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LINGUIST List 20.3976

Thu Nov 19 2009

Calls: Pragmatics, Typology/Taiwan

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        1.    Naihsin Li, Workshop on Pragmatic Markers in Asian Languages

Message 1: Workshop on Pragmatic Markers in Asian Languages
Date: 19-Nov-2009
From: Naihsin Li <cldc2010ntu.edu.tw>
Subject: Workshop on Pragmatic Markers in Asian Languages
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Full Title: Workshop on Pragmatic Markers in Asian Languages

Date: 30-Apr-2010 - 30-Apr-2010
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Contact Person: Naihsin Li
Meeting Email: cldc2010ntu.edu.tw
Web Site: http://homepage.ntu.edu.tw/~cldc2010/workshop.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Typology

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2010

Meeting Description:

Workshop on Pragmatic Markers in Asian Languages
A pre-conference workshop of The 4th Conference on Language, Discourse and Cognition
April 30, 2010

Call for Papers

There has been much work on pragmatic markers over the years, not only in
Indo-European languages, but also in a number of Asian languages, in particular
Japanese (e.g. Fujii 2000; Matsui 2000; Suzuki 2000; Onodera 2002). However,
more work need to be done to include a wider range of languages spoken within
the Asian continent and the islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Previous
works have often focused on sentence final particles and sentence-initial
discourse markers (e.g. Wu 2003), yet languages have various other pragmatic
marking strategies as well (e.g. Englebretson 2003, 2007), including the use of
stand-alone nominalization constructions to express mirativity or speaker
surprise and unexpectedness (e.g. DeLancey 1997; Noonan 1997; Grunow-HÃ¥rsta, in
press; Kaufman, in press). More work need to be done to identify under-reported
strategies by which languages convey speaker stance such as mood, attitude, and
perspective. Some recent works have focused on evidentials, particularly in
Tibeto-Burman languages (see the special issue on evidentiality guest-edited by
Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald in Linguistics of the Tibeto-Burman Area, volume 30,
issue 2). A number of recent works have further focused on finer calibrations of
stance that have evolved from inherent distinctions within the deictic system of
individual languages (e.g. Abui; see Kratochvil, in press); more work is needed
to identify how robust such calibrated systems might be. Many more interesting
questions remain to be investigated.

To this end, we invite abstracts on original topics dealing with pragmatic
markers in any Asian language. Possible topics include but are not restricted to:
- analyses of epistemic, evidential and attitudinal markers of individual languages
- comparisons of pragmatic markers across different languages
- typology of epistemic/evidential systems within specific language families
- interactional analysis of pragmatic markers in narratives, colloquial
conversations, as well as more formal public and workplace discourse
- diachronic development or grammaticalization of pragmatic markers
- anthropological studies of pragmatic markers in less studied languages

Form of Presentation:
Each paper will be allotted thirty minutes (20 minutes for presentation plus 10
minutes for discussion).

Submission Guidelines:
- Abstracts need to be written in English with a maximum of 500 words (excluding
references). They should be written in 12-point font with 1" margins on A4-size
- Submissions are limited to one abstract per person, as either single or joint
- In the case of joint authorship, please designate only one e-mail address for
communication with Pragmatic Markers in Asian Languages 2010.
- Please do not include any information in your abstract which may reveal your
identity, as the review process will be conducted anonymously.
- Kindly note that in the event there is an overflow of high quality abstract
submissions, we will include these in the Conference on Language, Discourse and
Cognition (CLDC-2010), which immediately follows the workshop; please also refer
to the CDLC-2010 call for papers for details of this conference.
- Please save the file as a Word file and PDF file under your last name (e.g.
Smith.doc and Smith.pdf)
- The main text of your abstract should be sent as attached files in both Word
and PDF formats.
- Please send your submission for paper presentation to the following email
address, in the following manner:
To: cldc2010ntu.edu.tw
Subject: [Name of the author] abstract submission for Pragmatic Markers in
Asian Languages 2010

In the main text of your email, please include the following information:
1. Title of paper
2. Name(s) of author(s)
3. Affiliation(s) of author(s)
4. Mailing address for contact person
5. Telephone/fax number for contact person
6. keywords (about 5 words)

Deadline for abstract submission: February 15, 2010
Notification of acceptance will be made by March 31, 2010.

Language in Conference: English

Important Deadlines:
Submission of abstracts: February 15, 2010
Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2010
Deadline for early registration: April 15, 2010

Workshop Discussants:
Elizabeth Traugott (Stanford University)
Chinfa Lien (National Tsing Hua University)
Others to be confirmed

Organizing Committee
Wen-yu CHIANG: wychiangntu.edu.tw
I-wen SU: iwensuntu.edu.tw
Foong Ha YAP: egyapfhpolyu.edu.hk
Coordinating Students
Naihsin LI: cldc2010ntu.edu.tw
Hsin-Yi LIN: cldc2010ntu.edu.tw

Contact Information:
If you have any further questions, please contact Ms. Li or Ms. Lin at
cldc2010ntu.edu.tw, or any of the committee members.
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