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Message 1: Conference Announcement

Date: Thu, 25 May 95 9:16:32 WETConference Announcement
From: C.I.L.T.A. "L. Heilmann" <ciltambxcilta.unibo.it>
Subject: Conference Announcement

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 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE "LANGUAGES OF SCIENCE"

 Centro Interfacolta' di Linguistica Teorica e Applicata "L. Heilmann"
 Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche Dipartimento di Filosofia

 University of Bologna, Italy.
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SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE

 The main object of this three-day conference is to investigate the re-
lationship between language and scientific knowledge in an interdiscipli-
nary approach. In the Linguistics Section the role of language in the con-
struction of knowledge will be considered. The analysis will be carried
out both in a synchronic and a diachronic perspective. Scientific communi-
cation will be investigated, highlighting discursive practices existing in
scientific, transnational communities. In a more specific perspective, the
semantic foundations of natural and artificial languages will be examined.
 'Languages of science' can be understood either as the abstract struc-
tures that underlie scientific languages and the logical language that des-
cribes them or as the specific features of scientific languages as opposed
to natural languages and the logico-linguistic relations within the variety
of the languages of science. With regards to both senses, one important
theme of the Philosophy Section will be the translatability of one language
into another. The abstract features of translation are the basis of a logi-
cal linguistic analysis of the language of science and of the linguistic
relations between the specific languages of different sciences. The formal
analysis of translation aims at creating a general framework for an analy-
tical study of the relations between the languages of science and for the
logical analysis of the structures of scientific language.
 Communication in Economics is a critical issue. Both the formation of
economic theories and the formulation of economic arguments show the inter-
play of concept development and 'uses of argument' in a variety of frame-
works. In our view, the interest of economics within the general context of
the Conference lies in the variety of conceptual and linguistic frameworks
in which economic arguments may be used. Such frameworks are only partially
overlapping, and issues such as meaning variance and the translatability of
one particular argument from one framework to another appear to be of cri-
tical importance if the linguistic structure of economics is to be assessed.
 The aim of the Economics Section will be to consider the relationship
between the syntactic and semantic structure of economic theories and ar-
guments, the rational reconstruction of economic theories, the role of ana-
lytical representations and pre-analytical 'visions' as devices by means of
which meaning may be assigned and the logical structure of theories deter-
mined.
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PRELIMINARY PROGRAM
Wednesday, October 25
9.00 Inauguration
9.30 Opening Addresses

SESSION 1 - LANGUAGES OF SCIENCE
 M.A.K. HALLIDAY (Sydney)
The grammatical construction of scientific knowledge. A historical view
of the framing of the English clause
 M.L. ALTIERI BIAGI (Bologna)
Diacronia dei linguaggi scientifici
 A. VILKS (Hamburg)
On the relation of ordinary language and formal theory in economics
 E. PICARDI (Bologna)
Reference, conceptual scheme and radical interpretation

15.00 SESSION 2 - COMMUNICATING SCIENCE
 G.R. FRANCI, A. PASSI (Bologna)
Somewhere else, once upon a time: scientific language in ancient India
 G. VIVENZA (Verona)
The Greek Aristotle and the Latin Aristotle at the origin of the
terminology and content of economic value
 M. PERA (Pisa)
Scientific communication and discursive practices
 R. ROSSINI FAVRETTI (Bologna)
Scientific discourse: intertextual and intercultural practices
 E. ARCAINI (Roma)
Linguistique, hermeneutique et analyse du discours scientifique

Thursday, October 26
9.00 SESSION 3 - COGNITION AND FORMAL RECONSTRUCTION
 R. SCAZZIERI (Bologna)
Economic beliefs, economic theory and rational reconstruction
 R. VIALE (Milano)
Causality: reality, language and cognition
 A.M. PETRONI (Cosenza)
Formalizing scientific discovery
 S. DOW (Stirling)
Rational reconstructions of economic theories
 U. MAKI (Helsinki)
Representation repressed. Types of semantic scepticism in economics

15.00 SESSION 4 - RATIONALITY AND CAUSALITY
 R. BOUDON (Paris)
Le langage des causes et le langage des raisons
 A. VERCELLI (Siena)
Formalism and semantics in economic theory
 R. FESTA (Bologna)
Scientific values, probability and acceptance
 M.C. GALAVOTTI (Trieste), G. GAMBETTA (Bologna)
Theory and observation in econometric models
 S. ZAMAGNI (Bologna)
On the relationship between economics and philosophy: a plea for an
expansion of economic discourse

Friday, October 27
9.00 SESSION 5 - LEXICON AND SEMANTICS
 J. SINCLAIR (Birmingham)
Dr Para and Mr Syn: precision and approximation in science
 S. SCALISE (Ferrara)
Argument structure of complex words
 C. CASADIO (Chieti)
Lexical information and logical structure of linguistic categories
 G. GRAFFI (Udine)
The language of logical form
 J. WEINBERGER (Bologna)
The grounding of semantics: towards an algebra of concepts

15.00 SESSION 6 - TRANSLATING LANGUAGES
 T. S. McDERMOTT (Atlanta)
Two models of the overlap between the objects of sciences: modern
reductionism and medieval types of abstraction
 G. SANDRI (Bologna)
Translation and semantics
 W.H. NEWTON SMITH (Oxford)
Translation and theory change

Conclusions

PARTECIPANT: T.S. KUHN (MIT, Cambridge)
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ORGANIZING COMITTEE: R. Rossini Favretti, G. Sandri, R. Scazzieri
Postal Address : Conference Secretary,
 Centro Interfacolta' di Linguistica Teorica e Applicata,
 Via Dante, 15, 40125 Bologna, Italy.
 Tel. (+39)-51-341444 Fax. (+39)-51-345512
 E-mail: ciltambxcilta.unibo.it
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Message 2: Confs: Program for Forensic Linguistics meeting

Date: Wed, 24 May 1995 09:26:39 Confs: Program for Forensic Linguistics meeting
From: Helen Fraser <hfrasermetz.une.edu.au>
Subject: Confs: Program for Forensic Linguistics meeting

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International Association of Forensic Linguists Conference
University of New England, Armidale NSW 9-12 July 1995

This message contains the tentative program outline for the second
conference of the International Association of Forensic Linguists, which is
to be held 9-12 July 1995, at the University of New England in Armidale,
New South Wales, Australia.

Registration for the conference closes on 12 June, and registration forms
can be obtained from Diana Eades (deadesmetz.une.edu.au)

Any queries about registration, accommodation etc should be directed to
Phil Johnston at New England Conference Management, fax 61 67 711713

tentative program outline as at 12 May 95
subject to changes

 registrations due by 12 June
 order of papers within each session is not finalized
 although papers are grouped under thematic headings, some papers address
more than one of these themes

Sunday 9 July evening
 7pm *Vice Chancellor's official welcome and reception

Monday morning 10 July 9am - 1pm
 *Keynote address (speaker and title to be confirmed)

COURTROOM LANGUAGE
 *Yon Maley and Chris Candlin, Macquarie University.
Questions in Court: What can the Expert Witness Expect?
 *Cliff Goddard, University of New England
How do judges know what they mean (and can linguists help them)?

FORENSIC LINGUISTICS GENERAL
 *Weiping Wu, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington
Language and Law: A Data approach to Linguistics Issues in the Legal Field
 *Diana Eades, University of New England
Reactions of the legal profession to forensic linguistics in Australia

Monday afternoon 2pm 6pm
TRANSCRIPTS:
 *Michael Walsh, University of Sydney
Transcripts and Traditions: Problems in Recording Land Claim Proceedings in
Northern Australia
 *Bruce Rigsby, University of Queensland
Aboriginal evidence and the transcript in two Queensland land claims
 *Kate Storey, Monash University
The history of a transcript

UNDERSTANDING LEGAL LANGUAGE
 *James Stratman and Patricia Dahl, University of Colorado at Denver
Readers' Understanding of Temporary Restraining Orders enforced in Domestic
Violence Cases: an Empirical Study
 *Bethany Dumas, University of Tennessee
The Inclusivity of Terms for Documents: Problems in "The Search Warrant in
the Matter of 7505 Derris Drive
 *Neil McCleod, Murdoch University
Psycho-Linguistic Analysis of Tax Judgements

DISPUTED TEXTS
 *Sue Blackwell, University Of Birmingham
Taking a Closer Look at 'look': Discourse Markers in Disputed Texts
 *Hannes Kniffka, University of Bonn
Forensic Linguistic Author Identification: Limits and Chances
 *Malcolm Coulthard, University of Birmingham
On linguistic fingerprinting
 *Marie-Therese Jensen, Monash University
[On the limitations of analysis of NESB confessions; title TBA]

Monday evening
 7.30pm Conference Dinner

Tuesday 11 July 9am 1.30pm

HATE SPEECH
 *Hugh Potter and Mee Wun Lee, University of New England
Speech and action outside the court: Can forensic linguistics be applied to
issues of hate speech?

UNDERSTANDING AND INTERPRETING LANGUAGE IN LEGAL SETTINGS
 *Michael Cooke, Batchelor College
A different story: Comparing Aboriginal testimony given in narrative versus
question/answer form
 *John Gibbons, University of Sydney
Evidence of Miscommunication between Police and Second Language Speakers
during Police Interrogation
 *John Favretto, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, NSW
[On interpreting issues; title TBA]
 *Muhammad Gamal, University of Queensland
Vox et pritorai nihil: The high cost of linguistic injuctice
 *Jeff Siegel, University of New England
Translating Legal Terminolgy into a Pidgin Language
 *Mami Okawara, Takasaki City University of Economics
The Amish and the Criminal Courts: the Samuel D Hochstetler Case
 *Mark Brennan, Charles Sturt University
Speaking pragmatically: Police and the communicative needs of people with
an intellectual disability

Tuesday afternoon
2pm Excursion to Dangar's Gorge

Tuesday evening
7.30 9.30 Forum on Interpreters in the Legal System

Wednesday 12 July 8.30am 12.30 pm

FORENSIC PHONETICS AND SPEAKER IDENTIFICATION
 *Helen Fraser, University of New England
Auditory recognition of known and unknown voices
 *John Hajek, University of Melbourne
Starting small in forensic phonetics: a first case report
 *Ann Laubstein, Carleton University
Building Voice Lineups: Problems
 *Terry Hillcoat, University of New England
Investigating parameters for forensic speaker identification
 *John Ingram, University of Queensland
Telephone transmission line effects on formant and f0 extraction for
forensic speaker identification.
 *Phil Rose, Australian National University
Between- and within-speaker variance in acoustic parameters of similar
voices.

Wednesday afternoon

1.30-3.30 Forum on Forensic Phonetics and Speaker Identification

3.50 Annual General Meeting

5.30 pm Official Close
___________________
hfrasermetz.une.edu.au (129.180.4.1)

Helen Fraser (Dr)
Dept of Linguistics
University of New England
Armidale
NSW 2351
AUSTRALIA

Phone 067 73 2128/3189
Fax 067 73 3735
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