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LINGUIST List 18.3625

Tue Dec 04 2007

Calls: Pragmatics/Germany; Applied Ling/Hong Kong,China

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


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        1.    Axel Hübler, From the Metalinguistic Lexicon to Historical Pragmatics
        2.    Scarlet Poon, 9th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness


Message 1: From the Metalinguistic Lexicon to Historical Pragmatics
Date: 03-Dec-2007
From: Axel Hübler <x6huaxrz.uni-jena.de>
Subject: From the Metalinguistic Lexicon to Historical Pragmatics
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Full Title: From the Metalinguistic Lexicon to Historical Pragmatics
Short Title: MePra

Date: 02-Oct-2008 - 04-Oct-2008
Location: Jena, Germany
Contact Person: Ulrich Busse
Meeting Email: ulrich.busseanglistik.uni-halle.de

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2008

Meeting Description

The metacommunicative lexicon is defined as that section of the general lexicon
of a language which consists of terms relating to human communication itself. Of
special interest are terms referring to concrete communicative acts and
sequences, either generically or with a particular focus. Such lexical
expressions may be regarded as a key to folk models of communication providing
access to the culture-specific conceptualizations of communication. In this
sense, they build a bridge to the pragmatics of commmunication. The application
of an historical approach to the metacommunicative lexicon should, consequently,
give insights into historical forms of communication and their underlying
ideologies, and thus contribute directly to historical pragmatics.

The conference aims to bring together scholars with a common interest in aspects
of the continuum leading from the metacommunicative lexicon to historical
pragmatics. We aim to discuss both empirically well-grounded and/or more
theoretically-minded aspects of the topic and envisage a program of
contributions taking shape around the following major areas of concern:

Lexical items/ sets/ fields referring to, e.g. speaking and being silent,
communicative genres, interaction sequences, single aspects of the utterance and
its constituents (verbal mode, nonverbal modes).

Single metaphors pertaining to (particular) classes of communicative events and
patterns or entire metaphorical concepts and their structural networking.

Codified communicative values (e.g. politeness, wit).

Codified communicative qualities of humans (e.g. taciturn, talkative).
Message 2: 9th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness
Date: 02-Dec-2007
From: Scarlet Poon <scarletwshku.hk>
Subject: 9th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness
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Full Title: 9th International Conference of the Association for Language Awareness
Short Title: ALA 2008

Date: 26-Jun-2008 - 29-Jun-2008
Location: Hong Kong, China
Contact Person: Scarlet Poon
Meeting Email: scarletwshku.hk
Web Site: http://www.hku.hk/clear/ala

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2008

Meeting Description:
One theme that unites all those involved with language awareness, as researchers
and/or practitioners, is engagement with language. The 9th International
Conference of the Association for Language Awareness aims to bring together
researchers and practitioners to discuss and share research, theory and best
practice relating to different aspects of engaging with language. The Conference
will address language awareness in the learning and teaching of languages; in
literature; and in broader educational, social, professional, and cultural
dimensions. A particular aim of the 2008 ALA is to promote language awareness
research and practice within the region.

Main Areas:
- Language Awareness in language learning
- Language Awareness in language teaching
- Language Awareness and language use
- Critical Language Awareness
- Language Awareness in the workplace
- Language Awareness and multilingualism

Extended Deadline for abstract submission:
(Papers/ Workshops/ Colloquium/ Posters)

31 Dec 2007 (Monday)

Please refer to www.hku.hk/clear/ala/papers.html for submission guidelines.



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