LINGUIST List 10.1028

Mon Jul 5 1999

Calls: Gender Studies, Evolution of Language

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  1. Andrej Popov, 2nd CfP Gender: Language, Culture, Communication
  2. Conference Evolang, Evolution of Language 2000 - CFP

Message 1: 2nd CfP Gender: Language, Culture, Communication

Date: Sun, 4 Jul 1999 12:55:40 +0000
From: Andrej Popov <4119.g23pop.w.g23.relcom.ru>
Subject: 2nd CfP Gender: Language, Culture, Communication



 SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

Dear Colleagues,

you are welcome to participate in the First International Conference 

 "Gender: Language, Culture, Communication"

 (http://www.gendermglu.da.ru gender.mglugmx.net)

hosted by Moscow State Linguistic University, Moscow 25 -26 November 1999.


 PROPOSED DISCUSSION POINTS

- GENDER AS SOCIOCULTURAL PHENOMENON
- TEXT AND DISCOURSE: GENDER ANALYSIS
- TRANSLATION IN GENDER RESEARCH
- GENDER AS BIOSOCIAL PHENOMENON: PSYCHOLINGUISTIC APPROACH

The host committee will be happy to consider your applications and presentation
abstracts on other Gender Linguistics topical issues.


 CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION FORMAT

- WORKSHOP REPORT - 15 min
- POSTER PRESENTATION - 15 min
- CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

The working languages are Russian and English (simultaneous interpretation is
provided). Arrangements will be made to set up other languages working groups
within workshops. Presentation abstracts will be published in the language of
the original.


The registration fee is 300 roubles. Speakers are exempt from the fee.

For further procedure information visit us at: http://www.gendermglu.da.ru

Accommodation in MSLU Residence Hall at 6/2 Komsomlsky prospekt, Moscow will be
provided. Hotel reservation is also available at your request. Date of arrival: 24 November 1999

You are kindly requested to submit your applications and presentation abstracts
- both on a floppy disc (Word 6.0/95 or RTF) and a printout, one page 1.5
spaced - by 25 September 1999 at the latest.

Free publication of presentation abstracts will be provided. Please e-mail your
applications and presentation abstracts at: gender.mglugmx.net. Tel./fax:
(095) 246-2807 Alexander N. Naberezhnov

Contact address: Dr. Alla V. Kirilina, 38 Ostozhenka, Moscow 119837, Russia,
The First International Conference "Gender: Language, Culture, Communication"
host committee.

http://www.gendermglu.da.ru gender.mglugmx.net
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Message 2: Evolution of Language 2000 - CFP

Date: Sat, 3 Jul 1999 14:27:08 +0100 (MET DST)
From: Conference Evolang <evolanginf.enst.fr>
Subject: Evolution of Language 2000 - CFP



CALL FOR PAPERS [deadline: November 8, 1999]
===============


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conference: T H E E V O L U T I O N O F L A N G U A G E
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 Paris April 3-6, 2000
 Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications
 Paris - France
 http://www.infres.enst.fr/confs/evolang/


ORGANISED BY: Professor Jean Aitchison (Oxford University), 
Dr. Jean-Louis Dessalles (ENST Paris), Professor Jim Hurford 
(Department of Linguistics, University of Edinburgh), 
Dr. Chris Knight (Department of Sociology, University of 
East London), Professor Luc Steels (Sony CSL and Vrije 
Universiteit Brussel).

LOCAL ORGANISATION: Jean-Louis Dessalles (ENST), Laleh Ghadakpour (CREA),
Frederic Kaplan (Sony CSL), Luc Steels (Sony CSL), Francois Yvon (ENST).


	This will be the third conference in a series concerned with the
	evolutionary emergence of speech. From a wide range of disciplines,
	we seek to attract researchers willing to integrate their 
	perspectives with those of modern Darwinism.

	The aim is to bring together linguists, computer scientists, 
	anthropologists, palaeontologists, ethologists, geneticists, 
	neuroscientists, and other scientists who are concerned with 
	the question of the origin and evolution of language. 


CONFIRMED INVITED SPEAKERS:
- -------------------------

Frans B. M. de Waal (Emory University), Bernd Heine (Universitat zu Koln),
Ray Jackendoff (Brandeis University), Paul A. Mellars (University of 
Cambridge), Sue Savage-Rumbaugh (Georgia State University), 
Michael Tomasello (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology).


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE: 
- ------------------

Jean Aitchison (Worcester College), Robert C. Berwick (M.I.T.), Derek
Bickerton (Univ. Hawai), Ted Briscoe (University of Cambridge Computer
Laboratory), Rene Carre (ENST), Bernard Comrie (University of Southern
California), Jean-Louis Dessalles (ENST), Jean-Marie Hombert (MSH
Rhone-Alpes), James R. Hurford (University of Edinburgh), Michel
Imbert (Universite de Toulouse), Judy Kegl (University of Southern
Maine), Simon Kirby (University of Edinburgh), Chris Knight
(University of East London), Andre Langaney (Musee de l'Homme),
Frederick J. Newmeyer (University of Washington), Michael
Studdert-Kennedy (Haskins Laboratories), Luc Steels (Sony CSL & Vrije
Universiteit Brussel), Bernard Victorri (Ecole Normale Superieure,
Paris).


Some of the issues that will be discussed are:

 origin of language
 ----------------

 . origin of phonetic abilities

 . origin of syntax

 . origin of symbolic representation semantic abilities

 . evolutionary significance of language, compatibility with natural selection

 . language and the origin of culture

 . chronology of the spread of mankind, and its relationship to language

 . the continuity/discontinuity of the language faculty with nonhuman 
 communication systems.


 dynamics of language evolution 
 ----------------------------

 . evolution of phonetic systems

 . evolution of the lexicon

 . evolution of grammar structures

 

Submission Instructions
=======================
Prospective authors are invited to submit extended abstracts or short papers
(from 1 to 4 pages, max. 2000 words). 
Submitted papers will be refereed and selected for oral presentation
(25/30 min) on the basis of quality and relevance to the Conference
topics.

Accepted abstracts and papers will be included in the Conference
Proceedings and will be made accessible through the web. Copies of the
proceedings will be available at the Conference. Authors of accepted
contributions will be asked to submit full length papers for a volume
to be published after the Conference by an international publisher.

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The deadline for submission is November 8th, 1999.
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Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their papers electronically 
(MS Word preferred, but most formats will be recognised).

Please email your submission to evolanginfres.enst.fr
Don't forget to include the submission form (see below) in your message.

If you are planning to submit a paper or abstract, or if you simply 
plan to attend the Conference, please send a mail to 

	evolanginfres.enst.fr

You will be kept informed through e-mail of further useful information.


If you cannot send your submission through email, please send four copies 
(and the submission form) to:

	J-L Dessalles
	ENST / Dep. InfRes 
	46 rue Barrault 
	F-75013 Paris - France



Submission Form
===============

[ The first author should fill in the submission form and e-mail 
 it to evolanginfres.enst.fr ]


Last NAME : 

First Name :

Laboratory :

Organization/Affiliation :

Street Address : 

City :

Postal code:

State/Province :

Country :

E-mail address for correspondence :

Fax :

Paper title :



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Conference web site: http://www.infres.enst.fr/confs/evolang/
Call for papers: http://www.infres.enst.fr/confs/evolang/cfp.html
EMAIL: evolanginfres.enst.fr
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