LINGUIST List 12.1458

Wed May 30 2001

Calls: Semantics/Pragmatics/Rhetoric, Multilingualism

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  1. Isabel Gomez Txurruka, Semantics, Pragmatics, and Rhetoric (SPR-01)
  2. Dafydd Gibbon, Multilingualism and Language Endangerment Workshop

Message 1: Semantics, Pragmatics, and Rhetoric (SPR-01)

Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 16:20:11 +0200
From: Isabel Gomez Txurruka <>
Subject: Semantics, Pragmatics, and Rhetoric (SPR-01)

			Call for Papers


		ILCLI. Apdo. 220.
		20080 Donostia - San Sebasti�n. Spain. 

We are happy to announce the First International Workshop on Semantics,
Pragmatics, and Rhetoric, or SPR-01, which will be held in
Donostia - San Sebasti�n, in November, 22-24, 2001. SPR-01 is organized by
the Institute for Logic, Cognition, Language and Information (ILCLI) of the
University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU).


1. Rationality in Communication
2. Underdetermination
3. Formal Approaches to Meaning
4. Rhetoric of Argumentation


Frans van Eemeren (Amsterdam)
Tim Fernando (Dublin)
John Perry (Stanford)
Fran�ois Recanati (Paris)
Frank Veltman (Amsterdam)
Deirdre Wilson (London)


Jesus M. Larrazabal (Donostia)
John Perry (Stanford) & Eros Corazza (Nottingham)
Laure Vieu (Toulouse)


Contributed papers (20 minutes) connected to the topics above are invited
from all areas of Logic, Linguistics, Philosophy of Language, Rhetoric, and
Semiotics. Authors wishing to submit a paper should send four (4)
hardcopies of an extended abstract of 5-6 pages written in English to Dr.
K. KORTA (see address below) by October 9, 2001. Submissions by e-mail are
encouraged (preferably in Microsoft Word format). A cover page should be
added to the abstract including title, all authors names and affiliations,
corresponding author's address, fax number and e-mail address. To
facilitate blind review by two or more referees all indications of
authorship should appear on this detachable cover page only. Papers will be
evaluated by the Program Committee on the basis of originality, clarity,
correctness and significance of results. Authors of accepted papers are
expected to present them at the Colloquium. Notification of
acceptance/rejection: October 27, 2001.


Mixel Aurnague (Donostia) 
Myriam Bras (Toulouse)
Andolin Eguzkitza (Gasteiz)
Victoria Escandell (Madrid)
Maria Teresa Espinal (Barcelona)
Kepa Korta (Secretary)
�ngel L�pez (Valencia)
Diego Marconi (Vercelli)
Luis Manuel Vald�s (Oviedo)


Rodrigo Agerri (Donostia)
Mari Jos� Azurmendi (Donostia)
In�s Calvo (Donostia)
Eva Delgado (Gasteiz)
Joserra Gartzia (Leioa)
Isabel G�mez Txurruka (Secretary)
Bittor Hidalgo (Donostia)
Guadalupe Lopetegi (Gasteiz)
Fernando Migura (Donostia)

				Further information:
		Isabel G�mez Txurruka (, or
			Kepa Korta ( 
	ILCLI. Apdo. 220; 20080 Donostia - San Sebasti�n; Spain.

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Message 2: Multilingualism and Language Endangerment Workshop

Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 10:05:03 +0200
From: Dafydd Gibbon <>
Subject: Multilingualism and Language Endangerment Workshop


 Workshop on multilingualism and language endangerment
 Mannheim, Germany

We are organising a workshop on the topic "Multilingualism and language
endangerment", to be held under the auspices of the Deutsche Gesellschaft
f�r Sprachwissenschaft (German Linguistics Society) at its annual
conference, 27.02.2002 to 01.03.2002, in Mannheim, Germany. See also the DGfS
web site, (Jahrestagungen) for further information.

The workshop will investigate the complex interrelationship between patterns
of societal and individual multilingualism and the degree and type of
endangerment of the community�s language.

We intend the scope of the workshop to interpreted rather broadly at this
stage, ranging from the languages of very small groups outside the
industrial world to small minority languages within the sphere of influence
of heavily dominant national languages in Europe and elsewhere.

Presentations will normally be of half-hour length (20 minutes plus ten
minutes discussion time). However, we intend to include provision for a
small number of one-hour slots for presentations of exceptionally wide
interest and high quality.

Abstract submissions should be
- max. 40 lines including references
- provided with a preference for "half-hour slot" or "one-hour slot"
- unformatted plain email text (no DOC, RTF, HTML, etc.; no attachments)
- sent by email to ""
- with the subject line "Multilingualism and language endangerment workshop"
- no later than 31 July 2001

Contributors will be notified by 31 August 2001 whether their submission was

 Dafydd Gibbon (U Bielefeld)
 Geoffrey Haig (U Kiel)
 Claudia Maria Riehl (U Freiburg)

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