LINGUIST List 15.2406

Sun Aug 29 2004

Calls: Pragmatics; General Ling/USA

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  1. f.yus, Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (RAEI)
  2. s.sridhar, South Asian Languages Analysis 24

Message 1: Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (RAEI)

Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2004 17:37:34 -0400 (EDT)
From: f.yus <>
Subject: Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (RAEI)

Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses	(RAEI)

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2005


After the 1998 Special Issue on relevance theory, and the 2001 Special
Issue on pragmatics and translation, RAEI is currently preparing a
Special Issue on pragmatics and media discourse(s). We would like to
invite any contributors who are doing research on this field to
participate in this volume which will appear in November 2005. Papers
dealing with any contribution that pragmatics can make to the analysis
of media discourses will be welcome, either theoretical of practical

Any area of pragmatics is welcome (relevance theory, discourse
analysis, critical discourse analysis, conversation analysis,
politeness theory, speech act theory, interactional sociolinguistics,
nonverbal communication, etc.) and they can be applied to a wide range
of media discourses (the press, TV discourse, film discourse, Internet
discourse, advertising, cartoons, comics, radio discourse,
etc.). However, since our Journal deals with English Studies, the
object of analysis has to be in English (e.g. analyses of newspaper
articles in English, of advertising in English, of Internet discourses
in English, etc.).

We think that this area of pragmatic research is underdeveloped and
that a special volume like this one will no doubt contribute to a
better understanding of how pragmatics can be applied to these media

More information at the following Internet address:
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Message 2: South Asian Languages Analysis 24

Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2004 10:17:41 -0400 (EDT)
From: s.sridhar <>
Subject: South Asian Languages Analysis 24

South Asian Languages Analysis 24
Short Title: SALA 24

Date: 19-Nov-2004 - 21-Nov-2004
Location: Stony Brook, New York, United States of America
Contact: Shikaripur SRIDHAR
Contact Email:
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 

Subject Language Family: Austro-Asiatic, Indo-Aryan, Munda,
Tibeto-Burman, Dravidian

Call Deadline: 01-Oct-2004

Meeting Description:

The 24th Annual Conference of South Asian Languages Analysis (SALA)
will be held 19 - 21 November, 2004 at the State University of New
York, Stony Brook. SALA 24 will be organized by the Center for India
Studies, in collaboration with the Linguistics Department and the
Department of Asian and Asian American Studies. Abstract Deadline:
October 1, 2004. Contact OR

(SALA) 24

State University of New York, Stony Brook
November 19 - 21, 2004

Conference Website:

Email inquiries:

The Organizers welcome papers on all aspects of theoretical and
applied linguistics in relation to South Asian languages. SALA 24
especially welcomes papers and symposia that address the following
special themes:

- Use of South Asian Languages in Commerce, Media, and the Internet
- Endangered South Asian Languages: Role of the State and Society 
- Language, Religion, and Identity in South Asia
- Language and Inequality: The Language of Dalit and Feminist
- Evolving Standards in South Asian Languages 
- Theoretical and Applied Linguistic Traditions in South Asia and
Contemporary Linguistics
- Multilingualism, Language Mixing, and Convergence in South Asia
- Linguistic Pluralism and Creativity in South Asian Literatures 
- Diasporic Creativity in South Asian Languages
- Teaching South Asian Languages as Heritage Languages
- Language in Education in South Asia -- Regional and National 
- Indian English as a Contact Language
- Conflicts and Courtships between English and South Asian Languages
- Constructs of Critical Linguistics in South Asian Context
- Kannada and Dravidian Linguistics
- Language Technology and South Asian Languages
- Psycholinguistics and the Processing of South Asian Languages


Abstract for presentation should be no longer than 250 words. At the
top of the abstract, put the title, but do not put your name. Your
name should only be on a cover message, which should include:
- name(s) of the author(s),
- affiliation,
- contact address, telephone, fax numbers, and email address
- title of the paper
Send your abstract as an e-mail attachment to Professor S.N. Sridhar
at The deadline for submission of abstracts
is October 1, 2004. Authors will be notified whether their paper has
been accepted or not shortly after the abstracts have been received.

For abstract publication purposes, please follow these guidelines:
your text should be in Word format, Times New Roman font (size 12pt),
single-spaced and have 1 inch margins on all sides.

Special fonts: If your abstract uses any special fonts, please send
(alongside Word document,) a PDF file, or a paper copy to the address
shown below (same deadline), as special fonts may not transmit
accurately. Indicate at the bottom of your e-mail if a hardcopy has
been mailed. You may choose to send your special fonts file via
attachment, or by diskette/CD.

A detailed announcement, giving details of the Keynote Speaker,
Invited Speakers, Organizers of Special Sessions, as well as
Registration, Hotels, and Travel Guidelines will be posted on the

For further details, please visit: Or

Professor S.N. Sridhar, Chair, Department of Asian and Asian American
Stony Brook University. N 507, SBS Building, Stony Brook, NY
Phone: 631-632-4041 OR 631-632-7690 Fax: 631-632-4098


Professor Kamal K. Sridhar, Director, Center for India Studies
Stony Brook University, East 5350, Melville Library, Stony Brook, NY
Phone: 631-632-1730 OR 631-632-9742 Fax: 631-632-9731
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