LINGUIST List 16.2548|
Sat Sep 03 2005
Calls: Phonetics/Phonology/USA; General Ling/Australia
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11th Mid-Continental Workshop on Phonology
Conceptualising Communication - Building Cross-disciplinary Understanding in Human Communication Science
Message 1: 11th Mid-Continental Workshop on Phonology
From: Michael Marlo <mmarloumich.edu>
Subject: 11th Mid-Continental Workshop on Phonology
Full Title: 11th Mid-Continental Workshop on Phonology
Short Title: MCWOP 11
Date: 04-Nov-2005 - 06-Nov-2005
Location: Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Contact Person: San Duanmu
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ling.lsa.umich.edu/mcwop/
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology
Call Deadline: 10-Sep-2005
This workshop is intended to be an informal gathering of researchers working in any area of phonology/phonetics. This year we are planning to host a special session on “the phonetics and phonology of tone.” Students and faculty are both welcome to present; the forum is especially suitable for graduate students presenting work in progress.
The Eleventh Annual Mid-Continental Workshop on Phonology
Call For Papers
MCWOP 11: Ann Arbor, MI
November 4-6, 2005
PURPOSE: This workshop is intended to be an informal gathering of researchers working in any area of phonology/phonetics. This year we are planning to host a special session on ''the phonetics and phonology of tone.'' Students and faculty are both welcome to present; the forum is especially suitable for graduate students presenting work in progress.
FORMAT: 20 minute oral presentations with 10 minutes for questions. If there is sufficient interest, a poster session will be organized.
Abstracts of 200-400 words (excluding references, data tables, etc.) in PDF, TXT, RTF, and Word formats will be accepted.
At the top of the abstract, please put:
Presentation preference (poster only, paper only, paper or poster)
Session preference (special session, regular session)
Abstracts and any questions should be e-mailed to: mcwop11umich.edu
All abstracts must be submitted electronically.
DEADLINE: Abstracts must be received by September 10, 2005.
Message 2: Conceptualising Communication - Building Cross-disciplinary Understanding in Human Communication Science
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: Armidale, NSW, Australia
Contact Person: Andrea Schalley
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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
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 collaboration.
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
REMINDER: CALL FOR PAPERS FOR CONCOM05
Dates: Dec 8th-9th, 2005
Your attention is drawn to the workshop
- Plenary speakers -
Prof. Cathi BesT
Prof. Michael Corballis
Prof. Roger Dean
Prof. Peter Eklund
- Registration -
Registration is free, but you need to register (cf. http://www.une.edu.au/arts/LangCog/ConCom05/).
- Student travel bursaries - are available.
- Submission -
Abstracts are due 5th September, 2005. Late abstracts are OK but please let workshop organisers know your intention to submit: email
< ConCom05une.edu.au >
All information: http://www.une.edu.au/arts/LangCog/ConCom05/
- Key Goal -
The co-host, the Human Communication Science Network (HCSNet), is a new Federally-funded network aiming to promote interdisciplinary research on Human Communication Science. The key goal of this workshop is to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration through discussion of foundation concepts.
- Key question: What is 'Human Communication'? -
Last century, explicit conceptualisation of communication as transfer of information, and of information as reduction of uncertainty, generated a huge leap forward in theory and technology. Yet there have been criticisms of this way of understanding communication (eg. Reddy's 'Conduit Metaphor'). With the proliferation of communication sciences, reflected in the formation of HCSNet, are we ready for a new conceptualization of communication?
Our tacit, background conceptualization gives us the metaphors that drive our research (search the Wikipedia on 'metaphor, science'). Do the disciplines that study communication all have - or need - similar concepts of communication? How easy is it for these disciplines to communicate?
This foundation-laying workshop on Conceptualising Communication is an opportunity for analysis, collation and discussion of theory among researchers from a range of discipline backgrounds, about what 'human communication' is, and how different disciplines can work together on it.
- Papers are sought on TOPICS such as the following -
- Descriptive: what does 'human communication' mean to your discipline? e.g.
- What sort of events count as communication in your discipline?
- Do these events involve information? In what sense?
- Do they require a sender and a receiver? Or only one?
- Must the sender and receiver both be human? Both animate? Both computational?
- Are all these terms literal definitions? Or metaphors? Does it matter?
- How uniform is your discipline in its answers to these questions?
- What effect do differences in conceptualizations of 'communication' have on integration of work and findings between branches of your discipline, or between your discipline and others?
- Are we free to pick and choose our concept of communication - or is there a fact of the matter that must be respected?
-Related relevant issues.
- Joint Hosts -
- Australian Research Council Network in Human Communication Science (HCSNet), http://www.hcsnet.edu.au
- Language and Cognition Research Centre (LCRC) of the University of New England, Australia, University of New England http://www.une.edu.au/arts/LangCog/
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