LINGUIST List 14.3473

Mon Dec 15 2003

Calls: General Ling/USA; Historical Ling/Austria

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  2. marina.dossena, ICEHL - workshop on letters

Message 1: Workshop on American Indigenous Languages

Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 02:39:50 -0500 (EST)
From: cjany <cjanyumail.ucsb.edu>
Subject: Workshop on American Indigenous Languages

Workshop on American Indigenous Languages 
Short Title: WAIL 

Date: 30-Apr-2004 - 02-May-2004
Location: Santa Barbara, CA, United States of America
Contact: Carmen Jany
Contact Email: waillinguistics.ucsb.edu 
Meeting URL: http://orgs.sa.ucsb.edu/nailsg/ 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2004 


Meeting Description:

The Workshop on American Indigenous Languages (WAIL) provides a forum
for the discussion of theoretical and descriptive linguistic studies
of indigenous languages of the Americas. 

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

Workshop on American Indigenous Languages Santa Barbara, CA, April 30
- May 2, 2004

The Linguistics department at the University of California, Santa
Barbara announces its seventh annual Workshop on American Indigenous
Languages (WAIL), which provides a forum for the discussion of
theoretical and descriptive linguistic studies of indigenous languages
of the Americas.

Anonymous abstracts are invited for talks on any topic in
linguistics. Talks will be 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for
discussion. Individuals may submit abstracts for one single and one
co-authored paper. Abstracts should be 500 words or less and can be
submitted by hard copy or email.

For hard copy submissions, please send five copies of your abstract
and a 3x5 card with the following information: 
(1) name; 
(2) affiliation; 
(3) mailing address; 
(4) phone number; 
(5) email address;
(6) title of your paper. 

Send hard copy submissions to:

Workshop on American Indigenous Languages
Department of Linguistics
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Email submissions are encouraged. Include the information from the
3x5 card (above) in the body of the email message with the abstract as
an attachment. Please limit your abstracts to the following formats:
PDF, RTF, or Microsoft Word document. Send email submissions to:
waillinguistics.ucsb.edu

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS: January 15, 2004 Notification of
acceptance will be by email by February 15, 2004.

General Information: Santa Barbara is situated on the Pacific Ocean
near the Santa Ynez mountains. The UCSB campus is located near the
Santa Barbara airport. Participants may also choose to fly into LAX
airport in Los Angeles which is approximately 90 miles south of the
campus. Shuttle buses run between LAX and Santa Barbara. Information
about hotel accommodations will be posted on the web.

For further information contact the conference coordinator at
waillinguistics.ucsb.edu or (805) 893-3776 or check out our website
at http://orgs.sa.ucsb.edu/nailsg/
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Message 2: ICEHL - workshop on letters

Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 05:02:34 -0500 (EST)
From: marina.dossena <marina.dossenaunibg.it>
Subject: ICEHL - workshop on letters

ICEHL - workshop on letters 
Short Title: ICEHL - letters 

Date: 23-Aug-2004 - 29-Aug-2004
Location: Vienna, Austria
Contact: Marina Dossena
Contact Email: marina.dossenaunibg.it 
Meeting URL: http://www.univie.ac.at/Anglistik/icehl13/ 

Linguistic Sub-field: Historical Linguistics 
Subject Language: English 
Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2004 


Meeting Description:

Workshop title:
Diachronic Perspectives on ESP - 
The case of business and official correspondence from ME to LModE

Convenors:
Marina Dossena, University of Bergamo
Susan Fitzmaurice, Northern Arizona University 

Aim of the workshop:
While studies on present-day ESP are certainly numerous, the
historical background of specialized discourses is far less frequently
discussed, albeit with the notable exception of scientific texts. The
aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars whose studies may
shed light on various aspects of business and official correspondence
at various times in the history of the English language, thus
contributing to the outline of the historical roots of present-day
'business English'. As the contributions are likely to share common
themes, methodologies and data, as they may well fit together in terms
of quality and focus, they could be expected to be published in an
independent volume, edited by the convenors, rather than as a section
within the Conference Proceedings. The workshop itself will take place
during the main conference, i.e. not before or after it. This will
make it possible for interested colleagues to partake in the workshops
even if they do not actively contribute. We expect the workshop to
have a maximal duration of two half days, which could accommodate
10-12 presentations, in a format which is compatible with the main
conference programme (half-hour presentations including question
time).

Possible topics include:

* Methodological issues concerning the diachronic study of ESP;
* Issues in pragmatics (the study of politeness markers, applications
of social network theory, the expression of power and solidarity,
evaluation and self-evaluation);
* Uses of modality and other stance features in business and official
correspondence;
* Cases of code-switching and code-mixing;
* Diachronic variation in official, business or diplomatic letters
(e.g. stylistic, lexico-grammatical, situational differences);
* Exploration of register differences within the domain of letters
(how do business, diplomatic or official letters differ from one
another linguistically, functionally, physically?);
* Codification and practice (the prescriptions offered in
letter-writing manuals and the realization of actual texts);
* Cross-genre investigations (links existing among official, business
and legal texts);
* The linguistic expression of cultural specificity (e.g. in texts
originating in Scotland, Wales or Ireland).

Deadline for abstracts:

Prospective participants should contact both convenors simultaneously
and provide a working title. A 500-word abstract should be submitted
at the same time. Please note that the absolute deadline for
submission of workshop abstracts is 15 January 2003. Acceptance will
be notified by 20 February 2004. Because participation in ICEHL is a
precondition for workshop participation, workshop participants need to
register for the conference as well.

Contact addresses for the workshop: 
marina.dossenaunibg.it
susan.fitzmauricenau.edu 
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