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LINGUIST List 19.1747

Sun Jun 01 2008

Calls: General Linguistics/Canada; Discourse Analysis/Poland

Editor for this issue: F. Okki Kurniawan <okkilinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Andrea Wilhelm, Dene (Athabaskan) Languages Conference 2008
        2.    Piotr Cap, Discourse Approaches to Linguistics, Translation & FLT

Message 1: Dene (Athabaskan) Languages Conference 2008
Date: 01-Jun-2008
From: Andrea Wilhelm <wilhelmuvic.ca>
Subject: Dene (Athabaskan) Languages Conference 2008
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Full Title: Dene (Athabaskan) Languages Conference 2008

Date: 03-Jul-2008 - 06-Jul-2008
Location: Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada
Contact Person: Val Wood
Meeting Email: vjwoodmcsnet.ca
Web Site: http://www.uaf.edu/anlc/alc/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Athapaskan

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2008

Meeting Description:

The Dene (Athabaskan) Languages Conference brings together linguists, speakers,
educators and policy makers from across the Athabaskan region. Over the past two
decades this conference has become the principal forum in which members of
geographically distant, but culturally and intellectually related, Athabaskan
communities can compare notes and learn from each other.
This year's theme is 'Language and the Arts'.

Second Call for Papers

Please submit your proposal for Papers (30 minutes) or Group Presentations (60
minutes) by Sunday, 15 June 2008, on any topic relating to Dene/Athapaskan
languages, including:
- language revitalization
- language documentation and analysis
- language teaching, learning, and acquisition
- academic and community collaborations
- community language and culture programs
- language and technology
- language materials development
- Dene Indigenous knowledge
and, especially,
- language and the arts

Your proposal should include:
- title and abstract (no more than one page)
- type of presentation (30 minutes or 60 minutes)
- name and affiliation of presenter(s)
- contact information (including phone/fax numbers, email and mailing addresses)
for lead presenter
- any special presentation equipment required (a digital projector and loud
speakers will be provided)

Please submit your abstract in .pdf format if your text includes special fonts.
Presentations should be aimed at a general audience. There will be a single
session for the 2-day conference.

By email, please submit proposals to: dene2008ualberta.ca

By mail, please submit proposals to:
2008 Dene Languages Conference
Department of Linguistics
4-34 Assiniboia Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E7 Canada

The 1-day Dene Arts Festival on Wednesday, 3 July, requires no special proposal.
If you or your group wish to perform or display materials, crafts, or artifacts,
please notify Valerie Wood at mcsnet.ca> or 780-726-2887 (home) or
780-726-7667 (work).
Message 2: Discourse Approaches to Linguistics, Translation & FLT
Date: 31-May-2008
From: Piotr Cap <strus_plyahoo.com>
Subject: Discourse Approaches to Linguistics, Translation & FLT
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Full Title: Discourse Approaches to Linguistics, Translation & FLT
Short Title: Discourse Approaches

Date: 24-Oct-2008 - 26-Oct-2008
Location: Wloclawek, Poland
Contact Person: Piotr Cap
Meeting Email: strus_plyahoo.com
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2008

Meeting Description:

We invite papers representing the current state of research in the status of
discourse functional awareness in its source field of linguistic pragmatics, as
well as its impact on the fields of translation and foreign language teaching

First Circular and Call for Papers

1st International Conference

Discourse Approaches to Functional Linguistics, Translation and Foreign Language

Organized by
Teacher Training College in Włocławek &
Department of Pragmatics, University of Łódź
W?oc?awek, Poland, 24-26 October 2008

Conference Theme

The organizers encourage papers representing the current state of research in
the status of discourse functional awareness in its source field of linguistic
pragmatics, as well as its impact on the fields of translation and foreign
language teaching (FLT). Participants are invited to prepare 20-minute
presentations (to be followed by 10-minute discussion time) on or related to one
of the following topics:

- Discourse functional and pragmatic analysis of social communication (ideology;
language of politics and the media; advertising; misunderstandings; humor, etc.)
- Status of functional linguistics in relation to such disciplines as
sociolinguistics, anthropology, social psychology, cognitive linguistics and
culture studies
- Methodology of discourse studies and organization of the parameters of analysis
- Corpus selection in large or heterogeneous discourses
- Discourse meaning in translation/interpreting from the perspective of
cognitive sciences, corpus linguistics, lexicology and semantics
- Functional equivalence in translation/interpreting
- Pragmatics of the translation/interpretation of the media, legal, political,
scientific and business language
- General ways of implementation of the pragmatic and discourse functional
awareness in FLT, including on-line courses
- Instruction in speech act comprehension
- Developing teaching materials for function-focused L2 instruction
NB: The list of topics is not exhaustive

The organizers invited a number of leading specialists in the area of linguistic
pragmatics, functional linguistics, translation studies and FLT, some of whom
have already confirmed their participation - David Singleton (Trinity College,
Dublin, Ireland), Richard W. Janney (University of Munich, Germany), Josef
Schmied (Chemnitz University, Germany). Details will be announced in the 2nd

The conference language is English. Participants intending to give a paper are
requested to send a 200-300 word abstract by e-mail to both of the following
addresses: violahaleautograf.pl and strus_plyahoo.com The abstract should
include name and the academic title, academic affiliation, e-mail address and a
postal address. The extended deadline for the submission of abstracts is 15
June, 2008. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 30 June, 2008. Conference
papers will be refereed and published with an international publisher.
Participants without a paper are asked to e-mail their name and academic

Registration Costs:
Conference fee is 100 Euros. Accommodation and full board in the Conference
Center, including a buffet dinner party is 250 Euros. Participants from Poland,
East European countries and countries with severe currency restrictions will be
offered reduced fees of 50 Euros (200 PLN, conference fee) and 125 Euros (500
PLN, accommodation and board). Please note that accommodation and full board
cover a two-night stay (24th-25th, 25th-26th October, breakfast included) plus
the following meals: lunch and supper on the 24th, lunch and buffet dinner on
the 25th and lunch on the 26th. Participants will be additionally charged for
extra nights according to the following tariff: 60 Euros for each additional
night (breakfast included) plus 15 Euros for each additional meal (lunch or
supper). Participants from Poland, East European countries and countries with
severe currency restrictions will be given a 50% discount. All participants are
requested to make a calculated payment of the total cost of their participation
until 31 July, 2008 to the following bank account:

''Discourse Approaches''
PWSZ Włocławek
KDBS o/Włocławek
45 9550 0003 2001 0070 9554 0001

Participants wishing to stay more than two nights are requested to notify us by
e-mail of the exact dates not later than two weeks before all their fees are
transferred to our account.

The second circular, which will contain detailed information on the conference
venue, transportation, as well as a provisional program of the conference will
be e-mailed to the registered participants by 15 August, 2008.

For further information please contact either of the conference organizers:
Viola Hale-Mucha, M.A. (violahaleautograf.pl)
Prof. Piotr Cap, Ph.D. (strus_plyahoo.com)

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