8.1710, Calls: Ling.Association, Relevance Theory

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Subject: 8.1710, Calls: Ling.Association, Relevance Theory

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Date:  Tue, 25 Nov 97 15:14:09 GMT
From:  M.Groefsema at herts.ac.uk (M.Groefsema)
Subject:  Linguistics Association of Great Britain

Date:  Tue, 25 Nov 1997 17:50:01 +0000 (GMT)
From:  Steve Nicolle <s.nicolle at mdx.ac.uk>
Subject:  Relevance Theory Workshop

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Date:  Tue, 25 Nov 97 15:14:09 GMT
From:  M.Groefsema at herts.ac.uk (M.Groefsema)
Subject:  Linguistics Association of Great Britain


                 Spring Meeting 1998: Lancaster University

                     First Circular and Call for Papers

The 1998 Spring Meeting will be held from Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 April
at Lancaster University. The Local Organiser is Julia Glass
(j.a.glass at lancaster.ac.uk).

Accommodation:  will be on campus. The conference presentations will take
place in the Faraday Building.

Travel:  The campus is easily accessible by road (the M6 runs conveniently
close to the city), and there are direct rail links between Lancaster and
London, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester and Oxford, and major cities in
Scotland.   The train journey from London takes about three and a half
hours. The campus is within 70 miles of Manchester's International Airport.

Events:  The Linguistics Association 1998 Lecture on Tuesday afternoon will
be delivered by Professor Frederick Newmeyer of the University of
Washington, and is entitled 'Formal Linguistics and Functional Explanation:
Bridging the Gap'.

Professor Newmeyer will also be participating in a Workshop entitled
'Formalism, Functionalism and Typology' on Tuesday afternoon and evening.
The workshop is organised by Bill Croft (University of Manchester); other
contributors are Anna Siewierska (University of Lancaster) and Simon Kirby
(University of Edinburgh).

There will be a Language Tutorial on Quechua, given by Pieter Muysken
(University of Amsterdam).

There will be a Wine Party on the Tuesday evening, sponsored by the
Department of Linguistics.

Enquiries about the LAGB meeting should be sent to the Meetings Secretary
(address below). Full details of the programme and a booking form will be
included in the Second Circular, to be sent out in January.

Call for Papers:  Members and potential guests are invited to offer papers
for the Meeting; abstracts are also accepted from non-members. The LAGB
welcomes submissions on any linguistics or linguistics-related topic.
Abstracts must arrive by  5 January 1998 and should be sent in the format
outlined below to the following address: Professor R. Hudson, Department of
Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London, Gower Street, London,
WC1E 6BT. Papers for the programme are selected anonymously - only the
President knows the name of the authors.

Abstracts must be presented as follows: submit SEVEN anonymous copies of
the abstract, plus ONE with name and affiliation, i.e. CAMERA-READY. The
complete abstract containing your title and your name must be no longer
than ONE A4 page (21cm x 29.5cm/8.27" x 11.69") with margins of at least
2.5cm (1") on all sides. You may use single spacing and type must be no
smaller than 12 point. Type uniformly in black and make any additions in
black. Use the best quality printer you can, since if the paper is accepted
the abstract will be photocopied and inserted directly into the collection
of abstracts sent out to participants. WRITE YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS FOR

The following layout should be considered as standard:

        (title)  Optimality and the Klingon vowel shift
        (speaker)  Clark Kent
        (institution)  Department of Astrology, Eastern Mars University

The following guidelines may be useful:

1.      Briefly state the topic of your paper.

2.      If your paper is to involve an analysis of linguistic material,
give critical examples, along with a brief indication of their critical

3.      State the relevance of your ideas to past work or to the future
development of the field. If you are taking a stand on a controversial
issue, summarise the arguments which lead you to take up this position.

The normal length for papers delivered at LAGB meetings is 25 minutes (plus
15 minutes discussion). Offers of squibs (10 minutes) or longer papers (40
minutes) will also be considered: please explain why your paper requires
less or more time than usual.

N.B. ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION DATES: These are always announced in the First
Circular for the Meeting in question. Any member who fears that they may
receive the First Circular too late to be able to submit an abstract before
the deadline specified can be assured that an abstract received by the
President by JANUARY 1 or JUNE 1 will always be considered for the next

Conference Bursaries:  There will be a maximum of 10 bursaries available to
unsalaried members of the Association (e.g. PhD students) with preference
given to those who are presenting a paper. Applications should be sent to
the President, and must be received by 2 June 1997. Please state on your
application: (a) date of joining the LAGB; (b) whether or not you are an
undergraduate or postgraduate student; (c) if a student, whether you
receive a normal grant; (d) if not a student, your employment situation.
STUDENTS WHO ARE SUBMITTING AN ABSTRACT and wish to apply for funding
should include all the above details WITH THEIR ABSTRACT.

Nominations for speakers:  Nominations are requested for future guest
speakers; all suggestions should be sent to the Honorary Secretary.

Changes of address:  Members are reminded to notify the Membership
Secretary (address below) of changes of address. An institutional address
is preferred; bulk mailing saves postage.

Committee members:

        Professor Richard Hudson, Department of Phonetics and Linguistics,
University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT. E-mail:
dick at ling.ucl.ac.uk

        Honorary Secretary
        Dr. David Adger, Dept. of Language and Linguistic Science,
University of York, Heslington, York.  YO1 5DD. E-mail:
da4 at tower.york.ac.uk.

        Membership Secretary
        Dr. Kersti Bvrjars, Department of Linguistics, University of
Manchester, MANCHESTER M13 9PL. E-mail: k.e.borjars at manchester.ac.uk

        Meetings Secretary
        Dr. Marjolein Groefsema, Dept. of Linguistics, University of
Hertfordshire, Watford Campus, Aldenham, Herts. WD2 8AT. E-mail:
m.groefsema at herts.ac.uk

        Dr. Paul Rowlett, Dept. of Modern Languages, University of Salford,
Salford M5 4WT. E-mail: p.a.rowlett at mod-lang.salford.ac.uk

        Assistant Secretary
        Dr. April McMahon, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Cambridge,
Sidgwick Avenue, CAMBRIDGE CB3 9DQ. E-mail: AMM11 at hermes.cam.ac.uk

Internet home page: The LAGB internet home page is now active at the
following address: http://clwww.essex.ac.uk/LAGB.

Electronic network: Please join the LAGB electronic network which is used
for disseminating LAGB information and for consulting members quickly. It
can be subscribed to by sending the message "add lagb" to:
listserv at postman.essex.ac.uk.

Future Meetings:

10-13 September 1998                    University of Luton.
8-10 April 1999 (dates provisional)     University of Manchester.
Autumn 1999 (provisional)               University of York.
Spring 2000 (provisional)               University College London.
Autumn 2000 (provisional)               University of Wales, Bangor.

The Meetings Secretary would very much like to receive offers of future
venues, particularly from institutions which the LAGB has not previously
visited or from places with newly established linguistics programmes.

-------------------------------- Message 2 -------------------------------

Date:  Tue, 25 Nov 1997 17:50:01 +0000 (GMT)
From:  Steve Nicolle <s.nicolle at mdx.ac.uk>
Subject:  Relevance Theory Workshop


8-10 September 1998, University of Luton, England

                  First Circular and Call for Papers

The Second Relevance Theory Workshop aims to bring together those
interested in cognitive approaches to communication, in particular
(but not exclusively) Relevance Theory. The Workshop will feature
refereed and invited papers, including a keynote address by Professor
Deirdre Wilson.

Contributions are invited for papers on the following topics:

(1) non-truth-conditional meaning;
(2) conceptual and procedural encoding;
(3) metarepresentation and interpretive use;
(4) the nature of and relation between the distinctions:
      semantics/pragmatics and explicature/implicature;
(5) critiques of Relevance Theory;
(6) any other topic dealt with from a relevance theoretic perspective
      or which has some bearing on Relevance Theory.

Papers on topics (1) - (5) will be presented in special topic panels
and should be 20 minutes long at most. Other papers will be presented
in a general session and will be allocated 40 minutes for
presentation and discussion (either 20 + 20, or 30 +10).
Complete papers will be distributed in advance of the Workshop in
order to increase the chances for useful feedback.

In order to distribute proceedings in advance, full-length papers are
invited rather than the more usual abstracts. Papers may take the
form of pre-publication drafts, and should be a MAXIMUM of 6 pages in
length, including references and a short (ten line) abstract.

Manuscripts should be typed (12 point font), single-spaced, with 1
inch (2.5 cm) margins on all sides, and NO page numbering.

THREE copies of the manuscript should be submitted, one with the
author's name and two anonymously.

Please also include the following information on a seperate sheet:
name, address (postal and email if available), affiliation, title of
paper, the topic to which your paper relates (see (1) - (6)  above),
and a contact telephone number.

Manuscripts should be submitted to:

   Dr. Steve Nicolle,
   Middlesex University,
   Trent Park,
   Bramley Road,
   London N14 4YZ,

Contributors will be informed of the status of their paper by the end
of  May 1998.

Registration forms will be included in the second circular (early

The Second Relevance Theory Workshop is scheduled to take place
immediately prior to the Autumn 1998 Meeting of the Linguistics
Association of Great Britain (10-12 September 1998, also at the
University of Luton). The LAGB Meeting features a keynote address by
Professor Dan Sperber and a workshop on experimental pragmatics.
Luton is easily accessible from London and has its own international
Conference fees for the Relevance Theory Workshop (including meals)
will be approx. 40 pounds stirling. Accommodation (including
breakfast) will be approx. 25 pounds stirling per night.

For further details, please contact Steve Nicolle at the above
address or email: s.nicolle at mdx.ac.uk

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