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LINGUIST List 17.1703

Mon Jun 05 2006

Calls: Discourse Analysis/Portugal;Pragmatics/Sweden

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        1.    Benjamim Moreira, Connectives and Discourse Markers
        2.    Jef Verschueren, 10th International Pragmatics Conference

Message 1: Connectives and Discourse Markers
Date: 05-Jun-2006
From: Benjamim Moreira < nortenet.pt">abelha nortenet.pt>
Subject: Connectives and Discourse Markers

Full Title: Connectives and Discourse Markers

Date: 02-Nov-2006 - 03-Nov-2006
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact Person: Benjamim Moreira
Meeting Email: abelha nortenet.pt
Web Site: NULL

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 15-Jul-2006

Meeting Description:

The main purpose of this conference is to bring together descriptive and formal
approaches (quantitative or qualitative, synchronic or diachronic) to
connectives and discourse markers. It is concerned with some theoretical issues
on syntactic, semantic and pragmatical analysis, especially six main topics,
primarily in Portuguese but also in contrast with other languages.

-Call for Participation-

We invite papers for talks of 25 minutes + 10 minutes discussion.

Please send by July 15th, 2006 an email message to abelhanortenet.pt with two
copies of your abstract attached (in Word or PDF format): one anonymous and one
with author's name, affiliation and e-mail address.

Abstracts should not exceed 2 pages in length, including examples and
references, written in Times New Roman 12.

Abstracts and presentations may be in Portuguese, Spanish, French or English.

Meeting email: abelhanortenet.pt

Deadline for submission: July 15, 2006
Message 2: 10th International Pragmatics Conference
Date: 05-Jun-2006
From: Jef Verschueren <jef.verschuerenua.ac.be>
Subject: 10th International Pragmatics Conference

Full Title: 10th International Pragmatics Conference

Date: 09-Jul-2007 - 13-Jul-2007
Location: GÖTEBORG, Sweden
Contact Person: Ann Verhaert
Meeting Email: ann.verhaertipra.be
Web Site: http://www.ipra.be/

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

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2006

Meeting Description:

Special Theme: Language data, corpora, and computational pragmatics

The conference is open to all other pragmatics-related topics as well (where
pragmatics is conceived broadly as a cognitive, social, and cultural
perspective on language and communication).

Panels on a wide range of topics are already being prepared. A tentative list
(with provisional titles) includes: Arguing from large corpora (Igor Zagar),
Comparative studies of professional and institutional activities (Per Linell),
Computational pragmatics (Robin Cooper), Contrastive pragmatics (Karin Aijmer),
Conversation analysis (John Heritage), Corpus-based multilingual approach to
youngspeak (Anna-Brita Stenström), Corpus-based pragmatics (Jens Allwood),
Corpus orales del español/Spanish oral corpora (Antonio Briz), Corpus work on
argumentation (Jean Goodwin), Gender and discourse analysis (Susan Ehrlich,
Ruth Wodak), Intention, common ground, and the egocentric speaker-hearer
(István Kecskés, Jacob Mey), Language and gender in Japan (Miyako Inoue),
Methods in pragmatics (Jan-Ola Östman), Multimodality (Theo van Leeuwen),
Multimodal text analysis - a corpus-based approach (Yueguo Gu), Pragmatics and
communication disorders (Elisabeth Ahlsén), Pragmatics of English lingua
franca (Juliane House, István Kecskés), Reference (Thorstein Fretheim), Speech
acts and/or dynamic semantics (Mitchell Green), Text mining (Walter Daelemans)

Plenary lecturers will include (with tentative indication of topic area):
- Douglas BIBER (Flagstaff, Arizona; pragmatics and corpora)
- Bill HANKS (Berkeley; Maya discourse genres and missionization)
- Susan HERRING (Bloomington; computer-mediated communication)
- Jan-Ola ÖSTMAN (Helsinki; addressing Nordic language issues)
- Udaya SING (Mysore; endangered languages)
- Yorick WILKS (Sheffield; computational pragmatics)

Panel proposals on any topic studied from a pragmatic perspective (including,
but not restricted to the special topic) are invited by 15 September 2006

Individual proposals for lectures and posters, on any topic studied from a
pragmatic perspective (including, but not restricted to the special topic), are
invited by 1 November 2006

For complete instructions, as well as all registration information,
check this site by 1 July 2006 (www.ipra.be)

Text Box: What you should expect
- All submission procedures will be web-based (i.e., paper copies, e- mail
attachments or faxes will not be accepted)
- The submission site will be up and running by 1 July 2006
- The submission of proposals presupposes IPrA membership.

Panel proposals (deadline 15 September 2006) will have to consist of a brief
outline (max. one page) of the theme and purpose of the panel, with a first
indication of the people the organizer(s) anticipate(s) to be involved as
speakers. Immediately after the deadline the conference committee will, on the
basis of the outline (weighed against other proposals in relation to the total
number of available time slots), decide (i) whether the proposal is accepted,
and (ii) how many 90- minute slots can be made available for the accepted panel.
From that moment onwards, the organizer(s) is/are free to fill the allotted
sessions in the way they see as most suitable to the theme and the purpose of
their panel. Not all panels need to take the same form; some may work with
sessions that emphasize discussion; others may want to fit in more (brief) oral
presentations; the minimum number of presentations planned for one 90-minute
session, however, should be three. Though it is the panel organizer(s) who
take(s) active responsibility for the quality of the contributions to their
panel (i.e. they decide what is accepted), abstracts for all panel
contributions have to be submitted by the 1 November deadline that will be
handled for individual submissions. Panel organizers are expected to guide
their participants in this process, so that all formal requirements are duly
fulfilled. This procedure implies that no-one can submit contributions for
panels without the prior consent of the panel organizer(s).

Individual proposals for lectures and posters should take the form of a brief
abstract (max. one page); mind the 1 November 2006 deadline. It is the
individual submitter's choice to submit for oral presentation (lecture) or a
poster. For oral presentations, 30-minute slots will be available (including
discussion time). Posters will be up for one whole day; during that day, there
will be a free hour that can be used only for looking at and discussing
posters. IPrA actively encourages the submission of posters; experience tells
us that they often lead to more serious interaction and result in more lasting
and fruitful contacts than oral presentations.

Because of heavy competition for slots in the program, no-one can be permitted
to send in more than one submission of which he or she is the first author
(whether panel contributions, lectures or posters). Anyone may be involved in a
second or even a third paper if someone else is the first author and will be
present at the conference as well. As a rule, first authors handle the
submission process. Presenting a paper is, however, always compatible with
taking the role of organizer of a panel or acting as a discussant in a panel.

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