LINGUIST List 15.1223

Fri Apr 16 2004

Calls: General Ling/USA; Historical Ling/UK

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  1. stygall, World Congress of Applied Linguistics: Section on Rhetoric and Stylistics
  2. D.Nouveau, 18th Meeting of the Language Origins Society

Message 1: World Congress of Applied Linguistics: Section on Rhetoric and Stylistics

Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 17:11:49 -0400 (EDT)
From: stygall <stygallu.washington.edu>
Subject: World Congress of Applied Linguistics: Section on Rhetoric and Stylistics

World Congress of Applied Linguistics: Section on Rhetoric and
Stylistics
Short Title: AILA 2005 

Date: 24-Jul-2005 - 29-Jul-2005
Location: Madison, WI, United States of America
Contact: Gail Stygall
Contact Email: stygallu.washington.edu 
Meeting URL: http://www.aila2005.org 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2004 


Meeting Description:

The 14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics/AILA will hold its
first meeting in the United States, July 24-29, 2005 in Madison, WI.
Section: Rhetoric and Stylistics

Papers and symposium proposals are invited on any topic related to
Rhetoric and/or Stylistics. Particular topics of interest include
Teaching Style (both in the free-standing stylistics classroom or
teaching style in first or second language writing classrooms),
Rhetoric and Style of the Disciplines, and the Rhetoric and/or Style
of Media War Reporting. Complete instructions for submission are
available on the AILA 2005 website. Deadline for submission: June 1,
2004. Proposers will be notified in mid to late July, 2004.
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Message 2: 18th Meeting of the Language Origins Society

Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 08:56:32 -0400 (EDT)
From: D.Nouveau <D.Nouveaulet.kun.nl>
Subject: 18th Meeting of the Language Origins Society

18th Meeting of the Language Origins Society 

Date: 09-Jul-2004 - 10-Jul-2004
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Contact: Tim Crow
Contact Email: timcgwmail.jr2.ox.ac.uk 
Meeting URL: http://oase.uci.kun.nl/~los/meeting.htm 

Linguistic Sub-field: Historical Linguistics ,Philosophy of Language
,Psycholinguistics ,Sociolinguistics ,Typology ,Neurolinguistics
,Cognitive Science ,Anthropological Linguistics ,Genetic
Classification

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2004 


Meeting Description:

A workshop on the evolution and origins of language from a broad
multi-disciplinary perspective. Call for Papers

18th Meeting of the Language Origins Society
Including papers on Language and Psychosis

July 9-10, 2004
In association with the SANE Prince of Wales Centre, University of
Oxford


The 18th Meeting of the Language Origins Society will take place at
the University of Oxford. It is organized by local organizer professor
Tim Crow, in collaboration with the board of LOS.

Invited speakers: 	Jim Hurford (Edinburgh)
			John Marshall (Oxford)

Part of this year's meeting is reserved for a number of invited and
submitted papers on language and psychosis, investigating how the
study of the language disorders accompanying this mental disorder can
further our understanding of the origins and evolution of language.

Psychosis is the term applied to the class of serious mental disorders
characterized by delusions and hallucinations. It is generally taken
to include schizophrenia, as originally described by E. Kraepelin and
E. Beuler at the turn of the nineteenth century, and manic depressive
psychosis. From the time of the original descriptions, it has been
recognized that disorders of language are a component of the
disturbance, and there have been systematic accounts of the nature of
the disturbances (e.g. E. Chaika, Understanding Psychotic Speech:
Beyond Freud and Chomsky. Springfield, Illinois: C.C. Thomas). It is
arguable that some of the core disturbances (e.g. hearing
one´┐ŻEuro(tm)s thoughts spoken aloud or incoherence of speech) are
primary disorders of language.

The paradox of psychosis is that these disorders are common, affecting
at least 1% of all known human populations, and are associated with a
biological disadvantage. They appear to be genetic in origin, but the
predisposing genes apparently are not selected out of the
population. To explain this paradox, it has been suggested that
´┐ŻEurooeschizophrenia is the price that homo sapiens pays for
language´┐ŻEuro (T.J. Crow 2000, Brain Research Reviews 31, 118-129; see
also Berlim et al. 2003, The etiology of schizophrenia and the origin
of language: Overview of a theory. Comprehensive Psychiatry 44, 7-14).

In particular, it is suggested that the origins of language and
psychosis are related and cast light on the speciation of modern homo
sapiens (T.J. Crow (ed.) 2002, The Speciation of Modern Homo
Sapiens. Oxford: Oxford University Press).

It is intended that the Oxford meeting will provide an opportunity to
review current studies on the nature of the disturbance of language in
psychosis and its neural and genetic origins. It is hoped that the
meeting will provide discussions between linguists,
neuropsychiatrists, neuropsychologists and neuroscientists with an
interest in undertanding the nature of the illness and its relevance
to an explanation of the nature and origins of language.

Abstracts

Presentations on all aspects of the origins and evolution of language
(from linguistics and psycholinguistics, psychology and cognitive
neuroscience, paleontology and archeology, biology, laryngology,
neurology, speech and language pathology, anthropology, primatology
and ethology, genetics, artificial intelligence, and philosophy) are
welcome. One-page abstracts should be submitted electronically, as an
attachment, preferably in Word, with "LOS Abstract" in
the subject header of your e-mail message. Abstracts should be sent
to:

Tim Crow, local organizer		or	Marco Haverkort, President LOS
timcgwmail.jr2.ox.ac.uk			m.haverkortlet.kun.nl

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: April 30. Authors will be notified
about acceptance by mid-May. A selection of the papers presented will
be published as a special issue of Cognitive Systems. Journal of the
European Society for the Study of Cognitive Systems (ESSCS).
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