LINGUIST List 13.2080

Tue Aug 13 2002

Calls: English as a Foreign Lang, Productivity

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  1. Kevin Landry, CALL FOR PAPERS
  2. Peter Bosch, Final Call "Explaining Productivity" - Extended deadline


Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 21:18:52 +0000
From: Kevin Landry <>

Korea TESOL Journal
Information for Contributors
The Korea TESOL Journal, a refereed journal, welcomes previously
unpublished practical and theoretical articles on topics of
significance to individuals concerned with the teaching of English as
a foreign language. Areas of interest include:

1. classroom-centered research
2. second language acquisition 
3. teacher training 
4. cross-cultural studies 
5. teaching and curriculum methods 
6. testing and evaluation 

Because the Journal is committed to publishing manuscripts that
contribute to bridging theory and practice in our profession, it
particularly welcomes submissions drawing on relevant research and
addressing implications and applications of this research to issues in
our profession.

Action Research-based papers, that is, those that arise from genuine
issues in the English language teaching classroom, are welcomed. Such
pedagogically oriented investigations and case studies/reports, that
display findings with applicability beyond the site of study,
rightfully belong in a journal for teaching professionals.

The Korea TESOL Journal prefers that all submissions be written so
that their content is accessible to a broad readership, including
those individuals who may not have familiarity with the subject matter
addressed. The Journal is an international journal, welcoming
submissions from English language learning contexts around the world,
particularly those focusing upon learners from northeast Asia.

The Korea Research Foundation has rated the Korea TESOL Journal as a
"Nationwide" ("B" class rating) scholarly journal.

Submission Categories 
The KOTESOL Journal invites submissions in three categories: 

I. Full-length articles. Contributors are strongly encouraged to
submit manuscripts of no more than 20-25 double-spaced pages or 8,500
words (including references, notes, and tables).

II. Brief Reports and Summaries. The KOTESOL Journal also invites
short reports (less than 1,200 words), manuscripts that either present
preliminary findings or focus on some aspect of a larger study. Papers
written in pursuit of advanced studies are appropriate for

III. Reviews. The KOTESOL Journal invites succinct, evaluative reviews
of scholarly or professional books, or instructional-support resources
(such as computer software, video- or audio-taped material, and
tests). Reviews should provide a descriptive and evaluative summary
and a brief discussion of the significance of the work in the context
of current theory and practice. Submissions should generally be no
longer than 1,200 words.

To facilitate the blind review process, do not use running
heads. Submit via email attachment or on diskette in MSWord or RTF
file. Figures and tables should each be in separate files, bitmap
files (.bmp) are preferred. Hardcopy versions may be requested at a
later time.

Inquiries/Manuscripts to:
Dr. Park Joo-Kyung, Editor-in-Chief
Trevor H. Gulliver, Managing Editor at

Submissions received before September 30th
will be considered for publication
in Korea TESOL Journal Volume 5 (Fall/Winter 2002).

The Korea TESOL Journal accepts submissions on a continuous basis.
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Message 2: Final Call "Explaining Productivity" - Extended deadline

Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 10:26:31 +0200
From: Peter Bosch <>
Subject: Final Call "Explaining Productivity" - Extended deadline

Workshop "Explaining Productivity" - FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
Extended deadline 2 September, 2002

Abstracts are invited for papers to be presented at the Workshop
"Explaining Productivity", taking place at the 25th Annual Meeting of
the German Society for Linguistics (DGfS)in Munich (February 26 - 28,

Workshop Organizer: Peter Bosch, Inst. of Cognitive Science,
University of Osnabrueck

Invited Guest Speaker: Harald Baayen, Max Planck Institute for
Psycholinguistics and University of Nijmegen

One of the essential features of human language is its productivity:
the built-in option for the construction of new forms - words,
phrases, sentences, texts - derived on the basis of simple and complex
forms already known, and new uses, functions, or meanings for these
forms in new contexts.

Classic Generative Grammar has gone a long way explaining the
productivity of I-language (commonly under the name of "creativity")
by means of recursion of categorial rules, and Formal Semantics -
guided by the postulate of compositionality - has been equally
successful on the semantic side. In combination with a theory of
genetically determined Universal Grammar this model leaves however
little room for the role of the individual's linguistic experience and
for E-language.

Over the past decade, and usually independently, approaches in
Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Neuroinformatics, Computational
Linguistics, Language Technology as well as in theoretically less
committed approaches in descriptive linguistics, have worked on
complementary models for the explanation of productivity that put less
weight on categorial rules and instead focus on patterns of linguistic
experience, quantitative data, and mechanisms for projecting
linguistic knowledge to new contexts and situations that are inspired
by analogy.

There has been only little discussion across the boundaries of the
approaches just sketched, and the discussion that there has been is
limited to phenomena of Phonology, Morphology, and Syntax. The
Workshop is interested in the semantic side of productivity - not in
the sense of excluding matters of phonological, morphological and
syntactic productivity, but in the sense of looking at their semantic
aspects as well as at contextual and situational parameters.

Topic areas and methodology for the Workshop:

Indexicality, compositionality, semantics of word formation and
derivation, semantics for "constructions", discourse semantics,
language contact, language development, historical linguistics, The
methodology of the workshop is explicitly interdisciplinary and
presentations from Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics, Computational
Linguistics, Neuroinformatics, are explicitly invited.

Papers offered for presentation should be explicitly addressed at the
question of how particular forms of semantic productivity are to be

The presentation may be in English or German, although presentation in
English is encouraged. Time for presentation will be 30 minutes
(including discussion). A maximum of 15 papers can be accepted for the
Workshop. Intending participants are warned that the regulations of
DGfS explicitly exclude presentations by the same person at more than
one of the workshops at the DGfS conference.

Abstracts must not exceed one page A4 (12-point font, 2.5 cm margins),
but references and materials may be attached on separate sheets (which
will not be printed in DGfS's conference brochure but only in the
workshop materials) and must be submitted as either ASCII or RTF
documents (no PS or PDF because they may have to be reformatted).


Please send your abstract by email to, Peter Bosch,
Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrueck,
Kolpingstr. 7, 49069 Osnabrueck, fon: (+49 541) 969 6224,
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