LINGUIST List 15.1003

Thu Mar 25 2004

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  1. Sally Rice sally.rice, 7th Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language

Message 1: 7th Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language

Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 09:15:29 -0500 (EST)
From: Sally Rice sally.rice <Sally>
Subject: 7th Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language

7th Conference on Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language
Short Title: CSDL-2004

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Date: 08-Oct-2004 - 10-Oct-2004

Web Site:

Contact Person: Sally Rice
Meeting Email: 

Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 1-May-2004

Meeting Description:


Now in its 10th year as an international conference, CSDL features
papers in the fields of cognitive linguistics, functional linguistics,
discourse, corpus linguistics, and speech & language processing,
especially among scholars exploring the interface between language and


CSDL-2004 has been organized around the theme of empirical and
experimental methods in CSDL-related research.


Larry Barsalou (Psychology, Emory University)
Russ Tomlin (Linguistics, University of Oregon)
Nick Evans (Linguistics & Applied Linguistics, University of Melbourne

There will be 50 general session papers in two parallel sessions as
well as 30 poster presentations in two poster sessions, for a total of
83 presentations.


Please submit 500-word (maximum) abstracts for 25-minute papers or
poster presentations to by 1 May 2004. This
500-word limit includes data. You may include a second sheet for
references. Only electronic submissions will be accepted (please use
PDF format if you must preserve fonts or other images, otherwise MS
Word is the preferred attachment format). The abstracts in your
electronic attachments should include title only as they will be
blind-reviewed. Please include your name, affiliation, title of the
paper, up to 5 key words describing the research, and contact
information including mailing address, phone/fax, and email in the
body of your email message. Because of the prevalence of spam and
viruses hidden in attachments, please put "CSDL-7 abstract" in
the subject line of your email message.

Successful abstracts will seek to address the theme of the conference
(empirical and experimental methods in research on conceptual
structure, discourse, and language) and will feature: (a) a
well-defined research question, (b) clear delineation of the
phenomenon of study, (c) precise methodology, (d) sample data, and (e)
actual or anticipated results. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by
at least three referees. Notification of acceptance will be made by 15
June 2004.

We expect that the proceedings of CSDL-2004 will be published by the
Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI). Both paper
and poster presentations will be eligible for submission. Proceedings
of previous CSDL conferences are currently available through CSLI
Publications (see
for information).


A small number of travel subsidies (worth approximately $150 CAD) are
available by application (see website for details) to graduate student
presenters residing outside of Alberta. Information about crash space
will be available at a later date.


The early registration fee is $70 CAD (approx. $50 US) for
non-students and $10 CAD for students. An additional $30 fee will help
defray costs of the Conference banquet on Saturday night (9 October
2004). After 1 September, the registration fee for non-students will
rise to $100 CAD. The registration fee for students and unemployed
academics is $10 CAD (the cost of the banquet remains $30 CAD).


CSDL-2004 will be held at the University of Alberta Conference Centre
(Lister Hall) at 87th Avenue and 116th Street in Edmonton, Alberta,
Canada. The Centre features a limited number of guest rooms. Other
travel, hotel, and ground transportation to follow.

Department of Linguistics
4-34 Assiniboia Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB
tel: +780-492-3434
fax: +780-492-0806

Please send comments and questions regarding CSDL-2004 to:

Sally Rice, Linguistics, University of Alberta,
John Newman, Linguistics, University of Alberta,
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