LINGUIST List 16.661

Sat Mar 05 2005

Calls: Lang Acquisition/China; Cognitive Science/UK

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        1.    Hao Wang, 3rd International Conference on Formal Linguistics & the 2nd Yuelu Workshop on Language Acquisition
        2.    Vyv Evans, New Directions in Cognitive Linguistics: First UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference


Message 1: 3rd International Conference on Formal Linguistics & the 2nd Yuelu Workshop on Language Acquisition

Date: 05-Mar-2005
From: Hao Wang <billhaolingchina.org>
Subject: 3rd International Conference on Formal Linguistics & the 2nd Yuelu Workshop on Language Acquisition


Full Title: 3rd International Conference on Formal Linguistics & the 2nd Yuelu
Workshop on Language Acquisition

Date: 23-Sep-2005 - 25-Sep-2005
Location: Changsha, Hunan, China
Contact Person: Chunyan Ning
Meeting Email: ningchunyanlingchina.org
Web Site: http://lingchina.3322.org/workshop2/en/index.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Language
Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Philosophy of Language; Phonology;
Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2005

Meeting Description:

The Third International Conference on Formal Linguistics and the Second Yuelu
Workshop on Language Acquisition

September 23-25, 2005
Hunan University, Changsha, China
Organized by
Institute of Cognitive Science and Department of Linguistics
Hunan University

Call for Papers
Abstract Deadline: June 15, 2005

The Third International Conference on Formal Linguistics and the Second Yuelu
Workshop on Language Acquisition will be held in conjunction during September
23-25, 2005 at the Institute of Cognitive Science, Hunan University, Changsha,
China. Invited plenary speakers include:

Rosalind Thornton (Macquarie University)
''Bringing out hidden structure in child language''
Stephen Crain (Macquarie University)
''Bringing out hidden meaning in child language''
Naoki Fukui (Sophia University)
''Minimalism and Parameters''

SUBMISSIONS:

Papers on any topic in the following fields are welcome:

1) Formal syntax, semantics and phonology
2) Child language acquisition
3) Language acquisition in unusual circumstances (including sign
language, second language and language disorders)
4) Language emergence and language change

Priority will be given to (i) papers that relate to current issues and debates
in linguistic theory; (ii) papers that address learnability issues; and (iii)
papers that integrate data from the languages of China with linguistic theory
and acquisition theory. Each paper will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation
and 5 minutes for discussion. Please limit abstracts to one page, double-spaced,
in 11-point font. An additional page may be used for references and tables.
Please submit your abstract in rtf, doc or pdf file. An online abstract
submission form and online submission procedures are available at
http://lingchina.3322.org/workshop2/en/abstract.php.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Abstracts due: June 15, 2005.
Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2005.

FOR MORE INFORMATION,
contact Ning Chunyan, ningchunyanlingchina.org. or at +86-731-8821875

Message 2: New Directions in Cognitive Linguistics: First UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference

Date: 05-Mar-2005
From: Vyv Evans <vyvsussex.ac.uk>
Subject: New Directions in Cognitive Linguistics: First UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference



Full Title: New Directions in Cognitive Linguistics: First UK Cognitive
Linguistics Conference
Short Title: NDCL

Date: 23-Oct-2005 - 25-Oct-2005
Location: Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Vyv Evans
Meeting Email: infocogling.org.uk
Web Site: http://www.cogling.org.uk

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Call Deadline: 14-Mar-2005

Meeting Description:

Below is the final call for the NDCL conference. Submission deadline is March 14th.

Please also note that we have added a satellite event. This is a one-day
tutorial entitled 'Frame semantics, corpora, and lexicography', to be run by two
leading experts: Sue (Beryl) Atkins, an advisor on the FrameNet project, and
Adam Kilgarriff. Full details are available on the conference website:

http://www.cogling.org.uk

FINAL CALL for Papers (please circulate):

NEW DIRECTIONS IN COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS
First UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference
23-25 October 2005

University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
http://www.cogling.org.uk

Within the last 25 years or so, Cognitive Linguistics has emerged as a radical
and exciting new approach to the study of language and the mind within the
interdisciplinary project known as Cognitive Science. In that time, a rich and
relatively mature set of theories has developed which have by now been applied
to a wide range of linguistic and cognitive phenomena. As Cognitive Linguistics
has grown and matured, debates have emerged regarding foundational theoretical
positions and data collection practices and methodologies. Moreover, in recent
years, both the empirical basis and the interdisciplinary character of Cognitive
Linguistics have been significantly strengthened. The purpose of this
international conference is to take stock of the major achievements associated
with Cognitive Linguistics since its emergence, and to provide a forum for
examining new directions. Papers are invited for submission which relate to any
aspect of cognitive Linguistics, from theory to description. However, priority
will be given to papers which relate to the theme 'new directions'.

Papers which relate to some aspect of the following are particularly welcome:

- new descriptive or theoretical insights in Cognitive Linguistics
- new or recent empirical or methodological aspects of Cognitive Linguistics
- new or recent applications of Cognitive Linguistics
- a critical evaluation of an aspect of the Cognitive Linguistics enterprise
- the interface between Cognitive Linguistics and neighbouring disciplines
- new frontiers in Cognitive Linguistics
- new or recent theories within Cognitive Linguistics, or new developments in a
particular theory

The conference will also see the inauguration of the UK Cognitive Linguistics
Association. There will also be a collection of peer-reviewed papers published
based on the conference theme.

Plenary speakers are:

Paul Chilton, University East Anglia, UK
'Dimensions of discourse'
Ronald Langacker, University of California, San Diego, USA
'Constructions and constructional meaning'
Brigitte Nerlich, University of Nottingham, UK
'Cognitive linguistics: A tale of two cultures'
Chris Sinha, University of Portsmouth, UK
'Mind, brain, society: Language as vehicle and language as window'
Mark Turner, Case Western Reserve University, USA
Talk title tbc
Jordan Zlatev, Lund University, Sweden
'Intersubjectivity, bodily mimesis and the grounding of language'

Conference Format
The conference will run over three days. In addition to six plenary lectures
which will each last for one hour, there will be a general session, consisting
of 30 minute presentations in parallel, poster presentations and 3 invited theme
sessions relating to the conference theme. The invited theme sessions are as
follows:

- Cognitive approaches to lexical semantics
- Conceptual projection
- Making sense of embodiment

Submission of Abstracts
Submissions are solicited for the general session and for poster presentations.
Presentations in the general session should last for 20 minutes with 10 minutes
for questions. All submissions for the general and poster sessions should
follow the abstract guidelines below.

- Abstracts of no more than 500 words (about a page) should be submitted to
abstractcogling.org.uk
- Abstracts must be in 12 point font and submitted as an email attachment
- The abstract should clearly indicate the talk/poster title, and may include
references, as long as the total word count does not exceed 500 words.
- Please do not include your name or any other obvious forms of identifiers, as
far as is possible, in the abstract. This is because the abstracts will be
subject to anonymous peer-review.
- The preferred format for sending abstracts is in Word, RTF or PDF.
- The abstract title should be given as the subject line of the email to which
the abstract is attached.
- In the body of the email message include the following information: name,
title, affiliation, email address, telephone no., postal address, talk title.
Please also indicate whether your preferred presentation format is general or
poster session.
- In order to assist with the reviewing process, please also list up to 5
keywords in the email message

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: MARCH 14th 2005

For full conference information, including details of the satellite event:
'Frame semantics, corpora, and lexicography: A tutorial', please see the
conference website:

http://www.cogling.org.uk

This conference is being held at the University of Sussex and organised by the
Sussex Cognitive Linguistics Research Group, and the Linguistics and English
Language Department. We are grateful to the School of Humanities, and to the
British Academy for generous financial support. We also acknowledge the support
of the University of Sussex Centre for Research in Cognitive Science (COGS).

Organising committee chair: Vyv Evans

Organising committee members: Rob Clowes, Jason Harrison, Anu Koskela, Shane
Lindsay, John Sung, Joerg Zinken (University of Portsmouth)

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