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Message 1: International Pragmatics Conference

Date: Tue, 21 Jan 1997 18:06:59 +0100 (MET)
From: Jef.Verschueren <verschuia.ua.ac.be>
Subject: International Pragmatics Conference


6th INTERNATIONAL PRAGMATICS CONFERENCE

Reims, Capital of the Champagne Region, France
19-24 July 1998


The 6th INTERNATIONAL PRAGMATICS CONFERENCE will be held on 19-24 July
1998 on the premises of Reims Champagne Congrs, an attractive new
conference center located within walking distance from both the
railway station and most of the hotels in one of France's major
historic cities.

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE

Charles ANTAKI, Dept. of Social Science, Loughborough University; Jan
BLOMMAERT, IPrA Research Center, University of Antwerp; Teresa
CARB=FE, Center for Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology, Mexico
City; Jean CARON, Laboratoire de Psychologie du Langage, Universit de
Poitiers; Fernando CASTA=A5OS, Social Sciences Dept., UNAM, Mexico
City; Paul CHILTON, Dept. of Languages and European Studies, Aston
University, Birmingham; Benot de CORNULIER, Institut de Lettres
Modernes, Universit de Nantes; Rob GROOTENDORST, Institute for Dutch
Studies, University of Amsterdam; Hanneke HOUTKOOP, Faculty of Social
Cultural Studies, Free University of Amsterdam; Catherine KERBRAT-
ORECCHIONI, Groupe de Recherches sur les Interactions Communicatives,
Universit Lyon 2; Ferenc KIEFER (IPrA President), Research Institute
for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest; Luisa
MART=FEN ROJO, Dept. of Linguistics, Universidad Aut=A2noma de Madrid;
Eddy ROULET, Dpartement de Linguistique, Universit de Genve; Gunter
SENFT (IPrA Editor), Max-Planck Research Group for Cognitive
Anthropology, Nijmegen; Jef VERSCHUEREN (IPrA Secretary General), IPrA
Research Center, University of Antwerp; Ana Celia ZENTELLA, Hunter
College, City University of New York

SPECIAL TOPIC

 LANGUAGE AND IDEOLOGY

OTHER TOPICS

The conference is open to all other pragmatics-related topics as well
(where pragmatics is interpreted very broadly as a cognitive,
social, and cultural perspective on language and communication). The
distribution of topics acro= ss event types is described below.

ANTICIPATED EVENT TYPES


PLENARY LECTURES: A number of plenary lectures will be given on a
diversity of topics, some of general interest to pragmaticians, others
directly related to the special topic of this edition of the
International Pragmatics Conferences. Plenary speakers will include
(titles are tentative!):

Michael BILLIG (Dept. of Social Sciences, Loughborough University),
Ideology and the dialogic unconscious
Charles BRIGGS (Ethnic Studies, University of California at San Diego),
Missing signs: Ideological presuppositions and political lacunae in pragmatics
Teresa CARB=FE (Center for Adv. Studies in Social Anthropology, Mexico
City), On the reading power of pragmatics: A perspective
Paul DREW (Dept. of Sociology, The University of York), What a difference
a turn makes! Sequence and description in conversation.
Oswald DUCROT (cole des Hautes tudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris),
Argumentation et infrence
Norman FAIRCLOUGH (Dept. of Linguistics, University of Lancaster), 
(Title to be announced)
Monica HELLER (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto),
Alternative ideologies of `la francophonie'
Paul TAKAHARA (Dept. of English, Kobe City Univ. of Foreign Studies),
Pragmatic functions of discourse markers in English and Japanese
Ruth WODAK (Dept. of Linguistics, University of Vienna), Discourse and the
transformation of identities

LECTURE SESSIONS: Regular lecture sessions (20-minute presentations
followed by 5 minutes for discussion and allowing 5 minutes for
switching between sessions) are reserved for papers which are directly
related to the special topic of the conference (but see the
information below on `Panels')

The Conference Committee reserves the right to place individually
submitted abstracts, if accepted for presentation, in poster sessions
(see below) on the basis of their relative distance from the special
topic.

POSTER SESSIONS: Poster sessions are largely devoted to papers of
general interest. All posters will stay up for a whole day. Authors of
posters will be expected to be available for discussion during a
period when no other sessions are held. Individually submitted papers
which are less directly related to the special topic will be placed
here, though it is also possible to submit papers directly for the
poster sessions. (All abstracts, including those for poster
presentations, will be printed in the set of abstracts provided at the
beginning of the conference.)

PANELS: Panels take the form of a series of closely related lectures
on a specific topic, which may or may not be directly related to the
special topic of the conference. They may consist of one, two or three
units of 90 minutes. Within each panel unit a maximum of four
15-minute presentations are given consecutively, followed by a minimum
of 30 minutes of discussion (either devoted entirely to an open
discussion, or taken up in part by comments by a discussant or
discussants). Panels are composed of contributions attracted by
panel organizers, combined with individually submitted papers when
judged appropriate by the Conference Committee in consultation with
the panel organizers. All panel contributions, whether attracted by
panel organizers or individually submitted, pass through the same
refereeing process and have to be submitted in accordance with the
same rules (see `Call for papers' below ). Typically, written
versions or extensive outlines of all panel contributions should be
available before the conference to facilitate discussion.

A number of panels are already being planned. What follows is a
tentative list of panel organizers and topics. This list is not
restrictive; i.e. additional panels may be proposed.

* Oeuvre panels

Jan BLOMMAERT (IPrA Research Center, University of Antwerp), 
Dell Hymes and pragmatics
Luisa MART=FEN ROJO (Dept. of Linguistics, Universidad Aut=A2noma de 
Madrid),Readings of Foucault

* Theoretical basics panels

Katarzyna JASZCZOLT (Dept. of Linguistics, University of Cambridge) 
& Kenneth TURNER (Dept. of Linguistics, Brighton University), 
The theoretical status of pragmatics
Sophia MARMARIDOU (Dept. of English Studies, The University of Athens), 
The interdependence of social and cognitive aspects of pragmatic meaning
Yorick WILKS (Institute for Language, Speech and Hearing, University of
Sheffield),Empirical pragmatics =FE is it possible?

* Special topic panels

Bessie DENDRINOS (Dept. of English, The University of Athens), Foreign
language teaching and ideological practices
Teun van DIJK (Discourse Studies, University of Amsterdam), Discourse-based
ideology research: Theoretical perspectives
Teun van DIJK (Discourse Studies, University of Amsterdam) & Ruth WODAK
(Dept. of Linguistics, University of Vienna), Discourse and racism
Alexandra JAFFE (Dept. of Anthropology and Sociology, University of 
Southern Mississippi), Linguistic ideologies and orthographic debates
Amal KARY (Dept. of English, Ain Shams University, Cairo) & Ali SHEHADEH
(Dept. of English, University of Aleppo), Language ideologies vs. facts
of first- and second-language acquisition
Manfred KIENPOINTNER (Dept. of Linguistics, University of Innsbruck),
Ideologies of politeness
Ben RAMPTON (Center for Applied Linguistic Research, Thames Valley
University,London) & Mary BUCHOLTZ (Dept. of Linguistics, University of 
California at Berkeley), Styling the `other': The representation and 
performance of outgroup identities
Paul THIBAULT (Dept. of Anglogermanic Culture and Literature, University of
Venice), Text, multimodality, ideology: A social semiotic perspective

* General interest panels

Susan BERK-SELIGSON (Dept. of Hispanic Languages and Literatures, 
University of Pittsburgh), Language and gender in context
Donal CARBAUGH (Dept. of Communication, University of Massachusetts at
Amherst), Communication in cross-cultural perspective
Wolfgang DRESSLER (Dept. of Linguistics, University of Vienna), From
cognitive to linguistic principles in language acquisition: Pre- and 
protomorphology
Thorstein FRETHEIM (Dept. of Linguistics, University of Trondheim),
Particles/discourse markers and propositional attitude
Steven GILLIS (IPrA Research Center, University of Antwerp), Literacy: How
children gain a deeper understanding of language by learning to write
Annick De HOUWER (Dept. of Social and Political Sciences, University of
Antwerp),
The development of second-language competence in children
Andreas JUCKER (Institut fr Anglistik, University of Giessen), Historical
pragmatics
Catherine KERBRAT-ORECCHIONI (Groupe de Recherches sur les Interactions
Communicatives, Universit Lyon 2), L'analyse des interactions 
plurilocuteurs: Problmes mthodologiques / The analysis of multi-party 
interactions: Methodological problems
Rosa Graciela MONTES (Dept. of Linguistics, Universidad Aut=A2noma de 
Puebla),
Metadiscursive functions of gesture in interaction
Salikoko MUFWENE (Dept. of Linguistics, University of Chicago), The 
pragmatic dimension of creoles
Franois NEMO (Dpt. de Linguistique, Universit d' Orlans), Discourse
connectives and the semantic-pragmatic interface / Connecteurs de
discours et l'interface smantique-pragmatique
Eddy ROULET (Dpt. de Linguistique, Universit de Genve), Plans 
d'organisation du discours / Levels of organization in discourse
Srikant SARANGI (Center for Language and Communication Research, University
of Wales, Cardiff) & Stef SLEMBROUCK (Dept. of English, University of 
Ghent),Institutional discourse
Sabah SAFI-STAGNI (Dept. of Linguistics, King Abdulaziz University,
Jeddah) &
Moncef LAHLOU (Language Center, Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane),
Code-switching
Christina SCHFFNER (Dept. of Languages and European Studies, Aston
University, Birmingham), The pragmatics of conflict, negotiation, and peace
Margret SELTING (Inst. fr Germanistik, University of Potsdam) & Elizabeth
COUPER-KUHLEN (Dept. of Linguistics, University of Konstanz), Prosody,
syntax,and interaction
Liliane TASMOWSKI & Patrick DENDALE (Dept. of Romance Languages, University
of Antwerp), L'videntialit / Evidentiality
Johannes WAGNER (Dept. of Linguistics, Odense University), International
communication: Theoretical and methodological issues
Richard WATTS (Dept. of English, University of Bern), Multilingualism
Li WEI (Dept. of Speech, University of Newcastle upon Tyne), The cultural
construct of `self' and linguistic pragmatics
Saida YAHYA-OTHMAN & Casmir RUBAGUMYA (Dept. of Foreign Languages and
Linguistics, University of Dar es Salaam), Language planning and language
politics in Africa
Igor =FE. =FEAGAR (Graduate School of the Humanities, Ljubljana), 
Polyphony in language
NEW FEATURE:

DATA SESSIONS: A number of proposals may be accepted from individuals
or small groups for 90-minute presentations and discussions of a
sample or corpus of natural language data. Especially younger scholars
(e.g. in the process of analyzing data for a Ph.D. dissertation) are
encouraged to submi= t proposals.

ROUND TABLE: A round table discussion is being planned to close the
conference.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Sunday, 19 July 1998
 - 15:00-20:00 Registration
Monday, 20 July 1998
 - 8:00-9:30 Registration
 - 9:30-10:15 Conference opening
 - 10:15-11:00 Plenary lecture
 - 11:00-11:30 Coffee
 - 11:30-13:00 Two plenary lectures
 - 13:00-14:30 Lunch
 - 14:30-16:00 Parallel sessions (for lectures,
panels, and data
sessions)
 - 16:00-17:00 Poster period
 - 17:15 Departure (by bus) for the City Hall
 - 17:30 Reception offered by the City Council
Tuesday, 21 July 1998
 - 8:00 Registration desk opens
 - 8:30-10:00 Parallel sessions
 - 10:15-11:00 Plenary lecture
 - 11:00-11:30 Coffee
 - 11-30-13:00 Parallel sessions
 - 13:00-14:30 Lunch
 - 14:30-16:00 Parallel sessions
 - 16:00-17:00 Poster period
 - 17:00-17:30 Coffee
 - 17:30-19:00 Parallel sessions
Wednesday, 22 July 1998
 - 8:00 Registration desk opens
 - 8:30-10:00 Two plenary lectures
 - 10:00-11:00 IPrA General Assembly
 - 11:00-11:30 Coffee
 - 11:30-13:00 Two plenary lectures
 - Afternoon No conference activities
Thursday, 23 July 1998
 - 8:00-19:00 Schedule identical to Tuesday
 - 20:00 Conference dinner
Friday, 24 July 1998
 - 8:00 Registration desk opens
 - 8:30-10:00 Parallel sessions
 - 10:15-11:00 Plenary lecture
 - 11:00-11:30 Coffee
 - 11-30-13:00 Parallel sessions
 - 13:00-14:30 Lunch
 - 14:30-16:00 Parallel sessions
 - 16:00-17:00 Poster period
 - 17:00-17:30 Coffee
 - 17:30-19:00 Concluding round table

CALL FOR PAPERS

Letters of intent for the organization of PANELS, specifying a clear
pragmatics-related topic and explaining the rationale behind the
initiative , should reach the IPrA Secretariat as soon as possible,
but at any rate no later than September 15th 1997. Such proposals will
be negotiated directly in view of the contribution they make to the
overall program. Note that all contributions to panels have to be
submitted in precisely the same way as individual papers (see below).

Proposals for DATA SESSIONS can be made in the same manner as
specified below for paper submissions; i.e. one submission form
suffices, with all th= e names of those who will be involved, and with
the appropriate number of accompanying full-size anonymous abstracts,
sent in before the November 1st 1997 general deadline. Note, however,
the specific guidelines below for the contents of the abstract.

PAPER SUBMISSIONS for PANEL CONTRIBUTIONS (whether invited by
the panel organizer(s) or sent in spontaneously), LECTURES and POSTERS,
as well as PROPOSALS FOR DATA SESSIONS should be sent BEFORE
NOVEMBER 1st 1997 to the IPrA Secretariat.




For full INFORMATION, PAPER SUBMISSION FORMS, and
REGISTRATION FORMS, contact:

IPrA Secretariat
P.O. Box 33 (Antwerp 11)
B-2018 Antwerp
Belgium

tel. + fax: +32-3-230 55 74
e-mail: iprauia.ua.ac.be

or consult our home page (after 10 February 1997):

http://ipra-www.uia.ac.be/ipra/

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Message 2: 1997 MLA sessions

Date: Tue, 21 Jan 97 11:55:01 -0500
From: hdry <hdryemunix.emich.edu>
Subject: 1997 MLA sessions

Below are 2 calls for papers for the Modern Language Association
sessions organized by the Division on Linguistic Approaches to
Literature sessions. The Division organizes 3 sessions in all. The
first call ("Explicating Reader Inferences") is intended to solicit
abstracts for 2 of the 3 sessions.

The 1997 MLA meeting will be held in Toronto. The exact dates have
not yet been announced, but the usual meeting dates are Dec. 27-30. 

 -------------------------Call 1-------------------------------------

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: 1997 Modern Language Association meeting
					
MLA Division: Linguistic Approaches to Literature

Session Title: Explicating Reader Inferences

Session Description: Contributions may focus on reference and
	the identification of discourse referents, as well as
	the use of inferencing techniques such as presupposition
	and conversational implicature. 
	For further information, visit the website:
	
	 http://linguistlist.org/~linglit/

Preferred Submission: 1-page abstracts

Deadline: March 1, 1997

Send abstracts to: Helen Aristar Dry, preferably via email to:

			linglitlinguistlist.org 

	 or by post to:

 Dept. of English
			Eastern Michigan U.
			Ypsilanti, MI 48197


 -------------------------Call 2--------------------------------------

CALL FOR BRIEF PROPOSALS: 1997 MLA Meeting

MLA Division: Linguistic Approaches to Literature

Session Title: Teaching the Linguistic Analysis of Literature

Session Description: Open discussion of strategies, objectives,
	and problems. Short (5 minute) presentations will be
	followed by focused discussion led by the presenters.
	This is a call for persons who would like to present
	a topic and lead a brief discussion of it.

	Further information at the website:

		http://linguistlist.org/~linglit/

Preferred Submission: Brief (1/2 to 1 page) description of the
	specific topic or sample analysis you would like to discuss.

Deadline: March 1, 1997

Send abstracts to: Helen Aristar Dry, preferably via email to:

			linglitlinguistlist.org 

	 or by post to:

 Dept. of English
			Eastern Michigan U.
			Ypsilanti, MI 48197

			
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