LINGUIST List 12.3001

Sun Dec 2 2001

Calls: Endangered Languages, Dialogue Interaction

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  1. Nicholas Ostler, Foundation for Endangered Languages
  2. Cigada Sara, Argumentation in Dialogue Interaction

Message 1: Foundation for Endangered Languages

Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2001 14:36:26 +0000
From: Nicholas Ostler <>
Subject: Foundation for Endangered Languages

The Foundation for Endangered Languages is now accepting proposals for
projects of work that will support, enable or assist the documentation,
protection or promotion of one or more endangered languages.

Please pass on this announcement to your friends and colleagues in endangered
language communities who may not have access to Ogmios, the Internet or

Form for Submissions

There is a form that defines the content of appropriate proposals, which is
accessible at the Foundation's website: . It may also be
obtained from Blair A. Rudes,, Department of English,
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City
Boulevard, Charlotte, North Carolina 28223-0001, USA, fax +1-704-687-3961.

All proposals must be submitted in this form, to ensure comparability.


The time-limit for proposals to be considered in the current round will be
the 31st of January 2002. By that date, proposals and supporting
testimonials must reach Blair A. Rudes, at the address specified in the form.

The FEL Committee will announce its decision before the 31st of March 2002.

Three points to note especially:

1. The Foundation's funds are extremely limited and it is not anticipated
that any award will be greater than US $1,000. Smaller proposals stand a
better chance of funding.
2. Where possible, work undertaken within endangered language communities
themselves will be preferred.
3. The Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL) is a separate from the
Endangered Language Fund (ELF) ( It is perfectly
possible (and has indeed occurred in the past) that the same project can be
partially funded by both FEL and ELF.
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Message 2: Argumentation in Dialogue Interaction

Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 17:59:27 +0100
From: Cigada Sara <>
Subject: Argumentation in Dialogue Interaction

Prof. Sorin Stati and prof. Eddo Rigotti, Dean of the Faculty,
announce a conference that will be organized from July 1st to July 4th
2002 in Lugano by the Faculty of Communication Sciences. The focus of
the conference is the interdisciplinary relation between the theory of
argumentation and the study of dialogue.

The main theme of the conference will be Argumentation in dialogue

The conference will be co-sponsored by three international associations:

the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA, Amsterdam),

the International Association for the Study of Controversies (Tel Aviv)


the International Association for Dialogue Analysis (Bologna). 

The ProgrammeCommittee consists of representatives of these
associations and the Dean of the Faculty of Communication Sciences of
the University of Lugano (Frans van Eemeren, Marcelo Dascal, Sorin
Stati and Eddo Rigotti respectively).

The program of the conference includes a few plenary sessions and a small
number of concurrent sessions (Dialogue before a court of law,
Discussion in parliament, Argumentation in talk shows, Discourse in
therapeutic practices and Discourse in other situations involving
persuasion). Proposals of creating other sections could be
accepted. The official conference language is&nbsp; English. Among the
keynote speakers and the organizers of the concurrent sessions are:
Karin Aijmer, Marina Bondi, Cornelia Ilie, Alan Gross, Jonathan Cole,
Marcelo Dascal, Paul Drew, Frans van Eemeren, Sally Jackson, Douglas
Walton, Ruth Wodak, and Edda Weigand.

The registration fee is CHF 50.-.

Scholars who want to present a paper are invited to submit a
one-page abstract before January 1st, 2002. Please send your abstract
to one of the following addresses:

Prof. Sorin Stati
Facolt� di Scienze della comunicazione
Universit� della Svizzera italiana
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13
6904 Lugano

Prof. Sorin Stati
Via Guido Reni 1
40125 Bologna
Fax and phone:
+39 051 23 97 57

If you are interested in receiving further information
concerning the conference, you can contact Sara Cigada

Yours sincerely.
Eddo Rigotti

Universit� della Svizzera italiana
Facolt� di Scienze della comunicazione
Via Giuseppe Buffi
13 - 6904 Lugano
Tel. ++41 91 912 46 46
Fax ++41 91 912 46 47
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