LINGUIST List 15.1970

Thu Jul 1 2004

Calls: General Ling/Journal;Discorse Analysis/Finland

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  1. jytak, Journal of Universal Language
  2. eisusa, Cross-cultural and Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Academic Discourse

Message 1: Journal of Universal Language

Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 03:35:13 -0400 (EDT)
From: jytak <>
Subject: Journal of Universal Language

Journal of Universal Language 	

Call Deadline: 01-AUG-2004 

The Third Call for the Journal of Universal Language(5:2) 

As a token of our gratitude, the contributors will be awarded the
$1,000 honorarium (which is subject to taxation).

Topic Areas: 

The Journal of Universal Language is concerned with: 
-artificial language, communication & culture in language usage,
typology, and universality in language
-interdisciplinary contributions written with applied linguists in
-brief notes, comments or observation concerning official language
-reaction/replies to recent papers 

The editors encourage the submission of papers on proposed themes as
well as on other topics relevant to the interest of the Journal of
Universal Language. Each volume contains two issues, published in
March and September. The language of publication is English.

1. The length of a manuscript should not exceed 40 pages. 
2. A 200-word abstract and keywords should be given at the beginning
of each manuscript.
3. Manuscripts should be submitted on A4 paper, with the margins at
least 4cm on all four sides of each sheet. They may be single-spaced
and/or double-sided if desired.

Important Dates: 
Submission deadline: August 1, 2004. 
(However, we accept manuscripts throughout the year.) 
Notification of acceptance: August 15, 2004 
Submission of camera-ready papers: September 1, 2004 


1. Electronic submissions are acceptable. Acceptable file formats are
Portable Document Format (.pdf) and MS Word (.doc). Please send your
file in an attachment to
2. For hard copy submissions, please send 3 copies, accompanied by a
cover letter which includes the author's name, affiliation, address,
and home or office phone numbers, to:

Jin-young Tak, Editor 
Department of English Language/Literature 
Sejong University 
Gunjs-kwan 401B, Gunja-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, Korea 

TOC (Journal of Universal Language 5:1) 

Chul-hyun Bae (Korea) 
Aramaic as a Lingua Franca during the Persian Empire(538-333 B.C.E.)

Charith Giragama et al. (Japan) 
Language Universals: Cross-lingual Comparison of Topic Dependent

Ana Ortigosa (Spain) 
Towards a Universal Typology of State of Affairs 

Vladimir Pericliev (Bulgaria) 
Universals, their Violation and the notion of Phonologically Peculiar

Mark VanDam (USA) 
Word Final Coda Typology 

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Message 2: Cross-cultural and Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Academic Discourse

Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 06:11:09 -0400 (EDT)
From: eisusa <>
Subject: Cross-cultural and Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Academic Discourse

Cross-cultural and Cross-linguistic Perspectives on Academic Discourse

Date: 20-May-2005 - 22-May-2005
Location: Turku, Finland
Contact: Eija Suomela-Salmi
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Discourse Analysis ,Pragmatics ,Text/Corpus

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2004 

Meeting Description:

The notion of Academic Discourse has been under debate for a
considerable length of time. Some scholars suggest academic discourse
is a genre of its own while others maintain that it is a domain-based
/ discipline-bound phenomenon.

Most work done on academic discourse concerns either English as a
lingua franca or less widely used languages in contrast to
English. More research concerning the Romance languages, especially
Italian, Portuguese and Spanish, not to mention other less used
languages, is definitely needed. Furthermore, relatively few
researchers have been interested in comparing academic discourse
practices and traditions across disciplines and languages. A further
issue largely debated in the European context is the impact of the
emergent European research area and the relevance it bears to the
structuring of argumentation of academic discourse. In this discussion
language policy aspects are also strongly represented.

The aim of the conference is to provide a multidisciplinary forum for
discussing theoretical issues and innovative methodological approaches
in order to stimulate the on-going debate in this field.

1st Call for Papers: 

Conference themes:

Presentations on the following topics on either spoken or written
academic discourse are particularly welcome. Propositions casting
outside the conventional notion of academic discourse, such as
critical analysis of administrative intra-and inter-discursive
practices at the universities, are also welcomed,

* The validity of the concept Academic Discourse: 
* Genre-related linguistic issues
* Cross-cultural and cross-linguistic dimensions of Academic Discourse
(e.g. the question of (cultural) identity, rhetorical traditions and
* Popularisation and translation of scientific discourse
* The impact of new technologies and media on academic discourse
* Questions related to the importance of cultural identities and
language planning

The official languages of the conference are English and French;
presentations in Italian and Spanish are also accepted.

Organizing Committee:

Luigi de Anna, University of Turku
Alberto Carcedo, University Turku
Anita Moilanen, University of Turku
Tarja Salmi-Tolonen, Abo Akademi University, Turku
Eija Suomela-Salmi, University of Turku

Scientific Committee:

Yves Gambier, University of Turku
Olga Galatanu, Universite de Nantes
Merja Koskela, University of Vasa
Eija Suomela-Salmi, University of Turku

Invited speakers:

Marina Bondi, University of Modena
Olga Galatanu, University of Nantes
Kjersti Flottum, University of Bergen
Anna Mauranen, University of Tampere


Submit a max 300-word abstract as a Word or RTF document either in
English or French and send it as an attachment including the following
information to :

Title of the presentation 
Name, affiliation, address and e-mail address of the author(s)
Objectives / purposes of the paper
Theoretical framework and methodology applied
Results/ conclusions

Important dates:

Pre-registration: November 15, 2004
Submission deadline: November 15, 2004
Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2005
Registration : March 1, 2005

Registration fee 

70 euros (students 40 euros) before the 1st of March, 2005
90 euros ( students 60 euros) after the 1st of March, 2005

The second circular will be sent in September 2004.

For any additional information, please contact Eija Suomela-Salmi

Conference web-site at :
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