LINGUIST List 13.2302

Fri Sep 13 2002

Calls: Medieval Grammar, Computational Ling

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  1. mamsler, Medieval Grammar at Kalamazoo/Medieval Institute 200
  2. Kindl Mariann, EACL 2002 Call for Papers

Message 1: Medieval Grammar at Kalamazoo/Medieval Institute 200

Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 13:24:15 -0400
From: mamsler <>
Subject: Medieval Grammar at Kalamazoo/Medieval Institute 200


Call for Papers


International Medieval Congress, Medieval Institute
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
May 8-11, 2003

Session One: Medieval Grammar - Manuscripts and representations
(Remembering Vivien Law)

Session Two:
Medieval Grammar - Language, theory, praxis

The North American Assoc for the History of Linguistics (NAAHoLS)
invites scholars to submit proposals for two sessions devoted to the
history of medieval grammar and linguistics. Twenty-minute papers on
any aspect of medieval grammar (language theory, description,
teaching, literacy, language attitudes, relations between grammar
and the other liberal arts) are welcoy"e.

We are especially interested in papers from younger scholars which
explore and assess some of the major shifts and new perspectives in
current understandings of the importance of the medieval ars
grammatica and language study for:

1) medieval ideas about language, schooling, literacy, history of the
book, literature (e.g. Roman de la rose, Piers Plowman, Chaucer),
visual arts (Christ as manuscript page), philosophy, theology,
physiology (speech pathology, influence of Arabic science);

2) the transmittal and remaking of ancient ideas about language and
linguistic practices to the early modern world;

3) medieval contributions to the construction of key concepts of in
western linguistics, from syntactic theory to tree diagrams, from
vernacular grammars to applied linguistics and translation theory,
from interpretive theory to pedagogy.

We also invite proposals for a session on "Manuscripts and
representations" which address the importance of manuscript evidence,
layout, glossing, commentary, bilingualism, or social circulation for
understanding grammatical discourses in early and late medieval
culture. The session is dedicated to the memory of a pioneer in such
studies for medieval grammar, Professor Vivien Law.
Deadline for proposals: September 20, 2002 

Format: 1-page proposal following Medieval Institute guidelines;
electronic, fax, or hardcopy Address: Mark Amsler, English, Box 413,
U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201 (Email) (fax) 414-229-2643

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Message 2: EACL 2002 Call for Papers

Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 13:47:40 +0200
From: Kindl Mariann <>
Subject: EACL 2002 Call for Papers

Dear Colleague,

The Call for Papers of the EACL 2003 (11th Conference of the European 
Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, April 12-17, 
2003, Budapest, Hungary) and Complex 2003 (April 11, 2003) are available at 
the EACL2003 official conference web-site Submissions and proposals are welcome.

Please forward the conference information to colleagues who may be interested.

Thank you in advance

Best regards,

EACL 2003 Organising Committee
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