LINGUIST List 16.768

Mon Mar 14 2005

Calls: Translation/Japan; Pragmatics/Semantics/China

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        1.    Yasumasa Someya, 6th Annual Conference of the Japan Association for Interpretation Studies
        2.    Kasia Jaszczolt, 3rd Contrastive Semantics/Pragmatics Conference

Message 1: 6th Annual Conference of the Japan Association for Interpretation Studies

Date: 14-Mar-2005
From: Yasumasa Someya <>
Subject: 6th Annual Conference of the Japan Association for Interpretation Studies

Full Title: 6th Annual Conference of the Japan Association for Interpretation
Short Title: JAIS 2005

Date: 23-Aug-2005 - 23-Aug-2005
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact Person: Yasumasa Someya
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Translation

Subject Language(s): English (ENG)

Call Deadline: 01-Aug-2005

Meeting Description:

The 6th Annual Conference of JAIS will be held on Tuesday, September 23,
2005, at the Sibuya Campus of Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan.
Proposals for oral and/or poster presentations at the conference are now
being accepted.

1) Deadline for submission: August 1, 2005

2) Length of proposal (ABSTRACT): Approximately 300-500 words (or about
400-800 Kana-Kanji characters if written in Japanese), clearly stating
the nature of the problem that you are addressing.

3) Author's information: Attach a separate information page/sheet to
your proposal, indicating (a) title of your presentation, (b) your full
name, (c) affiliation, (d) mailing address, (e) email address, and (f)
telephone/fax number.

4) Presentation time: 30 minutes, plus 10 minutes for discussion.

5) Notification of acceptance: Official notification of acceptance of
proposals will be sent to successful applicants via email (or by fax) by
the end of August 2005.

6) Languages: Presentations should be made either in English or Japanese.

For further information, please visit the following site:

Or contact:
Yasumasa Someya>
English Department
Aoyama Gakuin University
Tokyo, Japan

Message 2: 3rd Contrastive Semantics/Pragmatics Conference

Date: 14-Mar-2005
From: Kasia Jaszczolt <>
Subject: 3rd Contrastive Semantics/Pragmatics Conference

Full Title: 3rd Contrastive Semantics/Pragmatics Conference
Short Title: TCSP 2005

Date: 16-Sep-2005 - 18-Sep-2005
Location: Shanghai, China
Contact Person: Kasia Jaszczolt
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 31-May-2005

Meeting Description:

Invited speakers:
Barbara Abbott, Michigan State University, USA
Johan van der Auwera, Univertsity of Antwerp, Belgium
Yan Huang, University of Reading, UK
Hans Kamp, Stuttgart University, Germany
Geoffrey Leech, Lancaster University, UK
Jiaxuan Shen, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China

Conference Programme Committee includes:
Johan van der Auwera, Kasia Jaszczolt, Klaus von Heusinger, Yan Huang, Hans
Kamp, Geoffrey Leech, Michiel Leezenberg, Ken Turner, Jiaxuan Shen, Dingfang Shu

Conference organizers:
Dingfang Shu, Shanghai International Studies University
Kasia Jaszczolt, Cambridge University
Ken Turner, University of Brighton
Yulong Xu, Shanghai International Studies University
Zhaoxiong He, Shanghai International Studies University

The conference aims at bringing together various aspects of research in
semantics and pragmatics, based on, or otherwise pertaining to, linguistic
constructions from at least two different languages. Papers are invited that
contribute to research on semantic and pragmatic theory, the interface between
semantics and pragmatics, as well as more empirically based presentations that
report on the evidence from collected data in a contrastive perspective. We also
welcome papers on the methodology and typology of contrastive studies with
special reference to semantics and pragmatics.

*note the new call details and deadline*)

The abstracts of 25-minute talks should be not longer than one A4 page and
should contain a clear indication of the objectives, method, and languages

Abstracts should be anonymous and can be sent either electronically or as hard
copies. If sent electronically, please send them to:

The title of the email message should be 'TCSP 2005 abstract'. In the body of
the message, please provide the following information:

1. Title of the presentation (this should be identical as that on top of your
2. Name and affiliation
3. Email address
4. Full postal address

If you are submitting by post, eight copies of the abstract should be sent:
seven anonymous for refereeing by the Conference Programme Committee and one
with your name and affiliation. Please attach a card with the personal details
1-4 above. Please send the abstract to: Professor Dingfang Shu, Journal of
Foreign Languages, Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China,

The deadline for the abstract by 31 May 2005(*note the new deadline*)

For practical information contact the conference secretary at: Address programme enquiries to Kasia Jaszczolt on

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