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LINGUIST List 16.2341

Sun Aug 07 2005

Calls: General Ling/Germany; General Ling/Australia

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        1.    Yordanka Kavalova, Workshop on Parenthetical Constructions
        2.    Andrea Schalley, Conceptualising Communication - Building Cross-disciplinary Understanding in Human Communication Science

Message 1: Workshop on Parenthetical Constructions
Date: 05-Aug-2005
From: Yordanka Kavalova <ykavalovagmail.com>
Subject: Workshop on Parenthetical Constructions

Full Title: Workshop on Parenthetical Constructions
Short Title: Part of DGfS 28

Date: 22-Feb-2006 - 24-Feb-2006
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Contact Person: Yordanka Kavalova
Meeting Email: ykavalovagmail.com, nicoleling.ucl.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/english-usage/staff/yordanka/projects.htm

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2005

Meeting Description:


Workshop on Parenthetical Constructions (to be held as part of DGfS 28,
Bielefeld, Germany; 22-24 Feb 2006)

Brief description, aims and possible topics

We would like to focus on syntactic strings which are often seen as external to
the canonical structure of the clause in which they are inserted. Because of
their elusive nature, we believe that a study of parentheticals will benefit
immensely from a multi-faceted investigation which aims at bringing together
prosodic, syntactic, semantic and pragmatic approaches in order to achieve a
more comprehensive insight into this language phenomenon.

We invite the submission of abstracts for 20-min paper presentations on any
aspect of parenthetical constructions including, but not limited to:

Syntax : Possible places of interpolation and degrees of integration with the
syntactic structure of the host; theoretical approaches to the syntactic
behaviour of parentheticals and their hosts; similarities and differences
between parentheticals and other non-obligatory syntactic constituents

Prosody : Interaction between the prosodic structure of the parenthetical and
that of the host; prosodic identification and realisation of different types of
parentheticals and their degrees of integration

Semantics and pragmatics: interaction between parenthetical constructions and
categories of information structure; effects on the propositional content of the
host utterance and larger discourse; speaker's preference for employing
parenthetical insertion over other possible realisations.

Submission of abstracts

Abstracts should be no longer than a page (using 2.5cm margins on each side and
12pt font size). The body should include the following information: author's
name(s), affiliation, email address, and title of abstract. References are

All abstracts should be submitted in English or German only.

Please save and send your abstract in PDF format if it contains special fonts,
tables, etc.

Also, please note that if you would like to give a longer presentation, this
could be possible depending on the number and quality of abstracts we receive.
Make sure you indicate in your message whether you'd be interested in extending
your presentation.

Send your submission electronically to both organisers: Dr Nicole Dehé
(nicoleling.ucl.ac.uk) and Mrs Yordanka Kavalova (ykavalovagmail.com).

Workshop website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/english-usage/staff/yordanka/projects.htm

Important dates

Deadline for abstract submission: 1 September 2005
Notification of acceptance: 15 September 2005
Provisional programme: 1 December 2005
DGfS conference: 22-24 February 2006
Message 2: Conceptualising Communication - Building Cross-disciplinary Understanding in Human Communication Science
Date: 05-Aug-2005
From: Andrea Schalley <andrea.schalleyune.edu.au>
Subject: Conceptualising Communication - Building Cross-disciplinary Understanding in Human Communication Science

Full Title: Conceptualising Communication - Building Cross-disciplinary
Understanding in Human Communication Science
Short Title: ConCom05

Date: 08-Dec-2005 - 09-Dec-2005
Location: University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia
Contact Person: Andrea Schalley
Meeting Email: ConCom05une.edu.au
Web Site: http://www.une.edu.au/arts/LangCog/ConCom05/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General
Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Philosophy of Language; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 05-Sep-2005

Meeting Description:

This two-day workshop targets a major barrier to cross-disciplinary research in
the human communication sciences: fundamental differences among disciplines in
their understanding of what communication is. The workshop aims to
* identify concepts of communication operating in a range of disciplines
* explore existing and potential avenues to improving interdisciplinary

Prof. Catherine Best, MARCS Laboratories, University of Western Sydney
Prof. Michael Corballis, Psychology, University of Auckland
Prof. Roger Dean, Sonic Research Group, University of Canberra
Prof. Peter Eklund, Information Systems, University of Wollongong

Proposals are sought for half hour papers addressing the general theme from a
wide range of disciplinary perspectives. The number of papers is limited to
allow plenty of time for group discussion. Some possible topics are listed on
the workshop website at
http://www.une.edu.au/arts/LangCog/ConCom05/description.php . Publication of
workshop proceedings is envisaged as a well-informed cross-disciplinary
introduction to 'communication'.


A number of student scholarships are available to cover travel and accommodation
costs of Australian/New Zealand students who wish to attend: to apply see
http://www.une.edu.au/arts/LangCog/ConCom05/scholarship.php .

Closing date for scholarship applications: 5th Sept. 2005


Thanks to the sponsors, registration for the workshop is free, and
discussion-only participation is welcome. However, registration is essential, as
numbers are limited.


Submissions for half-hour presentations should take the form of a 300-word
abstract. Authors should not self-identify anywhere in the abstract. Please
email your submission to ConCom05une.edu.au, with 'ConCom05 submission' as
subject line. You can either enclose your abstract in the message body (i.e.,
send it as plain text) or attach it as PDF file (which must not contain any
author information). The body of message should in any case commence with the
title of presentation, name and affiliation of author(s), and contact postal
address, email address, and phone number.

Closing date: 5 September 2005


ARC Human Communication Science Network (http://www.hcsnet.edu.au)
UNE's Language and Cognition Research Centre (http://www.une.edu.au/arts/LangCog/)

Note that the workshop integrates in time with several other relevant HCSNet events.


Website: http://www.une.edu.au/arts/LangCog/ConCom05/
Email: ConCom05une.edu.au

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