LINGUIST List 13.2616

Mon Oct 14 2002

Calls: Phonology/Morphology of Creole Langs,Pragmatics

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  1. Ingo Plag, Phonology and Morphology of Creole Languages
  2. Jef Verschueren, 8th International Pragmatics Conference

Message 1: Phonology and Morphology of Creole Languages

Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2002 15:45:21 +0200
From: Ingo Plag <>
Subject: Phonology and Morphology of Creole Languages

 Call for Papers

 2nd International Workshop 
 on the Phonology and Morphology of Creole Languages 

 October 8-10, 2003
 University of Siegen, Germany

Until the late 1990s, phonology and morphology have been neglected
areas in the study of creole languages. Available phonological studies
were largely confined to segmental aspects, and morphology was
generally held to be marginal in these languages, if not totally
absent. More recent studies have shown, however, that the
investigation of creole phonology and morphology is of considerable
importance for the field of creole studies and beyond, both
theoretically and empirically.

The papers given at the first 'International Workshop on the Phonology
and Morphology of Creole Languages' (held in Siegen in 2001) have
called into question long-cherished beliefs about the nature of creole
phonology and morphology (e.g. the alleged absence of inflection,
grammatical tone and semantic opacity), and provided a wealth of
interesting phenomena from a wide range of pidgins and creoles that
have long been ignored by students of these languages.

The purpose of the '2nd International Workshop on the Phonology and
Morphology of Creole Languages' is to provide another forum for the
presentation of work on segmental and suprasegmental phonology,
morpho- phonology and morphology of creole languages. The theoretical
focus of the workshop will be on the question of emergence of
phonological and morphological structure. Papers are particularly
welcome that address the question of how in situations of extreme
language contact phonological structure (syllable structure, stress
systems and tone systems) emerges, and which factors are responsible
for the crystallization of inflection, derivation and
word-formation. Studies relating to other issues, descriptive or
theoretical, are of course also welcome.

There will be approximately 24 slots for papers, which will be
selected on the basis of anonymously reviewed abstracts. Each paper
will be allotted 25 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for

All paper presenters will be provided free accomodation for up to four 
nights in a centrally located hotel.

The workshop will be organized by Ingo Plag, Chair in English
Linguistics, University of Siegen, Germany.

Abstracts: Send in three anonymous copies of your abstract (for
review), and one copy including your name, mailing address, e-mail
address, fax and telephone number via regular mail to the address
given below. In addition, provide an electronic version of your
abstract via e-mail, or on a disk. Abstracts should not exceed a
maximum length of 1 page, 1.5-spaced.

The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is May 1, 2003. Acceptance
notices will be sent out no later than June 15, 2003.

Send your abstract to the following address: 

 Prof. Dr. Ingo Plag 
 - Creole Workshop 2003 - 
 English Linguistics, Fachbereich 3 
 University of Siegen 
 Adolf-Reichwein-Stra�e 2 
 D-57068 Siegen 


Up-to date information on and around the workshop will soon be available 

The workshop is sponsored by the University of Siegen and the Deutsche

Prof. Dr. Ingo Plag
English Linguistics
Fachbereich 3
Universitaet-Gesamthochschule Siegen
Adolf-Reichwein-Str. 2
D-57068 Siegen
tel. 0271-740-2560
tel. 0271-740-2349 (secretary)
fax 0271-740-3246
tel.: 06422-2817 (home)

office: room AR-K 103
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Message 2: 8th International Pragmatics Conference

Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 12:25:26 +0200
From: Jef Verschueren <>
Subject: 8th International Pragmatics Conference


13-18 July 2003


There is one submission deadline for paper and panel proposals: 1 November
A call for papers with complete instructions, paper and panel
submission forms, as well as a registration form, are to be found on
the IPrA website (address below). Paper versions can be requested from
Ann Verhaert (


THEMES: As always, the conference will be open to all themes relevant
to the pragmatics of language in its widest sense as an
interdisciplinary cognitive, social, and cultural perspective.
Prospective participants should, however, pay attention to the
distribution of topics across event types, as described below. In
addition, there is a special theme.


Linguistic pluralism : policies, practices and pragmatics

This is a theme that was chosen by the Local Site Committee and
approved by the Consultation Board. It corresponds to the interests of
a large number of IPrA members, and permits us to link cognitive,
linguistic, social and political approaches to a phenomenon of
long-standing interest in pragmatics and of current theoretical, as
well as social and policy importance. The intention will be to focus
the conference on making those links in a number of ways, ranging from
choice of plenary speakers and special panels, to invitations to
interested and relevant Canadians outside the academy. The theme is
one which also fits the venue, given Canada's historical involvement
in debates on such issues, and Toronto's profile as a major centre of
new globalized urban multilingualism. However, it is meant here to go
beyond traditional ideas about "multilingualism" understood as
connecting linguistic difference primarily to ethnic or national
distinctions, and rather to extend that concept to the links between
language and all forms of social difference and social inequality. The
theme is also appropriate to the expertise of the members of the Local
Site Committee which is committed to tying academic approaches to
broader public debates.

 CONFERENCE CHAIR: Monica HELLER (Univ. of Toronto)

Univ.), Normand LABRIE (Univ. of Toronto), Grit LIEBSCHER (Univ. of
Waterloo), Bonnie McELHINNY (Univ. of Toronto) Donna PATRICK (Brock
Univ.), Jack SIDNELL (Univ. of Toronto)

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE: In addition to the members of the
Local Site Committee, the International Conference Committee includes:
Charles ANTAKI (Loughborough Univ.), Jenny COOK-GUMPERZ (Univ. of
California at Santa Barbara), Susan ERVIN-TRIPP (Univ. of California
at Berkeley; IPrA President), GU Yueguo (Chinese Academy of Social
Sciences), Andreas JUCKER (Justus Liebig Univ. Giessen), Ferenc KIEFER
(Hungarian Academy of Sciences; chair, 7th IPC), Enik� N�METH (Univ of
Szeged), Ben RAMPTON (King's College London), Eddy ROULET (Univ. of
Geneva), Anna-Brita STENSTR�M (Univ. of Bergen), Elizabeth TRAUGOTT
(Stanford Univ.), Jef VERSCHUEREN (Univ. of Antwerp; IPrA Secretary
General), Yorick WILKS (Univ. of Sheffield)

PLENARY LECTURES: Plenary speakers will include

Susan GAL (Dept. of Anthropology, Univ. of Chicago), Language
ideologies and the practices of power: "Reading between the lines"
during the Cold War

Jocelyn L�TOURNEAU (D�partement d'histoire, Univ. Laval, Qu�bec), La
langue comme lieu de m�moire et lieu de passage / Language as realm of
memory and passage

Lorenza MONDADA (Sciences du Langage, Univ. Lumi�re, Lyon, France),
Scientific knowledge as an interactional accomplishment: On the
analysis of research groups in international networks

Eni ORLANDI (Univ. Estadual de Campinas, Brazil), Le Discours en tant
qu�objet sp�cifique dans l�histoire des Sciences du Langage /
Discourse as a specific object in the history of Language Sciences

Dan SPERBER (CNRS, Paris, France) Relevance theory: Pragmatics and beyond

Ruth WODAK (Inst. f�r Sprachwissenschaft, Univ. of Vienna, Austria),
European language policies and European identities


* Oeuvre panels

Jan BLOMMAERT (University of Ghent), Pierre Bourdieu: The ethnographic
turn This panel is devoted to the work of Pierre BOURDIEU and its
relevance for pragmatics.

Charles BRIGGS (University of California at San Diego), Pragmatics of
institutional discourse This panel is devoted to the work of Aaron
CICOUREL and its relevance for pragmatics.

Jenny COOK-GUMPERZ (Univ. of California at Santa Barbara), Basil
Bernstein and pragmatics: class, code and language This panel is
devoted to the work of Basil BERNSTEIN and its relevance for

* Special topic panels

Peter AUER (Univ. Freiburg), Acts of identity: Language indexing
social membership

Adriana BOLIVAR & Paola BENTIVOGLIO (Univ. Central de Venezuela),
Changing attitudes to lesser languages in Latin America

James COLLINS (State Univ. of New York - Albany), Class, Identity, and
Literacy: Ethnographic and Discourse-Analytic Perspectives

Werner KALLMEYER & Inken KEIM (Inst. f�r Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim),
Sociostylistic perspectives on language and identity

Normand LABRIE (Univ. of Toronto), Enjeux de sant� dans des soci�t�s

Yaron MATRAS (Univ. of Manchester), The mixed language debate: Natural
evolution and structural manipulation

Donna PATRICK (Brock Univ.), Indigenous language stability and change

Kanavillil RAJAGOPALAN (Univ. Estadual de Campinas) & Marilyn
MARTIN-JONES (Univ. of Wales), Politics of language and the linguist

Tomek STRZALKOWSKI (State Univ. of New York - Albany), Building
automated multilingual call centers

* General interest panels

Jean-Paul BRONCKART & Laurent FILLIETTAZ (Univ. de Gen�ve), L'analyse
des actions et des discours en situation de travail

Tomoko MATSUI (Intern. Christian Univ., Tokyo) & Deirdre WILSON (Univ.
College London), Relevance and lexical pragmatics

Yrj� ENGESTR�M (Univ. of California at San Diego), Activity theory,
pragmatics and the study of language at work

Katarzyna JASZCZOLT (Cambridge Univ.), Temporality and post-Gricean

Asa KASHER (Tel Aviv Univ.), Revisiting philosophical pragmatics:
Implicatures and speech act theory

Michael PERKINS (Univ. of Sheffield), Pragmatics and language

Corinne ROSSARI & Eddy ROULET (Univ. de Gen�ve), Les nouveaux
d�veloppements dans les recherches sur les relations de discours et
leurs marqueurs

Scott SCHWENTER (Ohio State Univ.), Current issues in the diachronic
micropragmatics of Romance languages

Anna-Brita STENSTR�M & Karin AIJMER (Univ. of Bergen & Univ. of
Gothenburg), Conversation analysis: Different approaches to spoken

For more panels in prepartion, check the IPrA website. This is NOT a
restricted list. More proposals are welcome! Read the instructions


There is one submission deadline for paper and panel proposals: 1 November
A call for papers with complete instructions, as well as paper and
panel submission forms and a registration form, are to be found on the
IPrA website (address below). Paper versions can be requested from Ann
Verhaert (

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