LINGUIST List 9.835

Fri Jun 5 1998

Calls: PRAGMA'99,Germanic and Romance Modals

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  1. Nomi Shir, Call for Papers -PRAGMA99
  2. Johan van der Auwera, Germanic and Romance modals

Message 1: Call for Papers -PRAGMA99

Date: Fri, 5 Jun 1998 10:09:09 +0300 (IDT)
From: Nomi Shir <>
Subject: Call for Papers -PRAGMA99

 Call for Papers


 International Pragmatics Conference on
 June 13-16, 1999
 Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University of Jerusalem
 Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

The main theme of this conference is the pragmatics of negotiation,
interpreted in a very broad sense. Interlocutors engage in
negotiations about every aspect of their interaction - such as floor
access and topic selection, contextual assumptions, conversational
goals, and the (mis)interpretation and repair of their
messages. Topics such as cross-cultural and cross-gender
(mis)communications, conversational procedures in disputes and
collaborations, argumentation practices, and effects of assumptions
and goals on the negotiating strategies of interlocutors are of
special interest for this conference.

The conference will be interdisciplinary, bringing together
pragmaticists, linguists, philosophers, anthropologists, sociologists
and political scientists. We are soliciting papers on all issues
relevant to the theme of the conference, as well as papers in other
areas of pragmatics and dialogue analysis.

The conference will include plenary addresses, regular session
lectures, and organized panels around any of the relevant
topics. Among the plenary speakers: Elinor Ochs (UCLA), Itamar
Rabinovitch (Tel Aviv University), Emanual Schegloff (UCLA), Thomas
Schelling (University of Maryland), Deborah Schiffrin (Georgetown
University), Deborah Tannen (Georgetown University), Ruth Wodak
(University of Vienna).

Presentation of regular session lectures is 30 minutes long, with a
subsequent discussion of 10 minutes. 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 120 minutes. Within each panel
unit a maximum of four 20-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 Program
Committee in consultation with the panel organizers. Typically,
written versions or extensive outlines of all panel contributions
should be available before the conference to facilitate discussion.


Abstracts for papers and panels should be submitted in the following

1. For papers - five copies of an anonymous abstract (up to 300

2. For panels - a preliminary proposal of one page, detailing title,
area of interest, name of organizer(s) and invited participants to be
sent by August 1, 1998. Organizers of approved panels will then be
invited to submit a full set of abstracts, including: a. a brief
description of the topic area, b. a list of participants (with full
details, see below), c. abstracts by each of the participants by
November 1, 1998.

3. In all cases, a page stating: a. title, b. audiovisual/computer
request, and c. for each author: I. Full name and affiliation;
II. Current address; III. E-mail address; IV. Fax number.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: Nov. 1, 1998. Abstracts may be
sent by hard copy, disk, or e-mail to Pragma99, Faculty of Humanities,
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, ISRAEL. E-mail: Date of notification: March 1, 1999.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Mira Ariel, Hava Bat-Zeev Shyldkrot, Jonathan Berg,
Anat Biletzki, Shoshana Blum-Kulka, Marcelo Dascal, Nomi
Erteschik-Shir, Tamar Katriel, Ruth Manor, George-Elia Sarfati, Elda
Weizman, Yael Ziv.


Please send the following information, accompanied by cheque payable
to Tel-Aviv University in the amount of US$75 if paid before November
1, 1998, otherwise US$100, to

 Faculty of Humanities
 Tel Aviv University
 Tel Aviv 69978, ISRAEL

Dr./Mr./Mrs./Ms./ Name:__________________________






Signature:_____________________ Date:________________

Those wishing to pay by credit card should provide the following

 Type of Credit Card: Mastercard/Visa/American Express

 Name as it appears on Credit Card:

 Sum of Paymnt: US$__________

 Card No.________________________

 Expiration Date: __________________

 Date:_______________ Signature: _____________________


Those wishing to present a paper should follow the instructions above.
Hotel information will be provided after registration. The
International Association for Dialogue Analysis is co-sponsoring a
part of our conference, which will be devoted to "Negotiation as a
Dialogic Concept." For further information, contact Edda Weigand


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Message 2: Germanic and Romance modals

Date: Fri, 05 Jun 1998 12:03:24 +0200
From: Johan van der Auwera <>
Subject: Germanic and Romance modals

International Conference of the Linguistic Society of Belgium

Modal verbs in Germanic and Romance languages

11 - 12 December 1998
University of Antwerp - UIA (campus Wilrijk)

Organizers :
Patrick Dendale (Universities of Metz and Antwerp) and
Johan van der Auwera (University of Antwerp)

Send a one-page abstract to :

 Patrick Dendale
 University of Antwerp (UIA)
 Universiteitsplein 1
 B - 2610 Wilrijk

Deadline: August 15, 1998

For further information contact

Patrick Dendale Johan van der Auwera
Tel +32 (0) 3 820.28.13 Tel +32 (0) 3 820.27.76
Fax +32 (0) 3 820.28.23 Fax +32 (0) 3 820.27.62

or consult the Conference's homepage
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