LINGUIST List 16.931

Sat Mar 26 2005

Calls: Corpus Ling/Pragmatics/Germany; General Ling/USA

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        1.    Claus D. Pusch, 3rd Freiburg Workshop on Romance Corpus Linguistics: Corpora and Pragmatics
        2.    Makoto Hayashi, 15th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference

Message 1: 3rd Freiburg Workshop on Romance Corpus Linguistics: Corpora and Pragmatics

Date: 25-Mar-2005
From: Claus D. Pusch <>
Subject: 3rd Freiburg Workshop on Romance Corpus Linguistics: Corpora and Pragmatics

Full Title: 3rd Freiburg Workshop on Romance Corpus Linguistics: Corpora and

Date: 14-Sep-2006 - 17-Sep-2006
Location: Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Contact Person: Claus D. Pusch
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2006

Meeting Description:

Speech acts and context-bound interaction in the light of corpora and
data-bases: corpus projects and application

Corpus linguistics as a methodological approach aiming at collecting, marking-up
and documenting real-life language data is confronted with particular challenges
when its products - corpora and linguistic data-bases - are intended to be
useful and usable for pragmatic research issues. Among the issues that will be
dealt with in this workshop are the following: which elements of the
extra-linguistic context are selected, how are they encoded, and in which way
can they be linked to the verbal data? Which types of annotation methods and
which technical options of multimediality and information layering are available
in order to document para-linguistic (mimic or gestural-kinetic) action?
According to which sociolinguistic or historical parameters are texts and
language data chosen in order to arrive at an adequate corpus-based description
of the synchronic variation and the diachronic dynamism of speech acts,
registers and genres, norms of linguistic behavior, and traditions of speaking?
To which extent are frequency values and patterns of co-occurrence - information
so easily obtained through computer-aided corpus-based research - useful for a
better understanding of speaking in a context which, according to its basic
conception, is oriented towards individual case studies?

The workshop will be organized in two panels:

Panel A ''Corpus projects, language data management and analysis tools'': This
panel will be devoted to the presentation of currently on-going or completed
corpus and database projects in the realm of Romance linguistics; the main focus
will be on corpus projects which aim at complementing textual and transcription
data with context information, situational parameters and meta-information on
textual genres and traditions of speaking.

Panel B ''Corpus-based pragmatic studies on Romance languages'': This panel will
focus on contributions based on corpus data and linguistic databases which
comprise specific linguistic facts and phenomena relating to different areas of
pragmatic research (i.e.: organization of utterances and information structure,
discourse markers and strategies of modalization, gender-specific discourse
structures, synchronic variability and diachronic change in the realization of
speech acts etc.).

Papers may be read in German, any Romance language, and English. More
information on how to submit your paper proposal is found on the conference
web-site. Abstract deadline: March 15, 2006. Confirmation of acceptance will be
sent out before April 15, 2006.

Please check the conference web-site for further details on registration and
fees, scientific and social program of the workshop, travel and accomodation. If
you have questions, do not hesitate to contact the conference convenor: Claus D.
Pusch, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet, Romanisches Seminar, Werthmannplatz 3,
D-79085 Freiburg im Breisgau, E-mail

Message 2: 15th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference

Date: 25-Mar-2005
From: Makoto Hayashi <>
Subject: 15th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference

Full Title: 15th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference
Short Title: JK15

Date: 07-Oct-2005 - 09-Oct-2005
Location: Madison, WI, United States of America
Contact Person: Naomi McGloin
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Japanese (JPN)
Korean (KKN)

Call Deadline: 01-May-2005

Meeting Description:

Call for Papers: 15th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference

The 15th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference will be held October 7-9, 2005,
on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This conference aims to
provide a forum for presenting research in Japanese and Korean linguistics,
thereby facilitating efforts to deepen our understanding of these two languages,
which have striking typological similarities. The invited speakers include
Masayoshi Shibatani (Rice University), Patricia Clancy (University of
California, Santa Barbara), Yoshiko Matsumoto (Stanford University), and
Chung-hey Han (Simon Fraser University).

Papers in all sub areas of Japanese and Korean linguistics are invited.
Presentations, except for those by the keynote speakers, will be 20 minutes long
and will be followed by a 10-minute question and answer period.

Please submit abstracts (one page, 500 words maximum) as a PDF file attached to
an email message to by May 1, 2005. You may use a second
page for references and/or example sentences. The first line of your abstract
should indicate the category (Formal or Functional), followed by the sub-field
(e.g., Formal/Syntax, Functional/Discourse, etc.). The second line should be
the paper title. Omit your name and affiliation from the abstract. In the body
of your email message, include name(s) and affiliation(s), address, phone
number, and email address. Use the following subject header for your email:
"JK15, Last name, First Initial." Please note that only one abstract from each
individual can be considered for acceptance. One individual abstract and one
jointly authored abstract may be submitted.

All the necessary information about the conference will appear on our conference
website in the coming weeks. Go to for a
link. Please direct any inquiries to Naomi McGloin (

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