Call for papers: Columbia School Conference
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CALL FOR PAPERS
7th International Columbia School Conference
on the Interaction of
Linguistic Form and Meaning with Human Behavior
February 16-18, 2002
New York, New York
University of New Mexico
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
City University of New York
Papers are invited on any aspect of linguistic analysis in which the
postulation of meaningful signals plays a central role in explaining the
distribution of linguistic forms.
The Columbia School is a group of linguists developing the theoretical
framework originally established by the late William Diver. Language is seen
as a symbolic tool whose structure is shaped both by its communicative
function and by the characteristics of its human users. Grammatical analyses
account for the distribution of linguistic forms as an interaction between
linguistic meaning and pragmatic and functional factors such as inference,
ease of processing, and iconicity. Phonological analyses explain the
syntagmatic and paradigmatic distribution of phonological units within
signals, also drawing on both communicative function and human physiological
and psychological characteristics.
• 3 copies of a one-page anonymous abstract (optional second page for
references, examples, tables, etc.) to the address below.
• A 3x5 inch index card with the following information:
- Title of paper
- Author's name and affiliation
- Address, phone, e-mail, for notification
E-mailed abstracts should include all the above information, which will be
deleted before the abstracts are reviewed.
Address for hard-copy abstracts and other correspondence:
Professor Radmila Gorup
Department of Slavic Languages
New York, NY 10027
Address for e-mailed abstracts:
Professor Joseph Davis, City College of New York: jsphdvs at yahoo.com
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS: 28 SEPTEMBER 2001
The language of the conference is English. Papers delivered in languages
other than English will be considered.
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Sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages
The support of
The Columbia School Linguistic Society
is gratefully acknowledged
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Selected Columbia School bibliography:
Contini-Morava, Ellen, and Barbara Sussman Goldberg. 1995. Meaning as
Explanation: Advances in Linguistic Sign Theory. Berlin: Mouton de
Contini-Morava, Ellen, and Yishai Tobin. 2000. Between Grammar and Lexicon.
Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (Selections.)
Huffman, Alan. 1997. The Categories of Grammar: French lui and le.
Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Reid, Wallis. 1991. Verb and Noun Number in English: A Functional
Explanation. London: Longman.
Tobin, Yishai. 1997. Phonology as Human Behavior: Theoretical Implications
and Clinical Applications. Durham: Duke U Press.
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