LINGUIST List 6.535

Mon 10 Apr 1995

Calls: Language and Consciousness, Acquisition of Spanish

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  1. Maxim Stamenov, Conference on "Language and Consciousness"
  2. "Ana Teresa Perez-Leroux", Second Call, Acquisition of Spanish

Message 1: Conference on "Language and Consciousness"

Date: Sat, 08 Apr 95 09:31:49 BGConference on "Language and Consciousness"
Subject: Conference on "Language and Consciousness"

 First Announcement and Call for Papers


 An International Symposium

 September 12-15, 1995, Varna, Bulgaria

Organized by: Institute of the Bulgarian Language
 Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Sponsored by: Open Society Fund (Sofia branch)

Local Programme Committee: Prof.Dr.Sc. Stefana Dimitrova
(chairperson), Prof.Dr.Sc. Kornelia Ilieva, Prof.Dr.Sc.
Vasil Raynov, Prof.Dr. Encho Gerganov, Dr. Svetlana
Pitkevich, Prof.Dr. Maxim Stamenov.

Local Organizing Committee: Maxim Stamenov (chairperson),
Snezhina Karagyozova, Kalin Angelov, Svetla Koeva, Veneta
Fakalieva, Elisaveta Boyadzhieva.


The conference will address the problem of the relationships
between language structure and the structure of
consciousness (and unconscious) in the context of the
current studies in linguistics, psycholinguistics,
neurolinguistics, philosophy of mind and language, and the
adjacent disciplines and fields of study in cognitive
sciences. The topics under discussion include (but are not
limited to) phonetics/phonology interface and the structure
of awareness, lexical access, the phenomena of
grammaticalization, the syntax/semantics interface, the
problem of metacognition, language testing and language
awareness, metaphorical language and consciousness,
discourse and consciousness, conscious/unconscious code
switching and the ways of its interpretation, the dialogical
structure of consciousness, etc. Two main types of
contributions would be especially welcome. The first one is
of review type giving the state-of-the-art in some field of
research from the point of view of its appropriacy to the
study of the structure of empirical consciousness. The other
one is of papers which are data-oriented or develop some
aspect(s) of a given theory.


Panayot BUTCHVAROV (University of Iowa)
"The Role of Language in Cognition";

Stefana DIMITROVA (Inst. of the Bulgarian Language)
"Actual Problems of Child Language from the Point of View of
the Formation of Language Consciousness";

Victor FRIEDMAN (University of Chicago)
"Consciousness and Contact in the Balkans: Choice, shift,
and interference";

Earl MAC CORMAC (Duke University)
"Metaphors of Consciousness and Consciousness of Metaphors";

Arthur REBER (City University of New York)
"The Cognitive Unconscious and the Acquisition of Natural

David ROSENTHAL (City University of New York)
"Consciousness and Speech";

Jackie SCHOEN (University of Toulouse)
(title to be announced).


Applications for participation are invited for the workshops
given below. Those interested to contribute to them should
contact the coordinators:


Prof.Dr. Rosemary STEVENSON, Human Communication Research
Centre, Dept. of Psychology, University of Durham, Durham
DH1 3LE, UK;

Prof.Dr. Maxim STAMENOV, Institute of the Bulgarian Language
Shipchenski Prokhod St. 52, bl. 17, 1113 Sofia, BULGARIA;


Prof.Dr. Franz HUNDSNURSCHER, Universitaet Muenster,
Sprachenzentrum, Abt. Sprachforschung, Bispinghof 2B, D-
48143, Muenster, GERMANY;

Prof.Dr. Edda WEIGAND, Universitaet Muenster,
Sprachenzentrum, Abt. Sprachforschung, Bispinghof 2B, D-
48143, Muenster, GERMANY;

Further proposals for workshops are welcome.


The conference site is The International House of
Journalists "F. Joliot Curie" which is located 16 km. from
Varna international airport near the internationally known
resort "Golden Sands". It is possible to reach this location
by local public transportation (bus) as well as by taxi from
the airport or from the town of Varna central railway
station. Further more detailed information about the ways of
access will be given in the Third Announcement.


The cost for a single room per night plus the board for the
corresponding day is US$29.00 at the International House of
Journalists plus a resort tax of US$3.00 per day. This is
quite a reasonable price having in mind that the conference
happens during the tourist season at the Black Sea coast.
The House is nicely located in an privately owned small park
and vineyard at the seaside.


The regular fee is US$35.00. The fee for students is
US$20.OO. It should be paid at the registration desk after
arrival. The conference fee is waived for the participants
from the countries of Eastern and Central Europe.


The deadline for applications is 01 June, 1995. It is
acceptable to submit your proposal for a paper (with its
title and an abstract of approx. 200-250 words) by e-mail,
but the application will be considered complete after we
receive your proposal (in three hard copies in a camera
ready form by air mail) according to the following format:
title; name; affiliation; postal address; e-mail address;
abstract of approx. 200 words (preferably on a laser
printer). Please note that the abstracts will be reproduced
the way they were submitted by the authors. In the case you
have questions re. the format of submission, please contact
the Organizer.
 For future orientation, each participant will be given
20 min. for presentation of her/his paper and 10 min. for
 The future participants will be notified about the
acceptance of their papers by the Programme Committee in two
weeks after their application reached us by e-mail. The
official notification of acceptance by air mail may reach
them a week later. We use this scheme in order to give more
time for those who intend to attend to arrange the details
of their trip. We can accept a limited number of
applications. The scholars interested to come are encouraged
to apply as soon as possible.


Official languages of the meeting will be Bulgarian and
English (papers will be given predominantly in English).


All requests for information and further orientation should
be addressed to the Organizer:

Maxim Stamenov
Institute of the Bulgarian Language
Shipchenski Prokhod St. 52, bl. 17
1113 Sofia, BULGARIA
Tel./fax (359-2) 732-217
E-mail: maxstambgearn.bitnet
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Message 2: Second Call, Acquisition of Spanish

Date: Sat, 8 Apr 95 17:58 EDT
From: "Ana Teresa Perez-Leroux" <ATP2PSUVM.PSU.EDU>
Subject: Second Call, Acquisition of Spanish

Acquisition of Spanish as a
First or Second Language

October 12-14, 1995
Deadline for Abstracts: May 1, 1995

To be held at The Penn State Scanticon Conference
Center Hotel
University Park, Pennsylvania
Conference Chairs:
 William R. Glass
 Ana Perez-Leroux
Keynote Speakers:
 James Lantolf, Cornell University
 Bill VanPatten, University of Illinois-Urbana
 Suzanne Flynn, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 Tom Roeper, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
 Susana Lopez Ornat, la Universidad Complutense de Madrid

This conference aims to bring together researchers working on different
perspectives on the acquisition of Spanish. Our goal is to establish an
interdisciplinary dialogue with the purpose of unifying the study of adult and
child language acquisition.

 Session Topics to Include:
 - Acquisition of Spanish syntax, morphology, phonology, and lexicon
 acquisition of Spanish syntactic parameters
 - Differences between L1 and L2 acquisition
 - Input and interaction and the acquisition of Spanish
 - Role of consciousness and the acquisition of Spanish
 - The effects of formal instruction on the acquisition of Spanish
 - Classroom research on reading, writing, listening, and speaking
Abstract Submission:
Three (3) copies of anonymous abstract with title-not to exceed more than one
page in length (double-spaced, typed). Abstract may be in English or Spanish.
One (1) copy of short version of abstract with title, your name, and academic
affiliation-not to exceed a rectangle area of 9 X 11.6 cm (to fit in 1/4th of
a standard 8 1/2 X 11 page). This version will be included in conference
if the paper is accepted.
One (1) 3 x 5 card with the following information: title of abstract, your
name, academic affiliation, mailing address, phone number, fax number, and
e-mail address, and any additional information necessary to locate you during
the months of May and June.
We regret that we cannot accept electronic submissions.

Send to:
 Conference on Language Acquisition
 The Pennsylvania State University
 Department of Spanish, Italian,
 & Portuguese
 352 N. Burrowes Bldg.
 University Park, PA 16802
Deadline for submission: MAY 1, 1995

General Information
The Conference on Language Aquisition will be held at The Penn State Scanticon
Conference Center Hotel, October 12-14, 1995. Located in the geographic center
of Pennsylvania, the conference site is easily accesible by flights from
Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Detroit
International Airports.

For more information about program content and abstract submission

 Dr. William R. Glass
 Department of Spanish
 phone: (814) 865-4252

 Dr. Ana Perez-Leroux
 Department of Spanish
 phone: (814) 865-4252
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