LINGUIST List 23.441|
Sun Jan 29 2012
Calls: Discourse Analysis, Text/Corpus Ling, Pragmatics, Typology/Sweden
Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee
New! Visit LL's Multitree project for over 1000 trees dynamically generated from scholarly hypotheses about language relationships:
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. Dylan Glynn ,
Modality, Corpus, Discourse
Message 1: Modality, Corpus, Discourse
From: Dylan Glynn <dylan.glynnenglund.lu.se>
Subject: Modality, Corpus, Discourse
E-mail this message to a friend
Full Title: Modality, Corpus, Discourse
Date: 07-Jun-2012 - 08-Jun-2012
Location: Lund, Sweden
Contact Person: Dylan Glynn
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://person2.sol.lu.se/DylanGlynn/MCD.html
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Semantics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Typology
Call Deadline: 29-Feb-2012
Modality, Corpus, Discourse
Epistemic Stance, Subjectivity, Evidentiality, Perspectivisation
7-8 June 2012
Discourse Analysis and Corpus Linguistics share a fundamental assumption - language description entails examining natural language for usage patterns. In other words, we make generalisations about how people use language. Historically, the difference has been that Discourse Analysis looked in very close detail at small samples, developing tools accordingly, and Corpus Linguistics took a more coarse grain approach to large samples, developing different analytical tools.
However, recent years have seen methodological and analytical convergence. More and more often corpus linguists are concerned with subtle semantic and pragmatic questions and more and more often discourse analysts are employing quantitative methods more typical of corpus research. This conference hopes to bring the two groups closer together, to learn from each other, on the common ground of epistemic modality.
Epistemic modality, in the broad sense, is one of the most complex linguistic phenomena. Its expression bridges and integrates lexical, morphological, syntactic, prosodic, and discursive structures in language. It is a central domain of research in Discourse Analysis and is becoming an important field in Corpus Linguistics. This conference brings together the two analytical traditions with the aims of developing usage-based methodology and explaining and describing epistemic modality.
Modality - from mental predicates and epistemic adjectives, through modal auxiliaries and infixes, grammatical voice and transitivity, to the complexities of intonation and gesticulation, crosses most traditional boundaries of language analysis. The theme of this conference is advancing methodology to better understand such complexity.
Registration fee will be 40 Euro. This will cover overheads and coffee but not lunch.
2nd Call for Papers:
Extended deadline: 29 February 2012
The study of epistemic representation in and across all languages is welcome, as well as diachronic, variationist, contrastive and typological research. Both quantitative and qualitative methods are also welcome, the only criterion being that analysis be based upon 'found' natural language and the method employed be explicitly considered.
Abstracts of 500 words in total are solicited. Each abstract must include:
- A statement of the research question or hypothesis
- An explanation of the method of analysis
- A description of the data examined
- A summary of the results/expected results
- A list of the principal references
- 3 to 5 keywords
Abstracts should be in .txt, .odt or .doc format and be anonymous.
Submission deadline is 29 February 2012.
Submissions should be made at:
Proposals for theme sessions should email ModalityCorpusDiscoursegmail.com.
Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue
Page Updated: 29-Jan-2012
While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed
on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.