, Albany, USA where he teaches graduate courses in pragmatics, second language acquisition and bilingualism. His latest publications include five books Foreign Language and Mother Tongue. 2000. Erlbaum (with T. Papp) Situation-Bound Utterances in L1 and L2. 2002. Mouton; Cognitive Aspects of Bilingualism. 2007. Springer; Explorations in Pragmatics. 2007. Mouton (with L. Horn); Intention, Common Ground and the Egocentric Speaker-Hearer. 2009. Mouton (with J. Mey). His next book "Intercultural Pragmatics" will be published by Oxford University Press in 2013.
Professor Kecskes is the founding editor of "Intercultural Pragmatics", the Mouton Series in Pragmatics and the bilingual journal "Chinese as a Second Language Research". Together with Pilar Garces Blitvich he founded the "Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict" to be published by John Benjamins from 2013.