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Fri 14 Jan 1994

Calls: Generative Irish, Functional grammar, Textual parameters

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  1. maire ni chiosain, Calls: Parasession on the Generative Linguistics of Irish
  2. "R.Gatward", T
  3. Susan Herring, Call for contributors -- volume on Textual Parameters

Message 1: Calls: Parasession on the Generative Linguistics of Irish

Date: Wed, 12 Jan 94 16:52:13 GMCalls: Parasession on the Generative Linguistics of Irish
From: maire ni chiosain <MAIRENICIRLEARN.UCD.IE>
Subject: Calls: Parasession on the Generative Linguistics of Irish


 PARASESSION ON THE GENERATIVE LINGUISTICS OF IRISH
 25 June 1994, University of Ulster, Jordanstown

 [Following the International Conference on Language in Ireland
 June 22-24 1994, University of Ulster at Jordanstown]

Second call for abstracts of 30-minute papers on all aspects of the
generative grammar of Irish. Please send five copies of a one-page
abstract, along with name, address and e-mail address where possible,
to: Parasession on the Generative Linguistics of Irish,
Department of Linguistics, University College Dublin, Belfield,
Dublin 4, Ireland.
Abstract deadline: 15 February 1994
 [** Please note extension of deadline]
Further enquiries should be addressed to acquavivccvax.ucd.ie OR
chiosainollamh.ucd.ie
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Message 2: T

Date: Wed, 12 Jan 94 16:10:52 GMT
From: "R.Gatward" <csx117cch.coventry.ac.uk>
Subject: T

Please could you announce this on your bulletin board, rather late now.
Thanks

6th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FUNCTIONAL GRAMMAR

 22-26 AUGUST 1994

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF RIPON AND YORK ST.JOHN, YORK, ENGLAND

Bed and breakfast pounds 30 per day
Conference fee not to exceed pounds 50

Still time to send abstracts by 15th January 1994

Please use form below
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Message 3: Call for contributors -- volume on Textual Parameters

Date: Wed, 12 Jan 94 20:27:28 CSCall for contributors -- volume on Textual Parameters
From: Susan Herring <susanutafll.uta.edu>
Subject: Call for contributors -- volume on Textual Parameters

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 CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS
 Volume on Textual Parameters in Older Languages

A collection entitled _Textual Parameters in Older Languages_
is currently being prepared for publication with John Benjamins.
The goal is to bring together in a thematically unified volume
a relatively small number of high quality, longish (up to 30
single-spaced pages) papers which illustrate the importance of
taking into account parameters of textual data in order to
arrive at solutions to historical linguistic problems. Possible
parameters include the orality/writtenness of the texts; whether
composed in verse or prose; text type (monologue or dialogue;
narrative, expository, hortatory, etc.) and genre; language
variety (dialect, register, style, High or Low form); graphic
conventions followed, and whether the texts investigated are
original manuscripts or copies. Thus far, the list of
contributors to the volume includes Suzanne Fleischman
(introduction and theoretical overview: some problems of
working with older texts), Laurel Brinton (grammaticalization
of 'anon' in Middle English narrative vs. dialogue), Jadranka
Gvozdanovic (pragmatic functions of punctuation in Old Russian),
Susan Herring (Classical Tamil word order and the poetic
dimension), Hans Heinrich Hock (genre and discourse-driven
syntax in Vedic Sanskrit), Merya Kyto (scribal interference in
reported speech in Early Modern English), and Pieter van Reenen
and Lene Schoesler (text type and the Old French "mystery"
conjunctions 'si' and 'or'). In addition, a contribution has
been solicited from Robert Longacre on tense and text type in
Biblical Hebrew.

There is room in the volume for two -- possibly three -- more
papers. Scholars whose work relates directly to the theme of
the volume are invited to submit proposals for consideration for
inclusion by the editors. Papers on non-Indo-European languages,
or on IE languages not yet represented, are especially welcome.

Proposals should be e-mailed (if possible), and should include:

 1) a 200-250 word abstract indicating the problem, data,
 methodology, and results of the research to be reported on

 2) a short (no more than 3 sentences) biographical sketch
 containing information about the author's professional
 accomplishments relevant to the paper.

The deadline for receipt of proposals is February 10, 1994, but
earlier submissions are welcome. Contributors will have until
June 1, 1994 to submit completed manuscripts, and the volume has
an anticipated publication date in 1995.

Proposals and inquiries should be addressed to the editors at
the addresses below:

Susan Herring: Program in Linguistics, University of Texas
 Arlington, TX 76019 USA; fax: (817) 273-2731;
 e-mail: susanutafll.uta.edu

Pieter van Reenen: Faculty of Letters, Vrije Universiteit
 De Boelelaan 1105, NL-1081 HV Amsterdam
 THE NETHERLANDS;
 e-mail: ptvrlet.vu.nl

Lene Schoesler: Department of Language and Communication
 Odense University, Campusvej 55
 DK-52530 Odense M, DENMARK;
 e-mail: lenedou.dk

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