LINGUIST List 15.1102

Mon Apr 5 2004

Calls: Historical Ling; Lang & Cognition/Australia

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  1. michaelis, Creole Language Structure Between Substrates and Superstrates
  2. andrea.schalley, International Language and Cognition Conference

Message 1: Creole Language Structure Between Substrates and Superstrates

Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2004 06:12:50 -0400 (EDT)
From: michaelis <michaeliseva.mpg.de>
Subject: Creole Language Structure Between Substrates and Superstrates

Creole Language Structure Between Substrates and Superstrates 

Date: 03-Jun-2005 - 05-Jun-2005
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact: Susanne Michaelis
Contact Email: michaeliseva.mpg.de 
Meeting URL: http://email.eva.mpg.de/~michaels/Creole2005.html 

Linguistic Sub-field: Historical Linguistics 
Subject Language Family: Creole 
Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2004 


Meeting Description:

This conference will assess the relative importance of substrate
vs. superstrate vs. second-language-universals influence in the
creation of a creole language. Particularly relevant are contributions
that compare entire (sub)systems of creoles with their substrate(s)
and superstrate(s), so that the nature and degree of the language
mixture can be approached in a more systematic way.

Call for Abstracts:
Creole language structure between substrates and superstrates
Leipzig (Germany), 3-5 June 2005

Invited speakers:

Philip Baker (University of Westminster/Sri Lanka)
Claire Lefebvre (Université du Québec à Montréal)
Ingo Plag (University of Siegen)

Papers presented at this conference will assess the relative
importance of substrate vs. superstrate vs. second-language-universals
influence in the creation of a creole language. Particularly relevant
would be contributions that compare entire (sub)systems of creoles
with their substrate(s) and superstrate(s), so that the nature and
degree of the language mixture can be approached in a more systematic
way.

One goal of the conference will be to situate creole languages within
a typology of contact-induced language change. Therefore not only
creoles, but also pidgins and other contact languages can be
discussed.

Papers are welcome which present data and analyses from all areas of
language structure: lexical semantics, phonology, morphology, syntax
and discourse. Any theoretical framework is welcome, as long as the
paper also makes an empirical contribution.


Local organizer:

Susanne Michaelis (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
michaeliseva.mpg.de

Further members of the Abstract-reading Committee:

Ingrid Neumann-Holzschuh (Universitaet Regensburg)
Marlyse Baptista (University of Georgia, Athens)
Jacques Arends (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
John McWhorter (UC Berkeley/ Manhattan Institute)
Sibylle Kriegel (Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence)

Send your one-page abstract to Susanne Michaelis at the address below,
either by email or as a hard copy, to arrive no later than November
15th, 2004.The abstract itself should contain no identification of the
author. A separate sheet or the cover e-mail should contain the title
of the abstract, the name(s) of the author(s), and one mailing
address, with telephone, fax, and email address as available:

Susanne Michaelis
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig/Germany
michaeliseva.mpg.de
Fax +49-341-3550-333

The time allotted for presentation and discussion is 35 minutes.
English and French are the preferred languages at the conference.

Notification of acceptance is by January 15th, 2005.

URL: http://email.eva.mpg.de/~michaels/Creole2005.html
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Message 2: International Language and Cognition Conference

Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2004 18:39:05 -0400 (EDT)
From: andrea.schalley <andrea.schalleyune.edu.au>
Subject: International Language and Cognition Conference

International Language and Cognition Conference 
Short Title: ILCC 2004 

Date: 10-Sep-2004 - 12-Sep-2004
Location: Coffs Harbour, NSW, Australia
Contact: Andrea Schalley
Contact Email: ilccune.edu.au 
Meeting URL: http://www.ilcc.une.edu.au 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics ,General Linguistics
,Philosophy of Language ,Psycholinguistics ,Neurolinguistics
,Cognitive Science ,Anthropological Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-May-2004 

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

Meeting Description:

The interdisciplinary conference aims at bringing together researchers
from the fields of linguistics, philosophy, psychology,
palaeoanthropology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence and related
areas who work on the interface of language and cognition. We are
particularly interested in the three themes categorisation,
characterisation of mental states, and the development of language and
cognition. Although submissions (including poster submissions) in a
broad range of issues in Language & Cognition research are welcomed,
we are particularly interested in the three themes as follows:

1) Categorisation

Does the human mind work on the basis of categories? And if so, what
are they?
What do mental representations look like?
Does categorisation work in the same way across the domains of human
language and behaviour?
Do categories constrain linguistic variability, and if so how?
Do ontologies have categories as one of their primary components?
How do we acquire or construct categories?
To what extent are categories natural? Do they have a basis in
physics, perception, neuro-physiology, or human social organisation?
Can humans be distinguished from primates and artificial life forms in
terms of categorisation?

2) Characterisation of Mental States

How are mental or cognitive states to be characterised?
How much cross-linguistic variability is there in the encoding of
mental states?
To what extent do mental state predicates reflect neuro-physiological
and psychological evidence?
What is the relationship between propositional attitudes in philosophy
and mental state predicates in natural languages?
Are there any universal mental states?
Are mental states to be attributed to advanced, self-learning
artificial systems?

3) Development

Could one say that cognitive structure has developmental priority over
language or vice versa?
In what way are thinking and speaking related in speech planning and
production?
Is language acquisition accompanied by a corresponding cognitive
development? Or, is appropriate cognitive development a pre-condition
for language acquisition?
What parameters play a role in the development of language and
cognition?
Does ontogeny recapitulate phylogenesis?
Is there a nativism in respect of either cognitive or language
development?
What can studies of primates and other non-humans tell us about
cognition?


**** Invited speakers ****

Stephen Crain, University of Maryland, United States
Pete Mandik, William Paterson University, United States
Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Roger Wales, La Trobe University, Australia
Anna Wierzbicka, Australian National University, Australia


**** Submissions ****

We invite submissions, particularly on the conference themes, for
25-minute presentations and for a poster session. Anyone may submit at
most one contribution as a single author and another one as a
co-author. Submissions must be anonymous.

Please submit an abstract and a summary of your paper or poster. The
abstract should not exceed 200 words. The summary should not comprise
more than 2 pages (including references, diagrams, and examples) with
2,5cm margins on all four sides, and it should be written in 12pt font
(only pdf, ps, rtf, and txt files are accepted).

Please submit electronically at
http://www.ilcc.une.edu.au/submissions.php .

DEADLINE: 1 MAY 2004


**** Important dates ****

01 May 			Deadline for Submissions (Papers & Posters)
15 June			Notification of Acceptance
 			Program Announcement
01 July			Early Bird Registration Deadline
01 August		Regular Registration Deadline
10-12 September 	CONFERENCE	


**** Program Committee ****

Andrea Schalley (Chair), University of New England
Patric Bach, Max-Planck-Institute Munich
Brett Baker, University of New England
John Bateman, University of Bremen
Arcady Blinov, University of New England
Selmer Bringsjord, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy
Denis Burnham, University of Western Sydney
Brian Byrne, University of New England
Michael Corballis, University of Auckland
Linda Cupples, Macquarie University
Robert Dale, Macquarie University
Helen Fraser, University of New England
Cliff Goddard, University of New England
Drew Khlentzos, University of New England
Alistair Knott, University of Otago
Manfred Krifka, Humboldt University
Bill Noble, University of New England
Jon Opie, University of Adelaide
Graham Oppy, Monash University
Cecile Paris, CSIRO ICT Centre
Jane Simpson, University of Sydney
Peter Slezak, University of New South Wales
Lesley Stirling, University of Melbourne
John Sutton, Macquarie University
Janet Wiles, University of Queensland


**** Organizer ****

The conference is organised by the Language and Cognition Research
Cluster (cf. http://www.une.edu.au/arts/LangCog/ ) of the University
of New England, Australia. 
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