LINGUIST List 10.1107

Mon Jul 19 1999

Calls: Pronouns, Sociolinguistics

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  1. Heike Wiese, 2nd CfP: Workshop on Pronouns
  2. Treffers-Daller, Jeanine, Calls: Sociolinguistics Symposium

Message 1: 2nd CfP: Workshop on Pronouns

Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 15:37:13 +0200
From: Heike Wiese <>
Subject: 2nd CfP: Workshop on Pronouns




 Workshop as part of the Annual Conference
 of the German Society for Linguistics (DGfS)

 University of Marburg
 March 1-3, 2000

Pronouns are of particular interest for linguistic analyses since on
the one hand, their lexical reduction and their specific grammatical
features differentiate them from other word classes
cross-linguistically. On the other hand, the wide range of possible
pronominal functions establishes a number of pronominal subclasses.
Research about pronouns concentrates on 

(a) universals in the grammar
 of pronouns, and typological
 and diachronical aspects of their realization in
 specific languages;
(b) the contribution of pronominals to the syntactic and semantic
 structure of sentences, and their analysis in different
(c) the mental representation of pronouns, and impairments in
 the production and comprehension of pronominals in aphasia.

The workshop wants to bring together different lines of research from
psycholinguistics, formal syntax and semantics, typology, and

The workshop will focus on, but will not be limited to, three
pronominal subclasses: personal, interrogative, and relative pronouns.

Possible topics are:
- What are the universal properties of pronouns, and how are they
 realized in specific languages?
- What are the grammatical categories that organize pronominal
 paradigms, and how do they develop diachronically and
 in language acquisition?
- What is the nature of the impairments in the representation of
 pronominals in agrammatic aphasia? Which mental modules or
 submodules are involved?
- How can we account for the formal features of constructions
 with pronouns?
- How do syntactic and semantic phenomena interact for the
 interpretation of pronominals? How is reference constituted?

The objective of the workshop is to integrate these different subjects
in order (a) to obtain a more comprehensive picture of pronominal
elements from the point of view of different approaches, and (b) to
discuss the relationship of different grammatical aspects of lexical
elements and their representation.

Conference languages are English and German.

We invite papers on all aspects of the representation and grammar of
pronouns. Special attention will be given to papers that integrate
different lines of research.

Presentations will be 20 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for
discussion. Limited space is available for presentations of 40 minutes
+ 20 minutes for discussion.

Please submit:

- an anonymous one-page abstract, single-spaced in 12-pt Times font;
- for each author, one copy of the information form below.

Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged;
abstracts should be attached in plain text format or as WinWord files.


 All submissions must be received by August 31, 1999.

Send submissions to:

 Heike Wiese
 Humboldt-Universitaet Berlin
 Institut fuer dt. Spr. u. Linguistik
 [Sitz: Mosse-Zentrum, Schuetzenstr.21]
 D-10099 Berlin

Notification of acceptance will be emailed in mid-September.

Further information on the conference will soon be available
at the DGfS-homepage:
The conference is hosted by the University of Marburg.

Conference fees are:
 - members with income: 30.- DM
 - members without income: 10.- DM
 - non-members with income: 60.- DM
 - non-members without income: 20.- DM		

Important dates:

* 8/31/1999: deadline for submittal of abstracts
* 9/15/1999: notification of acceptance
* 3/1 - 3/3 2000: workshop

For further information contact one of the organizers:

Heike Wiese (Humboldt-U. Berlin):
Horst Simon (Humboldt-U. Berlin):
Paul Law (ZAS Berlin):

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Message 2: Calls: Sociolinguistics Symposium

Date: Mon, 19 Jul 1999 10:45:20 -0400 (EDT)
From: Treffers-Daller, Jeanine <>
Subject: Calls: Sociolinguistics Symposium

Sociolinguistics Symposium 2000 

 Theme: The Interface between Linguistics and Social Theory 

 27-29 April 2000 

 Venue: University of the West of England (UWE) , Bristol 

The Sociolinguistics Symposium 2000 is the thirteenth meeting of the
Sociolinguistics Symposium which meets once every two years. The theme
of the Sociolinguistics Symposium 2000 is The Interface between
Linguistics and Social Theory. Organisers welcome papers from a range
of different subject areas belonging to Sociolinguistics and/or Social
Theory, such as: language variation and change, language and gender,
language and the media, discourse analysis, languages in contact,
creole linguistics, intercultural communication, language and
migration, critical linguistics, language and education, social
networks, language development and other related topics.

The criteria for selection will be originality, significance to the
development of the field, lucidity and overall contribution to the
theme of the conference.


Professor Allan Bell (Auckland): Bakhtin and a Dialogical Theory of
Language Professor Jack Chambers (Toronto): Leaders and Laggers in the
Diffusion of Changes Professor David Corson (Toronto) Critical
Realism: An Emancipatory Social Philosophy for Sociolinguistics
Professor Pieter Muysken (Leiden): Radical Modularity and the
Possibility of SocioLinguistics Professor Shana Poplack (Ottawa): The
Social Context of Linguistic Variation (working title) Professor Ruth
Wodak (Vienna): Does Sociolinguistics need Social Theory? New
Perspectives in Critical Discourse Analysis

A provisional List of colloquia, registration details and 
further information are available from the website:


Professor Michael Scriven (Dean,LES,UWE, Bristol) 
Professor Alison Assiter (Dean, ESS,UWE, Bristol) 
Mr Felix Bihlmeier (Associate Dean (Resources), LES, UWE, Bristol) 
Dr Susan Price (Associate Dean (Academic Affairs) of LES, UWE, Bristol) 
Dr Carmen Arnaiz (UWE, Bristol) 
Mrs Kate Beeching (UWE, Bristol) 
Mr John Bird (UWE, Bristol) 
Professor Jim Coleman (University of Portsmouth) 
Professor Nikolas Coupland (University of Cardiff) 
Dr Aidan Coveney (University of Exeter) 
Dr Helmut Daller (UWE, Bristol) 
Professor Roy Harris (University of Oxford) 
Dr Stephen May (University of Bristol) 
Dr Tom Osborne (University of Bristol) 
Dr Mark Sebba (University of Lancaster) 
Dr Sali Tagliamonte (University of York) 
Dr Jeanine Treffers-Daller (UWE, Bristol) 
Mr Jem Thomas (UWE, Bristol) 
Dr Glyn Williams (University of Wales at Bangor) 

The deadline for submission of abstracts is: 1st September
1999. Papers can relate to any topic as specified under the call for
papers. There are special paper sessions for papers unrelated to a

Abstracts are welcomed for oral presentation (20 mins + 10 mins
discussion) or poster presentation. Please send 4 hard copies, one of
which contains your name and address, as well as an electronic version
(Rich Text Format) of the abstract to the address given below. Please
do NOT send an abstract by email or fax.

Organising Institutions: 

Centre for European Studies of the Faculty of Languages and European
Studies of the University of the West of England, Bristol and Faculty
of Economics and Social Sciences, University of the West of England,

Address for correspondence:
The Research Secretary
Centre for European Studies (CES) 
Faculty of Languages and European Studies 
University of the West of England, Bristol 
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane 
Bristol, BS16 1QY, UK 
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