LINGUIST List 10.245

Tue Feb 16 1999

Calls: Ling/Education in 21 Cent, Morphology

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  1. Benny Lee, International Systemic Functional Institute & Congress
  2. Jeroen van de Weijer, Mediterranean Morphology Meeting

Message 1: International Systemic Functional Institute & Congress

Date: Tue, 09 Feb 1999 14:46:19 +0800
From: Benny Lee <ellleebleonis.nus.edu.sg>
Subject: International Systemic Functional Institute & Congress



SECOND CIRCULAR & REGISTRATION FORM

The 26th International Systemic Functional Institute and Congress

ISFC'99

Department of English Language & Literature
National University of Singapore

Institute: 	22-24 July 1999
Congress: 	26-30 July 1999

Venue: Regional Language Centre (RELC), International Hotel, Orange Grove
Road, Singapore

Theme: Linguistics and Education on Entering the 21st Century

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Organisers: Joseph Foley, Kay O'Halloran, Lionel Wee, Lisa Lim, Benny
Lee and Vincent Ooi (NUS) and Joyce James (RELC)

Email: 	ellsfc99nus.edu.sg 

Post:		ISFC99
		Department of English Language and Literature
		National University of Singapore
		10 Kent Ridge Crescent
		SINGAPORE 119260

Tel:		(65) 874 3912
Fax:		(65) 773 2981

Website:	http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/ell/systemic/ISFC-99.html

This is the Second Circular for ISFC99. It contains further details about
the Institute and Congress, and also information about accommodation in
Singapore and the Congress dinner. Most importantly, this Second Circular
includes the new deadline for submission of abstracts - 15 March 1999 - and
the Registration Form. 

THE ABSTRACTS - OFFERS OF PAPERS AND WORKSHOPS 

The Congress theme is LINGUISTICS AND EDUCATION ON ENTERING THE 21ST
CENTURY. We welcome contributions from any of the growing number of
theoretical and practical fields of SFL including extensions to other
semiotic systems, and applications of SFL to education. While we
expect the majority of papers and workshops to be located within a SFL
framework, we welcome other contributions including those that offer
an alternative perspective.

The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended to 15 March
1999 and we will respond to you by 31 March. For efficiency, we will
use email where possible.

REMINDER TO THOSE GIVING PAPERS

Papers should be designed to fit into a 40-minute slot, with 20 to 30
minutes of presentation and 20 to 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

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THE PROGRAMME - THE INSTITUTE (Thursday 22 July - Saturday 24 July)

The Institute provides three hour intensive workshops in the following
fields in systemic functional linguistics:

SYSTEMIC FUNCTIONAL GRAMMAR 
Beverley Derewianka
 
SOCIOLINGUISTICS AND THE SYSTEMIC FUNCTIONAL THEORY OF LANGUAGE
Ruqaiya Hasan

LANGUAGE AND EDUCATION
Frances Christie

SYSTEMIC ANALYSIS OF VISUAL TEXTS
Michael O'Toole

EMBODIED ACTION AND MEANING-MAKING
Paul Thibault

Participants will also receive a booklet containing the recommended
readings.

Registration at the Institute: 	8.00 am - 9.00 am Thursday 22 July
Session Times:			9.00 am - 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm - 5.30 pm
Lunch: 				12.30 pm - 2.00 pm
Coffee Breaks: 			10.30 am - 11.00 am and 3.30 pm - 4.00 pm

THE PROGRAMME - THE CONGRESS (Monday 26 July - Friday 30 July) 
 
This 26th Congress will bring together a range of academics and
teachers from the leading theorists and practitioners of systemic
functional linguistics to those interested in learning more about this
theory of language and its ever growing fields of application.

The Congress will run from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm and, with the exception
of Thursday night for the Congress dinner, the evenings will be left
free. RELC is situated at 30 Orange Grove Road which is in the centre
of Singapore near Orchard Road. There are plenty of bars, hotels,
restaurants and shopping centres close at hand.

The format for the programme is:
 
Plenary Address
Parallel Sessions/Workshops
Lunch
(Plenary Address - Friday)
Parallel Sessions/Workshops

Lunch is 12.30 pm-2.00 pm. Tea, coffee, biscuits and cold drinks will
be available 10.30 am - 11.00 am, and in the afternoon 3.30 pm- 4.00 pm.

SPEAKERS AT PLENARY SESSIONS

The plenary speakers and the title of their talks are:

MICHAEL HALLIDAY
"Networks of Sound and Meaning"

RUQAIYA HASAN
"On the Realisational Relations of Meaning and Wording: The Case of Negation"

JIM MARTIN
"Sense and Sensibility"

FRANCES CHRISTIE
"Language and Education"

MICHAEL O'TOOLE
"Can Multimodal Semiotics Facilitate Linguistic Understanding?"

HU ZHUANGLIN
"From Grammatical Metaphor to Metaphorical Grammar"

OTHER PLANNING AND TIMETABLING DETAILS

Registration at Congress: 	Sunday 25 July 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm 
					Monday 26 July 8.00 am - 9.00 am

BOOK DISPLAY 

There will be a book display throughout the Institute and Congress. It
will have a wide range of books that should be of interest to systemic
functional linguists. If you wish to bring books for display, please
discuss it first with us via the ISFC99 Office. 

TRAVEL TO AND FROM RELC

The simplest method of travelling from Changi Airport to RELC is to
catch a taxi. The cost one way to RELC will be less than SGD 20.
Alternatively there is a counter in the arrival hall at Changi Airport
with information about the minibus service to hotels in Orchard Road.

ACCOMMODATION IN SINGAPORE

The Institute and the Congress will be held in the conference rooms in
the RELC International Hotel. This hotel has offered a subsidised
rate for conference participants. The rate is SGD 88 per room per
night including breakfast, and each room contains two single beds.
The arrangements and payment for accommodation are to be completed on
an individual basis through contact with RELC. Please mention that
you are an ISFC99 conference participant to obtain the special room
rate. Information and forms for hotel reservations at RELC
International Hotel, together with links to other sites with
information about other hotels in Singapore, may be found on the
following website:
 
http://www.hotel-web.com/relc/singapor/index.htm 

You can also make arrangements to stay at RELC by email:
relcihsingnet.com.sg. Payment may be made by credit card. 

The contact details for RELC International Hotel are:

RELC International Hotel
30 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258352
Tel: 	(65) 737 9044
Fax: 	(65) 733 9976
Email: relcihsingnet.com.sg

THE CONGRESS DINNER

The Congress Dinner on Thursday 29 July will be held at the Yacht Club in
Changi. The cost of $50 includes bus transport to the venue. Payment may
be made with registration.

COSTS
						
		Standard Rate (in SGD)	Student Rate((in SGD)

INSTITUTE (22-24 July)		$180		$100
CONGRESS (26-30 July)		$280 		$200
INSTITUTE & CONGRESS (22-30 July)	$350 		$250
CONFERENCE DINNER			$50		$50
* Accommodation (RELC)	$88 (per night)	$88 (per night)

* Accommodation is to be organised on an individual basis through contact
with RELC. Please see details under "ACCOMMODATION"


We look forward to seeing you in Singapore! 

>From the Conference Committee: Joseph Foley, Kay O'Halloran, Lionel
Status: RO

Wee, Lisa Lim, Benny Lee and Vincent Ooi (NUS) and Joyce James (RELC)

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REGISTRATION FORM - TO BE SUBMITTED BY 30 APRIL 1999

You may return your completed form by e-mail or send a printed copy 
to the address given below

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SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (mark with a cross)

Halal	
Vegetarian	

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INSTITUTE COSTS 22 - 24 JULY 1999

Fee, with refreshments and lunches 			...................................
(SGD 180, students SGD 100)

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CONGRESS COSTS 26 - 30 JULY 1999 

Fee, with refreshments and lunches................................
(SGD 280, students SGD 200)

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INSTITUTE & CONGRESS COSTS 22 - 30 JULY 1999 

Fee, with refreshments and lunches...................................
(SGD 350, students SGD 250)

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CONGRESS DINNER - 29 JULY 1999 

Yacht Club Dinner...................................
(SGD 50, students SGD 50)

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Please indicate method of payment

1.	BANK DRAFT/CHEQUE 

Please make payable to: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE (in Singapore
dollars only) 

Specification (circle): 	Institute/Congress/Institute & Congress/Dinner


2.	CREDIT CARD: (VISA and MASTERCARD accepted only) 

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Completed forms and payment should be sent to:

Email:	ellsfc99nus.edu.sg

Post:		Dr Benny Lee
		ISFC99 Committee
		Department of English Language and Literature
		National University of Singapore
		10 Kent Ridge Crescent
		SINGAPORE 119260

Tel:		(65) 874 3912
Fax:		(65) 773 2981

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Message 2: Mediterranean Morphology Meeting

Date: Mon, 15 Feb 1999 12:11:04 +100
From: Jeroen van de Weijer <vdweijerletmail.let.leidenuniv.nl>
Subject: Mediterranean Morphology Meeting

First circular and Call for papers
MMM2

The Second Mediterranean Meeting on Morphology will be held on
Malta, from 10-12 September, 1999. The conference is organized
by the MMM-committee (Geert Booij (Amsterdam), Angeliki Ralli
(Patras) and Sergio Scalise (Bologna) in cooperation with the
Institute of Linguistics of the University of Malta in Valetta,
in particular Ray Fabri. 

The schedule of the conference will be similar to the first one,
held at Lesbos, Greece. As the participants of that conference
will recall, our aim of doing morphology in a pleasant and
relaxed atmosphere was fully achieved. There will be about 20
slots for speakers, each slot is 40 minutes (30 minutes for the
paper and 10 minutes for discussion). The conference will
include an outing on the island of Malta, so that an informal
gathering of morphologists will be possible. 

If you wish to participate, please send 4 anonymous copies of a
one page abstract, and one abstract with name, affiliation and
email address to the selection committee, c/o Geert Booij,
Faculteit der Letteren, Vrije Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1105,
1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands (fax +31-204446500, e-mail
booijglet.vu.nl). The deadline for submission is March 31,
1999. 

The conference will be held in the university residence of the
University of Malta in the small, picturesque town of Lija,
where lodging at reasonable prices will be available. In a
second circular we will inform you about the practical details
of the conference, and how to register. The organizing
committee has selected the following topics as the main topics
for this conference. However, other topics are not excluded
beforehand.

1. The role of lexical categories versus non-lexical categories
in morphology

The following types of questions can be asked: which are the
lexical categories involved in derivation versus compounding,
what are the differences and why? Which kinds of lexical classes
oppose further derivation, and why? To which extent is it true
that minor lexical categories are not involved in word formation?
 Is the notion `lexical category' the same in syntax and
morphology? What kind of feature mechanisms are required to
express the relevant generalizations? Cross-linguistic and
typological studies are welcome.

2. The interface of morphology and phonology

Recently, the interface issue has been broached in terms of
output conditions, and specifically alignment conditions. The
selection of allomorphs and competing morphemes can also be
handled by these mechanisms. Questions are, for instance: how
exactly do phonological and morphological conditions interact in
output constraint based grammars? What kind of diachronic
evidence may throw light on these interface issues? How can
phenomena such as paradigmatic leveling be accounted for in such
frameworks?

Selection of papers will be done before April 30, so that the
program will be known in May. For further information, write to
booijglet.vu.nl
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