14.342, Calls: Academic Discourse/Creole Speakers

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-14-342. Mon Feb 3 2003. ISSN: 1068-4875.

Subject: 14.342, Calls: Academic Discourse/Creole Speakers

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1)
Date:  Sun, 02 Feb 2003 17:19:31 +0000
From:  mbondi at unimo.it
Subject:  Evaluation in Academic Discourse, Italy

2)
Date:  Thu, 30 Jan 2003 07:41:10 +0000
From:  j.arends at hum.uva.nl
Subject:  Country of Origin of Creole Speaking Asylum Seekers, HI USA

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

Date:  Sun, 02 Feb 2003 17:19:31 +0000
From:  mbondi at unimo.it
Subject:  Evaluation in Academic Discourse, Italy


Evaluation in Academic Discourse

Location: Siena - Certosa di pontignano, Italy

Date: 14-Jun-2003 - 16-Jun-2003
Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2003

Contact Person: Marina Bondi
Meeting Email: mbondi at unimo.it
Linguistic Subfield(s):
Text/Corpus Linguistics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis


Meeting Description:
Possible conference themes are:

-The role of specialised corpora in research on academic discourse
-Evaluation and metadiscourse
-Variation according to discipline, genre, audience and culture
-Evaluation and discourse structure
-Evaluation according to register
-Implicitness and explicitness in evaluation
-Evaluation, discourse community and interaction
-Evaluation across time and space

There will be three sessions dealing with the following aspects of
evaluation in academic discourse:

-Written academic discourse
-Diachronic perspectives on academic discourse
-Spoken academic discourse

Call for Papers

Conference  1st circular

The research group comprising researchers from the universities of
Modena, Siena, Florence, and Lecce invites submission of papers for
the forthcoming conference on Evaluation in Academic Discourse.

The conference will be held in the 14th century monastery, the Certosa
di Pontignano, situated a few kilometres outside of Siena in the
Chianti hills. This is an idyllic setting for a conference, eminently
suitable for reflection and the exchange of ideas. The Certosa is
surrounded by wonderful walking country - vineyards and olive groves -
and in fact produces its own wine and oil. Information on the history,
location etc. of the conference venue can be found on the website
http://www.unisi.it/servizi/certosa/.

Each half-day session will be preceded by an invited 40-minute Plenary
and concluded by a-30 minute paper by a Guest Speaker. After each
plenary a discussant will raise questions to stimulate reflection on
issues emerging from the paper. Other speakers will be given a 20
minute slot for their papers. There will also be the possibility of
presenting a poster and a slot on the morning of the 16th will be
dedicated to this purpose. The final session will be organised in the
form of a round table. Participants and invited speakers will discuss
theoretical and methodological issues which emerge from the papers
presented in the previous sessions.  Speakers who have accepted to
join us include Ken Hyland, John Swales, Ellen Valle, Paul Drew, Susan
Hunston, Karin Aimer, Anna Mauranen, Wolfgang Teubert and John
Sinclair.  The required format for submissions is an abstract of
800/1000 words outlining the main thrust and conclusions of the
paper. The deadline for submissions is 28.2.2003. The outcome of
submissions will be notified by 20.3.2003. The final draft must be
sent to the discussant by May 15th, 2003. Submissions should indicate
the author's full name, affiliation, address, phone number
(for urgent contacts only), fax number and of course e-mail
address. If possible, abstracts should be in ms/word format and sent
as an attachment to mbondi at unimo.it. Submissions can also take the
form of a poster proposal. Potential speakers should indicate if they
are willing to present a poster if there is insufficient time for all
the papers.

The selection committee includes:
Laurie Anderson (University of Siena)
Julia Bamford (University of Rome  La Sapienza)
Marina Bondi (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia)
Gabriella Del Lungo (University of Florence)
Elena Tognini Bonelli (University of Lecce)

Dates to remember

28th February 2003        	Deadline for abstract submission
20th March  2003	     	Notification of outcome of submission
15 May 2003		     	Deadline for sending final draft to discussant
14th-16th June 2003	        Conference


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

Date:  Thu, 30 Jan 2003 07:41:10 +0000
From:  j.arends at hum.uva.nl
Subject:  Country of Origin of Creole Speaking Asylum Seekers, HI USA

Assessing the Country of Origin of Creole Speaking Asylum Seekers

Location: Honolulu, HI, United States of America
Date: 16-Aug-2003 - 16-Aug-2003

Contact Person: Jacques Arends
Meeting Email: j.arends at hum.uva.nl
Linguistic Subfield(s): Sociolinguistics

This is a session of the following conference:
Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics 2003


Meeting Description:

Special panel on the use of language analysis in assessing asylum
applications made by speakers of pidgin and creole languages. A
special panel at SPCL's (Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics)
Hawaii conference (8/14-17/03)is being considered, devoted to the role
of language analysis in assessing asylum applications made by speakers
of pidgin and creole languages. In several European countries (for
example The Netherlands), such analyses are often made by
non-linguists, a practice which has led to misidentification in a
number of cases. A typical case would be a speaker of Sierra Leone
Krio who, being misidentified as a speaker of Nigerian Pidgin
English, will be refused asylum in the Netherlands and sent to Nigeria
(Nigeria is considered a safe country while Sierra Leone is
not).

Anyone who would be interested in participating in this panel is
invited to reply to Jacques Arends at: j.arends at hum.uva.nl

Jacques Arends
Dept of Linguistics
University of Amsterdam
Spuistraat 210 1012
VT Amsterdam
The Netherlands
email: j.arends at hum.uva.nl phone: +31 20 525 3849
fax: +31 20 525 3021

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