LINGUIST List 13.2372

Thu Sep 19 2002

Calls: Ling Research, Lang & Lang Learning

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  1. Rigotti Eddo, Linguistics and the New Professions Pavia-Lugano November 27-30, 2002
  2. takadam, Final call GURT 2003

Message 1: Linguistics and the New Professions Pavia-Lugano November 27-30, 2002

Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 17:34:47 +0200
From: Rigotti Eddo <>
Subject: Linguistics and the New Professions Pavia-Lugano November 27-30, 2002

Linguistics and the New Professions
Pavia (Italy)
Lugano (Switzerland)
November, 27 - 30 2002

The conference addresses the issue of the possibilities of
application, and more generally, of the professional value of
findings, methods and skills resulting from linguistic research. It
will take into account results from various subfields of linguistics
from and will consider their application in professional settings,
with particular reference to the corporate sector. The conference
focuses on two main areas where results of linguistic research can be
relevant for professional settings: the first is the vast field of
computer mediated communication (CMC), the second is the smaller, but
strategic, area of interlinguistic and intercultural communication.
The aim of the conference is, on the one hand, to increase the
awareness of both linguists and industry, and, on the other, to
present particular lines of linguistic research that lend themselves
to interesting applications in these fields.
Fedrico ALBANO LEONI (University of Naples)
Nicoletta CALZOLARI (University of Pisa -CNR)
Lorenzo CANTONI (University of Lugano)
Michele CARENINI (Omega generation- Bologna)
Marco COLOMBETTI (University of Lugano and Polytechnic of Milan)
Morena DANIELI (Loquendo -Vocal Technologies and Services)
Amedeo DE DOMINICIS (University of Tuscia)
Nicoletta DI BLAS (Polytechnic of Milan- Como)
Giacomo FERRARI (University of Eastern Piemonte)
Lorenza MONDADA (University of Lyon 2)
Vincenzo ORIOLES (University of Udine)
Paolo PAOLINI (Polytechnic of Milan and University of Lugano)
Jan RENKEMA (Tilburg University) 
Eddo RIGOTTI(University of Lugano) 
Andrea ROCCI (University of Lugano)
Duska ROSENBERG (Royal Holloway University London)
Stefano TARDINI (University of Lugano)
Mirko TAVONI (University of Pisa)
Pius TEN HACKEN (University of Basle)
Giovanni Battista VARILE (European Commission - Human Language Technologies)
Salvatore VECA (University of Pavia)
Eric WEHRLI (University of Geneva)
Antonio ZAMPOLLI (University of Pisa -CNR)
PROGRAM: The provisional program can be found on the conference
website, at
ORGANIZATION & SUPPORT The conference is organized by the Department
of Linguistics of the University of Pavia jointly with the Institute
of Linguistics and Semiotics of the Faculty of Communication Sciences
of the University of Lugano (Switzerland). 

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Anna Giacalone Ramat (Pavia), Eddo Rigotti
(Lugano), Andrea Rocci (Lugano).
PUBLICATION : The two journals Document Design
( and Studies in Communication Sciences
( will publish a wide selection of the conference
papers. Other papers might be published in special thematic volumes.

researchers are invited to submit short abstracts for combined poster
presentations/ short communications on any topic related to the
relationship between linguistics and the use of ICT, with particular
regard to professional and corporate contexts. The range of potential
topics is very broad and includes, for instance:
- From Text Analysis and Information Extraction to Document Management and
Knowledge Management 
- Machine Translation and multilingual communication;
- Linguistic aspects of the Semantic Web;
- Language and dialogue in Multi-Agent Systems; 
- Linguistics and discourse analysis in Document Design;
- Linguistics and discourse analysis in Hypermedia and Web Design;
- Linguistic approaches to Human Computer Interaction and Computer Supported
Collaborative Work;
- Linguistics and E-learning.
- Pragmatics and dialogue analysis in user modelling. 
Abstracts should be maximally 1 page long and should be submitted
before October 15. Only electronic submission is possible (.doc, .rtf,
.pdf or .ps format) to be sent to . Authors
will receive notification of acceptance by November 4. On acceptance,
in addition to the poster presentation, authors will be given the
possibility of a short (10-15 minute) presentation of their work and
will be invited to submit a short paper. After a review process
carried out by scientific committee and invited speakers, a selection
of short papers will be published in the international journal
"Studies in Communication Sciences" (
The two universities hosting the joint conference are located
respectively in Pavia, a historical city south-west of Milan on the
lower course of the river Ticino, and Lugano a lakeside resort in the
Italian speaking Canton Ticino, in the southernmost part of
Switzerland. The conference sessions will take place at the University
of Pavia (Italy) November 28 and 29 (morning), and at the University
of Lugano (Switzerland) November 29 (afternoon) and 30. The
conference will organize a transfer by coach from Pavia to Lugano the
29, which will be available at an additional cost.
The registration fees for the conference are shown below: 
> Before October, 15, 2002
Full registration, standard rate: 80 Euros
Full registration, student* rate: 30 Euros*
> After October, 15, 2002 and on-site.
Full registration, standard rate: 120 Euros
Full registration, student* rate: 50 Euros*
Conference Dinner Party (with music): 15 Euros
* IMPORTANT: Student status verification to be sent to the organizers
at by professor or department; or as letter to
the following surface mail address:
Dr. Andrea Rocci
Istitituto Linguistico-Semiotico
Facolt� Di Scienze Della Comunicazione
Universit� Della Svizzera Italiana
Via G. Buffi 13
CH 6900 Lugano
What's included:
>The registration fees include:
- Admission to the scientific sessions
- All refreshments indicated on the program with the exception of the
- A conference package containing the final program, a list of participants,
the Book of Abstracts, and tourist information.
-Transfer by coach from Pavia to Lugano
> The registration fees do not include the conference dinner party
How to register: The detailed instruction for registration are on the
conference website:
Best Regards
Eddo Rigotti
Universit� della Svizzera italiana
Facolt� di Scienze della comunicazione
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13
CH-6904 Lugano
Tel. +41 91 912 46 46 / 25
Fax +41 91 912 46 47
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Message 2: Final call GURT 2003

Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 13:37:45 -0400
From: takadam <>
Subject: Final call GURT 2003

Final Call for Papers

 February 15, 16 & 17, 2003 (President Day's Weekend)

 Language in Use:
 Cognitive and Discourse Perspectives on Language and Language Learning

 GURT 2003 will bring together research from various perspectives that
 emphasizes ways in which cognitive factors and discourse factors shape
 properties of language and of language learning

 In recent years, there has been growing awareness of the importance of
 studying language and language learning in its context of use.
 Researchers who take a cognitive approach (broadly defined) and those
 who take a discourse perspective have argued, often independently of
 each other, that linguistic structure cannot be fully understood if
 isolated from the study of how language is employed to create meaning.
 Moreover, an increasing number of researchers involved in both first
 and second language learning research have argued that language
 learning is guided in crucial ways by the contexts of meaningful
 communication in which language use is embedded. Overlapping strands of
 investigation pursued by these researchers include: 1) the role of
 psychological plausibility in developing theories of language and
 language learning; 2) the connection between linguistic form and
 function; and 3) the connections between language, language learning
 and general properties of cognition.

 Contributions that address the conference themes from the following
 perspectives are especially welcome: Cognitive linguistics; cognitive,
 functional, and discourse approaches to language learning ; discourse
 approaches to language; functional and discourse approaches to language
 teaching; and usage-based models of language.

 Kathleen Bardovi-Harlig
 Melissa Bowerman
 Nick Ellis
 Adele Goldberg
 Michael Tomasello


 "Contexts of minority language learning, use and maintenance" Kendall
 King, organizer
 Participants: Nancy Hornberger, Ellen Skilton Sylvester, Leena Huss,
 Rachel Reynolds

 "New Approaches to Discourse Markers" Deborah Schiffrin, organizer
 Participants: Diane Blakemore, Laurel Brinton, Anna de Fina, Kerstin
 Fischer, Amy Kyratzis, Yael Maschler, Simone Mueller

 "Syntax and Discourse, Deborah Tannen, organizer
 Participants will include: Wallace Chafe, Marianne Mithun, Deborah

 "Cognitive Approaches to Sign Language" Sarah Taub, organizer
 Participants: TBA

 ABSTRACT DEADLINE: September 30, 2002
 SUBMISSION FORMAT: E-mail text and MS Word file, 350 words maximum

 (submission information posted)


 Select papers will be published.
 This year's GURT will include an award for the best student abstract.
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