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LINGUIST List 19.610

Fri Feb 22 2008

Calls: Cog Sci, Psycholing, Syntax/Netherlands; Applied Ling/Brazil

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

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        1.    Boban Arsenijević, Biosemantics
        2.    Matilde Scaramucci, III Simp.sobre Ens. de Português p/ Fal. de Espanhol

Message 1: Biosemantics
Date: 20-Feb-2008
From: Boban Arsenijević <b.arsenijevicuva.nl>
Subject: Biosemantics
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Full Title: Biosemantics
Short Title: BioSem

Date: 12-Sep-2008 - 14-Sep-2008
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact Person: Boban Arsenijević
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2008

Meeting Description:

Workshop on the status of semantics in the biolinguistic approach to language

Call for Papers

Biosemantics: Semantics within the biolinguistic program

This workshop addresses foundational aspects of semantics within a broadly biolinguistic approach to language, where explanatory accounts to the semantic component of the language faculty (in comparison to the sensorimotor component, or syntax) are still lacking. The workshop's more specific focus is the question of how syntactic structures feed semantic interpretation. It is particularly devoted to the 'elements of truth', such as predication, categorization, and reference. Truth is the basic category and theoretical primitive around which most semantic theories have been built. But only very specific syntactic structures are evaluable for truth: not Noun Phrases, in particular. The origin of truth therefore throws up central questions in the pursuit of biolinguistics: the structure of the syntax-semantics interface and the mapping of syntactic to semantic categories, clause-structure, the theory of categories, the units of computation (phases), the truth-reference distinction, cross-linguistic variance in categorization, clause-structure, the growth of reference in acquisition, semantics and extra-linguistic domains, the neurological basis of the syntax-semantics interface, and the theory of predication. The conference is a part of the NWO-funded project on the 'Origins of truth'.

Please send a 2-page abstract (together with figures, examples and references, font size 12, margins at least 2.5cm) to b.arsenijevicuva.nl, by April 15th 2008. Limited travel stipends may be available.

Enoch Aboh,
Boban Arsenijevic,
Wolfram Hinzen,
Michiel van Lambalgen.

Confirmed invited speakers so far (further ones to be announced shortly):
Anne-Marie di Sciullo,
Tom Roeper,
Juan Uriagereka,
Andrea Moro.

Message 2: III Simp.sobre Ens. de Português p/ Fal. de Espanhol
Date: 14-Feb-2008
From: Matilde Scaramucci <matildeunicamp.br>
Subject: III Simp.sobre Ens. de Português p/ Fal. de Espanhol
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Full Title: III Simp.sobre Ens. de Português p/ Fal. de Espanhol
Short Title: 3sepfe

Date: 21-Jul-2008 - 23-Jul-2008
Location: Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Contact Person: Matilde Scaramucci
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.iel.unicamp.br/3sepfe

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Portuguese

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2008

Meeting Description:

O I Simpósio sobre Ensino de Português para Falantes de Espanhol ocorreu em março de 2003, na Universidade do Arizona, nos Estados Unidos e o II em março de 2006, na Universidade de Stanford. O III vai ser realizado na Universidade Estadual de Campinas e tem como objetivo dar continuidade aos debates na área de ensino e aprendizagem de português como língua estrangeira ou segunda língua e abrir novas oportunidades para a troca de idéias e construção conjunta de metodologias contemporâneas direcionadas a falantes de espanhol.

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