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FYI: Vilem Mathesius lecture series

Author: Geert-Jan Kruijff

FYI Body: Our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this announcement!
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Prague, Czech Republic,
November 1997 and March 1998

The Vilem Mathesius Teaching and Research Center in Linguistics and
Semiotics (Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University, Prague), will
organize its eleventh Lecture Series in November 1997, and its twelfth
Lecture Series in March 1998. Below you will find more detailed
information on the programmes of these series, and on how to contac


The eleventh lecture series will be held in Prague, Czech Republic,
from *November 10 until 21*, 1997. The venue will be the Krystal

The following prominent scholars will lecture at the eleventh series
(usually three 90 minutes lectures):

* Sue Atkins, Great Britain: Frame-based lexicography
* Charles J. Fillmore, USA (Berkeley): Frame semantics and the lexicon
* Barbara Grosz, USA (Boston): Issues of discourse analysis
* Aravind Joshi, USA (Philadelphia): Lexicalized grammars:
Linguistic, logical, computational and processing issues
* Jacob Mey, Denmark (Odense): Pragmatic acts
* Paolo Ramat, Italy: Linguistic categories and linguists'
* John R. Ross (Canada): Poetics and the grammar of space
* Helmut Schnelle (Germany): to be announced
* Arnim von Stechow (Germany): to be announced
* Mark Steedman, USA (Philadelphia): to be announced
* Dean Worth, USA (Los Angeles): Diachronic interaction of
related languages: Diglossia, bilingualism, or?

Among the invited Czech teachers there are Frantisek Cermak, Jan
Hajic, Eva Hajicova, Oldrich Leska, Jarmila Panevova, Jaroslav
Peregrin, Vladimir Petkevic, Petr Sgall.

There is a limited number of grants available for students from CEE
countries. These grants cover accommodation, breakfast, and lunches
for the duration of the series. Normal registration is US$ 350,
covering the tuition fee, acommodation, breakfast, and lunches.


July 15, 1997

For applications for grants, see below.


The Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series 12 will be held from March 9 until
20, 1998, in Prague. The venue will be the Krystal hotel, as for the
lectures; the special conference "Bridges and Interfaces" (see below)
will take place in the old centre of Prague.

The invitation to lecture at the Lecture Series 12 has already been
accepted by V. Borschev, W. Dressler, C.J. Fillmore, K. von Fintel, L.
Karttunen, F. Kiefer, J.D. McCawley, W. Noth, B.H. Partee, J.
Pierrehumbert, H. Riemsdijk, I. Sag, H. Schnelle, J. Toman, and
A. Zaenen.

In connection with the twelfth lecture series there will be the
international linguistic conference "Bridges and Interfaces: Form,
Meaning, and Function" held at the occasion of the 650th Anniversary
of Charles University. The conference will take place on March 12
until 14, 1998, and it will focus on the relationships between form,
meaning and function of linguistic items from the perspective of
different theoretical approaches providing thus a fruitful basis for a
discussion of bridges and interfaces between different linguistic


November 30, 1997


Applications for grants for students from CEE countries should be
accompanied by a recommendation of the student's professor from his
home university or country.

DEADLINES for applying for grants are as follows:

- Lecture Series 11: May 31, 1997
- Lecture Series 12: November 30, 1997

Applications should be sent to the address below.


For further information, please contact:

Vilem Mathesius Center
MFF UK - Linguistics e-mail: brdickov@ufal.mff.cuni.cz
Malostranske nam. 25 (cc: hajicova@ufal.mff.cuni.cz)
118 00 Praha 1 fax: +420-2-2191 4309
Czech Republic tel.:+420-2-2191 4278

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