LINGUIST List 13.3183

Wed Dec 4 2002

Calls: Penn Ling Colloquium/Croatian Applied Ling

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  1. smalamud, Penn Linguistics Colloquium
  2. dedaicm, Croatian Applied Ling, Croatia

Message 1: Penn Linguistics Colloquium

Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 17:46:04 -0500 (EST)
From: smalamud <>
Subject: Penn Linguistics Colloquium

27th Penn Linguistics Colloquium

 Call for Papers

Call Deadline: 08-Dec-2002

The Penn Linguistics Colloquium is an annual conference organized by
graduate students in the Department of Linguistics at the University
of Pennsylvania. Our invited speaker this year is Professor Edward
Keenan of UCLA.

Final Call for Papers

The 27th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium is scheduled for Friday
through Sunday, February 21 through 23, 2003 at the University of
Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia.

Invited Speaker: Professor Edward Keenan of UCLA
Title the talk: '' A Compositional Characterization of the Definiteness
Effect in Existential-There Ss.''
Abstract is available on the conference webpage

Papers on any topic in linguistics and associated fields are welcome.
Speakers will have twenty minutes for their presentations and five minutes
for discussion and questions.

Prospective speakers are invited to submit their abstracts electronically
by filling out the online form. The form will accept papers in the DOC,
RTF, HTML, PS, DVI, PDF, and TXT formats. Unfortunately, we cannot
guarantee correct font outputs for
Abstracts should be no longer than 2 pages in 12-point font with 1-inch
margins. Please do not include your name or affiliation in the abstracts
themselves. The online form is available at
Please note that starting Thursday, November 7 only the webform
submissions are going to be accepted.

The deadline for abstract submission is Sunday, December 8, 2002.
Notification of acceptance/rejection should be expected by Tuesday,
January 21, 2003.

Conference proceedings will be published as a volume of the Penn
Working Papers in Linguistics. Selected participants will be expected
to provide camera-ready copies of their papers after the
Colloquium. Please refer to the Working Papers website for further

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at one of the
following addresses:

The Penn Linguistics Colloquium Committee
Department of Linguistics
619 Williams Hall
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

This event is supported by funding from GSAC, the Graduate Student
Association Council of University of Pennsylvania.
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Message 2: Croatian Applied Ling, Croatia

Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 20:21:11 -0500
From: dedaicm <>
Subject: Croatian Applied Ling, Croatia


17th CALS Conference
16 -17 May 2003
Opatija Croatia


Invited speaker: Howard Jackson

First Call for Presentations and Announcement

The seveneenth annual CALS Conference will be held in Opatija Croatia
on the 16th and 17th of May 2003. It will be an opportunity to survey
the theoretical and practical considerations and latest achievements
in the study of language in social interaction. Particular interest
will be focused on various aspects of social interaction in discourse
analysis and foreign language learning and teaching.

All speaker proposals submitted before the deadline of 31 January 2003
qualify the selection process. Any proposals received after this date
will be placed on a reserve list. CALS will inform all applicants as
to whether their papers have been accepted.

The postal address of CALS is 
Jadranka Valenti
Pomorski fakultet (Faculty of Maritime Studies)
Studentska 2
51000 Rijeka

Contributions are invited on the following topics:
Sociolinguistic approach to language
Language varieties
Languages in contact
Standard and substandard (regiolects, urbanolects)
Language and sex (sexolect)
Language and age (ageismuses)
Xenolect (foreigner talk)
Bilingualism and multilingualism
Levels ofb bilingualism
Language change
New forms of communication and their (linguistic) features
Internet in professional and everyday life
Influence of hypertext on traditional communication
What kind of language Internet needs and what is the language of
Internet like
Written and oral language in hypertext
Is Internet decaying language - new (functional and pragmatic)
criteria of literacy
Interaction in Discourse
Objective and subjective problems of an 'average speaker' in public
Language of the press
Language of politics and political correctness
Metaphors and metonymies in political discourse/ everyday language
Language and culture
Social variation - varieties of discourse / sociolinguistic
Interaction (speech act theory, conversational maxims, ethnography of
Registers and style
Types of talk (interviews, discussions, conversations)
Dialogue analysis (conversational analysis, strategies, procedures and
conversational structuring)
Interaction in the Process of Learning and teaching
Differences between natural and classroom interaction
Role of the teacher in a classroom interaction
Social aspects of communicative approach
Grammar in communicative approach
Communicative strategies and foreign language courses
Sociolinguistic aspects of communicative competence
Sociolinguistic aspects of language use
Attitudes towards native speakers and learning foreign language
Influence of Internet on social ineraction
Social ineraction and learning a foreign language through Internet
Globalisation and teaching foreign cultures

For details, go to
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