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LINGUIST List 17.950

Wed Mar 29 2006

Calls: General Ling/UK;Typology/Germany

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

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        1.    Anu Koskela, 1st UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics
        2.    Laura Downing, 2nd TIE Conference: the Typology of Tone and Intonation

Message 1: 1st UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics
Date: 27-Mar-2006
From: Anu Koskela <amk21sussex.ac.uk>
Subject: 1st UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics

Full Title: 1st UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics
Short Title: 1st PGCCL

Date: 27-May-2006 - 27-May-2006
Location: Brighton, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Anu Koskela
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 03-Apr-2006

Meeting Description:

This is the first conference in the UK aimed specifically for postgraduates working in the field of Cognitive Linguistics. The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for postgraduate researchers in Cognitive Linguistics to exchange ideas and present new research.


CALL FOR PAPERS: The First UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics
Department of Linguistics and English Language,
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

We are delighted to announce the first UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics, to take place at the University of Sussex on Saturday, 27th May 2006.

This is the first conference in the UK aimed specifically for postgraduates working in the field of Cognitive Linguistics. Cognitive Linguistics is a relatively new, interdisciplinary approach to the study of language which focuses on the interaction between human language, cognition and experience. The purpose of the conference is to provide a forum for postgraduate researchers in Cognitive Linguistics to exchange ideas and present new research.

The conference will also feature plenary talks and workshops by the following invited speakers:

Dr Vyvyan Evans (University of Sussex): keynote lecture on ''The Cognitive Linguistics Enterprise: An Overview''

Prof. Gilles Fauconnier (University of California San Diego): a workshop on conceptual blending theory

Prof. Chris Sinha (University of Portsmouth): a keynote lecture on ''Language as a biocultural niche''

Abstract submissions:

We invite submissions of abstracts for 20 minute presentations (followed by 10 minutes of discussion) on research pertaining to any area of Cognitive Linguistics.

***Extended deadline for abstracts: 3rd April***
Notification of acceptance: 24th April

Abstract format:
- Only electronic submissions are accepted.
- The abstracts should be submitted to the email address abstractscogling.org.uk, with the email subject ''First PG Conference in Cognitive Linguistics''
- The abstract should be sent as an attachment to an email message, in either MS Word (.doc), Rich Text Format (.rtf) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf ) format
- The length of the submissions is a maximum of 500 words or 1 A4 side. The abstract should clearly indicate the title of the talk, and may include references, but the total word count should not exceed 500 words.
- The abstracts will be subject to anonymous review, so the abstract should not include the name(s) of the author(s)
- The body of the email message should contain the following information: The author's name, affiliation, title of the paper and contact details (postal and email address)

For further details about the conference, please visit www.cogling.org.uk/pgccl.

The First UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics is associated with the Portsmouth-Sussex Symposium on Language and Cognition, which takes place at the Universities of Sussex and Portsmouth on the two days preceding the First Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics - 25-26th May 2006. Links to further information about the Portsmouth-Sussex Symposium on Language and Cognition can be found under Conferences at www.cogling.org.uk.

The First UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics is sponsored by the Linguistic Association of Great Britain and the University of Sussex Graduate Centre in the School of Humanities.

We look forward to receiving your abstract(s) and seeing you at Sussex at The First UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics!

Anu Koskela
Chair of the Organising Committee for the First UK Postgraduate Conference in Cognitive Linguistics

Anu Koskela
DPhil Candidate
Dept. of Linguistics and English Language/
Centre for Research in Cognitive Science
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QN

Message 2: 2nd TIE Conference: the Typology of Tone and Intonation
Date: 27-Mar-2006
From: Laura Downing <downingzas.gwz-berlin.de>
Subject: 2nd TIE Conference: the Typology of Tone and Intonation

Full Title: 2nd TIE Conference: the Typology of Tone and Intonation
Short Title: TIE2

Date: 07-Sep-2006 - 09-Sep-2006
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact Person: Laura Downing
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/index.html?events_tie2

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology; Typology

Call Deadline: 18-Apr-2006

Meeting Description:

The Second TIE Conference on the Typology of Tone and Intonation (TIE2) will be held at the ZAS, Berlin, Germany
7-9 September 2006

organized by:
the ZAS (Project P7)
and SFB 632 (Project D2; University of Potsdam)

FINAL CALL for abstracts

The aim of the conference is to continue the tradition of the TIE network in stimulating and coordinating cross-linguistic research on the grammatical role of tone and intonation.
The conference welcomes papers on the following topics:

* Typology of tone systems and of intonation
* The interaction between intonation and lexical tone
* The interaction between segments and tone or intonation
* Tonogenesis and other issues in the history of tonal systems
* The interaction of tone and intonation with information structure
* Experimental phonetic or psycholinguistic studies of tone and intonation

Papers will be chosen by the organizing committee on the basis of abstracts submitted. The final program is intended to represent a broad range of languages and also a broad range of approaches to this topic: phonetics, phonology, semantics, psycholinguistics, historical and comparative linguistics.
Important Dates:

Detailed abstract submission information can be found at the conference website:

Organizing and Abstract Review Committee:

-Project 07 ''Expression of Focus in Southern Bantu Languages'', ZAS: Laura Downing, Sabine Zerbian
-SFB 632 (Project D2) ''Information Structure'', University of Potsdam: Caroline Féry, Frank Kügler
-TIE Standing Committee: Sonia Frota, Carlos Gussenhoven, Norval Smith, Tomas Riad

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