LINGUIST List 10.605

Tue Apr 27 1999

Calls: Text Analysis/Statistical, Cognitive Ling

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  1. JADT 2000, Statistical Analysis of Textual Data
  2. Susanne Niemeier, Cognitive Linguistics/Language Acquisition

Message 1: Statistical Analysis of Textual Data

Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 18:10:49 +0200 (MET DST)
From: JADT 2000 <>
Subject: Statistical Analysis of Textual Data




 J A D T 2 0 0 0

 5th International Conference on the Statistical Analysis of Textual Data

 March 9-11, 2000

 Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

 Lausanne, Switzerland
Following Barcelona (1990), Montpellier (1993), Rome (1995), and Nice
(1998), the 5th International Conference on the Statistical Analysis
of Textual Data will be held in Lausanne, on March 9-11, 2000. This
biennial conference, which has constantly been gaining in importance
since its first occurrence, is open to all scholars working in the
vast field of textual data analysis; ranging from lexicography to the
analysis of political discourse, from documentary research to
marketing research, from computational linguistics to
sociolinguistics, from the processing of data to content analysis.
After the success of the previous meetings, the three-day conference
in Switzerland will continue to provide a workshop-style forum through
technical paper sessions, invited talks, and panel discussions.

 Submission Deadline: September 10th, 1999
 Notification: October 15th, 1999
 Camera ready papers: December 10th, 1999
 Conference: March 9-11, 2000

The themes of interest of the conference concern the application of
statistical models and tools in the following domains:

 * Exploratory Textual Data Analysis
 * Discourse Analysis
 * Computational Linguistics
 * Statistical Analysis of Responses to Open Questions
 * Documentary and Bibliometric Statistical Analysis
 * Stylometry
 * Frequency Dictionaries
 * Lemmatization
 * Text Corpora and Text Encoding
 * Textual Classification
 * Information Retrieval
 * Hypertext
 * Software for Lexical and Textual Analysis

Submissions, communications and presentations can be made in any one
of these languages:

 English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

All communications and presentations must contain an English abstract.

As in the previous meetings, no translation will be provided.

Submissions should be limited to original, evaluated work. All papers
should include background survey and/or reference to previous work.
The authors should provide explicit explanation when there is no
evaluation in their work. We encourage the authors to include in
their papers proposals and discussions of the relevance of their work
to the theme of the conference.

Participants wishing to submit a paper or present a poster should send
to the program committee (address below) a short version for review by
September 10th, 1999, giving the following information:

 * Name of author;
 * Affiliation;
 * Full postal address with fax and/or e-mail
 * Title of the proposed paper with keywords;
 * An abstract in English (maximum 300 words) 
 * A short version (3 pages min./4 pages max.) of the paper emphasizing
 the purpose of the paper, the problem addressed and the results
 * Bibliographical references.

Notification of acceptance will be send to the authors by October 15,
1999. Final camera-ready papers should conform to the format that
will be provided to the authors and reach the committee (address
below) no later than December 10, 1999.


 Monica B\233cue Univ. Polytechnic of Catalunya
 Sergio Bolasco Univ. de Rome 'La Sapienza'
 \201tienne Brunet Univ. de Nice Sophia Antipolis
 Annibale Elia Univ. de Salerno
 Dominique Labb\233 Univ. de Grenoble
 Ludovic Lebart CNRS, ENST Paris
 Alain Lelu Univ. Paris 8
 Sylvie Mellet CNRS, Nice
 Charles Muller Univ. de Strasbourg
 Martin Rajman EPF Lausanne
 Max Reinert CNRS Toulouse
 Jacques Rouault CRISS Grenoble
 Andr\233 Salem Univ. Paris 3


JADT 2000
Martin Rajman
IN (Ecublens)
CH-1015 Lausanne

 T\233l : +41 21 693 27 35
 Fax : +41 21 693 52 25
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Message 2: Cognitive Linguistics/Language Acquisition

Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 08:41:20 +0200
From: Susanne Niemeier <>
Subject: Cognitive Linguistics/Language Acquisition

Circular No 1


University of Koblenz-Landau
in Landau (Germany)

27-30 March 2000

'Ten Years After'
Cognitive Linguistics:
Second Language Acquisition, Language Pedagogy,
and Linguistic Theory

The LAUD symposium held in Duisburg in 1990 marked "the birth of
cognitive linguistics as a broadly grounded, self-conscious
intellectual movement" (Langacker). Ten years after this First
International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, LAUD once again
invites papers related to issues in cognitive linguistics, but this
time with special reference to language acquisition research and
language pedagogy. Although cognitive linguistics can certainly be
characterized as the most rapidly expanding linguistic paradigm of the
last decade, the impact of this linguistic theory on research in
language acquisition and foreign language teaching has no more than
appeared at the periphery of CL and its pedagogical implications have
been left largely unexplored. Consequently, LAUD 2000 intends to
stimulate the contributions that CL can make to the areas of language
acquisition and language pedagogy. At the same time, it wants to
discuss new positions and developments in more general fields of
cognitive linguistics research that may be relevant for Cognitive
Applied Linguistics (CAL).

The conference is therefore aimed at three interrelated areas within
cognitive linguistics. 

We invite papers which consider (1) the interaction between language,
cognition and acquisition, (2) the pedagogical implications that
cognitive linguistics may favour, and (3) cognitive principles of
linguistic, i.e. conceptual organization while acquiring and learning
second or foreign languages.

(1)	Language, cognition, and language acquisition
Specific areas of inquiry at the symposium will include, but will not be
limited to:

- models of second language acquisition in natural settings
- cognitive approaches to language learning research
- psycholinguistic experiments in language learning
- comprehension and production strategies in language learning
-	languages in contrast: L1 and L2 conceptualizations
- corpus requirements in language learning
- the role of the first language
- the role of memory and lexical learning

(2)	Pedagogical implications favoured by cognitive linguistics
Specific areas of inquiry at the symposium will include, but will not be
limited to:

- general: insights prevailing in CL and their possible relevance for the
teaching of grammar/vocabulary in foreign language pedagogy
- basic level items and prototype categories in the acquisition of vocabulary
- CL and pedagogical grammars
- the function of a cognitive grammar of English
- from meaning-focused to form-focused instruction
- the role of grammatical rules as applications of cognitive principles
- CL and the 'consciousness raising' movement
- the teaching of language-specific conceptualizations

(3)	Cognitive principles of linguistic, i.e. conceptual organization in
language acquisition/learning
Specific areas of inquiry at the symposium will include, but will not be
limited to:

- linguistic categories and cognitive models
- conceptual metaphors and metonymies, e.g. emotion concepts
- schemas and prototypes exploited and built up in and across language(s)
- construals within languages and across languages
- iconicity in language and thought
- language and space as the basis of concrete and abstract conceptualization
- language, culture and thought, i.e. language as a culture's symbolization

The final date for submitting one-page abstracts will be July 1, 1999.

Please let us know whether your paper fits section 1, 2 or 3.

Abstracts should be sent by email to each of the following, from whom
further information can also be obtained:

Martin P\252tz 
email: <>

Susanne Niemeier
email: <>

Local Conference Organizer:

Martin P\252tz 
University of Koblenz-Landau
in Landau
Institut f\252r Anglistik
Im Fort 7
76829 Landau, Germany
Tel: +49-6341-280-162 * Fax: +49-6341-280-376

in cooperation with
Susanne Niemeier 
University of Bremen, Germany

Dr. Susanne Niemeier
Universitaet Bremen, FB 10
Fremdsprachendidaktik Englisch
Postfach 330440
28334 Bremen

Tel.: 0421-218-7792
Fax: 0421-218-4283
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