LINGUIST List 8.1592

Thu Nov 6 1997

Calls: Linguistics, Intl.Systemic Functional

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  1. Condon Sherri L, Southeastern Conference on Linguistics
  2. Gordon Tucker, International Systemic Functional Institute & Congress

Message 1: Southeastern Conference on Linguistics

Date: Tue, 4 Nov 1997 12:01:40 -0600
From: Condon Sherri L <slc6859usl.edu>
Subject: Southeastern Conference on Linguistics


*****************************CALL FOR PAPERS**************************

 SECOL LVIII
 Southeastern Conference on Linguistics Annual Spring Meeting

 March 26-28, 1998 
 Lafayette, Louisiana

Allons a` Lafayette to celebrate Louisiana language and pass a good time!

Papers are presented at SECOL meetings in all areas of theoretical and
applied linguistics. Instructions for submitting abstracts are below.

This year SECOL will meet a` la Louisiane with special sessions on
Louisiana language and a panel session celebrating the 30th birthday of
the Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL).

Highlights also include

 Martha Kolln, author of _Understanding English Grammar_
 August Rubrecht on South Louisiana English
 Cajun French prose and poetry readings
 a crawfish/shrimp boil and fais dodo with live music and dance! 

To receive a pamphlet with more information or for any other information
concerning the conference, contact

Sherri Condon
Department of English
University of Southwestern Louisiana
Lafayette, LA 70504-4691
e-mail: condousl.edu
phone: (318) 482-5476
fax: (318) 482-5071


INSTRUCTIONS FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION

Send SIX COPIES of an abstract of your paper--not to exceed 300 words--
to the SECOL Office for the consideration of the Program Committee. DO
NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE ABSTRACTS so that they may be judged anonymously.
Please fill out a form like the one below and STAPLE it to one copy of your
abstract. After the papers are refereed, we will notify you of the
committee's decisions. The abstracts must arrive at the SECOL Office no
later than December 1, 1997.
 We invite authors whose papers are selected for presentation to submit
4 hard copies of their final versions to be considered for publication in
THE SECOL REVIEW. Disks will be requested following acceptance of a
paper.
 Students are reminded of the annual Reza Ordoubadian Award. This is
a cash award given to the best paper presented at SECOL by a student 
during the calendar year. To be considered, three copies of the paper
should be sent along with a cover letter requesting consideration. The
deadline for the 1997 competition is 15 December.

GUIDELINES

1. Give the title of the paper at the top of the page. Do not give your
name or other identifying information. Abstracts will be judged by the
Program Committee without knowledge of the identity of the authors.

II. The abstracts should not be longer than 300 words. They must be
typewritten, double-spaced, and the copies may be xeroxed.

III. A statement of the topic of purpose of the paper should be included,
preferably as the first paragraph.

 A. If your paper involves the analysis of linguistic materials,
	give appropriate examples, along with a brief indication of why 
	they are important to your argument.
 B. If your paper is to present the results of experiments and you do
	not yet have those results, indicate the nature of the experiments
	and why the results will be significant.
 C. State the relevance of your ideas to past work or to the future
	development of the field.
 D. State your conclusions (however tentative); avoid saying things
	like "A solution to this problem will be presented." If you are
	taking a stand on a controversial issue, do not simply say which
	side you take; summarize the arguments that lead you to take this
	position.

IV. These guidelines should provide authors with sufficient flexibility so 
that if their ideas change somewhat or their experimental results are not
what they expect, they can still feel that their paper is adequately
reflected by their abstract. If, however, you find that you cannot in good
conscience read your paper within the framework of the abstract as accepted
by the program committee, you may withdraw the paper by notifying the SECOL
Office prior to the meeting. Alternatively, you may propose a substitute
paper, provided you notify the SECOL Executive Secretary at least three
weeks prior to the meeting and submit an abstract for the alternative
paper. This abstract will be evaluated and you will be notified as soon
as possible whether your substitute paper has been accepted.
__________________________________________________________________________

 SUBMISSION FORM

NAME:

AFFILIATION:

MAILING ADDRESS:

TITLE OF PAPER:

Indicate special equipment needs: 

 All papers for this meeting should be designed for 20 minutes delivery
time. We urge you to be sure that your presentation does NOT exceed the
allotted time. We have only a limited number of sessions and we must 
adhere strictly to the schedule in order to allow time for even limited
discussion.
 Abstracts must _arrive_ at the SECOL Office no later than December 1,
1997. Send six copies of your abstract to:

Marvin Ching or Joan Weatherly
Southeastern Conference on Linguistics
Department of English
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152
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Message 2: International Systemic Functional Institute & Congress

Date: Wed, 5 Nov 1997 11:47:30 GMT0BST
From: Gordon Tucker <ISFC25cardiff.ac.uk>
Subject: International Systemic Functional Institute & Congress


 FIRST CIRCULAR & CALL FOR PAPERS 

 SILVER JUBILEE ISFC25 

 25TH INTERNATIONAL SYSTEMIC FUNCTIONAL
 INSTITUTE & CONGRESS 
 The University of Wales, Cardiff, UK

Institute: 6-10th July 1998
Congress: 13-18th July 1998 
- --------------------------------------------------------------

 INSTITUTE'S COURSE TOPIC: 
 HALLIDAY'S INTRODUCTION TO FUNCTIONAL GRAMMAR
 IN THE FRAMEWORK OF AN OVERALL MODEL OF LANGUAGE 

The course will be a masterclass based on Halliday's most important
recent work. It will be primarily taught by MICHAEL HALLIDAY,
assisted by RUQAIYA HASAN and CHRISTIAN MATTHIESSEN. 
If you are a newcomer to Systemic Functional Linguistics, (SFL), this
week-long Institute will give you a unique, fast-track introduction 
to thetheory by its major architect and two of his closest 
colleagues. It will also give you the necessary background to attend 
the Congress itself, whereyou will encounter the full range of ideas 
currently being explored in SFL.

For those who are already familiar with SFL, the Institute will 
provide a week-long opportunity to get up to date with Halliday's 
current thinking. 



CONGRESS THEME: MODELLING LANGUAGE IN USE 

This Congress - the 25th in the series - will bring together both 
systemicfunctional linguists from around the world and, as always, 
other interestedpersons. These will include those who draw on the 
theory for some field of application, those who work in the framework 
of a partly similar theory, and those who are not yet users of SFL 
but who are interested in keeping up to date with current thinking 
in SFL and its ever-expanding range of applications.

The International Systemic Functional Congress is held in Europe only 
once in every four years (the other three areas of the world being 
North America, Australia and the Far East), so this year we extend a 
special welcome to interested linguists and applied linguists from 
Europe. 	

There will be a number of special events to mark the Silver Jubilee. 
We hope you will be here for this historic occasion. See below for a 
fuller picture of what we are planning. 


HOW TO RECEIVE THE SECOND CIRCULAR 

The Second Circular will contain the REGISTRATION FORMS for both 
the Institute and the Congress, full details of costs, and a fuller 
picture of the exciting programme and other events planned for the 
fortnight 6th - 18th July 1998. IT IS VITAL THAT YOU WRITE, FAX OR 
E-MAIL TO US, AT THE ADDRESS BELOW, YOUR REQUEST 
TO SEND IT TO YOU. Your message only needs to be one line,
so why not do it right now? And if you can put up a poster for 
ISFC25, please say so and we will send you one. 


CALL FOR OFFERS OF PAPERS AND WORKSHOPS 

If you wish to offer a paper or workshop, please send your proposal, 
on one page (A4 or US legal or e- mail equivalent), TO THE ADDRESS 
BELOW BY 20TH JANUARY 1998. See below for further details of the 
sorts of papers and workshops that we hope for. If you need a letter 
of acceptance for funding purposes by a specific date (including a 
date before 20.1.98) please tell us, marking your letter Urgent'. 


 BURSARY HELP 

See below for more details. Inquiries to the address below, marked 
Bursary inquiry'. 


ORGANIZERS: Robin Fawcett, Paul Tench and Gordon Tucker 


ADDRESS FOR ALL CORRESPONDENCE:

by post to: ISFC25, 
 University of Wales Conference Office 
 PO Box 533 
 Cardiff CF4 3XZ 
 UK

by e-mail to: ISFC25cardiff.ac.uk

 by fax from overseas to: +44 1222 874990 

by fax within UK to: 01222 874990. 


INFORMATION ON THE CARDIFF WEB SITE

As the organization for ISFC25 progresses, further information 
will be posted on the local website:

 http://www.cf.ac.uk/uwcc/secap/lac/events.html



Below we give you vital background information on many of the 
above matters, and a fuller picture of both the Institute and the 
Congress, their costs, etc. 


ISFC25 - FURTHER INFORMATION 

CALL FOR OFFERS OF PAPERS AND WORKSHOPS 

The congress theme is MODELLING LANGUAGE IN USE'. We particularly 
invite contributors to approach their particular topic from the 
viewpoint of modelling as explicitly as possible, the generation and 
understanding of texts. This includes, of course, text analysis of 
any sort. Papers that explain WHY the particular model used has been 
chosen in preference to another will be especially welcome. 


PAPERS 

These should be designed to fit into a 40-minute slot, with 20 to 30
minutes of presentation and 20 to 10 minutes for questions and 
discussion - depending on how you want to structure it. 


WORKSHOPS 

These may be for 1, 1.5. 2 or 3 hours. Workshops are for 
discussions, for learning or brushing up linguistic skills (eg text 
analysis or drawing system networks), doing specialized text analysis 
work, interactive computer demonstrations, etc. Workshops are not 
slots for long papers! If youwish to organize a series of related 
papers on a theme followed by a longer discussion period, this can be 
fitted into the general program by running two or three sessions 
together. If the need arises during the Congress for additional 
workshops and discussion times, this too can be arranged (e.g. a 
group of people who have presented papers on a particular topic).We 
already expect workshops on translation, possibly one on the grammar 
of music and/or other semiotic systems, on educational topics, and on 
aspects of text generation. 


THE PLACE OF SFL IN YOUR PAPER OR WORKSHOP 

We expect the vast majority of papers and all workshops to be located 
in the general framework of a Systemic Functional model of language. 
But systemic linguists are also interested in other functional 
theories oflanguage, in comparisons between SFL and them, and between 
SFL and a non-functional theory (as well as comparisons between 
alternative systemic functional models - the dialects' within SFL, as 
Halliday has called them). SFL is a sufficiently broad and confident 
theory to be able to accept - often with re-interpretation - insights 
from other approaches. 

So if, for example, you currently use a different functional model of
language,you might like to consider offering a paper which presents 
an aspect of your work, in some appropriate way, to an audience of SF 
linguists. 


THE RANGE OF THEORY AND APPLICATIONS 

We anticipate that the Congress will have a wide range of papers in 
theory, description and application, and that they will relate to 
language and/or other semiotic systems. The range of topics will 
include many of the following types of linguistics and/or semiotics 
(in alphabetical order):computational,critical discourse, 
descriptive, developmental, discourse, educational,forensic, 
historical, literary, psychiatric, psycho-, socio-, therapeutic 
theoretical, translational and typological. 


OTHER INFORMATION 

THE ORGANIZATION OF THE CONGRESS 

One frustrating aspect of the otherwise wonderful recent ISFCs has
 been thefact that there have often been six or seven parallel 
sessions. This is an impressive measure of the intellectual fecundity 
of SF linguists, but it makes it hard for the conference-goer to 
attend the wide range of talks that mostof us wish to - since 
insights into language can come from any area. This year, therefore, 
we shall try a new format, with timetabled sessions running from 9 am 
through to 6 pm, and with extended refreshment and lunch periods. 
We hope this will increase choice - a concept dear to SF linguists
 - and reduce the queueing. There will be just one plenary session 
a day, normally at 9. (The full list of speakers will follow in the 
SecondCircular.)By these means we hope to reduce the number of 
parallel sessions. 


LESS EXPLICITLY ACADEMIC EVENTS 

There will be a wide choice of excursions on the Wednesday afternoon, 
from the Brecon Mountain Railway to a walk to the summit of the 
Brecon Beacons or a cliff top walk along the Heritage Coast. The 
highlight of ISFC25 willbe the Silver Jubilee Dinner in the Art 
Gallery - with the drinks receptionamong the superb collection of 
Monets and Renoirs. Otherwise the evenings wil lbe free, and there 
is a good range of pubs and posher watering holes within a 10-15 
minutes walk of the university. 


ACCOMMODATION 

You will stay in postgraduate flatlets, at #UK 16 a night if you 
share a bathroom and #UK 18 if you have your own. Most of these are 
close to the Aberconway Building, in which the conference will be 
held, and all are within easy walking distance. Parking is 
available. Hotels are also available. COSTS On current estimates, 
it seems likely that the full costs, including registration, 
accommodation for 6 nights and all meals (except a couple of 
evenings each week when we'll sample Cardiff's restaurants) will be 
about #UK 290 for the Institute and #UK 230 or #UK 240, depending on 
the type of accommodation, for the Congress (plus #UK 29 for the 
Silver Jubilee Dinner). Bursary help Some bursary assistance is 
available to help those who would otherwise be unable
to attend, especially from countries where it is hard to obtain 
support. If you wish to apply for such assistance, please write to 
Robin Fawcett at the address given above. You do not need to offer a 
paper, but you are encouraged to do so. You should explain your 
situation, saying what costs you yourself can pay. 


GETTING TO AND FROM CARDIFF 

Cardiff is about 2 hours by train and 3 by bus from London or 
Heathrow Airport. It has its own smaller International Airport, with 
many useful connections via Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, etc. Full 
details will be given on registration. 


ENJOYING CARDIFF 

Cardiff is the capital of Wales, and is the fastest-growing city in 
Europe.It has many parks and fine buildings, and a wide choice of 
restaurants. There are superb mountains, hills and cliff walks 
nearby, and Wales as a whole is a wonderful country for a holiday. 
You could use the weekend between the Institute and the Congress - or 
the following weekend - to explore the area's many attractions. 


 EURO-INTERNATIONAL SYSTEMIC FUNCTIONAL WORKSHOP 

This takes place at the University of Liverpool 22-25 July, i.e.
immediately after ISFC25. Topic: Interpersonal meanings and systems. 
Further details available from:

 E-ISFW10, 
 Applied English Language Studies Unit, 
 University of Liverpool, 
 Liverpool L69 3BX, UK, 

or e-mail to:	geoff9liverpool.ac.uk
or fax to: 	+44 151 794 2739
or phone to:	+44 151 794 2770. 




______________________________________________________

Dr Gordon Tucker
Centre for Language and Communication
School of English Communication and Philosophy
University of Wales, Cardiff, UK

Tel: (0044)-(0)1222-874243
Fax: (0044)-(0)1222-874242
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