LINGUIST List 10.1287

Fri Sep 3 1999

Calls: Symposium on L2 Writing, DGfS/Last Call

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  1. Aya Matsuda, Symposium on Second Language Writing
  2. Daniel Glatz, The German Society for Linguistics/Last Call

Message 1: Symposium on Second Language Writing

Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 09:27:54 -0500
From: Aya Matsuda <>
Subject: Symposium on Second Language Writing

Call for Papers
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
September 15-16, 2000

We are pleased to announce that the second Symposium on Second
Language Writing will be held at Purdue University, West Lafayette,
Indiana, USA. We invite proposals for papers (20 minutes) and poster
sessions. Proposals must be received by December 1, 1999.

Any topic related to second language writing is welcome. We especially
encourage proposals that focus on second or foreign languages other
than English, English as a foreign language, and instructional
contexts other than higher education. We also encourage proposals from
nonnative speakers of English.

For more information, please visit our website at the following

Paul Kei Matsuda and Tony Silva, Chairs
Symposium on Second Language Writing
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Message 2: The German Society for Linguistics/Last Call

Date: Thu, 02 Sep 1999 22:54:10 PDT
From: Daniel Glatz <>
Subject: The German Society for Linguistics/Last Call


 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
interdependencies 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:

- by September 10, 1999: title of the talk and name(s) of the author(s)
- by September 10, 1999: for each author, one copy of the information form 
- by 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 


 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:
and at:

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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