LINGUIST List 12.1498

Wed Jun 6 2001

Calls: Sociolinguistics, 13th Amsterdam Colloquium

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  1. bob herbert, Sociolinguistics
  2. Martin Stokhof, AC2001 - The Thirteenth Amsterdam Colloquium

Message 1: Sociolinguistics

Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2001 10:06:43 -0400
From: bob herbert <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics

Call for papers

ISA Research Committee on Sociolinguistics RC25
V ISA World Congress of Sociology
Brisbane, Australia
July 7-13, 2002

ISA Research Committee on Sociolinguistics RC25 invites proposals for its 
sessions at the XV ISA World Congress of Sociology in Brisbane. Abstracts 
are invited from scholars working in any field of sociolinguistics with 
interests in the following topics:

1. Colonial Languages and their Legacies
 This session will consider a range of issues concerning the 
linguistic effects of colonial languages on indigenous languages, and the 
perceived threat of English to local languages. We would particularly 
welcome participation from scholars in the developing world. Please 
contact Bob Herbert:

 2. Code-Switching
 This session will consider the social and political issues raised 
by code-switching as a linguistic phenomenon in a globalising 
world. Please contact Rodolfo Jacobson:

 3. Language and Gender
 This session will present research from different 
sociolinguistic traditions about gender differences in language and 
communication, and it will look at how femininity and masculinity are 
constructed interactionally in ordinary activities.
Please contact Isabella Paoletti:

 4. The Writing Society
 This session will address the political issue of how written 
international professional communication can be made more 
multilingual. It invites papers which examine how different languages 
are used in international organisations, or
multilingual communities, and the special role of 'world languages' in 
formal communication and record-keeping. Please contact Donald Sola:

 5. Language, Technology and Work
 This session invites papers from ethnographers, and 
discourse analysts working in the fields of computer supported 
co-operative work (CSCW) and human-computer interaction. Please contact:

 6. Helplines
 This session invites contributions from conversation analysts and
other sociolinguists who are researching interaction on helplines. Please 
contact Mike Emmison:

 7. Language and Law
 This session will present research about language-use in legal 
settings. We would particularly welcome papers about the linguistic 
problems faced by minority groups in Australia in the legal process, but 
contributions on any aspect of
language and law would be welcome. Please 

 8. Language and Education
 This session invites papers about any aspect of interaction in
 educational settings. Please contact Carolyn 

Abstracts of 200-300 words should be submitted to session chairs

The closing date for abstracts: 30 September 2001
Notification of acceptance: 31 October 2001
Submission of full paper: 1 January 2002

For general queries, please contact

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Message 2: AC2001 - The Thirteenth Amsterdam Colloquium

Date: Mon, 4 Jun 2001 13:49:43 +0200
From: Martin Stokhof <>
Subject: AC2001 - The Thirteenth Amsterdam Colloquium

AC2001 - The Thirteenth Amsterdam Colloquium - December 17-19, 2001

Second Call for Papers

The Thirteenth Amsterdam Colloquium will be held from December 17-19,
2001 at the Universiteit van Amsterdam. The Amsterdam Colloquia aim at
bringing together linguists, logicians, philosophers and computer
scientists who share an interest in the formal study of semantics of
natural and formal languages. The spectrum of topics covered ranges
from descriptive (semantic analyses of all kinds of expressions) to
theoretical (logical and computational properties of semantic
theories, philosophical foundations).

The program of the Thirteenth Amsterdam Colloquium consists of:

* General Program, which includes invited lectures by:
 Reinhard Blutner (Berlin) - Gennaro Chierchia (Milan)- Ruth Kempson (London)
 - Angelika Kratzer (Amherst)

* Workshop on Semantics and Cognition, with invited lectures by:
 Ted Briscoe (Cambridge) - Simon Garrod (Glasgow)- Jonathan Ginzburg (London)-
 Pieter Muyskens (Nijmegen) - Luc Steels (Antwerp)

* Workshop on Games in Language and Logic, which includes an invited 
lecture by:
 Robert Stalnaker (MIT)

* A special evening session, organized by the Evert W. Beth 
Foundation, which features the Beth Lecture given by:
 Hans Kamp (Stuttgart)

In the General Program there is room for presentations of approx. 30
contributed papers in parallel sessions. These papers can be on any
topic within the scope of the Colloquium. Time allotted for
presentation is 30 minutes, including discussion.

Submission of abstracts

Your submission should consist of:

1. An anonymous abstract of two pages (1000 words max). The 
abstract must include a short 10 line summary, which clearly 
indicates subject matter and conclusions of your contribution.

2 A separate page on which are specified: your name, affiliation, 
postal address, e-mail address and the title of your contribution. 
(It should contain the same data for co-authors, if any.)

Submission by e-mail is encouraged, provided that the abstract and
summary, and the personal details page are sent as separate
attachments in either postscript, pdf or Word format. Submissions in
other file formats can not be accepted.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is September 1, 2001. 
Authors will be notified of acceptance by October 15. Extended 6 page 
abstracts, to be included in the proceedings, are due on November 15. 
The proceedings will be distributed at the conference.

Multiple submissions are admitted, but no single author is allowed to
give more than one presentation. In case authors are involved in more
than one submission, one or more of which are co-authored, it should
be indicated clearly which author is actually going to give the

Program committee

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the AC2001 Program 
Committee, which consists of:
 Renate Bartsch (Amsterdam) - Johan van Benthem (Amsterdam) - 
Reinhard Blutner (Berlin)-
 Gennaro Chierchia (Milan) - Jeroen Groenendijk (Amsterdam) - 
Angelika Kratzer (Amherst) -
 Ruth Kempson (London) -Frank Veltman (Amsterdam)

Important Dates

June 1: 		Second Call for papers
September 1:		Deadline for submissions
October 15: 		Notification of acceptance
November 15:		Deadline for proceedings
December 17-19:	Thirteenth Amsterdam Colloquium


The Amsterdam Colloquia are organized every two years under the auspices of the
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) of the 
Universiteit van Amsterdam. The organizing committee of the 
Thirteenth Amsterdam Colloquium consists of: Robert van Rooy, Martin 
Stokhof, Rosja Mastop.


For further information, contact:

Organizing Committee Thirteenth Amsterdam Colloquium
ILLC/Department of Philosophy, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 15, 1012 CP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
phone:+31 20 5254531, fax: +31 20 5254503
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