14.559, Calls: Lang & Gender Research/Role & Reference Grammar

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-14-559. Tue Feb 25 2003. ISSN: 1068-4875.

Subject: 14.559, Calls: Lang & Gender Research/Role & Reference Grammar

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Date:  Tue, 25 Feb 2003 12:17:15 +0000
From:  mhenderson at tulanealumni.net
Subject:  Language and Gender Research

Date:  Fri, 21 Feb 2003 13:49:39 -0500
From:  vanvalin <vanvalin at acsu.buffalo.edu>
Subject:  Role and Reference Grammar

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

Date:  Tue, 25 Feb 2003 12:17:15 +0000
From:  mhenderson at tulanealumni.net
Subject:  Language and Gender Research

Perception and Realization in Language and Gender Research

Location: East Lansing, MI, United States of America
Date: 19-Jul-2003 - 20-Jul-2003
Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2003

Web Site:

Contact Person: Mara Henderson
Meeting Email: mhenderson at tulanealumni.net
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

A conference to promote international dialogue on perception and
realization in language and gender research will be held during the
intersession of the 2003 Linguistic Society of America Institute at
Michigan State University. The conference will bring together scholars
from around the world to address the question: How is the relationship
between language and gender perceived and realized, both by speakers
and by researchers themselves?

Over the past decade, the related issues of perception and realization
have become increasingly central in language and gender
research. Concerns with the nature of gender differences in language
use have been largely replaced with newer, and still emergent,
research questions about how people perceive some linguistic features
to be associated with gender and how such associations are realized in
specific contexts of language use. These questions include: How can we
assert with confidence that a linguistic phenomenon is associated with
gender? How and when are gender identities salient? To what extent do
perceptions of gendered language use correspond to linguistic
manifestations of gender identity?  The conference seeks to address
these new, central issues in the field by fostering dialogue among
international representatives of various theoretical, methodological,
and disciplinary perspectives.

Invited Speakers

Barbara Horvath (University of Sydney)
Celia Kitzinger (University of York)
Helga Kotthoff (Pädgogische Hochschule Freiburg)
Joan Pujolar Cos (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
Margaret Wetherell (The Open University)

Workshops (working titles)

Conceptualizing the Community in the Study of Language, Gender, and
Rusty Barrett (University of Michigan)

Ethnographic Methods in Language and Gender Research
Lanita Jacobs-Huey (University of Southern California)

Teaching Language and Gender
Shari Kendall (Texas A&M University)

Critical Discourse Analysis Meets Conversation Analysis
Yumiko Ohara (Tokai International College, Honolulu)

Taking Language and Gender Research Beyond the Academy
Maria Stubbe (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

New Variationist Approaches to Language and Gender
Qing Zhang (University of Texas, Austin)

In order to encourage in-depth interaction between presenters and
audience members and to enable the widest possible range of
participants and topics, all submitted presentations will be presented
in poster format. Although posters are not yet widely used in
presenting language and gender research, they have many advantages
over traditional oral presentations:

* Posters encourage longer and more meaningful interaction between
presenters and audience members
* Posters enable audience members to assimilate larger amounts of
information than can be communicated orally
* Posters allow the presenter to present information in multiple
formats simultaneously
* Posters allow the presenter to easily distribute supplemental
* Posters encourage participation from scholars who may feel less
comfortable with oral presentations

Detailed guidelines and recommendations for poster presentations can
be found at the conference website or can be requested by email from
any of the conference organizers. Posters must follow conference

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract submissions must include the following information for each
presentation author:

1. Name
2. Department
3. Institutional affiliation
4. Email address
5. Mailing address
6. Poster title
7. Abstract of no more than 250 words
8. Equipment requests: TV/VCR, CD/cassette player (please request only
what you are sure you need; contact an organizer if you have other

No more than one individually authored presentation and one coauthored
presentation may be submitted by the same person. Poster authors
should plan to attend the conference; posters by authors not in
attendance normally will not be displayed. (Coauthored posters may be
presented if at least one author is in attendance.)

Abstracts should be submitted electronically to both conference
organizers. If online submission is not possible, notify one of the
organizers well before the deadline to make other arrangements.

Presenters should plan to bring 25 copies of the paper on which the
poster is based to distribute to interested conference
participants. The text of invited talks, workshop materials, and
papers related to poster presentations will be posted on the
conference website after the conference.

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

Date:  Fri, 21 Feb 2003 13:49:39 -0500
From:  vanvalin <vanvalin at acsu.buffalo.edu>
Subject:  Role and Reference Grammar

Second Announcement

The 2003 International Course and Conference on Role and Reference
Grammar: Exploring the interfaces among meaning, function and
morphosyntactic form

São Paulo State University at São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
14-20th July 2003

The organizing committee for RRG2003 consists of Robert Van Valin
(University at Buffalo), Dan Everett (University of Manchester),
Roberto Gomes Camacho (São Paulo State University), Marize
M. Dall'Aglio Hattnher.  (São Paulo State University), Ricardo
Mairal (UNED, Madrid) and Toshio Ohori (Tokyo University).

Event Programme
A four-day international course will be followed by a three-day
international conference. The course will include lecture sessions at
three levels: introductory, post-graduate and
specialized. Introductory sessions will present 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.  There
will also be a workshop on Amazonian languages headed by Daniel
Everett on July 18-20 as part of the conference.  The title is
'Autochthonous languages in Brazil and syntactic theory: functional
and formal considerations'.  Contact Daniel Everett
(Dan.Everett at man.ac.uk) for more details.

Teaching and Discussion Topics
RRG2003 will deal with issues in linguistic theory related to the
theory of RRG as presented in Van Valin and LaPolla 1997: Syntax:
structure, meaning & function, Cambridge University Press.  Special
attention will be paid to the further elaboration of RRG in areas like
morphology, information structure, and lexical semantics.

Parallel Session on FG
During the conference, there will be a parallel session on FG. 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 course and conference include Anna Siewierska
(Lancaster University), Balthasar Bickel (University of Leipzig), Dan
Everett (University of Manchester), Robert Van Valin (University at

The deadline for the submission of abstracts of papers and workshops
is March 31, 2003.  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 forty-five minutes,
followed by another fifteen minutes of discussion. The selection of
papers for presentation will be communicated by April 30, 2003.

Conference/Course Fee:
Registration fee is US$50.00 for the course and $50.00 for the
conference.  Non-Brazilian participants will pay the registration fee
in the first day of the event. For Brazilian participants, the
registration fee is R$50,00 for the course and R$50,00 for the
conference, before April 30, 2003. After April 30, an additional
R$10,00 will be charged: R$60,00 for the course and R$60,00 for the
conference.  The difference of fees is due to a partial grant by the
Government for all Brazilian participants.  The fee will include
conference facilities and materials, as well as coffee, refreshments
and snacks.

Further information
UNESP (Universidade Estadual Paulista) is one of the three public
universities in the State of Sao Paulo. It is a multi campus
university spread all over the State of Sao Paulo. Sao Jose do Rio
Preto is a 350,000 inhabitant city, located 450km from the city of Sao
Paulo. International flights from all over the world arrive at
Guarulhos International Airport in Sao Paulo and passengers usually
take another 45 minute flight to Sao Jose do Rio Preto. It is also
possible to take a bus (4 and a half hour trip).  Although July and
even August are winter months in Brazil, average temperatures easily
reach the 80s at noon. Nights are nicely cool. We are far from the
seashore, but tours to Rio de Janeiro and Bahia can be easily (and
cheaply) arranged for either before or after the RRG Conference.

Discover Tours (discover at riopreto.com.br) is the Official Congress
Agency, responsible for hotel reservation, national and international
flights, as well as suggestion and selling of tourism programs in
Brazil for Congress members. Below we present accommodation options
suggested by the Congress Organization, with special prices. Other
options will be offered in the web page of the RRG2003. Reservation
should be done through Discover Tours.

Plaza Inn Nacional:
Standard: single (R$42.00), double (R$55.00)
De Luxe: single (R$66.00), double (R$72.00)
Suite: double (R$120,00)
(US$1 approx. R$3.60)

A web page is under construction at the moment. Further information on
RRG2003, including a detailed programme, accommodation information,
payment, social events, etc., will be enclosed in subsequent
announcements.  Anyone interested in receiving further information
should send a message to the e-mail address for RRG2003:
RRG2003 at ibilce.unesp.br

A pre-registration form is enclosed. Please, send it by e-mail if you
intend to participate in the course, the conference or both.

 Pre-registration form

 Last name:
 First name:
 E-mail address:
 Do you intend to attend the course?
 Do you intend to participate in the conference?
 Do you intend to present a paper?
 Do you intend to present a workshop?

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