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LINGUIST List 20.61

Wed Jan 07 2009

Calls: History of Ling/Japan;Philosophy of Lang,Semantics/United Kingdom

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Otto Zwartjes, 6th International Conference on Missionary Linguistics
        2.    Alexandra Arapinis, Semantics And Philosophy In Europe (Second Colloquium)


Message 1: 6th International Conference on Missionary Linguistics
Date: 06-Jan-2009
From: Otto Zwartjes <O.J.Zwartjesuva.nl>
Subject: 6th International Conference on Missionary Linguistics
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Full Title: 6th International Conference on Missionary Linguistics

Date: 16-Mar-2010 - 19-Mar-2010
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Contact Person: Otto Zwartjes
Meeting Email: O.J.Zwartjesuva.nl
Web Site: http://www.ub.uio.no/uhs/sok/fag/RomSpr/mislingtokyo/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2009

Meeting Description:

History of Linguistics, Missionary linguistics and Revitalising Older Linguistic
Documentation (16th-ca.19th century).

Call for Papers

After the discovery of the New World the Europeans began to establish their
hegemony in a new continent. European expansion, colonisation and
christianization of a large number and variety of Amerindian tribes was
accompanied by the study and recording of the native languages of the Americas.
In the same period, Christian missionary activities escalated in Asia,
especially the Far East, and in Russia, and a little later in Africa. In the
early 19th century, the Pacific became a new "America" for missionary
linguistics. This congress aims to outline the state of research done in the
field. The subjects are to some extent limited in time (focusing primarily on
the period 1492-1850) but not in space. This conference aims particularly at
inter-relating grammars written in different languages (Latin, Spanish,
Portuguese, English, French, Dutch, etc.), by missionaries of different orders
(Dominicans, Franciscans, Jesuits, etc.), and in different continents. We wish
to 'globalise' the discipline, crossing national and linguistic frontiers in
order to create new views and to open new horizons.

Papers
Each paper is allotted 30 minutes, including discussion. That leaves 20 minutes for
the presentation and 10 minutes for the discussion.

This congress aims to outline the state of research done in the field. The subjects
are to some extent limited in time (focusing primarily on the period 1492-ca.1850)
but not in space: we wish to 'globalise' the discipline, crossing national and
linguistic frontiers in order to create new views and to open new horizons.

We invite the participants to concentrate on the following issues:
- Missionary linguistics and linguistic thinking and grammatical theory in general
- Historical and political implications of missionary linguistics
- Methodology of description in missionary linguistics
- Didactic and pedagogical features of missionary grammars
- Innovations of individual missionaries. (lexicography, grammatical analysis,
phonology, morphology, syntax)
- Differences and/or similarities of works from different continents
- Differences and /or similarities between works written in Latin, Spanish,
Portuguese, French, English, Dutch, etc.
- Catholic and Protestant linguistic works
- The sources of missionary works (Latin, vernacular, etc.)
- The 16th and 17th century compared with the 18th century and (early) 19th
century and the question of periodization in linguistic theory

The organisers aim at publishing a book with a selection of the best papers from
the conference. All authors who have presented their papers at the conference
are invited to submit their papers for consideration for the proceedings.

Deadlines
March, 1 st, 2009:
- Deadline of subscription
- Summaries of the lectures. Languages: English or Spanish. Max. 2.500
characters. Mention: Name, institution, address, e-mail.

June, 1st, 2009:
- You will be informed if your lecture has been accepted and we send you the
provisional program.

We have the intention to publish a selection of the best papers.

Organisers:
Prof. Masayuki Toyoshima
mtoyojoao-roiz.jp joao-roiz.jp>
ILCAA, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa, Tokyo
University of Foreign Studies, Tokyo, Japan
Web Page <http://www.aa.tufs.ac.jp/index_e.html> (Research)

Dr. Emi Kishimoto
kishimotoeicu.ac.jp icu.ac.jp>
International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Otto Zwartjes
O.J.Zwartjesuva.nl uva.nl>
University of Amsterdam
Romance Linguistics
Spuistraat 134
1012 VB Amsterdam
The Netherlands

http://home.medewerker.uva.nl/o.j.zwartjes/
Message 2: Semantics And Philosophy In Europe (Second Colloquium)
Date: 06-Jan-2009
From: Alexandra Arapinis <alexandra.arapiniswanadoo.fr>
Subject: Semantics And Philosophy In Europe (Second Colloquium)
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Full Title: Semantics And Philosophy In Europe (Second Colloquium)
Short Title: SPE 2

Date: 16-Apr-2009 - 18-Apr-2009
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Alexandra Arapinis
Web Site: http://www.philosophy.sas.ac.uk/spe_home.php

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics;
Semantics

Call Deadline: 12-Feb-2009

Meeting Description:

The purpose of the colloquium is to enhance the dialogue between linguists and
philosophers and to provide a new forum for presenting research in the interface
between linguistic semantics and the various related areas of philosophy
(philosophy of language, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mathematics,
and philosophy of mind). The colloquium is to take place every year, alternating
between Paris, London, St Andrews, Barcelona and Oslo.

Call for Papers

We invite submissions on any of the interface areas of linguistics, semantics
and philosophy for 40 minute talks. Two-page abstract of 1000 words maximum
should be sent by email by February 12th, 2009.

Submitted abstracts will be evaluated by the SPE Scientific Committee,
consisting of:
- Herman Cappelen (Arché/CSMN)
- Thomas Hofweber (UNC)
- Chris Kennedy (Chicago)
- Peter Ludlow (Toronto)
- Josep Maciá (Logos)
- Robert May (UC Davis)
- Friederike Moltmann (Université Paris 1)
- Stephen Neale (CUNY)
- Peter Pagin (Stockholm)
- Barry Smith (Institute of Philosophy)
- Philipe Schlenker (UCLA/Institut Jean-Nicod)
- Jason Stanley (Rutgers)
- Zoltán Szabó (Yale)
- Crispin Wright (Arché)

Notification of acceptance will be sent by March 6th, 2009

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