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LINGUIST List 21.2835

Wed Jul 07 2010

Calls: English, Discipline of Linguistics, General Linguistics/USA

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        1.    Eugene Green, International Society for the Linguistics of English 2

Message 1: International Society for the Linguistics of English 2
Date: 06-Jul-2010
From: Eugene Green <eugreenbu.edu>
Subject: International Society for the Linguistics of English 2
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Full Title: International Society for the Linguistics of English 2
Short Title: ISLE -2

Date: 17-Jun-2011 - 21-Jun-2011
Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Contact Person: Eugene Green
Meeting Email: isle2wtpbu.edu
Web Site: http://www.isle-linguistics.org

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2010

Meeting Description:

The theme of the conference will be Methods Past and Current.

The choice of the conference's theme stems from the widely shared view that
methods of analysis involve at least the following related questions:
- How do methods of investigation take into account the data under study?
- In what ways do linguistic premises, perspectives, and models shape the
methods to use?
- Which methods and models, developed in such disciplines as anthropology,
cultural and demographic history, economics, psychology, and textual editing
enhance linguistic analysis?
- Do current methods depart in significant ways from those typical of
research in the past?

Call for Papers

The New England Committee invites workshop proposals and abstracts for talks or
poster sessions that address approaches applicable to one or more fields of
linguistic analysis. This call for proposals aims at continuing the tradition of
excellence established in Freiburg, 2008. The workshops at ISLE1 had clear
themes, almost all the talks offered complementing one another. For example, the
workshop on Linguistic Methodology included approaches to corpora and text:
techniques for compilation, quantitative analyses, lexical sampling, identifying
phrasal units, and framing patterns of pragmatic exchange. The group of eight
talks for this workshop also sparked many questions and ideas for further study
across genres, dialects, varieties, both current and past. ISLE2 plans to offer
a platform for on-going explorations in methodology, generated at ISLE1 or
elsewhere. While there is a preference for workshops on method, ISLE2 also
welcomes excellent proposals on other themes.

The Organizing Committee and the Executive Board of ISLE suggest the
following format in drafting a proposal: it should include:

(a) A 2-page exposition of the theme(s) that the workshop will address,
including where appropriate, reference to specific corpora or texts for analysis;
(b) A 1-page bibliography;
(c) An estimate of the likely number of talks that the workshop will encompass;
(d) A list of participants and their affiliations (if already known);
(e) List of equipment needed for presentation.
(f) Length of papers (up to twenty minutes plus ten minutes for discussion),
and length of the workshop (up to three hours and a half to four hours. There
may be a coffee break or even a lunch break.)

In submitting a proposal, please use two attachments (plain or PDF format). One
attachment should contain only the proposal, the other only the author and title
of the proposal.

Talks and Poster Sessions for ISLE2:

The New England Committee for ISLE2 invites abstracts for talks and poster
sessions. You are free to choose from several fields of English language study,
but the thesis of your abstract will be most welcome if it centers on matters of
methodology. Talks will be allotted twenty minutes for presentation and ten
minutes for discussion. Poster sessions, thirty minutes each, provides time for
summarizing and discussing your work.

In aiming at some coherence for the talks and poster sessions at the meeting,
the Committee has a preference for abstracts centered on any of the following
fields: corpus linguistics, typology, perceptual dialectology, and pragmatics.
These fields include such topics as regional, social, and cultural patterns in
dialects, varieties, and Standard English, patterns of exchange in written and
oral registers, phonological change, and metrics from Old English on. The listed
fields and topics, though preferred, are flexible enough to accommodate
excellent abstracts on other issues for inclusion in the 2011 schedule of talks
and poster sessions.

The New England Committee and the Executive Board of ISLE suggest the following
format in drafting an abstract. The abstract should include:
(a) a 1-page exposition of the theme for the talk or poster session.
(b) a brief, supportive bibliography;
(c) a list of equipment needed for presentation .

Submission of Proposals for Workshops or Abstracts for Talks and Poster Sessions:

In submitting a proposal or abstract, please use two attachments (plain or PDF
format). One attachment should contain only the proposal or abstract, the other
only the author and title of the proposal or abstract.
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