LINGUIST List 15.657

Sat Feb 21 2004

Calls: Anthropological Ling/USA; General Ling/Ireland

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  1. pglange, Small Words with Consequences: The Social Life of Particles (at AAA Meeting)
  2. Robert VanValin, Abstract deadline for RRG 2004

Message 1: Small Words with Consequences: The Social Life of Particles (at AAA Meeting)

Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 16:25:54 -0500 (EST)
From: pglange <>
Subject: Small Words with Consequences: The Social Life of Particles (at AAA Meeting)

Small Words with Consequences: The Social Life of Particles (at AAA

Short Title: AAA

Date: 17-Nov-2004 - 21-Nov-2004
Location: San Francisco, California, United States of America
Contact: Patricia Lange
Contact Email:
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Anthropological Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 05-Mar-2004

Meeting Description:

CFP for a panel on discourse particles to be submitted for review to
the Society of Linguistic Anthropology for presentation at the
American Anthropological Association's annual meeting in November,
2004 in San Francisco, California.

Call for Papers
To be reviewed by: Society for Linguistic Anthropology
American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting
November 17-21 2004
San Francisco Hilton and Towers
San Francisco, California


Organizer: Patricia G. Lange, Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Linguistics,
Stanford University

Abstracts for papers (no longer than 15 minutes, or about 6-7 pages)
are encouraged to be submitted for review for the following panel:

Although many linguists treat particles (such as eh, um, uh, and er)
as grammatically marginal, they are central to the business of
everyday social interaction as one of the junctures at which
linguistic form meets social life. The papers in this panel contend
that particles' uncertain linguistic classification enable multiple
implicatures and serve important social functions that may not be
possible with larger units of speech. The panel will explore how
interlocutors use particles to order their micro-social worlds in ways
that may privilege some and disadvantage others. We will explore a
range of theoretical questions related to linguistic theory and
particles' social use. For instance, how do particles' marginal status
allow them to serve as privileged sites of the production of social
hierarchy? How do such particles become conventionalized words with
commonly-understood social meanings in specific social groups? What
can we learn from cross-cultural comparisons of particles? Do such
particles retain common meanings or take on new implicatures when they
appear across different media, such as in written form or in
computer-mediated interaction? How do contextualized utterances that
contain particles implicate and create social roles and identities
during social interaction? The panel will examine particle use in a
variety of social settings and communities to examine how
interlocutors strategically deploy particles as in-group signals
during interactive identification moments, in which interlocutors
dialogically co-construct identities. The panel will also explore how
interlocutors use such particles to protest assumptions about social
identity that may disadvantage certain individuals.


Abstracts should be submitted by Friday, March 5, 2004. Please
include name, affiliation, abstract, and contact information. All
abstracts should be in plain text and be no longer than 250 words.
E-mail abstracts to Patricia Lange at Please
note that Dr. Lange is the contact person for the papers related to
this proposed panel only. For more information about other activities
at the annual AAA meeting, please see the webpage at:
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Message 2: Abstract deadline for RRG 2004

Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 14:54:18 -0500
From: Robert VanValin <>
Subject: 2004 International Role and Reference Grammar Conference

2004 International Role and Reference Grammar Conference

July 21-25, 2004
Dublin, Ireland
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Linguistic theory and practice: description, implementation and

The lexicon and lexical decomposition in RRG.
The RRG approach to morphology
RRG and neurocognitive models of language processing
Computational approaches to RRG
Celtic Linguistics

Lectures and workshops will be held on July 21-23. The conference
will be July 24-25, 2004.


Introduction to RRG
 Delia Bentley (Univ. of Salford, UK)

Lexical representation and lexical semantics in RRG
 Ricardo Mairal (UNED, Spain)

Workshops and organizers:

Computational implementation of RRG
 Elizabeth Guest (Leeds Metro Univ.) & Rolf Kailuweit (Univ. of

RRG and Neurocognitive models of language processing
 Ina Bornkessel (MPI Cognitive Neuroscience) & Matthias
Schlesewsky (Univ. of Marburg)

RRG and morphological theory
 Daniel Everett (Univ. of Manchester)

Celtic linguistics and RRG
 Cecil Ward (Sabhal Ostaig, Scotland) & Brian Nolan (ITB)
Additional workshops are possible

Conference Guest Speaker:
 Prof. John Saeed (Trinity College, Dublin)

Call for papers:
The deadline for the submission of abstracts of papers and workshops
is March 15, 2004. Abstracts for papers should be no longer than one
page of text, with a second page for data and references. Abstracts
for workshops should be no longer than three pages total. The
language of the conference will be English. Papers will last twenty
minutes, followed by another ten minutes of discussion. Workshops will
last ninety minutes, which includes both presentations and
discussion. The selection of papers for presentation and workshops
will be communicated by April 15, 2004.

The conference/course fee is EURO 220 for registrations with payments
before May 1 2004; after that date it will be EURO 250.

This is an all inclusive fee that includes the following
- All workshops
- All lectures
- Full conference facilities
- Full proceedings
- Lunch on each of the 5 days
- Coffee in AM and PM
- Internet access for email
- Conference dinner (vegetarians and special diets catered for)
- Dublin city cultural events

Grants Policy
A maximum of 6 grants will be given to cover the RRG2004
conference/course fees which include the items noted
above. Applications should be unemployed or PhD research students and
will need to provide written and documented certification of their
status. All applications for grants will be notified about the
organizing committee's decisions by the end of May 2004.

Applications for grants can be sent to:

Dr. Brian Nolan
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
School of Informatics and Engineering
Blanchardstown Road North
Dublin 15

Information about accommodations can be found on the conference

Conference website:

Conference e-mail address:

Head of local organizing committee:
Dr. Brian Nolan
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Conference organizing committee:

Daniel Everett (U Manchester), Rolf Kailuweit (U Heidelberg), Ricardo
Mairal (UNED), Brian Nolan (ITB), Toshio Ohori (U Tokyo), Robert Van
Valin (U Buffalo)
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