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LINGUIST List 19.3758

Mon Dec 08 2008

Calls: General Ling/USA; Ling & Literature,Applied Ling/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Jason Siegel, Indiana University French & Italian Grad Conference
        2.    Anya Luscombe, Poetics and Linguistics Association 2009

Message 1: Indiana University French & Italian Grad Conference
Date: 08-Dec-2008
From: Jason Siegel <siegeljfindiana.edu>
Subject: Indiana University French & Italian Grad Conference
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Full Title: Indiana University French & Italian Grad Conference

Date: 27-Mar-2009 - 29-Mar-2009
Location: Bloomington, IN, USA
Contact Person: Jason Siegel
Meeting Email: siegeljfindiana.edu

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): French (fra)
Italian (ita)

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 10-Jan-2009

Meeting Description:

This graduate student conference is devoted to investigating the nature and
roles of constraints in both literature and linguistics, with special attention
to the francophone and italophone worlds.

Call for Papers

Approaching Constraints in Linguistics and Literature
Sponsor: Department of French and Italian Graduate Student Organization

Keynote Speakers:
French Literature: David Bellos, Princeton University
Italian Literature: Laura Benedetti, Georgetown University
French Linguistics: (in negotiation)

Round Table with Prof. Bellos, Prof. Douglas Hofstadter (Indiana University),
Olga Amarie (Indiana University), Matt Rowe (Indiana University)

Deadline for abstracts: Jan. 10, 2009

This graduate student conference will address the notion of constraints in
French and Italian from the perspectives of literature and language, or both.
The issue of constraints occurs frequently in the study of language and
literature. Constraints are either forced by an exterior factor, or used as a
motor for creativity. Their nature is variable: they may be cognitive (what can
be processed, what is merely dispreferred), formal (restrictions on shape,
narrative composition, poetic verse), social (what can be said depending on the
context, what relationships are possible among individuals), methodological (how
can certain things be studied, how analyses can be unbiased; how "typical" are
certain features in linguistic corpora or works of an author, how can literature
be neatly classified into genres), epistemological (what people can know, what
characters can know), and more. Constraints may be implicit and inaccessible to
conscious thought, or they may be explicit and prescriptive, encoded in rules of
etiquette, social mores, and family matters. Their relative strength is an open
question: which constraints may be violated, and which constraints must a
writer, reader, or speaker obey? There are inevitably a number of constraints
operating in any system, social or otherwise, so what happens when two or more
of them come into conflict?

All abstracts or questions about the conference should be sent, in Italian,
French, or English, to cstrobbeindiana.edu (for French Literature),
siegeljfindiana.edu (for French Linguistics), rgalliindiana.edu (for Italian
Literature). Authors will receive notice by February 1, 2009. Students may
submit up to one single-authored and one co-authored paper. Information about
travel and lodging will be provided after acceptance of the abstract.

This conference is made possible thanks to generous support from the French and
Italian Department, the Mary-Margaret Barr Koon Fund, the Lilly Library, and the
Center for Research on Concepts and Cognition, all at Indiana University.

Topics may include but are not limited to:
Optimality Theory
Linguistic methodology
Representativity of corpora for historical linguistics
Restrictions on possible words or syllables
What can be borrowed in situations of language contact?
Social constraints on linguistic variability

Lexicographers' responsibilities to the speech community and the scientific
Minimalist syntax
Discourse structure
Processing limitations
Fast speech
Modality: Speech, sign, writing
Linguistic accommodation
Style and register

Literature and Film:
Adherence to social institutions
Anachronism in historical literature
Composition of the canon
Literary theory
Imagined constraints
Heroism and cowardice
Narrative structure
Medium: Oral literature/folklore, novel, film, theatre, Internet
Ideology and determinism
Self-imposed constraints
The roles of the editor, author, and audience
Characters' autonomy from the author
Minority status and marginalization
Social and financial constraints on literary production
Translation and adherence to the text
Message 2: Poetics and Linguistics Association 2009
Date: 08-Dec-2008
From: Anya Luscombe <a.luscomberoac.nl>
Subject: Poetics and Linguistics Association 2009
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Full Title: Poetics and Linguistics Association 2009
Short Title: PALA 2009

Date: 28-Jul-2009 - 01-Aug-2009
Location: Middelburg, Netherlands
Contact Person: Michael Burke
Meeting Email: pala2009middelburgroac.nl
Web Site: http://www.roac.nl/roac/pala.shtml

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature

Call Deadline: 16-Jan-2009

Meeting Description:

The 29th Annual Conference of the International Poetics and Linguistics
Association, July 28-August 1, 2009, Roosevelt Academy, Middelburg, the
Netherlands. The Art of Stylistics

The following plenary speakers have been invited to the conference:
Dr. Charles Forceville (University of Amsterdam)
Dr. Michaela Mahlberg (University of Liverpool)
Prof. Keith Oatley (University of Toronto)
Prof. Rob Pope (Oxford Brookes University)
Prof. Gerard Steen (VU University Amsterdam)
Emeritus Prof. Peter Verdonk (University of Amsterdam)

Call for Papers

The theme for the 2009 conference is 'The Art of Stylistics'. However, proposals
are welcomed on other subjects within the remit of the International Poetics and
Linguistics Association.


Abstracts for papers should be of no more than 300 words in length, with
keywords, and should include (1) a title, (2) the name and affiliation of the
speaker(s), (3) a contact email address, and (4) a postal address. An abstract
should also clearly state what the research question is and also describe the
chosen methodology and the text(s)/data that will be discussed. Please also let
us know if you require any special equipment. All conference rooms have a
computer, data projector, and screen. Papers will be a maximum of 20 minutes in
length, with a maximum of 10 minutes for questions. All chairs will be
instructed to stop speakers after 20 minutes.

Special interest groups workshops (SIGs)

Proposals for official PALA special interest group workshops are also welcomed.
Abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length and should include the
names, affiliations, email addresses, and postal addresses of all participants.
Workshops will be scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, July 28, 2009, from 1 to 5
p.m. Proposals for workshops that are not official PALA SIGs will have to be
approved by both the conference organization committee and the PALA board.

The Deadline for Abstracts is January 16, 2009
E-mail: pala2009middelburgroac.nl

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