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LINGUIST List 21.1073

Thu Mar 04 2010

Calls: Cognitive Science, Discourse Analysis, Ling & Literature/Poland

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        1.    Adam Głaz, International Postgraduate Linguistic Conference

Message 1: International Postgraduate Linguistic Conference
Date: 04-Mar-2010
From: Adam Głaz <adam.glazumcs.lublin.pl>
Subject: International Postgraduate Linguistic Conference
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Full Title: International Postgraduate Linguistic Conference
Short Title: IPLC 2010

Date: 09-Sep-2010 - 11-Sep-2010
Location: Lublin, Poland
Contact Person: Adam Głaz
Meeting Email: iplc2010umcs.pl
Web Site: http://www.iplc2010.umcs.pl

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature;
Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 21-Mar-2010

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce the International Postgraduate Linguistic Conference
in Text Studies "What's in a Text?". It will be held at the University of Maria
Curie-Słodowska in Lublin between 9 and 11 Sep 2010. The event will be organized
by the English Department of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland.

Call for Papers

Extended Deadline: March 21

The main focus of the conference is a broadly understood notion of "text". The
meeting is intended to be a forum for an exchange of ideas between doctoral
students of various linguistic fields.

We invite presentations of research from various fields of linguistics relevant
for broadly understood inquiry into the nature of text(s). "Text" is understood
here in a broad sense, ranging from belles lettres, via journalism, to everyday
spoken discourse or electronic corpora. Presentations should deal with text(s)
from the linguistic viewpoint. Specific areas of interest include but are not
limited to:

cognitive poetics
discourse analysis
stylistics
the study of corpora and electronic texts
linguistic problems of narration and "author presence"
semantics and pragmatics of texts
iconicity in text
the linguistics of translation

In other words, we would like to consider the following questions:

What kind(s) of texts do we study?
Why do we study them? What are we looking for?
What do and don't we find?
What do we do with whatever we do find?
What does it tell us about language, its speakers or the human mind?
Generally, what is (a) text for me as a linguist and/or translator?

Abstracts of maximum 300 words (including the references) should be submitted by
March 21, 2010 to the following e-mail address: iplc2010umcs.pl. Send your
abstract as a doc, odt or an rtf file. Do NOT reveal your name or affiliation in
the abstract; instead, provide full name and affiliation (Ph.D. programme) in
the body of the e-mail. The presentations will last 20 minutes each, plus 10
minutes for discussion. Note that we can ONLY accept submissions from students
who are enrolled in a Ph.D. programme or are affiliated with a university and
engaged in a research towards a Ph.D.

We are planning a publication of selected presentations with an international
publisher.

Confirmed Plenary Speakers
Dr. Catherine Emmott (University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK)
Prof. Ulf Magnusson (Emeritus Professor of English, Luleå University of
Technology, Sweden)
Prof. Elżbieta Tabakowska (Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland)
Prof. Jenny Thomas (University of Bangor, Wales, UK)

Scientific Committee
Christina Alm-Arvius (University of Stockholm, Sweden)
Marta Andersson (University of Stockholm, Sweden)
Lyudmila Bulatetska (Volyn State University, Lutsk, Ukraine)
Henryk Kardela (UMCS, Lublin, Poland)
Anna Kędra-Kardela (UMCS, Lublin, Poland)
June Luchjenbroers (University of Bangor, Wales)
Przemysław Łozowski (UMCS, Lublin, Poland)
Alan McMillion (University of Stockholm, Sweden)
Martina Ožbot (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Elizabeth Riddle (Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA)
Vasyl Starko (Volyn State University, Lutsk, Ukraine)
William Sullivan (University of Florida, USA and University of Wrocław, Poland)
Margaret Winters (Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA)
Jerzy Żmudzki (UMCS, Lublin, Poland)

The conference fee is 30 EUR (inclusive of conference materials, tea and coffee
during the breaks and the conference banquet). More information will be sent to
the delegates via e-mail when their presentations have been accepted.

Important Dates
March 21, 2010 Extended deadline for abstract submission
May 16, 2010 Notification of acceptance
June 27, 2010 Programme announced
September 9-11, 2010 Conference
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