LINGUIST List 13.612

Wed Mar 6 2002

Calls: Morphology, Metaphor in Lang

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  1. Nabil Hathout, 2nd Call for papers of the Third Forum of Morphology
  2. tonytemp, Calls: Conference on metaphor in language and thought

Message 1: 2nd Call for papers of the Third Forum of Morphology

Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 09:48:35 +0100
From: Nabil Hathout <>
Subject: 2nd Call for papers of the Third Forum of Morphology



 Third Forum of Morphology


DATE: September (19)-20-21, 2002

PLACE: University of Lille 3, Villeneuve d'Ascq, France.


1st call for abstracts: November 20th 2001.

Submission deadline: March 31st 2002.

Notification of acceptance: May 15th 2002.

Preliminary programme: June 15th, 2002

Meeting: September (19)-20-21 2002.


THEMATIC (unabridged text on our web site)

The question of the units we need to assume in order to account for
morphological phenomena has to be considered in a new light since the
morpheme has been given up as the single unit in morphology. First of
all, it is now possible to distinguish various types of units and,
second, those different units are correlated to hypotheses about the
way linguistic signs work. These changes can be clearly seen in the
recent literature. Consider, for instance: (i) the growing importance
of the distinctions argued for by Matthews between word1 (word-form),
word2 (lexeme) and word3 (syntactic word); (ii) the fact that the
status of stems has become clearer; (iii) the classification of
morphological rules according to the type of unit they take as their
input or output (stem>stem, stem>word, word>word); (iv) the central
position given to the lexeme within hierarchical representations of
lexicon; (v) the way the typing of morphological units is used to
block or licence morphological derivations; etc. The question of
morphological units also arises within prosodic morphology (especially
in its OT version), which assumes distinct units such as affix, root,
word, etc. without saying anything about them except that they must
exist; this makes it all the more urgent to clarify their exact status
within morphological theory. In short, the moment seems favourable
for undertaking a reflection on morphological units. This meeting
will be both a step in this process of reflection and an opportunity
to raise new questions on this topic.

Among possible themes of discussion, we can list the

I. Characterising morphological units Along what dimensions must these
units be defined? Are there principles limiting the proliferation of
these dimensions? Which units are indispensable and which can be
given up? Besides allomorphy or suppletion, what type of variation is
allowed within morphological units? What can we infer from this on the
nature of the linguistic sign?

II. The function of units What types of phenomena does the
introduction of such and such unit allow us to account for�? Do the
distinctions between various types of units play a crucial role in
certain derivations?

III. Representing units How should we represent the different types
of units? What relationships must be assumed between them in a
hierarchical representation of lexical knowledge?

IV. Typology What is the possible range of interlinguistic variation
exhibited by the minimal sign (word or lexeme) across languages? Do
the marks which end word3 units belong to identifiable types? To what
extent is it sound to speak of stem languages or root languages? Why
do phenomena such as allomorphy or suppletion appear so rarely in some
languages and so widely in others?

V. Psycholinguistics Do speakers perceive morphological units? And if
so, which ones? Are there differences between the units perceived by
speakers and those hypothesized by linguists? Can such differences
give hints as to how a morphological system might change in the
future? What role does writing play with respect to the transmission,
the stability and the perception of morphological units?

VI. Natural language processing and corpus studies What do natural
language processing and corpus-based studies bring to the study of
morphological units? Do they shed light upon (ir)regularities which
would have remained unnoticed otherwise?

VII. History Does the way in which morphological units were used in
historical and comparative linguistics shed light on the distinctions
we need today?


Georgette Dal (University of Lille 3), Bernard Fradin (LLF, CNRS),
Francoise Kerleroux (University Paris 10 Nanterre), Nabil Hathout
(ERSS, CNRS), Marc Plenat (ERSS, CNRS), Michel Roche (University of
Toulouse Le Mirail) The programme committee will be backed up by a
broad reviewing committee.

WORKING LANGUAGES The working languages will be English and French.

ORGANISATION This meeting is organised by the GDR 2220 Description et
modelisation en morphologie the UMR 8528 SILEX and the University of
Lille 3. If you need more information on details concerning the
organisation of the meeting contact For other
types of information, contact

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE Your submission should consist of

1) An anonymous abstract no longer than 2 pages (A4 format) in times
12 (bibliography included). The abstract must indicate clearly the
subject matter, the theoretical framework (if any) and the conclusions
of your contribution.

2) A separate page on which are indicated: your name, affiliation,
postal address, email address and the title of your contribution.

Electronic submission is encouraged provided that the abstract and the
personal details page are sent as separate attachments in either
postscript, rtf or Word format.

The submissions must be sent to
before March 31, 2002.

If electronic submission is not possible, 3 hard copies of the
abstract plus the separate page with personal details must reach the
organising committee at the following address before March 31, 2002:

 Bernard Fradin
 Forum de Morphologie 3,
 LLF Tour centrale Case 7031
 2 place Jussieu
 F-75251 PARIS CEDEX 05

SELECTION CRITERIA Authors are invited to submit original unpublished
work. Submissions will be anonymously reviewed by at least two
specialists of the domain. Decisions will be based on the following

Importance and originality of the paper.

Empirical foundation of the account.

Accuracy of the scientific content.

Layout and clarity of the paper.

Relevance to the topic of the meeting.

TALKS The time allotted for presentation is 30 minutes. 10 more
minutes will be left for discussion. Il will be possible to use an
overhead projector or video-projector.

PROCEEDINGS As was the case for the former Forums de Morphologie, the
proceedings of the meeting will be published in the Silexicales
collection (UMR SILEX University of Lille 3). The organisers will do
their best to publish the proceedings soon after the meeting.


Before June 30th Student: 35 Euros; Faculty member: 60 Euros

After June 30th Student: 40 Euros; Faculty member: 70 Euros

Registration fees include the preproceedings of the meeting, coffe and
lunches that will be taken on the campus on the 20th and 21st. To
register, you must mail your payment together with your completed
registration form to

 Daniele Monseur
 3me Forum de Morphologie
 UMR 8528 "SILEX"
 Universite de Lille 3
 BP 149

The registration form must be downloaded from our website.

Payment will be made in euros with a cheque or money order that is
made payable to Agent comptable de l'Universite Lille 3. (We cannot
accept credit card payment).


VENUE The meeting will be held at the Maison de la Recherche located
on the Lille 3 campus. The Maison de la Recherche is at a walking
distance (10 mn) from the underground station 'Pont de bois'. More
information on our website.

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Message 2: Calls: Conference on metaphor in language and thought

Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 06:15:13 -0300 (BRT)
From: tonytemp <>
Subject: Calls: Conference on metaphor in language and thought



21-25 OCTOBER 2002



Conference email:


The Conference aims at bringing together researchers interested in the
exploration of the role of metaphor in language and thought.

We invite abstracts on all topics related to the conference theme,
including, but not limited to:

* typology of metaphor in language;
* metaphor and electronic corpus analysis;
* metaphor identification and processing;
* interaction between metaphor in language and metaphor in thought;
* metaphor & discourse;
* metaphor ,cognition and culture;
* metaphor, semantics and pragmatics.


* Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2002.
* Notification of acceptance: by 15 June 2002.
* Further information on the venue, registration fee, accommodation
and travel arrangements, as well as the social program will be
provided by 15 June 2002
* Registration forms to be received by: 15 July 2002. The registration
form will be distributed soon.


Proposals may be submitted in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese,
and should include :

(a) title, author's name, academic affiliation;
(b) full address, including telephone/fax and e-mail;
(c) a 200-word abstract, which must be sent in the body of the e-mail
(no attachments, please). The subject line should mention: "Submission
to metaphor event"
(d) Specification of necessary audiovisual equipment: overhead
projector, computer projector, tape or video recorder, etc.
(e) Abstracts may be written in English, Spanish, French or Portuguese.

Send your proposal to the conference email address:

The language of the abstract will be expected to be the language of

All abstracts will be refereed by the Scientific Committee.

Papers with more than one author: Correspondence will be sent to the
main author's address only.

4. INVITED SPEAKERS (preliminary)

We are pleased to announce four internationally renowned scholars as
invited speakers:
Lynne Cameron (Univ. of Leeds), Raymond Gibbs (California, USA) , Jacob Mey
(Odense Univ., Denmark) and Gerard Steen (Free Univ. of Amsterdam, Holland).

At the moment, invited speakers include:

Margarida Bas�lio (PUC - RJ, Brazil)
Lynne Cameron (University of Leeds, UK )
Raymond Gibbs ( Santa Cruz, California, USA)
Heronides Maur�lio de Melo Moura (UFSC, Brazil)
Jacob Mey (Odense Univ., Denmark)
Maria Isabel Asperti Nardi (UNESP, Brazil)
Kanavillil Rajagopalan ( Unicamp - Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil)
Margarida Salom�o ( Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, Brazil)
Gerard Steen (Free Univ. of Amsterdam)
Jo�o Telles (Universidade Estadual Paulista, Assis, Brazil)


The event will include plenary sessions, round tables, and papers
(presentations not exceeding 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for
questions). Mini-courses (eight hour in length) will be held in
conjunction with the above sessions.

The official language of the conference will be English. In
exceptional cases, Portuguese, Spanish and French will be accepted for
the paper presentations. The language of the abstract will be expected
to be the language of presentation.

Papers will be presented in parallel sessions. Mini-courses will also
run parallel to the other sessions.


The following groups will be in charge of the organisation of the conference:

Postgraduate Programme in Applied Linguistics and Language Studies,
Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo (PUC-SP), and GEIM - LA -
Grupo de Estudos da Indeterminacao e da Metafora em Linguistica
Aplicada (PUC-SP, UFSC, UFF, UNESP-Marilia, UnB, UFPB)


Leila Barbara
Tony Berber Sardinha
Clemira Canola
Sumiko Ikeda
Helena Gordon Leme
Dieli Vesaro Palma
Mara Sophia Zanotto (general coordinator)


For further information, please email the organisers at the conference


If necessary, participants may reach the organisers by post, instead
of by email, at the address below. We remind you, though, that we
strongly recommend email.

Prof Mara Sophia Zanotto
Rua Monte Alegre, 984
05014-001 - S�o Paulo SP

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