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LINGUIST List 18.3160

Sun Oct 28 2007

Calls: General Ling/Poland; General Ling/USA

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

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        1.    Alina Kwiatkowska, Humor. Theories, Applications, Practices
        2.    Irmengard Rauch, Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable

Message 1: Humor. Theories, Applications, Practices
Date: 27-Oct-2007
From: Alina Kwiatkowska <akwiatuni.lodz.pl>
Subject: Humor. Theories, Applications, Practices
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Full Title: Humor. Theories, Applications, Practices
Short Title: Humor TAP

Date: 29-May-2008 - 31-May-2008
Location: Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland
Contact Person: Alina Kwiatkowska
Meeting Email: akwiatuni.lodz.pl

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Jan-2008

Meeting Description

An interdisciplinary conference on humor

We welcome linguists, literary scholars, and psychologists, whose academic
interests incorporate humor in the broadest sense of the term. The following are
some suggestions for the possible research topics:

Theories of humor, humor and creativity, allusion, ambiguity, paradox, parody,
''nonsense'', satire, political humor (including political correctness), humor
in advertising, humorous cartoons, comic strips, Internet humor, humor and
stereotypes, humor and cultural differences, gender and humor, the psychology of
humor, humor and translation, wordplay, humorous fiction, humorous poetry,
slang, wit, joke patterns, humorous riddles, children's humor, classroom humor.
Message 2: Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable
Date: 27-Oct-2007
From: Irmengard Rauch <irauchberkeley.edu>
Subject: Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable
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Full Title: Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable

Date: 05-Apr-2008 - 06-Apr-2008
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Contact Person: Irmengard Rauch
Meeting Email: irauchberkeley.edu

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): German, Standard (deu)

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2008

Meeting Description

Saturday, April 5-6, 2008
University of California, Berkeley

Papers are invited with divers approaches, synchrony and/ or diachrony,
historical and/ or contempoary language dealing with data from Germanic
languages and/ or crosslinguistically from Indo-European and/ or
non-Indo-European languages. Submit abstract (one-page or less, plus a CD;
or e-mail or fax) by February 1, 2008 to the conference organizer:
Irmengard Rauch; Department of German; University of California, Berkeley;
Berkeley, CA 94720-3243; e-mail: irauchberkeley.edu; phone/ fax 707-746-7480.

Lodging: Reservations can be made at:
The Faculty Club (510-642-1993/510-540-5678);
or at the Durant Hotel (510-845-8981),
2600 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704.

The Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable is supported by the University
of California, Berkeley Institute for European Studies and the Max Kade
Foundation, Inc.

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