LINGUIST List 10.606

Tue Apr 27 1999

Calls: Colloquium of Ling, Native Title Claims

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  1. Reinhard Rapp, 34th Colloquium of Linguistics
  2. John Henderson, Autralian Linguistic Society

Message 1: 34th Colloquium of Linguistics

Date: Mon, 26 Apr 1999 12:00:28 --100
From: Reinhard Rapp <>
Subject: 34th Colloquium of Linguistics

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 | September 7-10, 1999 |
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 | University of Mainz, Germany | 
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 | Additional Tutorial - Sydney M. Lamb: |
 | "The Neurocognitive Basis of Language" |
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 | Travel Support for Scientists from |
 | Eastern Europe |

We cordially invite you to participate in the 34th Colloquium of
Linguistics which will take place at the Johannes Gutenberg-
Universitaet Mainz, Faculty of Applied Linguistics and Cultural
Studies in Germersheim, from September 7 to September 10, 1999. The
motto of this year's conference will be "Linguistics on the Way into
the New Millennium". Continuing the tradition of the colloquium, there
will be no restrictions regarding the choice of topics. The conference
languages are English, German, and French. Presentations should not
exceed 30 minutes which includes 10 minutes of discussion. The
deadline for abstracts is May 31, 1999. A volume of abstracts will be
available at the conference. The proceedings with the full papers
will be published after the conference with Peter Lang-Verlag.

In a break with tradition, this year's conference program will be
supplemented by a number of tutorials. Each tutorial comprises three
hours and is intended to give a concise introduction to a specific
field for audiences with a different focus of research.

We are particularly happy to offer you a bus excursion to the old city
of Heidelberg with a guided tour through the castle on Thursday,
September 9. On the way, we will stop in Speyer, whose Cathedral
(Kaiserdom) is part of the UNESCO's world cultural heritage.

Please do not hesitate to bring this announcement to the
attention of interested colleagues. More information can be
found on our website at

Prof. Dr. Dieter Huber Dr. Reinhard Rapp


May 31, 1999 - Submission of abstracts 
 (confirmation within two weeks)
 - Conference registration (reduced rate)
 - Registration for tutorials & excursion
 - Hotel reservation

Nov. 30, 1999 - Submission of full papers for the proceedings


- ---------------------------------------------------------
 | Morning | Afternoon | Evening
- -------------+-------------+--------------+--------------
 Tue, Sept. 7 | Tutorials | Tutorials | Germersheim
 | | | Guided Tour
- -------------+-------------+--------------+--------------
 Wed, Sept. 8 | Opening & | Papers | Reception 
 | Papers | | (Town Hall)
- -------------+-------------+-----------------------------
 Thu, Sept. 9 | Papers | Excursion to Heidelberg
 | | and Speyer
- -------------+-------------------------------------------
 Fri, Sept. 10 | Papers & | (Departure)
 | Conference End |
- ---------------------------------------------------------

The presentations will be organized in parallel sections.


- ---------------------------------------------------------
 Time | Tutorial | Language
- -----------+--------------------------------+------------
 9.00-12.30 | Prof. Peter Hellwig: Natural | English
 | Language Parsing, Part 1 |
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 9.00-12.30 | Christian Otto: Sprachtech- | German
 | nologie fuer das Internet |
- -----------+--------------------------------+------------
 14.00-17.30 | Prof. Peter Hellwig: Natural | English
 | Language Parsing, Part 2 |
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 14.00-17.30 | Prof. Uta Seewald-Heeg: | German
 | Maschinelle Uebersetzung |
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 14.00-17.30 | Prof. Sydney M. Lamb: The Neu- | English
 | rocognitive Basis of Language |
- ---------------------------------------------------------

The Tutorials take place during the first full day of the confe-
rence (Sept. 7, 1999). Therefore, the official opening is on the 
second day. For each tutorial, a description can be found at


The Faculty of Applied Linguistics and Cultural Studies (FASK) of the
University of Mainz is located in Germersheim in the south- west of
Germany on the Rhine between the cities of Mannheim and Karlsruhe. It
can easily be reached by car, train, and airplane. With its 2500
students, more than 1000 of whom coming from 70 different foreign
countries, the faculty is known as one of the world's largest
institutions dedicated to the training and edu- cation of translators
and interpreters. Within walking distance from the faculty, six hotels
and the student's residence are available with single rooms priced
between 30 and 90 DM per night. Meals are provided by the university
canteen, the cafe- teria, and by a number of restaurants (with lunch
specials). The main attractions in and around Germersheim are its
fortress, the German Wine Road, the Palatinate Forest with Hambach
Castle, Speyer, Heidelberg, the Castle Park in Schwetzingen and the
Old Abbey in Maulbronn.

Dr. Susanne Beckmann, University of Muenster 
Dr. Abraham P. ten Cate, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen 
Dr. Tadeusz Danilewicz, Gdansk University 
Prof. Dr. K. Dorfmueller-Karpusa, Univ. of Thessaloniki 
Dieter W. Halwachs, University of Graz 
Prof. Dr. Mikhail Kotin, State University Moscow 
Prof. Dr. Wim Klooster, University of Amsterdam 
Prof. Dr. Wilfried Kuerschner, University of Osnabrueck 
Dr. Reinhard Rapp, University of Mainz (Conference Chair) 
Prof. Dr. Hans Otto Spillmann, University of Kassel 
Prof. Dr. Kazimierz A. Sroka, Gdansk University 
Dr. Juerg Straessler, University of Bern 
Prof. Dr. Zygmunt Vetulani, University of Poznan 
Dr. Ingo Warnke, University of Kassel 
Prof. Dr. Richard J. Watts, University of Bern 
Prof. Dr. Heinrich Weber, University of Tuebingen 
Prof. Dr. Lew Zybatow, University of Bielefeld


The conference fee is 100 DM for early registration (120 DM after May
31, 1999). This sum includes the registration fee and will, among
other things, cover pre-conference materials, tea and coffee, the
guided tour through Germersheim on Tuesday and the reception on
Wednesday. It will not, however, cover meals, accomodation,
proceedings, the excursion to Heidelberg (30 DM), and the tutorials
(20 DM per tutorial, written documentation included). Accepted
currencies are DM and Euro (exchange rate: 1 Euro = 2 DM).


Please find registration information on our website at


For a limited number of scientists from Eastern Europe - subject to
confirmation from our sponsors - there will be partial travel support
available. Several conditions and restrictions apply. The deadline for
applications is May 31, 1999. Please send requests to the address
given below.


Please send all correspondence to the following address:

34th Colloquium of Linguistics
c/o Dr. Reinhard Rapp
Universitaet Mainz, FASK Phone: (+49) 7274 / 508-457
D-76711 Germersheim Fax: (+49) 7274 / 508-429
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Message 2: Autralian Linguistic Society

Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 11:51:34 +0800
From: John Henderson <>
Subject: Autralian Linguistic Society

 Call for papers and registrations for a workshop on


Saturday, October 2 at the University of Western Australia
 Perth, W.A. (room t.b.a)

The workshop is presented by the Australian Linguistic Society in
conjunction with the Native Title Research Unit of the Australian Institute
Of Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islander Studies and with assistance from
the National Native Title Tribunal.

Linguistic evidence has played an increasingly important role in Australian
native title claims, as highlighted in recent judgements. This workshop
will provide an opportunity to draw together the linguistic issues arising
in the various claims. It will be of interest to linguists,
anthropologists, lawyers and others involved in native title claims. The
workshop will be held as part of the 1999 Conference of the Australian
Linguistic Society but is open to non-members.

Papers are invited on all relevant aspects of native title claims,
including but not limited to:
* revisiting the issues of the relationships between language, people and
country, including the notion of the language group
* historical and comparative evidence for the continuity of language in a
given area, including
 * use of historical documentation
 * issues of contemporary knowledge and use of language
 * the role of place names and geographical and
 ecological terms
* communication in court and in the preparation of claims, including
 * communicative styles
 * interpreting and translation
 * difficulties in communication
* comparison with similar issues in other parts of the world

Presentations will be of 30 minutes, including 5 minutes question time.
Further information, including a short bibliography, is available at the
website (see below).

Registration fee to be paid in advance: waged Aus$40, student/unwaged
Aus$20 (free to those registered for the main Australian Linguistic Society
conference). The preferred method of registration is using the web form at
the workshop website
or contact:

John Henderson
Centre for Linguistics
University of Western Australia
WA 6907	ph. 61 8 9380 2870	fax 61 8 9380 1154
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