LINGUIST List 10.908

Tue Jun 15 1999

Calls: Linguistic Politeness, 12th ESSLLI

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  1. Krisadawan Hongladarom, International Symposium on Linguistic Politeness
  2. Enrico Franconi, 12th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

Message 1: International Symposium on Linguistic Politeness

Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 16:22:46 +0700
From: Krisadawan Hongladarom <hkrisadachula.ac.th>
Subject: International Symposium on Linguistic Politeness


Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit an abstract for an upcoming symposium
on linguistic politeness to be held on 7-9 December 1999 at Chulalongkorn
University, Bangkok, Thailand. The deadline for abstract submission is 31
JULY 1999 (extended from the previous announcement).

At the moment, we have received a number of interesting proposals from Thai
and international scholars. We are hoping to publish a post-symposium
volume of selected papers.

Enclosed please find details on the symposium and response form. Please
visit our web site for more information. A list of accommodation is also
provided.

Thank you for your attention to this matter and we hope to see you in Thailand.

Kind regards,
Krisadawan Hongladarom
Symposium secretariat
_________________________________________________________________

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

International Symposium on Linguistic Politeness: Theoretical Approaches
and Intercultural Perspectives

*Event

International Symposium on Linguistic Politeness will be held on 7-9
December 1999 at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. The symposium
is a celebration of an auspicious occasion of His Majesty the King
Bhumiphol's 72nd Birthday in December 1999.

*Invited Speakers
 (Using western politeness convention, we put ladies first.)

 Professor Sachiko Ide, Japan's Women University, Tokyo
 Professor Robin Lakoff, University of California at Berkeley
 Professor Bruce Fraser, Boston University

*Background and Objectives

There have been an impressive number of research on politeness in language
from various perspectives and disciplines. Theoretical approaches have been
proposed, in the light of data from both western and non-western languages.
These, as well as specific questions related to the relationship between
politeness and such issues as gender, genre, indirectness, or even
impoliteness, are worth investigating more thoroughly. The purpose of the
symposium is to arrive at a new theoretical understanding of politeness in
the light of recent research on different aspects of this linguistic
phenomenon. This International Symposium, with its focus on an issue of
great significance to culture, is a necessary step in the advancement of
linguistic and socio-cultural research in the age of globalization.

The symposium will bring together researchers (not only linguists) who are
interested in contemporary problems related to language, communication,
cognition and culture, to seek a better insight into the various issues
related to politeness in language. The symposium aims at promoting
awareness of these issues and at facilitating original research from
various perspectives and disciplines.

*Invitation for Contributions

We invite contributions on all aspects of politeness in language. Please
send one-page abstracts to the symposium secretariat by July 31, by e-mail,
fax, or regular mail .

*Publication

Plans are being made to publish a post-symposium volume of selected papers.
The deadline for paper submission is 15 February 2000, about two months
after the symposium is over. Participants who wish to distribute full
papers at the symposium are requested to submit type-written manuscripts
(using Times 12 and printed on A-4 paper) to the symposium secretariat by
31 October 1999 so that we will have enough time to make a photo-copying.

*Symposium Fees

International Participants
	(US dollars): $65 before 30 September 1999; $85 at the symposium

Thai Participants
	(Thai baht):	2,000* before 30 September 1999; 2,600 at the
symposium
	*with a subsidy of 300 baht from the Thai government

This amount includes registration fee, a book of abstracts, symposium
materials, papers, reception, lunches, coffees/teas, and farewell dinner.

*Symposium Web Site

Please visit our web site at:

http://pioneer.chula.ac.th/~hkrisada/Politeness/index.html.

Interactive Response Form is provided in the web page.

*Granting Bodies

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited
Office of Research Affairs, Chulalongkorn University
Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University

*Organizing Committee and Contact Address

The International Symposium on Linguistic Politeness is organized by
Department of Linguistics, Chulalongkorn University. The Chairperson is
Sudaporn Luksaneeyanawin (Head, Department of Linguistics). The Chairperson
of the Program Committee is Pranee Kullavanijaya.

Please send your abstracts and questions, if any, to the secretariat at the
following address:

		Krisadawan Hongladarom
		International Symposium on Linguistic Politeness
		Department of Linguistics
		Chulalongkorn University
		Bangkok 10330 Thailand
		Tel: 66-2-218-4690; 66-2-218-4692
		Fax: 66-2-218-4697
		E-mail: hkrisadachula.ac.th

_________________________________________________________________

*Response Form

International Symposium on Linguistic Politeness
Please return this form to the secretariat by 31 July 1999.

Name: ................................................
Title: ...............................................
Affiliation: .........................................
Mailing Address: .....................................
State/Zip/Postal code: ...............................
Country: .............................................
E-mail: ..............................................
Telephone: ...........................................
Fax: .................................................

	[ ] I plan to attend and will present a paper.
	 Title of Paper:..........................
......................................................

	[ ] I will attend only.
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Message 2: 12th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 15:39:58 +0100 (BST)
From: Enrico Franconi <franconics.man.ac.uk>
Subject: 12th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

[An HTML version of the Call for Proposals will be available via the
 FoLLI page <http://www.folli.uva.nl/Esslli/2000/esslli-2000.html>;.
 Usual apologies apply if you receive multiple copies of this message]


 Twelfth European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
 ESSLLI-2000
 August 6-18, 2000, Birmingham, Great Britain

 CALL FOR PROPOSALS

The main focus of the European Summer Schools in Logic, Language and
Information is the interface between linguistics, logic and
computation. Foundational, introductory and advanced courses together
with workshops cover a wide variety of topics within six areas of
interest: Logic, Computation, Language, Logic and Computation,
Computation and Language, Language and Logic. Previous summer schools
have been highly successful, attracting around 500 students from
Europe and elsewhere. The school has developed into an important
meeting place and forum for discussion for students and researchers
interested in the interdisciplinary study of Logic, Language and
Information. ESSLLI-2000 is organised under the auspices of the
European Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI).

The ESSLLI-2000 Programme Committee invites proposals for
foundational, introductory, and advanced courses, and for workshops
for the 12th annual Summer School on a wide range of topics in the
following fields:

 Logic Language Computation
 Language and Logic Logic and Computation Language and Computation

In addition to courses and workshops there will be a Student
Session. A Call for Papers for the Student Session will be distributed
separately.

The Programme Committee welcomes proposals in all of the above areas.


PROPOSAL SUBMISSION:
All proposals (subject: ESSLLI-2000) should be submitted by electronic
mail to the program chair, Enrico Franconi at <franconics.man.ac.uk>,
in plain ASCII text, as soon as possible, but no later than July 4,
1999. Authors of proposals will be notified of the committee's
decision no later than September 15, 1999. Proposers should follow
the guidelines below while preparing their submissions; proposals that
deviate substantially will not be considered.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION:
Anyone interested in lecturing or organising a workshop during 
ESSLLI-2000, please read the following information carefully.


FOUNDATIONAL COURSES:
These are really elementary courses not assuming any background
knowledge. The number of foundational courses will be 4-6.

Foundational courses are taught by 1 or max. 2 lecturers. They
consist of five sessions (a one-week course) or ten sessions (a
two-week course) each session lasts 90 minutes.

 Timetable for Foundational Course Proposal Submission

 Jul 4, 1999: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 15, 1999: Notification
 Nov 15, 1999: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract, lecturer(s)
 information, course description and prerequisites
 Jun 1, 2000: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course material


INTRODUCTORY COURSES:
Introductory courses are central to the activities of the Summer
School. They are intended to equip students and young researchers
with a good understanding of a field's basic methods and techniques,
and to allow experienced researchers from other fields to acquire the
key competences of neighbouring disciplines, thus encouraging the
development of a truly interdisciplinary research community. The
introductory courses in the three basic disciplines should provide
introductions to the field for non-specialists (an introductory course
on logic, for instance, should address linguists and computer
scientists, not logicians). Introductory courses in the
interdisciplinary fields, on the other hand, can build on knowledge of
the respective fields (an introductory course in computational
linguistics should address an audience which is familiar with the
basics of linguistics and computation).

Introductory courses are taught by 1 or max. 2 lecturers. They
consist of five sessions (a one-week course) or ten sessions (a
two-week course) each session lasts 90 minutes.

Proposals for introductory courses should indicate the level of the
course as compared to standard texts in the area. For ease of
reference a list of standard texts will be made available
electronically.

 Timetable for Introductory Course Proposal Submission

 Jul 4, 1999: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 15, 1999: Notification
 Nov 15, 1999: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract, lecturer(s)
 information, course description and prerequisites
 Jun 1, 2000: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course material


ADVANCED COURSES:
Advanced courses should be pitched at an audience of advanced Masters
or PhD students. Proposals for advanced courses should specify the
prerequisites in some detail.

Advanced courses are taught by 1 or max. 2 lecturers. They consist
of five sessions (a one-week course) or ten sessions (a two-week
course) each session lasts 90 minutes.

 Timetable for Advanced Course Proposal Submissions

 Jul 4, 1999: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 15, 1999: Notification
 Nov 15, 1999: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract, lecturer(s)
 information, course description and prerequisites
 Jun 1, 2000: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course material


WORKSHOPS:
The aim of the workshops is to provide a forum for advanced
Ph.D. students and other researchers to present and discuss their
work. A workshop has a theme. At most one organiser is paid. The
organisers should be specialists in the theme of the workshop and give
a general introduction in the first session. They are also
responsible for the programme of the workshop, i.e., for finding
speakers.

Each workshop organiser will be responsible for producing a Call for
Papers for the workshop by November 15, 1999. The call must make it
clear that the workshop is open to all members of the LLI
community. It should also note that all workshop contributors must
register for the Summer School.

A workshop consists of five sessions (a one-week workshop) or ten
sessions (a two-week workshop). Sessions are normally 90 min.

 Timetable for Workshop Proposal Submissions

 Jul 4, 1999: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 15, 1999: Notification
 Nov 15, 1999: Deadline for receipt of Call for Papers
 Dec 1, 1999: Send out Call for Papers
 Mar 15, 2000: Deadline for Papers (suggested)
 May 1, 2000: Notification of Workshop Contributors (suggested)
 May 15, 2000: Deadline for Provisional Workshop Programme
 Jun 1, 2000: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready copy of ws notes
 Jun 1, 2000: Deadline for Final Workshop Programme


FORMAT FOR PROPOSALS:
Please submit your proposal in the following format:

Name: --- Name(s) of proposed lecturer(s)/organiser.

Address: --- Contact addresses of proposed lecturer(s)/organiser.
 Where possible, please include phone and fax 
 numbers.

Title: --- Title of proposed course/workshop.

Type: --- State whether this is a workshop, an foundational 
 course, an introductory course, or an advanced 
 course.

Section: --- Which of the six sections (Language, Logic,
 Computation, Logic & Computation, Language
 & Computation or Language & Logic) does the
 proposal belong to? Please just name one.

Description: --- A description of the proposed contents.
 Not more than 150 words.

External --- State whether (and if so: how) you will be able to
funding: find external funding to subsidise your travel and
 accommodation expenses.

Further --- Any further information that is required by the
particulars: above guidelines should be included here.


FINANCIAL ASPECTS:
Prospective lecturers and workshop organisers should be aware that all 
teaching and organising at the summer schools is done on a voluntary 
basis in order to keep the participants fees as low as possible. 
Lecturers and organisers are not paid for their contribution, but are 
reimbursed for travel and accommodation. In case of two lecturers, a 
lump sum is paid to cover travel expenses. The splitting of the sum is 
up to the lecturers. (However, please note that the organisers 
appreciate it if, whenever possible, lecturers/organisers find 
alternative funding to cover travel and accommodation expenses.)

Workshop speakers are required to register for the Summer School; 
however, workshop speakers will be able to register at a reduced rate to 
be determined by the Organising Committee.

Finally, it should be stressed that while proposals from all over the 
world are welcomed, the Summer School can only afford to reimburse 
travel costs for travel from destinations within Europe to Birmingham.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

 Enrico Franconi (chair)
 Attn: ESSLLI-2000
 Department of Computer Science
 University of Manchester
 Oxford Rd.
 Manchester M13 9PL, UK
 Tel: +44 (161) 275 6170
 Fax: +44 (161) 275 6204
 Email: franconics.man.ac.uk

 Mary Dalrymple (Language)
 Matthias Baaz (Logic)
 Nada Lavrac (Computation and Logic)
 Mark Hepple (Language and Computation)
 Achim Jung (Computation)
 Reinhard Muskens (Logic and Language)
 
 
ORGANISING COMMITTEE:
 Achim Jung (chair)
 Email: A.Jungcs.bham.ac.uk


FURTHER BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
To obtain further information, please visit the web site for
ESSLLI-2000 <http://www.folli.uva.nl/Esslli/2000/esslli-2000.html>;.
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