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LINGUIST List 16.3617

Mon Dec 19 2005

Calls: Discourse Analysis/Denmark;Typology/UK

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        1.    Bente Vestergaard, Rhetoric in Society
        2.    Willem Hollmann, 2nd Conference on the Syntax of the World's Languages


Message 1: Rhetoric in Society
Date: 18-Dec-2005
From: Bente Vestergaard <bentevhum.aau.dk>
Subject: Rhetoric in Society



Full Title: Rhetoric in Society

Date: 21-Nov-2006 - 24-Nov-2006
Location: Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Contact Person: Jeanne Strunck
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://diskurs.hum.aau.dk/rhetorics2006/

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2006

Meeting Description:

Plenary Speakers:
- Paul Chilton
- Max Atkinson
- Catherine Kerbrat-Orecchioni

With communication and mediation playing an increasingly important role in post modern society, rhetoric has gained in influence and importance. Historically, the role of rhetoric was to enable the speaker to convince (and persuade) the listener. Nowadays, in a society of ever increasing amounts of information, the significance of rhetoric as a tool for helping communicators appeal to listeners or readers in a credible, understandable and convincing way is being acknowledged.


This recognition has resulted in a vast body of theoretical discussions on the relation between rhetoric, argumentation and discourse as well as in the emergence of several approaches to the three disciplines for the analysis of different kinds of empirical material, from public relations texts and advertisements to political discourse, mediated discourse and scientific texts.

Regarded as a discipline as well as a tool for analysis, rhetoric is often associated with related disciplines such as discourse analysis, text linguistics, cognition as well as communication and information theory. In other words, rhetoric is engaged in building up communication, its constituent parts and genres while at the same time playing an important role for the ways in which we perceive contextual aspects, including culture and the relations between interactants.

The conference Rhetoric in Society aims at presenting and discussing different approaches to rhetoric and the applications of rhetoric. The conference welcomes contributions within a wide range of approaches to rhetoric, from the historical, traditional approach to new rhetoric and rhetorical criticism.

The conference is arranged within the areas of:

Rhetoric in Political Discourse

Rhetoric in Organisational Discourse

Rhetoric in Journalistic Discourse

We welcome contributions on the role of rhetoric in written and oral discourse and genres, on topics such as:

Public deliberation, controversies, decision-making, spin, social change, political campaigning, social movements, public relations, publicity, advertising, management, corporate internal communication, computer-mediated communication, public media discourse, etc.

Contributions are accepted in English only.



Message 2: 2nd Conference on the Syntax of the World's Languages
Date: 18-Dec-2005
From: Willem Hollmann <w.hollmannlancaster.ac.uk>
Subject: 2nd Conference on the Syntax of the World's Languages



Full Title: 2nd Conference on the Syntax of the World's Languages
Short Title: SWL2

Date: 14-Sep-2006 - 17-Sep-2006
Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Maria Papastathi
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/staff/hollmann/swl2.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Typology

Call Deadline: 05-Jan-2006

Meeting Description:

SWL2 will bring together researchers working on the syntactic structure of less widely studied languages from a variety of theoretical perspectives. Contributions should be based on first-hand data of individual languages or to adopt a broadly comparative perspective.

2nd Conference on the Syntax of the World's Languages

Second Call for Papers

Call Deadline: 05-Jan-2006
SYNTAX OF THE WORLD'S LANGUAGES (SWL 2)

Lancaster University, Lancaster (United Kingdom), 14-17 September 2006

Conference Description

Building on the success of SWL1 (Leipzig, 5-8 August 2004), we are organising SWL2 in Lancaster (UK) on 14-17 September 2006. This conference, like the previous one, will bring together researchers working on the syntactic structure of less widely studied languages from a variety of perspectives. Contributions are expected to be based on first-hand data of individual languages or to adopt a broadly comparative perspective. All major theoretical frameworks are equally welcome, as is work done in analytical frameworks developed in typology or field linguistics.

Papers that adopt a diachronic/historical-comparative perspective or that discuss language-contact effects are also welcome, as are papers dealing with morphological or semantic issues, as long as syntactic issues also play a major role.

Invited speakers:

Zygmunt Frajzyngier (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Martin Haspelmath (MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig)
Robert D. Van Valin Jr (State University of New York, Buffalo)

Local organizers: Willem Hollmann & Anna Siewierska (Lancaster University)

Conference Coordinator: Maria Papastathi

Further members of the Abstract-reading Committee:

Balthasar Bickel (University of Leipzig)
Bernard Comrie (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig)
Donna Gerdts (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver)
William McGregor (Aarhus University)
Johanna Nichols (University of California, Berkeley)
St├ęphane Robert (LLACAN, Paris)

The time allotted for presentation and discussion is 35 minutes per paper. Participants may be involved in two abstracts, but only one of these may be single-authored. English is the preferred language at the conference.
Please send abstracts of no longer than 300 words to Maria Papastathi (M.Papastathilancaster.ac.uk) by 5 January 2006. Notification of acceptance of papers will be issued on 28 February 2006.

Accommodation on campus will be arranged, although participants will also have the opportunity to make alternative arrangements themselves. Information about local accommodation can be found here:

http://www.lancs.ac.uk/visitor/accom_local.htm

The following pages contain further information about the University, how to get there, and the general area:
http://www.lancs.ac.uk/travel/travel.htm
http://www.lancs.ac.uk/lancuni/uni.htm

More information about the event will be uploaded to the conference webpage (http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/staff/hollmann/swl2.htm) in due course.





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