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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
- 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?


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

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

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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