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LINGUIST List 18.3626

Tue Dec 04 2007

Calls: Cognitive Science,Discourse Analysis/Denmark; General Ling/UK

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

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        1.    Izaskun Elorza, Bridging the gap in cultural studies
        2.    Elena (Lena) Papadopoulou, Language at the University of Essex

Message 1: Bridging the gap in cultural studies
Date: 02-Dec-2007
From: Izaskun Elorza <ieausal.es>
Subject: Bridging the gap in cultural studies
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Full Title: Bridging the gap in cultural studies

Date: 14-Jul-2008 - 16-Jul-2008
Location: Odense, Denmark
Contact Person: Izaskun Elorza
Meeting Email: ieausal.es

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Discourse
Analysis; Semantics

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2007

Meeting Description:
The main aim of this theme session is to bring together two different approaches
to cultural studies, the study of interpersonal relations in meaning
construction as well as the negotiation of social identity, as considered and
described by discourse analysts, sociolinguists, ethnolinguists and
systemic-functional linguists, and the features associated to (inter-) cultural
communicative competence. Literature in those domains tends to deal with either
one or another perspective but lacks an overall treatment which is necessary in
order to gain deeper insight into the social constraints of meaning construction
and social identity negotiation, including the social values associated to the
communicative competence in a foreign language.
The attention that the construction of a European entity and identity has
received in the last decades involves a consideration of the multiculturality
and multiligualism of the European citizenship. In the domain of FL teaching and
learning, one of the consequences of this awareness of the European
multicultural mosaic is an increase in the interest in the (inter-) cultural
aspects involved in communication, and more precisely, in what is considered a
culturally competent speaker of a foreign language and how the cultural context
exerts an influence on the learning.

''Bridging the gap in cultural studies: From meaning construction to (inter-)
cultural communicative competence''
Theme Session of the Conference Language, Culture and Mind 3
Odense, 14-16th July, 2008

Contributions are welcome which deal with meaning construction and/ or
communicative competence in relation to language users, language use, language
as a social system and/ or practical applications from one or more of the
following perspectives: pragmatics; cognitive linguistics, systemic functional
linguistics; text linguistics, ethnolinguistics, sociolinguistics, corpus
linguistics; discourse analysis and applied linguistics (FL teaching and
translation in particular).

Submission guidelines:
Abstracts of max. 500 words (including references) are to be submitted to both
Theme Session Organizers (ieausal.es and ovidiusal.es) before January 1st
2008. Final notice of acceptance will be given by mid March 2008.
Submissions will be evaluated according to their
- Relevance
- Quality
- Coherence
- Originality
- Organization

Conference description:
This is the third conference in the series Language, Culture and Mind (LCM) This
time the conference will be held in modern and comfortable conference facilities
at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense 14th - 16th July 2008.
The conference aims at establishing an interdisciplinary forum for an
integration of cognitive, social and cultural perspectives in theoretical and
empirical studies of language and communication and the special theme of this
conference is Social Life and Meaning Construction.

We call for contributions from scholars and scientists in anthropology, biology,
linguistics, philosophy, psychology, semiotics, semantics, social interaction,
discourse analysis, cognitive and neuroscience, who wish both to impart their
insights and findings, and learn from other disciplines. Preference will be
given to submissions which emphasize interdisciplinarity, the interaction
between social life, culture, mind and language, and/or multi-methodological
approaches in language and communication sciences.

Time frame for submissions & notification of Theme Session Contributions:
First and only call for Theme Session Contributions: November 30, 2007
Deadline for Theme Session Submissions: December 31, 2007
Notification of acceptance: Mid March, 2008

More information about LCM3 is available at

Please submit your proposal attached in a Word file by e-mail by December 31st,

Izaskun Elorza and Ovidi Carbonell
Theme Session Organizers
Message 2: Language at the University of Essex
Date: 01-Dec-2007
From: Elena (Lena) Papadopoulou <epapadbessex.ac.uk>
Subject: Language at the University of Essex
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Full Title: Language at the University of Essex
Short Title: LangUE2008

Date: 15-Mar-2008 - 15-Mar-2008
Location: Colchester, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Kakia Chatsiou
Meeting Email: achatsessex.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/pgr/langue/LangUE2008/home.shtm

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2008

Meeting Description

LangUE 2008 - Postgraduate Conference

The Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex invites
you to its third postgraduate day-conference held on 15th March 2008.

LangUE 2008
University of Essex

The Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex invites
you to its third postgraduate day-conference which will be held at the
University of Essex on Saturday, 15th March 2008.

The conference aims at bringing together postgraduate students to present and
discuss current research, results and problems from any field of linguistics.

Call for Papers and Posters

Abstracts of no more than 250 words are invited on any topic in linguistics. The
deadline for receipt of abstracts is the 15th of January 2008. Abstracts should
not include the name and affiliation of the author(s). For further details,
refer to the LangUE 2008 submission form

All abstracts should be in accordance with this submission form. Abstracts
should be sent to langueessex.ac.uk. Note that no late submissions will be
accepted. All submissions will be peer-reviewed.

Please specify whether you intend to present a paper or a poster.

Authors will be notified of acceptance by 15th February 2008.

Conference format

The conference will include presentation of papers, posters and a plenary panel.

Invited Plenary Speakers

We are pleased to announce

Prof. Ian Roberts (University of Cambridge, UK) and
Prof. Harald Clahsen (University of Essex, UK)

as this year's invited plenary speakers.

Further Information

Registration and Accommodation details will be available soon. Please see
for further details and updates. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need
further information.

Best regards,

The LangUE Committee

Kholoud Al-Thubaiti
Claire Batterham
Aikaterini Chatsiou
Sirirat Na Ranong
Elena (Lena) Papadopoulou
Philip Tipton
Keisuke Yoshimoto

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