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Wed Mar 27 2002

Confs: Role and Reference Grammar, La Rioja, Spain

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Message 1: 2002 Intl RRG Conference, Third Announcement

Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 14:28:43 -0500
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Subject: 2002 Intl RRG Conference, Third Announcement

The 2002 International Course and Conference on Role and Reference 

New Topics in Functional Linguistics: The Cognitive and Discursive 
Dimension of Morphology, Syntax and Semantics

University of La Rioja, Spain

July 22-28, 2002

The organizing committee for RRG2002 consists of Francisco Cort�s 
(Universidad de La Laguna), Dan Everett (University of Manchester), Kees 
Hengeveld (University of Amsterdam), Ricardo Mairal (Universidad Nacional 
de Educaci�n a Distancia), Javier Mart�n Arista (Universidad de La 
Rioja), Mar�a Jes�s P�rez Quintero (Universidad de La Laguna) and Robert 
Van Valin (University at Buffalo).

Event Programme
A five-day international course consisting of about forty hours will be 
followed by a two-day international conference. The course will include 
lecture sessions at three levels: pre-graduate (about one hour and a half 
per day), post-graduate (about three hours per day) and specialized 
(about four hours per day). Pre-graduate sessions will introduce 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.

Teaching and Discussion Topics
RRG2002 will deal with functional linguistics (including semantics, 
syntax and morphology) in its wider discoursive and cognitive settings. 
Papers, workshops and plenary sessions are expected to contribute to the 
theory of RRG as rendered 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, language 
acquisition, diachrony and lexical semantics.

Parallel Session on FG
The organizers would be very pleased to run a parallel session on FG 
during the conference, provided that there are enough proposals of 
contribution from the FG community. 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 conference include Christopher Butler (University 
of Swansea), Dan Everett (University of Manchester), Kees Hengeveld 
(University of Amsterdam), Beth Levin (Stanford University), Ricardo 
Mairal (Universidad Nacional de Educaci�n a Distancia), Jan Nuyts 
(University of Antwerp) and Robert Van Valin (University at Buffalo). The 
course lectures will be delivered by Dan Everett, Kees Hengeveld, Ricardo 
Mairal, Jan Nuyts and Robert Van Valin.

Conference Venue
The conference venue is Edificio Quintiliano, C/ La Cig�e�a 60, 

The deadline for the submission of abstracts of papers and workshops is 
February 1, 2002. 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 be of two types: either presentations by one 
author lasting longer than the average paper or presentations by more 
than one author offering different perspectives on a single topic. Both 
types of workshop will last one hour. The selection of papers for 
presentation will have been communicated by March 15, 2002.

Conference/course Fee
Before April 15, 2002, the registration fee is 200 euros for the course 
and 200 euros for the conference. The fee for both events is 300 euros. 
After April 15, 2002, an additional 50 euros will be charged: 250 euros 
for the course and the conference, and 350 euros for both events. The fee 
will include conference facilities and materials, as well as coffee, 
refreshments and lunches.

Grant Policy
A maximum of ten grants will be given. Grants will be of two types, half 
and full (with reference to the events for which the applicant has 
registered). Applicants for full grants should be unemployed and certify 
their status. Applicants for half grants should have a gross annual 
income lower than 15,000 euros, which should also be certified. 
Applications for grants can be sent to:

Francisco Cort�s Rodr�guez
Departamento de Filolog�a Inglesa
Facultad de Filolog�a
Universidad de La Laguna
Campus de Guajara

All applicants for grants will be notified about the Organizing 
Committee�s decision by the end of May.

A registration form is enclosed. Please, send it if you intend to 
participate in the course, the conference or both. You may send it by 
ordinary mail, fax or electronic mail to:

Viajes El Corte Ingl�s
Gran V�a Juan Carlos I, 47 Bajo
Fax +34 941 209165
Telephone: +34 941 202428

Conference insurance
The registration form offers a conference insurance that provides 
participants with medical and accident assistance. Conference 
participants, particularly non-European Union citizens, are strongly 
advised to purchase this insurance. The conference organization will not 
accept any responsibility for illness or accident during travel or 
conference activities

The authors of papers, workshops and plenary sessions using a handout 
should send a hard copy of the handout to the organizers by June 30, 
2002. After that moment the conference organization will provide no 
photocopies. Any technical needs should also be communicated in advance. 
Powerpoint presentations are not encouraged due to practical problems of 
hardware and software compatibility. Please send copies of handouts to:

Beatriz Mart�nez
Departamento de Filolog�as Modernas
C/ Calasanz s/n

Further information
The URL of the conference web page is:

Further information on RRG2002, including a detailed programme will 
follow shortly. Such information will be sent to the RRG discussion list 
and to the FG discusion list. Anyone who has not suscribed and is 
interested in receiving further information should send a message to the 
e-mail address for RRG2002:

Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. Tel 716 645-2177, ext. 713
Professor & Chair Fax 716 645-3825
Department of Linguistics 
609 Baldy Hall
University at Buffalo
The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY 14260-1030 USA 

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