LINGUIST List 8.1486

Wed Oct 15 1997

Calls: Spanish & Portuguese,Functional Grammar

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  1. Garland D Bills, Spanish in US/Contact
  2. Jill Bernstein, 8th International Conf. on Functional Grammar

Message 1: Spanish in US/Contact

Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 09:24:03 -0700 (PDT)
From: Garland D Bills <>
Subject: Spanish in US/Contact


	7th UNM Conference on Ibero-American Culture & Society:

			jointly with


			12-14 February 1998
			University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

*-*-*-*-* In celebration of the 400th anniversary of the founding *-*-*-*
*-*-*-*-* of the first Spanish settlement in New Mexico in 1598 *-*-*-*-*

Plenary Speakers: Carol A. Klee (University of Minnesota)
	 Ana Roca (Florida International University)

Papers dealing with any aspect of Spanish in the U.S. or of Spanish or
Portuguese in contact with other languages are welcome. Oral presentations
will be limited to twenty minutes. THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS
(MAXIMUM OF 500 WORDS) IS NOVEMBER 15, 1997. Abstracts may be submitted by
e-mail or regular mail. E-mail abstracts: place all identifying
information (name, address, telephone number) along with title of paper at
the beginning of the message, followed by three blank lines, the title
repeated, and the abstract. Regular mail abstracts: 3 copies of abstract
with title and no identifying information, with accompanying 3x5 card with
paper title and author's name, address, and telephone number or email

Send abstracts or requests for additional information to:
		1998 Conference
		Department of Spanish and Portuguese
		University of New Mexico
		Albuquerque, NM 87131 USA
		telephone: (505) 277-5907
		FAX: (505) 277-3885
		Web: http//
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Message 2: 8th International Conf. on Functional Grammar

Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 14:48:27 +0200
From: Jill Bernstein <>
Subject: 8th International Conf. on Functional Grammar

Eighth International Conference on Functional Grammar

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
6-9 July 1998

Correspondence address: ICFG8, Faculteit der Letteren, Vrije
Universiteit, De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Fax: +31-20-444 6500. E-mail enquiries to the following address only:

Since 1984, there has been a highly successful biennial series of
International Conferences on Functional Grammar: Amsterdam (1984),
Antwerp (1986), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (1988), Copenhagen (1990),
Antwerp (1992), York (1994), and C=A2rdoba (1996). Each of these
conferences has helped advance the theory of Functional Grammar and
create an ever-growing internationalccommunity of researchers. It is now
time to announce the eighth in this series.


The Eighth International Conference on Functional Grammar (ICFG8) will
be held at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam from 6 to 9 July 1998 and
will be organized by Mike Hannay, Caroline Kroon, Lachlan Mackenzie and
Lourens de Vries.

The Conference will be held in English and will be devoted to Functional
Grammar (FG) as set out by the late Simon Dik. His *The theory of
Functional Grammar, Parts 1 and 2* has appeared posthumously with Mouton
de Gruyter (Berlin). Papers are invited that address matters arising
from that book and more generally from the tradition of work in FG. For
further information about FG, including a fairly complete bibliography,

On Saturday 4 July 1998, two days before the Conference proper, there
will be a one-day Colloquium on the Predicate in Functional Grammar at
the Vrije Universiteit, organized jointly by the Institute for
Functional Research into Language and Language Use (Amsterdam-Leiden)
and the CNRS Nancy 2 (France) and funded by the Netherlands Organization
for Scientific Research NWO. Participants in ICFG8 are cordially invited
to attend this Colloquium, free of charge.


If you wish present a paper, you are requested to send an abstract of
your presentation, preferably by e-mail to, or by "snail
mail" to:

ICFG8 Organizing Committee
Faculteit der Letteren,
Vrije Universiteit,
De Boelelaan 1105,
1081 HV Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

to arrive no later than 15 January 1998. Please note that this deadline
MUST be met.

Please make sure that your abstract is:
- no longer than 300 words
- written in good English

Your abstract should include the following:
1. Title of the presentation
2. Your name, postal address, institutional affiliation and (where
applicable) your e-mail address and/or fax number
3. Text of the abstract
4. References, if necessary
5. An indication whether special audio-visual equipment is required

All abstracts will be assessed by the Organizing Committee, which will
put together a programme that is thematically coherent. If there are
sufficient papers on (a) Predicate Formation and/or (b) the relation
between Functional Grammar and Cognitive Linguistics, special workshops
will be incorporated into the programme, to be led by Casper de Groot
and Dik Bakker respectively.


All participants will be asked to pay a Conference fee of NLG 175. The
fee, to be paid in full and in Dutch currency (cash) at the beginning of
the Conference, will cover participation in the conference itself, the
book of abstracts, the opening reception, tea and coffee during breaks,
as well as an excursion on Wednesday afternoon 8 July. There will also
be a banquet in the evening after the excursion, for which all
participants in the Conference will be invited to sign up (for an extra
charge). [Participants whose abstract has been selected for presentation
or who register as non-presenters will be informed how they can, if they
wish, pay in advance by credit card.]


Participants will be expected to make their own arrangements for travel
to and from Amsterdam. Their attention is drawn to the possibility of
arriving by Saturday 4 July 1998 and thereby benefiting from APEX air
travel rates; the Saturday can be spent at the Colloquium on the
Predicate, and the Sunday devoted to tourism - there will be an opening
reception on Sunday evening, 5 July.


The university restaurants will be open to participants throughout the
day and in the evening. Participants will also be provided with a list
of recommended restaurants in Amsterdam.


Participants wishing to attend without presenting a paper should provide
the following information to the ICFG8 Organizing Committee:

postal address
if available, e-mail and/or fax number


Participants whose abstract has been accepted or who have registered as
a non-presenter will be sent an overview of accommodation in Amsterdam,
across the full price range, from very cheap upwards; they will be
expected to make their own arrangements with the hotels, hostels, etc.
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