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LINGUIST List 19.449

Thu Feb 07 2008

Calls: General Linguistics/Germany; Cognitive Science/Sweden

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


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        1.    Jacques Jayez, ESSLLI 2008 - Free Choiceness: Facts, Models, Problems
        2.    Christina Alm-Arvius, Modified: The Stockholm 2008 Metaphor Festival


Message 1: ESSLLI 2008 - Free Choiceness: Facts, Models, Problems
Date: 07-Feb-2008
From: Jacques Jayez <jjayezens-lsh.fr>
Subject: ESSLLI 2008 - Free Choiceness: Facts, Models, Problems
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Full Title: ESSLLI 2008 - Free Choiceness: Facts, Models, Problems

Date: 11-Aug-2008 - 15-Aug-2008
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Contact Person: Jacques Jayez
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://elico.linguist.jussieu.fr/fc-esslli08.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 08-Mar-2008

Meeting Description:

Approaches to the description and modelling of free choice items.

Organised as part of the European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information ESSLLI 2008 (http://www.illc.uva.nl/ESSLLI2008/), 4–15 August, 2008 in Hamburg, Germany

Call for Papers

So called Free Choice Items (words like 'any' in English) are represented in the lexicon of most natural languages. Roughly speaking, they express equivalence between the members of a set from different points of view (practical, inferential, affective). In addition to raising difficult descriptive problems for linguists, they prove challenging for formal and cognitive theories that explore the relations between linguistic meaning, reasoning abilities and emotions.

The general goal of the workshop is to offer an up to date guided tour of this complex landscape and to bring out the major threads of the debate.

Topics:
The theme of the workshop brings up questions like the following:
Free Choiceness and the treatment of alternatives
Subtrigging
Attitudinal values: widening, indifference, derogatory uses, etc. Are they peripheral or core values?
(In)definiteness and quantification: the existential vs. universal debate
Free Choice items in diachrony
Free relatives
The relation of Free Choiceness to polarity sensitivity

Invited Speakers:

Veneeta Dayal Rutgers University USA

Rob van Rooy ILLC Amsterdam Holland

Important Dates:

Submissions: March 8, 2008
Notification: April 21, 2008
Preliminary programme: May 5, 2008
ESSLLI early registration: May 2008
Final papers for proceedings: May 17, 2008
Final programme: June 23, 2008

Workshop dates: 11-15 August 2008

Scientific Committee:

Jacques Jayez ENS Lyon France
Lucia Tovena Université Paris 7 France
Veneeta Dayal Rutgers University USA
Cleo Condoravdi Xerox USA
Francis Corblin Université Paris 4 France
Rob van Rooy ILLC Amsterdam Holland



Message 2: Modified: The Stockholm 2008 Metaphor Festival
Date: 07-Feb-2008
From: Christina Alm-Arvius <MetaphorfestivalEnglish.su.se>
Subject: Modified: The Stockholm 2008 Metaphor Festival
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Full Title: Modified: The Stockholm 2008 Metaphor Festival
Short Title: SMF

Date: 18-Sep-2008 - 19-Sep-2008
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Contact Person: Christina Alm-Arvius
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http:// www.english.su.se/research/metaphorfestival

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 10-Mar-2008

Meeting Description:

Please note: This modified issue contains a correction on the deadline for submitting abstracts.

The Stockholm Metaphor Festival is a yearly international symposium on
figurative language at the English Department, Stockholm University.

Call for Papers

Call Deadline: 10 March 2008
The Stockholm 2008 Metaphor Festival:
Invitation to submit abstracts

Both linguists and literary scholars are invited to submit abstracts for a
talk or a poster presentation at The Stockholm 2008 Metaphor Festival,
which will be on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 September 2008 at the English
Department, Stockholm University. We would like to have your abstract by
Monday 10 March 2008. It should be sent to the following email address:
MetaphorfestivalEnglish.su.se . Each talk will be allotted 30 minutes at
the Festival, roughly 20 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for
discussion. Information about acceptance of abstracts will be emailed to
you in April.

We welcome abstracts on talks and poster presentations from different
research perspectives, dealing with many different aspects of the field of
figurative language and its occurrence in various types of natural language
communication. In other words, contributions to the Festival can be about
the character and use of tropes such as metaphor, metonymy, simile,
oxymoron, hyperbole and punning, as well as on the character and use of
schemes such as end rhyme, alliteration and parallelism.

There is more information about the Metaphor Festival on our home page: www.english.su.se/research/metaphorfestival





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