LINGUIST List 10.1607

Mon Oct 25 1999

Calls: Pragmatics-IPrA,Sequential Text Analysis

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  1. Norine Berenz, IPrA Panel Session: The Pragmatics of Sign Languages
  2. Gabriel Altmann, Sequential text analysis

Message 1: IPrA Panel Session: The Pragmatics of Sign Languages

Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 17:50:50 +0200
From: Norine Berenz <>
Subject: IPrA Panel Session: The Pragmatics of Sign Languages

*** Final Call for Papers ***

Panel Session: The Pragmatics of Sign Languages

This panel is part of the 7th International Pragmatics s
Conference, organised by the International Pragmatics
Association (IPrA), to be held in Budapest, Hungary, 9-14
July 2000.

Panel organiser: Norine Berenz, Dept of Linguistics,
University of the Witwatersrand.

The panel session on The Pragmatics of Sign Languages is
intended to bring findings in the area of the pragmatics of
sign languages to the attention of theorists and researchers
working on the pragmatics of spoken languages.

The panel session on Sign Languages will be held in the
parallel session of the IPrA 2000 conference programme. The
final number of panel session units on Sign Languages will be
determined by the number of contributions accepted for
presentation. The maximum number is 12 (for a total of
three units).

Each panel session unit meets for 90 minutes, and comprises
a set of four 15-minute contributions and 30 minutes of
general discussion. Written versions of all panel
contributions will be made available electronically to the
other contributors prior to the conference to facilitate

You are invited to submit your panel presentations to the
panel organiser by 1 November 1999. Panel presentations
will be subject to anonymous review.

The one-page abstract may be sent by email to Norine Berenz
( and the paper submission form may
be faxed to

	+27 - 11 - 716 4199

Paper submission forms, submission guidelines, and
registration forms are to be found on the IPrA website:

- -----------------------------------------------------
Norine Berenz
Dept of Linguistics
University of the Witwatersrand
P/Bag 3
Wits 2050

phone: +27 - (0)11 - 716-2340
fax: +27 - (0)11 - 716 -4199
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Message 2: Sequential text analysis

Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 16:39:23 +0200
From: Gabriel Altmann <>
Subject: Sequential text analysis


	Sequential text analysis
	edited by
	Gabriel Altmann, Gejza Wimmer

The aim of this omnibus volume is to present
(a) a survey of results up to now
(b) presentation of modern analytical methods
(c) application of these methods to texts
(d) a survey of the existing software
(e) methodological considerations

1. General
2. Indices and functions
3. Time series
4. Markov chains
5. Fractals and chaos
6. Fourier analysis
7. Runs and gaps

Each chapter should contain 3-4 articles in English by different authors

Size of a contribution: max 20 pages

Time schedule
Dead line for announcing the contributions: December 31, 1999
Dead line for manuscripts: December 31, 2000

Anouncements should be sent to 
Gabriel Altmann, St�ttinghauser Ringstr. 44, D - 58515 L�denscheid
Fax: +492351973071
Gejza Wimmer, Mathematical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences,
Stefanikova 49, 
SK - 81473 Bratislava, Slovakia
Fax: +427397316
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