LINGUIST List 13.2550

Mon Oct 7 2002

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  1. tes1, Speaking Between: Language and Intersubjectivity
  2. bls, Berkeley Linguistics Society Call for Papers

Message 1: Speaking Between: Language and Intersubjectivity

Date: Sun, 06 Oct 2002 14:48:41 -0700
From: tes1 <>
Subject: Speaking Between: Language and Intersubjectivity

Call for Papers
Eleventh Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference
at the University of California at Berkeley
March 15-16



"Language is not simply means for understanding, but the impression of
the mind and world-view of the speaker. [. . .] That is why the learning
of a foreign language is the achievement of a new standpoint in the
present world." Wilhelm von Humboldt

When our personal narratives no longer intersect, due to the
fragmentary, heteroglossic nature of identity construction in the
postmodern era, how do we create community or a sense of it? What roles
do language, ideology and power play in community formation? And how
does the meaning-making subject interact with and through the semiotic
systems of its communities? The graduate students of the German
Department at the University of California at Berkeley welcome scholars
from across the disciplines to engage in this theoretical discussion.

We are open to submissions in any time period from the medieval to the
present. We are also interested in submissions that approach these
questions from other perspectives in the humanities and social
sciences. Possible areas of investigation include but are not limited

-Linguistic Nationalism/Linguistic Hegemony
-Lost in Translation?
-Conceptual Blending & the Arts
-German Idealism and Philosophies of Language
-Literary Cults / Salons
-Secret Societies
-Missionary Groups: Religious and Otherwise
-Theories of Gemeinschaft
-Comedy & Community
-Pedagogical Implications
-Narrativizing Community
-Communal Images
-German Reunification
-A Global Cinema?
-Stunde Null / Kahlschlagliteratur
-Mystical communities
-Romantic subjects

The language of the conference is English, but submissions in German are
also welcome. In some cases we may be able to provide a travel
subsidy. Please mail or email a one page abstract with a separate cover
sheet indicating your name, affiliation, address, phone number and email
address to:

Tes Skogmo
Department of German
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley CA 94720
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Message 2: Berkeley Linguistics Society Call for Papers

Date: Sun, 6 Oct 2002 21:04:39 -0700 (PDT)
From: bls <blssocrates.Berkeley.EDU>
Subject: Berkeley Linguistics Society Call for Papers

The Berkeley Linguistics Society is pleased to announce its Twenty-Ninth
Annual Meeting, to be held February 14-17, 2003. The conference will
consist of a General Session, a Parasession and a Special Session.


The General Session will cover all areas of linguistic interest. We
encourage proposals from diverse theoretical frameworks and also welcome
papers on language-related topics from disciplines such as Anthropology,
Cognitive Science, Literature, Neuroscience and Psychology.

 *Invited Speakers*
 Judith Aissen, University of California, Santa Cruz
 Mark Hale, Concordia University
 Royal Skousen, Brigham Young University
 Arnold Zwicky, Stanford University

*PARASESSION* -- Phonetic Sources of Phonological Patterns:
 Synchronic and Diachronic Explanations
The Parasession invites submissions on the role of phonetics in shaping
phonological patterns. Papers representing all views and approaches are
sought. Those addressing the relative merits of synchronic and diachronic
explanations of phonetically-motivated phonological patterns are
particularly welcomed.

 *Invited Speakers*
 Juliette Blevins, University of California, Berkeley
 Charles Reiss, Concordia University
 Donca Steriade, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

*SPECIAL SESSION* -- Minority and Diasporic Languages of Europe
The Special Session will cover minority and diasporic languages of Europe.
Languages of interest include minority, threatened and diasporic European
languages and dialects, in both Europe and former colonies and in
immigrant and heritage situations, as well as pidgins and creoles based on
languages spoken in Europe. Proposals from linguistics and related fields
are encouraged.

 *Invited Speakers*
 Julie Auger, Indiana University
 J. Clancy Clements, Indiana University
 Joshua Fishman, Yeshiva University


Presented papers are published in the BLS Proceedings. Authors agree to
provide camera-ready copy (not exceeding 12 pages) by May 15, 2003.
Presentations are allotted 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions.

An author may submit at most one single and one joint abstract. In case
of joint authorship, one address should be designated for communication
with BLS. Abstracts should be as specific as possible, with a statement of
topic, approach and conclusions. Abstracts may be at most four hundred
words. The reverse side of the single page may be used for data and
references only. 10 copies of an anonymous, one-page (8.5"x11") abstract
should be sent, along with a 3"x5" card listing:

 (1) paper title
 (2) session (General/Para/Special)
 (3) name(s) of author(s)
 (4) affiliation(s) of author(s)
 (5) address whither notification of acceptance should
 be mailed (Nov-Dec 2002)
 (6) contact phone number for each author
 (7) email address for each author
 ***for General Session submissions only***
 (8) subfield (syntax, phonology, etc.)
 ***for Para-/Special Session submissions only***
 (9)	 indication of whether you wish to have your
 abstract considered for the General Session if
 the organizers determine that your paper will not
 fit the other sessions

 BLS 29 Abstracts Committee
 University of California
 Linguistics Department
 1203 Dwinelle Hall
 Berkeley, CA 94720-2650

Abstracts must be received in our office (not postmarked) by 4:00 p.m.,
November 27, 2002. We cannot accept faxed abstracts. Abstracts submitted
via e-mail are also accepted. Only those abstracts formatted as ASCII
text or a Microsoft Word (Mac version strongly preferred) attachment can
be accepted. The text of the message must contain the information
requested in (1)-(9) above. Electronic submissions may be sent to



All attendees, including presenters, must register for the meeting. For
advance registration, we can accept only checks or money orders drawn on
US banks in US dollars, made payable to Berkeley Linguistics Society.

Received in our office by February 2, 2003:
 Students $20
 Non-students $40
Received after February 2, 2003:
 Students $25
 Non-students $55

 BLS 29 Registration
 University of California
 Linguistics Department
 1203 Dwinelle Hall
 Berkeley, CA 94720-2650

***BLS will arrange ASL interpretation if requested through before 12/1/02***

We may be contacted by e-mail at

Berkeley Linguistics Society
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Linguistics
1203 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2650
Phone/Fax: 510-642-5808

find information on BLS meetings and availability of proceedings at:
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