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Wed Apr 7 1999

Calls: Cognitive Ling Approach to Literacy, Child Lang

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Message 1: Cognitive Linguistic Approaches to Literacy

Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 22:47:56 -0700 (PDT)
From: alan harris <vcspc005csun.edu>
Subject: Cognitive Linguistic Approaches to Literacy

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	CALL FOR PAPERS
	COGNITIVE LINGUISTIC APPROACHES TO LITERACY

	a seminar sponsored by 

	The Society for Critical Exchange

	at the annual meeting of the

	Midwest Modern Language Association
	Minneapolis, 2-6 November 1999

Recent work in rhetoric and composition theory, education, as well as
cultural and media studies has approached the question literacy by focusing
on the material conditions of the production, dissemination, and
comprehension of texts. Examining the social, political, and economic
settings in which individual rhetorical agents write and read is
indispensable for understanding acts of writing and reading. Equally
important, however, is a more fundamental understanding of language
structure and use as it relates to human psychology.

Recent activities in linguistics and cognitive science has produced a
family of approaches to language structure known collectively as
cognitive-functional linguistics. While many of its sibling theories vary
in scope and method, they unite around a common assumption that language
structure is a composite of cognitive and social communicative strategies
that emerge from basic psychological operations of perception, attention,
memory, categorization, and metaphoric mapping. Thus, an account of
language structure must address such issues as how individuals perceive the
world, how they make use of their limited cognitive resources, and, as
important, how they lay claim to the limited cognitive resources of other
individualswhich further entails having a theory of memory,
categorization, and metaphoric mapping consistent with present research in
the behavioral and brain sciences. This family of approaches to language
structure may be a useful complement to detailed discussion of the
material, cultural, and historical conditions that motivate literate
practices. 

The aim of this seminar is to explore the possibility of combining the
cognitive-functional approaches to language structure with the cultural
material approaches to literacy (broadly defined). Individual contributors
may wish to address (but are not restricted to)the following issues:
	>the metaphors specific cultures use to conceive acts of writing and
 	reading; 
	>whether or not specific conceptual stands toward writing can be inferred
 	from existing texts, and whether or not these conceptual stands form
 	identifiable style of writing; 
	>the limits on working and long-term memory and how those limitations
affect the development of specific kinds of textual production (literary or
	otherwise); 
	>the relationship between words and images in texts;
	>how categorization affects reading; 
	>the relationship between writing and speech;
	>meaning and context in the undergraduate essay; 
	>how readers construe intent from writing.

Deadline for abstracts: 1 April 1999; deadline for full papers: 31 August 1999
 
Send Abstracts via email to "tvo2po.cwru.edu" or to this postal address:
Professor Todd Oakley, Department of English, Case Western reserve
University, Cleveland, OH 44106-7117
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Message 2: Child Language Seminar

Date: Wed, 07 Apr 1999 13:20:26 +0000
From: G.Morgan <garymlinguistics.ucl.ac.uk>
Subject: Child Language Seminar


		CHILD LANGUAGE SEMINAR 1999
	SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS
		2-4 September 1999

The 1999 Child Language Seminar will be hosted by the Department of 
Language and Communication Science, City University, London, UK. Proposals
are invited for papers of 30 minutes duration and for posters on issues
related to
language acquisition in children.
 
* KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dan Slobin and Judy Kegl

* CONFERENCE LOCATION
The Conference sessions will be held at the Oliver Thomson suite with
accommodation nearby at Rosebery Hall. City University is located near
Islington, within walking distance of central London. 

* PUBLICATION OF PROCEEDINGS
Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings, to appear
before 31 December 2000. 

* HOW TO SUBMIT ABSTRACTS
Abstracts should be up to 250 words in length (excluding references) and
may be submitted preferably by e-mail or e-mail attachment, alternatively
by mail or
Fax. Submissions should be received by 1 May 1999. At the top of the
abstract please include Name(s) of Author(s), Institutional Affiliation,
Full Address, E-Mail Address, Telephone and Fax Numbers, Paper or Poster,
Equipment Requirements. 

Please leave several lines between this information
and the title and body of the abstract so that the header information can
be removed for anonymous review.

Send your abstract to:
CLS 99
Dept. of Language and Communication Science,
City University,
Northampton Sq.,
London, EC1V 0HB

e-mail: b.wollcity.ac.uk
Fax: (+44) (0)171 477 8577
Minicom / TTY: +44(0) 171 477 8314

* FOR QUESTIONS OR MORE INFORMATION ON THE CONFERENCE

Please check our conference website:
http://www.city.ac.uk/ccs/cls99.htm

or contact:

Gary Morgan: 44 (0) 171 419 3162

Shula Chiat: 44 (0)171 477 8297


CLS 99 REGISTRATION FORM

If you would like to attend the conference please complete this form and
send it to CLS 99 Administrator by mail, fax or e-mail at the address below
(an electronic version is available at the conference website).

Name: 

Affiliation: 

Address: 

Telephone: 

Fax: 

E-Mail: 

I would like to register for: (please underline clearly one of the options
below). 
ALL OPTIONS INCLUDE A SET OF ABSTRACTS, TEAS AND COFFEES

A. Residential packages (including all meals and conference dinner)
	Option 1: single accommodation (shared bathroom/shower facilities) 175 

	Option 2: twin accommodation (ensuite bathroom/shower facilities) 175 
	Please indicate name of person you will be sharing with 

B. Non-residential packages 
	Option 3: Full non-residential package, including all meals and conference
	dinner 115 

	Option 4: Non-residential package including lunches 90 

	Option 5a (Thursday) 5b (Friday) 5c Saturday) Any one day 45

Please indicate if you have any special dietary requirements: 

Please indicate if you have any special communication or access needs: 

ALL BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE BEFORE 1 AUGUST AND BE ACCOMPANIED BY FULL PAYMENT.

METHODS OF PAYMENT: Return this form together with: 


EITHER: 
1. a cheque in sterling made payable to City University (CLS 99)

OR
2. Credit card details:
Name of cardholder: 
Card Type: Visa Mastercard 	Date of Expiry of card: 
Billing Address (if different from address above) 

TO: 
The CLS Administrator
Language and Communication Science, City University
Northampton Square
London EC1V 0HB, UK	 	E-mail: cls99city.ac.uk		
Fax: +44-171-477-8577












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Gary Morgan
Dept of Linguistics, UCL, London
tel: 0171 4193162 (voice/text)
fax: 0171 3834108
 
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