LINGUIST List 8.215

Sat Feb 15 1997

Calls: Lg and cognition, Lg Acq., IASS-AIS

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  1. Dorthe Bleses, conference: Language and cognition in lang.acq.: second announcement
  2. Philippe Prevost, Call: 1997 Colloquium on acq. of Spanish & Portuguese
  3. Gloria Withalm, CFP: REMINDER 6th Congress IASS-AIS (Mexico) (1997/7/13-18)

Message 1: conference: Language and cognition in lang.acq.: second announcement

Date: Wed, 12 Feb 1997 12:12:48 +0100
From: Dorthe Bleses <bleseslanguage.ou.dk>
Subject: conference: Language and cognition in lang.acq.: second announcement

 SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

LANGUAGE AND COGNITION IN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

 A conference to be held at

 UNIVERSITY OF ODENSE, DENMARK

 20-24 AUGUST 1997

The theme of the conference is:

WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND NON-LINGUISTIC
COGNITIVE CAPACITIES AND PROCESSES?

This theme will be addressed in the context of both first and second
language acquisition,
with an emphasis upon the former.

 PROGRAMME
 ******Invited Lectures******

Elizabeth Bates,
 University of California San Diego
Werner Deutsch,
 University of Braunschweig
Jerry Feldman,
 ICSI, University of California Berkeley
Paul van Geert,
 State University of Groningen
Dedre Gentner,
 Northwestern University
Andrew Lock,
 Massey University
Brian MacWhinney,
 Carnegie-Mellon University
Manfred Pienemann,
 Australian National University
Michael Tomasello,
 Emory University

******Workshops and Workshop Presenters******

Language and Cognition in First and Second Language Acquisition

 Ocke Bohn (University of Aarhus)
 Manfred Pienemann (Australian National University)

The Acquisition of Nordic Languages

 Hrafnhildur Ragnarsdottir (University of Reykjavik)
 Hanne Gram Simonsen (University of Oslo)
 Sven Stroemqvist (University of Gothenburg)

The Emergence and Development of Signification

 Maria Lyra (University of Recife)
 Christiane Moro (University of Geneva)
 Cintia Rodriguez (University of Madrid)

SUBMISSIONS OF ABSTRACTS ARE INVITED FOR POSTER AND POSSIBLE WORKSHOP
PRESENTATIONS OF RESEARCH RELEVANT TO THE THEME OF THE CONFERENCE.

ABSTRACTS SUBMITTED BY 1ST. MARCH 1997 WILL BE REVIEWED IN EARLY MARCH
AND DECISIONS ON ACCEPTANCE WILL BE SENT SHORTLY THEREAFTER. ABSTRACTS
SUBMITTED AFTER 1ST MARCH WILL BE REVIEWED AT A LATER DATE. WE
STRONGLY RECOMMEND ABSTRACT SUBMISSION BEFORE 1ST MARCH.

No further lectures will be programmed for the conference, which will
consist of plenary lectures, workshops and poster sessions only. There
will be no parallel lecture sessions. Depending upon the abstracts
submitted and accepted for the poster presentations, one or more
further thematic workshops may be incorporated into the programme.

LOCATION

The conference will be held at the University of Odense, situated in
the old Danish port city of Odense, the birthplace of Hans Christian
Andersen, on the tranquil and beautiful island of Fyn. Odense is
readily accessible by air and surface transport from Copenhagen.

The programme will include an optional excursion and conference dinner.

REGISTRATION FEE

The registration fee for the conference will be DKK (Danish Kroner)
1000,-, including a reception at the beginning of the conference,
lunch (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), tea and coffee, copies of all
abstracts and participant lists.

Researchers (including PhD students) working on a topic related to the
theme of the conference, who are unable to obtain institutional
support for the payment of the registration fee, may be entitled to a
partial waiver of the registration fee if they can send documentation
from their department of its inability to subsidize the registration
fee in whole or in part.

PRE-REGISTRATION

Information regarding accommodation, conference programme and
possibilities for obtaining funding by prospective participants
lacking institutional support, will be sent to individuals
pre-registering for the conference.

THE NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS WILL BE LIMITED IN ORDER TO FACILITATE
DISCUSSION AND INTERCHANGE OF IDEAS.

IT IS THEREFORE ADVISABLE TO MAKE AN EARLY INDICATION OF YOUR WISH TO
ATTEND THE CONFERENCE BY PRE-REGISTERING.

Pre-register by e-mailing the Conference Secretariatat the following
address:

Wagnerdou.dk

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The conference organizers wish to acknowledge the financial support of
the Danish Humanities Research Council, the Department of Language and
Communication,University of Odense, and the Center for Semiotic
Research, University of Aarhus, in making this conference possible.

Conference Organizing Committee

Hans Basboell, Dorthe Bleses, Rineke Brouwer
and Johannes Wagner (University of Odense)
&
Chris Sinha, Kristine Jensen de Lopez
(University of Aarhus)
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Message 2: Call: 1997 Colloquium on acq. of Spanish & Portuguese

Date: Thu, 13 Feb 1997 01:56:36 -0500
From: Philippe Prevost <pprevopo-box.mcgill.ca>
Subject: Call: 1997 Colloquium on acq. of Spanish & Portuguese

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CALL FOR PAPERS

 1997 COLLOQUIUM ON THE ACQUISITION OF SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE
 AS FIRST AND SECOND LANGUAGES

October 2-4, 1997

Department of Hispanic Studies
McGill University

Keynote Speakers:
Juana Liceras (University of Ottawa)
Cecilia Rojas Nieto (UNAM)
Lydia White (McGill University)

We invite original research papers on:

Acquisition of syntax, morphology, phonology and the lexicon
Acquisition and resetting of parameters
Differences between L1 and L2 acquisition
Input and interaction
Classroom research
The role of culture in language acquisition
The acquisition of other Iberian Languages

Note:
A few papers of interest may be received on the acquisition of other
Iberian languages.
Presentations to be made in English, French or Spanish
Publication of selected papers is a possibility


 Abstract Submission

Deadline for submission: JUNE 1, 1997

Three copies of anonymous abstract with title, not exceeding one page in
length and one copy with author's name and affiliation. Abstracts in
English, French or Spanish.

One 3 x 5 inch card with the following information:
Title, Name(s) of author(s), Academic affiliation, Mailing address,
Phone number, Fax number, E-mail address

Send to:
Colloquium on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese
Department of Hispanic Studies
McGill University
1001 Sherbrooke St. West
Montr=E9al, Qu=E9bec
Canada, H3A 1G5

We regret that we cannot accept electronic submissions
For more information: e-mail:	joyceglangs.lan.mcgill.ca
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Message 3: CFP: REMINDER 6th Congress IASS-AIS (Mexico) (1997/7/13-18)

Date: Wed, 12 Feb 1997 16:26:04 +0100
From: Gloria Withalm <gloria.withalmhermes.hsak.ac.at>
Subject: CFP: REMINDER 6th Congress IASS-AIS (Mexico) (1997/7/13-18)

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- ---------------------Call for Papers REMINDER-----------------------

**********************************************************************
 IASS-AIS
 International Association for Semiotic Studies --
 Association Internationale de la SE9miotique
**********************************************************************
 SEMIOTICS BRIDGING NATURE AND CULTURE
 La semiotique: carrefour de la nature et de la culture
 La semiotica. IntersecciF3n de la naturaleza y de la cultura

 6th Congress of the20
 International Association for Semiotic Studies --
 Association Internationale de la Semiotique IASS-AIS
 Guadalajara, Mexico -- July, 13-18, 1997
**********************************************************************

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: 1 MARCH 1997 <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

The VIth International Congress of Semiotics of the IASS-AIS welcomes
the participation of linguists, literary critics, anthropologists,
communico logists, social and political scientists, psychologists, art
scholars, ecologists, biologists and scholars of the natural and
logical sciences in general.

*
** Program Information20
*

* Plenary Speakers

- Junzo Kawada (Japan): "Le corps humain: charniE8re entre nature et cu
lture
- Michael O'Toole (Australia): "Systemic Functional Model for Semiotic A
nalysis of Visual Arts"
- Mieke Bal (The Netherlands): "The Body in the Sand: The Art of Living 
Naturally and Other Cultural Prejudices"
- Jean-Claude Gardin (France): "Mediating Ambitions and Mediatizing Temp
tations in Present Day Semiotics"
- Floyd Merrell (USA): "QuE9 es lo que hay entre la naturaleza y la cul
tura?"

* Possible Sections

1. Nature as savage state, inform and incomprehensible
 Versus
 Nature as ecosystem, ecological niche
2. Nature as savage condition
 Versus
 Culture as artifice, withdrawal from animal condition
3. Postmodernity as an expression of deep beats, openings and transparenc
y
 Versus
 The classical as culture against nature, arbitrary and artificial
4. The opposition between natural and human sciences, knowledge of materi
al
 reality and knowledge of knowledge
 Versus
 Sciences of the artificial, projective knowledge, presence of the obse
rver in
 the observed
5. Body marks, symptoms and signs
 Versus
 The lost body and its terrestrial paradise
6. The consistence of the sign, its form and substance
 Versus
 The sign as a substitute of the thing, presence and absence of nature
7. Political discourse as objective and scientific discourse
 Versus
 Political discourse as polyphonic discourse

* Round Tables

- Homage / Hommage / Homenaje to Luis Prieto
- Homage / Hommage / Homenaje to CE9sar Jannello
- Semiotics of Space
- Semiotics and Ecology
- Semiotics and Forms of Life
- Semiotics and Law
- Semiotics and Political Discourse
- Semiotics and Gestures
- Semiotics and Poetics
- Semiotics and Media
- Semiotics and Visual Arts
- Traditional Semiotics: Culture and Nature in Chinese History
- Ethnosemiotics
- Biosemiotics

*
** Abstracts and Registration
*

Participants should consider 20 minutes for reading their paper. It is
re commended that the communication be written in WP 5.1 or Word 6.0,
a disk should be handed into the Congress Committee preferably during
the congress. 
Abstracts that are not sent before March 1, 1997 will
not appear in the book of abstracts which will be given to the
participants during the regis tration.

Screening Committees:

The title and abstracts from Europe, Africa, Australia and Oceania should
 be sent to the
* European Screening Committee (Chair):
 Dinda L. Gorlee
 Van Alkemadelaan 806, NL-2597 BC The Hague, The Netherlands
 phone3Dfax +31-70-3586745, e-mail: avhertumeti.bio.una.nl

Participants from North America, South America and Asia should send their
 abstract and title to the
* Mexican Screening Committee (Chair):
 Adrian Gimate-Welsh
 Pacifico 350 H103, Los Reyes, Coyoacan, 04330 ME9xico, D.F., Mexico;
 fax +52-5-5495764, phone +52-5-6895686 (weekdays), fax +52-22-430418 (
weekends),
 e-mail: agwxanum.uam.mx

*
** Registration
*

Give your name, affiliation and mailing address, and indicate the mode of
 payment. Send it together with a brief description of your line of resea
rch and photograph (the organizers plan to prepare a brochure of all part
icipants) to:

 Adrian Gimate-Welsh
 Pacifico 350 H-103, Los Reyes, Coyoacan
 04330 Mexico D.F., Mexico.

* Fees:

The fee for registration, congress, cocktail reception and a dinner is:

 Before March 1, 1997 US$ 75.00
 After March 1, 1997 US$ 100.00

Students with ID will have a 30% discount.

The fees can be paid by sending a bank money order made out to the

 Asociacion Mexicana de Estudios Semioticos
 to the account number 5002734101 of the
 California Commerce Bank ABA-122233645;

the money order should be sent by mail to:
Pacifico 350 H103, Los Reyes, Coyoacan, 04330, Mexico, D.F., Mexico,
or directly to the account number, by a transfer through any US bank.

*
** 6th IASS-AIS Congress on the WWW
*

More detailed information (including travel and accomodation) are
available on the following WWW-pages:

>>> "http://www.bm.lu.se/~arthist/assoc/6IASS97.html";

>>> "http://www.iztapalapa.uam.mx/semiotica/";

For general information on the IASS-AIS see

>>> "http://www.bm.lu.se/~arthist/assoc/IASShp1.html";.


Gloria Withalm (Assistant Secretary General IASS-AIS)


*********************************************************************
 Gloria Withalm
 Lehrkanzel fuer Kulturgeschichte * Hochschule fuer angewandte Kunst
 Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2 * A-1010 Vienna, Austria
 phone hsak +43-1-71133-342
 fax hsak +43-1-71133-310
 Institute for Socio-Semiotic Studies ISSS
 International Association for Semiotic Studies IASS
 Waltergasse 5/1/12 * A-1040 Vienna, Austria
 phone+fax ISSS/IASS +43-1-5045344
 e-Mail: gloria.withalmhermes.hsak.ac.at
 IASS homepage "http://www.bm.lu.se/~arthist/assoc/IASShp1.html";
 6thIASSCongress "http://www.bm.lu.se/~arthist/assoc/6IASS97.html";
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