LINGUIST List 14.2836

Fri Oct 17 2003

Calls: Pragmatics/Spain; Applied Ling/London, UK

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  1. rgommor, Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics
  2. zp2, Archiving Language Materials

Message 1: Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics

Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 04:41:27 +0000
From: rgommor <>
Subject: Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics

Second Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics 
Short Title: EPICS II

Date: 26-May-2004 - 28-May-2004
Location: Seville, Spain
Contact: Manuel Padilla
Contact Email: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Pragmatics
Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2004

Meeting Description:

Dear colleagues:

The research group ''Intercultural Pragmatic Studies
(English-Spanish): Pragmatic and Discourse Aspects'' of the University
of Seville (Spain) is pleased to announce its Second Symposium on
Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics (EPICS II '
Encuentros de Pragmatica Intercultural, Cognitiva y Social), to be
held in May 26-28 2004.

The second edition of the symposium will be devoted to the
introduction of the new journal ''Intercultural Pragmatics'',
published by Mouton de Gruyter. The journal's editor-in-chief,
Dr. Istvan Kecskes, Professor of Linguistics and Education at the SUNY
at Albany and Mr. Peter Grundy, Associate Principal Lecturer, English
Language Centre, at Northumbria University, and member of the advisory
board of the journal, have confirmed their presence as the
symposiums keynote speakers. Also, a plenary session of
the symposium will be dedicated to a formal introduction of
''Intercultural Pragmatics'' during which the participants will be
able to meet the editor-in-chief, some of the board members, and
representatives from Mouton the Gruyter to discuss the mission, policy
and content of the journal.

The Symposium will serve as a forum where applied linguists and
practitioners of Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis can meet, share
experiences, discuss common problems, and present papers on their
latest research in the field. EPICS II also wishes to create awareness
among graduating students of the growing interest in this area of
linguistic expertise.

SUBMISSIONS: We welcome original papers, written in English (45
minutes in length, the last 10 minutes will be devoted to questions
and discussion) on any topic relevant to the mission of
''Intercultural Pragmatics''. The journal is especially interested in
papers that:

-explore the implications of pragmatics research for theoretical
developments and practical applications in the fields of second
language acquisition and intercultural communication,

-discuss language in use in the context of cross-cultural interaction,

-analyze pragmatics research findings from the perspective of bi- and
multilingual development,

-study the nature of interaction of bi- and multilinguals and language

-investigate the effect of dual language and multilingual systems on
the development and use of pragmatics skills,

-examine the teachability and learnability of pragmatic skills in
instructional environments.

Participants should submit one-page abstract (500 words) accompanied
by a step-by-step outline of the presentation and the following

1. Authors name(s) and affiliation
2. Title of paper
3. Audio-visual equipment required (VHS video, OHP, cassette)
4. E-mail address(es)
5. Postal address(es)

Electronic submissions as e-mail attachments (RTF,ASCII, HTML) are
highly encouraged. Proposals may be sent to Pilar Garces, Reyes Gomez, Alicia
Hern�ndez, or Manuel Padilla . Submissions by fax will not be accepted. Those
without e-mail access can send 2 printed copies of your abstract,
outline and accompanying information to:

Manuel Padilla Cruz
Dpto. Filolog�a Inglesa (Lengua Inglesa)
Universidad de Sevilla
C/ Palos de la Frontera s/n
41005 Seville (Spain)

DATES: Deadline for receipt of abstracts is February 1, 2004.
Notification of acceptance will be sent by February 18, 2004. The
committee will plan the programme as soon as it has selected the
successful abstracts, so please indicate on the abstracts if you
cannot present your paper on any day of the conference (May 26-28). It
is very difficult to reschedule papers after the programme has been

PUBLICATION: EPICS II participants are welcome to submit their papers
to be considered for publication in Intercultural

Guidelines for publication can be found at 
Also, a selection of papers will be published in the second issue of 
the series EPICS. The final text of the presentation (2500 words 
maximum) can be submitted (Word or RTF format) after the symposium but 
no later than June 1, 2004. Style guidelines will be included in a 
second call for papers.


Until March 25, 2004: Speakers 85 (euro) Students 30
 (euro)and Attendants 60 (euro)

>From March 25, 2004 onwards: Speakers 95 (euro), Students
30 (euro) and Attendants 70 (euro)

We hope you will circulate this Call for Papers to your colleagues and
others in your professional network, and to any discussion groups to
which you may subscribe. For more information, please contact Manuel
Padilla or Reyes Gomez We
hope to see you in May 2004, here in Seville.

Thank you for your interest

The Organising Committee
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Message 2: Archiving Language Materials

Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2003 06:12:18 +0000
From: zp2 <>
Subject: Archiving Language Materials

Archiving Language Materials 
Date: 22-Nov-2003 - 22-Nov-2003
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact: Zara Pybus
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Applied Linguistics 
Meeting Description:

Tutorial and Workshop on Archiving Language
Materials 9.30am-4.30pm Saturday 22nd November 2003 Room

This event consists of a morning tutorial followed by an afternoon
workshop and discussion. The tutorial is an introduction to issues in
archiving language materials, with a focus on minority languages. It
is intended for all researchers and students who are currently (or are
planning on) working with language materials, especially digital data
in the form of audio, video and computer files. It will assume no
background knowledge. The tutorial will cover a range of issues in
storing, archiving and access and use of language material, including:

� Formats for long term survival of your data 
� Intellectual property rights and other legal issues 
� Metadata and cataloguing 
� Archiving and collaborating with others on accessing your

The tutorial will be presented by staff from leading archiving
organizations in the UK and overseas. In the afternoon there will be
presentations on:

� Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America
� Alaska Native Languages Centre
� SOAS Endangered Languages Archive
� Archive of the EMELD project, USA
� Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics DOBES archive

(programme subject to change)

The workshop will cover specific archiving issues from regional and
global perspectives.

Only a limited number of places will be available so it is important
to register early.

1.Full registration ' entitles the attendee to a
guaranteed place, copies of course materials and lunch. The cost is
�12.50 (�5 for students and unwaged).

2.Observer registration ' places if available, no course
materials or refreshment (free).

If you wish to register, please fill in the on-line registration form
(available at:, or
contact us on + 44 (0)207 898 4578
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