LINGUIST List 13.2598

Thu Oct 10 2002

Calls: Text & Discourse, Psycholing/Socioling

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  1. Society for Text and Discourse, CALL FOR PAPERS 13th ANNUAL MEETING OF ST&D
  2. Greg Thomson, Psycho/Sociolinguistics Conf., Kazakhstan: Final call

Message 1: CALL FOR PAPERS 13th ANNUAL MEETING OF ST&D

Date: Wed, 9 Oct 2002 12:58:35 -0500
From: Society for Text and Discourse <st-dmail.psyc.memphis.edu>
Subject: CALL FOR PAPERS 13th ANNUAL MEETING OF ST&D

THIRTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING
OF THE SOCIETY FOR TEXT AND DISCOURSE.


Madrid, June 26-28th, 2003


FIRST CALL FOR PARTICIPATIONS

1.- CALL FOR PAPERS 13th ANNUAL MEETING OF ST&D

The Society for Text and Discourse will hold its Thirteenth Annual
Meeting at the Tryp Reina Victoria Hotel in Madrid, Spain, from
Thursday through Saturday, June 26-28, 2003.

 The deadline for submitting proposals is January 31, 2003.

The program committees invite interdisciplinary researchers, students
and practitioners working in areas such as cognitive psychology,
discourse comprehension, linguistics, artificial intelligence,
education, instruction, multimedia and information-communication
technology and related fields to submit papers on a variety of topics
including basic cognitive representations and processes in text
comprehension. Text-learner interaction, inference making and causal
understanding, technologies for enhancing reading and reading
assessment and text and picture integration.

If you have recommendations for Special Topic sessions, please contact
the conference organizer Jose A. Le�n (std-madrid2003uam.es )

2. SOCIETY FOR TEXT AND DISCOURSE

The Society for Text & Discourse is an international society of
researchers who investigate all aspects of discourse processing and
text analysis. The purpose of the Society is to consolidate research
in discourse processing and to enhance communication among researchers
in different disciplines. Therefore, we invite scholars from various
disciplines (e.g., psychology, linguistics, artificial intelligence,
education, sociology, anthropology, communications, and philosophy) to
attend and participate in the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Society
for Text and Discourse.

Membership includes various discounts as well as the journal Discourse
Processes published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. This official
journal of the Society for Text and Discourse provides a forum for the
cross-fertilization of ideas from diverse disciplines that share a
common interest in discourse, be it prose comprehension and recall,
dialogue analysis, text grammar construction, computer simulation of
natural language, cross-cultural comparisons of communicative
competence, or related topics.


3. SUBMITTING PROPOSALS

Presentations at the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Text
and Discourse can be in the form of POSTERS or SPOKEN PAPERS. The
deadline for submitting proposals for both presentation formats is
January 31, 2003. A Review Committee will review the proposals, and
authors will be notified regarding acceptance by the end of March
2003. Please note that all presentations must be based on research
that is completed at the time that the proposal is submitted.

Please submit proposals in English to std-madrid2003uam.es through
email no later than JANUARY 31, 2003. Each proposal must be sent in a
separate e-mail message and the file(s) should be saved as the first
authors name (e.g., Goldman1, Goldman 2, etc). Please, mention
"Madrid2003meeting" in the subject of your email.

NOTE: If you wish to submit a symposium or panel proposal, please
contact Jose A. Leon (std-madrid2003uam.es ) prior to preparing the
submission.

A. PROPOSAL INFORMATION

The proposals should include:

- A title
- Names and affiliation of author and co-authors
- Name and full contact address of presenter and co-authors and their e-mail
addresses.
- Preference for spoken but would be willing to do a poster (Note that the
number of time slots for spoken presentations will be limited.)
- Certify that the research submitted for presentation has been completed
(e.g., I certify that research submitted has been completed).
- A 75-word abstract of the presentation
- A 2-page summary of the presentation (max. 2000 -words, including
bibliographic references).

Proposals should be sent in Microsoft Word or PDF format as an attachment to
std-madrid2003uam.es

Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. If for some reason you
cannot send your submission by e-mail, please contact Jose A. Leon
(std-madrid2003uam.es), Departamento de Psicolog�a B�sica. Facultad
de Psicolog�a. Universidad Aut�noma. Campus de
Cantoblanco. 28049-Madrid. Spain. Fax: (0034) 91
3975215. Confirmation of receipt of submissions will be sent within a
week of receiving them.

For further information about the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the
Society for Text and Discourse, contact Jose A. Leon, local
arrangements committee chair (std-madrid2003uam.es). For questions
about registration and general questions regarding the Society for
Text and Discourse, please contact st-dmail.psyc.memphis.edu)


B. Submitting Proposals for the OUTSTANDING STUDENT PAPER or the JASON
ALBRECHT OUTSTANDING YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARDS.

There are two awards offered to outstanding student papers.

The Outstanding Student Paper Award is presented annually to the best
spoken paper submitted and presented by a graduate student.
Eligibility: Proposals for the Outstanding Student paper award must
reflect work that is predominantly that of the student, who should
also be appropriately the first author. In the case of multi-author
papers, authors other than the student nominee must indicate that the
work is primarily that of the student.

The Jason Albrecht Outstanding Young Scientist Award is presented
annually to the best spoken paper based on a doctoral
dissertation. This award honors the memory of Jason Albrecht, a
promising young text and discourse researcher who passed away in 1996.
Eligibility: Proposals for the Albrecht award must reflect work that
is based on the nominee's dissertation. In the case of multi-author
papers, the other authors must indicate that the work is based on the
nominee's doctoral dissertation.

Recipients of each award receive a commemorative certificate and a
$150 award check Proposals for these two awards are submitted twice:
Once to the regular program review process and separately to the
Awards Review Committee. Deadline for submission is for both. The
proposals undergo two reviews - one by the regular program committee,
with author identification; and a second by the Awards Review
Committee without author identification. Only proposals that are
accepted for inclusion on the program by the regular review committee
are eligible for Awards.

The format for submission to the Awards Review Committee is the same
as that for submission to the regular program review with two
exception:

1. Under Names and Affiliations: Nominees' names should be in all caps
or underlined; they should be the first authors of the submitted
proposals. Other authors should check the appropriate statement:

____ I certify that the research is primarily the work of the student
first author. (Outstanding Student Paper Award)

____ I certify that the research is based on the doctoral dissertation
of the first author. (Albrecht award)

2. Sending the submissions over E-mail: The subject heading for the
e-mail containing an entry for the Outstanding Student Paper Award
should contain the acronym OSPA followed by the last name of the
student submitting the proposal (e.g., OSPA, Sundermeier). The subject
heading for an entry for the Jason Albrecht Outstanding Young
Scientist Award should contain the acronym JAOYSA followed by the last
name of the student submitting the proposal (e.g., JAOYSA,
Linderholm).

Evaluation of entries for these two awards will be without author
identification. Information in Items A and D will be examined after
review and ratings of the proposals.

Incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. If for some reason you
cannot send your submission by e-mail, please contact Jose A. Leon
(std-madrid2003uam.es)


4. HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE TWELFTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOCIETY FOR
TEXTAND DISCOURSE

Membership and conference registration is electronic by an electronic
payment procedure through a secure site (available December 2002). See
the registration site (http://www.psyc.memphis.edu/ST&D.htm) for
details. Your credit card information is encrypted using a secure
server for maximum security. Your credit card information cannot be
intercepted as it travels to our ordering system and it is stored in a
location not accessible via the Internet. For your convenience, you
can now register on-line! Fees (in American dollars) are as follows:

*On-line registration
ST&D Member $75
International ST&D member $75
Non-Member $100
Student ST&D Member $40
Student Non-member $50

*On-site registration
ST&D Member $100
International ST&D member $75
Non-Member $125
Student ST&D Member $50
Student Non-member $60

5. MEMBERSHIP JOIN NOW! SAVE ON CONFERENCE FEES!

For your convenience, you can renew your membership on-line!

If you are not a member of the Society, please consider joining now to
take advantage of lower member rates for conference registration. To
join, complete the enclosed new membership form and send it with your
membership fee to the address listed at the bottom on the form. Full
membership rates are $75 for regular membership, $85 for members
outside the U.S. or Canada, and $30 for student memberships. Full
membership includes a subscription to the Society's journal, Discourse
Processes. Further information about Society membership is available
at http://www.psyc.memphis.edu/ST&D/mem.htm. A special membership is
available for Editorial Board members of Discourse Processes and
spouses of members. These special memberships are $15 and do not
include Discourse Processes.

If you have any questions concerning Society for Text & Discourse
related issues (membership, conferences) please
contactst_dmail.psyc.memphis.edu

7. HOW TO RESERVE HOTEL LODGING FOR THE THIRTEENTH ANNUAL MEETING OF
THE SOCIETY FOR TEXT AND DISCOURSE

Participants in the Society for Text and Discourse meeting will
receive a special group rate for hotel rooms at the TRYP REINA
VICTORIA HOTEL located in Plaza de Santa Ana, 14; 28012, Madrid, the
heart of the historical center of Madrid. It is a bour star hotel,
located few minutes walking from Prado Museum, Plaza Mayor, and Puerta
del Sol. There are many restaurants and shopping centers.

The block of rooms will be held until May 25, 2003. Beyond this date,
hotel room availability is not guaranteed; neither is the group rate.
Conference Rates: *Single (Euros 125; 1 Euro is approximately $1 U.S.)
or double occupancy (Euros 132) per night, includes tax and breakfast
(free buffet). There are others possibilities (see the accommodation
form). To obtain the special rates for ST&D conference attendees you
must mention at the time of making the reservation that you are
attending the conference. Otherwise, you will be charged the full
rate.

To make reservations fill out the accommodation form and return as
indicated on the form (see
http://www.psyc.memphis.edu/st&d/accommodation.pdf.

8.- TRANSPORTATION

 Downtown Madrid is accessible from Barajas Airport. Distance from
Barajas Airport 25 km, (17 miles, 35 min. non-rush hour). Taxicab from
Barajas around Euros 30 one way, does not include tip (usually 10%).
The most economical and reliable way to get Metro (Subway) from the
airport to the hotel (SOL station). More info can be found at :
http://www.softdoc.es/guia_madrid/mapas/mapa_zonas_ciudad.html




Thanks again for your contribution. We look forward to welcoming you in
Madrid.

Best regards

The Program Committee

________________________________________
 Society for Text and Discourse
 Department of Psychology
 University of Memphis
 Psychology Building
 Memphis TN 38152
 USA

 fax: (901) 678-2579

 email: st_dmail.psyc.memphis.edu

 http://www.psyc.memphis.edu/st&d.htm
________________________________________

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Message 2: Psycho/Sociolinguistics Conf., Kazakhstan: Final call

Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 13:45:17 +0630
From: Greg Thomson <greg_thomsontelus.net>
Subject: Psycho/Sociolinguistics Conf., Kazakhstan: Final call

FINAL CALL
Apology for cross-postings

DEAR COLLEAGUES!
 
THE AL-FARABI KAZAKH NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL LINGUISTICS
KAZAKH LANGUAGE: PSYCHOLINGUISTIC AND SOCIOLINGUISTIC RESEARCH LABORATORY

INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC-RESEARCH 
CONFERENCE IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF AL-FARABI
KAZAKH NATIONAL UNIVERSITY

PSYCHOLINGUISTICS AND SOCIOLINGUISTICS: CONDITIONS AND PERSPECTIVES

Conference date: September, 18-19, 2003.

THE FOLLOWING AREAS ARE OFFERED FOR DISCUSSION BY CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS:

SOCIOLINGUISTIC TOPICS
* LANGUAGE SITUATIONS AND LANGUAGE POLICY
* SOCIAL AND REGIONAL VARIATION
* INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES
* SOCIETAL BILINGUALISM
* LANGUAGES IN CONTACT
* SOCIOLINGUISTICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEMS

PSYCHOLINGUISTIC TOPICS
* NATIVE LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND CHILD BILINGUALISM
* SPEECH PERCEPTION AND COMPREHENSION
* SPEECH PRODUCTION
* MENTAL LEXICON
* BILINGUALISM AND MULTILINGUALISM
* PSYCHOLINGUISTICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEM

CONFERENCE WORKING LANGUAGES: KAZAKH, RUSSIAN, ENGLISH
PLEASE, ADD YOUR THESIS (1-2 PAGES) TO YOUR APPLICATION FORM .
THESIS TEXT SHOULD BE PRINTED AND IN ELECTRONIC FORM( IN RTF-FORMAT: 
FILES SHOULD BE NAMED AFTER AUTHORS' SURNAMES).

DEADLINE: NOVEMBER, 30, 2002.
PHONE NUMBERS (3272) 47-27-97 (13-29)
THE CONFERENCE MATERIALS ARE PLANNED TO BE PUBLISHED.
REGISTRATION COST: $50 BY ELECTRONIC TRANSFER TO ACCOUNT NUMBER 
199117351, BENEFICIARY UMATOVA, ZHANNA, BANK: KAZKOMMERTZBANK, 
ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN. SWIFT: KZKOKZKX; CORR/ACC. NO. 890-0223-057. 
CORRESPONDING BANK: BANK OF NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA. SWIFT: IRVTUS3N. 
CHIPS: 0001.
FINANCIAL CONDITIONS: ALL PAYMENTS CONNECTED WITH CONFERENCE 
PARTICIPATION ARE PAID BY THE PARTICIPANT.
Place: 480078, Kazakhstan, Almaty -city, al-Farabi - avenue, 71, 
KazNU, Philological Faculty.

WE WELCOME YOUR INVOLVEMENT!

 CONFERENCE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Sincerely yours,
Zhanna Umatova
email: umatovarambler.ru
cc: to greg_thomsontelus.net
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