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LINGUIST List 20.1044

Tue Mar 24 2009

Calls: General Ling,Semantics/USA

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

LINGUIST is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new feature: Easy Abstracts! Easy Abs is a free abstract submission and review facility designed to help conference organizers and reviewers accept and process abstracts online. Just go to: http://www.linguistlist.org/confcustom, and begin your conference customization process today! With Easy Abstracts, submission and review will be as easy as 1-2-3!
        1.    Miriam R. L. Petruck, Frames and Constructions: A Conference in Honor of Charles J. Fillmore

Message 1: Frames and Constructions: A Conference in Honor of Charles J. Fillmore
Date: 22-Mar-2009
From: Miriam R. L. Petruck <miriampicsi.berkeley.edu>
Subject: Frames and Constructions: A Conference in Honor of Charles J. Fillmore
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Full Title: Frames and Constructions: A Conference in Honor of Charles J. Fillmore

Date: 31-Jul-2009 - 02-Aug-2009
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Contact Person: Miriam R. L. Petruck; Eve Sweetser
Meeting Email: fillmorefestberkeley.edu
Web Site: http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/~fillmorefest

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories;
Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2009

Meeting Description:

Frames and Constructions: A Conference in Honor of Charles J. Fillmore on the
occasion of his 80th birthday.

Call for Papers

Frames and Constructions: A Conference in Honor of Charles J. Fillmore
July 31-Aug 2, 2009
The University of California, Berkeley

Abstract submission via http://linguistics.berkeley.edu/~fillmorefest,
the conference website is now available.

We will accept abstracts until April 30!

The Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley and the
International Computer Science Institute are pleased to announce a conference in
honor of Charles J. Fillmore on the occasion of his 80th birthday. The theme of
the conference is Fillmore's contributions to Linguistics for nearly five decades.

We anticipate major sessions on Frame Semantics and Construction Grammar, along
with other presentations linked specifically to Fillmore's work, and its relation to
the allied fields of cognitive science, artificial intelligence, and natural language processing.

Plenary Talks:
Speakers who have already agreed to participate include, Gilles Fauconnier,
Paul Kay, George Lakoff, Laura Michaelis, Manfred Pinkal, and Dan Slobin.

Special Guest Lecture: Charles J. Fillmore

Abstract Submission:
Those interested in presenting should submit an abstract by APRIL 30 via
the conference website, following the instructions given there. Remember
to submit BOTH a 500-word pdf of the abstract AND a 100-word text only
description for the abstract book.

The conference will be relatively small, and contributions addressing Fillmore's
work explicitly will be given priority for oral presentation. However, we will
accept posters on a broader range of cognitive linguistic topics; applicants
should indicate specifically whether they would be willing to consider the
poster medium of presentation.

There are some campus dormitory rooms reserved for the conference period, for
those who want inexpensive lodging. Berkeley hotel information is posted on the
conference website. Dorm room inquiries should be sent to
fillmorefestberkeley.edu. Further details about booking a dorm room will be
posted as they become available.

Please join us to celebrate a most important figure in Linguistics.

The Organizing Committee:
Collin F. Baker
Hans C. Boas
Alice Gaby
George Lakoff
Miriam R. L. Petruck
Eve Sweetser
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