LINGUIST List 23.2824

Mon Jun 25 2012

Calls: Text/Corpus Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Sociolinguistics/Japan

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 25-Jun-2012
From: Keizo Nanri <>
Subject: Oita Text Forum Workshop 4: Text and Context
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Full Title: Oita Text Forum Workshop 4: Text and Context
Date: 02-Dec-2012 - 02-Dec-2012 Location: Beppu-shi, Oita ken, Japan Contact Person: Keizo Nanri
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2012

Meeting Description:

OTF Workshop 4Text & ContextDate: Sunday 2 December 2012Venue: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Oita, JapanRegistration: Free

Cosponsored by Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, the Centre for International Education & Research of Oita University, and the OTF

What is the OTF?

The Oita Text Forum was founded in August 2009 by 5 scholars in Japan and China. The goals of the OTF are to:

- Provide an open forum where researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds can exchange information and share knowledge of how texts are produced and structured- Elucidate the process of text generation from social or cognitive or socio-cognitive perspectives


Recommended accommodations will be posted onto our official homepage at:

Call for Papers:

The Oita Text Forum (OTF) is pleased to invite you to participate in Text & Context OTF Workshop 4.

Text & Context OTF Workshop 4 focuses on fundamental elements in understanding the relationship between text and context.

'Text' is not restricted to the written or spoken mode of communication. 'Text' is meant to be any mode of meaning representation such as paintings, sculptures, film, architecture, dance, music, etc.

Specifically, we may explore questions such as:

- What is the relationship between text and the context of situation?- What can we say about (the context of) culture in relation to text generation/creation/composition? And how does the former affect the latter?- What is the relationship between the context of situation and material situational setting?- How are text structures (or schemata) stored in memory?- How does the retrieval of information from memory create a text?- What knowledge can be recognised in the psychological process of text generation/creation/composition and what stimulus retrieves it from memory?

The OTF Workshop welcomes scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds and hybrid theories of text generation/creation/composition.

You may present a 30-minute long paper (a 20-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute discussion) or a 60-minute workshop.

Please send a 300-word abstract (if you wish to present a paper) or a 600-word abstract (if you wish to present a workshop) to keizo-nanri[at] Workshops must be interactive and involve the audience, and abstracts must clearly outline how the workshop will proceed. The deadline for abstract submission is 31 October 2012.

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