LINGUIST List 13.1693

Fri Jun 14 2002

Calls: General Ling, Natural Semantic Metalang

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  1. Jim Hlavac, Call for papers
  2. peeters, NSM & Romance - Second call for papers

Message 1: Call for papers

Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 13:22:35 +1000
From: Jim Hlavac <>
Subject: Call for papers

Monash University Linguistics Papers (Melbourne, Australia)

Call for papers - 2002 Volume 3, Number 1

The Monash University Linguistics Papers is a refereed, hard-copy
journal for research investigating language-related issues.

The journal is intended as a forum with a multi-disciplinary focus; it
welcomes articles and reports on work-in-progress from post-graduate
students and other researchers working in all areas of linguistics and
applied linguistics.

The journal also carries reviews of scholarly works and textbook
materials relevant to researchers and practitioners interested in

Contributions / Submissions

Submission of a paper requires the assurance that the manuscript is an
original work which has not been published previously.

All interested contributors must consult the journal's style
guide. The style guide is available at: Contributions
should be submitted electronically as an attached WORD document to:

Those interested in contributing a paper for Volume 3, No. 1 (2002) of
Monash University Linguistics Papers should submit their paper by
Friday 26 July 2002 to
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Message 2: NSM & Romance - Second call for papers

Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 0:48:56 EAST
From: peeters <>
Subject: NSM & Romance - Second call for papers

Anna Wierzbicka's natural semantic metalanguage (NSM) is being used by
an increasing number of researchers across the world for the purpose
of gaining new insights in a variety of culture-specific concepts,
discourse markers, cultural values, keywords, communicative norms
etc. To date, the amount of relevant work in the area of Romance is
rather modest. A volume bringing together work aimed at testing the
claim to universality of the NSM, with specific reference to Romance,
on the one hand, and a number of data-driven studies using NSM, on the
other hand, is currently in its planning stages. John Benjamins has
been identified as a potential publisher.

At this point in time, publication is envisaged by the end of 2003. An
earlier call for papers has identified a number of likely
contributors, but more are welcome. It is envisaged that the typical
contributor will already have some familiarity with NSM - although
newcomers to the approach are by no means excluded. For a
crash-course, see Cliff Goddard's overview on the University of New
England website:

Would potential contributors, who have not expressed their interest
after the first call of papers, please identify themselves and provide
me with some information on the amount of exposure they have had to
NSM, and in what way(s) they would be willing to take part in this
venture? Those who have replied before do not need to respond to this
message; they will be contacted individually.

All contributions will be peer-reviewed before being prepared for publication.

I shall be happy to answer questions or to redirect queries to NSM
specialists more knowledgeable than me.

Bert Peeters

Dr Bert Peeters
School of English, Journalism and European Languages
University of Tasmania
GPO Box 252-82
Hobart TAS 7001

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