(fwd) Call: CSDL-4
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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The Fourth Conference on
CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURE, DISCOURSE, AND LANGUAGE
October 10-12, 1998
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
WHAT TO SUBMIT
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
Lexical and grammatical meaning
Form and function
Iconicity in language
Metaphor as a cognitive phenomenon
Language change and grammaticalization
Social interaction and grammar
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)
paper mailing address
Abstracts must be received by March 16, 1998.
WHERE TO SUBMIT:
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:
e-mail: lanac at emory.edu
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