LINGUIST List 6.1230

Sun Sep 10 1995

Calls: Lg Legislation, Phonology, CSDL II

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  1. , language legislation conference
  3. Jean-Pierre A Koenig, EDT

Message 1: language legislation conference

Date: Thu, 07 Sep 1995 10:16:09 language legislation conference
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Subject: language legislation conference



"Language Legislation and Linguistic Rights": An International Conference


Dennis E. Baron, English
Eyamba Bokamba, Division of English as an International Language
C. C. Cheng, Language Learning Laboratory
Braj B. Kachru, Linguistics
Douglas A. Kibbee, French

March 21-23, 1996.

The University of Illinois will host a colloquium on Language Legislation
and Linguistic Rights on March 21-23, 1996. A select group of speakers from
around the world will address linguistic issues such as language and
culture, language and power, bilingualism; and the linguistic aspects of
social issues such as community vs. individual rights, cultural survival,
and free trade. It is expected that the conference proceedings will be
 Language legislation and the concept of linguistic human rights have
moved to the forefront of national and international news. In the United
States, language legislation has taken the form of the national English
Language Amendment, and a variety of state and local ordinances. In the US,
legal solutions to perceived threats have quickly found their way to the
courts, with appeals leading all the way to the United States Supreme
Court. Many other countries around the globe have erected legal barriers
against the penetration of English or other languages perceived as threats.
 These laws often conflict with guarantees of individual human rights,
such as the UN Charter or the D=E9claration des Droits de l'Homme. In the
realm of international law, language protection has colored debate on such
issues as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and has
influenced the structure of international institutions like the European
Community and the United Nations.

or further information, contact:

 Douglas A. Kibbee
 Language Legislation Conference
 Department of French
 University of Illinois
 2090 Foreign Languages Building/ MC-158
 707 South Mathews Avenue
 Urbana IL 61801

AX: (1) (217) 244-2223

Those wishing to participate should send a 1-2 page proposal to the
organizers at the address listed above.

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Date: Fri, 08 Sep 1995 19:34:49 CORTONA PHONOLOGY MEETING III
From: Bertinetto <>


Dear Colleague:
This is the announcement of a Phonology Meeting that the Scuola Normale
Superiore intends to organize on
 11-14 April 1996.
We encourage the submission of any contribution in theoretical and
descriptive phonology, with special emphasis on Italian and its dialects.
In 1987 and 1990, we held the first Cortona Phonology Meetings, which were
judged both successful and enjoyable by those who intervened. The two
volumes of proceedings were published by Rosenberg & Sellier in Torino
under the titles: Certamen Phonologicum (edited by P.M. Bertinetto and M.
Loporcaro) and Certamen Phonologicum II (edited by P.M. Bertinetto, M.
Kenstowicz and M. Loporcaro).
Those who came to the previous meetings surely liked Cortona, a beautiful
medioeval town on the top of a hill in the middle of the Etruscan area
(half-way between Firenze and Roma, less than two hours by train from both
Unfortunately, due to the less than satisfactory financial situation, we
cannot offer this time the same treatment that we provided before. All we
can venture to offer (but even this depends on the amount of subsidy that
we are going to obtain) is the lunch at the conference building for all
speakers. We hope nevertheless that many of you will be interested in the
event, and take part to the meeting. After all, we are certain that what
attracted the previous participants was the intellectual excitement, rather
than trivial economic details.
In any case, we can assure that Cortona offers fairly cheap (although not
luxurious) lodging possibilities. Thus, you should not think that the
participation to this conference is going to be expensive, unless of course
you want to be hosted in a real hotel. As to meals, we can obtain
favourable prices by a local restaurant (a fairly good one, by the way).
The DEADLINE for submission of an abstract is:
 end of September 1995.
We encourage you to use email to this purpuse. However, since there may be
wrong characters (especially in phonetic transcriptions), we ask you to
send also a fax, or a normal letter. Do not forget to indicate also your
full address, email, phone and fax number.
The second circular will be distributed before the end of this year, and
will contain a preliminary list of participants and titles, plus price
indications for the different types of lodging.
We do hope that you shall consider this opportunity.
Best regards from

 Pier Marco Bertinetto, Livio Gaeta, Georgi Jetchev

Scuola Normale Superiore, p. dei Cavalieri 7, I-56126 PISA
tel. ++39/50/509111; fax ++39/50/563513
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Message 3: EDT

Date: Sat, 09 Sep 1995 12:33:58 EDT
From: Jean-Pierre A Koenig <>
Subject: EDT


CALL FOR PAPERS: Abstracts deadline: November 15, 1995.

************CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURE, DISCOURSE and LANGUAGE II******************

 APRIL 12-14, 1996

 State University of New York at Buffalo

 Sponsors: Linguistics Department
 Center for Cognitive Science
 Conference in the Disciplines

 Invited Speakers:

 Melissa BOWERMAN, Max-Planck Institute (Netherlands)
 Jack DUBOIS, University of California at Santa Barbara
 Dedre GENTNER, Northwestern University
 Annette HERSKOVITS, Wellesley College (tentative)

 Evening speakers:

 Gilles FAUCONNIER, University of California at San Diego
 George LAKOFF, University of California at Berkeley
 Ronald LANGACKER, University of California at San Diego
 Leonard TALMY, State University of New York at Buffalo

We will be hosting the second meeting of the Conceptual Structure, Discourse an
Language conference here at SUNY-BUFFALO April 12-14, 1996.
A major purpose of this meeting is to create an opportunity
for discussion and exchange of ideas between the Cognitive, Semantic
and Discourse Pragmatic communities.
The Organizing Committee thus welcomes abstracts for papers
on conceptual structure, discourse, metaphor, lexical semantics, pragmatics,
theoretical foundations, grammaticalization, constructions, psycholinguistics,
computation, and acquisition.

Abstract submissions should include:

Seven (7) copies of a ONE-page abstract of the paper,
in 12 point font or type, with a title. OMIT name and affiliation.

A 3" by 5" card with the title of the paper and the name(s) of the
author(s), address and e-mail address. Specify one or two
primary topics (from the list in the paragraph above). If none
of the topics applies, please specify "other subject area".

Send abstracts by NOVEMBER 15, 1995 to:

 Department of Linguistics
 684 Baldy Hall
 State University of New York at Buffalo
 Buffalo, NY, 14260-1030
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