From: Joseph Davis <jdavisccny.cuny.edu>
Subject: 10th International Columbia School Conference
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Full Title: 10th International Columbia School Conference
Short Title: CSLS
Date: 09-Oct-2010 - 11-Oct-2010
Location: New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Contact Person: Joseph Davis
Meeting Email: jdavisccny.cuny.edu
Web Site: http://www.csling.org
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories
Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2010
10th International Columbia School Conference
on the Interaction of Linguistic Form and Meaning with Human Behavior
Conference Theme: Grammatical Analysis and the Discovery of Meaning
Flora Klein-Andreu (Stony Brook University)
Andrea Tyler (Georgetown University)
Call for Papers
Papers are invited which propose language-specific analyses of natural
discourse data within any framework in which languages are viewed as semiotic
systems. Particularly encouraged are submissions that advance semantic
hypotheses to account for the distribution of linguistic form.
The Columbia School is a group of linguists developing the theoretical
framework originally established by the late William Diver. Language is seen
as a symbolic tool whose structure is shaped both by its communicative function
and by the characteristics of its human users. Grammatical analyses account for
the distribution of linguistic forms as an interaction between linguistic
meaning and pragmatic and functional factors such as inference, ease of
processing, and iconicity. Phonological analyses explain the syntagmatic and
paradigmatic distribution of phonological units within signals, also drawing on
both communicative function and human physiological and psychological
characteristics. See bibliography at web site.
Abstracts should be sent as an email attachment to jdavisccny.cuny.edu,
following these guidelines:
- The subject of the email should be: CS Abstract 2010
- In the body of the email, please include: (1) Author name(s) and affiliation
(s); (2) Title of the paper; (3) Email addresses and telephone numbers of all
- The abstract, containing only the title of the paper and the text of the
abstract, should be sent as an attachment (RTF or Word) format. The abstract
should be no more than 300 words, although references and/or data may be added
to that limit.
The language of the conference is English. Papers delivered in languages other
than English will be considered.
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