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LINGUIST List 19.195

Wed Jan 16 2008

Calls: Discourse Analysis,Socioling/USA; Discourse Analysis/Germany

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


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        1.    Andrea Olinger, Conference on Language, Interaction, and Culture
        2.    Anton Benz, Constraints in Discourse III


Message 1: Conference on Language, Interaction, and Culture
Date: 15-Jan-2008
From: Andrea Olinger <clicgsahumnet.ucla.edu>
Subject: Conference on Language, Interaction, and Culture
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Full Title: Conference on Language, Interaction, and Culture
Short Title: CLIC

Date: 22-May-2008 - 24-May-2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Contact Person: Netta Avineri
Meeting Email: clicgsahumnet.ucla.edu
Web Site: http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/al/clic/conferenceinfo.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; Discourse
Analysis; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2008

Meeting Description

The 14th Annual Conference on Language, Interaction, and Culture (CLIC) seeks
submissions for presentations and posters that address topics at the
intersection of language, interaction, and culture. Approaches include, but are
not limited to, conversation analysis, discourse analysis, ethnography of
communication, ethnomethodology, interactional sociolinguistics, language
ideologies, and language socialization.

Call for Papers

14th Annual Conference on Language, Interaction, and Culture
May 22-24, 2008
University of California, Los Angeles

Presented by

The Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture Graduate Student
Association (CLIC-GSA) at the University of California, Los Angeles
and
The Language, Interaction, and Social Organization Graduate Student
Association (LISO-GSA) at the University of California, Santa Barbara

Plenary Speakers

Asif Agha
Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania

Kris GutiƩrrez
Education, University of California, Los Angeles

Douglas Maynard
Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Suzanne Wertheim
Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles; University of Maryland

Submissions should address topics at the intersection of language, interaction,
and culture. Approaches include, but are not limited to, conversation analysis,
discourse analysis, ethnography of communication, ethnomethodology,
interactional sociolinguistics, language ideologies, and language socialization.

Abstracts for presentations and posters are welcome from graduate students
and faculty. Presentations that include video and/or audio recordings of
naturalistic interaction are encouraged. Speakers will have 20 minutes for
presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. A subset of papers presented at
the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, Crossroads
of Language, Interaction, and Culture, Volume 7, 2009.

Abstracts are due no later than Friday, February 15, 2008, by electronic
submission only. The submission guidelines are provided below and on the
CLIC-GSA website (http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/al/clic/).

Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture Graduate Student Association
(CLIC-GSA)
University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Applied Linguistics
P.O. BOX 951531 3300 Rolfe Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1531
clicgsahumnet.ucla.edu
www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/al/clic

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts should be submitted through the CLIC-GSA website
(http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/al/clic/abstractsubmit.htm).
Please provide the following information:

- Whether the abstract is for a presentation or a poster
- The name(s) of the author(s)
- The affiliation(s) of the author(s)
- The preferred mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address for
notification
- The title of the paper
- Any equipment requirements
- An abstract no longer than 500 words
- Any additional comments

Abstracts should clearly state the main point or argument of the paper; briefly
discuss the problem or research question with reference to previous research and
the work's relevance to developments in the field; and may include a short
example to support the main point or argument. Conclusions should be stated,
however tentative.

Abstracts should be accessible to a wide audience, as they will be reviewed
by scholars from a variety of language-related fields, such as anthropology,
applied linguistics, education, and sociology. Presentations and posters will be
accepted based on reviewers' evaluations of the anonymous abstracts.

The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is Friday, February 15, 2008.
Late submissions will not be accepted. Notification of acceptance or
non-acceptance will be sent via e-mail in March 2008.

Conference registration is free at the CLIC-GSA website:
http://www.humnet.ucla.edu/humnet/al/clic/registration.htm
Message 2: Constraints in Discourse III
Date: 15-Jan-2008
From: Anton Benz <benzzas.gwz-berlin.de>
Subject: Constraints in Discourse III
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Full Title: Constraints in Discourse III
Short Title: CID III

Date: 30-Jul-2008 - 01-Aug-2008
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Contact Person: Anton Benz
Meeting Email: benzzas.gwz-berlin.de
Web Site: http://www.constraints-in-discourse.org

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 25-Apr-2008

Meeting Description

Semantics and Pragmatics of Discourse Interpretation and Generation.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for presenting recent research
on constraints in discourse. The target areas include the recognition of
discourse structure as well as the interpretation and generation of discourse in
a broad variety of domains. The workshop offers a forum for researchers from
diverse formal approaches, including but not limited to:
- Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST)
- Segmented Discourse Representation Theory (SDRT)
- Tree Adjoining Grammars
- Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG)
- The QUD Modell
- Plan Based Reasoning
- Abductive Reasoning
- Gricean Pragmatics
- Speech Act Theory

We invite talks that further our theoretical understanding of the role of
constraints in discourse, as well as empirical studies that shed light on
their empirical validity. The conference is explicitly intended for discussion
and comparison of theoretical accounts that lay the ground for applications. It
is not intended as a platform for system demonstrations. Specific topics might
relate to:
- Anaphora Resolution
- Co-reference
- Dialogical vs. Monological Discourse
- Questions and Answers
- Lexicon and Discourse Relations
- Cognitive Modeling
- Underspecification and Nonmonotonic Inferences
etc.

The organisers are planning to publish a book based on the contributions to
this workshop.

Publication (and workshop) language is English.

Workshop on Constraints in Discourse

http://www.constraints-in-discourse.org

This is the third in a series of workshops entitled ''Constraints in
Discourse''.

It is a linguistic commonplace to say that the meaning of text is more than the
conjunction of the meaning of its sentences. But what exactly are the rules that
govern its interpretation, and what are the constraints that define well-formed
discourse? For a long time, the development of precise frameworks of discourse
interpretation has been hampered by the lack of a deeper understanding of the
dependencies between different discourse units. Recent years have seen a
considerable advance in this field. A number of strong constraints have been
proposed that restrict the sequencing and attaching of segments at various
descriptive levels, as well as the interpretation of their interrelations.

Invited Speakers

Laurence Danlos, Universite Paris 7
Julia Hirschberg, Columbia University
Paul Piwek, Open University
Bonnie Webber, U Edinburgh, UK

Paper Submission

Researchers interested in contributing a paper to the workshop are invited to
submit an abstract that spans not more than 3 pages in PDF or PS (single column,
10pt font size, A4 paper, including a bibliography) using the form at the
workshop website (http://www.constraints-in-discourse.org). Reviews will be done
blindly; the abstracts may accordingly not include explicit hints that
allow the identification of the authors (such as ''in paper (...) we show that'').

Important Dates

Conf: July 30th-August, 1st, 2008
Deadline for Submissions: April 25th, 2008
Notification of Acceptance: May 17th, 2008
Final Abstracts due: July 12th, 2008

Program Committee

Anton Benz, ZAS Berlin, Germany
Laurence Danlos, Universite Paris 7, France
Markus Egg, RU Groningen, Netherlands
Julia Hirschberg, Columbia University, USA
Peter Kuehnlein, RU Groningen, Netherlands
Paul Piwek, Open Univerity, UK
Gisela Redeker, RU Groningen, Netherlands
David Schlangen, U Potsdam, Germany
Manfred Stede, U Potsdam, Germany
Bonnie Webber, U Edinburgh, UK

Organisation

Organisation Committee:
Anton Benz, ZAS Berlin, Germany
Markus Egg, RU Groningen, Netherlands
Peter Kuehnlein, RU Groningen, Netherlands
Gisela Redeker, RU Groningen, Netherlands
Manfred Stede, Uni Potsdam, Germany

Local Organisation

Anton Benz, ZAS Berlin, Germany
Manfred Stede, Uni Potsdam, Germany



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