LINGUIST List 14.3192

Fri Nov 21 2003

Calls: General Ling/USA; Cognitive Science/Russia

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  1. jk217, Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association
  2. polyakovvn, 1st Russian Conference on Cognitive Science

Message 1: Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 15:29:00 -0500 (EST)
From: jk217 <>
Subject: Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association

Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association 
Short Title: ILA 

Date: 19-Mar-2004 - 12-Mar-2004
Location: New York, NY, United States of America
Contact: Johanna Woltjer
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2003 

Meeting Description:

49th ANNUAL CONFERENCE, MARCH 19-21, 2004 

Major Theme: LITERACY:

Featured speakers:
Florian Coulmas,
Gerhard Mercator University, Duisburg
Clifford Hill,
Arthur I. Gates Professor Emeritus of Language and Education,
Teachers College, Columbia University

How does the possession of a writing system affect the ways in which a
language develops? What difference does the type of writing system -
syllabic, alphabetic, or other - make? And how does literacy, or the
ability to use one or more writing systems, affect the ways in which
people learn their first and subsequent languages?

Proposals are invited on these and similar issues; so too are
proposals on other topics in theoretical or applied
linguistics. Please write a single-spaced abstract of your proposed
paper, not more than 425 words long, clearly stating the research
questions or problems addressed and giving some indication of results
and conclusions. Send the abstract to the Conference Coordinator via
e-mail, preferably as an attachment, and provide a separate note of
the paper title, your name, addresses, affiliation, and audio-visual
equipment needed. Simultaneously, for editing and verification
purposes, please send the coordinator in a letter-size envelope one
hard copy of the abstract and the other information.

Time allotted for each paper will be 20 minutes for delivery plus 5
minutes for discussion. Those wishing to propose panels to special
sessions should contact the program chair after September 1, 2003.

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is November 30, 2003 
Program Chair: Kate Parry 
Department of English, Hunter College
Tel. (212) 772-5169
Conference Coordinator: Johanna J. Woltjer 
511 West 112 Street # 14
New York, NY 10025-1634, USA
Tel. (212) 749-3366
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Message 2: 1st Russian Conference on Cognitive Science

Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2003 13:34:50 -0500 (EST)
From: polyakovvn <>
Subject: 1st Russian Conference on Cognitive Science

1st Russian Conference on Cognitive Science

Date: 09-Oct-2004 - 12-Oct-2004
Location: Kazan, Russia
Contact: Valery Solovyev
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Cognitive Science 
Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2004 

Meeting Description:

October 9-12, 2004, Kazan

First Call for Papers

The goal of the conference is to create a joint forum for
representatives from various disciplines exploring cognition and its
evolution, intellect, thinking, perception, consciousness, knowledge
representation and acquisition, language as a means of cognition and
communication, brain mechanisms of cognition, emotion and higher forms
of behavior. Psychologists, linguists, neurophysiologists, specialists
in artificial intelligence and neuroinformatics, computer scientists,
philosophers, anthropologists, as well as other scientists interested
in interdisciplinary issues in cognitive studies, are invited to take
part in the conference.

The conference will be held in one of the major university cities of
Russia, Kazan. Among the invited speakers will be:

Konstantin V. Anokhin (Institute of Normal Physiology, Russian Academy
of Medical Sciences, neurobiology)
Wallace Chafe (University of California at Santa Barbara, linguistics)
Sandro V. Kodzasov (Moscow State University, linguistics)
Michael Posner (University of Oregon, Eugene, neuropsychology)
Helge Ritter (University of Bielefeld, neuroinformatics and robotics)
Michael Tomasello (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology,
Leipzig, psychology, anthropology)

The working languages of the conference will be Russian and English.

Those willing to participate in the conference are requested to send a
short e-mail message, in Russian or in English, no later than January
15, 2004. The program committee needs these messages in order to have
a preliminary estimate of the number and range of paper proposals.

Deadline for submitting paper proposals: March 1, 2004. 

For details, see conference web site:

Conference e-mail address: cogsci04 at

Decisions on acceptance of paper proposals will be made by June 1,
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