LINGUIST List 12.1732

Wed Jul 4 2001

Calls: Lang Policy in China, Text/Economics

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  1. zhou minglang, Language Policy in China: Theory and Practice
  2. geert.jacobs, Text and Economics

Message 1: Language Policy in China: Theory and Practice

Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 11:33:22 -0600
From: zhou minglang <Minglang.ZhouColorado.EDU>
Subject: Language Policy in China: Theory and Practice

Language Policy in China: Theory and Practice

Call for abstracts and participation for AAS (Association of Asian Studies)
2001 in Washington D C, April 4-7, 2001

I am organizing one or two AAS panel(s) on "Language policy in China: Theory
and practice". To my knowledge, this topic has not been covered at AAS at
least in the 1980s.

The panel (s) shall cover the following topics (at least):

a) the theoretic basis of China's language policy;

b) how China's language policy affects the relationship between the majority
language and minority languages (in government business, education, media,
business, and everyday life);

c) how it affects the relationship between Putonghua and Chinese dialects
(in government business, education, media, business, and everyday life); and

d) how it affects the relationship among minority languages (in government
business, education, media, business, and everyday life).

An AAS panel normally consist of a chair, four presenters, and one discussant
- maximally six people. If there is sufficient interest, we can organize
two panels: one on theory and practice in Chinese dialect communities and
one on theory and practice in minority communities.

Deadline: July 20, 2001 ( I will put the panel(s) together and mail before 
AAS deadline--August 3, 2001)

Send me (zhoumcolorado.edu) an abstract of maximally 250 words in MS word
format by email attachment, if you are interested in a presentation of your
research.

Send me (zhoumcolorado.edu) a short academic biography (500 words) with
focus on your research interest and publications, if you are interested in
chairing a panel or being a discussant

I have done some research on the panel topic for a while and have a good and
updated bibliography. I can email it if anyone is interested.

At the AAS conference, we will discuss how we want to pursue the project
furhter, as a book or a special issue in an appropriate journal.

Contact: Minglang Zhou
 Zhoumcolorado.edu
		
		
		
	
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Message 2: Text and Economics

Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 13:59:53 +0200
From: geert.jacobs <geert.jacobsufsia.ac.be>
Subject: Text and Economics

Call for Papers: Colloquium on "TExt and Economics"
(16-18 May 2002, University of Antwerp)

The colloquium aims at providing a forum for innovative,
interdisciplinary research and discussion on the interface between text
studies and economics. Contributors are invited to explore in what way
methods and insights from economics can contribute to the analysis of
texts as well as what role text studies can play in economic research.

Possible themes include:
- the discourse of economics (narrative, metaphor, style, rhetoric, etc.)
- the economy in literature
- the economics of language and literature
- economic aspects of institutional and professional discourse
- new economic insights from literature.

We welcome submissions from scholars in a variety of fields, such as
economics, literary studies, linguistics, pragmatics, philosophy,
sociology, law, etc. Both theoretical and empirical papers using a wide
range of methods will be considered. The invited speakers will include
Deborah Cameron (Institute of Education, London), Deirdre McCloskey
(University of Illinois at Chicago & Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam) and
Catherine Labio (Yale University).

The colloquium is organised by UFSIA, University of Antwerp (Belgium),
in the framework of the celebration of "150 years UFSIA". It brings
together researchers from the Department of Language and Communication
and from the Department of Economics of the Faculty of Applied Economics
UFSIA-RUCA, which is an interdisciplinary faculty located in the centre
of Antwerp. The organizing committee consists of Toon Braeckman
(KULAK-KULeuven), Ingeborg Dusar (UFSIA-RUCA), Guido Erreygers
(UFSIA-RUCA), Geert Jacobs (UFSIA-RUCA), Stef Slembrouck (Universiteit
Gent), and Toon Vandevelde (KULeuven).


Submission Guidelines

Proposals should contain:
1. the title of the paper
2. the author's name, affiliation, postal address, e-mail, and phone number
3. an abstract of 500 to 1,000 words.

Proposals can be submitted by e-mail to the conference organizers at the
following address: text-and-economicsua.ac.be. Alternatively, proposals
can be sent to the following postal address: Colloquium on "Text and
Economics", Faculty of Applied Economics UFSIA-RUCA, University of
Antwerp, Prinsstraat 13, B-2000 Antwerp, Belgium.

The submission deadline is 30 September 2001. Contributors will be
notified of acceptance by 31 October 2001. Final papers are due by 1
April 2002.

Presentations will be 30 minutes in length followed by a 15-minute
discussion period.

Further inquiries can be addressed to:
- Ingeborg Dusar, Department of Language and Communication
(tel. +32 3 220 42 22, ingeborg.dusarua.ac.be)
- Guido Erreygers, Department of Economics
(tel. +32 3 220 40 52, guido.erreygersua.ac.be)
- Geert Jacobs, Department of Language and Communication
(tel. +32 3 220 41 39, geert.jacobsua.ac.be).

The colloquium's website address is:

http://www.tew.ua.ac.be/text&;economics.htm 
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