LINGUIST List 14.3025

Thu Nov 6 2003

Calls: Semantics/English; Applied Linguistics

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  1. tls, Texas Linguistics Society 8
  2. bryan.smith, System

Message 1: Texas Linguistics Society 8

Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 10:13:14 -0500 (EST)
From: tls <>
Subject: Texas Linguistics Society 8

Texas Linguistics Society 8 
Short Title: TLS 8 

Date: 05-Mar-2004 - 07-Mar-2004
Location: Austin, TX, United States of America
Contact: Pascal Denis
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Semantics 
Subject Language: English 
Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2003 

Meeting Description:

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS : Texas Linguistic Society 8

		Issues at the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface
		 University of Texas at Austin
			 March 5-7, 2004


The aim of TLS 8 is to provide a forum for the presentation of
original research on the interface of semantic and pragmatic theories.
We welcome the submission of papers on topics including (but not
limited to) lexical semantics, presupposition, anaphora resolution,
quantification, propositional attitude attribution, modality and
indexicality within all frameworks, including logical, linguistic,
psycholinguistic and computational approaches.


	Nicholas Asher, University of Texas at Austin
	David Beaver, Stanford University
	James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University
	Bernhard Schwarz, University of Texas at Austin
	Carlota Smith, University of Texas at Austin


Pascal Denis, Eric McCready, Alexis Palmer, Brian Reese (University of
Texas at Austin)


Abstracts are invited for 30 minute talks (20 minute presentations
plus 10 minutes for discussion). Abstracts should be anonymous and
confined to two pages (including references) with 1 inch margins.

Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent to the
following address.

Please submit abstracts as an attachment to an e-mail message (do not
include abstracts in the body of a message). The body of the message
should include the information listed in 1-4 below. PDF files are
preferred, but PS, RTF or text files will be accepted. If necessary
Word submissions will also be accommodated. In this case we discourage
the use of nonstandard fonts, since we may not be able to decipher

1) Name(s) of presenter(s); 
2) Affiliation(s) of presenter(s); 
3) Postal address, telephone number, and email address; 
4) Title of the paper. 

Non-electronic submissions should be mailed to the address below:

TLS 8 Abstract Committee
501 Calhoun
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712

Abstracts must be received by December 15, 2003. Notifications of
acceptance or nonacceptance will be sent by January 16, 2004.

For more information, see the conference web site: 
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Message 2: System

Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2003 23:59:55 +0000
From: bryan.smith <>
Subject: System


Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2004 

CALL for Papers for Special Issue of System

Theme: Incorporating Multimedia Capability in the reporting of applied
linguistics research.

Guest Editors: Greta Gorsuch & Bryan Smith

We would like to extend a CALL for papers for a special issue of
System which will launch new multimedia capabilities for the
journal. This issue will appear in December 2004 (Vol. 32, issue 4).

In this special issue of System, we invite papers that address current
issues in applied linguistics and that make use of multimedia
technology in a way that is systemic to the study's research design,
procedures, data collection, and/or data analysis. Manuscripts
reporting qualitative as well as quantitative research are
encouraged. This special issue will launch a new parallel publishing
format for System showcasing the new multimedia capabilities that
System offers. You can find out more about the new multimedia
capabilities of System by going to and
clicking on the 'Artwork Instructions' link on the right hand side.

Contributors are asked to include in their manuscripts commentaries on
their rationale for using specific multimedia technology, as well as
on some of the practical, ethical, and theoretical issues that cross
with that technology in the collection and presentation of their data.

Topics of particular interest will include (but will not be limited to):
-The teaching and acquisition of less commonly taught languages
-The relationship between computer-mediated interaction and second
language development
-The potential benefits to oral proficiency from computer-based
-The acquisition of second language pronunciation
-The influence of setting
-Issues related to performance assessment
-Distance language education
-Uses of animated graphics and multimedia in the acquisition of
vocabulary and syntax
-Discourse analysis

System is devoted to the applications of educational technology and
applied linguistics to problems of foreign language teaching and
learning. Attention is paid to all languages and to problems
associated with the study and teaching of English as a second or
foreign language. The journal serves as a vehicle of expression for
colleagues in developing countries. System prefers its contributors to
provide articles which have a sound theoretical base with a visible
practical application which can be generalized. The review section may
take up works of a more theoretical nature to broaden the
background. You may refer to the journal website for information
regarding submission guidelines at

Please send an email of intent with a 250-word abstract by January 15,
2004 to the guest editors at the addresses below. Full papers will be
due June 1, 2004.

Full version of this ''Call for papers'' is available at:

Greta Gorsuch (		
Bryan Smith (
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