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Message 1: speech acts

Date: Thu, 10 Mar 1994 18:49:04 speech acts
From: <ELIFAVAIPDUNIVX.UNIPD.IT>
Subject: speech acts

There will be a participant symposium on speech acts and
linguistic research to be held during the First International
Summer Institute In Cognitive Science held in Buffalo,
State University of New York, July 16-17, 1994
The aim is to discuss some issues concerning the interrelations of
speech acts and linguistic theory. The state of the art suggests
that this interface has been only partially explored. On the one
hand, only a few of the language phenomena dealt with in
speech act theory have been the object of intensive research in
linguistic theory. On the other hand, the literature on speech
acts has revealed only desultory interest in linguistic theories.
Contributions to the workshop may be either on methodological
or on theoretical issues. Our aim is to do justice to the
interdisciplinary complexity of this interface and evaluate its
relevance in the development of cognitive science; to discuss
general problems posed by different analyses; to bring under
scrutiny theoretical assumptions taken for granted in recent
analyses, which may not be so obvious as they seem; to
investigate how even apparently minimal choices in the
description of phenomena may affect the form and complexity of
the interface; and to stress the theoretical and methodological
relevance of the tools developed in this area by focusing on
empirical data of different languages.
Possible topics for papers might include:
 - meaning and illocutionary force, the role of illocutionary
literal force, speech acts and Universal Grammar
- linguistic variations and their bearings on a theory of
language; historical change (morphologization and
demorphologization rules in speech acts, etc.); cross linguistic
variations in the grammaticalization of different kinds of
speech acts; variations within the same language (consider
puzzling phenomena such as questions presenting both Wh
movement or Wh in situ, single or Multiple Wh questions,
presence of finite and infinite verb forms in main clause,
mood distinctions, etc.)
 - formal versus functional analysis of speech acts grammatical
strategies (morphology and inflectional moods, clitic
affixation and syntactic constituency, movement rules in
syntax, etc.)
- the lexicon (speech acts types and the structure of the lexicon,
semantic structure in lexical forms, etc.)
- speech acts representations in grammatical theory
- speech acts units and linguistic units
- phenomena that can to be regarded as depending on linguistic
competence or on standardised linguistic performance
- speech acts distinctions in the history of linguistic thought
- sociocultural determinants and cross linguistic variations
- different cultures and different conceptualisation
- directness, indirectness, politeness and 'cultural scripts' in
cross-cultural approaches

For information on the symposium on speech acts (July 15-
16, 1994):
E- MAIL: ELIFAVA UNIPAD.UNIPD.IT
 ELIFAVA IPDUNIVX.UNIPD.IT
For information on the International Institute in Cognitive
Science (July 5-30, 1994):
E- mail: cogsci94ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu
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Message 2: Afroasiatic Linguistics Conference

Date: Thu, 10 Mar 1994 11:25:39 Afroasiatic Linguistics Conference
From: Robert D Hoberman <RHOBERMANccmail.sunysb.edu>
Subject: Afroasiatic Linguistics Conference


 State University of New York at Stony Brook
 Stony Brook, NY 11794-3355

 Robert Hoberman
 Judaic Studies and Linguistics
 Dept. of Comparative Studies
 516-632-7462, -7460
 10-Mar-1994 11:14am EDT


 THE 22nd
 NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON AFROASIATIC LINGUISTICS
 >> N A C A L <<

 PROGRAM

 Saturday, March 19, 1994
 Meeting at the Inn on the Park, Madison, Wisconsin

GATHERING, INTRODUCTIONS, COFFEE AND PASTRIES, 8:45-9:00

SESSION A: MORPHOSYNTAX AND SEMANTICS 9:00-11:45 A.M.
Douglas M. Gropp, The Catholic University of America
 A Clause-in-Paradigm Approach to the Syntax of Classical
 Biblical Hebrew Prose
Maher Awad, University of Colorado, Boulder
 The Semantic Contribution of Complementizers: Evidence from
 Palestinian Arabic
Olga Kapeliuk, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 From Hypotaxis to Verb Nominalization in Ethio-Semitic
Robbin Clamons, Hamline University/Macalester College
 Phonopragmatic Patterns in Oromo
Mahamane L. Abdoulaye, Universite' Abdou Moumouni, Niamey, Niger
 The Function of Hausa Grade 2 of the Verb

SESSION B: DISCOURSE AT THE CULTURAL INTERFACE 11:45-12:45
Lutz Edzard, University of Munich
 Diplomatic Misunderstanding and Diplomatic Euphemisms in
 Arabic, Hebrew, and Amharic; The Interference of Linguistics
 and Politics in multilingual Treaties with Semitic-Speaking
 Countries
Marwan M. Obeidat, United Arab Emirates University and Yarmouk
 University
 Arabic and the West

SESSION C: PHONOLOGY 2:30-4:00
Alan S. Kaye, California State University, Fullerton
 More on the Hamzat al-Wasl in Modern Standard Arabic
Brian D. McHugh, Temple University
 Against Moraic Prespecification of Nongeminates: Feature
 Licensing and Klingenheben's Law in Hausa
Lise Dobrin, University of Chicago
 Columnar Stress in the Modern Hebrew Verbal System

SESSION D: ETYMOLOGY AND RECONSTRUCTION 4:00-5:00
Vladimir Orel, Tel Aviv University,
 Hamito-Semitic Vocabulary: Main Problems and Methods of the
 Etymological Analysis
A. Neil Skinner, University of Wisconsin, Madison
 Speculations on Hausa Etymology

NACAL DINNER AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT

 Sunday, March 19
 Meeting at the Inn on the Park

SESSION E: DIALECTOLOGY 9:00-11:45
Robert D. Hoberman, State University of New York at Stony Brook
 Phonological, Etymological, and Dialectological Features in
 Modern Syriac Orthography
Samuel Ethan Fox, Chicago
 Knowing in Neo-Aramaic
Estiphan Panoussi, Go"teborgs Universitet, Sweden
 The Senaya Dialect of Modern Aramaic
Peter T. Daniels, University of Chicago
 Redevelopment of the Canaanite Dialects
Jeffrey Heath, University of Michigan
 Dialectology of Verb Paradigms in Moroccan Arabic

NACAL BUSINESS MEETING 11:45-12:15

JOINT SESSION WITH THE AMERICAN ORIENTAL SOCIETY, Meeting at the
 Concourse, 2:00-5:30
Miguel Civil, University of Chicago
 Sumerian Polysyllabic Word Classes
Dietz O. Edzard, University of Munich
 saparu, seberu: The Adventure of Akkadian [e]
David Testen, University of Chicago
 Reconstructing the Endings of the Semitic Plural Pronominals
Joshua Fox, Harvard University
 A Sequence of Vowel Shifts in Phoenician and Related
 Languages
Ben Fortson, Harvard University
 On the 'Sporadic' Usage of -wa(r) in Old Hittite
Richard M. Wright, Jr., Cornell University
 Linguistic Evidence for the Pre-Exilic Date of the So-Called
 Yahwist Source
George E. Mendenhall, The University of Michigan
 Where Was Arabic During the Bronze Age?
Peter T. Daniels, University of Chicago
 On the Position of Stress in Classical Arabic
Alan S. Kaye, California State University, Fullerton
 The Arabic Language Continuum

RECEPTION HONORING THE PUBLICATION OF THE _Hamito-Semitic
 Etymological Dictionary_, BY O. STOLBOVA AND VLADIMIR OREL
 SPONSORED BY E.J. BRILL, 6:00 P.M.

For further information contact Robert Hoberman (rhobermanccmail.sunysb.edu),
telephone 516-632-7462, -7460.
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