LINGUIST List 10.1133

Tue Jul 27 1999

Calls: Pidgins & Creoles, DGfS/Language Production

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  1. Genevieve J. Escure, 2000 Conf on Pidgin and Creole Languages
  2. Daniel Glatz, Conceptualization/Grammaticalization in Lang Production

Message 1: 2000 Conf on Pidgin and Creole Languages

Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 13:17:41 -0600
From: Genevieve J. Escure <>
Subject: 2000 Conf on Pidgin and Creole Languages

Reminder: Abstracts for the 2000 Conference on Pidgin and Creole
Languages (Jan 7-8, 200) to be held in Chicago in conjunction with the
LSA Meeting will be accepted until August 9, 1999. Abstracts on the
phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, lexicon, social aspects of
language, history of the discipline or any pertinent issue involving
pidgin and creole languages and other contact languages are invited
for anonymous review.

Send a single-spaced one-page version of the abstract, and a short
abstract form (to be published in the LSA Meeting Handbook) to:

Genevieve Escure
President of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics
Department of English
207 Church Street, S.E.
University of Minnesota
Minnesota 55455, USA

Tel: 612 625 6095; Fax: 612 624 8228

NOTE: Abstracts can be e-mailed or faxed to meet the deadline, but
please mail hard copies of both abstracts. short abstracts forms will
be mailed to you onn request

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Message 2: Conceptualization/Grammaticalization in Lang Production

Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 19:01:48 +0200
From: Daniel Glatz <>
Subject: Conceptualization/Grammaticalization in Lang Production


 Conceptualization and grammaticalization
 in language production

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

 University of Marburg

 March 1-3, 2000

In the last few years, interest in questions of language production
has greatly increased.

One of the central issues dealt with in this area is the question of
how language-specific structures determine the ways in which
situations are verbalized.

Contrary to former conceptions (cf. e.g. Levelt 1989 or Bierwisch &
Schreuder 1992) recent findings suggest that there are important
interdepencies between properties of language-specific structure and
processes of conceptualization: studies contrasting different
languages have shown that speakers of different mother tongues
systematically verbalize different aspects of the same situation (cf.,
e.g., Carroll 1997). This has partly been attributed to the fact that
different concepts are grammaticalized to different degrees in
different languages.

Cognitive approaches to typological research concerned with the
grammaticalization and/or lexicalization of various conceptual areas
have recently focussed (among other things) on the universal aspects
of the processes of grammaticalization. These approaches have almost
always been concerned with the comparison of grammatical
systems. However, very little is known about how structural
differences of typologically diverging languages affect
conceptualization processes.

The aim of the workshop is twofold:

- It intends to focus on the interface between conceptualizer and
 formulator (cf. Levelt 1989)

- It will also be concerned with the processes and principles
 that are relevant in this respect.

Papers submitted may deal with one or several of the following topics
(but other topics are possible as well):

- empirical research concerning language specific
 conceptualization processes

- experimental methods of and methodological problems in
 investigating language specific conceptualization
 processes in language production

- the interdependence between the selection of linguistic strategies
 (e.g. localization strategy or features of addressee orientation)
 and the degree of grammaticalization

- which impact do properties of language structure have on 
 processes of perspectivization

- the role of grammaticalization processes

- consequences for the modelling of language production processes

The objective of this workshop is to bring together people working
within the fields of language typology, and, e.g., logical and
cognitive semanticists and cognitive psycholinguists.

Conference languages are English and German.

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

Please submit:

- till September 10, 1999: title of the talk and name(s) of the
- till September 10, 1999: for each author, one copy of the information
form below
- till December 10, 1999: a one-page abstract of the talk

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


 September 10, 1999: title and name(s) of the author(s)
 December 10, 1999: one-page abstract

 Notification of acceptance will be emailed in mid-September.

Send submissions to:

 Daniel Glatz
 Centre of Computational Linguistics
 University of Heidelberg
 Karlstrasse 2
 D-69117 Heidelberg
 Fax: +49-6221-543242

 Michael Job
 Fachgebiet Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft
 Fachbereich 10: Fremdsprachliche Philologien
 Universitaet Marburg
 Wilhelm-Roepcke-Strasse 6E
 D-35039 Marburg

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:

* 9/10/1999: deadline for submission of title & author(s)
* 9/15/1999: notification of acceptance
* 12/10/1999: deadline for submission of abstracts
* 3/1 - 3/3 2000: workshop

For further information feel free to contact one of the organizers:

Daniel Glatz (University of Heidelberg):
Michael Job (University of Marburg):

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