LINGUIST List 7.1300

Wed Sep 18 1996

Calls: Foreign langs, Cognitive ling

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  1. Anna, Kentucky Foreign Lang Conf

Message 1: Kentucky Foreign Lang Conf

Date: Mon, 16 Sep 1996 14:27:28 EDT
From: Anna <>
Subject: Kentucky Foreign Lang Conf

The 50th annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference will be held on
April 17-19, 1997, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. The
conference will include sessions devoted to theoretical and
descriptive linguistics, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics,
including special sessions this year on theory and practice related to
English as a Second Language (ESL) and Second Language Acquisition
(SLA). If you wish to present a paper in one of these sessions, send
two copies of a one-page abstract to Anna Bosch at either of the
following addresses:

Department of English or:
1215 Patterson Tower
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0027

Please include the following information with your abstract:
Name/ Affiliation/ Address/ E-mail address/ Daytime phone/
length of paper (20 minutes or 45 minutes).

The deadline for submission of abstracts is November 22, 1996;
authors will be notified about the acceptance/rejection of their
paper in late December.

The conference program and information about registration and hotel
accomodations will be mailed to conference participants in early 1997.
If you are not submitting an abstract but wish to receive this
information, please contact Anna Bosch at the above address. To
receive advance information about the conference, subscribe to the
KFLC list by sending the one-line message

 sub KFLC-L <your name>
to the following address:
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Date: Tue, 17 Sep 1996 00:23:59 +0200
From: ICLC'97 Local Organizers <>

 Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, July 14 - 19, 1997


The 1997 conference of the International Cognitive Linguistics
Association (ICLA) will be hosted by the Faculteit der Letteren of
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The deadline for abstracts is November
15, 1996 (address below). We are planning to provide up-to-date
information about this conference at
(after October 1, 1996).

Conference topics include:
 - structural characteristics of natural language categorization (such
 as prototypicality, metaphor, mental imagery, and cognitive models)
 - the functional principles of linguistic organization (such as
 iconicity and naturalness)
 - the interrelatedness syntax and semantics
 - the experiential and pragmatic background of language-in-use
 (including discourse analysis and conversation analysis)
 - the relationship between language and thought

Invited Speakers:
 Melissa Bowerman (MPI Nijmegen) George Lakoff (UCB)
 William Croft (Manchester Univ.) Ron Langacker (UCSD)
 Gilles Fauconnier (UCSD) Stephen Levinson (MPI Nijmegen)(tbc)
 Dirk Geeraerts (Univ. of Leuven) Eve Sweetser (UCB)
 Peter Harder (Univ. of Copenhagen) Len Talmy (SUNY Buffalo)


Note: Theme session organizers' addresses are included only if there
 is still some room for additional presenters/discussants. Please
 contact those organizers directly for further information.

FRIDAY, July 18 (afternoon):
On the place of metaphors in cognitive and cultural models
 (organizer: Alan Cienki, Emory University)
Lexical and grammatical classification: same or different?
 (organizers: Ellen Contini-Morava, University of Virginia, and
 Yishai Tobin, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
Complementation: Interface of Cognitive, Functional and Typological
 (organizer: Kaoru Horie, Tohoku University;, fax: +81-22-217-7842)
Computer Models in Cognitive Linguistics (organizer: David Powers, The
 Flinders University of South Australia;

SATURDAY, July 19 (morning):
"Cultural scripts" and "explications" as conceptual instruments in
 foreign language learning (organizer: Rene Dirven, Duisburg U;; fax: +32-15-414455)
Courting the Other: Cognitive Approaches to Literary texts
 (organizer: Margaret H. Freeman, Los Angeles Valley College;; fax: +1-310-455-3686)
Storage versus computation of polysemous meanings
 (organizers: David Tuggy, Summer Institute of Linguistics, and
 Theo Janssen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam; contact:
Cognitive linguistic approaches to signed language research
 (organizer: Sherman Wilcox, University of New Mexico;, fax: +1-505-277-6355)

SATURDAY, July 19 (afternoon):
Metonymy as a conceptual motivation of metaphorical mappings
 (organizer: Antonio Barcelona Sanchez, University of Murcia;; on leave at Cambridge University 9/15/96-1/25/97:
 fax +44-1223-335062)
Cognitive Linguistic Relativity: On the Centenary of Benjamin Whorf's
 Birth (organizer: Caitlin Hines, San Francisco State University;
The linguistic realization of causality (organizers: Ted Sanders and
 Arie Verhagen, Utrecht University; contact:;
 fax: +31-30-253-6000)
The psychological status of semantic networks (organizers: Dominiek
 Sandra and Hubert Cuyckens, University of Antwerp, and Sally Rice,
 University of Alberta at Edmonton; contact:;
 fax: +32-3-220-4420)

** Special Interest Group Meeting ** (Monday, July 14)

Pedagogy: Cognitive Linguistics in the Curriculum (organizer: Lewis
Sego, Indiana State University,; fax:


Abstracts are solicited for 20-min oral presentations to be presented
in parallel sessions, and for poster presentations. Each proposal will
be reviewed anonymously by two members of a large international panel.
Notifications of the Organizing Committee's decisions will be sent out
by February 15, 1997.

As this is the first time ICLC is admitting posters, some explanation
may be in order:

Poster sessions have been gaining increased popularity at a variety of
conferences. They allow conference participants to choose how much
time and attention they allocate to each presentation, varying from a
short glance to thorough reading and intensive interaction with the
presenters; more simultaneous presentations can be accommodated,
allowing a larger number of high-quality abstracts to be accepted;
finally, if posters are allowed to stay up for an extended period of
time, even participants who miss the discussion period have a good
chance of still seeing them (and picking up handouts the presenters
may provide).

The poster sessions will be located in a spacious transitional area
near the book exhibit and cafeteria. A maximum of about 20 to 30
posters will stay up for at least one whole day (longer if very few
posters are accepted), and authors will be expected to be available
for discussion of their poster for a one-hour period during which no
other sessions will be scheduled.

Nota bene: The abstracts for posters will undergo the same reviewing
procedure as those submitted for oral presentations. The abstracts of
accepted posters will be included in the abstracts volume. Papers
based on oral presentations or posters will be equally eligible for
publication in the conference proceedings; all submissions for those
volumes will undergo the same reviewing process.


Please submit by November 15, 1996 an abstract containing the
following information:

 - author name(s) and affiliation(s)
 - address information (incl. fax and email)
 - title of presentation
 - preferred format (oral presentation or poster)
 - three to five keywords
 - a 500-word summary (about one page) specifying research
 question(s), approach/method/data, and (expected) results

Electronic submission (to instead of or in addition
to hardcopy is strongly encouraged. Acceptable formats are:

 - plain ASCII text
 - ASCII text with minimal html coding + fax/hardcopy of formatted 
 - WordPerfect (any version between 4.2 and 6.1)
 - Word 6.0

The organizers reserve the right to reformat accepted abstracts for
publication on the www and in the conference program. Any potentially
distorting changes will be cleared with the authors.

Submissions by hardcopy only: Send one high-quality print (definitely
no more than one page; font no smaller than 11pt) including your name
and affiliation, the title, and the abstract (do not center name or
title; do not include a header "Abstract"), three copies of an
anonymous abstract, and a separate sheet for the other requested

Registration forms and hotel reservation forms will be available at
our www-site and via ftp after November 1, 1996 and will be
distributed to participants and mailing lists after February 15, 1997.

Organizing Committee:
 Theo Janssen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, chair)
 Gisela Redeker (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, secretary)
 Ad Foolen (Nijmegen University)
 Ton Goeman (Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen, Amsterdam)
 Frederike van der Leek (University of Amsterdam)
 Fons Moerdijk (Instituut voor Nederlandse Lexicologie, Leyden)
 Wilbert Spooren (Tilburg University)
 Arie Verhagen (Utrecht University)
 Marjolijn Verspoor (Groningen University)

 ICLC'97 (Theo Janssen / Gisela Redeker)
 Faculteit der Letteren, Vrije Universiteit
 De Boelelaan 1105, NL-1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
 fax: +31-20-4446500

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