LINGUIST List 14.2629

Tue Sep 30 2003

Calls: Cognitive Science/UK; Language Acquisition/NL

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  1. jordan.zlatev, International Conference on Language, Culture and Mind
  2. b.hollebrandse, Modular interaction in acquisition

Message 1: International Conference on Language, Culture and Mind

Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 13:05:22 +0000
From: jordan.zlatev <jordan.zlatevling.lu.se>
Subject: International Conference on Language, Culture and Mind

International Conference on Language, Culture and Mind 
Short Title: Language, Culture, & Mind
	
Date: 18-Jul-2004 - 20-Jul-2004	
Location: Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Contact: Jordan Zlatev
Contact Email: jordan.zlatevling.lu.se 
Meeting URL: http://www.unifr.ch/gefi/GP2/Portsmouth/
	
	
Linguistic Sub-field: Cognitive Science 
Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2004
	
	
Meeting Description:

Human natural languages are biologically based, cognitively motivated,
affectively rich, socially shared, grammatically organized symbolic
systems. They provide the principal semiotic means for the complexity
and diversity of human cultural life.
	
As has long been recognized, no single discipline or methodology is
sufficient to capture all the dimensions of this complex and
multifaceted phenomenon, which lies at the heart of what it is to be
human.
	
The goal of this conference is to contribute to situating the study of
language in a contemporary interdisciplinary dialogue. Many of the
relevant disciplines have made highly significant theoretical,
methodological and empirical advances during the last decade.
	
We call for contributions from scholars and scientists in
anthropology, biology, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, semiotics,
cognitive and neurosciences, who wish both to impart their insights
and findings, and learn from other disciplines. Preference will be
given to submissions which emphasize interdisciplinarity, the
interaction between culture, mind and language, and/or
multi-methodological approaches in language sciences.
	
Human natural languages are biologically based, cognitively motivated,
affectively rich, socially shared, grammatically organized symbolic
systems. They provide the principal semiotic means for the complexity
and diversity of human cultural life.
	
As has long been recognized, no single discipline or methodology is
sufficient to capture all the dimensions of this complex and
multifaceted phenomenon, which lies at the heart of what it is to be
human.
	
The goal of this conference is to contribute to situating the study of
language in a contemporary interdisciplinary dialogue. Many of the
relevant disciplines have made highly significant theoretical,
methodological and empirical advances during the last decade.
	
We call for contributions from scholars and scientists in
anthropology, biology, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, semiotics,
cognitive and neurosciences, who wish both to impart their insights
and findings, and learn from other disciplines. Preference will be
given to submissions which emphasize interdisciplinarity, the
interaction between culture, mind and language, and/or
multi-methodological approaches in language sciences.
	
Topics include but are not limited to:
	
 Biological and cultural evolution and language
 Comparative study of communication systems
 Cognitive and cultural schematization in language
 Emergence of language in ontogeny and phylogeny
 Language in multi-modal communication
 Language and normativity
 Language and thought, emotion and consciousness
	
International Organizing Committee
	
	
 Carmen Guarddon Anelo, Nacional de Educaci�n a Distancia. Spain
 Raphael Berthele, Departement f�r Germanistik, Universit� de
Fribourg, Switzerland
 Maria Crist�bal, Department of English Philology I. Universidad
Complutense de Madrid, Spain
 Iraide Ibarretxe, Department of English Philology, University of
Deusto / Department of Basque Philology, University of the Basque
Country, Spain
 Jordan Zlatev, Department of Linguistics Lund University /
Department of Philosophy and Linguistics, Ume� University; Sweden
	
Local Organizing Committee, Department of Psychology, University of
Portsmouth, England
	
 Karl Nunkoosing
 Vasu Reddy
 Chris Sinha
 Vera da Silva
 Joerg Zinken
	
Deadlines
	
One page abstracts for 30-minute presentations should be submitted to
Jordan Zlatev (jordan.zlatevling.lu.se) by January 15,
2004. Notification of acceptance by March 15, 2004.
	
	
Abstracts will be reviewed by an international scientific committee,
to be announced in the second call for papers.
	
	


	
	
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Message 2: Modular interaction in acquisition

Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 08:44:01 +0000
From: b.hollebrandse <b.hollebrandselet.rug.nl>
Subject: Modular interaction in acquisition

Modular interaction in acquisition 
Date: 23-Oct-2003 - 24-Oct-2003
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact: Petra Bos
Contact Email: phf.boslet.vu.nl 
Meeting URL: http://odur.let.rug.nl/~hollebr/interfaces/info
	
	
Linguistic Sub-field: Language Acquisition 
	
Meeting Description: 

workshop: Modular interaction in acquisition October 23 and 24 at the
Free University Amsterdam, The Neterlands

This workshop is part of the NWO-program ''Interfaces Issues in L1 and
L2 Acquisition''. Members of the NWO-program ''Interfaces Issues in L1
and L2 Acquisition'' will organize a workshop on October 23 and 24,
2003, at the Free University Amsterdam in the Netherlands:
	
Modular interaction in acquisition
	
According to recent linguistic approaches to language, the language
system is built up by grammatical modules (phonology, syntax, and
semantics) and a pragmatic module. Simply put, the grammatical modules
enable us to use the appropriate sounds of a language, to formulate
sentences according to a number of grammatical rules and to make sure
our utterances have meaning, and the pragmatic module enables us to
interpret utterances and to communicate successfully. Each module
consists of a number of rules and constraints, which differ for each
language. On top of that, the grammatical modules interact with each
other and with the pragmatic module. These interactions are called
interfaces.
	
If we take a modular approach in studying language acquisition, an
important question that can be raised is: How do the modules and the
pragmatics-syntax interface and the semantics-syntax interface develop
during acquisition? The main questions of the workshop will be: (1) To
what extent does the syntax-semantics interface in L1-acquisition
differ from the development of this interface in L2-acquisition? And
(2) To what extent does the syntax-pragmatics interface in
L1-acquisition differ from the development of this interface in
L2-acquisition?
	
Speakers include:
	
Sergey Avrutin (Utrecht University), C�cile de Cat (University of
York), Petra Hendriks (Groningen University), Helen de Hoop
(University of Nijmegen), Irene Kr�mer (University of Nijmegen),
Natascha M�ller (Hamburg University), Tom Roeper (University of
Massachusetts), Antonella Sorace (University of Edinburgh), and
members of the ''Interfaces in L1 and L2 Acquisition program''
	
Members of the ''Interface Issues in L1 and L2 Acquisition'' -
NWO-program:
	
Petra Bos (Free University Amsterdam), Peter Coopmans (Utrecht
University), Ger de Haan (Groningen University), Bart Hollebrandse,
(Groningen University), Roeland van Hout (University of Nijmegen),
Aafke Hulk (University of Amsterdam), Peter Jordens (Free University
Amsterdam), Petra Sleeman (Utrecht University/ University of
Amsterdam)
	
For registration & information, contact Petra Bos at phf.boslet.vu.nl
	
	
	
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