LINGUIST List 13.185

Thu Jan 24 2002

Calls: Pragmatics, Modern Western Armenian

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  1. Reyes Gomez Moron, EPICS I
  2. Marie Nilsenova, Modern Western Armenian

Message 1: EPICS I

Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2002 22:24:13 +0100
From: Reyes Gomez Moron <>
Subject: EPICS I

University of Seville (Spain)
10-12th April, 2002


This second circular is to remind you that the First Symposium on
Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics (EPICS I) will be held
in Seville (Spain) on April 10-12th, 2002. This symposium is organised
by the research group 'Intercultural Pragmatic Studies
(English-Spanish): Pragmatic and Discourse Aspects' of the Department
of English Philology at the University of Seville.
 Since the topic of this edition will be "Current Issues on Pragmatic 
Research" we would like to invite anyone currently researching in the 
areas of pragmatics and discourse analysis, from any methodological 
perspective or framework, to participate in EPICS I.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Prof .Bruce Fraser (Boston University) has already 
confirmed his presence in EPICS I.

SUBMISSIONS: We welcome original papers (45 minutes in length, the last
10 minutes will be devoted to discussion) on any topic in the field of
pragmatics that involves English or Spanish. Participants should submit
one-page abstract (500 words) accompanied by a step-by-step outline of
the presentation and the following information:

1. Author's name(s) and affiliation
2. Title of paper
3. Audio-visual equipment required (VHS video, OHP, cassette)
4. E-mail address(es)
5. Postal address(es)

Electronic submissions as e-mail attachments (RTF,ASCII, HTML) are
highly encouraged. Proposals may be sent to Pilar Garces
(, Reyes Gomez ( or Manuel
Padilla ( Submissions by fax will not be accepted.
Those without e-mail access can send 2 printed copies of your abstract,
outline and accompanying information to:

Reyes Gomez
Departamento de Humanidades (Area de Lengua Inglesa)
Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Carretera de Utrera km.1
41013 - Seville (Spain)

DATES: The deadline for receipt of abstracts has been extended to 
February 15th, 2002.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by February 28th, 2002. The 
committee will plan the programme as soon as it has selected the 
successful abstracts, so please indicate on the abstracts if you cannot 
present your paper on any day of the conference (April 10-12th). It is 
very difficult to reschedule papers after the programme has been 

We hope you will circulate this Call for Papers to your colleagues and 
others in your professional network, and to any discussion groups to 
which you subscribe. For more information, please address to Reyes 
Gomez ( or Manuel Padilla ( 
hope to see you in April 2002, here in Seville (Spain).

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Message 2: Modern Western Armenian

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 10:09:08 +0100
From: Marie Nilsenova <>
Subject: Modern Western Armenian



The Armenian Studies Program and the Department of Linguistics at the
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the Department of Linguistics at
Harvard University, are pleased to announce the first annual conference on
'Modern Western Armenian: Perspectives and Prospects,' to be held in Ann
Arbor, on 12-13 April, 2002. The Program Committee for the initiative
consists of Bert Vaux, Michele Sigler, Marie Nilsenova and Kevork
Scholars and interested individuals have long been keenly aware of the need
for serious and systematic studies of Modern Western Armenian as one of the
two literary standards and as a key to modern Armenian tradition. This
annual gathering is being launched with a view to promoting research into
all phases of Modern Western Armenian language and linguistics. While
format and content will certainly vary, emphasis will be placed on general
linguistic and comparative approaches.
Scholars and students of Modern Western Armenian and of linguistics are
cordially invited to participate in the conference. For this first
gathering we envisage two ninety-minute invited talks and approximately
twelve papers for shorter presentations. Prospective participants should
submit a one-page abstract as soon as possible but no later than 15
February 2002. The abstract should clearly indicate the name and
institutional affiliation of the participant, title of the talk, document
format (if sent as an attachment) and fonts used, and should be forwarded
by electronic mail to Kristy Demas at: Selected
participants will be notified by 22 February 2002. A limited number of
grants to cover travel and lodging are available for those participants
whose papers are accepted for presentation, but who are unable to procure
support from their home institutions or other sources.
For more information, please contact:
Kristy Demas, Coordinator
Armenian Studies Program
1080 South University, Suite 3663
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
tel. 734-764-1825
fax 734-763-9154
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