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LINGUIST List 18.2345

Tue Aug 07 2007

Calls: Applied,General Ling/USA; General Ling,Pragmatics/South Korea

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Rebekka Siemens, Institute Field Linguistics and Language Documentation
        2.    Chungmin Lee, Workshop on Contrastiveness and/or Scalar Implicatures

Message 1: Institute Field Linguistics and Language Documentation
Date: 07-Aug-2007
From: Rebekka Siemens <rebekkasiemensumail.ucsb.edu>
Subject: Institute Field Linguistics and Language Documentation
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Full Title: Institute Field Linguistics and Language Documentation
Short Title: InField

Date: 23-Jun-2008 - 03-Jul-2008
Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA
Contact Person: Carol Genetti
Meeting Email: infieldlinguistics.ucsb.edu
Web Site: http://www.linguistics.ucsb.edu/faculty/infield

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General
Linguistics; Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2007

Meeting Description

The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa
Barbara, is pleased to announce the first:

Institute Field Linguistics and Language Documentation

Workshops: June 23 - July 3, 2008
Field Training: July 7 - August 1, 2008
UC Santa Barbara Campus

The Institute on Field Linguistics and Language Documentation is designed
for field linguists, graduate students, and language activists to receive
training in current techniques and issues in language documentation,
language maintenance, and language revitalization.

Call for Proposals

Workshops on Language Documentation, Maintenance, and Revitalization
to be held as part of
InField: Institute on Field Linguistics and Language Documentation

University of California, Santa Barbara
June 23rd - July 3rd, 2008

The Organizing Committee of InField solicits applications for workshops in
language documentation, language maintenance, and/or language
revitalization to be held as part of the Institute on Field Linguistics and
Language Documentation, at the University of California, Santa Barbara,
June 23rd - July 3rd, 2008. We particularly seek proposals from current
practitioners in this area, who would like to teach a workshop of two to
eight hours in length to an audience of practicing linguists, graduate
students in linguistics, and/or language activists with an interest in
documenting, maintaining, or revitalizing a language.

For a full description of InField, including workshops currently being
planned, visit the website at http://www.linguistics.ucsb.edu/faculty/infield.

The proposal should include a statement of the topic of the proposed
workshop, the rationale for including it as part of InField, the proposed
length of the workshop, and a brief description of the workshop content and
how it would be taught. Please keep proposals to a maximum of two-pages in
length. Please include also a statement of qualifications of the instructor.

Workshop instructors will receive reimbursement for travel, room and board,
and a modest honorarium.

Proposals should be submitted to infieldlinguistics.ucsb.edu.

Deadline for proposals: September 15, 2007
Message 2: Workshop on Contrastiveness and/or Scalar Implicatures
Date: 07-Aug-2007
From: Chungmin Lee <cleesnu.ac.kr>
Subject: Workshop on Contrastiveness and/or Scalar Implicatures
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Full Title: Workshop on Contrastiveness and/or Scalar Implicatures
Short Title: Cand/orSI (CIL18)

Date: 21-Jul-2008 - 26-Jul-2008
Location: Seoul, Korea, South
Contact Person: Chungmin Lee
Meeting Email: cleesnu.ac.kr
Web Site: http://www.cil18.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2007

Meeting Description:

Workshop on Contrastiveness in Information Structure and/or Scalar Implicatures

[Abstract deadline: August 31, 2007]

will be held in conjunction with the 18th International Congress of Linguists
(CIL 18), July 21-26, 2008, Korea University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.

For more information, visit the website (http://www.cil18.org ) or contact the
organizer at cleesnu.ac.kr.


Chungmin Lee
Seoul Nat'l University
Email: cleesnu.ac.kr
Cell phone: 82-10-8286-3886
Fax: 82-2-880-1366

Ferenc Kiefer
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Email: kiefernytud.hu

Invited Speakers

Manfred Krifka (Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin)
Laurence Horn (Yale)
Robert van Rooy (Amsterdam)
Arthur Merin (Konstanz)
Enric Vallduvi (Pompeu Fabra)
Daniel Buring (UCLA)


It is fairly well established by now that meaning is regarded as representing
update potential rather than merely truth conditions, taking a dynamic
perspective on semantics and/or pragmatics. Topic - Focus information structure
becomes more complex because of discourse-connected, largely quantificational,
contrastiveness; sets of alternatives are involved in Contrastive Topic and
Contrastive Focus. Contrastiveness and the range of alternatives must be further

At the same time, sets of alternatives are required in the computation of scalar
implicatures. What would be the range of relevant or comparable alternatives?
Gricean, neo-Gricean, relevance-theoretic or other 'relevant'? Utterances with
Contrastive Topic generate scalar implicatures. How other utterances generate
scalar implicatures? Is the exhaustivity operator exh good enough? What would be
an adequate representation - pragmatic, semantic or syntactic? How can a
game-theoretic approach serve as a new model? What other scales work except
Horn's entailment scales? We need a forum to discuss and resolve these
cutting-edge issues.

Important Dates:

August 31, 2007: Deadline for submitting the abstract.
November 30, 2007: Notification of acceptance.

Form and submission of abstracts:

An abstract(.pdf or .doc file) should be up to 3 pages long, including data and

The abstract should start with the title of the paper, followed by the text of
the abstract.

Please do not include the author's name in the abstract. On a separate page,
please give the author's name, affiliation, e-mail address, telephone number,
mailing address, the paper title and the session number(title).

All the invited and designated speakers are also requested to send their
abstracts by the same deadline (August 31, 2007) to help determine the number of
accepted abstracts in total and to include in the Proceed's of CIL 18 for the
prospective participants.

Those who already submitted their abstracts can submit revised new versions by
the extended new deadline Aug 31, 2007.

Please send the abstract and the author's information to both cil18cil18.org
and cleesnu.ac.kr.

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