LINGUIST List 12.1283

Wed May 9 2001

Calls: Legal Discourse, Historical Lexicography

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  1. Anne Wagner, Legal Discourse and Social Inquiry
  2. Coleman, Dr J.M., Historical Lexicography and Lexicology

Message 1: Legal Discourse and Social Inquiry

Date: Wed, 09 May 2001 10:41:17 +0000
From: Anne Wagner <>
Subject: Legal Discourse and Social Inquiry

20-24 August 2001: Vaasa University, Finland: 13th European Symposium on


"LEGAL DISCOURSE AND SOCIAL INQUIRY: its interpretation and innovative

Content: It will give contributors an opportunity not only to re-assess the
linguistic descriptions of legal discourse, but also consider the utility of
the latter in relation to former and/or oncoming social, political,
legislative or jurisprudential developments. The topics and aspects to be
discussed could be speech acts, conversational structures, linguistic
(grammatical and lexical) phenomena in spoken and written sub-genres.

Convener: Dr ANNE WAGNER

Abstracts or full papers should be sent before the end of May (at the latest)

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Message 2: Historical Lexicography and Lexicology

Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 12:13:26 +0100
From: Coleman, Dr J.M. <>
Subject: Historical Lexicography and Lexicology


Papers are invited on any subject in the fields of historical
lexicography and historical lexicology. They should be approximately
twenty minutes long, and will be followed by ten minutes for
questions. Some contributors may be invited to speak for longer.
Submissions are also invited for sessions, which should be an hour and
a half in length, and could consist of roundtable discussions,
demonstrations, or linked papers. There will also be an opportunity
for conference participants to exchange notes and queries. These
should last no more than five minutes. The conference language is
English, but papers dealing with other languages are welcomed.

Speakers include John Considine, University of Alberta; Toni Healey,
Dictionary of Old English, Toronto; Eric Stanley, University of
Oxford; Ian Lancashire, University of Toronto; Elaine Treharne,
University of Leicester; Juan Gabriel V�zquez Gonz�lez, University
of Huelva; Gregory James & So Ming-cheung Bronson, Hong Kong
University of Science and Technology; Edwin Lovatt, University of
Leeds; Brian Merrilees, University of Toronto; Rod McConchie,
University of Helsinki; Julie Coleman, University of Leicester; Juhani
Norri, University of Tampere; Boris Pritchard, University of Rijeka.

The submission and accommodation deadlines are 29/03/02.
Discount for bookings before 31/12/01.

Visit the conference website for more details:

Dr Julie Coleman
English Department phone: 0116 252 2635
University of Leicester fax: 0116 252 2065
University Road
Leicester. LE1 7RH
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