14.469, Calls: Prosody&Pragmatics/Modern Lang Association

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Subject: 14.469, Calls: Prosody&Pragmatics/Modern Lang Association

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1)
Date:  Mon, 17 Feb 2003 07:28:06 +0000
From:  awichmann at uclan.ac.uk
Subject:  North West Centre for Linguistics Conference, UK

2)
Date:  Mon, 17 Feb 2003 11:08:17 -0500 (EST)
From:  Eric S. Rabkin <esrabkin at umich.edu>
Subject:  Modern Language Association, CA USA

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

Date:  Mon, 17 Feb 2003 07:28:06 +0000
From:  awichmann at uclan.ac.uk
Subject:  North West Centre for Linguistics Conference, UK


6th North West Centre for Linguistics Conference: Prosody and
Pragmatics

Short Title: 6th NWCL Conference
Location: Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Date: 14-Nov-2003 - 16-Nov-2003
Call Deadline: 23-May-2003

Web Site: http://www.nwcl.salford.ac.uk
Contact Person: Anne Wichmann
Meeting Email: awichmann at uclan.ac.uk

Linguistic Subfield(s): Pragmatics, Phonology, Phonetics

Meeting Description:

Organised by Anne Wichmann (University of Central Lancashire) and
Diane Blakemore (University of Salford)

Invited speakers: Carlos Gussenhoven, Jill House, John Local, Deirdre
Wilson

The focus in research in prosody has recently moved from intonational
phonology to areas which interface with other domains, most notably
discourse and pragmatics. At the same time, research in pragmatics and
discourse has recognized a need to take account of prosodic
phenomena. In this way, it has become possible to identify a set of
phenomena where research in pragmatics feeds into research in prosody
and vice versa - for example, focus and information structure,
questions about processing units and the identification of an
utterance, the communication of attitudes and emotions, constraints on
implicatures.

The aim of this conference is to provide a forum in which researchers
from prosody and pragmatics can pool their research, and in this way
contribute to a fuller understanding of the role prosody plays in
pragmatic interpretation.

CALL FOR PAPERS

We invite abstracts for papers (30 mins + 10 mins
discussion). Abstracts will be chosen both for the inherent quality of
the particular prosodic/pragmatic analyses they offer and their
potential contribution to the development of the interface between
prosody and pragmatics.

A selection of papers from the conference will be published in a
Special Issue of The Journal of Pragmatics (eds. Anne Wichmann & Diane
Blakemore).

Submission of abstracts:
Abstracts must conform to the following guidelines:
_ abstracts must be sent in electronic form (Word, WP, RTF)
_ abstracts must be no longer than 1 page (A4) and typed in a Times
New Roman (12pt) font
_ abstracts must have the title of the paper centred at the top of the page
_ the author's name, affiliation and title of paper must be given on a
separate page (abstracts will be refereed anonymously)

Deadlines:

Abstracts must sent in electronic form (Word, WP, RTF) to Anne
Wichmann and Diane Blakemore at the addresses below by 23 May 2003.
You will be notified if your abstract has been accepted by 13 June 2003.
Diane Blakemore <d.blakemore at salford.ac.uk>
Anne Wichmann <awichmann at uclan.ac.uk>


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

Date:  Mon, 17 Feb 2003 11:08:17 -0500 (EST)
From:  Eric S. Rabkin <esrabkin at umich.edu>
Subject:  Modern Language Association, CA USA


CALL FOR PAPERS

Modern Language Association, 27-30 Dec 03
San Diego, California
(http://www.mla.org)

A panel sponsored by the Discussion Group on Computer Studies in
Language and Literature

Why I Do (Not) Use Digital Resources

Enormous amounts of labor, money, and creativity are expended each
year in the development of digital tools and archives for linguistic
and literary study (e.g, NVivo and The Rossetti Archive).  These
resources are typically developed by one set of people for use by
others.

At MLA sessions, one hears many reports from resource developers about
the worthy intellectual work that such development both requires and
shapes.  What one does not often hear are reports from non-developer
users of these digital resources indicating why and how the
availability of these resources enabled or shaped their work.  Is this
silence perhaps a function of the genre of MLA paper, as one would not
expect a discussion of dictionaries in most MLA papers that make some
significant use of dictionaries?  If so, this session hopes to
foreground discussion of non-developer uses of digital resources,
including treatments of the ways in which these resources influenced
both the practice and the outcomes of research.  Is this silence
perhaps a function of lack of use?  If so, this session hopes to
foreground discussion of the failure of these developments to attract
more users.  What are the impediments to use, the rewards, the
problems and possibilities of digital tools and archives?

Presentations should be 15-20 minutes.  Inquiries and/or abstracts
should be sent to via email to Eric S. Rabkin, Department of English,
University of Michigan (esrabkin at umich.edu) by 7 Mar 2003.

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