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LINGUIST List 17.510

Thu Feb 16 2006

Calls: General Ling/USA;Syntax/Germany

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


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        1.    Anne-Jose Villeneuve, Indiana University 15th Annual French and Italian Graduate Student Colloquium
        2.    Robert Van Valin Jr, 2006 International Conference on Role and Reference Grammar


Message 1: Indiana University 15th Annual French and Italian Graduate Student Colloquium
Date: 15-Feb-2006
From: Anne-Jose Villeneuve <avilleneindiana.edu>
Subject: Indiana University 15th Annual French and Italian Graduate Student Colloquium



Full Title: Indiana University 15th Annual French and Italian Graduate Student Colloquium

Date: 07-Apr-2006 - 09-Apr-2006
Location: Bloomington, IN, USA
Contact Person: Claire Renaud
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.indiana.edu/~frithome/GSOColl06/index.htm

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): French; Italian

Call Deadline: 21-Feb-2006

Meeting Description:

The colloquium seeks to bring together graduate students engaged in French and/or Italian studies in fields such as literature, applied and theoretical linguistics, literary theory, film studies, art, cultural studies etc. In this year’s colloquium we will investigate the (ab)use of language in literature and in any type of speech as a means of persuasion.

We welcome proposals for 20-minute papers pertaining to subjects including, though not limited to, the following themes and topics:

- The language of rebellion, the polemical and subversive in literature
- Rhetoric and structure in language and literature, discourse theory (conversation rules...), discourse analysis of political speech.
- The role of the narrator (who persuades?)
- The narrator vs. the author OR the narrator and the author
- Imitation, parody, satire
- Politics and persuasion across media (book to film, film to book, book to internet) the effects of literature in politics
- The sacred in politics (considering the social and cultural aspects of politics and its representation in literature)
- Power and its (ab)use in literature
- Literature of/and movement, Literature and travel (Literature concerning migration of ideas and/or people), linguistic/legal ''rights'' of minority languages and minority speakers
- Personal agenda(s), literature as an instrument to further one's agenda
- Language planning, teaching a second language (the 5 Cs, a national curriculum)
- Lexicography and the norm, standardization, legitimization through literature
- History of French and Italian, from vernacular to standard
- Syntactical and phonological variations in the light of linguistic institutions, attitudes towards variation and intervention towards variation (defense of language)

Please send your anonymous, 300 word or less abstracts (including title) in English, French or Italian to the GSO committee at crenaudindiana.edu in Word, PDF or RTF format by February, 21st 2006. In your e-mail include the title of your paper as well as your name, institution and contact information.

Confirmation of receipt will be given via e-mail within two days. Notification of acceptance will be given via e-mail by March 7, 2006.

If you have any questions, please contact Claire Renaud at: crenaudindiana.edu



Message 2: 2006 International Conference on Role and Reference Grammar
Date: 15-Feb-2006
From: Robert Van Valin Jr <vanvalinbuffalo.edu>
Subject: 2006 International Conference on Role and Reference Grammar



Full Title: 2006 International Conference on Role and Reference Grammar
Short Title: RRG 2006

Date: 28-Sep-2006 - 01-Oct-2006
Location: Leipzig, Germany, Germany
Contact Person: Robert Van Valin Jr
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~typology/rrg2006/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Description; Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 01-May-2006

Meeting Description:

Annual meeting of researchers interested in and working in Role and Reference Grammar. Topics to be discussed include syntax, information structure, lexical decomposition, semantic roles, complex sentences, language acquisition and languge processing.

2006 International Conference on Role and Reference Grammar

September 28-October 1, 2006

University of Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany

Invited speakers:

Balthasar Bickel, University of Leipzig
Ina Bornkessel, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
Daniel Everett, University of Manchester
Martin Haspelmath, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Ricardo Mairal, UNED, Madrid
Matthias Schlesewsky, University of Marburg
Michael Tomasello, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Robert Van Valin, University at Buffalo

Deadline for submitting abstracts and workshop proposals: May 1, 2006
Abstracts for papers should be a maximum of two pages, including data and references, and proposals for workshops should be a maximum of five pages.

Submit abstracts and proposals by e-mail to: rrg2006uni-leipzig.de

Further information about the conference will be posted on the conference website: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~typology/rrg2006/





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