LINGUIST List 10.859

Mon Jun 7 1999

Calls: Cross-Cultural Pragmatics, Cognitive Science

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  1. Andrea Golato, Cross-Cultural Pragmatics
  2. Colleen Seifert, COGSCI99

Message 1: Cross-Cultural Pragmatics

Date: Sat, 05 Jun 1999 14:06:37 -0700
From: Andrea Golato <>
Subject: Cross-Cultural Pragmatics

Call for Papers
AAAL 2000 Convention, March 11-14, 2000

The overall topic of the 2000 convention of the American Association
for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) is "Crossing Boundaries." In line with
this theme, we are organizing a colloquium proposal entitled
SPEAKERS." In this colloquium, we hope to bring together researchers
interested in pragmatic interference, pragmatic transfer,
interlanguage pragmatics, and pragmatic failure as they present
themselves in native/nonnative speaker interactions. In particular,
we encourage submissions that work with non-elicited, spontaneous
interaction, either telephone data or face-to face-interaction.

Organizers: Andrea Golato and Carmen Taleghani-Nikazm

Of the abstracts we receive, we will select 5 and submit them together
as a colloquium proposal to the office of the AAAL (American
Association for Applied Linguistics). Confirmation of receipt of
proposals will be sent by e-mail. We will notify you within 2 weeks
of submission deadline whether or not we will include your abstract in
our colloquium proposal.

Please submit 2 copies of a 300-word abstract typed on a single page.
In the upper left-hand corner of one copy, place the presenter's name,
address, phone and fax numbers, e-mail address, and institutional
affiliation. Do not put any identification on the other copy. Do NOT
include bibliographies or biodata, and do not type on the back of any
sheet. Please submit to

Andrea Golato
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
3072 Foreign Languages Building
707 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801-3675

Deadline for proposals to reach Andrea Golato: July 10, 1999

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 Andrea Golato, Assistant Professor
 Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
 312 Friendly Hall
 University of Oregon
 Eugene, OR 97403-1250
 Telephone: (541) 346-2818
 Fax: (541) 346-4126
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Message 2: COGSCI99

Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 18:20:15 -0400
From: Colleen Seifert <>
Subject: COGSCI99


 	 Call for Participation

You are cordially invited to join us for the 21st Annual Meeting of
the Cognitive Science Society at Simon Fraser University's downtown
campus in Vancouver, British Columbia. Vancouver is a spectacular
setting nestled at the foot of Coastal Range mountains on Burrard
Inlet and complemented by a thriving, multi-cultural urban
atmosphere. We hope that the conference will provide a fine mix of
academic and extra-curricular pleasures.

The Meeting will take place in three full days on August 19-21st. We
expect most people to arrive on Wednesday, August 18th and depart on
Sunday, August 22nd - though we hope some of you will come for a
longer stay.

This year, the main conference program will be preceded, on August
18th, by a day of workshops and tutorials. There will be a workshop on
teaching cognitive science, and four tutorials on cognitive
architectures, including Soar, ACT-R, Cogent, and PDP++. These
tutorials are designed to introduce architectures to potential users,
and are supported by a contribution from the Office of Naval Research.

The program for the conference will comprise over 100 refereed paper
presentations and invited symposia organized by Zenon Pylyshyn,
Fernando Ferreira, David Rosenthal, Ian Gold and Joseph Stemberger.
There will be two poster sessions/receptions on the first two evenings
of the conference.

The conference will officially close on Saturday night with an
optional dinner cruise aboard M.V. Britania. The cruise will provide
an opportunity for everyone to gather in one place, share some good
food and enjoy the spectacular scenery of Burrard Inlet.

Registration Information

The registration fee for society members is $180 Canadian dollars
(about $125 U.S.), and includes a copy of the proceedings, admission
to all conference programs, break refreshments, and the 2 receptions.
To join the society, please see or phone
(734) 429-9248; fax (734) 763-7480; email:
Non-members pay $250 CDN. The optional dinner cruise is $45CDN, $30CDN
for students. Tutorial sessions are $30CDN per half day, and teaching
workshops are $35CDN per half day.

The easiest way to register is on-line at . 

If you wish to register by e-mail, regular mail or fax, you can download the 
relevant form from our website and contact us:
Fax: 604-291-4443
Postal: Cogsci99, c/o Department of Philosophy, Simon Fraser University, 
Burnaby, B.C., Canada V5A 1S6 

Travel Information

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is served by an ever-expanding
list of Canadian and international airlines. There are many routes
that lead here from any given city, and we strongly recommend you
consult either a travel agent or an on-line reservation service to
help you. Nearby airports include Seattle, WA (about 110 miles south)
and Bellingham,WA (about 50 miles south). In planning for the trip,
you should be aware that the Canadian dollar is valued at around 70
cents U.S.

Hotel Information

We recommend that you make your reservations NOW for best choice of
hotel. Please mention the Cognitive Science Society to access
reserved COGSCI99 rooms and prices (if available as noted below). We
also list several hotels that do not accept room blocks for groups,
but may have individual rooms available. All prices are in Canadian

Within 5 blocks of the conference:

Ramada Downtown, 435 W Pender, (604) 488-1088, (888) 389-5888. 
Info: $130 single/double, 2 blocks to conference site. This is an old hotel 
recently re-furbished, with small but clean rooms.

St. Regis Hotel, 602 Dunsmuir, (604) 681-1135.
Info: $95-105, 3 blocks away. Another refurbished old hotel, right in the 
middle of downtown.

Delta Suite Hotel, 550 W. Hastings, (604) 689-8188.
Info: $285.00, across the street from Harbour Centre. First class and 
brand new, so if you can afford it, enjoy!

Kingston Hotel, 757 Richards, (604) 684-9024.
Info: $55, mostly shared bath, Vancouver's most popular Bed and 
Breakfast hotel. 5 blocks away. (No COGSCI99 block available.)

Dominion Hotel, 210 Abbott, (604) 681-6666.
Info: A refurbished budget hotel in historic Gastown, 4 blocks away. Not 
the quietest place to stay, but recommended if you can get a room away 
from the pub. (No COGSCI99 block available.)

Eastern Edge of Downtown, within 12 blocks;
(Close to the funky warehouse district of Yaletown and the Public Library.)

YWCA Hotel/Residence, 733 Beatty St., (604) 895-5830.
Info: Single/ bath in hall $48, Double/shared bath $74, Double/private bath 
$115. 7 blocks away. A very nice YWCA, recently built. The price 
includes access to the usual range of facilities (located a few blocks away).

Granville Street Vicinity, South of the Conference:
(Granville Street is being gentrified and is safe, but has some \179adult\178 shops 
in the area. Take Howe or Seymour St. for a totally different atmosphere.) 

Hotel Dakota, 654 Nelson, (604) 605-4333, (888) 605-5333.		
Info: $129, 8 blocks away. Another recently refurbished old hotel. 

Howard Johnson, 1176 Granville, (604) 688-8701, (888) 654-6336.
Info: $119 double queen, $129 double twins, 8 blocks away. Another 
newly refurbished old hotel. 

Holiday Inn, 1110 Howe St., (604) 684-2151, (800)465-4329.
Info: $179 for a room on the executive floor. 9 blocks away. Good rooms 
with king size bed and continental breakfast included. 

Burrard Street Vicinity, South-west of the Conference):

Bosman's Motor Hotel, 1060 Howe, (604) 682-3171, (888)-267-6267.
Info: $119 for one person, +$10 for each additional person in room (up to 
4), 8 blocks away. A straight-forward North American Motor Inn. 

Blue Horizon, 1225 Robson, (604) 688-1411, (800) 662-1333.
Info: $155, 10-11 blocks away. A medium-level large hotel located in the 
heart of Downtown's trendiest shopping, surrounded by good restaurants, 
cafes and other services.

Burrard Motor Inn, 1100 Burrard, (604) 681-2331, (800)-663-0366.
Info: $89-$109, 11 blocks away. Similar to Bosman's.

Century Plaza, 1015 Burrard, (604) 687-0575, Toll-free: (800) 663-1818.
Info: $129/single, $154/double, 12 blocks away. Similar to the Blue 
Horizon, a little farther and in a less "happening" neighbourhood.

YMCA, 955 Burrard, (604) 681-0221.
Info: Single $42.90, TV $2.20, extra person $8.80 (double bed or cot). 10 
blocks (south-west of the conference). A more traditional YMCA. Shared 
bathrooms, pool, gym etc. in the building.

English Bay Area:
(The nicest place to stay, but farther from the conference (20 blocks or 2 
km, 1.3 miles, 35-40 minute walk). Close to Stanley Park and the ocean, 
in a great walking neighbourhood of retail and restaurants, city buses run 
from Harbour Centre, and cabs cost less than $5. For anyone staying longer 
for a little vacation, this is a highly recommended option.)

Coast Plaza, 1763 Comox, (604) 688-7711, (800) 663-1144.
Info: $170 single/double, $210 1-bed suite. A very nice hotel for the price. 

Hotel Sylvia, 1154 Gilford, (604) 681-9321.
Vancouver's great hotel bargain. An old, somewhat run-down hotel right 
across the street from the beach and steps away from Stanley park. Rooms 
are only $65-119. This hotel is always our first choice for visitors. (No 
COGSCI99 block available.)

Buchan Hotel, 1906 Haro, (604) 685-5354.
Info: A highly recommended small budget hotel in a quiet residential 
neighbourhood. (No COGSCI99 block available.)

Robsonstrasse Motor Inn, 1394 Robson, (604) 687-1674. 
(No COGSCI99 block available.)

Greenbrier Hotel, 1393 Robson, (604) 683-4558. 
(No COGSCI99 block available.)

Robson Suites, 777 Bidwell, (604) 685-9777. 
(No COGSCI99 block available.)

Simon Fraser University - Main Campus

Conference and Guest Accommodations, SFU, Burnaby, (604) 291-4503.
Info: The frequent direct bus service takes about 40 minutes, parking is 
$3/day (Parking downtown is more expensive, but well worth it if you are 
car-pooling). Economy (no linens etc.) singles are just $19/night, $31.05 
with full service. $51.60 for a twin room. The best deal is the newer 
townhouses: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchen and living room all for 
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