LINGUIST List 14.2562

Thu Sep 25 2003

Calls: General Linguistics/NY, USA

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Message 1: 8th International Columbia School Conference

Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 13:21:58 +0000
From: jdavis <jdavisccny.cuny.edu>
Subject: 8th International Columbia School Conference

8th International Columbia School Conference 
Short Title: Columbia School

Date: 14-FEB-04 - 16-FEB-04
Location: New York, NY, United States of America
Contact: Joseph Davis
Contact Email: jdavisccny.cuny.edu 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 09-Oct-2003


Meeting Description:

Papers are invited on any aspect of linguistic analysis in which the
postulation of meaningful signals plays a central role in explaining
the distribution of linguistic forms. A special session will be
devoted to functional linguistics in language education. 

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

8th International Columbia School Conference on the Interaction of
Linguistic Form and Meaning with Human Behavior

Special session: Functional linguistics in language education

February 14-16, 2004
City College, New York, New York

Papers are invited on any aspect of linguistic analysis in which the
postulation of meaningful signals plays a central role in explaining
the distribution of linguistic forms. A special session will be
devoted to functional linguistics in language education.

The Columbia School is a group of linguists developing the theoretical
framework originally established by the late William Diver. Language
is seen as a symbolic tool whose structure is shaped both by its
communicative function and by the characteristics of its human users.
Grammatical analyses account for the distribution of linguistic forms
as an interaction between linguistic meaning and pragmatic and
functional factors such as inference, ease of processing, and
iconicity. Phonological analyses explain the syntagmatic and
paradigmatic distribution of phonological units within signals, also
drawing on both communicative function and human physiological and
psychological characteristics.

Please submit:

	3 copies of a one-page anonymous abstract (optional second
page for references, examples, tables, etc.) to the address below.
	
A 3x5 inch index card with the following information:
	-	Title of paper
	-	Authors name and affiliation
	-	Address, phone, e-mail, for notification

E-mailed abstracts should include all the above information, which
will be deleted before the abstracts are reviewed.

Address for abstracts and other correspondence:
Joseph Davis, Asst. Professor
School of Education, R 6/207
City College
New York, NY 10031
E-mail jdavisccny.cuny.edu

EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS: 9 OCTOBER 2003

The language of the conference is English. Papers delivered in
languages other than English will be considered.

* * * * * * * *
The Conference is sponsored by
The School of Education, CCNY

The support of
The Columbia School Linguistic Society
is gratefully acknowledged

www.csling.org
* * * * * * * *

Selected Columbia School bibliography:

Contini-Morava, Ellen, and Barbara Sussman Goldberg. 1995. Meaning
as Explanation: Advances in Linguistic Sign Theory. Berlin: Mouton de
Gruyter. (Selections.)

Huffman, Alan. 1997. The Categories of Grammar: French lui and le.
Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Huffman, Alan. 2001. The Linguistics of William Diver and the
Columbia School. WORD 52:1, 29-68.

Reid, Wallis. 1991. Verb and Noun Number in English: A Functional
Explanation. London: Longman.

Reid, Wallis, Ricardo Otheguy, and Nancy Stern (eds.). 2002. Signal,
Meaning, and Message: Perspectives on Sign-Based Linguistics.
Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Tobin, Yishai. 1997. Phonology as Human Behavior: Theoretical
Implications and Clinical Applications. Durham: Duke U Press.
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