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    Message 1: speech acts

    Date: Thu, 10 Mar 1994 18:49:04 speech acts
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    There will be a participant symposium on speech acts and linguistic research to be held during the First International Summer Institute In Cognitive Science held in Buffalo, State University of New York, July 16-17, 1994 The aim is to discuss some issues concerning the interrelations of speech acts and linguistic theory. The state of the art suggests that this interface has been only partially explored. On the one hand, only a few of the language phenomena dealt with in speech act theory have been the object of intensive research in linguistic theory. On the other hand, the literature on speech acts has revealed only desultory interest in linguistic theories. Contributions to the workshop may be either on methodological or on theoretical issues. Our aim is to do justice to the interdisciplinary complexity of this interface and evaluate its relevance in the development of cognitive science; to discuss general problems posed by different analyses; to bring under scrutiny theoretical assumptions taken for granted in recent analyses, which may not be so obvious as they seem; to investigate how even apparently minimal choices in the description of phenomena may affect the form and complexity of the interface; and to stress the theoretical and methodological relevance of the tools developed in this area by focusing on empirical data of different languages. Possible topics for papers might include: - meaning and illocutionary force, the role of illocutionary literal force, speech acts and Universal Grammar - linguistic variations and their bearings on a theory of language; historical change (morphologization and demorphologization rules in speech acts, etc.); cross linguistic variations in the grammaticalization of different kinds of speech acts; variations within the same language (consider puzzling phenomena such as questions presenting both Wh movement or Wh in situ, single or Multiple Wh questions, presence of finite and infinite verb forms in main clause, mood distinctions, etc.) - formal versus functional analysis of speech acts grammatical strategies (morphology and inflectional moods, clitic affixation and syntactic constituency, movement rules in syntax, etc.) - the lexicon (speech acts types and the structure of the lexicon, semantic structure in lexical forms, etc.) - speech acts representations in grammatical theory - speech acts units and linguistic units - phenomena that can to be regarded as depending on linguistic competence or on standardised linguistic performance - speech acts distinctions in the history of linguistic thought - sociocultural determinants and cross linguistic variations - different cultures and different conceptualisation - directness, indirectness, politeness and 'cultural scripts' in cross-cultural approaches

    For information on the symposium on speech acts (July 15- 16, 1994): E- MAIL: ELIFAVA UNIPAD.UNIPD.IT ELIFAVA IPDUNIVX.UNIPD.IT For information on the International Institute in Cognitive Science (July 5-30, 1994): E- mail: cogsci94ubvms.cc.buffalo.edu

    Message 2: Afroasiatic Linguistics Conference

    Date: Thu, 10 Mar 1994 11:25:39 Afroasiatic Linguistics Conference
    From: Robert D Hoberman <RHOBERMANccmail.sunysb.edu>
    Subject: Afroasiatic Linguistics Conference


    State University of New York at Stony Brook Stony Brook, NY 11794-3355

    Robert Hoberman Judaic Studies and Linguistics Dept. of Comparative Studies 516-632-7462, -7460 10-Mar-1994 11:14am EDT

    THE 22nd NORTH AMERICAN CONFERENCE ON AFROASIATIC LINGUISTICS >> N A C A L <<

    PROGRAM

    Saturday, March 19, 1994 Meeting at the Inn on the Park, Madison, Wisconsin

    GATHERING, INTRODUCTIONS, COFFEE AND PASTRIES, 8:45-9:00

    SESSION A: MORPHOSYNTAX AND SEMANTICS 9:00-11:45 A.M. Douglas M. Gropp, The Catholic University of America A Clause-in-Paradigm Approach to the Syntax of Classical Biblical Hebrew Prose Maher Awad, University of Colorado, Boulder The Semantic Contribution of Complementizers: Evidence from Palestinian Arabic Olga Kapeliuk, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem From Hypotaxis to Verb Nominalization in Ethio-Semitic Robbin Clamons, Hamline University/Macalester College Phonopragmatic Patterns in Oromo Mahamane L. Abdoulaye, Universite' Abdou Moumouni, Niamey, Niger The Function of Hausa Grade 2 of the Verb

    SESSION B: DISCOURSE AT THE CULTURAL INTERFACE 11:45-12:45 Lutz Edzard, University of Munich Diplomatic Misunderstanding and Diplomatic Euphemisms in Arabic, Hebrew, and Amharic; The Interference of Linguistics and Politics in multilingual Treaties with Semitic-Speaking Countries Marwan M. Obeidat, United Arab Emirates University and Yarmouk University Arabic and the West

    SESSION C: PHONOLOGY 2:30-4:00 Alan S. Kaye, California State University, Fullerton More on the Hamzat al-Wasl in Modern Standard Arabic Brian D. McHugh, Temple University Against Moraic Prespecification of Nongeminates: Feature Licensing and Klingenheben's Law in Hausa Lise Dobrin, University of Chicago Columnar Stress in the Modern Hebrew Verbal System

    SESSION D: ETYMOLOGY AND RECONSTRUCTION 4:00-5:00 Vladimir Orel, Tel Aviv University, Hamito-Semitic Vocabulary: Main Problems and Methods of the Etymological Analysis A. Neil Skinner, University of Wisconsin, Madison Speculations on Hausa Etymology

    NACAL DINNER AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT

    Sunday, March 19 Meeting at the Inn on the Park

    SESSION E: DIALECTOLOGY 9:00-11:45 Robert D. Hoberman, State University of New York at Stony Brook Phonological, Etymological, and Dialectological Features in Modern Syriac Orthography Samuel Ethan Fox, Chicago Knowing in Neo-Aramaic Estiphan Panoussi, Go"teborgs Universitet, Sweden The Senaya Dialect of Modern Aramaic Peter T. Daniels, University of Chicago Redevelopment of the Canaanite Dialects Jeffrey Heath, University of Michigan Dialectology of Verb Paradigms in Moroccan Arabic

    NACAL BUSINESS MEETING 11:45-12:15

    JOINT SESSION WITH THE AMERICAN ORIENTAL SOCIETY, Meeting at the Concourse, 2:00-5:30 Miguel Civil, University of Chicago Sumerian Polysyllabic Word Classes Dietz O. Edzard, University of Munich saparu, seberu: The Adventure of Akkadian [e] David Testen, University of Chicago Reconstructing the Endings of the Semitic Plural Pronominals Joshua Fox, Harvard University A Sequence of Vowel Shifts in Phoenician and Related Languages Ben Fortson, Harvard University On the 'Sporadic' Usage of -wa(r) in Old Hittite Richard M. Wright, Jr., Cornell University Linguistic Evidence for the Pre-Exilic Date of the So-Called Yahwist Source George E. Mendenhall, The University of Michigan Where Was Arabic During the Bronze Age? Peter T. Daniels, University of Chicago On the Position of Stress in Classical Arabic Alan S. Kaye, California State University, Fullerton The Arabic Language Continuum

    RECEPTION HONORING THE PUBLICATION OF THE _Hamito-Semitic Etymological Dictionary_, BY O. STOLBOVA AND VLADIMIR OREL SPONSORED BY E.J. BRILL, 6:00 P.M.

    For further information contact Robert Hoberman (rhobermanccmail.sunysb.edu), telephone 516-632-7462, -7460.