LINGUIST List 12.912

Sun Apr 1 2001

Confs: "Modality in Contemporary English", Verona, It

Editor for this issue: Karen Milligan <karenlinguistlist.org>


Please keep conferences announcement as short as you can; LINGUIST will not post conference announcements which in our opinion are excessively long.

Directory

  1. Roberta Facchinetti, Modality in Contemporary English: 1st circular

Message 1: Modality in Contemporary English: 1st circular

Date: Sun, 1 Apr 2001 17:43:57 +0200
From: Roberta Facchinetti <farochiostro.univr.it>
Subject: Modality in Contemporary English: 1st circular





 International Conference on
 "Modality in Contemporary English"

 Language Centre and Faculty of Education, University of Verona (Italy)
 6-8 September 2001
 http://www.univr.it/cla/conferences/modality/modality_index.htm

 FIRST CIRCULAR

*****************************************************************
AIM AND TOPICS

The conference aims at fostering interaction between scholars from different
theoretical backgrounds but with a common interest in English modality,
with specific reference to the Present-day, hence promoting discussions,
exchanging ideas and reporting recent progress on a variety of issues
related to this field, with specific reference to:
* syntax and semantics of modal elements
* modality and pragmatics
* modality and phonetics / prosody
* modality and sociolinguistics
* modality and language teaching


*****************************************************************
INVITED SPEAKERS

Keynote speaker: Frank Palmer (Professor Emeritus, former Professor of
Linguistic Science, University of Reading, England)

The following have also accepted to give a paper:
* Jennifer Coates (Professor of English Language and Linguistics, University
of
 Surrey Roehampton, England)
* Maurizio Gotti (Professor of English Language and Linguistics, University
of
 Bergamo, Italy)
* Geoffrey Leech (Professor of English Linguistics, University of Lancaster,
England)
* Maria Lima (Professor of English Language and Linguistics, University of
Salerno, Italy)
* Stephen J. Nagle (Professor of English, Director of International
Programmes,
 Coastal Carolina University, U.S.A.)


*****************************************************************
WORKSHOP: "Modal expressions in ICE-GB: issues of retrieval"

In conjunction with the conference, a workshop will be held by Bas Aarts
(Reader in
Modern English Language, University College London) and Sean Wallis
(Research Fellow,
 University College London). The workshop will introduce the ICE-GB corpus,
discuss
how to retrieve a variety of modality features by means of the programme
ICECUP,
specifically developed for the corpus, and finally provide a hands-on
session allowing
delegates to experiment with the corpus and the software themselves.


*****************************************************************
REGISTRATION FORM AND FEES

* The final registration form should be sent not later than 30 April 2001
and can be found at http://www.univr.it/cla/conferences/modality/reg.html

* The conference registration fee is �'� 73, inclusive of:
 - conference folder
 - book of abstracts
 - tea/coffee breaks (mornings and afternoons, 6-7-8 September)
 - guided tour of Verona (6 September)
The conference fee should be paid not later than 30 May 2001


*****************************************************************
VENUE AND SOCIAL EVENTS

The venue of the conference will be the University of Verona, located near
the historical
centre of the town and within walking distance to most hotels. The Language
Centre
and the Faculty of Education have new, well-equipped, airy classrooms for
the conference.
Internet access will be provided for all the delegates throughout the
conference.
There will be a full social programme, including:
* Guided tour of Verona, on Thursday 6 September (in the afternoon)
* Gala conference dinner, on Friday 7 September
* Post-conference tour to Venice, on Sunday 9 September (all day)



*****************************************************************
IMPORTANT DATES

* by 30th April 2001: final registration form
* by 30th May 2001: payment of the conference fee
* 6th - 8th September 2001: Conference
* 30th October: final versions of papers for proceedings



*****************************************************************
ORGANIZERS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

* For all queries concerning the SCIENTIFIC ASPECTS OF THE CONFERENCE
(abstracts, paper presentation, conference programme, and publication of
proceedings),
the person to be contacted is Prof. ssa Roberta Facchinetti (e-mail:
farochiostro.univr.it);

* For all ORGANIZATIONAL ASPECTS, concerning registration, fees,
accommodation,
social events, and anything else with reference to your stay in Verona even
before and
after the conference, your are kindly invited to contact the following:
ENDES - Iniziative per comunicare
Via San Giusto, 2
37121 Verona
Tel. 0039-045-8015702
Fax. 0039-045-8043387
http://www.endes.it
Dr Stefania Fazzi (e-mail: stefania.fazziendes.it)
Dr Annachiara Caputo (e-mail: annachiara.caputoendes.it)
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue