LINGUIST List 7.787

Thu May 30 1996

Calls: Semantics, Whorf Centenary, Literature & Ling.

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  1., "Sinn und Bedeutung"; CFP
  2. "J. E. Joseph", Call for papers: Whorf centenary
  3., Literature and Linguistics

Message 1: "Sinn und Bedeutung"; CFP

Date: Wed, 29 May 1996 17:55:05 -0000
From: <>
Subject: "Sinn und Bedeutung"; CFP

 First Call for Papers

 "Sinn und Bedeutung"
 First Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft fuer Semantik
 8. - 10.10.1996
 Tuebingen, Germany

Over the past few decades, the field of semantics has developed into a
rich and intriguingly diverse research area. Many different
disciplines share a common interest in the theory of meaning for
natural language(s), e.g. linguistics, philosophy of language,
psychology, logic, and computer science. The findings of the
semanticist are, of course, of primary importance to the adjacent
areas of linguistics; they serve to deepen our understanding of
this most remarkable of human cognitive abilities: language.

Despite important and very lively semantics research carried out in
the German-speaking countries, there are no regular meetings held here
to document the state of the art. We hope that "Sinn und Bedeutung"
will help remedy this deplorable situation. We will attempt to provide
a platform for the discussion and exchange of ideas, open to everyone
involved in active research in any subfield of semantics. Talks will
last 30 minutes (plus discussion). The conference will be held in German,
although papers given in English are also welcome.
In addition, this conference will serve as a first constitutive meeting of
the "Gesellschaft fuer Semantik".

If you would like to deliver a paper describing the recent results of
your research, please send a half-page abstract to the address below
before 31/8/96. Our hope is to include every submission.

 The organizing committee,
 Regine Eckardt
 Sebastian Loebner
 Manfred Kupffer
 Arnim von Stechow

 Sinn und Bedeutung
 Universitaet Tuebingen,
 Seminar fuer Sprachwissenschaft
 Wilhelmstrasse 113,
 72074 Tuebingen,

for further questions please contact
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Message 2: Call for papers: Whorf centenary

Date: Thu, 30 May 1996 12:23:29 PDT
From: "J. E. Joseph" <>
Subject: Call for papers: Whorf centenary

The North American Association for the History of the Language
Sciences (NAAHoLS), which meets conjointly with LSA, wishes to bring
to the attention of members and non-members that next year is the
centenary of the birth of Benjamin Lee Whorf (1897-1941).
	NAAHoLS, which is open to submission of abstracts on all topics
concerning the development of the study of language and languages in
North America and beyond, would welcome papers on Whorf to mark this
occasion. Special sessions will be organized at the 1997 meeting
(Chicago, January 3-4) to include the papers accepted.
	The editors of the journal *Historiographia Linguistica* have
indicated their willingness to include selected papers from these
sessions in a special issue of the 1997 volume of the journal to be
dedicated to Whorf. These and other papers might also appear in a
separate book of studies on Whorf to be published subsequently.
	Abstracts for NAAHoLS should be prepared following the rules for
submission of abstracts to LSA, and should be sent to the Secretary of
NAAHoLS at the following address:

Prof. Douglas A. Kibbee
Dept. of French
Univ. of Illinois
2090 Foreign Languages Bldg.
707 South Mathews Street
Urbana, Illinois 61801 USA
Fax: (217) 244-2223

In addition, a longer (one-page) abstract is invited for publication in
the NAAHoLS Newsletter. All papers are scheduled for 20 minutes, with 10
minutes discussion. The deadline for submission is September 1, 1996.
Queries concerning abstract submission may be addressed to Douglas Kibbee
by e-mail at:
	All those presenting papers in NAAHoLS sessions will be requested
to join the organization, the dues for which are US$10 per year.
Membership is open to all. NAAHoLS offers a $500 award each year to the
best submission by a graduate student.
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Message 3: Literature and Linguistics

Date: Thu, 30 May 1996 09:43:28 +0700
From: <>
Subject: Literature and Linguistics

Second Chronos Conference


Institut Libre Marie Haps, Brussels
January 9-11, 1997

The conference will bring together researchers in linguistics and literature
working on time and tense. Specific topics: tense, aspect, Aktionsart,
modality, temporal structure of fictional narrative.

Send two copies of a one-page abstract (30 minute talk, in French or English)

Svetlana Vogeleer
Institut Libre Marie Haps
Rue d'Arlon 3
B-1050 Brussels
Fax: +32-2-511-98-37 (Institut Libre Marie Haps)

Abstract deadline: June 30, 1996

The Second Chronos Conference is organized by the:
Linguistic Society of Belgium, in collaboration with the
Institut Libre Marie Haps
Centre d'Etudes Linguistiques (Universite' du Littoral - CGS Dunkerque)
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