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LINGUIST List 18.736

Fri Mar 09 2007

Calls: Semantics,Syntax/France; Socioling/Croatia

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

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        1.    Claire Beyssade, 7th Syntax and Semantics Conference
        2.    Jagoda Granic, HDPL 2007 - Language Policy and Language Reality

Message 1: 7th Syntax and Semantics Conference
Date: 08-Mar-2007
From: Claire Beyssade <claire.beyssadeehess.fr>
Subject: 7th Syntax and Semantics Conference

Full Title: 7th Syntax and Semantics Conference
Short Title: CSSP 2007

Date: 04-Oct-2007 - 06-Oct-2007
Location: Paris, France
Contact Person: Patricia Cabredo Hofherr
Meeting Email: infocssp.cnrs.fr
Web Site: http://www.cssp.cnrs.fr/index_en.html

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2007

Meeting Description:
CSSP welcomes papers combining empirical inquiry and formal explicitness. The
conference aims at favouring comparisons between different theoretical frameworks.

Second Call for Paper

CSSP 2007
7th Syntax and Semantics Conference in Paris
04-Oct-2007 - 06-Oct-2007

Invited Speakers:
Guglielmo Cinque (Venice)
Denis Creissels (Lyon 2)
Mary Dalrymple (Oxford)
Laurence R. Horn (Yale)
Chris Kennedy (Northwestern)

CSSP welcomes papers combining empirical inquiry and formal explicitness. The
conference aims at favouring comparisons between different theoretical frameworks.

CSSP conferences combine a general session and a thematic session.

General Session:
submissions for the general session may address any topic on
- syntax
- semantics
- the syntax-semantics interface.

Thematic Session:
the thematic session will focus on
The syntax and semantics of comparison

CSSP 2007 invites submissions for 20-minute presentations (plus 10-minute
discussions). Abstracts should be at most 2 pages in length (including examples
and references) written in French or English. Please adhere to the page limit.
The same person may submit at most one abstract as a sole author and one as a

Abstracts must be anonymous and should be sent by e-mail (plain ASCII, rtf, ps
or pdf) to:
Write the (first) author's name plus the word 'abstract' in the subject line of
your message (e.g., 'DuPont abstract'), and include author name(s), affiliation,
contact information and the title of the abstract in the body of the email.
For co-authored papers indicate the email address that we should use for

Abstracts should reach us by April 30, 2007.

For more information:
Web site: http://www.cssp.cnrs.fr/cssp2007/index_en.html
E-mail: infocssp.cnrs.fr

Submission deadline: April 30, 2007
Notification of acceptance: June 30, 2007
Program: July 15, 2007
CSSP 2007: October 4-6 2007

Organising commitee: Claire Beyssade (CNRS-J. Nicod, chair), Olivier Bonami
(Paris 4), Alda Mari (CNRS-J. Nicod)

Scientific commitee: Claire Beyssade (CNRS-J. Nicod, chair), Olivier Bonami
(Paris 4), Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (CNRS-Paris 8), Francis Corblin (Paris 4),
Danièle Godard (CNRS-Paris 7), Jean-Marie Marandin (CNRS-Paris 7), Alda Mari
(CNRS-J. Nicod)
Message 2: HDPL 2007 - Language Policy and Language Reality
Date: 07-Mar-2007
From: Jagoda Granic <jgranicffst.hr>
Subject: HDPL 2007 - Language Policy and Language Reality

Full Title: HDPL 2007 - Language Policy and Language Reality
Short Title: HDPL/CALS 2007

Date: 24-May-2007 - 26-May-2007
Location: Split, Croatia
Contact Person: Jagoda Granic
Meeting Email: jgranicffst.hr; linguahdpl.hr
Web Site: http://www.hdpl.hr

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

The focus of the conference will be on language policy as a part of
sociolinguistics. The conference will address a broad range of topics in
language planning (status planning, language rights, corpus planning, language
planning / policy of language education), language cultivation, political
discourse, linguistic manipulation, attitudes toward languages (discrimination
and xenophobia, language hygiene), sociolinguistic aspects of languages in
contact, strategies of Croatian language policy, unity and diversity of language
policy in the EU (majority and minority languages, language policy of European
institutions, languages and their teaching in Europe), global language policy -
challenges of global communication and the future of language diversity.

Deadline for abstract submission: March, 31st 2007.

Call for Papers

21st HDPL International Conference on Language Policy and Language Reality

May, 24th - 26th 2007
Split (Croatia)

Key-note speakers:

Paul-Louis Thomas (France)
Valerij Mokienko (Russia)
Ranko Bugarski (Serbia)

Conference venue: HAZU - Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts Institute of
Scientific and Artistic Work - Split (The Milesi Palace, Trg brace Radic 7)

Dates: May, 24th-26th 2007

Application procedure: the registration form, including the paper abstract
is to be sent as an attachment to: linguahdpl.hr and jgranicffst.hr by
March, 31st 2007 at the latest.
Presenters may submit only one paper proposal (either as presenters or
Incomplete registration forms will not be taken into consideration!
The call for papers and the registration form are available at: www.hdpl.hr

The official languages of the conference are Croatian and English.

Detailed information about Split (city map, events, accommodation) can be
found at: www.visitsplit.com

Book the hotel accommodation as soon as possible.

Organizing committee:

Jagoda Granic, president
Maja Bratanic
Sanja Brbora
Sanja Curkovic Kalebic
Zeljka Fink
Anuska Nakic
Yvonne Vrhovac

Program committee:

Damir Kalogjera, president
Jagoda Granic
Dubravko Skiljan
Maria Cichonska (Poland)
Zoltán Kövecses (Hungary)
Juhani Nuorluoto (Finland)
Vesna Pozgaj Hadzi (Slovenia)

Key topics:

Language Policy as a Hybrid Phenomenon

''Policy'' or ''policies''?
Language policy as part of policy in general.
Language policy as part of linguistics.
Interpenetration of languages and policies.
Language as a focus for social, legal, economic and political debates.
Language as a form of political behavior.

Language Policy as a Part of Sociolinguistics

The social context of language policy
Principles of language policy - rules in language and control over usage
Elements of language policy
Explicit (official) and implicit (tacit) language policy
State language policy: ''external'' and ''internal''
Language as an instrument of political (social) control
Mandated and liberal language policies

Language Planning
- Status planning (defining the communication space and the domain of all
idioms in public communication)
The standard and the nonstandard idiom(s)
Official language or languages

Language rights
Equality of official languages
The status of majority and minority languages: (un)democratic language policies
Practical implementation of language policy (mechanisms)
Equality of languages:
- Legal and functional equality of languages and scripts in a multinational
community: prestige language(s)
- Official use of languages and scripts of autochthonous (national and
ethnic) and other minorities

- Corpus planning (standardization and language norms)
Compilation of normative reference works: monolingual and multilingual
dictionaries (general, specialized and terminological), grammars,
orthographic dictionaries, manuals of correct usage; thesauruses
Changes (restandardization) in spelling, pronunciation, lexicon and grammar
Language purism and loanwords

- Language acquisition planning (policy of language education)
Teaching the mother tongue and the language of the environment: creating
Teaching the mother tongue as a foreign language
Languages in the educational program
Strategy of teaching foreign languages: intensity, choice and number of
Linguistic, communicational, and pragmatic competence
Bilingualism vs. assimilation

Language Cultivation

Role of institutions in promoting (maintaining) language cultivation
Social (lack of) concern - institutionalized influence upon language
Spoken and written language (degree of literacy)
Creative use of language
Development of linguistic and communicational ability
Culture of verbal communication (pragmatics and rhetoric)
Linguistic culture (knowledge about language and the languages of the world)
Interculturality and tolerance.

Language, Politics, Ideology

Language policy and political discourse (mythologization)
The language of public communication - an object of ideologization
Linguistic manipulation: political rhetoric (euphemisms, metaphors,
metonymy, analogies, ellipses, comparisons...)
Newspeak and political correctness

Attitudes toward Languages

Populist attitudes
Attitudes toward different idioms of one's own language
Attitudes (individual and social) toward foreign languages
Discrimination and xenophobia
Language hygiene
''Covert'' and relative prestige

Sociolinguistic Aspects of Languages in Contact

Multilingualism (societal multilingualism, individual bilingualism, diglossia)
Choice of languages/idioms in private/public communication in all domains
Stratification of language (horizontal, vertical and functional)

Strategies of Croatian Language Policy

Identity of the language
The Croatian language in the EU
The Croatian language as a second/foreign language
Development of language culture - a language law?

Unity and Diversity of Language Policy in the European Union

Language autonomy
Language federalism
Institutional multilingualism
Promotion and defense of state languages
Language unification (state languages - national languages)
Coexistence of languages: majority and minority languages
Protection or acceptance of language minorities

- Language policy of European institutions
Official / protocol and working languages
Small languages

- Languages and their teaching in Europe
Second-language teaching - languages in the educational program
Teaching methods / pedagogy in teaching foreign languages
The policy of promoting language diversity

Global Language Policy - Challenges of Global Communication

Language imperialism
International English or World English - convergent tendencies
Contact / auxiliary languages - planned languages
Language policy in the virtual world: sociocybernetics

The Future of Language Diversity:

Small and large languages
Language death and revival
The linguistic map of the world

Contact information:

Person: Jagoda Granic
Email: linguahdpl.hr; jgranicffst.hr
Website: http://www.hdpl.hr

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