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Confs: Society for Text & Discourse - Annual Conf

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Message 1: Society for Text and Discourse - Annual Conference

Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2001 12:32:14 -0500
From: Society for Text and Discourse <>
Subject: Society for Text and Discourse - Annual Conference


Eleventh Annual Meeting of
the Society for Text and Discourse

Thursday through Saturday, July 12 - 14, 2001
University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
(Co-sponsor: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.)

The program can be found at

The Society for Text and Discourse will hold its eleventh annual meeting on
the UCSB campus ( ). from Thursday evening through
Saturday, July 12 - 14, 2001. This meeting is being held in conjunction with
the Summer Institute sponsored by the Linguistics Society of America
( ).

The Society for Text and Discourse is an international society of
researchers who investigate all aspects of discourse processing and text
analysis. (See our web site: The
purpose of the Society is to consolidate research in discourse processing
and to enhance communication among researchers in different disciplines.
Therefore, we invite scholars from various disciplines (e.g., psychology,
linguistics, artificial intelligence, education, sociology, anthropology,
communications, and philosophy) to attend and participate in the Eleventh
Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse.

We are pleased to feature three internationally renowned scholars as invited

Dr. David Barton
University of Lancaster
"Social Interaction in a Textually Mediated World"

Dr. Charles N. Li
University of California Santa Barbara
"On the Evolutionary Origin of Language"

Dr. Brian MacWhinney
Carnegie Mellon University
"The Emergence of Language from Embodiment"

We are also putting together an interactive panel session to consider new
issues, methodologies, and cross-disciplinary initiatives in the field of
discourse and text studies.

The conference begins on Thursday evening (7/12) and runs all day Friday and
Saturday (7/13,14). A poster session will be held on Friday evening. The
evening events will take place at the conference hotel, The Holiday Inn
Santa Barbara/Goleta. Talks on Friday and Saturday will occur on the UCSB

We are looking for the best ever attendance at the 2001 Society for Text &
Discourse meeting. We hope to see you there.

Deadline for Housing Reservations is June 15, 2001.
Deadline for Advance Registration is June 30, 2001.

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Logistical Information on Hotel and Lodging,
Transportation, Registration, and Membership in the Society

1. Hotel: How to reserve hotel lodging for the Eleventh Annual Meeting of
the Society for Text and Discourse.
2. Transportation: Getting around in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area.
3. Registration: How to register for the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the
Society for Text and Discourse.
4. Membership information: Join the society and save on conference
registration fees.

For further information about the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society for
Text and Discourse, contact conference coordinator Alicia Stark
(; 615-322-1307), Susan Goldman, Chair of the
Society (; 615-322-8135), or Rich Mayer, local
arrangements committee chair (; 805-893-2472).

1. How to Reserve Hotel Lodging for the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the
Society for Text and Discourse

Best Western

An additional block of rooms has been reserved at the Best Western adjacent
to the Holiday Inn. The group rate for rooms at the Best Western is $99 on
Thursday night and $136 on Friday and Saturday nights. You may reserve a
room at the Best Western by calling (805) 967-3200 or 1-800-350-3614.
Reference the group name "Society for Text and Discourse" to receive the
group rate. You can find further information about the Best Western at their
website: .


For participants seeking less expensive lodging, the housing office at UCSB
has opened a dormitory for use as a "Guest House" for the summer. It's quite
bit less expensive than hotels ($50/night), but it's also a dormitory with
no frills (i.e., no private bathrooms, no televisions, no telephone).
Information about the Guest House can be found here.

Submit your request as soon as possible, as housing may not be available for
everyone who requests it. After you've submitted your reservation request,
the UCSB housing office will contact you to let you know if they can
accommodate your request.

Those located outside of the U.S. or Canada who wish assistance in making
their hotel reservations should contact Alicia Stark

2. Transportation in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area

As indicated above, the hotel will provide complimentary shuttle service to
and from the airport. The Hotel is approximately 4 miles from the campus. We
are arranging for shuttle vans to take conference participants to the campus
on Friday and Saturday mornings and back to the hotel in the evening.

The University and the Holiday Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta are located
approximately 10 miles from downtown Santa Barbara. The most convenient way
to get downtown from the Holiday Inn is by taxicab or rental car. If you
decide to rent a car, there are special visitor lots on the UCSB campus.

You may also wish to consider flying to Los Angeles rather than Santa
Barbara and renting a car at the LA airport. It takes approximately 2 to 2.5
hours to drive from LAX to Santa Barbara and directions are fairly
straightforward (405 North to 101 North to Patterson Avenue Exit in Goleta.
Turn right onto Patterson Avenue, then left at the first traffic light onto
Calle Real. The Holiday Inn is about half a mile down on the right at 5650
Calle Real.)

3. How to Register for the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Society for Text
and Discourse

To pre-register, please fill out the registration form (available at;d/forms/regform.pdf ). Send the completed form
with a check made out to the Society for Text and Discourse, to the address
listed at the bottom of the form. Pre-registration fees are $40 for Society
members and $60 for non-members. We have also instituted a Special Student
Registration Rate of $25 for student members, $35 for student non-members.
There will be on-site registration available; however, the on-site
registration rates are $55 for members, $80 for non-members, $35 for student
members and $45 for student non-members.

4. Membership

Join now! Save on conference fees!

If you are not a member of the Society, please consider joining now to take
advantage of lower member rates for conference registration. To join,
complete the new membership form (available by clicking one of the links
below) and send it with your membership fee to the address listed at the
bottom on the form. Membership rates are $75 for regular membership, $85 for
members outside the U.S. or Canada, and $15 for special membership,
including students. Membership includes a subscription to the Society´┐Żs
journal, Discourse Processes. Further information about Society membership
is available at;D/mem.htm .

 Max Louwerse
 Treasurer of the Society for Text and Discourse
 Department of Psychology
 University of Memphis
 Psychology Building
 Memphis TN 38152

 phone: (901) 678-2143
 fax: (901) 678-2579

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