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Subject: Conference on Role and Reference Grammar, Brazil

First Announcement

The 2003 International Course and Conference on Role and Reference
S�o Paulo State University at S�o Jos� do Rio Preto, Brazil
14-20th July 2003

Exploring the interfaces among meaning, function and morphosyntactic form


The organizing committee for RRG2003 consists of Robert Van Valin
(University at Buffalo), Dan Everett (University of Manchester),
Roberto Gomes Camacho (S�o Paulo State University), Marize
M. Dall'Aglio Hattnher. (S�o Paulo State University), Ricardo Mairal
(UNED, Madrid) and Toshio Ohori (Tokyo University).

Event Programme

A four-day international course will be followed by a three-day
international conference. The course will include lecture sessions at
three levels: introductory, post-graduate and
specialized. Introductory sessions will present the basics of the main
topic of the day; post-graduate sessions will provide a detailed
account of functional models, including RRG and Functional Grammar;
and specialized sessions will deal with advanced topics in RRG. The
conference will stage papers, workshops and plenary sessions. There
will also be a workshop on Amazonian languages headed by Daniel
Everett on July 18-20 as part of the conference. The title is
'Autochthonous languages in Brazil and syntactic theory: functional
and formal considerations'. Contact Daniel Everett
( for more details.

Teaching and Discussion Topics

RRG2003 will deal with issues in linguistic theory related to the
theory of RRG as presented in Van Valin and LaPolla 1997:
Syntax. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Special attention will
be paid to the further elaboration of RRG in areas like morphology,
information structure, and lexical semantics.

Parallel Session on FG 

During the conference, there will be a parallel session on FG. Papers
should be devoted to the elaboration of the theory of FG as set out in
Dik 1997: The Theory of Functional Grammar. 2 Vols. Edited by Kees
Hengeveld. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Workshops may bear on points of
convergence and divergence between the two functional models.

Invited Speakers

Speakers invited to the course and conference include Anna Siewierska
(Lancaster University), Balthasar Bickel (University of Leipzig), Dan
Everett (University of Manchester), Robert Van Valin (University at


The deadline for the submission of abstracts of papers and workshops
is March 15, 2003. Abstracts should be no longer than three hundred
words, including references. The language of the conference will be
English. Papers will last twenty minutes, followed by another ten
minutes of discussion. Workshops will last forty-five minutes,
followed by another fifteen minutes of discussion. The selection of
papers for presentation will have been communicated by April 15, 2003.

Conference/Course Fee and Further information

A web page is under construction at the moment. Further information on
RRG2003, including a detailed programme, accommodation information,
payment, social events, etc., will be enclosed in subsequent
announcements. Anyone interested in receiving further information
should send a message to the e-mail address for RRG2003:
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