LINGUIST List 12.1640

Thu Jun 21 2001

Calls: Historical Discourse Ling, Topic/Focus

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  1. Janne Skaffari, Historical Discourse Linguistics
  2. Daniel Buring, LSA workshop on Topic and Focus

Message 1: Historical Discourse Linguistics

Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 14:49:20 +0300
From: Janne Skaffari <skaffeutu.fi>
Subject: Historical Discourse Linguistics

First Circular - Call for Papers

Historical discourse linguistics is rapidly emerging as an important
sub-field within historical linguistics and philology. The number of
publications and conference sessions dealing with the topic has
increased in the last few years, but there has not yet been a conference
devoted exclusively to it.

"Organization in Discourse II: The Historical Perspective", to be held
at the University of Turku, Finland, August 7-11, 2002, is an
international conference for historical text, discourse, and pragmatic
studies of any language. Hosted by the Discourse Perspectives on Early
English Project, the conference is a sequel to the successful 1994 Turku
conference, "Organization in Discourse". We now invite papers, posters,
and proposals for thematic sessions for the conference.

The plenary speakers will include A. Machtelt Bolkestein, Laurel
Brinton, Andreas Jucker, Fran�oise Salager-Meyer, Irma Taavitsainen, and
Laura Wright.

Abstracts for papers (500 words) and posters (300 words) must be
received by 15 January, 2002. Please include a list of 3 to 4 keywords
at the end of the abstract. Papers should be twenty minutes in length.
Proposals for thematic sessions (300 words) must be received by 15
November, 2001. Sessions should be ninety minutes in length. The
conveners will be responsible for speaker selection, and for arranging
the format of the sessions.

E-mail submission, with plain-text abstracts in the body of the message,
is strongly preferred.

More information is available on our website at
http://www.utu.fi/hum/engfil/oid2002.html

Contact us to be included in our mailing list!

E-mail address: oid2002utu.fi
Postal address: OID II Conference, Department of English, University of
Turku, FIN-20014 Turku, Finland.

We look forward to seeing you in Turku!

Professor Risto Hiltunen
Chairman of the Organizing Committee
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Message 2: LSA workshop on Topic and Focus

Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2001 13:46:52 -0700
From: Daniel Buring <buringhumnet.ucla.edu>
Subject: LSA workshop on Topic and Focus

Program and Call for Participation


TOPIC AND FOCUS: A WORKSHOP ON INTONATION AND MEANING


July 20-21, 2001

University of California, Santa Barbara

(in conjunction with the 2001 LSA Summer Institute)


>For details about the workshop, visit our website at 
http://www.linguistics.ucla.edu/people/buring/tfworkshop/topicfocus.html

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Invited Speakers:

Carlos Gussenhoven (Katholicke Universiteit, Nijmegen)
Julia Hirschberg (AT+T Research Labs)
Sun-Ah Jun (UCLA)
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt University, Berlin)
Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh)



Program:

DAY 1
 July 20, 2001
9:10
 Welcome
9:20
 JULIA HIRSCHBERG (AT+T Research Labs)
 Experiments in the Interpretation of Focus
10:10
 Nancy Hedberg & Juan M. Sosa (Simon Fraser University, Canada)

 The Prosodic Structure of Topic and Focus in Spontaneous English
 Dialogue
10:50
 BREAK
11:05
 Marc Swerts & Emiel Krahmer (Eindhoven)
 On the Prosodic Signalling of Focus
11:45
 SUN-AH JUN (UCLA)
 Focus, Phrasing, and Scope: A crosslinguistic study
12:35
 LUNCH
2:00
 Gorka Elordieta (University of the Basque Country)
 Syntactic and prosodic constraints on focus in pitch-accent
 dialects of Basque
2:40
 Linda Tamburri Watt (British Columbia)
 Prosody and Focus in Squamish Salish
3:20
 BREAK
3:35
 Kimiko Nakanishi (UPenn)
 Prosody of Topic / Focus and Scopal Effects in Japanese
4:15
 Mina Lee ( USC)
 Contrastive Topic vs. Contrastive Focus
4:55
 BREAK
5:10
 Chungmin Lee (Seoul/UCLA)
 Contrastive (Predicate) Topic and Scale Semantics
5:50-6:40
 MANFRED KRIFKA (Humboldt University, Berlin)
 t.b.a.

DAY 2
 July 21, 2001
9:30
 MARK STEEDMAN (University of Edinburgh)
 The Surface Grammar of Intonation and Information Structur10:20
 Klaus von Heusinger (Konstanz)
 Discourse Structure and Intonational Phrasing
11:00
 BREAK
11:15
 Christine Gunlogson (UCSC)
 Rising and Falling Declaratives
11:55
 Jennifer Fitzpatrick (T�bingen) P*?
12:35
 LUNCH
2:00
 Erik W. Willis (Millikin, IL)
 The Intonational Expression of Contrastive Focus in Mexican
 Spanish
2:40
 Ardis Eschenberg (Buffalo)
 Polish Narrow Focus Constructions
3:20
 BREAK
3:35
 Ho-hsien Pan (Chiao Tung University)
 Effect of Focus on F0 and duration for Taiwanese Lexical Tones
4:15
 David Gil (MPI Leipzig)
 Intonation and Focus in the Malay/Indonesian of Sumatra
4:55-5:45
 CARLOS GUSSENHOVEN (Katholicke Universiteit, Nijmegen)
 Meanings of pitch accent distribution in English



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Call for Participation

Everyone can participate in the workshop. You do not need to register 
for the LSA summer school in order to attend the workshop. We hope to 
be able to get by without any registration fees, but there might be 
small fee to cover refreshments and possibly some social event on the 
night of the 20th.

If you are planning to participate, please contact the organizers at 
tfworkshophumnet.ucla.edu. This will help us to get a sense of how 
many people to expect, and a means to contact you with any changes or 
additions to the program.

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Description:

The aim of this workshop is to explore the effects of various kinds 
of topicalization and focus on intonation. It is especially hoped 
that the workshop will lay the groundwork for future collaborative 
efforts between linguists devoted to the study of meaning and 
linguists engaged in the quantitative
study of intonation. Both descriptive and theoretical papers on any 
aspects of the relationship between intonation, on the one hand, and 
topic and/or focus, on the other hand, are welcome.

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Contact:

>Further information about the LSA Institute is located at the 
Institute website at http://www.summer.ucsb.edu/lsa2001

Inquiries about the workshop may be directed to

 tfworkshophumnet.ucla.edu

or the workshop organizers:

 Matthew Gordon (gordonhumanitas.ucsb.edu)
 Daniel B�ring (buringhumnet.ucla.edu)
 Chungmin Lee (cleehumnet.ucla.edu)

The workshop organizers gratefully acknowledge the financial support 
of the National Science Foundation under Grant BCS-0104212.
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