LINGUIST List 7.774

Tue May 28 1996

Calls: COGNITIVE TECHNOLOGY, Prototype theory

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  1. Hartmut Haberland, First Call For Papers for CT'97
  2. Martina Mangasser, Call:Prototype theory and the lexicon

Message 1: First Call For Papers for CT'97

Date: Tue, 28 May 1996 08:20:10 +0200
From: Hartmut Haberland <hartmutruc.dk>
Subject: First Call For Papers for CT'97
SECOND INTERNATIONAL COGNITIVE TECHNOLOGY
CONFERENCE, CT '97

Humanising the Information Age



25 - 28 August 1997
Venue: The University of Aizu, Japan

supported by:
The University of Aizu, Japan
Center for Research in Journalism and Mass
	Communication, University of North Carolina, USA, (host of CT '99)
Cognitive Sciences Centre, University of Southampton, UK
City University of Hong Kong (host of CT '95)


CONFERENCE THEME

Problems and Praxis:
Exploring and formulating methods for studying Cognitive Technology.

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

The First International Conference on Cognitive Technology (Hong Kong, 1995)
stressed the need for a radically new way of thinking about the impact
computer technology has on humans, especially on the human mind. Our main
aim at that time was a consideration of these effects with respect to
rendering the interface between people and computers more humane.

Participants in the upcoming Second International Conference will expand on
that effort by exploring a number of related areas in greater detail. Of
primary concern is the need to establish clear and precise methods for
studying how environmental characteristics condition the processes of
cognitive formation. Within such a framework, empirical CT inquiries can be
directed towards specific areas of problems, the more important ones of
which are listed below.

1. Rethinking Progress: Towards a manifesto for the Information Age
2. Cognising at the Interface
3. Empowering Humans
4. Rethinking Education

More information can be obtained from

 http://www.u-aizu.ac.jp/news/news.html.
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Message 2: Call:Prototype theory and the lexicon

Date: Tue, 28 May 1996 13:42:27 +0200
From: Martina Mangasser <m.mangasserrz.uni-sb.de>
Subject: Call:Prototype theory and the lexicon
Martina Mangasser
Universitaet des Saarlandes
FR 8.1 Germanistik
Postfach 15 11 50
D- 66041 Saarbruecken
Telefon: 0681-302-3333
Telefax: 0681-302-4371
e-mail: m.mangasserrz.uni-sb.de

Conference Call for Papers: Prototype Theory and the Lexicon

Dear colleagues,

"The Lexicon" is the subject of 1997th annual conference of the DGfS (German
Linguistics Society).
The conference will be situated at Duesseldorf, from February 26th - 28th 1997.
The conference offers workshops, so-called "AGs", dealing with diverse
aspects of the lexicon.

I suggested a workshop with the following title : "Prototype
Theory/Methodology and the Lexicon."
This workshop will focus on two aspects :
- response to prototype theory within European linguistics
- applications of prototype theory within the field of lexicon research.

I would like to invite colleagues interested in the topic and its discussion
to either take actively part in the workshop
(by a 30minutes talk and follow-up discussion) or to join the international
and interdisciplinary audience of the
workshop (by registrating at the local DGfS-Conference Commitee in Duesseldorf)
.

25 years after the first publications of works on prototype theory (HEIDER
(ROSCH) 1971,1972) the time is
favourable for a re-evalutaion of the effects and consequences of this
approach with regard to linguistic aspects of
the lexicon (such as questions of semantics, phraseology, metapher,
morphology etc.).

At the same time a critical review of the origins of prototype theory is
needed, as only "part of the story about
protoypes and its methodology" has come across and has been included in
controversial linguistic debate.

It's time to look back (be it -in anger- or -in peace-) and to look out for
the future role of prototype theory in
linguistic methodology and theory.

If this "abstract" has arisen your own interest in the workshop or in
prototype theory as such, don't hesitate to contact
me for further information.
For those colleagues interested in delivering a talk on the topic deadline
for registration for the workshop part
(including name, title of the contribution, academic degree, name of
institution, home and off. address)
 is June, 15th 1996.

I hope to get international and interdisciplinary response to this call!
Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Martina Mangasser

Martina Mangasser
Universitaet des Saarlandes
FR 8.1 Germanistik
Postfach 15 11 50
D- 66041 Saarbruecken
Telefon: 0681-302-3333
Telefax: 0681-302-4371
e-mail: m.mangasserrz.uni-sb.de
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