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Mon Dec 2 2002

Calls: Lang Dynamics/Logic, Lang & Information

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  1. anita, Language Dynamics and Linguistic Diversity, Florence Italy
  2. Balder ten Cate, Logic, Language and Information, Vienna Austria

Message 1: Language Dynamics and Linguistic Diversity, Florence Italy

Date: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 08:54:22 +0000
From: anita <>
Subject: Language Dynamics and Linguistic Diversity, Florence Italy

Symposium on Language Dynamics and Linguistic Diversity in
Anthropological Perspective

Short Title: XV ICAES
Location: Florence, Italy
Date: 06-Jul-2003 - 12-Jul-2003

Call Deadline: 20-Dec-2002

Contact Person: Vesna Muhvic-Dimanovski
Meeting Email:

Linguistic Subfield(s): 
Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics, Anthropological Linguistics

Meeting Description: 

A symposium on 'Language Dynamics and Linguistic Diversity in
Anthropological Perspective' will be held in Florence, Italy, July 5th
- 7th, 2003, under the auspices of the XV ICAES - International
Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (5-12th July
2003). This world congress is organized every five years and
traditionally attempts to cover the most diverse important aspects of
anthropological research including those related to human languages.
Objectives: As the preservation of linguistic diversity along with
that of species and cultures has become a major concern to many
researchers of various backgrounds it is increasingly evident that the
adoption of an integrated scientific perspective is needed to achieve
this goal. Anthropology lends itself naturally to this kind of work
because of its holistic and multidisciplinary perspective, which helps
us to recognize interrelationships when they exist. Linguistic
anthropologists have never considered language in isolation from the
real world but have focused on the multifaceted relationships between
language and both its natural and social environment, as well as the
interaction of the various languages in contact situations. A broad
understanding of language as an open system affected by outside forces
allows interdisciplinary approaches to language dynamics and change,
such as exploring the sociocultural correlates of language/dialect,
contact, vitality or endangerment in the most diverse situations
and regions.

Call for Papers: The symposium will address a wide range of cultural,
social, political, economic and technological issues affecting
language dynamics and change at a global scale in order to contribute
to the definition of factors that sustain the vitality and maintenance
of languages in their environment. Papers by anthropologically
informed linguists and/or linguistically trained anthropologists that
explore any aspect of broadly conceived language dynamics are
welcomed; especially those that focus on cross-disciplinary questions
such as the biological and sociocultural functions of linguistic
diversity and other relevant themes of ecolinguistics, contact
linguistics, cultural identity, language policies and linguistic
rights. The proceedings with the full accepted papers will be
published after the conference by the organizers.

Proposals: Submissions should include the following information: Title
of the paper; your particulars (initials and surname), your address,
telephone number, e-mail address, and fax number, as well as the
abstract of max 250 words. The abstract should briefly indicate the
paper's aim, perspective and findings, and must be submitted and
received before 20 December 2002 preferably by e-mail to the
organizers of the symposium:

For further information:

Institute of Linguistics, Zagreb Croatia 
Dr. Anita SUJOLDZIC					
Institute of Anthropology					
Amruseva 8, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Ph: 385 1 4816903; Fax: 385 1 4813777
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Message 2: Logic, Language and Information, Vienna Austria

Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 13:25:48 +0100
From: Balder ten Cate <>
Subject: Logic, Language and Information, Vienna Austria


 August 18-29 2003, Vienna, Austria

 Deadline: February 24, 2003

We are pleased to announce the Student Session of the 15th European
Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI-2003), which
will be held in Vienna from August 18-29 2003. We invite submission of
papers for presentation at the ESSLLI-2003 Student Session and for
appearance in the proceedings.

This seventh ESSLLI Student Session will provide, like the previous
editions, an opportunity for ESSLLI participants who are students to
present their own work in progress and get feedback from senior
researchers and fellow-students. The ESSLLI Student Session
encourages submissions from students at any level, undergraduates
(before completion of the Master Thesis) as well as postgraduates
(before completion of the PhD degree). Papers co-authored by
non-students will not be accepted. Papers may be accepted for full
presentation (30 minutes including 10 minutes of discussion) or for a
poster presentation. All the accepted papers will be published in the
ESSLLI-2003 Student Session proceedings, which will be made available
during the summer school.

The Student Session papers should describe original, unpublished work,
completed or in progress that demonstrates insight, creativity, and
promise. No previously published papers should be submitted. We
welcome submissions with topics within the areas Logic, Language and

Student authors should submit a full paper, not to exceed 7 pages of
length exclusive of references. Note that the length of the final
version of the accepted papers will not be allowed to exceed 10
pages. For any submission, a plain ASCII text version of the
identification page should be sent separately, using the following

 Title: title of the submission 
 First author: firstname lastname
 Address: address of the first author 
 Last author: firstname lastname 
 Address: address of the last author 
 Short summary: abstract (5 lines) 
 Subject area (one or two of): Logic | Language | Computation

In case the paper is being submitted to another conference or
workshop, this must be clearly indicated on the identification page.

The paper submission should be in one of the following formats:
PostScript, PDF, RTF, or plain text. (In case of acceptance, the final
version of the paper will have to be submitted in LaTeX format.) The
papers must use single column A4 size pages, 11pt or 12pt fonts, and
standard margins, and may not exceed 7 pages of length exclusive of
references. Submissions not in accordance with these formatting and
length requirements may be subject to rejection without review.

The paper and separate identification page must be sent by e-mail to by FEBRUARY 24th 2003.

In order to present a paper at ESSLLI-2003 Student Session, at least
one student author of each accepted paper has to register as a
participant at ESSLLI-2003. The authors of accepted papers will be
eligible for reduced registration fees even after the deadline for
early registration. For all information concerning ESSLLI-2003, please
consult the ESSLLI-2003 web site at

Deadline for submission of papers : February 24, 2003.
Authors notifications : April 22, 2003.
Final version due : May 19, 2003. 
ESSLLI-2003 Student Session : August 18-29, 2003. 

Laura Alonso Alemany, University of Barcelona
Roberto Bonato, University of Verona, University Bordeaux I 
Balder ten Cate, University of Amsterdam
Paul Egre, University Paris I
Dan Flickinger, Stanford University
Maria Fuentes Forte, University of Girona
Gabriel Infante Lopez, University of Amsterdam
Jakob Kellner, University of Vienna
Favio Miranda-Perea, LMU Muenchen
Christian Retore, INRIA, LaBRI Bordeaux 
Sergio Tessaris, University of Bolzano

For more information concerning the ESSLLI-2003 Student Session,
please consult the web-site .
Also, for specific questions do not hesitate to contact me:

Balder ten Cate

ILLC, University of Amsterdam
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 15
1012 CP Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Phone: +31.20.5254552
Fax: +31.20.5254503
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