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LINGUIST List 18.636

Wed Feb 28 2007

Calls: Applied,Gen Ling,Lang Acquisition/China; Gen Ling/Finland

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

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        1.    Scarlet Poon, 9th Association for Language Awareness Conference
        2.    Kaius Sinnemäki, 'Manner' in the Theory of Language

Message 1: 9th Association for Language Awareness Conference
Date: 28-Feb-2007
From: Scarlet Poon <scarletwshku.hk>
Subject: 9th Association for Language Awareness Conference

Full Title: 9th Association for Language Awareness Conference
Short Title: ALA Conference 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: 30-Nov-2007

Meeting Description:

Main Objectives of the Conference:
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 Conference 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

We welcome abstracts for paper presentations, colloquia and posters discussing
research in relation to any areas that fit within the theme of the Conference:
'Engaging with language'. We also welcome proposals for workshops, sharing good
practices related to the conference theme.

For details about the types of sessions and guidelines for submission, please
visit http://www.hku.hk/clear/ala/papers.html
Message 2: 'Manner' in the Theory of Language
Date: 28-Feb-2007
From: Kaius Sinnemäki <kaius.sinnemakihelsinki.fi>
Subject: 'Manner' in the Theory of Language

Full Title: 'Manner' in the Theory of Language

Date: 20-Aug-2007 - 21-Aug-2007
Location: Tampere, Finland
Contact Person: Urpo Nikanne
Meeting Email: manner-organizers (at) helsinki.fi
Web Site: http://www.ling.helsinki.fi/sky/tapahtumat/manner/manner.shtml

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 16-Apr-2007

Meeting Description:

Call for Papers
The Linguistic Association of Finland is organizing a symposium on
'Manner' in the Theory of Language' to be held in Tampere, Finland,
August 20-21, 2006.

'Manner' in the Theory of Language
Symposium to be held in Tampere, August 20-21, 2007

The purpose of the symposium is to concentrate on the theoretical issues
concerning the category/feature 'Manner' in different linguistic theories and
different domains of language meaning, structure, and use. We invite papers
addressing theoretical questions as well as papers taking a specific (empirical)
viewpoint on one (or more) particular language(s).

Manner is a category that comes up in various parts of language description:
syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse studies, phonology, prosody research,
etc. Manner is used often as a feature that makes two otherwise similar
categories different from each other. However, it is not always clear what kinds
of phenomena count as 'manner.' For instance, the adverbs of manner can refer to
many different kinds of phenomena which seem to have nothing in common. Thus, it
is worth taking a closer look to 'manner' in order to come up to a treatment of
the various phenomena that are called 'manner'.

Irrespective of the theoretical framework, the treatment of 'manner' is a
relevant topic. In the symposium, different linguists can learn from each
other's ideas of how to treat the phenomena called 'manner' in a way that helps
us to really understand it better.

Problems concerning the topic are for instance the following:

- Is 'manner' one category/feature or many?
- How are ''manner-phenomena'' lexicalized/grammaticalized in different
- What is the proper description of 'manner' for different linguistic
- Should the linguistic category of 'manner' be restricted to
semantico-grammatical phenomena; how to treat such notions as e.g.
'style' or 'mode' with respect to 'manner'?

We encourage contributions broadly from diverse areas of linguistics, including
traditional theoretical linguistics, experimental psycholinguistics, linguist
working on spoken language, historical linguistics, grammar, constructions,
text, etc.

Invited speakers:

- Ad Backus (Tilburg University)
- Terhi Rissanen (University of Turku/Diaconia University of Applied Sciences)
- Anneli Pajunen (University of Tampere)
- Tuija Virtanen (Åbo Akademi University)


- lectures by invited speakers
- presentations by other participants (20 min + 10 min for discussion)
- posters

Symposium venue:

University of Tampere, Pinni Building, Kanslerinrinne 1, Tampere.
For further information on the location, see the University of Tampere web site:


The deadline for submission of abstracts (in English; max 500 words) is April
16, 2007. Please submit your abstract by e-mail to the following address
manner-organizers (at) helsinki.fi. The abstract should be included in the body
of the message. Please indicate clearly whether your abstract is intended as a
poster or a section paper.

E-mail submissions are strongly recommended. However, if you prefer sending your
abstract by ordinary mail (address below), please provide an e-mail address as a
contact address. Participants will be notified about acceptance by the end of
April 2007. The abstracts will be published on the web pages of the symposium at


Registration fees:
- general: EUR 50
- members of the association: EUR 25
- undergraduate students free

Participants from abroad are requested to pay in cash upon arrival.
Participants from Finland may send the registration fee by giro account
no 800013-1424850 to The Linguistic Association of Finland (SKY)/ Symposium or
pay in cash upon arrival.

In case you have further questions please email:
manner-organizers (at) helsinki.fi

Check for information updates at the symposium website:

Organizing committee:

Pentti Haddington
Kari Hiltula
Emmi Hynönen
Heidi Merimaa
Urpo Nikanne (chair)
Alexandre Nikolaev
Kaius Sinnemäki

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