LINGUIST List 12.1185

Mon Apr 30 2001

Calls: Applied Ling, Semantics & Pragmatics

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  1. Gaoyuan, Applied Ling & Lang Teaching - Beijing, China
  2. Peter K�hnlein, Semantics & Pragmatics of Dialogue/ BI-DIALOG 2001

Message 1: Applied Ling & Lang Teaching - Beijing, China

Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 16:7:49 +0800
From: Gaoyuan <>
Subject: Applied Ling & Lang Teaching - Beijing, China

Second Call for Papers
Theme: Focus on the Learner
Date: Oct. 8-10 (Beijing portion) and Oct. 11-14 (Guilin portion)

The Research Institute for Foreign Languages and the Dept. of Foreign 
Languages of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, work in 
collaboration with the College of International Culture and Education of 
Guangxi Normal University and the Department of Modern Languages and the 
Department of English of the University of Northern Iowa are pleased to 
announce their 5th International Symposium on Applied Linguistics and Language 
Teaching. The symposium will be held from Oct. 8th to 9th (Beijing portion) 
and from Oct. 11th to 14th (Guilin portion). Participants may choose to take 
part in either one or both parts of the symposium.

Invited Keynote Speakers
Rod Ellis, University of Auckland, Auckland
Gui Shichun, Guangdong University of Foreign Languages and Trade, Guangzhou
Wu Yi'an, Beijing University of Foreign Languages, Beijing

Focus on the Learner

We hope to network and bring together researchers and teachers to discuss 
issues facing them in the 21st century. We also hope to provide a forum where 
the participants can share their ideas and experience in theoretical 
exploration or teaching practice. Particular attention is paid to the 
learner, whose role and development should be taken into full account in any 
language teaching program.

The symposium will focus on a number of sub-themes including but not limited 
to the following:
	Learner characteristics, motivation and attitudes
	Language learning issues for students 
	Linguistic theory and language teaching or learning
	Approaches, methods and strategies in TEFL
	Language and culture
	Use of multi-media in teaching and learning
	Writing and development of teaching materials
	Curriculum development
	Teaching development and training

Working language

Call for papers
The Organizing Committee is now inviting submission of abstracts for papers. 
Abstracts should be a single page, with an additional page for data or 
references if necessary. They are preferably not more than 500 words. 
Abstracts should include contact information (name, affiliation, mail address,
e-mail address, telephone number) in the body of the mail. They may be 
submitted either electronically or by mail. If submitted electronically, the 
abstract should either be pasted into the e-mail or should be an attachment. 
E-mail submissions should be sent to Mr. Jiang Quanhong The mail address is Mr. Jiang Quanhong, Dept. of 
Foreign Languages, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 
Beijing 100083, China. 

Abstracts should be received by June 30, 2001. Notification of acceptance 
will be made by July 31, 2001. 

Symposium Venue
The symposium will be held in Beijing University of Aeronautics and 
Astronautics in Beijing and Guangxi Normal University in Guilin, which is 
considered by many to be China's best scenic spot for its unique karst 

Dates and activities 
(Oct. 5 Arrival in Beijing for pre-conference activities)
Oct. 6-7 Visits to the Great Wall, the Ming Tombs, the Forbidden City, the 
Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace)
Oct. 7 Arrival & registration for the symposium
Oct. 8-9 Meeting in Beijing (one night for Beijing Opera)
Oct. 10 Departure for Guilin (Afternoon maybe shopping time if arrival is 
around noon)
Oct. 11-12 Meeting in Guilin (one night for performance by the 13 ethnic 
minorities of the region)
Oct. 13-14 Sightseeing in Guilin (incl. boat trip along Li River to 
Yangshuo, and sightseeing around Guilin)
Oct. 15 Departure from Guilin

Participants must register for the symposium on Oct. 7 for the Beijing 
portion or Oct. 10th for the Guilin portion. Those who want to take part in 
the pre-conference activities must register on Oct. 5. The fees for the 
participants are as follows: For the Beijing portion alone: US$400 
(excluding the pre-conference activities) or $550 (including the 
pre-conference activities). For the Guilin portion alone: US$600.
For both the Beijing and Guilin (incl. the flight from Beijing to Guilin): 
US$1150. For both the Beijing and Guilin (incl. pre-conference activities 
and the flight from Beijing to Guilin): US$1300.
 These are for double-room in 3-star hotels or above, for single room 
add $20/day. The fees for spouse/child are as follows: 
The Beijing portion alone: US$200(excluding the preconference activities) 
or $300 (including the preconference activities). 
The Guilin portion alone:US$400. 
Both the Beijing and Guilin (incl. the flight from Beijing to Guilin): US$750. 
Both the Beijing and Guilin (incl. pre-conference activities and the flight 
from Beijing to Guilin): US$850.

Important dates
Submission of abstract: June 30, 2001
Notification of acceptance: July 31, 2001
Symposium registration: Oct. 5 or Oct. 7 or Oct. 11
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Message 2: Semantics & Pragmatics of Dialogue/ BI-DIALOG 2001

Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 14:16:58 +0200
From: Peter K�hnlein <>
Subject: Semantics & Pragmatics of Dialogue/ BI-DIALOG 2001

 Call for Registration/Participation



 Bielefeld University, Germany
 June 14-16 2001

BI-DIALOG 2001 will be the fifth in a series of workshops that aim
at bringing together researchers working on the semantics and
pragmatics of dialogues in fields such as artificial intelligence,
formal semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, 
philosophy, and psychology.

The abstracts for the sessions and the names of their authors can be 
accessed via the website


Simon Garrod (HCRC, Univ. Glasgow), Alois Knoll (Univ. Bielefeld),
Alex Lascarides (HCRC, Univ. Edinburgh), David Sadek (France Telecom),
Robert van der Sandt (Univ. Nijmegen), Isabel Gomez Txurruka (ILCLI)


Ellen Bard (HCRC), Anton Benz (HU Berlin), Peter Bosch (Univ.
Osnabrueck), Robin Cooper (Goteborg Univ.), Claire Gardent (Univ. des
Saarlandes), Joris Hulstijn (Vrije Univ. Amsterdam), Yasuhiro Katagiri
(ATR MIC LR), Ian Lewin (SRI), Massimo Poesio (HCRC), Uwe Reyle (IMS),
Henk Zeevat (ILLC)


The workshop will take place at Bielefeld University. The local 
organizers are Peter Kuehnlein, Hannes Rieser, and Henk Zeevat.


The relevant information (fees, booking, etc.) pertaining to
registration can be found at the website
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when you follow the link to registration. Please *NOTE* that there
will be a big sports event at the same time as BI-DIALOG 2001, and
hotel reservation may become difficult if you wait too long.


Information about Bielefeld University:

News about the conference will be posted on the workshop's web 
page at

Send emails to or for questions about local

Previous workshops in this series include:

MunDial'97 (Munich)
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Twendial'98 (Twente)
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Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam)
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Gotalog'00 (Gothenburg)
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