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LINGUIST List 19.1959

Fri Jun 20 2008

Calls: General Ling/USA; Cog Sci,Lang Acq,Discourse Analysis/Germany

Editor for this issue: F. Okki Kurniawan <okkilinguistlist.org>


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        1.    William McClure, 18th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference
        2.    Marcus Callies, Bi-directional Perspectives in the Cognitive Sciences


Message 1: 18th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference
Date: 20-Jun-2008
From: William McClure <wmccluregc.cuny.edu>
Subject: 18th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference
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Full Title: 18th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference
Short Title: JK18

Date: 13-Nov-2008 - 15-Nov-2008
Location: New York, New York, USA
Contact Person: William McClure
Meeting Email: jk18cunygmail.com
Web Site: http://web.gc.cuny.edu/Linguistics/events/jk18/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Japanese (jpn), Korean (kor)

Call Deadline: 01-Jul-2008

Meeting Description:

The 18th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference aims to provide a forum for the
presentation of research from any linguistic subdiscipline that contributes to
our understanding of the structure of Japanese and Korean and/or the structure
of linguistic theory.

Second and final Call for Papers

18th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference

Call Deadline: 01-Jul-2008

The 18th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference will be held on November 13-15,
2008, at The Graduate Center of The City University of New York.

Invited speakers are:
Junko Itô and Armin Mester (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Maria Polinsky (Harvard University)
Peter Sells (SOAS)
Sung-Ock Sohn (University of California, Los Angeles)
Yukinori Takubo (Kyoto University)

Abstracts are solicited for 20-minute presentations (followed by 10 minutes for
discussion) on any subfield of Japanese and Korean linguistics.

Anonymous, maximally two-page abstracts (in a font no smaller than 11pt.),
written in English, should be submitted as PDF attachments to an E-mail message
addressed to: jk18cunygmail.com.

The subject line of the E-mail message should read: ''abstract'', followed by
the (first) author's last name and first initial, in that order. In the body of
the email message, please provide the following information: (1) the category
(formal or functional) and subfield (syntax, semantics, pragmatics, etc.) of the
abstract (e.g.: ''Formal/Syntax'', ''Functional/Discourse''); (2) the full title
of the abstract; (3) the name(s) of the author(s); (4) the affiliation(s) of the
author(s); (5) the contact information for the author(s).

A maximum of one single-authored abstract and one co-authored abstract may be
submitted per person.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is: July 1, 2008. Authors will be
notified of acceptance of their abstracts in early September 2008.

For queries about the conference, please send an email message with the word
''query'' in the subject line to: jk18cunygmail.com. The conference web site
can be found at: http://web.gc.cuny.edu/Linguistics/events/jk18/index.html.

The JK18 Organizing Committee:
Marcel den Dikken
William McClure
Message 2: Bi-directional Perspectives in the Cognitive Sciences
Date: 18-Jun-2008
From: Marcus Callies <calliesstaff.uni-marburg.de>
Subject: Bi-directional Perspectives in the Cognitive Sciences
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Full Title: Bi-directional Perspectives in the Cognitive Sciences

Date: 27-Feb-2009 - 01-Mar-2009
Location: Marburg, Germany
Contact Person: Marcus Callies
Meeting Email: calliesstaff.uni-marburg.de
Web Site: http://www.staff.uni-marburg.de/~callies/BPCS/BPCSindex.html

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Language
Acquisition; Ling & Literature

Call Deadline: 01-Aug-2008

Meeting Description:

Aiming at bringing together researchers who engage in the trans-disciplinary
study of cognitive phenomena, this conference intends to investigate the
bi-directionality, that is, the mutual heuristic applicability of diverse (and
possibly complementary) research topics and methodologies in the cognitive
sciences.

While the application of methods used in cognitive linguistics and psychology to
literary texts, for instance, has enriched our interpretations of literature,
how could cognitive phenomena reflected in literature help to uncover similar
manifestations and refine their study in more traditional cognitive sciences
such as linguistics and psychology? To what extent can techniques used in
cognitive approaches to linguistic and literary analysis be beneficial to
studies in language acquisition and teaching - and how does the latter affect
the former? How do different mapping processes - for example, metaphors of
embodiment in non-Western cultures - contribute to our understanding of
seemingly universal metaphorical mappings? And how can applied cognitive
linguistics benefit from potential parallels in cross-cultural mappings?

Keynote Speakers

Beate Hampe (Jena)
Susanne Niemeier (Konstanz)
Gerard Steen (Amsterdam)
Peter Stockwell (Nottingham)

We would like to encourage further submission of papers from scholars working in
the fields of linguistics, language acquisition and teaching, literary and
cultural studies, anthropology, psychology, sociology, and others, that explore
how cognitive approaches within these disciplines can enrich and illuminate one
another.

Selected papers will be published in a peer-reviewed volume.

Please send abstracts (as pdf-attachments) of no more than 300 words (excluding
references) by 1 August 2008 to Wolfram Keller (kellerw AT staff.uni-marburg.de).

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