LSA 2011

s.t. bischoff at
Fri Oct 15 17:21:54 UTC 2010

Hi all,

I just wanted to let everyone know that there will be a symposium at this
years LSA during the  Sunday sessions entitled *Functions, Functionalism,
and Linguistics. *The relevant info is pasted below (the actual times will
be changed and Tom Givon will be presenting last at 11). Unfortunately
Martin won't be able to attend, but  Suzanne Kemmer has been kind enough to
step in and take his place. This panel actually came about as a result of a
series of discussions on this thanks to the host for making it
possible. Hope we see some of you there.  Cheers, Shannon


59 Symposium: Functions, Functionalism, and Linguistics   Room: Grand
Ballroom 3  Organizers:

Shannon T. Bischoff (Indiana University Purdue University, Fort Wayne)

Craig Hancock (University at Albany)

Carmen Jany (California State University, San Bernardino)
  9:00: Tom Givón (University of Oregon): The intellectual roots of
functionalism in linguistics  9:30: Daniel Everett (Bentley University):
Language as a cultural-cognitive tool  10:00: Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck
Insitute for Evolutionary Anthropology): Moving beyond restrictivism: Why
cross-linguistic patterns are best explained functionally  10:30: Brian
MacWhinney (Carnegie Mellon University): Where do linguistic forms come
from?  11:00: Craig Hancock (University at Albany), William Greaves (York
University, Emeritus): Systemic functional linguistics: Basic principles and
application to teaching  11:30: General discussion  12:00: Session ends

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