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Thu Jan 29 2009

Calls: Applied Ling/South Korea; Pragmatics,Philosophy of Lang/France

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

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        1.    Hikyoung Lee, KATE 2009 International Conference
        2.    Rick Nouwen, ESSLLI Workshop on Vagueness in Communication

Message 1: KATE 2009 International Conference
Date: 29-Jan-2009
From: Hikyoung Lee <hleekukorea.ac.kr>
Subject: KATE 2009 International Conference
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Full Title: KATE 2009 International Conference
Short Title: KATE

Date: 03-Jul-2009 - 04-Jul-2009
Location: Seoul, Korea, South
Contact Person: Kyung Suk Kim
Meeting Email: kskimkyonggi.ac.kr
Web Site: http://www.kate.or.kr

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 10-Mar-2009

Meeting Description:

KATE 2009 International Conference
Across the Borders: Content-based instruction in the EFL contexts

July 3rd-4th, 2009
International Education Building
Ewha Womans University
Seoul, Korea

Call for Papers

Deadline of Proposal Submission:
March 10, 2009

The Korea Association of Teachers of English calls for presentations for its
annual international conference to be held at Ewha Womans University in Seoul,
Korea from Friday, July 3rd to Saturday, July 4th, 2009.

The conference will focus on various areas of English education, with particular
reference to content-based instruction in the EFL contexts. Keynote speakers for
the KATE 2009 conference include:
- Donna Brinton (Soka University of California)
- Richard Schmidt (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
- Paul Nation (Victoria University of Wellington)
- Catherine Wallace (University of London)
- Yuko Butler (University of Pennsylvania)

And many more EFL experts from around the world

With this focus, KATE invites presentations on topic areas including
Acquisition, Methodology, Material Development, Curriculum Development and
Language Policy, Evaluation/Testing, and Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning
(All areas of English Education are invited). The Korea Association of Teachers
of English encourages the following types of submissions:

1) Talk (20 minute presentation+10 minutes Q & A)
2) Panel discussion (60 minute panel discussion+30 minute audience discussion)
3) Poster (3 hours)

Proposals for presentations will be accepted only through on-line. Please
visit: http://www.kate.or.kr/Contents/Conferences/Application/RegFrm.asp

and submit your presentation by deadline. Please note again that the deadline
of proposal submission for presentations is March 10, 2009.

Guidelines for Submitting the Presentation Proposal Form

Deadline of Proposal Submission: March 10, 2009

1. Number of Presentations
Presenter can submit only one proposal for a talk or a panel discussion. The
presenter can apply for poster session either alone or with other presenters.

2. Formats and Length of Presentation
- Talk: A talk should describe ideas or research results you have done in
relation to theory and practice in English language teaching. A talk consists of
20 minute presenter lecture and 10 minute question period.
- Panel discussion: A panel discussion provides an opportunity for three or more
presenters to speak in a more open and conversational setting with conference
attendees. It consists of 60 minute panel discussion and 30 minute audience
discussion. The number of speakers on a panel is restricted to minimum three
and maxim five.
- Poster: A poster session consists of displaying diverse charts, graphs,
illustrations, and other materials on a specific topic accompanied by
presenters' explanation to the interested individual. It allows attendees to
speak with the presenters on a one-to-one basis.

3. Presentation Equipment
Cassette players, computers including data display devices, OHP, VHS/DVD
players, or other equipment will be arranged given sufficient notice. Please
specify necessary equipment along with the proposal. Presentation equipment will
be provided free of charge.

4. Criteria for Selection
The selection of proposals is made by the Conference Committee by using the
criteria below.
It should be clear from your proposal that:
- You have something new to say or that you plan to shed new light on a topic,
- Your session is practically useful for the conference attendees,
- Your session is based on your completed study or significant phase that has
been completed,
- Your presentation is concerning English language education.

5. Notification
You will receive confirmation email upon submission. The result of selection
process will be notified by March 31, 2008. Please understand that the Conference
Committee reserves the right not to give a reason for non-inclusion papers.
Presenters selected will be asked to submit a full paper for conference
proceedings by May 31st, 2009.
Message 2: ESSLLI Workshop on Vagueness in Communication
Date: 29-Jan-2009
From: Rick Nouwen <R.W.F.Nouwenuu.nl>
Subject: ESSLLI Workshop on Vagueness in Communication
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Full Title: ESSLLI Workshop on Vagueness in Communication
Short Title: VIC09

Date: 20-Jul-2009 - 24-Jul-2009
Location: Bordeaux, France
Contact Person: Rick Nouwen
Meeting Email: rick.nouwenlet.uu.nl
Web Site: http://www.fit.fraunhofer.de/~hcschmitz/esslli2009/

Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2009

Meeting Description:

Vagueness in Communication (ViC 2009)
July 20-24, 2009

Final Call for Papers

Organized as part of the European Summer School on Logic, Language and
Information ESSLLI 2009 (http://esslli2009.labri.fr/), 20-31 July, 2009 in
Bordeaux, France

Workshop Organiser:
Nikolaus Bourbax (Manfred Krifka, Rick Nouwen, Robert van Rooij, Uli Sauerland
and Hans-Christian Schmitz)

The workshop is organised as an event of the VAAG project of the ESF Eurocore

Workshop Purpose and Topics:
Although vagueness has long since been an important topic in philosophy, logic
and linguistics, some recent advances have made the functions of vagueness in
natural language communication an exciting and timely research area. This
renewed interest has a distinct cross-disciplinary character and has spawned
many new research questions. While the classical instruments of dealing with
vagueness -- like multi-valued logics, truth value gaps or gluts, or
supervaluations -- have not been significantly extended, new approaches
investigate questions like context-sensitivtiy of vagueness (Kyburg & Moreau
2000), the sharpening of vague predicates in context (Barker 2002), and the
modeling of precision levels with expressions like 'roughly' or 'like' (Kennedy
2007). Within the study of comparatives and degree modification, moreover,
researchers are now exploring cross-linguistic aspects of vagueness (Beck et al
2004). On a more fundamental level, the question why there is vagueness to begin
with, what role vagueness serves in human communication, has been addressed. For
example, it has been argued that vagueness is an epiphenomenon of the
impossibility of complete shared knowledge about the extension of many terms
(e.g. Williamson 1994), hence a consequence of the cognitive limitations of
humans. It has been shown why this does not affect the utility of these terms in
communication (Parikh 1994). Game-theoretic methods have been employed that show
that being vague or imprecise can be beneficial for communication even if the
speaker could truthfully use more precise terms (de Jaegher 2003). Furthermore,
the important role of vagueness became evident in a number of empirical domains
beyond obvious examples such as the language of diplomacy -- for example, in
geographical terms (e.g. Bennett 2008) or in the description of measures of
economy (Qizilbash 2005). There are also initial experimental investigations
into the ways how speakers interpret vague terms (e.g., Bonini e.a. 1999).

The workshop aims to bring together researchers whose work contributes to the
broad inter-disciplinary line of inquiry outlined here. In particular, we welcome:
- papers that broaden the empirical base for the study of vagueness, be it
linguistic or otherwise;
- papers offering a synthesis of theories from different disciplines; and
- papers addressing the pragmatics of vagueness.

The workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers (including advanced PhD
students) to present and discuss their work with colleagues and researchers who
work in the broad subject of the disciplines relevant for vagueness in
communication, as represented in ESSLLI.

Submission Details:
Authors are invited to submit an anonymous, extended abstract. Submissions
should not exceed 2 pages, including references. Submissions should be in PDF
format. Please submit your abstract via the EasyChair system:
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/submission_new.cgi?c=.103147. For questions
regarding the submission procedure, contact Rick Nouwen (rnouwengmail.com). The
submissions will be reviewed by the workshop's programme committee.

Workshop Format:
The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants. It will
consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive days in the first
week of ESSLLI. There will be 2-3 slots for paper presentation and discussion
per session. On the first day the workshop organisers will give an introduction
to the topic.

Invited Speakers:
- Graeme Forbes (Boulder, Colorado)
- Ewan Klein (Edinburgh)
- Louise McNally (Barcelona)

Workshop Programme Committee:
- Graeme Forbes
- Peter Gärdenfors
- Hans Kamp
- Chris Kennedy
- Ewan Klein
- Manfred Krifka
- Manfred Kupffer
- Louise McNally
- Rick Nouwen
- Barbara Partee
- Uli Sauerland
- Hans-Christian Schmitz
- Marieke Schouwstra
- Markus Schrenk
- Robert van Rooij
- Yoad Winter
- Thomas Ede Zimmermann

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2009
Notification: April 1, 2009
Preliminary programme: April 24, 2009
ESSLLI early registration deadline: April 15, 2009
Final papers for proceedings: June 1, 2009
Final programme: June 19, 2009
Workshop dates: July 20-24, 2009

Local Arrangements:
All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to register
for ESSLLI. The registration fee for authors presenting a paper will correspond
to the early student/workshop speaker registration fee. There will be no
reimbursement for travel costs and accommodation.

Further Information about ESSLLI: http://esslli2009.labri.fr/

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