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LINGUIST List 19.2709

Sun Sep 07 2008

Calls: General Ling,Ling & Literature/Sweden; Comp Ling/Netherlands

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


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        1.    Una Cunningham, Urban and Rural Landscapes
        2.    Barbara Plank, CLIN 19: Computational Linguistics in The Netherlands


Message 1: Urban and Rural Landscapes
Date: 04-Sep-2008
From: Una Cunningham <ucadu.se>
Subject: Urban and Rural Landscapes
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Full Title: Urban and Rural Landscapes

Date: 06-Nov-2008 - 07-Nov-2008
Location: Falun, Sweden
Contact Person: Una Cunningham
Meeting Email: ucadu.se

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2008

Meeting Description:

Urban and Rural Landscapes: Language, Literature, and Culture in Modern Ireland

Papers are welcome from a broad range of disciplines including: Literary
Studies; Ecocriticism; Media/Film Studies; Cultural Studies and Popular Culture;
Postcolonial Studies; Gender Studies; Critical Theory; Linguistics Studies.

2nd Call For Papers: Urban and Rural Landscapes: Language, Literature, and
Culture in Modern Ireland, DUCIS, Dalarna University, Sweden, 6-7 November 2008

Throughout the twentieth-century Ireland has seen its rural and urban landscapes
undergo dramatic change. For centuries, rural Ireland had been central to the
socio-politics of the island, but in the post-Second World War years there has
been a ''widespread rejection of rural life'' (Brown 2004: 199) with the rural
population migrating abroad or to the urban centres in the island. Thus by the
1970s, the population of Dublin and its environs consisted of over a million
people, doubling the figures from the early 1950s. The Celtic Tiger economy and
the post-Tiger context of the present moment have also seen dramatic changes in
the landscapes of rural and urban Ireland. Urban centres have grown rapidly in
numbers and in the diversity of origins of their population; rural areas have
changed significantly with the establishment of multinational companies, and an
increasing number of people moving to the countryside and commuting to work in
urban areas. The aim of this conference is to analyze these changing urban and
rural landscapes, both physical and psychic, mapping how they are reflected in
literature, culture, and language from the turn of the twentieth century to the
present day. Papers are welcome from a broad range of disciplines including:
Literary Studies; Ecocriticism; Media/Film Studies; Cultural Studies and Popular
Culture; Postcolonial Studies; Gender Studies; Critical Theory; Linguistics
Studies. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
- Cosmopolitan hybridity and the ''real Ireland''
- New suburbs and new Irish identities
- Pastoral nostalgia/Urban malaise
- Women in urban and rural Ireland
- Religion and the urban/rural experience
- The representation of sacred spaces in Irish art and literature
- Fairy tale and folklore, especially works of Wilde, Lady Gregory and W.B. Yeats
- Irish peasantry and nation-building
- Ambiguities of primitivism in the construction of Irish identity
- Tradition and modernity in urban/rural Ireland
- Urban and rural expressions of Irishness; City slickers and country bumpkins
- The city as spectacle and the theatrical spaces of Dublin Covert and overt
prestige in rural and urban Ireland
- Traditional/modern: Variation and change in Irish English
- Urban trends and rural conservatism

The following plenary speakers will participate:
Prof. Raymond Hickey, Dept. for Anglophone Studies, University of Duisburg and
Essen
Dr. Kieran Keohane, Dept. of Sociology, University College Cork
Prof. Kevin McCafferty, Dept. of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen.
Prof. Catherine Nash, Dept. of Geography, Queen Mary, University of London

Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be sent by email to Irene Gilsenan
Nordin (igndu.se) and to Carmen Zamorano Llena (czadu.se, while abstracts
dealing with nineteenth-century subjects/authors should be sent to Florina
Tufescu-Fransson ftfdu.se. Abstracts dealing with language/linguistics should
be sent to Una Cunningham (ucadu.se). The deadline for submission of abstracts
is 30 September 2008. A selection of the papers presented at the conference will
be published in book form.
Message 2: CLIN 19: Computational Linguistics in The Netherlands
Date: 04-Sep-2008
From: Barbara Plank <b.plankrug.nl>
Subject: CLIN 19: Computational Linguistics in The Netherlands
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Full Title: CLIN 19: Computational Linguistics in The Netherlands
Short Title: CLIN 19

Date: 22-Jan-2009 - 22-Jan-2009
Location: Groningen, The Netherlands, Netherlands
Contact Person: Barbara Plank
Meeting Email: clinrug.nl
Web Site: http://www.let.rug.nl/clin/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 17-Nov-2008

Meeting Description:

The Nineteenth Annual Meeting of Computational Linguistics in
The Netherlands (CLIN) will be held on Thursday 22 January 2009
in Groningen, The Netherlands.

CLIN 19 - Call for Abstracts

Computational Linguistics in The Netherlands
Thursday 22 January 2009
http://www.let.rug.nl/clin/

We invite abstract submissions on all aspects of computational linguistics and
related language technologies.

Submission Instructions

Authors should submit an abstract in English. The abstract should contain:
- author name, address, affiliation, and email address
- abstract title
- abstract text (250 words maximum)
- preference for oral presentation or a poster

Abstracts should be sent by email to: clinrug.nl by Monday 17 November 2008.

Important Dates:
Monday 17 November 2008: Deadline for submitting abstracts
Friday 21 November 2008: Notification of acceptance
Thursday 22 January 2009: CLIN in Groningen

Invited Talk:
The invited talk at CLIN 19 will be presented by Mirella Lapata from the
University of Edinburgh.

Co-located Event:
CLIN 19 will be co-located with TLT 7, the 7th International Workshop on
Treebanks and Linguistic Theories, which will be held on 23-24 January 2009, in
Groningen.

Organization:
Barbara Plank
Cagri Coltekin
Erik Tjong Kim Sang
Gertjan van Noord
Gosse Bouma
Jelena Prokic
Tim van de Cruys

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