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LINGUIST List 21.3748

Thu Sep 23 2010

Calls: History of Ling, Writing Systems/France

Editor for this issue: Di Wdzenczny <dilinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Noëlle Serpollet, 25th CerLiCO International Conference

Message 1: 25th CerLiCO International Conference
Date: 21-Sep-2010
From: Noëlle Serpollet <noelle.serpolletuniv-orleans.fr>
Subject: 25th CerLiCO International Conference
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Full Title: 25th CerLiCO International Conference
Short Title: CerLiCO

Date: 27-May-2011 - 28-May-2011
Location: Orleans, France
Contact Person: Noelle Serpollet
Meeting Email: cerlico.llshuniv-orleans.fr
Web Site: http://www.mshs.univ-poitiers.fr/cerlico/cerlico.htm

Linguistic Field(s): History of Linguistics; Writing Systems

Call Deadline: 05-Oct-2010

Meeting Description:

Twenty-Fifth International Conference
CerLiCO Cercle Linguistique du Centre et de l'Ouest
Université d'Orléans, Orléans, France / 27 Friday - 28 Saturday May 2011

Transcribing, Writing, Formalising - 2:

In order to become a science, linguistics eventually departed from philology.
Having turned away from publishing and commenting on texts, it has set up
its field of observation outside vernacular writings in order to compare
sound forms. Thus, it has given access to all languages (at whatever stage
in their evolution), whether they have had a written form or not.

The 25th CerLiCO International Conference will attempt to understand the
work of the linguist when he specifies his objects and elaborates his tools. In
this perspective it will discuss three fundamental notions, three gestures
that are the basis of analysis:

- Transcribing: This amounts to ponder the significance of the conversion of
a sound signal into a graphic representation.

- Writing: This asks the question of the existing relations between a
conventional graphic system of representation and the structure of
languages (phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic...) within their
organisation and their interactions.

- Formalising: This answers the necessity of an explanatory approach that
will lead to the construction of a system - and no longer a mere inventory. A
system possessing its own internal rules and having universal value in time,
space and society. This would mean fulfilling Saussure's algebraic
linguistics project, parts of which can be assessed by automatic processing.

Our aim will be to understand what gets accomplished within the movement
going from the signal to modelling and what this work means.

2nd Call For Papers

Twenty-Fifth International Conference
CerLiCO Cercle Linguistique du Centre et de l'Ouest
Université d'Orléans, Orléans, France / 27 Friday - 28 Saturday May 2011

The deadline has been extended to October 5th 2010.

Submissions should be sent in electronic format to :
Noëlle Serpollet & Gabriel Bergounioux : cerlico.llsh[]univ-orleans.fr
no later than 05 October 2010 .

Presentations will last 25 minutes and will be followed by a 15
minute-discussion. The Conference will include a poster session, and there
will be about 15 presentations altogether. The Proceedings will be
published in 2011 in Travaux Linguistiques du CerLiCO, Vol. 25, Presses
Universitaires de Rennes.

Submissions should include, in addition to the author's institutional
affiliation and e-mail address, an anonymous abstract of around 500 words /
3,000 signs, with a few references attached. Authors should specify
whether they wish to present a paper or a poster. The abstracts will be
posted on the CerLiCO website and sent to participants on registration for
the Conference.

Information about the Conference will be posted on the CerLiCO website:

Postal address:
Université d'Orléans
Faculté des Lettres, Langues et Sciences humaines - 10, rue de Tours - BP
46527 - 45065 Orléans Cedex 2 - France
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