LINGUIST List 4.782

Sat 02 Oct 1993

Calls: CALICO, AAAS, Functional Grammar

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  1. Eleanor Johnson, CALICO '94 Annual Symposium
  2. Vicki Fromkin, Re: 4.770 FYI: AAAS, NLLT
  3. , Functional Grammar Series

Message 1: CALICO '94 Annual Symposium

Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1993 09:36:03 CALICO '94 Annual Symposium
From: Eleanor Johnson <>
Subject: CALICO '94 Annual Symposium

 CALICO '94 Annual Symposium "HUMAN FACTORS"
 Screen Design, Ergonomics, Aesthetics, Human-Computer Interface

 Pre-conference Workshops: Monday, March 14 , 1994
 Courseware Fair: Tuesday, March 15, 1994
 Regular Sessions: Wednesday, March 16,
 Thursday, March 17 and
 Friday, March 18, 1994

 Saturday, March 19, 1994: Free time to tour the Flagstaff area
 and the Grand Canyon.

PLEASE REQUEST CALL FOR PAPERS (Proposals due: October 15, 1993)

 DURHAM, NC 27708-0267 USA E-mail:
 FAX (919) 660-3183; PHONE (919) 660-3180

The 1994 CALICO Annual Symposium is co-sponsored by Northern
Arizona University and will take place March 14-18 at the Woodlands
Plaza Hotel in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Presentation proposals should, if possible, address Human Factors:
Screen Design, Ergonomics, Aesthetics, Human-Computer Interface,
for Newcomers to Computer Assisted Language Instruction and
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Message 2: Re: 4.770 FYI: AAAS, NLLT

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 93 21:04 PDT
From: Vicki Fromkin <IYO1VAFMVS.OAC.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: Re: 4.770 FYI: AAAS, NLLT

I would like to second the call for members of the Linguistics Section Z
of the AAAS. There will be a number of interesting symposia at the AAAS
meeting in San Francisco this coming February and we will be holding our
very first official Linguistics Section Z business meeting on Monday,
February 21 from 12 - 2. I will send out more information on the
program as soon as it is settled. We look forward to lots of linguist
members being at the meeting. et me know if you plan to attend -- we
might provide lunch for everyone.

Vicki Fromkin, Secretary, Linguistic Section Z
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Message 3: Functional Grammar Series

Date: Wed, 29 Sep 93 16:39:53 +0Functional Grammar Series
From: <>
Subject: Functional Grammar Series



edited by

Simon Dik
Machtelt Bolkestein
Casper de Groot
Lachlan Mackenzie

In linguistics there is currently a strong and growing interest in
functionalist explanations. Underlying the concept of Functional Grammar is
the conviction that explanations of linguistic phenomena are most valuable if
they are embedded within a cogent theory of grammar. Since 1978, Simon Dik
and many associates throughout the world have produced a large body of work
in this framework, extending and refining the theory and applying it in
language description and in the computational modelling of the natural-
language user. Functional Grammar has now come to be recognized as a major
force in world linguistics. While forming a systematic but flexible basis for
valuable work on word-order typology, it also provides a coherent framework
for the grammatical description of individual languages. By analysing the
clause as a hierarchical structure with nested layers, Functional Grammar
allows for a careful integration of illocutionary and pragmatic factors with
syntactic and semantic analysis. In short, Functional Grammar provides a
theoretical basis for empirical investigations into languages of all types.
 The purpose of the *Functional Grammar Series* is to provide an
outlet for high-quality book-length work on Functional Grammar. All
manuscripts are welcome that are relevant to the aim of the series, namely to
determine to what extent Functional Grammar can offer explanations for a wide
variety of linguistic phenomena, both language-specific and cross-linguistic,
in terms of the conditions under which and the purposes for which language is
used. The language of publication is English.
 The series will strive to extend the broad readership it has already
attracted, being aimed at both theoretical and descriptive linguists as well
as at researchers in such fields as language typology, applied linguistics
and cognitive science. It is hoped that future publications will include not
only thematically coherent collections of articles but also works by
individual authors. Such monographs should come not only from established
scholars but also from younger linguists who have chosen to ground their work
in Functional Grammar.

Proposals for contributions should be sent to:

Dr Casper de Groot
Institute for Functional Research into Language and Language Use (IFOTT)
University of Amsterdam
Spuistraat 210
NL-1012 VT Amsterdam
The Netherlands

or to:

Mouton de Gruyter
Genthinerstrasse 13
D-1000 Berlin 30
Fed. Rep. of Germany
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