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LINGUIST List 20.331

Mon Feb 02 2009

Calls: General Ling/USA; Applied Ling,Pragmatics/Poland

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Elena Benedicto, Workshop on the Structure & Constituency of the Languages of the Americas
        2.    Maciej Karpinski, Gesture and Speech in Interaction

Message 1: Workshop on the Structure & Constituency of the Languages of the Americas
Date: 31-Jan-2009
From: Elena Benedicto <ebenedipurdue.edu>
Subject: Workshop on the Structure & Constituency of the Languages of the Americas
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Full Title: Workshop on the Structure & Constituency of the Languages of the
Short Title: WSCLA 14

Date: 03-Apr-2009 - 05-Apr-2009
Location: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA
Contact Person: Elena Benedicto
Meeting Email: wscla14purdue.edu
Web Site: http://www.cla.purdue.edu/wscla14

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 02-Feb-2009

Meeting Description:

Workshop on the Structure and Constituency of the Languages of the Americas 14
April 3-5, 2009
Purdue University
(in collaboration with Ball State University)

Last Call for Papers

Extended Deadline Feb.2nd, 2009
Participants whose abstracts are accepted will be eligible for financial support

Please send abstracts to http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/wscla14-2009

The objective of this workshop has traditionally been to encourage linguists who
are engaged in the formal study of the languages of the Americas to exchange
ideas across theories, language families, generations of scholars, and most
importantly, the academic and non-academic communities involved in language
maintenance and revitalization.

Invited Speakers:
Peggy Speas, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Keren Rice, University of Toronto

We invite the submission of abstracts:
(1) for a general session in the core areas of formal linguistics (phonetics,
phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics) within any formal theoretical
framework, on any of the languages of the Americas.

(2) for Two Special Sessions:
- Session on Modality and Evidentiality
The languages of the Americas present morpho-syntactic devices for Modality and
Evidentiality that transcend the range of devices that are found in Western
languages, thus yielding a higher potential for discovering unforeseen
properties of the human ability for Language.
- Session on New Data: Verbal Classifiers
The goal of this session is to generate new data and ideas about a specific
grammatical phenomenon that is typically under-represented in the literature.
The topic this year refers to morphemes, affixed to the verb, that encode
information about an argument's size, shape or position.

There will also be an invited session devoted to
- Linguistics Beyond Linguistics: Science and Education

Abstracts can be sent for 20-min papers or for a poster session. Please submit:
1 page letter size (a 2nd page for references and examples may be included).
1" margins throughout
11pt Time Roman font size (min.)

Abstracts should be sent to: http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/wscla14-2009
Extended Deadline: February 2, 2009
Contact info: wscla14purdue.edu
website: www.cla.purdue.edu/wscla14
Participants whose abstracts are accepted will be eligible for financial support.
Message 2: Gesture and Speech in Interaction
Date: 31-Jan-2009
From: Maciej Karpinski <maciej.karpinskiamu.edu.pl>
Subject: Gesture and Speech in Interaction
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Full Title: Gesture and Speech in Interaction
Short Title: GESPIN 2009

Date: 24-Sep-2009 - 26-Sep-2009
Location: Poznan, Poland
Contact Person: Maciej Karpinski
Meeting Email: maciej.karpinskiamu.edu.pl
Web Site: http://www.ifa.amu.edu.pl/~gespin/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 01-May-2009

Meeting Description:

Gesture and Speech in Interaction
Poznan, 24-26 September 2009

Second Call for Paper

The Center for Speech and Language Processing at the Adam Mickiewicz University,
Poznan, Poland in collaboration with the School of English (AMU), the Institute
of Linguistics (AMU) and the Institute of Polish Philology (AMU) is organizing
an international conference on gesture and speech interaction.

The conference will cover the following themes and topics:
- Timing relationships between gesture and prosody, prosodic aspects of gesture,
integration of prosody and gesture;
- Relationships between: gesture and prosody, prosody and speech, speech and
gesture; language (morphosyntax, semantics) and gesture;
- Semantic aspects of gestures;
- Speech and gesture: grammars and lexicons;
- Adaptive gestures;
- Tools for an integrative analysis of speech and gesture corpora;
- Systems for gesture and speech annotation;
- Modeling gesture and speech;
- Formal models of gesture;
- Automatic gesture recognition;
- Visual speech synthesis;
- Word, utterance and gesture structure;
- Models of speech and gesture motor control and coordination;
- Neurophysiological and neurobehavioural methods for speech and gesture research;
- Multimodality in speech therapy;
- Neuronal correlates of speech and gesture coordination;
- Dynamical systems theory in speech and gesture research.
(We do not exclude other gesture- and speech-related topics and we leave the
decision on the acceptance of individual papers to the Scientific Committee.)

We invite submissions of papers and posters as well as accept tutorial and
special session proposals.
Papers of up to six pages (according to the provided format), written in
English, are to be submitted via e-mail or using the on-line submission system
available on the conference web site.
The conference proceedings will be published as an electronic book or in print
and included in the conference package. Selected papers will be published in
print as an edited collection.

A preliminary list of invited speakers:
Jolanta Antas (Jagiellonian University, Poland)
Harry Bunt (Tilburg University, Holland)
Anna Esposito (Second University of Naples & International Institute of Advanced
Scientific Studies, Vietri sul Mare)
(further names will be added soon)

Proposed tutorials:
Time-aligned annotation and analysis of multimodal recordings (free for
conference participants!)

Important dates:
Call for special sessions and tutorials: February 28th, 2009
Deadline for special sessions and tutorials: April, 30th, 2009
Deadline for full papers: May 1st, 2009
Acceptance/rejection: June 1st, 2009
Early registration: June 15th, 2009
Conference: September 24th - 26th, 2009

Scientific Committee:
Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk - Chair of the Committee (the Head of The Centre
for Speech and Language Processing, AMU)
Jolanta Antas (Faculty of Polish Philology, Jagiellonian University)
Harry Bunt (Department of Communication and Information Sciences, Tilburg
Nick Campbell (ATR, Japan)
Ronald Cole (Boulder Language Technologies)
Grażyna Demenko (Institute of Linguistics, AMU)
Waldemar Domachowski (Institute of Psychology, AMU)
Susan Duncan (Psychology Department, University of Chicago)
Anna Esposito (Second University of Naples, Dept of Psychology, and IIASS, Italy)
Dafydd Gibbon (Faculty of Languages and Literature, University of Bielefeld)
Susan Goldin-Meadow (Department of Psychology, University of Chicago)
Katharina Rohlfing (Faculty of Technology, University of Bielefeld)
Steven Small (Faculty of Psychology, University of Chicago)

Organising Committee:
Maciej Karpiński (Institute of Linguistics, AMU) - Chair of the Committee
Ewa Jarmołowicz-Nowikow (Institute of Linguistics, AMU)
Konrad Juszczyk (Institute of Linguistics, AMU)
Zofia Malisz (School of English, AMU)
Dawid Pietrala (School of English, AMU)
Michał Szczyszek (Institute of Polish Philology, AMU)

Contact e-mail: gespin2009gmail.com

Media Support: Radio Merkury Poznan

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