LINGUIST List 15.2238

Fri Aug 6 2004

Calls: Ling & Literature/Indonesia; Cognitive Science

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  1. celia_jalu, Culture, English Language Teaching, and Literature
  2. vyv, Language, Cognition and Space: The State of the Art and New Directions

Message 1: Culture, English Language Teaching, and Literature

Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 20:06:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: celia_jalu <>
Subject: Culture, English Language Teaching, and Literature

Culture, English Language Teaching, and Literature 
Short Title: CELT 

Date: 13-Jan-2005 - 14-Jan-2005
Location: Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia
Contact: Cecilia Murniati
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Ling & Literature 
Subject Language: English 
Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2004 

Meeting Description:

The Faculty of Letters, Soegijapranata Catholic University of Semarang
- Indonesia, invite experts of linguistics, literature and English
language to present their paper and/or participate in an international
seminar of Culture, English Language Teaching and Literature with the

Theme: ''Representations of Cultural Values in Language and


to incorporate culture into a competency- based English language
to implement cultural values into the teaching of English language in
to find innovative ways to apply the study of linguistics in the
Second and/or Foreign language
to utilize literature to develop the understanding of culture to
promote the discipline of cultural studies in the teaching of language
and literature


Nominated articles can be on but not limited to:

The Development of Competency-based Curriculum 
Cultural Values in the Teaching of English in Indonesia 
New Linguistic Perspectives in ESL/EFL 
Literary Texts and Culture 
Cultural Studies in Language and Literature 


Prospective presenters are invited to submit an abstract of not more
than 200 words to the committee not later than Tuesday Sept 14th, 2004
to The abstract should include brief information
about the title of the paper, author's background and interest in
his/her institution as well as e-mail address & telephone
number. Accepted abstracts based on their relevance to the seminar's
theme, and topics will be announced on Tuesday Oct 15th, 2004.

Complete papers not exceeding 15 pages should be submitted by Saturday
Nov 13th, 2004. Accepted papers will be given the opportunity to
present either in a Plenary, Parallel or Poster session.

Abstracts and papers are to be written in English with a 12-font size,
Times New Roman, double-spaced and word processed in MS Word. The
papers of the seminar will be published in a book form with an ISBN
and made available for the participants on the day of the seminar. It
is understood that along with the papers sent, presenters already give
their permission to be published by the committee.

The committee prefers to receive a soft copy of the document in a .rtf
(rich text format) file as an attachment of an e-mail or 3.5 floppy
diskette. Late submission of the paper results in the cancellation of
the abstract acceptance.

Prof. Dr. C. Bakdi Soemanto, S.U. - Gajah Mada University - Indonesia
- (Comparative Literature expert)

C. Jacob George, MA, MPhil, PhD - Union Christian College - India -
(Canadian-Indian Literature expert)

Harry Aveling, Phd - La Trobe University - Australia - (South East
Asian Studies expert)

Hee Sook Lee-Niinioja, MA - (PhD candidate Oxford Brookes - UK) -
artist, designer, journalist & wife of Finnish Ambassador to

J. David Slocum, BA, MA, PhD - New York University - USA - (American
Studies expert)

Prof. Sandra Lee Mc Kay, BS, M.A., PhD - San Francisco State
University - USA - (Sociolinguistics, TESL, TEFL expert)

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Message 2: Language, Cognition and Space: The State of the Art and New Directions

Date: Fri, 6 Aug 2004 08:31:26 -0400 (EDT)
From: vyv <>
Subject: Language, Cognition and Space: The State of the Art and New Directions

Language, Cognition and Space: The State of the Art and New Directions

Date: 17-Jul-2005 - 22-Jul-2005
Location: Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Contact: Vyv Evans
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Cognitive Science 
Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2004 

This is a session of the following conference: 9th International
Cognitive Linguistics Conference

Meeting Description:

Spatial perception and cognition is fundamental to human abilities to
navigate through space, identify and locate objects, and track
entities in motion. Moreover, research findings in the last couple of
decades reveal that many of the mechanisms humans employ to achieve
this are largely innate, providing abilities to store 'cognitive maps'
for locating themselves and others, locations, directions and
routes. In this humans are like many other species. However, unlike
other species, humans can employ language in order to represent space.
The human linguistic ability combined with the human ability for
spatial representation apparently results in rich, creative and
sometimes surprising extensions of representations for
three-dimensional physical space. Indeed, a range of linguists,
psychologists and cognitive scientists have argued for some time that
spatial representation may form the basis for more abstract thought
and representation. In recent years there has been an expansion of
research into spatial representation, as revealed by language, and
into its role in non-spatial cognition. This panel aims to take stock
of the state of the art in language-and-space research and consider
new directions both for individual and collaborative projects.

First call for papers for a Theme Session at the 9th International
Cognitive Linguistics conference, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea,
17-22 July 2005


Vyv Evans and Paul Chilton

We invite researchers from all disciplines, theoretical or
experimental, who are interested in spatial representation, language
and cognition to submit abstracts of no more than 500 words related,
but not limited to, topics such as the following:

-Linguistic spatial expressions (including spatial markers and particles
such as prepositions, motion expressions, deixis, references frames, etc.);
-The evolution of spatial expressions, and extensions to non-spatial
-Acquisition of spatial expressions;
-Image schemas, including developmental issues in terms of infant spatial
cognition, and their manifestation in language, and their
perceptual/spatial basis -Geometric structure of spatial representation;
-Cross-cultural and cross-linguistic relativity in terms of spatial
representation, and the representation of space in language;
-Whorfian effects related to linguistic variation in spatial expression;
-Spatial cognition in animals and humans.

Abstracts should be sent to Vyv Evans ( or Paul Chilton
( by the end of August at the latest.
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