LINGUIST List 14.2049

Thu Jul 31 2003

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  1. cue, 25th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum
  2. kepser, Linguistic Evidence

Message 1: 25th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum

Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 10:43:31 +0000
From: cue <cuegse.upenn.edu>
Subject: 25th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum


25th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum 

Date: 27-Feb-2003 - 28-Feb-2003
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States of America
Contact: David Johnson
Contact Email: cuegse.upenn.edu 
Meeting URL: http://www.gse.upenn.edu/cue/forum.html

Linguistic Sub-field: Anthropological Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 04-Oct-2003

Meeting Description:

The University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education and the
Center for Urban Ethnography announce the 25th Annual Ethnography in
Education Research Forum, February 27th and February 28th. Please find
our Call for Papers on the web
(http://www.gse.upenn.edu/cue/forum.html). We encourage proposal
submissions to the 2004 Forum that focus directly on issues of
significance for the conduct and understanding of the processes of
education. The submission deadline is October 4th, 2002. 

In an era of a powerfully directive federal educational discourse
which seemingly equates experimental research with scientific evidence
and accountability with effectiveness, ethnographers of education are
forcefully challenged to define and defend ethnographic and
qualitative research approaches to understanding educational
effectiveness. Issues of evidence, truth, credibility, and
generalizability are at the fore in ways reminiscent of the
educational research climate which gave birth to the Forum 25 years
ago. In this year's Forum, we seek to celebrate the accomplishments
of educational ethnography over the past quarter century while
simultaneously charting our course to meet the challenges of the next.


Dr. Michael Agar, Keynote Speaker
Dr. Frederick Erickson & Dr. Perry Gilmore, Dialogue Speakers
Dr. Nancy H. Hornberger, Convenor
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Message 2: Linguistic Evidence

Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 11:40:10 +0000
From: kepser <kepsersfs.uni-tuebingen.de>
Subject: Linguistic Evidence


Linguistic Evidence. Empirical, Theoretical, and Computational
Perspectives

Date: 27-JAN-04 - 01-FEB-04
Location: Tuebingen, Germany
Contact: Stephan Kepser
Contact Email: ling.evidenceuni-tuebingen.de 
Meeting URL: http://www.sfb441.uni-tuebingen.de/ling.evidence/


Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2003

Meeting Description:

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from
different areas of linguistics to discuss their views on the status
and quality of the individual types of linguistic evidence and of
their mutual relationship and respective weight, and their use of
different types of evidence, and thereby help establish a better
understanding of the nature of linguistic evidence. 

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

 Deadline for receipt of abstracts: September 1, 2003



 International Conference 
 on
 Linguistic Evidence. 
 Empirical, Theoretical, and Computational Perspectives


 Tuebingen, January 29 - February 1, 2004


 organized by the 
 Sonderforschungsbereich 441 
 ''Linguistic Data Structures''
 University of Tuebingen Germany 

 http://www.sfb441.uni-tuebingen.de/ling.evidence

Aims and Scope:

The renaissance of corpus linguistics and promising developments in
experimental linguistic techniques in recent years has led to a
remarkable revival of interest in issues of the empirical base of
linguistic theory in general, and the status of different kinds of
linguistic evidence in particular. Consensus is growing (a) that even
so-called primary data (from introspection as well as authentic
language production) are inherently complex performance data only
indirectly reflecting the subject of linguistic theory, (b) that for
an appropriate foundation of linguistic theories evidence from
different sources such as introspective data, corpus data, data from
(psycho-)linguistic experiments, historical and diachronic data,
typological data, neurolinguistic data and language learning data are
not only welcome but also (often) necessary. It is in particular by
contrasting evidence from different sources with respect to particular
research questions that we may gain a deeper understanding of the
status and quality of the individual types of linguistic evidence on
the one hand, and of their mutual relationship and respective weight
on the other.

It is the aim of this conference to bring together researchers from
different areas of linguistics to discuss their views on the above
issues and their use of different types of evidence in dealing with
linguistic research questions of different generality, and thereby
help establish a better understanding of the nature of linguistic
evidence. We therefore invite original contributions from all fields
of linguistics (including syntax, semantics, pragmatics, phonology,
morphology, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics,
neurolinguistics historical linguistics, typology) on any of the above
issues concerning linguistic evidence. Preference will be given to
papers addressing these issues in relation to specific linguistic
research problems.

Invited speakers: 

Harald Baayen (MPI Nijmegen), 
Christiane Fellbaum (U Princeton/Ak.d. Wiss. Berlin), 
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt-U Berlin),
Anthony Kroch (U Pennsylvania), 
Carson Schuetze (UCLA). 

Submissions: 

We invite abstracts for 30+5 or 20+5 minute presentations, and also
poster presentations (please indicate on your abstract). Anonymous
abstracts should be 2 pages long plus an additional page for figures,
references, data. The abstract should have a 1 inch margin on all
sides, and should be written in at least 11 point font. Attach a
separate card (in case of electronic submissions, a file) with the
relevant personal information: title of abstract, author's name,
affiliation, e-mail and postal address, telephone and fax
number. Electronic submission is strongly encouraged. Only if that
does not work, please send 3 hard copies by ordinary mail. Abstracts
sent by fax will not be accepted. We accept plain ASCII, ps, or pdf.

Hard copy abstracts should be addressed to Stephan Kepser from the
local organising committee, at the address given below. Please specify
the key word ''linguistic evidence'' on the envelope. Abstracts
submitted electronically should be sent to
ling.evidenceuni-tuebingen.de

A paper accepted for presentation at the conference cannot be
presented or have been presented at any other meeting with publicly
available published proceedings. A pre-proceedings volume with
extended abstracts (5 pages) will be available at the conference.
Negotiations are under way to publish selected papers in a separate
proceedings volume. There will be a conference fee.

Important Dates:

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: September 1, 2003

Notification of acceptance: November 1, 2003

Papers for pre-proceedings: December 1, 2003

Conference: January 29 - February 1, 2004

Programme Committee: 

Harald Baayen (MPI Nijmegen),
Sam Featherston (U Tuebingen),
Christiane Fellbaum (U Princeton/Ak.d. Wiss. Berlin), 
Erhard Hinrichs (U Tuebingen),
Mary Kato (U Campinas),
Stephan Kepser (U Tuebingen, co-chair),
Peter Koch (U Tuebingen),
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt-U Berlin),
Anthony Kroch (U Pennsylvania), 
Ewald Lang (ZAS, Berlin),
Paola Merlo (U Geneva), 
Karel Oliva (AIAI, Vienna),
Marga Reis (U Tuebingen, co-chair),
Carson Schuetze (UCLA). 
Arnim v. Stechow (U Tuebingen).

Post-Conference Workshop:
''Information Structure and the Architecture of Grammar''
February 1 & 2, 2004.

Address of the local organizing committee:

Sonderforschungsbereich 441
University of Tuebingen
Nauklerstr. 35
D-72074 Tuebingen
Germany
Phone: +49 7071 2972732
Fax: +49 7071 295830
E-mail: ling.evidenceuni-tuebingen.de
WWW: http://www.sfb441.uni-tuebingen.de/ling.evidence
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