LINGUIST List 26.1192

Mon Mar 02 2015

Confs: Discourse Analysis, General Ling, Lang Acquisition, Lexicography, Translation/Germany

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Date: 27-Feb-2015
From: Inés Recio Fernández <coloquiomd2015iued.uni-heidelberg.de>
Subject: 4th International Symposium on Discourse Markers in Romance Languages: A Contrastive Approach
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4th International Symposium on Discourse Markers in Romance Languages: A Contrastive Approach

Date: 06-May-2015 - 09-May-2015
Location: Heidelberg, Germany
Contact: Inés Recio Fernández
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/fakultaeten/neuphil/iask/sued/iaz/mdrl/index_es.html

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Lexicography; Translation

Meeting Description:

This year's edition of the 4th International Symposium on Discourse Markers in Romance Languages (Heidelberg, 6-9 May 2015) is the fourth in a series of international conferences on the topic, previously held in Madrid (2010), Buenos Aires (2011), and Campinas (2012). Building on the prior events, the 2015 Symposium serves as platform for internationally renowned linguists and particularly for young researchers to exchange new ideas and to broaden their research perspectives.

With special reference to discourse particles research, the conference will be an opportunity to look at the findings provided so far by contrastive linguistics and related disciplines. This is possible thanks to the attendance of the following plenary speakers, with which the symposium will count:

- Prof. Karin Aijmer (Göteborgs Universitet): “Some challenges in the contrastive study of discourse markers”
- Prof. Volker Gast (Universität Jena): “Annotating and analysing scalar particles in corpora: Information structure, lexical meanings and attitudes”
- Prof. Kerstin Fischer (Syddansk Universitet): title to be confirmed
- Prof. Salvador Pons Bordería (Universidad de Valencia, Grupo Val.Es.Co.): “The importance of discourse segmentation for the study of discourse markers (in conversation)”
- Prof. Elizabeth Traugott (Stanford University): “How can we model pragmatic markers and 'periphery' in a constructional model of language change?”

Program:

Sections:

Conferences offered by invited speakers, papers and posters are classified, according to thematic criteria, in five sections. For further information on the speakers and their conference titles please go to:

http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/fakultaeten/neuphil/iask/sued/iaz/mdrl/progr_es.html

Section 1.
Ibero-Romance Contrastive Linguistics and Discourse Markers: Contrastive semasiology and onomasiology of discourse markers in Romance languages and their varieties

Section 2.
Contrastive Linguistics and Discourse Markers: Paradigmatic contrasts, Variation and Non-Romance Languages: Contrastive semasiology and onomasiology of discourse markers in Romance languages and their varieties, as well as between Romance and non-Romance languages. This section is completed with the treatment of discourse markers from a paradigmatic perspective, prosodic and functional questions and experimental-based studies

Section 3.
Translation, Lexicography and Discourse Markers: Problems and challenges in two study fields: translation-related issues, theoretical metalexicography, and historical (contrastive) lexicography of discourse markers

Section 4.
Contrastive Diachronic Linguistics and Discourse Markers: Diachronic research on discourse markers, including a contrastive approach to one or several discourse markers in one or more Romance languages

Section 5.
Discourse Markers and Language Acquisition: Research on L1 or L2 acquisition of discourse markers in Romance languages

Conference Presentation Modalities:

Presentations will be presented in two modalities:

-Oral presentations
-Posters

Abstracts and Conference Languages:

Presentations will be held in French, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish. Plenary conferences will be held in English.

Venue:

All the sections will take place at Haus Buhl (Hauptstraße 234, 69117 Heidelberg); plenary conferences will be offered at Alte Universität, Aula (Grabengasse 1, 69117 Heidelberg).

Registration:

The registration for the 4th International Symposium on Discourse Markers in Romance Languages must be made online via Conftool

http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/fakultaeten/neuphil/iask/sued/iaz/mdrl/registration_en.html

Please, press the button ''registration'' to access Conftool and register there as ''participant''.

Important Dates:

Symposium dates: May 6-9, 2015

Early-Bird Fee (by March 1, 2015):

-Students: 20 Euro
-Doctoral students: 40 Euro
-Other participants: 70 Euro
-Speakers: 100 Euro

Regular Fee (from March 2, 2015):

-Students: 30 Euro
-Doctoral students: 50 Euro
-Other participants: 90 Euro
-Speakers: 130 Euro

Symposium Dinner:

The Symposium dinner will take place on March 7, 2015 (20 h.), in Kulturbrauerei Heidelberg (Leyergasse 6, 69117 Heidelberg). Price: 30 Euro (registration online)

For further information, you can visit the webpage of the Symposium in the following link:

http://www.uni-heidelberg.de/fakultaeten/neuphil/iask/sued/iaz/mdrl/index_es.html



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