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Thu Nov 6 1997

Calls: Australian Linguistics Institute (ALI'98)

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Message 1: Australian Linguistics Institute: ALI 98

Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 08:33:13 +1000 (EST)
From: Peter White <peterwcltr.uq.edu.au>
Subject: Australian Linguistics Institute: ALI 98

 CALL FOR WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION

 as part of the

 AUSTRALIAN LINGUISTICS INSTITUTE (ALI'98)

			6-16 JULY, 1998.

		Host:	University of Queensland, 
			Brisbane Australia
		http://www.cltr.uq.edu.au:8000/ali98


To promote prospective ALI participation, we wish to not only draw 
attention to the range of courses that will be on offer at the ALI'98, 
but also the range of options open to you for paper presentations. 
These include scope for formal participation at some of the workshops
being offered at the ALI'98, as well as at any of the other
linguistics and applied linguistics conferences that will be held here 
in Brisbane either just before or after the ALI'98. 

A synopsis of the 6 workshops on offer during the ALI'98, as well as 
brief descriptions of the additional conferences are given below --

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				WORKSHOPS


1.	RESEARCH ISSUES FOR COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS 
		(July 10/ Opening Plenary: July 9)
	Convenor: 	June LUCHJENBROERS, U. Queensland, Australia.
				 junellingua.cltr.uq.edu.au 

Abstracts are invited from ALI participants for paper presentations 
at this workshop. It is the convenor's aim that this workshop will
attract as many papers as possible from around Australasia and beyond
that investigate extra-linguistic cognitive processes in language and 
communication, to illustrate the diversity of research interests 
encompassed by the cognitive linguistics enterprise. Invited
speakers include: Wallace Chafe (who will give the Opening Plenary
(Thurs evening after classes), Eve Sweetser and Arie Verhagen.

	PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGED SUBMISSION DATE

SEND ABSTRACTS to the convenor, June Luchjenbroers 
		BY: 12 JANUARY 1998.
Notification of acceptance will sent in (or before) the first week of 
February 1998. ** Please indicate if you're willing to have your
abstract considered for inclusion at the ALS (Australian Linguistics
Conference -- 3-5/7/95, U. Queensland) if it cannot be included for
this workshop.


2.	SYMPOSIUM ON LANGUAGE CONTACT & CHANGE:
			"WHEN LANGUAGES MEET"
				 (July 10-11)
	Convenors: Patric McCONVELL, Northern Territory U. Australia
			 p_mcconvellbanks.ntu.edu.au 
 	 Jeff SIEGEL, U. New England, Australia.
			 jsiegelmetz.une.edu.au 

The aim of this two-day symposium is to examine data on language
contact and change in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region in light of
various theories proposed by scholars working in other parts of the world.
It will focus on two areas: (1) code-switching and (2) the processes
involved in the formation of contact languages, such as pidgins, creoles,
and koines, with special emphasis on the role of the substrate languages.

Invited participants include Michael Clyne, Jenny Cheshire, Claire
Lefebvre and Carol Myers-Scotton. Others interested in either presenting
a paper or being a discussant should contact one of the convenors by 24
November: Jeff Siegel (for contact languages) and Patrick McConvell (for
code-switching). ABSTRACTS FOR PAPERS ARE DUE BY 12 JANUARY. Those not
accepted for the symposium may be considered for a special session on
language contact at the Australian Linguistics Society conference,
preceding ALI.


3.	NEW DIRECTIONS IN LANGUAGE & GENDER RESEARCH 
		(July 11)
	Convenors: 	Janet HOLMES, Victoria U., NZ.
				 janet.holmesvuw.ac.nz 
			Scott KIESLING, 
			Anne PAUWELS, U. New England, Australia.
				 apauwelsmetz.une.edu.au 
			Joanne WINTER, Monash U., Australia.

This workshop will allow a range of women and men working at the
forefront of current gender research to contribute their views about
the directions they see the field developing in over the next ten years
specifically in relation to theoretical models and methdological
frameworks. The workshop will be organised in such a way as to
facilitate discuss and input from others interested in the field will
be encouraged. 

There will be limited scope for short presentations by ALI participants 
working in the area of language & gender. If you wish to make a 
contribution to this workshop, please send a short abstract (max. 100 
words) to Janet Holmes janet.holmesvuw.ac.nz AND Anne Pauwels
 apauwelsmetz.une.edu.au BY 10 February 1998.


4.	LANGUAGE AND THE LAW 
		(July 10)
	Convenors: 	Diana EADES, U. Hawaii, USA.
				 deadesmetz.une.edu.au 
			Michael COOK, U. New England, Australia.
				 mcookmetz.une.edu.au 

The aim of this workshop is to introduce participants to the growing
field of the applications of linguistics to legal contexts, with a
particular focus on developments in Australia. 

There are a number of areas in which linguistics is focusing on either
the analysis of data from legal contexts (such as police interviews,
courtroom hearings, written statutes), or the presentation of linguistic
analysis as expert evidence in court (eg the analysis of recorded voices,
or of the grammatical and discourse structure of answers in police
interviews.) 

Participation will be invited from a number of Australian linguists
working on language in legal contexts.


5.	ETHNOSYNTAX
		(July 11)
	Convenor: 	Nick ENFIELD, U. Melbourne, Australia.
			 enfieldcoombs.anu.edu.au -- OR
			 n.enfieldlinguistics.unimelb.edu.au 


The aim of this workshop is to explore, with an emphasis on empirical
research, the hypothesis that the grammatical structuring of meaning in
a language may be influenced by cultural preoccupations of its speakers.
Study of the language-culture relationship has its background in
anthropological linguistics and later in cognitive anthropology (see
review in D'Andrade 1995). Many studies have tended to focus on
lexicon, with the dominant modern approach to syntax showing little
interest in conceptual, and particularly cultural, issues. However, the
exploration of a language-culture relationship has enjoyed a recent
resurgence of interest (Gumperz & Levinson 1996, Lucy 1992, inter alia).
While work on linguistic relativity has been concerned with the
relationship between language and *thought* (with "culture" at the 
periphery), Ethnosyntax focusses more on the relationship between
language and *culture*. Individual contributors may show some variation
as to how they see "culture" best defined and described. This workshop
will be suitable for anyone interested in general linguistics, semantics,
anthropological linguistics, cultural and/or cognitive anthropology. 

Expressions of interest by propective ALI participants are welcome. 
Please contact the convenor.


6.	MACHINE TRANSLATION 
		(July 11)
	Convenor: 	Francis BOND, NTT Japan.
			 bondcslab.kecl.ntt.co.jp 


A brief overview of commercial machine translation systems, focussing on
the language problems they face. Then an introduction to the state of art
of research, including rule and example based methodologies. An on-line
analysis of example sentences, with the intermediate representations,
lexicon and rule available, would be used to give a detailed description
of the rule-based Japanese-to-English machine translation system ALT-J/E.
The various stages of segmentation and morphological analysis, parsing
and semantic analysis will all be introduced, followed by a discussion 
of how to transfer from one language to another, and the problems of
generation of the target language.

The workshop will conclude with an interactive demonstration of the
system allowing participants to input (Japanese) sentences of their
choice, and examine the results.


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		OTHER CONFERENCES IN BRISBANE

If you would hope to combine the ALI with an opportunity to present a 
paper, please consider (in addition to the (the first 3) workshops listed
above), the linguistics and applied linguistics conferences that
piggy-back the ALI:


1.	AUSTRALIAN LINGUISTICS SOCIETY Conference, (ALS'98)
			3rd - 5th July, 1998

		Host: The University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia.
		CONTACT: jingramlingua.cltr.uq.edu.au
			 http://www.cltr.uq.oz.au:8000/als98/ 


2. 	APPLIED LINGUISTICS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA, (ALAA'98)
			Annual Congress: 30 June - 3rd July, 1998.

		Host: Griffith Univ., Brisbane Australia.
		CONTACT: g.birchedn.gu.edu.au
			 http://www.cltr.uq.oz.au:8000/alaa/ 


3. 	AUSTRALEX 1998 
	 17th July, 1998.

		Host: The University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia.
		CONTACT: bill_krebsmacmail.bond.edu.au
			 http://www.anu.edu.au/linguistics/alex/ 


4.	LEXICAL FUNCTIONAL GRAMMAR Workshop, 1998
			30th June - 3rd July, 1998.

		Host: The University of Queensland, Brisbane Australia.
		CONTACT: cmanningucc.su.oz.au


5.	WORLD-CALL: Call to Creativity. Inaugural World Conference on
		Computer-Assisted Language Learning
				13 - 17 July 1998

		Host: The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia.
		CONTACT: The Conference Secretariat, Fauth Royale & 
		Associates Pty Ltd, PO Box 895, North Sydney, NSW 2060, 
		Australia. Tel: 61 2 9954 4544 Fax: 61 2 9954 4964 
		E-mail: fauroyozemail.com.au

		 http://adhocalypse.arts.unimelb.edu.au/~hlc/worldcall/ 
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