(fwd) Call: CSDL-4

Spike Gildea spikeg at OWLNET.RICE.EDU
Fri Feb 6 17:19:20 UTC 1998

From:   IN%"csdl-4 at learnlink.emory.edu"  5-FEB-1998 15:22:18.82
To:     IN%"tgivon at OREGON.UOREGON.EDU"
Subj:   Call:  CSDL-4

Hi Tom,
Could you forward this to the funknet list?
I'd appreciate it,

        The Fourth Conference on

        October 10-12, 1998
        Emory University
        Atlanta, Georgia

Invited speakers for theme sessions on:
--> Functional and Cognitive Approaches to the Study of First Language
        Nancy BUDWIG (Clark University)
        Michael TOMASELLO (Max Planck Inst. for Evolutionary Anthropology)
        third speaker -- TBA

-- > Grammatical Constructions:  Form and Function
        Joan BYBEE (University of New Mexico)
        Talmy GIVON (University of Oregon)
        Brian MACWHINNEY (Carnegie Mellon University)

A special poster session on
--> Discourse and Computer-Mediated Communication
will be held during the conference
sponsored by the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech).

A pre-conference symposium will be held on Friday evening, October 9, on
--> Primate Communication.
The following invited speakers will discuss the research they are
conducting at the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center of Emory
        Harold Gouzoules
        Dario Maestripieri
        Susan Savage-Rumbaugh.


We invite papers which consider functional principles of linguistic
organization, and the interaction between language and cognition.
Priority will be given to papers which examine both the cognitive and
discourse functions of linguistic phenomena.

Specific areas of inquiry at the conference will include, but not be
limited to:

      Lexical and grammatical meaning
      Conversational practice
      Form and function
      Discourse analysis
      Conceptual structure
      Iconicity in language
      Metaphor as a cognitive phenomenon
      Language change and grammaticalization
      Language acquisition
      Social interaction and grammar
      Sentence processing

We also invite abstracts for the special poster session on Discourse and
Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC).  Specific areas of inquiry at the
session will include, but not be limited to:

      CMC as a force in linguistic and cognitive change
      Specialized lexical and typographic registers of CMC
      Emergent communication norms in CMC
      Discourse analysis of CMC
      Discourse styles in the virtual classroom and virtual communities
      Continuities between CMC and other discourse genres
      Gender differences in CMC
      CMC and nonlinear thinking

ABSTRACTS for 20-minutes papers or the special-topic poster session may be
a maximum of one page.  At the top of the abstract (if by e-mail) or on a
separate page (if on paper), please include

      title of paper
      author name(s) and affiliation(s)
      topic area (from the list above or whatever seems appropriate)
      e-mail address
      paper mailing address


Abstracts must be received by March 16, 1998.


We STRONGLY prefer e-mail submissions.

Abstracts for 20-minute papers for the main session should be e-mailed in
ascii form to:  <csdl-4 at learnlink.emory.edu>.

Abstracts for the poster session on Discourse and CMC should be e-mailed
in ascii form to:  <wendy at cc.gatech.edu>.

Please use "Abstract" as your subject header. If you are submitting more
than one abstract, please e-mail each separately.

If you prefer to use regular mail, send four copies of your abstract

for the main conference                 for the poster session on
session to:                             Discourse and CMC to:

CSDL-4 Abstracts                        Poster session abstracts
Program in Linguistics                  c/o Wendy Newstetter
Callaway Center 312S                    EduTech Institute
Emory University                        Georgia Inst. of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30322, USA                  Atlanta, GA 30332-0280, USA


For more information, visit the conference web site forthcoming in
February at <http://www.emory.edu/COLLEGE/LINGUISTICS/CSDL/>.

e-mail inquiries:  csdl-4 at learnlink.emory.edu

Chair of the organizing committee:
Alan Cienki
e-mail:  lanac at emory.edu
phone:  404-727-2689

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