LINGUIST List 8.224

Mon Feb 17 1997

Calls: Creativity-Semiotic Soc, Applied ling

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  1. Jean Umiker-Sebeok, Creativity-Semiotic Soc. of Am. 97 Meeting
  2. Michael Toolan, Brit Assoc of Applied Lings Conf

Message 1: Creativity-Semiotic Soc. of Am. 97 Meeting

Date: Fri, 14 Feb 1997 11:27:00 -0500 (EST)
From: Jean Umiker-Sebeok <>
Subject: Creativity-Semiotic Soc. of Am. 97 Meeting

**Call for Papers**

22nd Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of America
Louisville, Kentucky
Oct. 23-26, 1997

Understanding the creative process, through which "a symbolic domain
in...culture is changed"*, is one of today's greatest intellectual
challenges and the central theme of the 1997 meeting of the Semiotic
Society of America. The meeting will feature an exciting mix of
scholarly papers, performance sessions, events at various Louisville
sites, public workshops and distinguished keynote speakers. Papers,
performances, and organized sessions are solicited which deal with the
semiotic aspects of creativity in any cultural domain -- science, the
arts, humanistic inquiry, commerce, politics, the media,
technology. Papers on other topics of relevance to semiotics are also

(* M. Csikszentmihalyi, Creativity, Harper Collins, 1996 -- Professor
Csikszentmihalyi will be the keynote speaker at this meeting.)

You need not be a member of the SSA to submit a proposal, but please
note that appearance on the meeting program does require membership in
the SSA. More information about SSA membership is provided below.

*How to Submit a Proposal for an Individual Paper/Performance*

1) Send a short abstract (75 words) describing your
presentation. Include your name and affiliation (and those of any
co-presenters) on this abstract.

2) Submit a long abstract (not to exceed 1 single-spaced page) of your
presentation. Do NOT include your name or affiliation on this
abstract, since this version will be used by the Program Committee to
do a blind review of your proposal.

3) Send 3-5 keywords which indicate the major subject(s) your
presentation deals with. (If your proposal is accepted, this abstract
will be published in the meeting program, and the keywords will be
used to help assign your presentation to an appropriate session and to
provide a program index to session topics.)

4) List ALL of the audio-visual equipment you require. (UNLESS THIS

5) Send your name, mailing address, telephone no., and email address,
including where you can be reached during the summer.

*How to Submit a Proposal for an Organized Session*

1) Send a short abstract (75 words) describing your session as a
whole, plus a short abstract for each of the presentations which will
be made in your session. These abstracts should include the name and
affiliation of organizers and presenters.

2) Send one long abstract of your session (not to exceed 1
single-spaced page for each session), which should include
descriptions of each of the individual presentations which will be
included. Do NOT send a long abstract of every presentation. Do NOT
include any names or affiliations on your long abstract.

3-5) See above.

*How and Where to Submit a Proposal*

You are strongly encouraged to submit your proposal by email. Please
copy your abstracts and other text and paste them into an email
message to:

If you prefer to submit your proposal by regular mail, please send a
diskette with the electronic version of your abstracts and other
information to: Jean Umiker-Sebeok, Chair, SSA Program Committee,
SLIS, Indiana University, Main Library 005A, Bloomington, IN 47405
USA. Both Mac and PC formats are acceptable.

If you submit your proposal in printed form only, please send 1 copy
of the short abstract, and 7 copies of the long abstract.

*When to Submit Your Proposal*

The deadline for submission of proposals is May 1, 1997.

*SSA Membership Information*

Membership in the SSA is open to all interested parties. Membership
includes a subscription to the SSA newsletter, "Semiotic Scene" and
its journal, "The American Journal of Semiotics". To join, send the
following information, along with your dues payment, to:

Terry Prewitt, Executive Director
Semiotic Society of America
UWF Box 32086
11000 University Parkway
Pensacola FL 32514

Last name:
First name:
Institutional Affiliation:
Mailing Address:
Office telephone:
Fax no.:
Email address:
Web URL:
Type of membership (see below):

REGULAR: $35 (Individual) and $45 (Joint)
STUDENT: $25 (Individual) and $35 (Joint)

*For Further Information*

For further information about the program of the annual meeting,
please contact:

Jean Umiker-Sebeok, Chair, SSA Program Committee SLIS, Indiana
University Main Library 005A Bloomington, IN 47405 USA
Tel. 812-855-5389 * Fax 812-855-6166

For information about membership in the SSA or hotel accommodations in
Louisville, please contact Terry Prewitt, at the address given above
or at 904-474-2186.

*Please Help Spread the Word*

If you would like to distribute this announcement to your favorite
Internet sources, please email Jean Umiker-Sebeok for an electronic
version of this notice. Thanks for your help!!

Jean Umiker-Sebeok
Associate Professor of Semiotics and Information Science
Director, Marketing Signs Research Division
School of Library and Information Science
Main Library 005A
Indiana University - Bloomington, IN 47405
Tel (812) 855-5389/ Fax (812) 855-6166
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Message 2: Brit Assoc of Applied Lings Conf

Date: Fri, 14 Feb 1997 11:42:34 +0000
From: Michael Toolan <>
Subject: Brit Assoc of Applied Lings Conf

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers

British Association for Applied Linguistics
announces its
30th Annual Meeting
at the
 University of Birmingham
11-13 September 1997

Conference theme: 		 

 Language at Work

Keynote Speakers: 	
 Jim Martin, University of Sydney
 Greg Myers, University of Lancaster
 Susan Bassnett, University of Warwick
 Malcolm Coulthard, University of Birmingham (The Pit Corder

Call for Papers
Proposals for papers are invited on any aspect of applied linguistics,
but in particular those related to the specific theme and sub-themes
of the conference, which are as follows:

(1) taught language and working language
- What is the relation between language encountered in teaching and in
non- teaching situations? How can the language classroom influence
learners' language use?

(2) language and institutions
- What is the relation between language and institutions: their
ideology, influence, construction and maintenance?

(3) translation studies across cultures
- What challenges are posed when a piece of language produced in the 
context of one culture is re-produced in the context of another?

(4) language investigation and language teaching
- How can studies of language influence language teaching?

As well as the more usual papers, BAAL also welcomes proposals for:
. colloquia: sets of 3 or 4 related papers submitted jointly 
. work-in-progress reports: reports on the early stages of projects
(may be linked to poster presentations)
. poster presentations (these may be accepted after the abstracts

Send four copies of abstracts to the Meetings Secretary, Meriel Bloor,
CELTE, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK Abstracts should be
200 words long; only one copy should carry the author's name and
affiliation. DEADLINE for receipt of abstracts: 31 March 1997.

Full Social Program, including Reception and Barn Dance
British Sign Language interpreting available on request

All inclusive conference fee (includes registration, meals, 2 nights'
accommodation: stlg170 (early bird discount, paid before 4 July:
stlg160). Details of charges for partial attendance will be sent with
the registration form.

To obtain a Registration Form for the Conference, please apply to: The
Local Organisers, BAAL Annual Meeting, CELS, University of Birmingham,
 B15 2TT, UK
email enquiries to:

School of English
U of Birmingham
tel 0121 414 5686
departmental fax: 0121 414 5668
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