LINGUIST List 13.2861

Wed Nov 6 2002

Calls: Language Sciences/Cognitive Linguistics

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  1. kei, Fifth Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences
  2. mg246, Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics Workshop

Message 1: Fifth Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences

Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2002 04:39:27 +0000
From: kei <keiaya.yale.edu>
Subject: Fifth Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences

Fifth Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Language Sciences
Short Title: JSLS 2003
Location: Kobe, Japan
Date: 05-Jul-2003 - 06-Jul-2003

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2003

Web Site: http://cow.lang.nagoya-u.ac.jp/jsls/2003/index-e.html
Contact Person: Takashi Torigoe
Meeting Email: torigoeedu.hyogo-u.ac.jp
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics


Meeting Description: 

The Fifth Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Language
Sciences will be held from July 5-6, 2003 at Kobe University. We
encourage submissions on research pertaining to language sciences,
including linguistics, psychology, education, computer science, brain
science, and philosophy, among others. Our keynote speakers will be
Catherine E. Snow (Harvard Graduate School of Education) and Masayoshi
Shibatani (Kobe University).

				
The Fifth Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Language
Sciences (JSLS 2003) July 5 (Saturday)- 6 (Sunday), 2003 Takigawa
Memorial Hall, Kobe University -
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 ** First Call for Papers ** 

The Japanese Society for Language Sciences invites proposals for our
Fifth Annual Conference, JSLS 2003. We welcome proposals for paper and
poster presentations and for one symposium. As keynote speakers, we
will invite Catherine E. Snow (Harvard Graduate School of Education)
and Masayoshi Shibatani (Faculty of Letters, Kobe University).
JSLS2003 Committee Chair Tamiko Ogura (Faculty of Letters, Kobe
University)


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Conference Dates/ Location
 The Fifth Annual Conference of the Japanese Society for Language
 Sciences will be held as follows:
 (1) July 5 (Saturday)- 6 (Sunday), 2003
 (2) Takigawa Memorial Hall, Kobe University 

Submissions
 We would like to encourage submissions on research pertaining to
 language sciences, including linguistics, psychology, education,
 computer science, brain science, and philosophy, among others. We
 will not commit ourselves to one or a few particular theoretical
 frameworks. We will respect any scientific endeavor that aims to
 contribute to a better understanding of the human mind and the 
 brain through language.

Symposium
 We are planning to have one symposium as a part of the conference.
 We will accept proposals for this symposium. The deadline for the
 symposium is due on February 1, 2003. Notification of acceptance
 will be made no later than April 1, 2003. The time slot for the
 symposium will be 2 hours and 30 minutes. 

Qualifications for Presenters
 All presenters should be members of JSLS by the first day of the
 conference (July 5, 2003). (It is not necessary for co-presenters
 to be members.)

 Please refer to the following website for membership information: 
 http://jchat.sccs.chukyo-u.ac.jp/JSLS/

 All presenters should pre-register for the JSLS 2003 conference by
 June 1, 2003. 

 Papers should be original and unpublished.

 We will accept multiple submissions from the same individual,
 however, you can only be the single or first author of one paper. 

 Each presentation will be 25 minutes long.
 (20 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A).

 The language of presentations may be either Japanese or English.


Submission Deadline & Review Process
 All submissions should be mailed and postmarked by February 1, 2003
 (Saturday). Please send the following items to the review committee
 chairperson, Harumi Kobayashi.

Paper and poster presentations 
 (1) Application form (A4 or letter-size paper)
 presentation title
 presentaton category (paper or poster)
	 name of presenter(s), affiliation(s)
	 mailing address
	 email address
	 telephone number
	 language of presentation
	 keywords (about 5 words)

 (2) 3 copies of abstract (A4 or letter-size papers)
 12 pt
 double-spaced
	maximum 4 pages (including title, tables, figures, & references)
	 
	 Do not include any information which may reveal your identity. 

	 The presentation must be in either Japanese or English.

(If the language of the presenation is to be different from the
language of the submitted paper, please attach a note.)

 (3) Floppy disk
 Save the files of the application form and the abstract.
	Please indicate the program you used.

 (4) 2 self-addressed mailing labels (with your name, address)
 [This is not necessary for those submitting abstracts by
 e-mail.]

 Please send the above items to the following address 
 (please write ''JSLS paper (or JSLS poster)'' in red ink on the envelope):

 Harumi Kobayashi
	 School of Science and Engineering
	 Tokyo Denki University
	 Hatoyama
	 Hiki-gun, Saitama-ken 350-0394
	 JAPAN

 We will also accept submissions via e-mail. Please send 
 your submissions to the following address, in the following
 manner:

 h-kobai.dendai.ac.jp 
 (Subject: Paper Submission (or Poster Submission) )
 
 (a) save the file as ''text file'' or ''pdf file''. Please note that
 other formats will not be accepted.
 (b) save your file under your own name (eg.: torigoe-takashi.pdf).

 Each abstract will be reviewed anonymously by several reviewers.
 Notification of acceptance will be made no later than April 1. 
 (Some ''paper'' poposals might be accepted for ''poster'' presentations.) 

 If your ''paper'' proposal is accepted, you will be requested to 
 send a copy of your paper (Maximun length is 6-pages) by May 6. 
 The paper will appear in the Conference Handbook.

 Excellent papers may be published as a collection of papers titled
 ''Studies in Language Sciences''.


Symposium
 (1) Application Form
 symposium title
	 name of the organizer(s) and affiliation(s)
	 mailing address
	 telephone number
	 name and affiliations of symposium speakers
 (2) a detailed abstract
 800 to 1600 words in English or
	 3000 to 6000 characters (moji) in Japanese 
	 (equivalent to two to four pages on A4 or letter-size papers).


 We will only accept submissions via e-mail for the symposium by
February 1, 2003.
 Please send an e-mail proposal to the following address, in the
following manner:
 
 h-kobai.dendai.ac.jp 
 (Subject: Symposium Proposal) 
 
 Please send your abstract in text or pdf file format.


All questions regarding the JSLS 2003 conference should be addressed to:

Takashi Torigoe
JSLS 2003 Conference Coordinator
Hyogo University of Teacher Education
Yashiro, Hyogo 673-1494 
JAPAN

e-mail: torigoeedu.hyogo-u.ac.jp
(Inquiries by phone will not be accepted. )
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Message 2: Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics Workshop

Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 11:49:30 -0500 (EST)
From: mg246 <mg246cornell.edu>
Subject: Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics Workshop

Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics (EMCL) Workshop

 Cornell University
 Ithaca, New York, USA

 May 2-4, 2003


http://cerebro.psych.cornell.edu/emcl

 ***

 Call for Graduate Student Participants
 Application deadline: January 31, 2003
 Notification of acceptance by: March 15, 2003


 ***

 Introduction:

Recent years have witnessed a virtual explosion of theory about the
relationship between language and cognition in work on cognitive
grammar (Langacker), cognitive semantics (Talmy), conceptual
integration (Fauconnier & Turner), and conceptual metaphor (Lakoff,
Sweetser). However, most of the empirical support for these theories
lies in the linguistic judgments and intuitions of their
proponents.While this is a powerful form of empirical support, the
wide-ranging nature of the claims in cognitive linguistics creates a
particular need for converging evidence from other techniques in
cognitive science in order to assess both its assumptions and its
conclusions about cognitive phenomena. The Empirical Methods in
Cognitive Linguistics Workshop is motivated by the idea that
experimental and observational work can help substantiate the claims
of cognitive linguistics, and to further develop an empirically valid
account of the connection between language and cognition.

This interdisciplinary workshop is intended to provide a forum where
people doing experimental and observational research in cognitive
linguistics can come together to obtain a comprehensive picture of
progress in this endeavor, and to identify areas for future
investigation. During the workshop, we will explore the use of various
experimental and observational methods to address particular issues
relevant to language and cognition.

 To this end, the goals of the workshop are:

 -to evaluate experimental and empirical support for various claims in 
cognitive linguistics;

 -to address practical and methodological issues such as experimental 
design, data 
 collection and analysis (including audio/video corpora, 
eye-tracking, gesture, fMRI/EEG,
 image schemas, etc.)
 -to explore how data from natural language corpora can be fruitfully 
incorporated in 
 experimental work;
 -to create a network of researchers with common interests and concerns
 for continued collaboration.

 Graduate Students:

Participants will be graduate students undertaking
empirical/experimental work relevant to language and
cognition.Applicants should be familiar with current ideas in
cognitive linguistics and be prepared to critically discuss various
aspects of the theory. Participants will be expected to present their
ongoing research to the group for constructive feedback. Interested
graduate students are invited to submit their applications by
following the instructions given at the workshop website:


http://cerebro.psych.cornell.edu/emcl
 Application deadline: January 31, 2003
 Notification of acceptance by: March 15, 2003

 Faculty:

 Seana Coulson (UCSD, Cognitive Science)	
 Chris Sinha (University of Portsmouth, Developmental Psychology)
 Michael J. Spivey (Cornell University, Psycholinguistics)
 Ray Gibbs (UCSC, Psychology)
 Teenie Matlock (Stanford, Psychology)

 Additional faculty members will be added over the course of the next
 few weeks.


 Organizing Committee:

 Seana Coulson (UCSD, Cognitive Science)
 Richard Dale	(Cornell, Psychology)
 Monica Gonzalez-Marquez, Chair (Cornell, Psychology)
 Irene Mittelberg (Cornell, Linguistics)
 Michael J. Spivey (Cornell, Psycholinguistics)
 Contact information:

 Monica Gonzalez-Marquez -- mg246cornell.edu

This event is sponsored and generously funded by the Cognitive Studies
 Program at Cornell University.
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