LINGUIST List 15.520

Mon Feb 9 2004

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  2. martine.coene, On the expression of Time and Space

Message 1: Modern Language Association Conference

Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2004 19:41:35 -0500 (EST)
From: jab63 <jab63psu.edu>
Subject: Modern Language Association Conference

Modern Language Association Conference 
Short Title: MLA 

Date: 27-Dec-2004 - 30-Dec-2004
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States of America
Contact: Donald Hardy
Contact Email: Don.HardyColostate.edu 
Meeting URL: http://www.mla.org/convention 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 20-Feb-2004 

Meeting Description:

CFP for Computer Studies in Language and Literature Discussion Group
of MLA

Title: Computing/Theorizing/Communicating

Papers are invited that explore impacts of computing tools (databases,
text analysis software, multimedia, etc.) on theorizing research,
teaching, and communication between language and literature
researchers, students, and the wider community.

Abstracts by 1 Mar 2004; Donald E. Hardy (Don.HardyColostate.edu)
English, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523

The Executive Committee of the Division for Applied Linguistics in the
MLA invites abstracts for our three sessions at the Philadelphia
convention in Dec. 2004:

1. Research on Internet-Mediated Foreign Language Study

The division invites original research reports on Internet-mediated
foreign language study. The research may represent diverse theoretical
approaches including (but not limited to) interactional
sociolinguistics, systemic functional linguistics, interactionist SLA,
sociocultural theory, and communication theory.

2. Research on Study Abroad

The division invites original research reports on any aspect of study
abroad in any foreign language. We encourage research reports from
diverse theoretical perspectives.

3. Policy Perspectives on Post-Secondary Foreign Language Requirements

The division invites research reports and position papers on how
institutional educational priorities (e.g., internationalization of
the curriculum) and budgetary constraints (e.g., increasing class
sizes, staffing patterns) affect perspectives and policies on the
foreign language requirement.

Please send abstracts of 400 words or less to Julie A. Belz
(jab63psu.edu) by February 20, 2004.
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Message 2: On the expression of Time and Space

Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 05:21:59 -0500 (EST)
From: martine.coene <martine.coeneua.ac.be>
Subject: On the expression of Time and Space

On the Expression of Time and Space 

Date: 23-Sep-2004 - 25-Sep-2004
Location: Antwerp, Belgium
Contact: Martine Coene
Contact Email: timespaceua.ac.be 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2004 

Meeting Description:

Conference topics (list not exhaustive):
1. The relationship between Tense, Mode and Aspect. One or several
distinct notions?
2. Syntax, semantics and pragmatics of Concordantia
temporum. Comparison between languages.
3. Historical raising of the forms. Evolution in the uses.
4. Parallels between the expression of time and the expression of
space.
5. The interaction between verbal and nominal quantification The
Research unit on Comparative Romance Linguistics of the Antwerp
university will organize an international meeting on the above
mentionned topic on Sept. 23-25, 2004

Keynote speakers:

Ileana Comorovski 
Giuliana Giusti
Alexandru Grosu
Jacqueline Guéron
Fabio Pianesi
Carmen Sorin
 
Thanks to the financial support of the Flemish Community (BIL
scientific cooperation project 01/33), we have been able to invite
some Romanian outstanding linguists working on the expression of Time
and Space in Romania and abroad:

Larisa Avram
Alexandra Cornilescu
Alexandra Cunif
Maria Iliescu
Maria M. Manoliu
Andra Vasilescu
Sanda Reinheimer
 
Since Reichenbach's (1947) influential study on the linguistic
encoding of temporal relations, much attention has been paid to the
way in which tense is expressed in natural languages. This has
resulted in studies investigating temporal relations, mainly concerned
with comparative aspects of tenses, such as the opposition between
perfective and imperfective tenses. More recently, efforts have been
made to address temporal relations not only with regard to their
interpretative aspect, but also with respect to their syntactic
encodings. In addition, current research aims at studying the more
fundamental connection between nouns and verbs, in particular with
respect to the expression of time and space: the way in which the
interpretation of tense is determined by the morphological expression
of quantification on the subject, cross-linguistic variation
w.r.t. the interaction between nominal and temporal quantification,
etc.

We welcome 30 min. presentations on issues related either to the
general topic of the conference, or the special workshop on
Romanian. You might consider one of the following topics (the list is
not exhaustive):

1. The relationship between Tense, Mode and Aspect. One or several
distinct notions?
2. Syntax, semantics and pragmatics of Concordantia
temporum. Comparison between languages.
3. Historical raising of the forms. Evolution in the uses.
4. Parallels between the expression of time and the expression of
space.
5. The interaction between verbal and nominal quantification

Presentations will be 20 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for discussion.
There will also be poster presentations.

Conference languages are English and French.

SUBMISSIONS: 
Please submit an anonymous one-page abstract, spaced in 1.5 lines and
in 10-pt Times font (excl.references) as an attachment (Word or RTF)
via e-mail to timespaceua.ac.be. The body of the e-mail should
include the title, name, academic affiliation, address, phone and fax
number, e-mail and audiovisual requests. Indicate whether you want
your abstract to be considered for as an oral (the general session or
the special workshop on Romanian tense and aspect) or poster
presentation. You may submit up to two abstracts, one individual and
one joined.

!!! Important note If their paper has been selected, researchers from
Romania may apply for (partial) funding of their travel costs and
stay.
 
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: April 15, 2004
Notification of acceptance: May 24, 2004

YOU CAN CONTACT THE ORGANIZERS AT: 
timespaceua.ac.be, 0032-3-820.2821/24 

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: 
Martine Coene
Yves D'Hulst
Marc Dominicy
Beatrice Lamiroy
Liliane Tasmowski
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