First announcement: 2002 International Course and Conference on Role and Reference Grammar

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First announcement

The 2002 International Course and Conference on Role and Reference

New Topics in Functional Linguistics: The Cognitive and Discoursive
Dimension of Morphology, Syntax and Semantics

University of La Rioja, Spain

22-28th July 2002

The organizing committee for RRG2002 consists of Francisco Cortés
(Universidad de La Laguna), Kees Hengeveld (University of Amsterdam),
Ricardo Mairal (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia), Javier
Martín Arista (Universidad de La Rioja), Dan Everett (University of
Manchester), and Robert Van Valin (University at Buffalo).

Event Programme
A five-day international course consisting of about fourty hours will be
followed by a two-day international conference. The course will include
lecture sessions at three levels: pre-graduate (about one hour and a half
per day), post-graduate (about three hours per day) and specialized
(about four hours per day). Pre-graduate sessions will introduce the
basics of the main topic of the day; post-graduate sessions will provide
a detailed account of functional models, including RRG and Functional
Grammar; and specialized sessions will deal with advanced topics in RRG.
The conference will stage papers, workshops and plenary sessions.

Teaching and Discussion Topics
RRG2002 will deal with functional linguistics (including semantics,
syntax and morphology) in its wider discoursive and cognitive settings.
Papers, workshops and plenary sessions are expected to contribute to the
theory of RRG as rendered in Van Valin and LaPolla 1997: Syntax.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Special attention will be paid to
the further elaboration of RRG in areas like morphology, language
acquisition, diachrony and lexical semantics.

Parallel Session on FG
The organizers would be very pleased to run a parallel session on FG
during the conference, provided that there are enough proposals of
contribution from the FG community. Papers should be devoted to the
elaboration of the theory of FG as set out in Dik 1997:  The Theory of
Functional Grammar. 2 Vols. Edited by Kees Hengeveld. Berlin: Mouton de
Gruyter. Workshops may bear on points of convergence and divergence
between the two functional models.

Invited Speakers
Speakers invited to the conference include Christopher Butler (University
of Swansea), Dan Everett (University of Manchester), Kees Hengeveld
(University of Amsterdam), Beth Levin (Stanford University), Ricardo
Mairal (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia), Jan Nuyts
(University of Antwerp) and Robert Van Valin (University at Buffalo). The
course lectures will be delivered by Dan Everett, Kees Hengeveld, Ricardo
Mairal, Jan Nuyts and Robert Van Valin.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts of papers and workshops is
February 1, 2002. Abstracts should be no longer than three hundred words,
including references. The language of the conference will be English.
Papers will last twenty minutes, followed by another ten minutes of
discussion. Workshops will last fourty-five minutes, followed by another
fifteen minutes of discussion. The selection of papers for presentation
will have been communicated by March 15, 2002.

Conference/course Fee
Before April 15, 2002, the registration fee is 200 Euros for the course
and 200 for the conference. The fee for both events is 300 Euros. After
April 15, 2002, an additional 50 Euros will be charged: 250 Euros for the
course and the conference, and 350 Euros for both events. The fee will
include conference facilities and materials, as well as coffee,
refreshments and lunches.

Further information
A web page is under construction at the moment.
Further information on RRG2002, including a detailed programme,
accomodation information, payment, social events, etc., will be enclosed
with subsequent announcements. Such announcements will be sent to the RRG
discussion list and to the FG discusion list. Anyone who has not
suscribed  and is interested in receiving further information should send
a message to the e-mail address for RRG2002: rrg2002 at

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