LINGUIST List 15.1492

Tue May 11 2004

Calls: Pragmatics/Italy; Computational Ling/USA

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  1. jef.verschueren, 9th International Pragmatics Conference
  2. Andrea Chiba, 3rd International Conference on Development and Learning

Message 1: 9th International Pragmatics Conference

Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 15:15:45 -0400 (EDT)
From: jef.verschueren <>
Subject: 9th International Pragmatics Conference

9th International Pragmatics Conference 

Date: 10-Jul-2005 - 15-Jul-2005
Location: Riva del Garda, Italy
Contact: Ann Verhaert
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Pragmatics 
Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2004 

Meeting Description:

CONFERENCE CHAIR: Marina SBIS� (Univ. of Trieste; )

LOCAL SITE COMMITTEE: The other members of the Local Site Committee
are: Claudia BIANCHI (Univ. of Genova); Paolo BOUQUET (Univ. of
Trento); Claudia CAFFI (Univ. of Genova); Alessandra FASULO (Univ. of
Roma 'La Sapienza'; Roberta FERRARIO (Univ. of Milano);
Franca ORLETTI (Univ. of Roma Tre); Luigi PERISSINOTTO (Univ. C�
Foscari of Venezia); Fabio PIANESI (Istituto per la Ricerca
Scientifica e Tecnologica, Trento); Oliviero STOCK (Istituto per la
Ricerca Scientifica e Tecnologica, Trento); Stefano ZANOBINI (Univ. of

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE COMMITTEE: In addition to the members of the
Local Site Committee, the International Conference Committee includes:
Karin AIJMER (Univ. of G�teborg); Jens ALLWOOD (Univ. of G�teborg);
Charles ANTAKI (Loughborough Univ.); Walter DE MULDER (Univ. of
Antwerp; IPrA Editor); Helmut GRUBER (Univ. of Vienna; IPrA Editor);
John GUMPERZ (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara; IPrA President
1986-1990); Monica HELLER (Univ. of Toronto); Andreas JUCKER (Justus
Liebig Univ. Giessen; IPrA Treasurer); Sophia MARMARIDOU (Univ. of
Athens; IPrA Editor); Bonnie McELHINNY (Univ. of Toronto); Jacob MEY
(Odense Univ.); Jan-Ola �STMAN (Univ. of Helsinki); Ben RAMPTON
(King's College London); Anna-Brita STENSTR�M (Univ. of Bergen);
Elizabeth TRAUGOTT (Stanford Univ.); Jef VERSCHUEREN (Univ. of
Antwerp; IPrA Secretary General); Yorick WILKS (Univ. of Sheffield);
John WILSON (Univ. of Ulster at Jordanstown).

THEMES: As always, the conference will be open to all themes relevant
to the pragmatics of language in its widest sense as an
interdisciplinary cognitive, social, and cultural perspective. In
addition, there is a special theme.

SPECIAL THEME: Pragmatics and Philosophy 

It is both interesting and scientifically productive for pragmatics to
revisit and discuss its philosophical starting points and enduring
presuppositions, as well as its philosophical implications. Various
philosophical problems may benefit from being discussed in a pragmatic
perspective, and philosophy itself as a discourse genre is liable to
be analyzed by a pragmatic approach. The range of themes meant to be
covered by the special topic ''Pragmatics and Philosophy'' therefore
includes at least:

+++philosophical heritages of pragmatics: Austin, Grice, Searle,
Wittgenstein, Carnap, pragmatism, phenomenology;

+++philosophical frameworks for pragmatics: speech act theory,
neo-Gricean and post-Gricean frameworks, theories of meaning as use,
theories of context, pragmatics and hermeneutics, pragmatics and
cultural studies;

+++overlaps between pragmatics and philosophy: the
semantics/pragmatics interface, indexicals, presupposition,
implicature, speech acts, propositional attitudes, context logics,
contextualist epistemology, intentionality and subjectivity, agency,
emotions, rhetoric, personal or collective identities;

+++pragmatics of the philosophical discourse genre: analysis of
philosophical discourse, pragmatic approaches to argumentation and
dialogue, pragmatics and the teaching of philosophy.

Two types of paper proposals are invited: 

1. For single-paper presentations to be included in regular lecture
sessions (20-minute presentations followed by 5 minutes for discussion
and allowing 5 minutes for switching between sessions).

2. For panels or multi-paper sessions. Panels take the form of a
series of closely related lectures on a specific topic. They may
consist of one, two or three units of 120 minutes. Within each panel
unit an average of four 20-minute presentations are given
consecutively; the rest of the period may be taken up by an
introduction, open discussion, comments by a discussant or
discussants, or any combination of these. Panels are composed of
contributions invited by panel organizers, combined with individually
submitted papers when judged appropriate by the Conference Committee
in consultation with the panel organizers. Typically, written versions
or extensive outlines of all panel contributions should be available
to the other contributors before the conference in order to facilitate
discussion. Note that in addition to a panel abstract (to be
submitted by the panel organizers), abstracts for all panel
contributions, even when invited directly by panel organizers, have to
be sent in individually (following the single-paper presentations
option) and will be reviewed individually and anonymously.

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Message 2: 3rd International Conference on Development and Learning

Date: Tue, 4 May 2004 10:16:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: Andrea Chiba <>
Subject: 3rd International Conference on Development and Learning

There will be absolutely no further extensions.


The Salk Institute
October 20-22, 2004
San Diego, California
A Satellite Conference preceding
The Annual Society for Neuroscience Conference

The goal of the conference is to bring together leading researchers in 
neuroscience, machine learning, robotics, and developmental psychology, in 
order to gain new insights about learning and development in natural 
organisms and robots. The scope of developmental processes to be 
considered is broad, including cognitive, social, emotional, and many 
other skills exhibited by humans, and animals. The theme of the conference 
this year will be "Developing Social Brains", but other topics related to 
development and learning are welcome.

The extended submission deadline is May 21, 2004. Papers for the meeting 
can be submitted ONLY through the conference's web site at: Papers can be submitted either as a 200 word summary 
or as a full paper (max 8 typeset pages).
IMPORTANT: There will be NO further submission deadline extensions. 

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit an extended version 
of their paper for publication in a special issue of the Neurocomputing 
Journal, on Development, Learning, and the Social Brain, published by 
Elsevier Science B.V.

INVITED TALKS (Not yet confirmed)
John Allman 
Dana Ballard 
Rodney Brooks
Eric Courchesne 
Peter Dayan
Jeff Elman
William Greenough
James L. McClelland
Pietro Perona
Terrence Sejnowski
Joan Stiles
John Watson

All submitted papers will be reviewed by the program committee. Papers 
will be judged and accepted for the meeting based on the clarity with 
which the work is described and the relevance to the goals of the 
conference. All accepted papers not selected for oral talks as well as 
papers explicitly submitted as poster presentations will be included in 
one of three evening poster sessions. Authors will be notified of the 
presentation format of their papers by the beginning of August.

General Chair: Javier R. Movellan:
Co-Chairs: Andrea Chiba, Gedeon Deak, Jochen Triesch.
Program Chair: Jochen Triesch and Tony Jebara.
Program Co-Chairs: Marian Stewart-Bartlett, Gwen Ford Littlewort.
Publications Chair: Gedeon Deak.

Jeff Elman
Pat Langley
James L. McClelland
Sandy Pentland
Terrence Sejnowski
Mriganka Sur
Esther Thelen
Juyang Weng

Minoru Asada
Dana Ballard
Luis Baumela 
Simon Baron-Cohen
Mark Baxter
Jeff Cohn
Kerstin Dautenhahn 
Kenji Doya
Martha Farah 
Teresa Farroni
Masahiro Fujita
Ann Graybiel
William Greenough
Michael Hasselmo
Shoji Itakura
Hiroshi Ishiguro
Robert Jacobs
David Kleinfeld
Mark Konishi
Denis Mareshal 
Risto Miikulainen
Douglas Nitz
Roz Picard 
Steven Quartz 
Rajesh Rao
Matthew Schlesinger
Gregor Schoener
Geoffrey Schoenbaum
Linda Smith
Olaf Sporns
Luc Steels
Valerie Stone
Manuela Veloso
Paul Verschure 
Christoph von der Malsburg 
Hiroyuki Yano

Register online at
Student Registration is: $150
Non-student Registration is: $290
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