LINGUIST List 11.274

Wed Feb 9 2000

Calls: Grammar: BFG2000, General Ling:CSDL 2000

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  2. Mira Ariel, General Ling: Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language

Message 1: Berkeley Formal Grammar Conference

Date: Tue, 8 Feb 100 15:55:40 -0800 (PST)
From: Berkeley Formal Grammar Conference <bfg2000faust.berkeley.edu>
Subject: Berkeley Formal Grammar Conference

		 FINAL CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

	 LEXICAL AND CONSTRUCTIONAL EXPLANATIONS IN
		 CONSTRAINT-BASED GRAMMARS

			 21 July 2000

	 The University of California at Berkeley
			 as part of the
	 BERKELEY FORMAL GRAMMAR CONFERENCE 2000
	 URL: http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/~bfg2000/

		Proposal submission receipt deadline:

			* * * * * * * * * * *
			* 15 February 2000 *
			* * * * * * * * * * *

 Submissions should be sent to the electronic address listed below


PURPOSE

"Lexical and Constructional Explanations in Constraint-Based Grammars"
is the theme of a number of common workshops to be held as a part of
the Berkeley Formal Grammar Conference 2000 at the University of
California, Berkeley from July 19-23 2000. The Berkeley event will
also consist of:

	LFG2000, July 19-20,
	URL: http://www-lfg.stanford.edu/lfg/lfg2000/

	HPSG-2000, July 22-23,
	URL: http://hpsg.stanford.edu/hpsg2000

We welcome submissions of proposals for workshops that are of common
interest to the LFG, HPSG, and Construction Grammar communities and
are likely to further interactions between the three. Workhops talks
should be on a coherent topic that can be expected to generate
opposing views and discussion with the broader audience. Workshop
papers should be distributed in advance among participants and
participants should refer to each other's approaches. Each workshop
can accommodate introductory remarks framing the issues and three to
four 30-minute talks.

Proposals should contain:

1. Title of the proposed workshop.
2. Short statement explaining its relevance to the LFG and HPSG
 conferences. 
3. List of preliminary participants to be invited,
 OR: 
 statement of intent to organize such a workshop with 
 a preliminary CFP.

(Potential workshop organizers should note that the conference cannot
provide any financial support to workhop participants.)


TIMETABLE

 Deadline for receipt of workshop proposals:	15 February 2000

 Acceptances sent out:				31 March 2000

 Conference:					21 July 2000


ORGANIZERS AND THEIR CONTACT ADDRESSES

Send workshop proposals to the local conference organizers 

1. either electronically (preferred, ASCII only):

	bfg2000linguistics.berkeley.edu

2. or via snail mail:

	BFG2000-WS
	c/o Andreas Kathol 
	Department of Linguistics
	1203 Dwinelle Hall
	UC Berkeley
	Berkeley, CA 94720
	USA
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Message 2: General Ling: Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language

Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2000 15:09:15 -0800
From: Mira Ariel <marieldellnet.com>
Subject: General Ling: Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language

CSDL 2000 -- 2nd CALL FOR ABSTRACTS -- EXTENDED DEADLINE

The 5th conference on
"CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURE, DISCOURSE, and LANGUAGE"

will be held on May 11-14, 2000, at the University of California, Santa
Barbara.

The deadline for abstracts has been extended to March 1.

The following invited speakers will speak at the conference:

 Kathryn BOCK (Illinois)
 Wallace CHAFE (Santa Barbara)
 Dedre GENTNER (Northwestern)
 Rachel GIORA (Tel Aviv)
 George LAKOFF (Berkeley)
 Ron LANGACKER (San Diego)
 Charles LI (Santa Barbara)
 Sandra THOMPSON (Santa Barbara)
 Mark TURNER (Maryland)

The conference is sponsored by UC Santa Barbara's Center for the Study of
Discourse, Cognitive Science Program, Department of Linguistics, Department
of Psychology, and Department of Geography.

Papers in all areas of cognitive linguistics and related research areas are
welcome, including research on conceptual structure, conceptual operations,
grammar, meaning, cognitive processing, acquisition, language use, discourse
function, and other issues. Papers are especially encouraged bearing on, but
not limited to, the special conference themes of:

 Metaphor
 Analogy
 Irony
 Space
 Grammar and Cognition
 Discourse and Cognition
 Learning and Acquisition
 Interactionally Distributed Cognition
 Language in Interaction
 Usage-Based Models
 Cognition, Gesture, and Sign
 Cognitive Issues in Politics and Literature

TALKS will be 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for discussion.
There will be two to three parallel sessions of regular papers, plus plenary
lectures.

ABSTRACTS are due March 1, 2000. An anonymous abstract of 500 words should
be submitted via email, preferably as a Word attachment, to Patricia Clancy
at pclancyhumanitas.ucsb.edu.

Abstracts should make a clear and interesting point, and indicate the kind
of arguments and evidence that will be given in support of it.

Although the body of the abstract should not identify the author, the
following contact information should be included at the top of the email
message (so it can be removed before it is sent to reviewers):

 Name
 Institution
 Email address
 Mailing address
 Telephone

THEME SESSIONS are encouraged. A theme session is organized by an individual
and submitted as a unit. It treats a unified idea or topic, whether from
similar or diverse viewpoints. The topic may correspond to one of the
conference themes, or to another theme of interest. Theme sessions will
normally include 3 or 4 papers, plus a brief introduction. For each
individual paper included in a theme session, a regular abstract should be
submitted. In addition, one general abstract for the session itself should
be submitted, explaining the goals and rationale of the session, and listing
each paper to be included. The form of the abstract for the theme session,
and for each included paper, is the same as that for regular abstracts.
Likewise, the deadline date, review criteria, and review process are
identical to those for regular abstracts.

Of course, individual papers (not part of a theme session) are equally
welcome.

NOTIFICATION of acceptance will be given by March 31.

REGISTRATION for the conference will be at the following rates. (Early
registration is up until April 15, 2000.)
 General registration, early: $50
 General registration, late: $70
 Student registration, early: $30
 Student registration, late: $50
 Banquet at Faculty Club: $25
Payment must be made in the form of a check in US dollars, drawn on a US
bank.

LODGING AND TRANSPORTATION Additional information about special conference
discount rate lodging, transportation, etc. will be sent to people when they
register.

For additional information contact John Du Bois at
duboishumanitas.ucsb.edu.

Or consult our WEB SITE at http://linguistics.ucsb.edu/events/CSDL/CSDL.htm
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