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LINGUIST List 18.445

Thu Feb 08 2007

Calls: Pragmatics/Japan; Syntax/India

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

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        1.    Takuo Hayashi, International Conference of Pragmatics Society of Japan
        2.    Tanmoy Bhattacharya, 1st Linguistics Spring School in the Indian Mountains

Message 1: International Conference of Pragmatics Society of Japan
Date: 28-Jan-2007
From: Takuo Hayashi <takuokcc.zaq.ne.jp>
Subject: International Conference of Pragmatics Society of Japan

Full Title: International Conference of Pragmatics Society of Japan
Short Title: ICPSJ

Date: 08-Dec-2007 - 09-Dec-2007
Location: Hirakata, Osaka, Japan
Contact Person: Takuo Hayashi
Meeting Email: psj-hayashikcc.zaq.ne.jp
Web Site: http://wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/psj4/

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 20-Aug-2007

Meeting Description:
We are pleased to announce that the Pragmatics Society of Japan is accepting an
application of paper presentation for an international conference to be held at
Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka on Dec. 8th and 9th of 2007. A special program
for the conference is being planned to commemorate our 10th annual conference
under the (provisional) theme "Pragmatics in Broader Perspectives."

Invited Plenary Speakers: (as of Jan. 28, '07):

1. Teun van Djik, Universitat Pompeu FabraDep.De Traducclo Filologia, Barcelona,
2. Jeff Vachueren, Univeristy of Antwerp, Stadscampus, Faculty of Arts, Antwerp,
3. Ziran He, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, National center of
Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Guangzhou, the People's Republic of China

Submission of Abstract:
Abstracts for paper presentatins are invited on any aspect of pragmatic analysis
from a variety of fields, including historical pragmatics, cognitive pragmatics,
interface of pragmatics and other disciplines, interlanguage pragmatics, social
pragmatics, comparative or contrastive pragmatics studies. All abstracts (which
must be in English) must be submitted electronically, as attachment files in MS
Word format (and if possible PDF format) to the following
address:psj-hayashikcc.zaq.ne.jp. The deadline for submitting abstracts is
August 20th, 2007

The guidelines for abstract submission:
1. Authors should not include their names or otherwise reveal their identity
anywhere in the abstract file.
3. The length of an abstract should be approximately 500 words, not including
references, figures, tables, and/or graphs. The maximum length of the abstract
is two pages.
4. The (principal) author's full name must be used as a filename.
5. The body of the e-mail message must contain the following information:
a. title of a paper
b. name(s) of author(s)
c. affiliation(s) of author(s)
d. e-mail address(es) of author(s)
e. postal address of the (principal) author
f. type of paper presentation: lecture, workshop, or poster
7. The header (subject) of the e-mail should be ''Abstract Submission for an
International Conference of PSJ.''

Contact Person:
Takuo Hayashi, psj-hayashikcc.zaq.ne.jp, thayashiandrew.ac.jp (for questions)
Secretary General, Pragmatics Society of Japan, Momoyama Gakuin University (St.
Andrew's University), School of Letters
Message 2: 1st Linguistics Spring School in the Indian Mountains
Date: 28-Jan-2007
From: Tanmoy Bhattacharya <fosssil06gmail.com>
Subject: 1st Linguistics Spring School in the Indian Mountains

Full Title: 1st Linguistics Spring School in the Indian Mountains
Short Title: LISSIM

Date: 26-Mar-2007 - 09-Apr-2007
Location: Kausani (Uttaranchal), India
Contact Person: Tanmoy Bhattacharya
Meeting Email: fosssil06gmail.com
Web Site: http://fosssil.edublogs.org/

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Call Deadline: 10-Feb-2007

Meeting Description:

FOSSSIL announces the 1st LISSIM to take place in Kausani March 26th to April
9th, in the lap of the Kumaun Hills, India. Overlooking the highest peak on the
Indian side, Nanda Devi, and several other peaks including the famous, Trishul,
the Spring School venue is ideal for communal leaving and learning, devoid of
the usual distractions of a city, town or even a touristy hill station.

The 1st LISSIM will empirically examine the status of pre-Minimalist themes in
the Minimalist program, like Remnant Movement, Head versus Phrasal Movement,
Topic and Focus effects as a result of movement, among others. The last day of
the School will be devoted to a day-long conference on the topic "Spec and Head/
Spec or Head?"

The teaching will consist of the following faculty who are established experts
in the above topics:

- Ian Roberts, University of Cambridge
- KA Jayaseelan, CIEFL, Hyderabad (retd.)
- Anders Holmberg, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
- Nomi Erteschik-Shir, Ben Gurion University
- Anoop Mahajan, UCLA (not confirmed)

All prospective students for the spring school, are requested to send an email
to fosssil06gmail.com with the following information latest by 10th February 2007:

qualification in linguistics:
PhD/research topic:
reason for participating in LISSIM: (max 500 words)

Those wishing to present a paper in the conference on the 9th in addition to
participating in the School, are requested to send by email an abstract with
their application not exceeding 500 words on the status of specifiers and heads
in the Minimalist Program, with specific attention to the possibility or
impossibility of reduction of one to the other.

Tanmoy Bhattacharya
Formal Studies in the Syntax and Semantics of Indian Languages (FOSSSIL)

see conference site:


for details about fees, dates, deadlines etc.

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