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LINGUIST List 17.629

Mon Feb 27 2006

Calls: Socioling/New Zealand;Cognitive Science/Spain

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

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        1.    Jennifer Hay, New Zealand Language and Society conference
        2.    Monica Gonzalez-Marquez, Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics (EMCL) 3

Message 1: New Zealand Language and Society conference
Date: 26-Feb-2006
From: Jennifer Hay <jen.haycanterbury.ac.nz>
Subject: New Zealand Language and Society conference

Full Title: New Zealand Language and Society conference

Date: 19-Aug-2006 - 20-Aug-2006
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Contact Person: Jen Hay
Meeting Email: lingsoccanterbury.ac.nz
Web Site: http://www.ling.canterbury.ac.nz/LAS2006

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-May-2006

Meeting Description:

The 10th New Zealand Language and Society Conference
August 19th-20th 2006, Christchurch Arts Centre

Plenary Speaker: Gerry Docherty, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Submissions Due: May 1

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury is pleased to
announce that the 10th New Zealand Language and Society Conference will be held
on August 19th-20th 2006 at the Christchurch Arts Centre. The conference will
begin with a wine and cheese reception on the evening of August 18th.

We now invite submissions for presentations on all aspects of Language and
Society. Papers presented in the general sessions will be 20 minutes, plus 10
minutes for questions. We particularly encourage student submissions, including
presentations of work in progress. There will be a dedicated student session,
with papers that are 15 minutes, plus 5 minutes for questions.

Abstracts should be emailed to lingsoccanterbury.ac.nz by May 1 2006. The
abstract should be no longer than 400 words, and should be attached to your
message in either plain text or pdf form.
In the body of your email please list:

- The title of the abstract
- The names and contact details of the author(s)
- Whether you are submitting to the general session or the student session.
- What equipment you require for your presentation (data projector, overhead
projector, etc)

Further information regarding the conference is available at
Enquiries can be directed to lingsoccanterbury.ac.nz
Message 2: Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics (EMCL) 3
Date: 24-Feb-2006
From: Monica Gonzalez-Marquez <mg246cornell.edu>
Subject: Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics (EMCL) 3

Full Title: Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics (EMCL) 3
Short Title: EMCL 3

Date: 17-Oct-2006 - 18-Oct-2006
Location: Murcia, Spain
Contact Person: Monica Gonzalez-Marquez
Meeting Email: mg246cornell.edu
Web Site: http://www.um.es/lincoing/aelco2006/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Call Deadline: 01-Jul-2006

Meeting Description:

EMCL 3: Developing an experiment: from conception to implementation
Date: October 17-18 , 2006
Place: University of Murcia (Spain)

(To precede the conference of the Spanish Cognitive Lingusitics Association
(AELCO-SCOLA) as a satellite event

Application information at

Deadline: July 1, 2006


Benjamin Bergen (University of Hawai)
Asifa Majid (Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics - Nijmegen)
Julio Santiago (University of Granada)
(Additional faculty member to be announced)

Organizing committee:
Mónica González-Marquez
Javier Valenzuela

EMCL 3: Developing an experiment: from conception to implementation

Date: October 17-18 , 2006
Place: University of Murcia (Spain)

To precede the conference of the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association
(AELCO-SCOLA) as a satellite event.


-Application deadline: July 1, 2006

The last few years have yielded promising experimental evidence for an
embodied view of language. The work of researchers such as Bergen,
Boroditsky, Matlock, Santiago, and Richardson, among others, has provided
glimpses of the intricate cross-buttressing between language and other
cognitive processes. In order for the promise of these findings to come to
fruition, many more researchers will have to join the ranks of the field's
leaders. The interdisciplinary training required to advance Experimental
Cognitive Linguistics remains, unfortunately, scarce at most universities.
As such, the focus for 'EMCL III' will be 'Developing an experiment: from
conception to implementation.' The goal will be to unite gifted cognitive
linguists lacking experimental training, with experienced researchers who
will guide them in the development and implementation of an experiment.

Intended Audience:

This workshop is aimed specifically at scholars with sound theoretical
knowledge in their field though lacking in experimental training.
Participants are not expected to have any background at all in
experimentation. The ideal candidate will be in their 3rd or 4th year of
graduate school in a theoretical linguistics program that endorses
embodiment, possibly with some experience in corpus or discourse analysis,
will have given much thought to a research question, and have concluded
that experimentation might be a productive way to address it. Graduate
students (post-grads, pre-doctoral, etc.), as well as post-doctoral
researchers and junior faculty are also invited to apply. The only real
prerequisite is a background in embodiment and language, and no
experimental experience.

Please note: Unlike at previous EMCL workshops, attendance to this session
will be strictly limited to the invited participants. No exceptions will
be made so as to preserve the pedagogical integrity of the workshop.


A selected group of students (max.20) will be invited to participate.
Students will be divided into four groups; each group will work with a
researcher who will guide the group in selecting an idea, structuring and
organizing an experiment, and carrying it out. The session will end with
the presentation of findings and a general discussion.

Topics to be covered include:

-Deciding on a research topic
-Transforming the research topic into a research question
-Developing experimental hypotheses and designing an experiment
-Data collection
-Statistical analysis and interpretation
-Presentation of findings to an audience

Cost: 120 Euros

Accommodation: (to be announced)


To apply, please send the following by July 1, 2006. All materials must be
submitted electronically to Monica Gonzalez-Marquez at mg246 at
cornell.edu. Accepted applicants will be notified by August 1, 2006.

1. A two (2) page (1000 words maximum) statement describing
- your background,
- your reasons for wanting to participate,
- the researcher you would like to work with and why
- a description of at least one specific research question you want to

2. A copy of your curriculum vitae.

3. One letter of recommendation from someone who knows your research,
preferably your advisor. Have this person submit the letter directly to
mg246 at cornell.edu


Benjamin Bergen (University of Manoa at Hawai)
Asifa Majid (Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen, Holland)
Julio Santiago (University of Barcelona)
(Additional faculty member to be announced)

Faculty researcg interests to be posted shortly on the website:


Organizing committee:

Monica Gonzalez-Marquez, Cornell University
Javier Valenzuela, University of Murcia

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