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LINGUIST List 21.2450

Thu Jun 03 2010

Calls: Semantics, Text/Corpus Ling/Germany

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        1.    Renate Musan, Relational Text Coherence and Text Comprehension

Message 1: Relational Text Coherence and Text Comprehension
Date: 02-Jun-2010
From: Renate Musan <Renate.Musanuni-osnabrueck.de>
Subject: Relational Text Coherence and Text Comprehension
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Full Title: Relational Text Coherence and Text Comprehension

Date: 23-Feb-2011 - 25-Feb-2011
Location: Göttingen, Germany
Contact Person: Renate Musan
Meeting Email: Renate.Musanuni-osnabrueck.de

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2010

Meeting Description:

Relational coherence is a core property of texts and is rendered by means
of relations (e.g. causal, temporal, adversative) that hold between its parts.
Relations can either remain implicit or be marked in explicit terms by
connectors such as but, because, therefore. Whether implicit or otherwise,
intended relations that make a text coherent must be established by the
recipient during text comprehension in order to generate a 'correct' and
'in-depth' representation of text meaning that can be viewed as adequate.
The focus of the workshop is placed on text comprehension and relations
that create coherence, taken from a semantic, text-linguistic and
psycholinguistic viewpoint. Areas of interest include
-semantic questions that relate to preferred readings of the means used in
marking cohesion, both with respect to their scope as well as the factors
underlying observed reading preferences;
-empirical findings and methods of analysis in text comprehension studies
that concern contrasts between implicit versus explicit markers of
comprehension, the role of factors such as background knowledge or the
complexity of the text;
-the application of findings in contexts such as the improvement of school
text books, as well as the development of comprehension with regard to
coherence relations in both first and second language acquisition.

The workshop will be of interest to scholars working in the area of
semantics, text linguistics as well as text comprehension. It is part of the
33rd annual meeting of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft
(DGfS).

Call For Papers

Submission of abstracts:
Please send your anonymous one-page abstract to both of the following
emails:
renate.musanuni-osnabrueck.de, angelika.beckeruni-osnabrueck.de.
The abstract should be in plain text or in PDF format, and it should be in
English only. Please include the following information in the body of the
email: author's name(s), affiliation, email address, title of the abstract. The
normal time alotted for presentation is 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for
discussion. Please note if you would be interested in a longer time-slot.

Important dates:
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 August 2010
Notification of acceptance: 15 September 2010
Provisional program: 15 December 2010
DGfS Conference: 23-25 February 2011
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