LINGUIST List 9.1822

Tue Dec 22 1998

Calls: Postgrad/U of Manchester, Humor & Gender

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  1. Wiebke Brockhaus, Postgraduate Events, Manchester (UK)
  2. Susan Ervin-Tripp, International Humor Conference

Message 1: Postgraduate Events, Manchester (UK)

Date: Mon, 21 Dec 1998 19:31:10 GMT0BST
From: Wiebke Brockhaus <>
Subject: Postgraduate Events, Manchester (UK)

 The University of Manchester and 
 the North-West Centre for Linguistics (NWCL)
 Three Postgraduate Linguistics Events
 University of Manchester
 25-27 March 1999

The three events taking place in March 1999 have been organised 
specially for postgraduate students, but they are also open to 
anyone with an interest in the areas covered.

We start off with an afternoon's workshop on Lexical Functional
Grammar, which is followed by the First NWCL Postgraduate Training
Day, an event devoted to the discussion of how both data and theory
can be approached in syntax and pragmatics. The final event is the
Eighth Manchester Postgraduate Linguistics Conference, organised by
postgraduates for postgraduates. There will be up to 28 papers
lasting 20 minutes in all areas of linguistics, as well as a guest
speaker, Prof. Neil Smith of UCL, who will be giving a talk on
Dissociations and Modularity. Proceedings will be published in the
PLUM series (Papers in Linguistics from the University of
Manchester). Postgraduates are invited to submit a one-page abstract
by 5 February 1999.

The registration deadline for all three events is 1 March 1999 and 
further information is available on our website at

Finally, a brief summary:

1. NWCL Lexical Functional Grammar Workshop
Thursday 25 March 1999, 2.00 - 5.00 pm 
Speakers include: Nigel Vincent (University of Manchester) 
Organised by: John Payne (University of Manchester) 
Registration fee: GBP5.00 (students), GBP15.00 (staff) 

2. The First NWCL Postgraduate Training Day 
"Data and Theory in Syntax and Pragmatics"
Friday 26 March 1999, 11.00 am - 5.30 pm 
Speakers include: Dick Hudson (UCL), Guy Cook (University of Reading) 
and Nigel Vincent (University of Manchester) 
Organised by: Diane Blakemore (University of Salford) and Wiebke
Brockhaus (University of Manchester) 
Contact: or 
Registration fee: GBP7.00 

3. The Eighth Postgraduate Linguistics Conference
Saturday 27 March 1999, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm 
Guest Speaker: Neil Smith (UCL) 
Organised by: Ioanna Sitaridou (University of Manchester) 
Registration fee: GBP5.00 (Late registration fee: GBP8.00) 
Deadline for submission of one-page abstracts: 
Friday 5 February 1999
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Message 2: International Humor Conference

Date: Tue, 22 Dec 1998 00:24:36 -0700
From: Susan Ervin-Tripp <ervin-trcogsci.Berkeley.EDU>
Subject: International Humor Conference

 The 1999 International Humor Conference
 sponsored by the International Society for Humor Studies

 The 1999 International Humor Conference is the eighteenth in a series
 of scholarly meetings on humor and laughter and the eleventh such
 meeting sponsored by the International Society for Humor Studies (ISHS).
 The 1999 Conference is scheduled to take place from June 29 to July 3,
 1999 at Holy Names College in the Oakland Hills overlooking the San
 Francisco-Oakland Bay Area. For this conference, scholars, professionals,
 and students are invited to submit proposals for papers, posters, and
 symposia focusing on humor research in the arts and humanities as well
 as in the health, cognitive, and social sciences. We are also accepting
 proposals for workshops and for the following prescheduled symposia:

 Cognitive Science and Humor Research
 (Chair: Victor Raskin, Purdue University)

 The Connections between Humor and Health
 (Chair: Sven Svebak, University of Trondheim)

 The Sense of Humor: Further Explorations of a Personality
 Characteristic (Chair: Willibald Ruch, University of Duesseldorf)

 Wisecracking and Storytelling: Gender Differences in the
 Conversational Humor of of Children and Adults
 (Chair: Susan Ervin-Tripp, UC Berkeley)

 A sixteen-page brochure containing a full overview of the conference
 along with registration materials and information on how to submit
 proposals for papers, symposia, and workshops can be obtained by

 Martin D. Lampert, Chair
 1999 International Humor Conference
 Holy Names College
 3500 Mountain Blvd.
 Oakland, CA 94619-1699

 or calling in the United States, (510) 436-1699.

 Brochures and additional conference information can also be requested
 through the Internet from or downloaded from the
 conference webpage at

 The deadline for all proposals is March 1, 1999.
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