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Wed Feb 10 1999

Calls: Deixis/European Summer School, Semiotic Society

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Message 1: Deixis/European Summer School

Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 19:25:11 +0100
From: root <rootLeibniz.lili.uni-bielefeld.de>
Subject: Deixis/European Summer School



 ESSLLI-workshop on

 DEIXIS, DEMONSTRATION and DEICTIC BELIEF in MULTIMEDIA CONTEXTS
 ================================================================

 Workshop held in the section 'Language and Computation' as part of the

 'Eleventh European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information'

 ESSLLI-99

 August 9-20, 1999, Utrecht, The Netherlands

 LAST CALL FOR PAPERS/PARTICIPATION
 ==================================
ORGANISERS:

 Elisabeth Andr'e (DFKI, Univ. of Saarbruecken)
 Massimo Poesio (CogSci/HCRC, Univ. of Edinburgh)
 Hannes Rieser (Bielefeld Univ. & SFB 360)

Questions concerning the workshop may be addressed to any of the organisers.

BACKGROUND:
Deixis has always been at the heart of reference research as widely
known literature in semantics and pragmatics (H.H. Clark,
S.C. Levinson, H. Kamp, D. Kaplan, W.V. Quine) demonstrates. Being
fundamental, it is in the common focus of several disciplines:
Cognitive science, linguistics, philosophical logics, AI, and
psychology.

Until recently, little was known about the role of pointing and
demonstration in deixis, especially about the coordination of speech
and gesture in deictic contexts. The situation has now changed due to
research in linguistics, ethnomethodology, vision, neuro-computation,
gesture analysis, psychology, and computer simulation.

At present, research is going on at various places, aimed at the
integration of deixis information from e.g. the visual and the
auditory channel. Relevant topics in this new field are
e.g. saliency, focus-monitoring, types of gestures and demonstrations,
and especially the emergence and structure of composite signals but it
also has intimate connections with problems of long standing such as
grounding, mutuality or agents' coordination in discourse.

The workshop will integrate different methodologies, experimental
paradigms, computer simulation including virtual reality approaches
and formal modelling alike. It is addressed to Master-students,
PhD-students and scholars working on philosophical, linguistic or
computational aspects of deixis including gesture.

The following publications might be of help to students looking for
information concerning reference, deixis, gesture recognition and
similar topics:

Clark, H.H.: 1995, Using Language. Cambridge: CUP
Davis, St. (ed.): 1991, Pragmatics. A Reader. New York, Oxford: OUP.
 Chs II and III
Levinson, St.C.: Pragmatics. Cambridge: CUP . Ch. 2
McNeill, D.: 1992, Hand and Mind. Univ. of Chicago Press
Recanati, F.: 1993, Direct Reference. From Language to Thought.
 Oxford UK & Cambridge USA: Blackwell
Wachsmuth, I. and Froehlich, M. (eds): 1998, Gesture and Sign Language in
 Human-Computer Interaction. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer

HOW THE WORKSHOP WILL BE ORGANISED:
The workshop will consist of ten sessions (90 min. each) of presentation
and discussion of contributed papers. It will take place during the
ESSLLI-Summer School and will be open to all members of the LLI- community.

SUBMISSIONS:
All researchers in the area, but especially Ph.D. students and young
researchers, are encouraged to submit a two-page abstract (hard copy or
e-mail (plain ASCII or (La)TeX) to the following address:

 deixislili.uni-bielefeld.de

The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 15, 1999.
Notification of contributors will be given around April 15, 1999.
Contributors of selected papers will be asked to provide extended
abstracts (six pages) in LaTeX-format to be edited as ESSLLI-workshop
notes. The deadline for submission of extended abstracts is May 31,
1999.

REGISTRATION:
Workshop contributors will be required to register for ESSLLI-99, but
they will be eligible for a reduced registration fee.

SUMMARY OF DATES:
 Feb 15, 99: Deadline for submissions
 Apr 15, 99: Notification of acceptance
 May 31, 99: Deadline for final copy
 Aug 9, 99: Start of workshop

FURTHER INFORMATION:
To obtain further information about ESSLLI-99 please visit the ESSLLI-99
home page at http://esslli.let.uu.nl/ and the home page of this
workshop at http://www.lili.uni-bielefeld.de/~deixis

ADDRESSES:
Elisabeth Andr'e (DFKI, Univ. of Saarbruecken): Elisabeth.Andredfki.de
Massimo Poesio (CogSci/HCRC, Univ. of Edinburgh): poesiocogsci.ed.ac.uk
Hannes Rieser (Bielefeld Univ. & SFB 360): rieserlili.uni-bielefeld.de
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Message 2: SEMIOTIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA: PITTSBURGH 1999

Date: Sun, 7 Feb 1999 08:36:31 -0800 (PST)
From: alan harris <vcspc005csun.edu>
Subject: SEMIOTIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA: PITTSBURGH 1999


From: William Pencak <wap1psu.edu>
SSA-1997:

1. I am pleased to announce the call for papers and provide you with
hotel information about the 24th Annual Meeting of the Semiotic
Society of America this coming October Oct. 28-31 in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. We are excited that for the first time, our meeting will
run jointly with that of the American Legal Studies Association, for
it gives the members of two kindred organizations the chance to become
acquainted. The SSA arose in the 1970s as scholars in various
disciplines came together to consider the multiple theories and
applications of semiotics as alternatives to the traditional
disciplinary perspectives into which knowledge had become
compartmentalized. Similarly, the ALSA arose at the same time out of
the undergraduate Legal Studies program at the University of
Massachusetts Amherst as a forum for colleagues interested in
undergraduate and graduate level legal studies programs and pedagogies
which provided an interdisciplinary, liberal arts, humanistic, and
critical approach toward legal studies.

2. Membership in the association is required if you wish to
participate in the annual meeting. Membership in the Semiotic Society
of America is $50 per year for individuals, $25 for students, retired,
and unemployed, and $75 for joint memberships. Please send checks in
US funds payable to the Semiotic Society of America to Linda Rogers,
Executive Director, Semiotic Society of America, Dept. of Educational
Foundations, 405 White Hall, Kent State University, Kent OH 44242.
Her email is lrogerskent.edu.

3. Members receive the American Journal of Semiotics for the year for
which they are enrolled, and issues of the Semiotic Scene which in the
future may be issued electronically for those with the ability to receive
it. As you receive this call for papers and invitation to join, please
note that we are in the process of making up outstanding back issues of the
journal. 1995 was a book-length quadruple issue on Semiotics and History,
1996 on Semiotics and Music. The journal for 1997, ed. by Bill Spinks on
the Trickster, should reach 1997 members shortly after this call for
papers. 1998 is in press, and 1999 should be published later this year.
Beginning in 2000, the journal will once again publish regular issues
rather than book-length annuals. Back issues are also available: contact
Richard Lanigan, Editor TAJS, Dept. of Speech Communications, Southern
Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901. Email -- rlanigansiu.edu.

4. Members of the SSA are also invited to join the American Legal
Studies Association, although such membership is not required, of
course, for attendance at the meeting. ALSA publishes the Legal
Studies Forum, which publishes in areas such as: law and literature;
narrative jurisprudence, legal storytelling; law and popular culture;
law and anthropology; law and religon; humnisitc approaches to law and
economics; philosophy of law; feminist jurisprudence; semiotics,
linguistics, rhetoric, metaphor, structuralism, and postmodernism; law
and cultural studies. Membership is $35 per year, includes the
journal, and is available from Prof. James Elkins, Law School,
Univ. of West Virginia, Morgantown, WV 26506. His email is
jelkinslabs.net. Selected back issues are also available.

5. PLEASE DISTRIBUTE THIS CALL FOR PAPERS AS WIDELY AS POSSIBLE TO
COLLEAGUES, FRIENDS, PROFESSIONAL NEWSLETTERS, ETC. -- ALSO, PLEASE
TAKE THE INITIATIVE TO ORGANIZE SESSIONS AS WELL AS SUBMIT PAPER
PROPOSALS.

6. REGISTRATION FEES FOR THE CONFERENCE, $95 FOR INDIVIDUALS, $50 FOR
STUDENTS, RETIRED OR UNEMPLOYED $145 FOR COUPLES INCLUDE TWO LUNCH
MEALS, SHOULD BE PAID AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WHEN YOUR PAPER PROPOSAL IS
ACCEPTED THIS SUMMER. WE WILL PROVIDE INFORMATION ON DEADLINES LATER.
1999 CALL FOR PAPERS -- PITTSBURGH OCT. 28-31, 1999 (Thursday-Sunday)

24th ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SEMIOTIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA, in conjunction with

THE AMERICAN LEGAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION

THEME: THE PHENOMENON OF SEMIOTICS: WORDS, SIGNS, AND THINGS

This year, to honor the strong interest in phenomenology at Duquesne
University which is sponsoring the conference, we have selected the
theme "The Phenomenon of Semiotics." The word "phenomenon," however,
also encourages us to reflect on the way semiotics, almost unknown
thirty years ago, has word itself has become a vital if sometimes
unacknowledged contributor to the ways people order their worlds in
the late twentieth century. Semiotics has become vital to scholars of
education, communications, art, music, the "hard" sciences,
anthropology, literature, popular culture, philosophy, history, and
other subjects. We thereby urge participants to be as bold and
diverse as their imagination and scholarship permit in submitting
proposals for sessions and panels.


TO BE HELD AT: DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY and the RAMADA INN PLAZA SUITES,
BIGELOW SQUARE, DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH, OPPOSITE THE AMTRAK STATION AND
WITHIN EASY WALKING DISTANCE OF THE UNIVERSITY.

ROOMS ARE NOW AVAILABLE: CALL 1-800-225-5858 AND MENTION YOU ARE WITH
"SSA/DUQUESNE UNIVERSITY" -- RATES $90 SINGLE OR DOUBLE FOR A JUNIOR SUITE
- $10 EXTRA each FOR THREE AND FOUR PERSONS.

 ++ How to Submit a Proposal for an Individual Paper/Performance ++

1. Send 7 copies of an abstract of approx. 150-300 words of your
presentation, on one side of a sheet of paper only, to Bill Pencak, SSA
PROGRAM (so he can sort this out from his other mail), History Dept., 108
Weaver Bldg., Penn State Univ., University Park, PA 16802. Do NOT
include your name or affiliation on this abstract, since the program
committee will do a blind review of your proposal. Or send your proposal
via email to -- wap1psu.edu -- pasted into a message only (NO
ATTACHMENTS).

2. Include with the long abstracts 1 copy of a short abstract
describing your presentation about a paragraph in length
(approx. 50-75 words). Include the name and affiliation of all
co-presenters. This is the abstract which will appear in the meeting
program if your proposal is accepted.

3. Send 3-5 keywords which indicate the major subject(s) your
presentation deals with. (These will be used to assign your
presentation to an appropriate session and to provide an index of
session topics).

4. List ALL of the audio-visual equipment you require. You may have to
pay for the rental of any equipment not requested when you submit your
proposal, and we probably will not be able to provide expensive equipment
(computer equipment, elaborate sound systems, video projectors), although
you can provide or pay for this yourself. VCRs and TV monitors, tape
recorders, overheads, tablets or chalkboards, and slide projectors will be
provided if requested when the proposal is submitted free of charge.

5. Include your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email
address, including where we can reach you over the summer.

+ TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL FOR AN ORGANIZED SESSION +

1) Send 1 copy of a short abstract (approx. 50-75 words) describing your
session as a whole, plus a short abstract (approx. 50-75 words) of for
each of the presentations which will be made in your session, to Bill
Pencak, SSA PROGRAM (to keep these straight from other mail), History
Dept., 108 Weaver Bldg., Penn State Univ., University Park, PA 16802. Or
email to -- wap1psu.edu -- as part of a simple text message only (No
attachments, please.) These abstracts should include the name and
affiliation of all organizers and presenters.

2) Along with the short abstract, send 7 copies of a long abstract of
your session (not to exceed one single-spaced page for each session,
which should include descriptions of each of the individual
presentations. Do NOT send a long absracts of every presentation. Do
NOT include any names or affiliations on your long abstract.

3) Send 3-5 keywords which indicate the major subject(s) to be dealt with
in your presentation.

4) List all of the audio visual equipment you need. See (4) above for what
we can and cannot provide.

5) Send your name, mailing address, telephone number, and email address,
including where you can be reached during the summer.

DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL ON DISC.
PLEASE SUBMIT PROPOSALS BY APRIL 20 TO BILL PENCAK, HISTORY DEPT., PENN
STATE UNIV., 108 WEAVER BLDG., UNIVERSITY PARK, PA 16802. E-MAIL:
WAP1PSU.EDU


Special Notes and Suggestions: --


1) DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH IS NO LONGER A "GRITTY CITY," BUT THE HOME OF
SUCH ATTRACTIONS AS THE ANDY WARHOL MUSUEM, THE MATTRESS FACTORY
(Museum of Installation Art) AND THE HEINZ CENTER FOR WESTERN
PENNSYLVANIA HISTORY. We plan to include information describing these
and other items of interest in your conference packets and with the
final program announcement. Depending on scheduling, the excellent
symphony or opera may be performing, along with other concerts and/or
sports events. We encourage you to arrive early on Thursday or stay
later on Sunday to take advantage of local attractions.

Panels and papers relating to Warhol, installation art, or Pittsburgh and
its rich immigrant and industrial heritage in some way are welcome.

2. This year, we mourn the death of SSA Past President and indefatigable
champion Robert Kevelson, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Philosophy at
Penn State.

"The Kevelson Memorial Award," initiated by Chris Myers, her friend
and most frequent editor at Peter Lang Publishing, will be awarded
beginning this year for the best student (graduate or undergraduate)
paper presented at the meeting and revised for potential publication
in The American Journal of Semiotics. More information about how to
apply for the award will appear in the conference program that will be
printed this summer. Lang's contribution needs to be increased, and
we eventually hope to award runner-up winners and possibly help fund
student travel to the conference. All contributions to the Kevelson
Memorial Award are welcome: please make your check payable to "The
Semiotic Society of America", Linda Rogers, Executive Director,
Dept. of Educational Foundations, Kent State University, Kent, OH
44242.

3. Also to honor Prof. Kevelson, there will be a special session
"Remembering Roberta Kevelson" at the meeting. We want this to be
a wide-ranging discussion of the impact of Bobbie's life and work and only
ask that those who wish to speak informally for 5 minutes or so to initiate
a discussion let Bill Pencak know. Bobbie's son, Ken Kevelson, will be
invited to this session and the meeting.

4. Individuals have volunteered to organize sessions on particular topics.
Please contact them with proposals for papers or sessions in these areas:

Empirical Semiotics -- Charls Pearson -- Dr_Charlsmsn.com
Tricksters -- in Life, Art, etc. -- Bill Spinks -- CSpinksTrinity.edu
History -- Bill Pencak -- wap1psu.edu
Science Fiction -- Bryce Tugwell -- bryce56hotmail.com
The Millennium Virus as a Cultural Phenomenon" -- not Y2K -- Myrdene
nderson -- myanderspurdue.edu
Law and Semiotics -- Vivian Curran -- curranlaw.pitt.edu
PlEASE FEEL FREE TO ORGANIZE MORE SESSIONS!

 5. Please feel free to circulate this call for papers via internet
or hardcopy to anyone you think may be interested.

Bill Pencak,
Vice-President and President-Elect, Semiotic Society of America
Prof. of History
l08 Weaver Bldg.
Penn State
University Park PA 16802
phone: 814-863-8949 (ans. machine)
e-mail: wap1psu.edu
fax: 814-863-7840 to my attention


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