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LINGUIST List 18.3665

Fri Dec 07 2007

Calls: General Ling/Sweden; Cognitive Science/Germany

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


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        1.    Yair Sapir, 2nd Conference on Elfdalian
        2.    Matthias Irmer, 3rd International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association


Message 1: 2nd Conference on Elfdalian
Date: 07-Dec-2007
From: Yair Sapir <yair.sapirmultietn.uu.se>
Subject: 2nd Conference on Elfdalian
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Full Title: 2nd Conference on Elfdalian
Short Title: COE 2

Date: 12-Jun-2008 - 14-Jun-2008
Location: Alvdalen, Sweden
Contact Person: Yair Sapir
Meeting Email: yair.sapirmultietn.uu.se
Web Site: http://www.multietn.uu.se/information/elfdalian.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Swedish (swe)

Language Family(ies): East Scandinavian

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2008

Meeting Description:

Elfdalian (autonym övdalska, Swedish älvdalska), is spoken by some three
thousand persons in the parish of Alvdalen (Älvdalen) in the northern part of
Dalecarlia (Dalarna), Sweden. This threatened linguistic variety has been
traditionally considered a Swedish dialect. However, due to the aboundance of
features distinguishing it from Standard Swedish, an increasing number of
linguists advocate the recognition of Elfdalian as a seperate language.

Oðer råðstemna um övdalsku, The Second Conference on Elfdalian, is due to be
held on 2008 June 12 to 14 in Alvdalen. The arrangers are Centre for Multiethnic
Research at Uppsala University, Ulum dalska (The Association for the
Preservation of Elfdalian) and The Municipality of Alvdalen.

The orientation of the conference is scientifical and likewise popular
scientifical. The purpose of the conference is to depict Elfdalian from mainly
two angles: (1) The structure of Elfdalian and (2) The revitalization and
standardization of the language.

Abstracts should be sent to radstemnayahoo.se on 1 February 2008 at the latest.
The main topics of the conference are (1) The structure of Elfdalian and (2) The
revitalization and standardization of Elfdalian. Papers depicting Elfdalian from
other angles are also of interest.
Message 2: 3rd International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association
Date: 06-Dec-2007
From: Matthias Irmer <mirmeruni-leipzig.de>
Subject: 3rd International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association
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Full Title: 3rd International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics
Association
Short Title: GCLA-08/DGKL-08

Date: 25-Sep-2008 - 27-Sep-2008
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact Person: Doris Schoenefeld
Meeting Email: doris.schoenefeldruhr-uni-bochum.de
Web Site: http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~gcla08

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2007

Meeting Description

The third international conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics
Association (GCLA/DGKL) will take place in Leipzig, Germany, from
September, 25 to 27, 2008. It is organized by the Linguistics Department at
the Institute of English and American Studies at Leipzig University.

Third announcement GCLA/DGKL 2008 (Last call for papers)
Third international conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association
Leipzig, September, 25 - 27, 2008

The third international conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics
Association (GCLA/DGKL) will take place in Leipzig, Germany, from September, 25
to 27, 2008. It is organized by the Linguistics Department at the Institute of
English and American Studies at Leipzig University. Continuously updated
information can be found on the conference website,
http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~gcla08/.

Special Theme: Converging Evidence

Topics

Submissions are invited for papers addressing - from various perspectives - any
facet of cognitive linguistics research, including research on meaning,
conceptual structure, conceptual operations, cognitive processing, grammar,
acquisition, language use, discourse function, and other issues. Papers
supporting their arguments by various methodologies or drawing on evidence from
various fields are especially welcome, though others are not excluded. The
conference languages are English and German.

Submissions

Submissions may offer any of the following:
1. paper presentation;
2. poster presentation;
3. participation in a workshop

Guidelines for papers and posters:

Abstracts
- should not exceed 500 words of text (exclusive of references)
- should indicate a clear title
- should meet the following criteria:
topic relevance
originality
clear structure
conclusive argumentation
- should be anonymous for purposes of blind peer-review
- should be formatted as Word, RTF or PDF documents
- should be submitted electronically to the conference e-mail address
gcla08uni-leipzig.de.

Please, include the following information in the main body of your e-mail:
- Presentation title
- Author name(s)
- Affiliation
- E-mail address for correspondence
- 3-5 keywords
- Preference for general or poster session

Please, include the following information in the subject header of your e-mail:
''Abstract submission - Author(s) name(s)''.

Abstract submission deadline (extended): December 31, 2007.

Conference Schedule

Talks are scheduled in 30 minute slots: 20 minutes presentation, 5 minutes for
discussion and 5 minutes to change sessions and/or change speakers. We
anticipate 3 parallel sessions of regular papers, plus plenary lectures, plus 6
theme sessions.

Theme Sessions

In addition to the general sessions, there will be 6 theme sessions dedicated to
particular issues in Cognitive Linguistics. Detailed information concerning
workshop themes, organization, and participation will be announced on the
conference website http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~gcla08/. For more information or
any further questions regarding the theme sessions, please contact the workshop
organizers.

Keynote Speakers

We are happy to announce the following plenary speakers:

- Bernard Comrie, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
- Seana Coulson, University of California at San Diego
- Holger Diessel, Jena University
- Stefan Th. Gries, University of California at St. Barbara
- Günter Radden, Hamburg University
- Gerard Steen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Tutorial - Introductory Course to Cognitive Linguistics

The organizing team of the conference is planning to offer a one-day tutorial on
the topic ''Cognitive Linguistics - Theory, Methods, and Applications''. Plans
are to have it on September, 24, 2008 (the day preceding the conference). In
four successive sessions, a compact overview on main issues and the current
state of research in Cognitive Linguistics will be given. The tutorial is aimed
at (primarily junior) researchers in the field of linguistics, but also at
researchers and conference participants doing research in related fields (e.g.
sociology, psychology, literary studies). Moreover, we address cognitive
linguists who want to acquaint themselves with current issues, methods, and
applications on an international level. The courses will be held by
internationally established and top-rating scientists who are actively involved
and set the tone for current cognitive-linguistic research.

Important Dates

August, 2007: First Call for papers, posters and theme sessions
October, 2007: Second Call for papers, posters and theme sessions
December, 2007: Last Call for papers and posters
December, 31, 2007 (extended): Deadline for paper and poster submissions
March, 2008: Notification of acceptance
September, 24, 2008: Tutorial on ''Cognitive Linguistics - Theory, Methods, and
Applications''
September, 25-27, 2008: Third GCLA/DGKL-Conference

Local Organizing Committee

Doris Schönefeld
Institute of English and American Studies, Leipzig University
Beethovenstr. 15
04107 Leipzig, Germany



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