LINGUIST List 13.3149

Mon Dec 2 2002

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  1. Kosta Karantonas, OriginalCopy. Practices of the Secondary, K�ln Germany
  2. Maria Angeles Gomez, Contrastive Linguistics, Santiago de Compostela Spain

Message 1: OriginalCopy. Practices of the Secondary, K�ln Germany

Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 18:32:43 +0100
From: Kosta Karantonas <>
Subject: OriginalCopy. Practices of the Secondary, K�ln Germany

OriginalCopy. Practices of the Secondary

Conference of the
Center for Cultural Research
"Media and Cultural Communication"
University of Cologne, 22-24 May 2003

Changes of copyright are supposed to not only regulate problems of
authorship and access authorisation, but also to govern practices of
copying and quoting in an intermedial manner appropriate to the
(digital) state of the art.

Objections to this kind of measure would probably argue that the
borderline separating the original from its blueprint has long been
blurred by Derrida, according to whom we are in the first place
situated within citation.

An objection that can hardly be contradicted, considering the debate
on performativity and iteration which has been open within cultural
studies since the 1990s. Yet even within that debate numerous
approaches operating with categories like authenticity and originality
can be found: by supposing, for example, a sign integrity resistant to
meanders of context and medium, or by arguing towards the notion of a
body whose involuntary actions serve as an instance of

This conference will focus on different citation techniques,
i.e. cultural- and media-specific norms and conventions guiding
adoption and alienation: How is the supposed 'identical' determined
and defined? How is it legitimated and authorised? Are there cultural
practices which undermine oppositions like primary/secondary,
incident/iteration and original/blueprint? To what extent is
coherence, be it with regard to texts or even to cultures as a whole,
constituted by structures of iteration/repetition such as recurrence,
series or rhythm? What would be valid criteria with which to establish
the kinds of cultural context, to legitimise the claim to
'originality' or 'possession' in the first place? And given the
globalisation of production processes, what role is left for local
conditions which guide processes of adoption? Based on the break
digital reproducibility has meant to the history of media, the
conference would like to analyse from a juridical, economical,
aesthetic and semiotic point of view whether and to what extent
'Practices of the Secondary' depend on cultural and medial

Conceptual contributions are as welcome as material-based articles
dealing with medial techniques such as citation, iteration,
paraphrase, imitation or copy, all of which are either aiming at - or
undermining - the status of non-authenticity or derivation. Possible
fields of research could be: sampling, remix and cover-versions in
popular music, picture-citations, cinematic remakes, quotations of
gesture and in sign-language, electronic text processing (copy and
paste), multi-media based techniques of copying in the internet,
narrative and dialogical methods of iteration. Last but not least,
questions concerning science itself are also of interest and could,
for example, focus on the relation of personal contribution to
citation or self-quotation.

Abstracts (max. 3000 characters) of 30min talks must be submitted by
the 10th of December 2002 and should be sent to the following

Kulturwissenschaftliches Forschungskolleg 
"Medien und kulturelle Kommunikation"
SFB/FK 427 
Universit�t zu K�ln 
Bernhard-Feilchenfeld-Str. 11 
D-50969 K�ln
E-Mail: (Subject: OriginalCopy)

Notification of acceptance/rejection: January 2003.

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Message 2: Contrastive Linguistics, Santiago de Compostela Spain

Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 21:08:17 +0100
From: Maria Angeles Gomez <>
Subject: Contrastive Linguistics, Santiago de Compostela Spain

3rd International Contrastive Linguistics Conference
Santiago de Compostela
( I C L C - 3 )

23rd-26th September 2003


- We are pleased to announce that the Third International Contrastive
Linguistics Conference (ICLC-3) will be held from Tues. 23rd to Fri.
26th September 2003, in the Philology Faculty of Santiago University,

- As in our previous conferences, papers of a contrastive nature are
welcome, particularly in the following subject areas:
Linguistic Description (grammar, lexico-semantics, phonetics, phonology,
etc), Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Rhetoric, Translation Studies,
Cross-Cultural Studies, Second Language Acquisition, and Languages for
Specific Purposes.

- Papers will have a maximum duration of 20 minutes (2500 words). To
ensure maximum intelligibility among the audience, they should be 
presented preferably in either English or Spanish (Castilian), but
they y"ay if necessary be presented in French, German or Galician.

- If you wish to take part, please send us an abstract before 1st 
February 2003.
The following should be noted:
- A participant can only present one paper, except that a maximum of two
may be presented, provided both are co-authored.
- The maximum number of named authors/participants per paper will be

- Please let us emphasize the following:
In order to be accepted, abstracts MUST be written, presented and sent
EXACTLY as indicated below.

Section 1: Full name (including academic title or other style of
address) of author or authors (Some correspondence might be addressed
only to the first named)

Section 2: E-mail address , followed by postal address(es) * Please
make quite sure that both of these items are given fully andcorrectly!

Section 3: University or other institution, and affiliation(s)
(state whether professor, lecturer, other researcher, or doctoral

Section 4: Research Area: please indicate which one (or more) of the
above subject-area labels best applies to your paper

Section 5: Title of paper

Section 6: Abstract. This must be single-spaced, not more than 10
lines long, and in the language in which the paper will be
presented. (Do not include bibliography.)

- Each 'section' will begin a new line. 
- Abstracts MUST be sent by e-mail, as Word attachments, to: 
- Under 'subject', only write 'abstract'. 
- Please name the attachment as follows: ICLC-3 plus your full name.
- Please use, if possible, the form included at the end of this
Circular. This circular, including the form, will soon be available
on-line (see below).

- The Conference fee will be 90 euros, to be paid before 31st March 2003.
- If paid between 1st April and the week of the Conference, it will be
115 euros.
- The fee is due from each named author.
- For undergraduate students, the fee will be 30 euros, to be paid any
time before the Conference.

- After a blind refereeing processs, those papers that fulfil the
requirements of presentation, originality and scientific rigour will
be selected for publication by the Selection Committee.
- We regret that a further fee of 30 euros will have to be charged for
each paper accepted for publication (whether co-authored or not), as a
contribution towards publication and postage costs.

We look forward to your participation.

Kind regards from
The Organising Committee.

Contact details:

University tel. no.: +34 981 57 53 40 
 (or: +34 981 59 44 88 for direct dialling of extensions)
Faculty fax no.:	+34 981 57 46 46

Contact details of individual Committee members:
Co-ordinators:	 		 tel. extension: 	 e-mail:
Dr. Lu�s Iglesias-R�bade	118 97
Dr. Andrew Rollings 		118 39 
Dr. Susana Doval-Su�rez	118 91

Dr. M� de los 
�ngeles G�mez-Gonz�lez	118 56
Elsa M� Gonz�lez-Alvarez	120 09

Other committee members:
Dr. M� Teresa S�nchez-Roura 118 89 
Dr. Cristina Mour�n-Figueroa	118 32 
Dr. Teresa Moralejo-G�rate	24714 
Antonio �lvarez-Rodr�guez	244 46

Other collaborators:
Dr. Laura Pino-Serrano		118 77 
M� Jos� Dom�nguez-V�zquez118 34 

Postal address:
Dr. Lu�s Iglesias-R�bade
Facultad de Filolog�a
Universidad de Santiago
Avda. de Castelao, s/n
E - 15782 Santiago de Compostela.

Website of English Department (with link, in due course, for ICLC-3):

- -----------------------------------------------------------------------ICLC-3 
Abstract Proposal Form

1. Name: ________ __________________________ _______________________
 Prof. Dr Mr 	 First name(s) Surname(s)
 Miss Ms Mrs 
2. E-mail:
 Postal address(es):

3. Institution:
4. Research area (please write X where appropriate):
- Linguistic Description:
grammar _____ lexico-semantics _____	phonetics _____
phonology _____ other (specify) ____________________
- Discourse Analysis _____ Pragmatics _____ Rhetoric _____
Translation Studies _____ Cross-Cultural Studies _____
Second Language Acquisition _____ Languages for Specific Purposes _____
Other (if none of the above apply)_________________________________________
5. Title of Paper:

6. Abstract: (max. 10 lines) 

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