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Mon Jul 11 2005

Confs: Ling Theories/São José do Rio Preto, Brazil

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        1.    Gerry Wanders, 12th International Conference on Functional Grammar


Message 1: 12th International Conference on Functional Grammar
Date: 08-Jul-2005
From: Gerry Wanders <fg-fgwuva.nl>
Subject: 12th International Conference on Functional Grammar



12th International Conference on Functional Grammar
Short Title: ICFG12


Date: 19-Jul-2006 - 22-Jul-2006
Location: São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
Contact: Gerry Wanders
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://functionalgrammar.com

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

Meeting Description:

12th International Conference on Functional Grammar, 19-22 July 2005, Brazil

First Announcement:

12th International Conference on Functional Grammar
Universidade Estadual Paulista, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
19-22 July 2006

preceded by:

3rd International Postgraduate Course on Functional Grammar
Universidade estadual Paulista, São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
17-19 July 2006

Background:

Since 1984, there has been a highly successful biennial series of International Conferences on Functional Grammar (ICFG). The first eleven conferences took place in

ICFG1 Amsterdam - UvA, 1984
ICFG2 Antwerp, 1986
ICFG3 Amsterdam - VU, 1988
ICFG4 Copenhagen, 1990
ICFG5 Antwerp, 1992
ICFG6 York, 1994
ICFG7 Córdoba, 1996
ICFG8 Amsterdam - VU, 1998
ICFG9 Madrid - UNED, 2000
ICFG10 Amsterdam - UvA, 2002
ICFG11 Gijón - 2004

The aim of ICFG is to further elaborate the model of Functional Grammar (FG) that was originally proposed by the late Simon Dik. A full treatment of FG may be found in: Dik, Simon C. 1997, The Theory of Functional Grammar. 2 Vols. Ed. by Kees Hengeveld. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. The most recent version of FG is called Functional Discourse Grammar. A sketch of this model may be found in: Hengeveld, Kees & J. Lachlan Mackenzie, 'Functional Discourse Grammar', In: Keith Brown (ed), Encyclopedia of Language and Lingistics, 2nd Edition. Oxford: Elsevier, downloadable from www.functionalgrammar.com à Publications à FDG

The venue:

ICFG12 will be hosted by the Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), São José do Rio Preto, Brazil. São José do Rio Preto is a 350,000 inhabitant city, located 450km from the city of São Paulo. Information about travel arrangements and accommodation in São José do Rio Preto will be provided in the second circular.

The Conference Programme:

Although the conference programme will host all possible topics related to the further elaboration of F(D)G, one topic will be given special attention at the conference: the conference will start on Wednesday afternoon 19 July with a special workshop on Complex structures in Grammar and Discourse.
The length of the papers will be 30 minutes followed by another 10 minutes of discussion. The language of the conference will be English.
Apart from the workshop and general sessions, there will be ample room for poster presentations.

Abstracts:

Given the role the quality of the abstract plays in the selection procedure, it should contain at least the following items: a clearly defined and well-motivated research question; the crucial examples illustrating the relevance of the research question; and the main conclusions the paper arrives at. Abstracts should have a length of approximately 1000 words, i.e. roughly 3 pages, and should not contain the name of the author. References to the literature cited should be given. References containing the name of the author may also be given but will be suppressed before the abstract is sent to the programme committee. Please indicate in the accompanying message whether you want to present a paper or a poster.
The deadline for the submission of abstracts of papers and posters is 15 December 2005. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to the international secretary of the FGF at fg-fgwuva.nl

Pre-Conference Course:

In view of the success of the pre-conference courses in 2002 and 2004, an intensive course on Functional (Discourse) Grammar will be organized in the days preceding the conference to enable linguists unfamiliar with the theory to prepare for the conference. The course will be organized with participants at PhD level in mind. The course preceding ICFG12 will focus on the Functional Discourse Grammar model and will also prepare the students for the special conference theme.
Please inform your PhD students and colleagues unfamiliar with Functional (Discourse) Grammar of this possibility of getting acquainted with the theory and its applications. Further details about registration will be provided in the second circular and on our website www.functionalgrammar.com

General:

All information concerning ICFG12 and IPCFG3 will be made available at www.functionalgrammar.com.




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