LINGUIST List 12.3189

Sun Dec 23 2001

Calls: Society for Text and Discourse

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  1. Max Louwerse, Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse

Message 1: Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse

Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 18:43:23 -0600
From: Max Louwerse <mlouwersmemphis.edu>
Subject: Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse

*** Call for Proposals ***
Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and Discourse
Thursday through Sunday, June 27 - 30, 2002
Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL

http://www.psyc.memphis.edu/ST&;D/ST&D.htm

The Society for Text and Discourse will hold its Twelfth Annual Meeting at
the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, IL, from Thursday through Sunday, June
27 - 30. 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 Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Society for Text
and Discourse.

This year we are trying something new by holding a coordinated meeting with
the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading. By coordinated we mean that
the two organizations are jointly planning several special, invited sessions
that are designed for attendees at both conferences. In addition, poster
sessions will be conducted in the same room at the same time. Other than
these jointly planned sessions, the remainder of the program will have four
parallel sessions in each time slot, two devoted to ST&D presentations and
two devoted to SSSR presentations. Presentations for the parallel sessions
are to be submitted to the appropriate society and will be acted on in
accord with each Society's procedures.

The program committees of the two organizations are in the process of
planning the invited sessions to be held jointly with the SSSR. Current
topics we are considering are:

*Beginning Reading: Development of Coding and Comprehension Skills
*Comprehension in the Disciplines (i.e., History, Science, Literature, Math,
etc.)
*Technologies for Enhancing Reading and Reading Assessment
*Reading/Writing Relationships in Early Reading and Subject Matter Literacy
*Relationships between Oral and Written Language

If you would like to contribute suggestions for other topics or speakers for
specific sessions please get in touch with Joe Magliano (jmaglianoniu.edu)
, Susan Goldman (sgoldmanuic.edu) or Rosalind Horowitz (rhorowitzutsa.edu)
as soon as possible.

The remainder of this call includes information on
*Submitting proposals
*Submitting award proposals
*Reserving hotel lodging
*Transportation
*Registering for the conference
*Becoming a member of the Society for Text and Discourse

For further information about the Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Society for
Text and Discourse, contact conference program chair Joe Magliano
(jmaglianoniu.edu) (815-753-0805) or Susan Goldman (sgoldmanuic.edu;
312-996-4462), Chair of the Society .

1. Information on submitting proposals for the Twelfth Annual Meeting of the
Society for Text and Discourse
Presentations at the Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Society for Text and
Discourse can be in the form of POSTERS or SPOKEN PAPERS. The deadline for
submitting proposals for both presentation formats is February 1, 2002. Note
that this is a receipt deadline (proposals must be received on or before
that date). Proposals will be reviewed by the program committee, and authors
will be notified regarding acceptance by the end of March, 2002. Please note
that all presentations must be based on research that is completed at the
time that the proposal is submitted.
Prepare paper submissions according to the format provided below. Submit
proposals via EMAIL to Joe Magliano (jmaglianoniu.edu). Place the proposal
in the body of the email, using as subject header for the email the last
name of the first author and the title of the proposal (e.g. Goldman, The
benefits of becoming a member of the Society for Text and Discourse). In
addition, you may attach a file (saved as an RTF file); name the file by
last name of the first author. (If you are submitting multiple proposals use
the last name and a number, e.g., Goldman1, Goldman2). Each proposal must be
sent in a separate email message.
Format for Submitting POSTER and PAPER proposals. NOTE: If you wish to
submit a symposium or panel proposal, please contact Joe Magliano
(jmaglianoniu.edu) prior to preparing the submission.

A. AUTHOR INFORMATION
For every author on the submission, provide:
Name
Affiliation
Full mailing address
E-mail address
Telephone number

B. PRESENTER NAME (name of the person who will be making the presentation)
Spoken only ___
Poster only ___
Preference for spoken but would be willing to do a poster ___
(Note that the number of time slots for spoken presentations will be
limited.)

C. PLEASE INDICATE WHETHER YOU ARE SUBMITTING SOMETHING TO SSSR SO WE CAN BE
SURE TO COORDINATE SCHEDULING OF YOUR PRESENTATIONS
Choose one of the following options:
I am also submitting to SSSR ___
I am not submitting to SSSR ___

D. PLEASE CHECK:
I certify that the research submitted for presentation has been completed
YES ___ NO ___

E. PRESENTATION INFORMATION
*The title of the presentation
*Authors' names and affiliations
*A 2-page summary of the presentation
*A 75-word abstract of the presentation

Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. If for some reason you cannot
send your submission by e-mail, please contact Joe Magliano
(jmaglianoniu.edu), Psychology Department, Northern Illinois University,
DeKalb, IL 60115, Fax: (815) 753-8088. We will be conducting the proposal
review process electronically and will need to convert any non-electronic
submissions. Confirmation of receipt of submissions will be sent within a
week of receiving them.

2. How to Submit Proposals for the OUTSTANDING STUDENT PAPER or the JASON
ALBRECHT OUTSTANDING YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARDS.
The Outstanding Student Paper Award is presented annually to the best spoken
paper submitted and presented by a graduate student.
Eligibility: Proposals for the Outstanding Student paper award must reflect
work that is predominantly that of the student, who should also be
appropriately the first author. In the case of multi-author papers, authors
other than the student nominee must indicate that the work is primarily that
of the student.
The Jason Albrecht Outstanding Young Scientist Award is presented annually
to the best spoken paper based on a doctoral dissertation. This award honors
the memory of Jason Albrecht, a promising young text and discourse
researcher who passed away in 1996.

Eligibility: Proposals for the Albrecht award must reflect work that is
based on the nominee's dissertation. In the case of multi-author papers, the
other authors must indicate that the work is based on the nominee's doctoral
dissertation.

Recipients of each award receive a commemorative certificate and a $150
prize.

Proposals for these two awards are submitted twice: Once to the regular
program review process and separately to the Awards Review Committee.
Deadline for submission is December 15, 2000 for both. The proposals undergo
two reviews - one by the regular program committee, with author
identification; and a second by the Awards Review Committee without author
identification. Only proposals that are accepted for inclusion on the
program by the regular review committee are eligible for Awards.

Follow the procedures given in section 1 for submission to the regular
program review. The format for submission to the Awards Review Committee is
the same as that for submission to the regular program review with two
exceptions.

1. Under item B: Nominees' names should be in all caps or underlined; they
should be the first authors of the submitted proposals. Other authors should
check the appropriate statement:
____ I certify that the research is primarily the work of the student first
author. (Outstanding Student Paper Award)
____ I certify that the research is based on the doctoral dissertation of
the first author. (Albrecht award)

2. Under item E: Do NOT include the Author(s)' names and affiliations.
Proposals being submitted to the Awards Review Committee should also be sent
via EMAIL to Joe Magliano (jmaglianoniu.edu) following the same
instructions provided for submission to the regular program review, except
for one change in the subject header of the email.

The subject heading for entries for the Outstanding Student Paper Award
should contain the acronym OSPA followed by the last name of the student
submitting the proposal (e.g., OSPA, Sundermeier). The subject heading for
entries for the Jason Albrecht Outstanding Young Scientist Award should
contain the acronym JAOYSA followed by the last name of the student
submitting the proposal (e.g., JAOYSA, Linderholm).
Evaluation of entries for these two awards will be without author
identification.
Information in Items A and D will be examined after review and ratings of
the proposals.
Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. If for some reason you cannot
send your submission by e-mail, please contact Joe Magliano
(jmaglianoniu.edu), Psychology Department, Northern Illinois University,
DeKalb, IL 60115, Fax: (815) 753-8088. We will be conducting the proposal
review process electronically and will need to convert any nonelectronic
submissions. Confirmation of receipt of submissions will be sent within a
week of receiving them.

3. How to Reserve Hotel Lodging for the Twelfth Annual Meeting of the
Society for Text and Discourse
Participants in the Society for Text and Discourse meeting will receive a
special group rate for hotel rooms at the Palmer House Hotel located in
downtown Chicago, 17 East Monroe Street. The block of rooms will be held
until May 15, 2002. Beyond this date, hotel room availability is not
guaranteed; neither is the group rate. To make reservations call
1-800-HILTONS or 212-726-7500. To obtain the special rates for SSSR/ ST&D
conference attendees you must mention at the time of making the reservation
that you are attending the conference. Otherwise, you will be charged the
full rate.

Conference Rates:
*Single or double occupancy $130 plus tax and energy charge per night
*Triple occupancy $150 plus tax and energy charge per night
*Quadruple occupancy $170 plus tax and energy charge per night

Tax is 14.9%, energy charge is $3.00 per night. The room rates do not
include breakfast or other meals.
Parking charge, self-park garage: $23.00 weekdays, $22.00 weekends per 24
hrs.

The Palmer House Hilton is a four diamond, three-star hotel located in the
heart of downtown Chicago. It is the longest operating hotel in North
America. It is located minutes from Lake Michigan, and two blocks from the
"magnificent mile." There is a heath club, with complimentary use by guests
of pool, jacuzi and jogging track, and $9.00/day use of exercise equipment.

4. Transportation
Downtown Chicago is accessible from either O'Hare Airport or from Midway
Airport.
Distance from O'Hare Airport 17 miles, 35 min. non-rush hour
Distance from Midway Airport 12 miles, 20 min. non-rush
Taxicab from O'Hare $35+ one way, from Midway $25+ - does not include tip
Shuttle bus from airports, Continental Airport Express, phone 800-654-7871.
>From O'Hare $19 one way, $38 round trip. From Midway $14 one way, $25 round
trip.
The most economical and reliable way to get from either airport to the hotel
is via the Chicago Transit Authority Trains (also known as Subway or
elevated). The cost is $1.50 one way and it takes between 45 and 60 minutes
from either airport.
>From Ohare take the BLUE line to Jackson & Dearborn stop.
>From Midway, take the ORANGE line to Adams & Wabash stop.

5. How to Register for the Twelfth Annual Meeting of the Society for Text
and Discourse
For your convenience, you can now register on-line! Fees (in American
dollars) are as follows:

*On-line registration
ST&D Member $75
International ST&D member $75
Non-Member $100
Student ST&D Member $40
Student Non-member $50

*On-site registration
ST&D Member $100
International ST&D member $75
Non-Member $125
Student ST&D Member $50
Student Non-member $60

6. Membership Join now! Save on conference fees!
For your convenience, you can now renew your membership on-line! ***Note
that this function will only be fully operational in January 2002!!!***

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 enclosed new membership form and send it with your membership
fee to the address listed at the bottom on the form. Full membership rates
are $75 for regular membership, $85 for members outside the U.S. or Canada,
and $30 for student memberships. Full membership includes a subscription to
the Society's journal, Discourse Processes. Further information about
Society membership is available at http://www.psyc.memphis.edu/ST&;D/mem.htm.
A special membership is available for Editorial Board members of Discourse
Processes and spouses of members. These special memberships are $15 and do
not include Discourse Processes.

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

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

 email: st_dmail.psyc.memphis.edu

 http://www.psyc.memphis.edu/st&;d.htm
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