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LINGUIST List 18.888

Fri Mar 23 2007

Calls: Gen Ling/Austria; Applied Ling/UK

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

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        1.    Eva Lavric, Language and Football
        2.    Gemma Belmonte, Hispanic Heritage: Folklore, Mythology and Fantasy

Message 1: Language and Football
Date: 22-Mar-2007
From: Eva Lavric <eva.lavricuibk.ac.at>
Subject: Language and Football

Full Title: Language and Football

Date: 26-Oct-2007 - 28-Oct-2007
Location: Innsbruck (Tyrol), Austria
Contact Person: Eva Lavric
Meeting Email: eva.lavricuibk.ac.at

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-May-2007

Meeting Description:

at the Austrian Conference of Linguists (ÖLT)
Innsbruck, 26-28/10/2007

Organized by: Eva Lavric, Gerhard Pisek,
Andrew Skinner, Wolfgang Stadler

Language and Football

On the occasion of Euro 2008 being held in Austria and Switzerland, we are
organizing a workshop about language and sport with a special emphasis on
football. Football should be at the centre, with topics ranging from
terminology, sports reporting, match commentaries (also cross-culturally) to
communication within multilingual football teams. Other areas can include:
conversations among people watching football on TV and genres such as media
interviews, rules of the game, advertising with football stars, sponsoring
discourse and promotional campaigns, football chants and songs, as well as the
teaching of football and football language.
We are also happy to accept contributions about other sports, provided they can
be related in a meaningful way to the football topics above. Other team sports
or medial / discourse genres about other sports can be included as long as they
help to elucidate football issues.
We encourage interdisciplinary work, as well as cross-cultural and cross-sports
Participants are asked to bring their finished papers to the workshop (style
sheets will be sent out in good time), as there will be a publication that
should, ideally, be presented on the occasion of Euro 2008.
Please send your abstracts before 31/05/07 to Eva.Lavricuibk.ac.at.
Message 2: Hispanic Heritage: Folklore, Mythology and Fantasy
Date: 22-Mar-2007
From: Gemma Belmonte <aclon11cervantes.es>
Subject: Hispanic Heritage: Folklore, Mythology and Fantasy

Full Title: Hispanic Heritage: Folklore, Mythology and Fantasy

Date: 11-Jun-2007 - 15-Jun-2007
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Gemma Belmonte
Meeting Email: aclon11cervantes.es
Web Site: http://www.unex.es/eweb/sil

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Language Family(ies): Spanish based

Call Deadline: 20-May-2007

Meeting Description:

Extremadura has a rich cultural heritage, with very significant contributions in
the field of oral traditions and mythology, and with an influence in the current
sphere of fantasy literature. The seminar is an opportunity to experience and
discover more about this heritage: myths and popular traditions, celebrations,
writers who develop the fantasy genre, etc. The aim, in turn, is to achieve
multi-disciplinary analyses and interpretations in order to examine educational
models and ways of spreading this knowledge for the 21st century, in particular,
contrasting the application of these materials for the teaching of Spanish as a
foreign language. The promotion and teaching of this cultural heritage is the
constant theme of the week's conferences, papers and debates.

This seminar is part of the "Extremadura Week" taking place at the Instituto
Cervantes in London, the aim of which is to offer an array of outstanding
activities about Extremadura, in particular those concerning heritage and

International Seminar
Hispanic Cultural Heritage: Folklore, Mythology and Fantasy Literature
11th-15th June 2007
Instituto Cervantes, London

To be hosted by the Instituto Cervantes in conjunction with the University of
Extremadura (Spain).

This seminar is part of the ''Extremadura Week'' taking place at the Instituto
Cervantes in London, the aim of which is to offer an array of outstanding
activities about Extremadura, in particular those concerning heritage and

Plenary speakers:

-Eloy Martos Núñez (University of Extremadura)
-Pedro Cerrillo Torremocha (University of Castilla-La Mancha)
-Ana Paula Guimarães (Institute of Traditional Literary Studies, Nova
University, Lisbon)
-Antonio Gómez Yebra (University of Málaga)

Contributions are invited to the above seminar, which aims to bring together
scholars from Spain and Great Britain, in any discipline, working on folklore,
mythology and fantasy literature from Iberian and British communities.

The official languages of the conference are Spanish and English.

We will be particularly interested in papers, panels and workshops on the
following themes:

-- Oral Heritage: folklore and popular traditions related to fantasy; myths and
traditions of the Iberian Peninsula and the British Isles

-- Literary Heritage: fantasy literature in Spanish and English; fantasy
literature and its sub-genres; fantasy literature and mythology compared;
literary-folklore relations in Hispanic and English literature; fantasy themes
and motifs; authors and literary works

-- Educational Heritage: cultural heritage as an educational resource; reading
skills and heritage; cultural and tourist itineraries based on myths and legends

-- Audiovisual Heritage: Myths in films and visual images

Papers should be designed to last no more than 20 minutes. Please send an
abstract of no more than 250 words and any panel proposals by 20th May 2007, to
the seminar organizer Eloy Martos on emarnungmail.com, with the subject heading
''Hispanic Cultural Heritage''. Papers can be presented in either Spanish or

After the seminar, and in order to be considered for publication, papers should
be submitted to the seminar organizer by 30 August 2007. Maximum length of 20
pages per paper should be observed, including notes and bibliography. Written
papers can be submitted by e-mail to the organizing committee.

Attendance at this event is free.

The University of Extremadura will provide certificates for presentation of
papers to those who request it. If you would like to attend, please send an
e-mail with your personal details and professional credentials to the seminar
secretary, Gemma Belmonte, at aclon11cervantes.es.

Full details of this seminar will be available soon on http://www.unex.es/eweb/sil.

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