LINGUIST List 9.784

Tue May 26 1998

FYI: Sound symbolism, EAGLES, Lecture series

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  1. Zylogy, sound symbolism organization update
  2. Simone Saint Laurent, EAGLES PANEL AT LREC
  3. Keiko Emmett, Lecture series on Japanese sociolinguistics

Message 1: sound symbolism organization update

Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 01:11:11 EDT
From: Zylogy <Zylogyaol.com>
Subject: sound symbolism organization update

Letting everyone know that over 90 people have now responded to our
announcement of an organization for folks interested in sound symbolism and
other nonarbitrary aspects of human language. The intention is to have the
real thing, something along the lines of SSILA or ALT. This includes meetings,
publications, an archive, and a comprehensive bibliography. A number of people
have expressed their desire for an e-mail discussion. If all this is something
you would like to participate in, please let me know. Thanks.

Jess Tauber
zylogyaol.com
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Message 2: EAGLES PANEL AT LREC

Date: Fri, 22 May 1998 18:39:13 +0200
From: Simone Saint Laurent <lrecilc.pi.cnr.it>
Subject: EAGLES PANEL AT LREC



At the First International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation
(LREC), to be held in Granada, Spain, May 28 - 30, 1998, there will be a
EAGLES PANEL ON LEXICAL SEMANTIC STANDARDS FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS on MAY
29, 1998 from 17:00 - 18:40.

To provide more detailed information about the work done sofar within
the EAGLES lexicon/semantics interest group, we have prepared a HTML
version of our most recent report, accessible at
http://www.ilc.pi.cnr.it/EAGLES96/rep2 (even though we are still working on
it). This is an interim report and should be considered as a ``polished
draft''. Moreover it is still only the survey part. 

The final report, available in September 1998, will provide a revised
version of the present survey plus an additional part on Guidelines for
standards in the area of lexical semantic encoding with specific reference
to Machine Translation, Information Systems and related enabling technologies.


FOR CONFERENCE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THE LREC WEBSITE AT:
	http://ceres.ugr.es/~rubio/elra.html 
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Message 3: Lecture series on Japanese sociolinguistics

Date: Mon, 25 May 98 02:14:25 -0500
From: Keiko Emmett <emme0007gold.tc.umn.edu>
Subject: Lecture series on Japanese sociolinguistics

Announcing a lecture series on Japanese linguistics by Professor Akiko 
Kawasaki (University of Tsukuba, Japan):

TITLE OF THE EVENT: "Empirical Approaches to Sociolinguistic Theory: 
Politeness and Linguistic Maturity in the Japanese Context"

WHEN: May 29 (Fri.) - June 3 (Wed.), 1998

WHERE: University of Minnesota (Minnesota, USA) 
The lecture series will be held on the east bank of the University of 
Minnesota's Twin Cities campus in Folwell Hall and Nolte Center. From 
either north or south, take I-35W to exit 17C (4th Street SE and University 
Ave.). On University Ave., head 6 blocks east of I-35W. Folwell Hall is at 
University Ave. and 15th Ave. SE., and Nolte Center is south of Folwell Hall 
and east of Williamson Hall. 

This event is open to public. 

Professor Akiko Kawasaki will be invited to present a 6 day lecture series 
on her research and new directions in sociolinguistic/culture theory. 
Professor Kawasaki is an internationally known scholar and professor of 
Japanese sociolinguistics, sex difference and politeness theory, and has 
coauthored 5 books and published many research papers in this area in 
journals including the Journal of Pragmatics and the International Journal 
of Sociology of Language. She will present 4 lectures on empirical and 
sociolinguistic theoretical developments in Japan, a weekend lecture series 
(5 lectures) entitled "Research and Pedagogical Applications of Japanese 
Politeness and Linguistic Adulthood Theory" and 1 lecture with her research 
colleague, Professor Beverly Hill (Metropolitan State University) on 
"wakimae" (a politeness concept related to speaker discernment) based on 
data from 6 different languages. Professor Hill is coauthor with Professor 
Kawasaki of the book NIHONZIN TO AMERICAZIN NO KEEGO KOODOO (POLITE 
BEHAVIOR OF JAPANESE AND AMERICANS) and "Universals of linguistic 
politeness: Quantitative evidence from Japanese and American English" 
(Journal of Pragmatics). This final lecture will be presented at the 
University of Minnesota Linguistics Colloquium, and co-sponsored by the 
Japanese Program and Linguistic Program.

Program

All talks will be given in JAPANESE except June 3 Colloquium

May 29 (Fri.): 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Nolte Room 229
Lecture 1: Empirical methodology: Survey research and design

WEEKEND LECTURE SERIES:
("Research and Pedagogical Applications of Japanese Politeness and 
Linguistic Adulthood Theory")

May 29 (Fri.): 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Nolte Library 
Lecture 2: Japanese politeness theory and linguistic prejudice

May 30 (Sat.) 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Nolte Library 
Lecture 3: Politeness in the request context

May 30 (Sat.) 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Nolte Library 
Lecture 4: Theories of linguistic adulthood: age as a sociolinguistic 
variable

May 31 (Sun.) 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Nolte Library 
Lecture 5: Metalinguistic expressions and vocabulary and expressions of 
maturity of Japanese

May 31 (Sun.) 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Nolte Library 
Lecture 6: Applications of sociolinguistic research to teaching Japanese 
and English

June 1 (Mon.): 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Nolte Library 
Lecture 7: Boomerang speech & evasion of honorifics

June 1 (Mon.): 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Nolte Library 
Lecture 8: Database of a housewife's utterances in a week

June 2 (Tues.): 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Nolte Room 229
Lecture 9: Comfortableness conditions and politeness

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA LINGUISTICS COLLOQUIUM

June 3 (Wed.): 3:35 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Folwell 50
Lecture 10: Cross-linguistic study of politeness in 6 languages: Japanese, 
American English, Thai, Korean, Swedish, Chinese

Dr. Beverly Hill, Metropolitan State University
Professor Akiko Kawasaki, University of Tsukuba

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HOTELS near the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus:

Best Western University Inn 
2600 University Ave. SE Minneapolis, MN 
(612) 379-2313 (1-800-528-1234)

Days Inn Minneapolis - University 
2407 University Ave. SE Minneapolis, MN 
(612) 623-3999 (1-800-319-7466)

Econo Lodge
2500 University Ave. SE Minneapolis, MN 
(612) 331-6000 (1-800-553-2666)

Questions?
Please contact Keiko Emmett at emme0007gold.tc.umn.edu 
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