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;
Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2009
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.
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
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
Dorm room inquiries should be sent to
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
Miriam R. L. Petruck
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