LINGUIST List 7.710

Thu May 16 1996

Calls: Romance Lgs, Literacy, Cognitive Science (CogSci96)

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  1. Bernard Tranel, Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (Call for Papers)
  2. Su-Hsun Tsai, THE THIRD DOMAINS OF LITERACY CONFERENCE - Call for Paper/Participation
  3. David Noelle, CogSci96 Extension, Cognitive Science Society

Message 1: Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (Call for Papers)

Date: Thu, 16 May 1996 09:20:40 PDT
From: Bernard Tranel <>
Subject: Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (Call for Papers)

Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages - LSRL 27

Place: University of California, Irvine

Date: February 20-22, 1997

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: October 15, 1996


Abstracts for 20-minute talks are invited for the 27th LSRL to be held
at the University of California, Irvine, on February 20-22, 1997.

Abstracts on any aspect of Romance linguistics and from any
theoretical perspective are welcome.

Send 9 copies of a one-page (letter size, 1-inch margins), unreduced,
anonymous abstract. An additional copy should list the author's name
and affiliation (this copy will be reproduced in the Meeting
Handbook). Include a 3" X 5" card with the title of the paper,
author's name, affiliation, address, telephone number, e-mail, and
primary area of linguistics addressed in the paper.

LSRL-27 Organizing Committee
Department of Linguistics
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, CA 92717, U.S.A.
(Note: Effective July 1, 1996, zip code will change to 92697-5100)

Phone: 714/824-7504

Note: e-mail submissions or faxed abstracts cannot be accepted.

Travel grants: Students whose abstracts are selected will be eligible
for a modest travel grant. Please specify on the 3" X 5" card whether
you are a student interested in such a travel grant.

Conference supported by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies,
the School of Social Sciences, the School of Humanities, the
Department of Linguistics, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese,
and the Department of French and Italian.
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Message 2: THE THIRD DOMAINS OF LITERACY CONFERENCE - Call for Paper/Participation

Date: Thu, 16 May 1996 17:39:17 BST
From: Su-Hsun Tsai <>
Subject: THE THIRD DOMAINS OF LITERACY CONFERENCE - Call for Paper/Participation
Anyone who is interested in the following is requested to contact the
respective parties, not me, please.
 -- Su-hsun <>

 Call for paper and participation

 with focused Theme
 Multi-literacies: The Shape of the New Landscape of
 September 7th and 8th 1996
 Institute of London
 University of London

The Third Domains of Literacy conference takes as its theme
`Multi-literacies'. The social, economic, and technological changes
of the current period are changing the forms of public communication
in fundamental ways. A multiplicity of modes of representation are
now used in the making of texts for new communicational demands. In
this, the role and the forms of written language are changing along
with those of all other forms of communication; indeed, in many areas
of public communication, language is coming to be marginal.

The aim of the conference is to discuss the scope of a necessary new
agenda of thinking about and working in literacy. Issues that will be
in focus are: what are the new modes of communication, and the new
kinds of texts? What are the new demands made in communication? What
is their relation to work, to the economy, and to pleasure? What
demands will be made on education at all levels, and in a diversity of

This international conference will proceed by formal papers and by
workshops. Scholars and practitioners from widely differing contexts
and countries will make presentations. The members of the
Multi-literacies Group - a group of scholars from Australia: Dr Bill
Cope, Professor Mary Kalantzis, Professor Allan Luke, Professor Carmen
Luke, Dr Martin Nakata; from the UK: Dr Norman Fairclough, Professor
Gunther Kress; and from the US: Professor Courtney Cazden, Professor
James Gee, and Professor Sarah Michael - will speak on aspects of the

Scholars and practitioners interested in making presentations are invited to
submit abstracts of no more than 200 words in single spacing on a
sheet of A4 paper by 15 June 1996:
Professor Gunther Kress
Conference Convenor
Culture Communication & Societies Academic Group
Institute of Education
University of London
20 Bedford Way

For an application form please write to
Paula Larkins
Conference Office
Institute of Education
University of London
20 Bedford Way
Telephone: +44 171 612 6403
email: [please note, no dot in mwalker please!]

Please fill in and cut the following application form and send to Paula
Larkins either by ordinary mail or email:






Telephone Number:

FEE: includes all refreshments

Please tick
__ Saturday 80 Sterling Pounds
__ Sunday 80 Sterling Pounds
__ Saturday and Sunday 150 Sterling Pounds
__ Conference Dinner 25 Sterling Pounds

50% reduction for full time students and unwaged persons

I wish to reserve ____________ place(s) at the conference


I have enclosed a cheque under a separate cover for
(made payable to the INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION]

Special mobility or dietary requirements



Please return to
Paula Larkins, Conference Office, Institute of Education
20 Bedford Way, London WC1H OAL
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Message 3: CogSci96 Extension, Cognitive Science Society

Date: Thu, 16 May 1996 13:16:29 PDT
From: David Noelle <>
Subject: CogSci96 Extension, Cognitive Science Society


 Eighteenth Annual Conference of the

 July 12-15, 1996

 University of California, San Diego
 La Jolla, California


The early registration deadline for Cognitive Science '96 has been
extended to June 1, 1996. If you register now, you can still get the
low early registration rates! (If you have already paid for
registration at the higher "late" rates, the difference will be
reimbursed to you at the conference.) Also, affordable on-campus
housing is still available on a first-come first-served basis.
Further information may be found on the conference web site at
"";. Please direct questions
to "". When scheduling plane flights, note that
the conference begins on Friday evening, July 12th, and ends late on
Monday afternoon, July 15th. If you want to attend all conference
events, you should plan on staying the nights of the 12th through the
15th. Register today!


 "Controversies in Cognitive Science: The Case of Language"
 Stephen Crain (UMD College Park) & Mark Seidenberg (USC)
 Moderated by Paul Smolensky (Johns Hopkins University)

 "Tenth Anniversary of the PDP Books"
 "Affect and Neuro-modulators: A Connectionist Account"
 Dave Rumelhart (Stanford)
 "Parallel-Distributed Processing Models
 of Normal and Disordered Cognition"
 Jay McClelland (CMU)
 "Why Neural Networks Need Generative Models"
 Geoff Hinton (Toronto)

 "Frontal Lobe Development and Dysfunction in Children:
 Dissociations between Intention and Action"
 Adele Diamond (MIT)

 "Reconstructing Consciousness"
 Paul Churchland (UCSD)


 "Adaptive Behavior and Learning in Complex Environments"

 "Building a Theory of Problem Solving and Scientific Discovery:
 How Big is N in N-Space Search?"

 "Cognitive Linguistics:
 Mappings in Grammar, Conceptual Systems, and
 On-Line Meaning Construction"

 "Computational Models of Development"

 "Evolution of Language"

 "Evolution of Mind"

 "Eye Movements in Cognitive Science"

 "The Future Of Modularity"

 "The Role of Rhythm in Cognition"

 "Update on the Plumbing of Cognition:
 Brain Imaging Studies of Vision, Attention, and Language"


 Categories, Concepts, and Mutability
 Cognitive Neuroscience
 Distributed Cognition and Education
 Lexical Ambiguity and Semantic Representation
 Perception of Causality
 Problem-Solving and Education
 Recurrent Network Models
 Rhythm in Cognition
 Semantics, Phonology, and the Lexicon
 Skill Learning and SOAR
 Text Comprehension
 Visual/Spatial Reasoning
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