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LINGUIST List 17.320

Mon Jan 30 2006

Calls: General Ling/Finland;Cognitive Science/Italy

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Heli Paulasto, Structure and Context
        2.    Valentina Bambini, The Architecture of Language. From Cognitive Modelling to Brain Mapping and Back


Message 1: Structure and Context
Date: 26-Jan-2006
From: Heli Paulasto <heli.paulastojoensuu.fi>
Subject: Structure and Context



Full Title: Structure and Context

Date: 21-Aug-2006 - 22-Aug-2006
Location: Turku, Finland
Contact Person: symposium organizers
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/tapahtumat/context/context.shtml

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2006

Meeting Description:

The Linguistic Association of Finland is organizing a symposium on 'Structure and Context' to be held in Turku, Finland, August 21-22, 2006. The symposium concentrates on the interaction of linguistic structures and context. We invite papers addressing theoretical questions as well as papers taking a specific (empirical) viewpoint on one (or more) particular language(s).

The Linguistic Association of Finland is organizing a symposium on ''Structure and Context'' to be held in Turku, Finland, August 21-22, 2006.

The symposium concentrates on the interaction of linguistic structures and context. We invite papers addressing theoretical questions as well as papers taking a specific (empirical) viewpoint on one (or more) particular language(s).

Every linguist working on any kind of structural description has to deal with context, or co-text. Many phenomena are said to be context-dependent. What, then, is the 'context' that these phenomena are related to, and how should this relationship be described? Context is a topic that is common among linguists from different schools of thought even if they have different ways of treating it. The symposium offers linguists a possibility to discuss the topic from various angles and learn from each others' views.

Problems concerning context are for instance the following:
- What is a sufficient context?
- What belongs / does not belong in the context?
- What is the proper description of context for different linguistic phenomena?
- Should the theoretical description distinguish between the structure and the context?
- What does context-dependency mean for particular linguistic phenomena?

We encourage contributions broadly from diverse areas of linguistics, including traditional theoretical linguistics, experimental psycholinguistics, linguist working on spoken language, historical linguistics, grammar, constructions, text, typology, etc.

Plenary speakers

Arvi Hurskainen (University of Helsinki)
Anna Siewierska (University of Lancaster)
Tuija Virtanen-Ulfhielm (Åbo Akademi University)

Activities

- lectures by plenary speakers
- presentations by other participants (20 min + 10 min for discussion)
- posters

Symposium venue

The Åbo Akademi University, Humanities building (Arken), Tehtaankatu 2, Turku, Finland. For further information on the location, see the Åbo Akademi University web site: http://www.abo.fi

Abstracts

The deadline for the submission of abstracts (in English; max 500 words) is March 31st, 2006. Please submit your abstract by e-mail to the following address: context-organizers (at) ling.helsinki.fi

The abstract should be included in the body of the message. (However, if it includes special symbols, we would appreciate a pdf-attachment.) Please indicate clearly whether your abstract is intended as a poster or a section paper. Participants will be notified about acceptance by April 28th 2006.

The abstracts will be published on the web pages of the symposium at http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/tapahtumat/context/context.shtml

Registration

Registration fees:
- general: EUR 50
- members of the association: EUR 25
- undergraduate students free

Participants from abroad are requested to pay in cash upon arrival. Participants from Finland may send the registration fee by giro account no 800013-1424850 to The Linguistic Association of Finland (SKY) / Symposium or pay in cash upon arrival.

In case you have further questions please email context-organizers (at) ling.helsinki.fi. Check for information updates at the symposium website:
http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/tapahtumat/context/context.shtml

Organizing committee:

Joanna Anckar
Marja Etelämäki
Pentti Haddington
Emmi Hynönen
Mikko Laitinen
Urpo Nikanne
Heli Paulasto
Geda Paulsen
Oksana Petrova
Helena Pirttisaari
Kaius Sinnemäki

E-mail: context-organizers (at) ling.helsinki.fi



Message 2: The Architecture of Language. From Cognitive Modelling to Brain Mapping and Back
Date: 26-Jan-2006
From: Valentina Bambini <v.bambinisns.it>
Subject: The Architecture of Language. From Cognitive Modelling to Brain Mapping and Back



Full Title: The Architecture of Language. From Cognitive Modelling to Brain Mapping and Back
Short Title: ArchLang 2006

Date: 08-Jun-2006 - 10-Jun-2006
Location: Pisa, Italy
Contact Person: Valentina Bambini
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://alphalinguistica.sns.it/ArchLang/index.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2006

Meeting Description:

'The Architecture of Language' is an international conference focussing on the brain aspects of language functioning. The aim of the meeting is to rethink the global architecture of language by combining data from functional exploration of the brain with proposals from the linguistic and cognitive science, thus favouring the interdisciplinary dialog.


The organizers invite researchers to submit abstracts for poster presentations and/or oral communications addressing topics in the fields of experimental psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics.

Abstract submissions are limited to a total of 500 words (not including title, authors, and affiliations), organized in the following sections: Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion. Abstracts may also include either a table and/or figure(s). All contributions should be in English.
To submit an abstract, Authors should fill out our on-line form.

All submitted abstracts will be reviewed by at least 2 members of the Scientific Committe. Approval decisions are based upon these reviews.
Authors selected for poster or oral presentations will be notified by March 31, 2006.

Abstracts selected by the Scientific Committee on the basis of scientific merit will be published in a special issue of Brain Research Bulletin devoted to ''The Architecture of Language'', along with main speakers' contributions.





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