LINGUIST List 11.1639

Wed Jul 26 2000

Calls: Language and Cognition, Poetry by Linguists

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  1. Heike Tappe, Language and Cognition - German Society of Linguistics (DGfS)
  2. Andrew Lloyd Sunshine, Poetry by Linguists

Message 1: Language and Cognition - German Society of Linguistics (DGfS)

Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 14:39:41 +0100
From: Heike Tappe <>
Subject: Language and Cognition - German Society of Linguistics (DGfS)

Workshop at DGfS conference 'Language and Cognition' - Leipzig (Germany) 2001

The next annual conference entitled 'Language and Cognition' of the German
Society of Linguistics (DGfS) will take place from 28th February to 2nd
March, 2001 in Leipzig, Germany. The DGfS conference is the biggest
linguistic conference in Europe and in 2001 will mainly be devoted to
cognitive implications of linguistics. As Leipzig has several
Max-Planck-Institutes, with which the University of Leipzig cooperates, we
expect a vivid discussion of diverse cognitive aspects that will center
around theoretical linguistic, evolutionary, neuropsychological,
neurophysiological, philosophical and psycholinguistic questions on language
and language processes.

Our workshop is devoted to the general framework of the conference and will
address questions concerning both the language system and language
processing. Please find below a description of the workshop. You will find
further information about 'Language and Cognition' on the conference web

Presentations including discussion will be allotted 30 minutes.

An abstract not exceeding one page-as it will come out in the abstract
volume-is to be submitted by the

**15th August, 2000 **

You may submit your abstract either electronically
( or by sending a disk by postal mail to one of
addresses below. In both cases, we need a file either in MS-Word-format
(Mac or PC) or in simple ASCII-format.

Notification: 1rst September, 2000
Conference: 28th February - 2nd March, 2001

Yours sincerely,
Holden H�rtl, Susan Olsen & Heike Tappe

Holden H�rtl & Susan Olsen
Universit�t Leipzig
Institut f�r Anglistik
Br�hl 34-50; 04109 Leipzig
Fon: 0341-9737343
Fax: 040-9737329

Heike Tappe
Universit�t Hamburg
Fachbereich Informatik
Vogt-K�lln-Str. 30; 22527 Hamburg
Fon: 040-42883-2366
Fax: 040-42883-2385

While, in the past, theoretical linguistics concentrated on the static
properties of the linguistic system, increasing evidence has gathered for
the view that processes of language production should be seen as a field
for testing theoretical assumptions. This is a challenge as well as an
opportunity. Similarly, interdisciplinary research on language production
makes use of theoretical linguistic findings in modelling language
production. To what extent can linguistic theories and empirical research
profit from each other? The aim of this workshop is to promote discourse
about this subject, which has been increasing in importance both in Germany
(e.g. through the DFG research priority programme 'Language Production')
and internationally. In this spirit, we consider a discussion of interface
problems to be promising. By this we mean, firstly, the question
concerningthe concrete interaction of the subcomponents of the linguistic
system, a question which cannot be avoided once one attempts to include a
description of the procedural aspects of the linguistic system. Secondly,
more attention should be paid to the manner, degree and time in which the
linguistic and non-linguistic systems influence each other.

The two areas just described are inextricably interwoven. Important here
are various general questions, which will be the centre of attention for
the workshop: Are there conceptual structures which have more than one
possible linguistic realisation? How can such divergent linguistic
realisations be motivated? At which level do the information units
responsible for such differing linguistic realisations enter into the
language production process? The workshop will deal with concrete questions
pertinent to the range of issues just sketched.

These questions can be related to aspects of the global processes of
perspective taking and information structuring in the sense that they
influence the range of phenomena discussed above. Against this background,
several kinds of grammatical alternations, such as the causative or the
locative alternation could be examined.

Bierwisch, M. & Schreuder, R. (1992). From concepts to lexical items.
Cognition, 4, 23-60.
Levelt, W.J.M. (1989). Speaking: From intention to articulation. Cambridge,
MA: MIT Press.
von Stutterheim C. & R. Meyer-Klabunde (1999) (eds.), Representations and
Processes in language production. (Studien zur Kognitionswissenschaft).
Wiesbaden: Deutscher Universit�tsverlag.
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Message 2: Poetry by Linguists

Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2000 12:46:24 -0400 (EDT)
From: Andrew Lloyd Sunshine <>
Subject: Poetry by Linguists


POETRY BY LINGUISTS SOUGHT for a volume of poetry by linguists. Submit
poems and/or translations of poems (up to ten pieces total) with a brief
biography and a statement (up to 500 words) on links between your work
as a linguist and the writing of poetry to: Andrew Sunshine, 222 W. 83rd
St., Apt. 9E, New York, NY 10024, USA. The deadline is March 1, 2001.
Work submitted in languages other than English should be accompanied by
both literal and poetic translations. For further details, write Andrew
Sunshine at
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