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Message 1: Colloquium on LANGUAGE, SUBJECTIVITY AND SUBJECTIVISATION

Date: Wed, 18 Mar 92 10:48+0000 Colloquium on LANGUAGE, SUBJECTIVITY AND SUBJECTIVISATION
From: <Dieter.SteinHRZ.UNI-GIESSEN.DBP.DE>
Subject: Colloquium on LANGUAGE, SUBJECTIVITY AND SUBJECTIVISATION


	Colloquium on LANGUAGE, SUBJECTIVITY AND SUBJECTIVISATION
	28-30 May, 1992
	St Catharine's College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England.

	Much work in historical syntax and semantics in the last ten years
	has often tacitly assumed or presupposed that the phenomenon of
	speaker subjectivity underlies or motivates many historical
	linguistic processes (e.g. the semantics-pragmatics of
	grammaticalisation, the syntactic development of literary styles).
	But the study of speaker subjectivity (including the expression of
	emotion) has itself not yet received systematic study.

	This circular therefore announces a seminar on Language,
	Subjectivity and Subjectivisation. The seminar will be held over
	two days in St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Its aim is to
	assemble people currently working on subjectivity, or with an
	interest in some aspect of the topic for discussion and debate.

	YOU ARE INVITED TO OFFER A PAPER FOR THIS SEMINAR.
	Here is a set of questions as a suggested guide to contributors
	(they are obviously not exhaustive):
	-- What is the relationship between subjectivity and
	subjectivisation? Is subjectivity primarily an historical
	phenomenon?
	-- What linguistic structures can be said to carry 'subjective'
	meanings? How is subjectivity expressed in language (e.g. in
	modals (epistemic vs. deontic); evidentials; grammaticalisation
	of speech act verbs; etc.)?
	-- To what extent is the encoding of subjectivity and subjective
	meaning dependent on the structure of the language at a particular
	stage or historical moment?
	-- Are there systematic tendencies in the meanings of individual
	structures in terms of developing or losing subjective meanings?
	-- To what extent can developments in the expression of
	subjectivity be related to changes in intellectual history? How
	well is subjective language understood by its users in any period?
	-- To what extent can developments in literary history be related
	to the observed linguistic developments? To what extent has there
	been a mutual influence?
	--To what extent is the expression (or non-expression) of
	subjectivity related to aspects of literacy or orality? (E.g. how
	far is it tied to the status of emerging literary and standard
	written varieties of a language?)

	ACCOMMODATION:
	Negotiations are currently underway to get a special package price
	for seminar participants at the Arundel House Hotel, about seven
	minutes walk from St Catharine's. Current bed & breakfast prices
	(as a primary indication):
	 Single room (en suite bath/shower & toilet): #36-49 per night.
	 Double room (en suite bath/shower & toilet): #50-#67 per night.

	TIMETABLE:
	27 May (Wednesday evening): ARRIVAL (and get-together)
	28 May (Thursday): 9.30am - 1 pm: SEMINAR
	 1 pm - 2.30 pm: lunch
	 2.30 pm - 6 pm: SEMINAR
	 7.30pm: Seminar Dinner (St Catharine's)
	29 May (Friday): 9.30 am - 1 pm: SEMINAR
	 1 pm - 2.30 pm: lunch
	 2.30 pm - 6 pm: SEMINAR (ends)
	30 May (Saturday): DEPARTURE

	PRELIMINARY REGISTRATION:
	Please let (one of us) know as soon as possible (a) whether you
	will be able to participate in theis seminar, and (b) if so, the
	likely title of your paper. We will ask for confirmation of
	registration (together with a nominal registration fee) later.

	ABSTRACTS:
	All abstracts should be sent to Dieter Stein by 30 January, 1992
	at the very latest. The idea is that contributors submit elaborate
	abstracts, which will then be circulated to all participants
	before the seminar.

	ORGANISERS:
	Dieter Stein Susan Wright
	Anglisches Institut III St Catharine's College
	Heinrich-Heine-Universitat Cambridge University
	 Trumpington Street
	D-4000 Duesseldorf Cambridge CB2 1RL
	Germany England

	e-mail: dsteindd0rud81 email: SW29phoenix.cambridge.ac.uk
	or:
	DIETER.STEINHRZ.UNI-GIESSEN.DBP.DE
	telephone:0211-311-2963 telephone: 0223-338332
	Fax:(211) 342229 Fax: (0044 223) 338340
	SEMINAR ON LANGUAGE, SUBJECTIVITY AND SUBJECTIVISATION

	28-30 May, 1992
	St Catharine's College, Cambridge.

	ACCOMMODATION:

	BOOKING FORM: PLEASE RETURN THIS FORM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO:
	SUSAN WRIGHT (ST CATHARINE'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE) by e-mail or Fax:
	(0044 223)
	338340 or Telephone: (0044 223) 338332. IMPORTANT: Confirmation of
	Hotel bookings can be made NO LATER THAN 27 March, 1992.

	SEMINAR COSTS:
	Registration fee (seminar room, tea, coffee): 10.00 pounds
	sterling

	Please indicate if you would like to book the following:
	Thursday lunch (28 May): 7.00 sterling YES/NO
	Seminar Dinner (28 May): 20.00 sterling YES/NO
	Friday lunch (29 May): 7.00 sterling YES/NO
	Friday Dinner (29 May): 10.00 sterling YES/NO
	Vegetarian YES/NO

	I enclose a cheque/banker's order for ______pounds sterling
	(payable to
	St Catharine's College). [Please tick]
	I wish to pay on arrival [Please tick]

	ACCOMMODATION:
	Provisional bookings have been made for seminar participants at
	the Arundel
	House Hotel. The price has been finalised at:
	48 pounds sterling per person for bed (room with shower) and
	continental
	breakfast per night.

	Please indicate confirmation of booking for the following:
	Wed 27 May YES/NO Thurs 28 May YES/NO
	Frid 29 May YES/NO Sat 30 May YES/NO

	NB: The hotel will not guarantee availability of accommodation
	without
	prior confirmation. Please fax or ring Susan Wright with your
	confirmation
	as soon as possible, and importantly, no later than 27 March.

	NAME:_________________________________________
	ADDRESS:_________________________________________________
	_________________________________________________________

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