LINGUIST List 14.27

Tue Jan 7 2003

Calls: Catalan Studies/Romance Corpus Ling

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  1. claus.pusch, Catalan Studies: Norms and Identities, Germany
  2. claus.pusch, Romance Corpus Linguistics, Germany

Message 1: Catalan Studies: Norms and Identities, Germany

Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2003 12:04:39 +0000
From: claus.pusch <>
Subject: Catalan Studies: Norms and Identities, Germany

19th German Conference on Catalan Studies: Norms and Identities

Short Title: 19e Colloqui Germano-Catala
Location: Cologne, Germany
Date: 06-Jun-2003 - 09-Jun-2003 
Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2003

Web Site:
Contact Person: Aina Torrent-Lenzen
Meeting Email:

Linguistic Subfield(s): Sociolinguistics 
Subject Language(s): Catalan-valencian-balear

Language Family: Romance

Meeting Description: 

This meeting, dedicated to the interaction of language norms and the
construction of identities, is organized by the German Association for
Catalan Studies (DKV), the University of Applied Sciences of Cologne
(Fachhochschule K�ln) and the Department of Romance Languages of the
University of Cologne (Universit�t zu K�ln). 


Identity is always based on norms, be they of aestetic, social,
cultural, linguistic, orthographic or other nature. In the same way,
norms have always been used to help define new identities or change
existing identities.

The Linguistic Section of the 19th German Conference on Catalan
Studies welcomes contributions dealing with the creation and
interaction of norms and identities, viewed from various perspectives:

- social, cultural, and sociolinguistic identities that exist on the
basis of implicitly adopted norms;
- historical development of norm concepts
- theoretical norm models
- translations, which play an important role in determining aesthetic
of linguistic norms
- the role of communication media in the creation of new norms and new

Papers dealing with Catalan, or including Catalan in a contrastive
perspective, are particularly welcome, but papers on other Romance
languages may also be submitted. Papers may be read in German,
Catalan, any other Romance language, and English.

Each accepted paper will be attributed a 30 minutes slot. Abstracts
(max. one A4 sheet) are to be submitted to the organizer (cf. below)
by email or floppy.

Detailed information on invited speakers, registration procedure,
attendance fee, conference sites and program, travel and accomodation
is available on the conference web-site (in German, Catalan, and

Prof. Aina Torrent-Lenzen
Fachhochschule K�ln (Cologne University of Applied Sciences)
Fakult�t f�r Informations- und Kommunikationswissenschaften (Faculty
of Information Science and Communication Studies)
Mainzer Str.5, D-50678 K�ln (Germany)
Phone: ++49 2 21 / 82 75 32 95
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Message 2: Romance Corpus Linguistics, Germany

Date: Thu, 02 Jan 2003 13:12:48 +0000
From: claus.pusch <>
Subject: Romance Corpus Linguistics, Germany

2nd Freiburg Workshop on Romance Corpus Linguistics: Corpora and
Historical Linguistics

Short Title: Romance Corpus Linguistics
Location: Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany)
Date: 11-Sep-2003 - 13-Sep-2003 
Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2003

Web Site:
Contact Person: Claus D. Pusch
Meeting Email:
Linguistic Subfield(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics 
Language Family: Romance

Meeting Description: 

The 2nd Freiburg Workshop on Romance Corpus Linguistics: ''Corpora and
Historical Linguistics - Investigating language change through corpora
and databases'' will focus on the constitution of historical corpora
and on the use of such corpora in the study of issues related to the
diachrony of Romance languages. 


The 2nd Freiburg Workshop on Romance Corpus Linguistics will be
dedicated to the question how the methods and techniques of modern
corpus linguistics can be used in order to investigate diachronic
language change, and which innovative insights may result from the
application of corpus linguistic methods in the field of historical
linguistics. Language change shall be considered, in this context, on
different levels: as long-term change that modifies profoundly the
language(s) involved, even altering its (their) typologic structure, a
type of language change that may be studied through corpora with
important diachronic extension only; and as middle- or short-term
change, that may emerge from the comparison of very few text or
speaker generations already and for which the constitution of corpora
with reduced diachronic depth is sufficient.

The conference will include the following two panels:

* Panel A: ''Corpus projects, language data management and tools for
analysis'': this panel will be open for the presentation of currently
on-going or completed corpus and database projects; the main focus
will be on projects with a historical perspective on long-, medium-
oder short-term language change;

* Panel B: ''Corpus-based diachronic studies on Romance languages'':
for this panel, contributions on specific questions on diachronic
developments in Romance, empirically based on corpora or databases,
are invited.

Keynote speakers:

* Marisol L�pez Mart�nez (Instituto da Lingua Galega, Santiago de
Compostela / Spain)
* Christiane Marchello-Nizia (ENS LSH + CNRS, Paris / France)
* Ana Maria Martins (Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa
/ Portugal)
* Dieter Wanner (Ohio State University, Columbus / USA)

A half-day para-workshop, directed by Sophie Pr�vost (ENS + CNRS
Paris, France) and Serge Heiden (ENS LSH Lyon / France), will be
organized within the conference, where the machine-readable treatment
and mark-up of historical texts and diachronic language data will be
exemplified, illustrated and discussed.

Paper submissions: Please submit paper proposals for any of the two
panels by sending an abstract (approx. 250 words) including your name,
academic affiliation, mail and e-mail address. Abstracts in electronic
form (ASCII, MS-WORD or PDF files), sent by e-mail attachment to, are strongly encouraged. Deadline for
submission is March 15th, 2003. Papers may be read in German, any
Romance language, and English. Confirmation of acceptance will be sent
out before March 30th, 2003. If there are more proposals than panel
slots, a part of the contributions will be presented during a poster

For detailed information on the conference venue, on the registration
procedure and fees, social program, travel and accomodation, please
have a look at the conference web-site at (where a downloadable registration
form is available), or contact the workshop's convenor:

Claus D. Pusch
Albert-Ludwigs-Universit�t, Romanisches Seminar
Werthmannplatz 3, D-79085 Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany)
Fax ++49 / 7 61 / 2 03 31 95, E-mail
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