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LINGUIST List 18.3199

Wed Oct 31 2007

Calls: Discourse Analysis,Socioling/Hungary; General Ling/France

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

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        1.    Daniel Z. Kadar, 'East meets West' - Advances in Politeness Research
        2.    Carlos Areces, Methods for Modalities

Message 1: 'East meets West' - Advances in Politeness Research
Date: 31-Oct-2007
From: Daniel Z. Kadar <danielkadaryahoo.co.uk>
Subject: 'East meets West' - Advances in Politeness Research
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Full Title: 'East meets West' - Advances in Politeness Research

Date: 02-Jul-2008 - 04-Jul-2008
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Contact Person: Daniel Z. Kadar
Meeting Email: danielkadaryahoo.co.uk
Web Site: http://www.nytud.hu/lprg

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 17-Dec-2007

Meeting Description

It is our pleasure to announce the next International Conference on
Politeness, organised under the aegis of the Linguistics Politeness
Research Group (LPRG), which will be held in Budapest on 2-4 July 2008. The
Conference will be hosted by the Research Institute for Linguistics of the
Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Call for Papers

4th International Conference on Politeness
'East meets West' -- Advances in Politeness Research
02 - 04 July, 2008, Budapest, Hungary

The title of the conference 'East Meets West' Advances in Politeness
Research reflects the sustained interest in the study of East Asian
politeness but also the need to promote more vigorously cross-cultural and
inter-cultural research in all aspects of politeness and impoliteness.

As the first event of its kind in Europe organised to bring together
eastern and western scholars, it provides a long-overdue opportunity for
academics engaged in either East Asian (im)polite communication or inter-
and cross-cultural politeness research to exchange views on recent
developments and to forge new collaborations.

The Conference will be hosted by the Research Institute for Linguistics,
Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Benczúr utca 33, Budapest, Hungary, H-1068).
The Institute is situated in the old town of Pest, near to the famous Hõsök
tere (Heroes' Square), one of the best-known tourist attractions of Hungary.

Keynote Speakers
The Organising Committee is pleased to announce the following confirmed
keynote speakers:

Sara MILLS, University of Sheffield, UK
Yuling PAN, U.S. Census Bureau, U.S.
Barbara Pizziconi, SOAS, UK

Organising Committee
Members of the conference Organising Committee include:

Francesca Bargiela (Nottingham Trent University)
Huba Bartos (Research Institute for Linguistics, H.A.S.)
Dániel Z. Kádár (Research Institute for Linguistics, H.A.S.)

Abstract Submisssion
Submissions should reach us by 17th December 2007. Authors will be notified
of acceptance or rejection by 1st February 2008. Abstracts of max. 300
words (excluding references) should be sent to Dániel
Kádár(danielkadaryahoo.co.uk) and should include author's name,
affiliation, e-mail address, and up to five keywords.

Presenters who would like to have their paper considered for publication in
the Conference Volume (see below) should submit long (800-word) abstracts
('regular', short abstract submissions will not be considered for the volume).

The Organising Committee encourages (especially) young scholars to submit
poster presentations. These are considered on par with paper presentations,
and often provide a better opportunity for scholarly exchange than paper
sessions. It should be noted that although posters can be set up from the
beginning of the conference there will be a special slot in the conference
programme when poster presenters will be asked to stand beside their
posters and answer questions. The presenters of the three best posters - as
selected by the keynote speakers - will receive an award (books). Poster
presenters are also entitled to submit the paper format of their
presentation to the Conference Volume (provided the authors send in long

There will be panel discussions organised within the framework of the
conference (see below) - panel participants are advised to contact the
panel organisers directly regarding the length and content of panel abstracts.

Abstract Guidelines
Speakers are asked to adhere to the following guidelines, independently of
the fact as to whether the given abstract is submitted for a paper
presentation in the main programme or a panel presentation:

Abstracts must be sent as MSWord files. Documents in .pdf or other formats
will be returned to the sender.

Font Type: Times New Roman (special fonts can be used but authors are
encouraged to con-tact Dániel Kádár in order to avoid technical problems;
e.g. Chinese characters should be written in traditional PMingLiu and
Japanese characters should be written with MS Mincho fonts)
Margins: 2.5 cm
Line width: single

Abstracts should have the following structure:
Title - Author's Name - Author's Institution - Author's E-Mail Address -
Keywords - Main Text - References
Title: 12 pt., centred, boldface letters
Author's Name: 11pt., family name-comma-person name, small capital letters,
There should be no blank line between titles and authors' names.
Author's Institution and E-Mail Address: 10 pt., centred
Keywords: 11pt., left indented; the number of keywords should be between 3
and 5; separate keywords with semi-colons
Main Text: 11 pt., justified; new paragraphs should not be separated with
blank lines but use 'tab' (1.25 cm) instead to denote new paragraphs
Bibliography: 10 pt., hanging, according to the following samples:
Gu, Yueguo (1990). Politeness phenomena in modern Chinese. Journal of
Pragmatics 14(2), 237-257.
Mills, Sara (2003). Gender and Politeness. Cambridge: Cambridge University
Book chapters:
Brown, Penelope and Levinson, Stephen C. (1978). Universals in Language
Usage: Politeness Phenomena. In E. N. Goody (ed.) Questions and Politeness.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 56-289.
Footnotes: No footnotes are acceptable in the abstracts

Conference Volume
Two members of the Organising Committee (Francesca Bargiela and Dániel
Kádár) will edit a volume, published by a major European academic publisher
and containing a selection of high quality papers. All submissions will be
subject to double blind review. The selection of papers will take place in
two stages. Firstly, authors submitting long abstracts will be notified
about acceptance or rejection by 1st February, together with the
notification of acceptance of their abstracts as conference presentations.
(It should be noted that exclusion from the conference volume does not
necessarily mean rejection of the abstract for the purposes of conference
presentation). Secondly, the authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to
submit full (strictly unpublished!) papers to the editors by 1st October,
2008. The papers will be peer-reviewed and the authors notified about the
acceptance or rejection by 10th January 2009. It is necessary to emphasise
that thematic coherence plays an important role in the selection of papers,
that is, papers on inter-cultural or cross-cultural (European-Asian)
research will be given priority.

Conference Panels
In order to encourage research teams and networks of colleagues working on
specific aspects of (im)politeness to share their findings with the
conference delegates, the organisers invite submissions of proposals for
panel discussions. Proposals should reach us no later than 23rd November
2007. We will inform authors about the acceptance of their proposal within
four weeks from the deadline. Once the proposal is accepted, panel
organisers are free to invite abstracts and organise the selection
procedure. The conference organisers encourage panel organisers to
advertise their panel as widely as possible.

Participation Fee
Payment/Reimbursement Cost (Euro):150
Period: 10th January - 10th March ('Early Bird')
Reimbursed sum in case of cancellation (Euro): 100

Payment/Reimbursement Cost (Euro):170
Period: After 11th March
Reimbursed sum in case of cancellation (Euro): nil

The precise method of payment (bank transfer) is going to be announced soon
on the conference website. The participation fee includes three restaurant
lunches (three course meals and mineral water) and conference refreshments.

Student Rates
The following reduced rates apply:

Payment/Reimbursement Cost (Euro):70
Period: 10th January - 10th March ('Early Bird')
Reimbursed sum in case of cancellation (Euro): 60

Payment/Reimbursement Cost (Euro):100
Period: After 11th March
Reimbursed sum in case of cancellation (Euro): nil

Student rates are available to doctoral students. Participants who apply
for student rates must bring their valid international student card or a
letter from their supervisors/institution and show it at the registration
desk. (Participants who fail to do so will be charged the regular
participation fee.)

Accommodation/Other Costs
Budapest is well-served by transportation links and both accommodation and
food are relatively cheap compared with many other capitals of the European
Union. Conference participants will be provided with detailed information
about hotels ranging from two to five stars, which are located near to the
conference venue. For example, basic accommodation is avail-able at a hotel
next to the conference site that offers the following special prices for
conference participants:
Deluxe single (3 stars plus, incl. breakfast): 70 euros/day
Deluxe double (3 stars plus, incl. breakfast): 80 euros/day

Standard single (3 stars, incl. breakfast): 60 euros/day
Standard double (poor 3 stars, incl. breakfast): 70 euros/day
(More details will soon be available on the conference website)

Conference Tour
The Organising Committee is delighted to invite participants to a one-day
tour on July 5, the day immediately after the conference. In the course of
this English-language guided bus tour we will visit the most famous spots
of Budapest and, after a lunch in a typical restaurant, we will go on to
the Danube bend (Dunakanyar), one of the most famous scenic spots in
Hungary, with stops at Szentendre, a beautiful small Serbian town, and at
Esztergom, to visit the Cathedral, one of the largest catholic churches in

Book Stalls
We plan to invite several international publishers to exhibit and sell
their books and journals (at special 'conference' prices) during the
conference. More information about the book stalls will be announced soon
on the website.

Young Scholar Award
The Organising Committee plans to set up a Young Scholar Award to support
and encourage young postgraduate students in linguistic politeness to take
part in the conference. The candidates will be asked to submit an
unpublished paper on the theme of the conference (for guidelines please
refer to the abstract submission guidelines) and submit it to the
Organising Committee by 10th of March. The papers will be forwarded in
anonymous form to reviewers. The Young Scholar Award will cover travel
expenses and hotel costs for the author to attend the Conference in
Budapest. The paper will be also considered for inclusion in the conference

Contact/Detailed Information
Please send all inquiries to Dániel Kádár (danielkadaryahoo.co.uk). More
information and news can be found on the conference website

We look forward to welcoming you in Budapest!
Message 2: Methods for Modalities
Date: 31-Oct-2007
From: Carlos Areces <carlos.arecesloria.fr>
Subject: Methods for Modalities
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Message 2: Methods for Modalities
Date: 31-Oct-2007
From: Carlos Areces <carlos.arecesloria.fr>
Subject: Methods for Modalities
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Full Title: Methods for Modalities
Short Title: M4M-5

Date: 29-Nov-2007 - 30-Nov-2007
Location: Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France
Contact Person: Carlos Areces
Meeting Email: Carlos.Arecesloria.fr
Web Site: http://www.lsv.ens-cachan.fr/M4M5

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2007

Meeting Description

The workshop 'Methods for Modalities' (M4M) aims to bring together researchers
interested in developing algorithms, verification methods and tools based on
modal logics. Here the term 'modal logics' is conceived broadly, including
temporal logic, description logic, guarded fragments, conditional logic,
temporal and hybrid logic, etc.

To stimulate interaction and transfer of expertise, M4M will feature a number of
invited talks by leading scientists, research presentations aimed at
highlighting new developments, and submissions of system demonstrations.

More information about the previous editions and the M4M5 program can be found
on http://m4m.loria.fr/

The workshop will take place in Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (ENS de
Cachan). ENS de Cachan is a prestigious public institution of research and
higher education, founded in 1912. It is one of the French 'Grandes Ecoles'
which are considered to be the pinnacle of French higher education.

Access to/from central Paris is easy and takes 30 minutes by RER train (line B).

Dates of the Workshop: November 29-30, 2007

Registration can be made via the following address:


Call for Participation

5th Worskhop on "Methods for Modalities" (M4M-5)
Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan, France
November 29-30, 2007

Invited speakers

Ahmed Bouajjani (University of Paris 7)
Rewrite systems with data: A framework for reasoning about systems with
unbounded structures and data domains
Patricia Bouyer (OUCL, Oxford - LSV, ENS Cachan)
Model-Checking Timed Temporal Logics
Balder ten Cate (University of Amsterdam)
XML from the viewpoint of modal logic
Koen Claessen (Chalmers University of Technology)
Finite Model Finding: Implementation Techniques and
Non-standard Applications
Wiebe van der Hoek (University of Liverpool)
Extended Modal Logic for Social Software

Program Committee

Natasha Alechina, University of Nottingham
Carlos Areces, INRIA Lorraine (co-chair)
Philippe Balbiani, IRIT,
Nicole Bidoit, Universite Paris-Sud
Patrick Blackburn, INRIA Lorraine
Torben Brauner, Roskilde University
Stephane Demri, ENS de Cachan (co-chair)
Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam
Valentin Goranko, University of the Witwatersrand
Rajeev Gore, The Australian National University, Canberra
Carsten Lutz, Dresden University of Technology
Nicolas Markey, ENS de Cachan
Angelo Montanari, University of Udine
Ulrike Sattler, University of Manchester
Holger Schlingloff, Humboldt University / FIRST
Renate Schmidt, University of Manchester
Johan van Benthem, University of Amsterdam/ Stanford University

Organizing Committee

Rémi Brochenin,
Stéphane Demri,
Diego Figueira,
Etienne Lozes,
Geneviève Quéau,
Arnaud Sangnier.

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