19.1830, Calls: Syntax,Semantics,Phonology,Morphology/Germany; Applied Ling/UK

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Subject: 19.1830, Calls: Syntax,Semantics,Phonology,Morphology/Germany; Applied Ling/UK

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1)
Date: 09-Jun-2008
From: Eric Fuss < fuss at lingua.uni-frankfurt.de >
Subject: Workshop on 'Repairs' (Session of DGfS 2009) 

2)
Date: 08-Jun-2008
From: Andrea Revesz < a.revesz at lancaster.ac.uk >
Subject: 3rd Intl Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching

 

	
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Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2008 09:54:42
From: Eric Fuss [fuss at lingua.uni-frankfurt.de]
Subject: Workshop on 'Repairs' (Session of DGfS 2009)
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Full Title: Workshop on 'Repairs' (Session of DGfS 2009) 
Short Title: DGfS 2009 

Date: 04-Mar-2009 - 06-Mar-2009
Location: Osnabrueck, Germany 
Contact Person: Patrick Brandt
Meeting Email: pbrandt at uni-koeln.de
Web Site: 

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Phonology; Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax 

Call Deadline: 01-Aug-2008 

Meeting Description:

This workshop is part of the 31st Annual Meeting of the German Linguistics
Society (DGfS 2009), hosted by the University of Osnabrueck/Germany. It is
co-organized by Patrick Brandt (University of Cologne) and Eric Fuss (University
of Frankfurt) and will explore repair phenomena at the interface(s) between
syntax and other components of grammar. 

Call for Papers

Workshop on ''Repairs''

This workshop is part of the 31st Annual Meeting of the German Linguistics
Society (DGfS 2009). It is co-organized by Patrick Brandt (University of
Cologne) and Eric Fuss (University of Frankfurt) and will explore repair
phenomena at the interface between syntax and other components of grammar.

We are pleased to announce Marcel den Dikken (NYU) as invited speaker.
 
It is a leading hypothesis in recent work on linguistic interfaces that grammar
is an optimal solution to conditions imposed by other cognitive systems (Chomsky
1995, 2001). It is assumed that the operations performed by the computational
system of language reduce to the bare minimum required to interpret hierarchical
syntactic structures in terms of sound and meaning. At the same time, it is
well-known that syntactic structures may be unfit for straightforward
interpretation. For example, elements often seem to be semantically interpreted
in positions different from their surface position (e.g., scope of quantifiers
(QR) and negation). At the sound end, hierarchical syntactic structures must be
converted into linearly ordered phonological exponents in order to be
interpretable at the serial interface to the articulatory-perceptual system.
This process may modify the constituent structure derived in syntax, cf.
analyses of 'affix-hopping'/'do-support' in English, or, more generally, clitic
placement (see Chomsky 1957, Bobaljik 1995, Lasnik 2000 on the former, and
Wackernagel 1892, Bonet 1991, Halpern 1992, Embick & Noyer 2001 on the latter).
While such 'repairs' of the syntactic output are usually viewed as imperfections
of the grammar, the workshop wants to turn around the perspective and look at
repairs as a device that is routinely and virtuously employed by the grammar to
economically code interpretations the transparent expression of which would be
tedious, unfeasible or even impossible. Adopting, e.g., ideas of C.S. Peirce
(cf. also Horn 1989: chapter 5), unexpected modal or generic interpretations
might be repairs of logical conflicts (specifically, circumventing the law of
contradiction and the law of the excluded middle, respectively); in
Antecedent-Contained-Deletion (Sag 1976, May 1985), QR (at LF) and Ellipsis (at
PF) seem to furnish interpretations that are difficult or even impossible to
express transparently. Recent approaches to structure-building in syntax take a
repair perspective on locality phenomena as such (Heck & Mueller 2000, den
Dikken 2006, 2007). Specific questions include, but are not limited to, the
following:
 
- Where do repair mechanisms appear to provide 'shortcuts' - or even necessary
conditions - to particular interpretations?

- Where exactly do specific repairs happen - e.g., is there true repair in the
semantics, or can pragmatics do all the required work?

- Are there grammaticalization paths that involve a 'repair stage' which gets
hard-wired? 

The workshop is of interest for researchers working on linguistic interfaces. We
are looking forward to applications that provide formally explicit analyses of
particular interface phenomena in terms of repair.

Submission:
Abstracts should be sent by e-mail to the following address: 

pbrandt at uni-koeln.de

The e-mail should use the subject header ''Abstract DGfS 2009'' 

Abstract guidelines:
The abstract should be attached as a PDF file. Abstracts should not exceed one
page (12pt font) and should be completely anonymous. Please include the
following information in the body of the e-mail: 
(a) Title of the paper 
(b) Name of the author(s) 
(c) Affiliation(s) 
(d) e-mail address(es) 

Deadline for abstract submission: August 1, 2008 
Notifications of acceptance or rejection will be sent out in the first week of
September, 2008. 

Contact: 
pbrandt at uni-koeln.de
fuss at lingua.uni-frankfurt.de



	
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Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2008 09:54:53
From: Andrea Revesz [a.revesz at lancaster.ac.uk]
Subject: 3rd Intl Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching
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Full Title: 3rd Intl Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching 
Short Title: TBLT 2009 

Date: 13-Sep-2009 - 16-Sep-2009
Location: Lancaster University, United Kingdom 
Contact Person: TBLT Organisers
Meeting Email: tblt2009 at gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fass/events/tblt2009/index.htm 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2008 

Meeting Description:

The first international TBLT conference was hosted in 2005 at the University of
Leuven in Belgium and the second international conference on TBLT was hosted in
2007 at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu. As in the two previous conferences,
we look forward to bringing together researchers and educators from around the
world to share and learn from one another's innovations and research in
task-based language teaching.

Plenary Speakers
Geoff Brindley (Macquarie University, Australia)
Zoltan Dornyei (University of Nottingham, UK)
Bernard Mohan (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Lourdes Ortega (University of Hawaii, USA)

Featured Colloquia
Sara Gysen (University of Leuven, Belgium), Theme: Testing and transferability
of test results
Folkert Kuiken & Ineke Vedder (University of Amsterdam), Theme: Tasks across the
modalities 
Alison Mackey (Georgetown University, US), Theme: Tasks and the interaction
hypothesis 
Virginia Samuda (Lancaster University, UK), Theme: Teachers' uses of tasks in
the classroom 

2nd Call for Proposals: TBLT 2009 Conference (Lancaster, UK)

Submissions are invited for individual papers, posters, and colloquia, by the
deadline of 31 October 2008. 

Submissions should be sent to tblt2009submissions at gmail.com. 

Authors will be informed of the outcome of the reviewing process by 31 January 2009.

Papers (30 mins) 
Submissions should consist of a title, name(s) of author(s) and affiliation(s),
abstract of 300 words maximum, name and contact details of lead author.

Poster submissions 
Submissions should consist of a title, name(s) of author(s) and affiliation(s),
abstract of 300 words maximum, name and contact details of lead author.

Colloquia submissions (120 mins) 
Submissions should consist of a colloquium title, names of convenor and contact
details, and names of participants and affiliations, a synoptic colloquium
abstract, abstracts for individual presentations, and a note on presentation times.


 





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