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LINGUIST List 17.3692

Wed Dec 13 2006

Calls: General Ling/Finland; Sociolinguistics/Greece

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        1.    Esa Penttilä, 40th Annual Meeting of Societas Linguistica Europaea
        2.    Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou, 28th Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


Message 1: 40th Annual Meeting of Societas Linguistica Europaea
Date: 12-Dec-2006
From: Esa Penttilä <esa.penttilajoensuu.fi>
Subject: 40th Annual Meeting of Societas Linguistica Europaea



Full Title: 40th Annual Meeting of Societas Linguistica Europaea
Short Title: SLE2007

Date: 29-Aug-2007 - 01-Sep-2007
Location: Joensuu, Finland
Contact Person: Markku Filppula
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.joensuu.fi/suomi/SLE2007/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

The 40th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE2007) will be held at the University of Joensuu, Finland, from 29 August to 1 September 2007 with the general theme Functionalism in Linguistics.

40th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE2007)
Functionalism in Linguistics

29 August-1 September, 2007
University of Joensuu, Finland

We are pleased to announce that the 40th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea will be held at the University of Joensuu, Finland, from 29 August to 1 September 2007. The general theme of the conference is Functionalism in Linguistics.

Societas Linguistica Europaea was founded in 1966 and the theme of this 40th anniversary meeting has been chosen to commemorate the work of its first President, André Martinet, who was one of the pioneers of a functionalistic approach to language. Being influenced by the Prague School of linguistics, Martinet wrote numerous studies ranging from historical linguistics to general linguistic theory while developing a functionalistic approach to syntax. Since then, functionalism in its various forms has become an essential aspect in various fields of linguistic study such as typology and cognitive linguistics. Of course functionalism plays an essential role in approaches such as Systemic Functional Grammar, but its various aspects are also reflected, for example, in Functional Discourse Grammar, Lexical-Functional Grammar and Construction Grammar, to name but a few. As a consequence, the theme of the conference is relevant for basically all areas of grammatical research and linguistics at large.

The conference is organised by Foreign Languages and Translation Studies and Finnish Language and Cultural Research at the University of Joensuu.

Local Organising Committee:

Markku Filppula (Joensuu, President)
Marjatta Palander (Joensuu, Vice-President)
Esa Penttilä
Ossi Kokko
Helka Riionheimo

Scientific Committee:

Markku Filppula (Joensuu)
Marjatta Palander (Joensuu)
Jussi Niemi (Joensuu)
Eva Hajičová (Praha)
Christian Lehmann (Erfurt)
Thomas Stolz (Bremen)
Anders Ahlqvist (Galway)

Guidelines and deadline for abstract submission:

Abstracts for papers related to the general theme of the conference will be particularly welcome, but the theme should not be regarded as exclusive; any linguistically relevant topic may be offered for presentation. Non-members of SLE are also strongly encouraged to submit abstracts. The submitted abstracts should clearly state the topic of the paper, specify the approach and data used, and announce the (expected) results. The presentations will last for 20 minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion period.

Abstracts should be anonymous and contain no more than 500 words, excluding bibliographies. When printed out, the title and the body should fit into a single page of 12-point type, with 2 cm margins. The abstracts should be accompanied by a separate sheet of paper with the following information: author's name and affiliation, title of the paper, and author's e-mail address.

The abstracts should be submitted by e-mail as attachments in rtf format to the following address: sle2007joensuu.fi

If e-mail facilities are unavailable, please use the postal address below. The main conference language is English, but papers are also accepted in French and German. The deadline for abstract submission is 30 March 2007.

Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the scientific committee and the authors will be notified of acceptance by 30 April 2007 (by e-mail).

Workshops:

Workshops and special sessions are also welcome on topics dealing with some particular aspect of the conference theme, functionalism in linguistics. Those interested in organising a workshop or a special session are kindly asked to contact the local organisers in Joensuu. The deadline for the workshop proposals is the same as the deadline for abstracts of individual papers, 30 March 2007.

Plenary speakers:

Plenary speakers will be announced on the conference website as soon as possible.

Registration:

Information on registration, conference fees and other important matters will be posted on the website as soon as it is available. This information will also be included in the Second Circular, which will be sent out by the end of January 2007.

Conference venue:

The conference will be held on the main campus of the University of Joensuu, which is one of the most modern universities in Finland containing eight faculties with a student population of 8,300. The campus is located within walking distance from the city centre. The city itself received its charter in 1848 and is situated in the middle of beautiful Finnish nature at a place where the River Pielisjoki meets Lake Pyhäselkä. The surrounding area can be described as a meeting point between two different cultural traditions, one looking to the Protestant west, the other drawing on the East Orthodox religious tradition. This adds special flavour to the cultural atmosphere and everyday life of North Karelia. Today Joensuu and its neighbouring areas have a population of about 100,000 people. The city and its environs boast a lively cultural life, featuring, e.g. annual folk-music and classical music festivals.

For further information, visit the following websites:

University of Joensuu http://www.joensuu.fi/englishindex.html
City of Joensuu http://www.jns.fi/

Travel and accommodation:

Joensuu can be easily reached by air via Helsinki (flight-time about 1 hour) and there are several trains per day from Helsinki, Tampere and Turku. For those travelling by car or coach, the roads from Helsinki or the other major ports offer a beautiful journey through some of the best parts of the Finnish Lakelands.

Detailed information about travel and accommodation will be posted on the conference website. Further information can also be obtained from the following websites:

Finnair http://www.finnair.com/
VR (State Railways) http://www.vr.fi/heo/eng/index.html
Bus Services http://www.matkahuolto.com/
Finnish Tourist Board http://www.finland-tourism.com/

Important dates:

30 March 2007 Deadline for submission
30 April 2007 Notification of acceptance
31 May 2007 Payment of pre-registration fees (after this date the fee will be increased)
29 August-1 September 2007 Conference

We look forward to seeing you in Joensuu.

Conference website: http://www.joensuu.fi/suomi/SLE2007/
Fax: +358 13 251 4211
E-mail: sle2007joensuu.fi

Postal address:
SLE2007 Organising Committee
Department of English
University of Joensuu
P.O. Box 111
FIN-80101 Joensuu
Finland



Message 2: 28th Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Date: 12-Dec-2006
From: Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou <synedrio2007lit.auth.gr>
Subject: 28th Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki



Full Title: 28th Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Date: 21-Apr-2007 - 22-Apr-2007
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Contact Person: Theodossia-Soula Pavlidou
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Greek

Call Deadline: 22-Jun-2007

Meeting Description:

The 28th Annual Meeting of the Department of Linguistics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, will be held in Thessaloniki, Greece, on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd, April 2007.

The broad theme of the meeting is, as always, the Greek language, but this year the focus will be on language and society, from any theoretical perspective. For example, classical sociolinguistics, sociology of language, interactive sociolinguistics, conversation analysis, critical discourse analysis, etc.

Κeynote speakers will be:
Prof. Penny Eckert (Stanford University, US)
Prof. Emanuel Schegloff (University of California, Los Angeles, US) ''On Logos: Words, words, words . . . and other turn constructional units in talk-in-interaction''
Prof. Ruth Wodak (Lancaster University, UK) ''Communicating Europe: Analyzing, interpreting and understanding multilingualism and the discursive construction of transnational identities''.

Interested colleagues are hereby invited to submit abstracts of papers (20 min presentation, 10 min discussion) relating to the meeting's theme. Abstracts should be submitted in three (3) copies, exclusively via surface mail, by January 22, 2007, at the following address:

28th Annual Meeting
Department of Linguistics
Faculty of Philosophy
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
GR-541 24 Thessaloniki
Greece

Notifications will be sent by February 28, 2007.

The Meeting's Program Committee comprises all faculty members of the Department of Linguistics, who will also select the papers to be included in the Proceedings volume.

Please note that at most 40 papers will be accepted for presentation, and that each participant will be entitled to only one (single or joint) presentation.

The Organizing Committee

Th.-S. Pavlidou (Professor), Chair
Chr. Tzitzilis (Professor)
G. Papanastasiou (Lecturer)
A. Alvanoudi (Ph.D. candidate)

Abstract Requirements:

length: 1 page (including bibliography)
fonts: Times New Roman 12pt
spacing: single
margins: 3 cm
title, author's name: double spaced, centered

Participation Fees:

Standard: 70 Euro; student: 35 Euro. Fees are payable on registration, and entitle participants to a copy of the Proceedings volume.

For more information, please contact the Organizing Committee at the following e-mail address:
synedrio2007lit.auth.gr

Τhe final program will be sent to confirmed participants by e-mail.



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