LINGUIST List 12.3135

Wed Dec 19 2001

Calls: Pragmatics-InterLanguage English,Hybrid Logic

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  1. Ronald Geluykens, first call for papers CONPILE2002
  2. Methods for Modalities, CFP: HyLoLICS

Message 1: first call for papers CONPILE2002

Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 15:28:19 +0100 (MEZ)
From: Ronald Geluykens <>
Subject: first call for papers CONPILE2002


Conference on the Pragmatics of InterLanguage English (CONPILE)
Westf�lische Wilhelms-Universit�t M�nster, 22-25 September 2002

Convenor: Ronald Geluykens (University of M�nster)
Conference Secretary: Bettina Kraft (University of M�nster)

Scientific Committee:
Chris Braecke (University of Antwerp)
Penelope Brown (MPI, Nijmegen)
Jean-Marc Dewaele (Birkbeck College, London)
Lienhard Legenhausen (University of M�nster)
Wolf Paprott� (University of M�nster)
Klaus Peter Schneider (University of Bonn)
Edda Weigand (University of M�nster)

Keynote Speakers:
Juliane House (University of Hamburg)
Michael Stubbs (University of Trier)
Anna Trosborg (Aarhus School of Business)
Eija Ventola (University of Salzburg) (TBC)

First Call for Papers

In recent years, there has been an upsurge of interest in the area of
Interlanguage Pragmatics, which, as the name suggests, lies at the
cross-section of two linguistic disciplines: pragmatics and SLA. Main
object of study is the so-called "communicative competence" of
non-native speakers, or their ability to produce contextually
appropriate utterances, including both pragmalinguistic and
sociopragmatic knowledge.

While much of the groundbreaking work on the pragmatics of
Interlanguage has dealt, directly or implicitly, with the realizations
of speech acts and the use of politeness strategies, IL pragmatics
potentially has a much wider scope This should include, but not be
restricted to, the study of general discourse strategies, the use of
conversational resources such as the turn taking system, and the
impact of sociocultural factors such as status and gender. Several
subdisciplines within pragmatics are thus potentially relevant here,
among them speech act theory, interactional sociolinguistics,
conversation analysis, and cross-cultural studies. Another important
issue is what type of data should be employed, including the question
to what extent IL pragmatics could benefit from computerized

Given the growing importance of English as a global language, there
has been an exponential increase in the numbers of speakers using
English as a non-native language, and in its use in cross-cultural
contexts. The conference will thus mainly focus on IL English.

We invite papers relating to all aspects of IL pragmatics, but in
particular dealing with the following issues:
1] general methodological issues, use of corpora, and data collection problems
2] contrastive analyses of native and IL data (not necessarily restricted
to IL English)
3] other empirical analyses of (IL) English in intercultural contexts
4] practical applications of IL pragmatics (including pedagogical implications)

Please send a 200 word abstract (regular mail or email) to:
Bettina Kraft ( or Ronald Geluykens
Englisches Seminar, Johannisstr. 12-20, D-48143 Muenster, Germany
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 April 2002
(Notification of acceptance by May 31st)
A selection of papers from the conference will be published.
Further information:
Contact address:
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Message 2: CFP: HyLoLICS

Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 14:04:20 +0100
From: Methods for Modalities <>
Subject: CFP: HyLoLICS


 LICS 2002 Affiliated Workshop
 >>> JULY 25, 2002 <<<
 Copenhagen, Denmark



 Hybrid logic is a branch of modal logic in which it is possible to
 directly refer to worlds/times/states or whatever the elements of the
 (Kripke) model are meant to represent. Although they date back to the
 late 1960s, and have been sporadically investigated ever since, it is
 only in the 1990s that work on them really got into its stride.

 It is easy to justify interest in hybrid logic on applied grounds,
 with the usefulness of the additional expressive power. For example,
 when reasoning about time one often wants to build up a series of
 assertions about what happens at a particular instant, and standard
 modal formalisms do not allow this. What is less obvious is that the
 route hybrid logic takes to overcome this problem (the basic
 mechanism being to add nominals --- atomic symbols true at a unique
 point --- together with extra modalities to exploit them) often
 actually improves the behavior of the underlying modal formalism. For
 example, it becomes far simpler to formulate modal tableau and
 resolution in hybrid logic, and completeness and interpolation
 results can be proved of a generality that is simply not available in
 modal logic. That is, hybridization --- adding nominals and related
 apparatus --- seems a fairly reliable way of curing many known
 weaknesses in modal logic. For more general background on hybrid
 logic, and many of the key papers, see the Hybrid Logics homepage:

 HyLoLICS is likely to be relevant to a wide range of people,
 including those interested in description logic, feature logic,
 applied modal logics, temporal logic, and labelled deduction.
 Moreover, if you have an interest in the work of the late Arthur
 Prior, note that this workshop is devoted to exploring ideas he first
 introduced 30 years ago --- it will be an ideal opportunity to see
 how his ideas have been developed in the intervening period.

 In this workshop we hope to bring together researchers from all the
 different fields just mentioned (and hopefully some others) in an
 attempt to explore what they all have (and do not have) in common. If
 you're unsure whether your work is of relevance to the workshop,
 please check out the Hybrid Logics homepage. And do not hesitate to
 contact the workshop organisers for more information. We'd be
 delighted to tell you more. Contact details are give below.


 We invite the contribution of research papers to the workshop. Please
 send electronically an extended abstract of up to 10 A4 size pages,
 in PostScript format to: BEFORE the 26st of
 APRIL, 2002. Please note that all workshop contributors are required
 by the LICS organizers to register for FLoC 2002. 


 Deadline for Submissions: April 26th, 2002
 Notification of Acceptance: May 24th, 2002
 Deadline for Final Versions: June 25th, 2002


 Please visit for further information.

 Send all correspondence regarding the workshop to the organizers:

 Carlos Areces

 Patrick Blackburn

 Maarten Marx 

 Ulrike Sattler
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