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LINGUIST List 17.2122

Sat Jul 22 2006

Calls: Computational Ling/Corpus Ling/Pragmatics/Sweden

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        1.    Thora Tenbrink, 10th International Pragmatics Conference


Message 1: 10th International Pragmatics Conference
Date: 19-Jul-2006
From: Thora Tenbrink <tenbrinksfbtr8.uni-bremen.de>
Subject: 10th International Pragmatics Conference


Full Title: 10th International Pragmatics Conference

Date: 09-Jul-2007 - 13-Jul-2007
Location: Goteborg, 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: 05-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), and 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)

Call for indication of interest in:

Panel proposed for the 10th International Pragmatics Conference
8-13 July 2007, Göteborg, Sweden:

The language of space and time:

Natural language expressions for spatial and temporal phenomena have long been
recognized as being closely interconnected. Often, similar terms are used in
both domains, and/or they have a similar history in the development of language.
Also, there are a number of consistent metaphors indicating a close conceptual
relationship between spatial and temporal relations.

In this panel, we wish to bring together researchers concerned with the
relationship between spatial and temporal language, addressing the issue from a
range of different viewpoints, including at least the following:

- Language use: How is the conceptual relationship between spatial and temporal
domains reflected in the application of spatial and temporal terms?
- Semantics: How far can parallels between the domains be detected in the
semantics of spatial and temporal terms? How can differences be explained?
- Syntax: Do the terms behave similarly or differently in diverse syntactic
contexts?
- Metaphors: Does the application of spatial terms in temporal contexts reveal
consistent patterns in the conceptualization of the two domains?
- Cross-linguistic research: How are the two domains treated linguistically in
other languages?
- Historical perspective: How did spatial and temporal terms develop over time?
- Child language acquisition: How do children learn to apply the terms for the
two domains?
- Formalizations: How do formal linguistic treatments of spatiotemporal
expressions deal with the similarities and differences involved in space and time?

Dates:

Please indicate your interest and (in case) the tentative title of your
contribution to Thora Tenbrink, tenbrinksfbtr8.uni-bremen.de, by September 5th,
2006.

Extended abstract submissions will be due by November 1st, 2006.

Organizer:
Thora Tenbrink, U Bremen, Germany

The review committee includes:
Christian Freksa, U Bremen, Germany
Fons Maes, U Tilburg, The Netherlands
Dirk Geeraerts, U Leuven, Belgium
Günter Radden, U Hamburg, Germany
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