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Confs: Holism, women & language, Penn Linguistics Coll

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  2. Susan Ervin-Tripp, Women and Language Conference
  3. , 1992 Penn Linguistics Colloquium

Message 1: New Holism Conference

Date: Mon, 9 Dec 1991 21:28 EST
From: <LEFOREZODIAC.bitnet>
Subject: New Holism Conference
 MEANING HOLISM
 NEW SUMMER SEMINAR
 Directors: JERRY FODOR & ERNIE LEPORE
 Location: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
 Dates: June 29 - August 14, 1992 (seven weeks)
 Holism about meaning and intention content has shaped much of what is most
characteristic of contemporary philosophy of language and philosophy of mind.
The seminar is devoted to the question whether the individuation of the
contents of thoughts and linguistic expressions is inherently holistic. For
example, we will discuss arguments that are alleged to show that the meaning of
a scientific hypothesis depends on the entire theory that entails it, or that
the content of a concept depends on the entire belief system of which it is a
part. Implications of holistic semantics for other philosophical issues
(intentional explanation, translation Realism, skepticism, connectionism, etc.)
will also be explored. Authors to be read include Quine, Davidson, Lewis,
Block, Field, Dummett, Dennett, Churchland and others. In addition, we will use
Holism: a Shopper's Guide, Fodor, J. and E. LePore, 1992, Basil Blackwell.
 The National Endowment for the Humanities will provide a summer stipend of
$3,600 for travel, book and living expenses, to those selected as participants
in this seminar. Applications must be postmarked not later than 2 March, 1992.
For further information and for application forms, please write to:
 Meaning Holism Seminar
 Philosophy Department
 Davidson Hall
 Douglass Campus, Rutgers University
 New Brunswick, NJ 08903 (USA)
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Message 2: Women and Language Conference

Date: Wed, 11 Dec 91 18:12:50 -0800
From: Susan Ervin-Tripp <ervin-trcogsci.Berkeley.EDU>
Subject: Women and Language Conference
W O M E N A N D L A N G U A G E C O N F E R E N C E
Berkeley, California April 4-5 1992
Focusing primarily on definitions of LINGUISTIC POWER,
the conference will explore the possibility of forging a closer
connection between feminist theory and language-based research.
The organizers welcome papers which propose new definitions of
linguistic power and which analyze the workings of power in discourse.
Interdisciplinary papers which address the intersection of gender,
race, and class in language use are particularly welcome.
We will explore the question of whether feminist theoretical approaches
can be integrated into present linguistic models or whether we
instead need to reorient existing parameters of linguistic analysis.
ABSTRACTS DEADLINE: February 5, 1992.
Contact: Women and Language Conference Organizers; 2337 Dwinelle Hall,
Department of Linguistics Tel: 510-642-2757
University of Berkeley E-mail: khallgarnet.berkeley.edu
Berkeley CA 94720.
Registration fees: Before March 20, 1992: $10 students; $15 non-students.
After March 20, 1992: $15 students, $20 non-students.
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Message 3: 1992 Penn Linguistics Colloquium

Date: Thu, 12 Dec 91 17:10:57 EST
From: <nagycherry.ling.upenn.edu>
Subject: 1992 Penn Linguistics Colloquium
The Sixteenth Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium will be held on Saturday and
Sunday, the 8th and 9th of February, 1992. The Colloquium is a yearly event
sponsored by the Penn Linguistics Club. The Colloquium has traditionally
provided a forum for Penn students and faculty to present their work; however,
we encourage participation by people from other institutions in the area.
	Please pass this information along to other members of your department
and institution. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact
us at the given address or send e-mail to nagyunagi.cis.upenn.edu
						Sincerely,
						The Colloquium Committee
 CALL FOR PAPERS
The Sixteenth Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium
Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 8 and 9, 1992, in the Houston Hall Auditorium
We welcome papers on any topic in linguistics. Speakers will have twenty
minutes for their presentation and five minutes for discussion and questions.
Prospective speakers should submit an abstract no later than Monday, Jan. 20,
1992 to:
	The Penn Linguistics Colloquium Committee
	Department of Linguistics
	619 Williams Hall
	University of Pennsylvania
	Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305
Abstracts should not exceed 350 words and should be accompanied by an index
card including your name, affiliation (department and institution), and the
general topic of your paper. If you wish to be contacted by e-mail, please
supply your address.
Colloquium participants are invited to submit their paper to the Penn Review
of Linguistics which will be published late in the spring following the
Colloquium.
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