20.2807, Calls: Discourse Analysis, General Ling, Pragmatics, Psycholing/USA

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Subject: 20.2807, Calls: Discourse Analysis, General Ling, Pragmatics, Psycholing/USA

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Date: 15-Aug-2009
From: Tony Wright < tonywright at mail.utexas.edu >
Subject: Texas Linguistics Society 12th Annual Meeting
 

	
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Date: Tue, 18 Aug 2009 14:55:54
From: Tony Wright [tonywright at mail.utexas.edu]
Subject: Texas Linguistics Society 12th Annual Meeting

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Full Title: Texas Linguistics Society 12th Annual Meeting 
Short Title: TLS XII 

Date: 13-Nov-2009 - 15-Nov-2009
Location: Austin, Texas, USA 
Contact Person: Tony Wright
Meeting Email: tonywright at mail.utexas.edu
Web Site: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~tls/tls2009/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics 

Call Deadline: 24-Aug-2009 

Meeting Description:

TLS XII, the 12th annual meeting of the Texas Linguistics Society, will take place November 13-15, 2009 at the University of Texas at Austin. The meeting will consist of a general session, one parasession described below, and The 5th Workshop on Discourse Structure in honor of Carlota S. Smith. 

General Session:

The General Session will cover all areas of linguistic interest. We encourage proposals from diverse theoretical frameworks and also welcome papers on language-related topics from disciplines such as anthropology, cognitive science, literature, neuroscience, and psychology.

Keynote Speaker: 

Laurence Horn, Yale University
Colin Bannard, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology/University of Texas at Austin

Parasession:

'Approaches to Semantics and Pragmatics Based on Naturally Occurring Data, Elicitation, and Experimentation'

In all scientific disciplines, theory requires data for validation (or refutation) of hypotheses, and data requires theory for interpretation. In linguistics, 'data' has often been synonymous with `intuitions' or 'introspections.' Yet, there is much to gain by joining forces between theoretical fields of research and the tools of experimental psycholinguistics. 

Keynote Speaker: 

Elsi Kaiser, University of Southern California
    
The 5th Workshop on Discourse Structure in honor of Carlota S. Smith:  

This workshop continues in the tradition of the previous workshops organized by Professor Smith, and will focus on two areas of research in which she did much pioneering work: the semantics of temporal location, tense, and aspect, and research into modes of discourse. Work from diverse methodological and theoretical perspectives which addresses syntactic, semantic, interface, pragmatic and discourse-level issues relating to temporal location, tense, aspectual categories, Aktionsart and other related areas in natural language will be featured. Talks for this workshop are by invitation, but abstracts dealing with this conference theme are welcome for the general session.

Invited Speakers:

Nicholas Asher, UT Austin and IRIT-CNRS
Jason Baldridge, UT Austin
David Beaver, UT Austin
Cleo Condoravdi, Xerox PARC and Stanford
Lauri Karttunen, Xerox PARC and Stanford
James Pustejovsky, Brandeis University
Mark Steedman, The University of Edinburgh
Bonnie Webber, The University of Edinburgh
Annie Zaenen, Xerox PARC and Stanford 

Call for Papers: 

TLS XII, the 12th Annual Meeting of the Texas Linguistics Society, is extending its deadline for the receipt of abstracts through August 24, 2009.  

Abstracts for the General Session are welcome in any area of linguistics.  Abstracts are also welcome for a parassesion entitled: ''Approaches to Semantics and Pragmatics Based on Naturally Occurring Data, Elicitation, and Experimentation .'' Papers exploring classic issues in theoretical semantics and pragmatics based on psycholinguistic experiments and on methods such as questionnaires, elicitation tests, corpus studies, follow-up studies, and interviews, as well as submissions that introduce new data from understudied languages, are invited for this parasession.  

The 5th Workshop on Discourse Structure in honor of Carlota S. Smith, to take place concurrently with TLS XII, will focus on two areas of research in which Professor Smith did much pioneering work: the semantics of temporal location, tense, and aspect, and research into modes of discourse. Talks for this workshop are by invitation, but abstracts dealing with this conference theme are welcome for the general session.

Keynote Speakers:

Laurence Horn, Yale University 
Elsi Kaiser, University of Southern California
Colin Bannard, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology/University of Texas at Austin

Submissions: 

The new deadline for submissions is August 24, 2009. Submit your abstract via the LinguistList's EasyAbstracts utility at: 

http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/customhome.cfm?emeetingid=0602J844585E464A408040441&CFID=26864945  

beginning on Tue., June 9, 2009. 

Please use the following guidelines in submitting your abstract: 

Limit abstracts to two pages with one page of text and one additional page for data and references. 

Abstracts must be submitted in .PDF format. 

Please ensure that your abstract to be uploaded is anonymous and contains no identifying information concerning the author(s). Check the 'File: Document Properties' in Acrobat to ensure that no document properties were automatically inserted that identify the author(s). 

Side and top and bottom margins should be one inch (2.5 cm) and typed in at least 11-point font. 

Please limit submissions to two papers with at most one single-authored paper. 

Applicants will be notified as to acceptance by September 15, 2009. 

For more information concerning TLS XII and this call for papers, visit the TLS XII website at http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~tls/tls2009/ or contact the program committee by email at tlsxii at utlists.utexas.edu.

The TLS XII Organizing Committee: 

Emilie Destruel 
Taesun Moon 
Tony Wright




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