Second announcement: 2002 Intl. Role and Reference Grammar Conference

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Second Announcement

The 2002 International Course and Conference on Role and Reference

New Topics in Functional Linguistics: The Cognitive and Discoursive
Dimension of Morphology, Syntax and Semantics

University of La Rioja, Spain

22-28th July 2002

The organizing committee for RRG2002 consists of Francisco Cortés
(Universidad de La Laguna), Dan Everett (University of Manchester), Kees
Hengeveld (University of Amsterdam), Ricardo Mairal (Universidad Nacional
de Educación a Distancia), Javier Martín Arista (Universidad de La
Rioja), María Jesús Pérez Quintero (Universidad de La Laguna) and Robert
Van Valin (University at Buffalo).

Event Programme
A five-day international course consisting of about fourty hours will be
followed by a two-day international conference. The course will include
lecture sessions at three levels: pre-graduate (about one hour and a half
per day), post-graduate (about three hours per day) and specialized
(about four hours per day). Pre-graduate sessions will introduce 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.

Teaching and Discussion Topics
RRG2002 will deal with functional linguistics (including semantics,
syntax and morphology) in its wider discoursive and cognitive settings.
Papers, workshops and plenary sessions are expected to contribute to the
theory of RRG as rendered in Van Valin and LaPolla 1997: Syntax.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Special attention will be paid to
the further elaboration of RRG in areas like morphology, language
acquisition, diachrony and lexical semantics.

Parallel Session on FG
The organizers would be very pleased to run a parallel session on FG
during the conference, provided that there are enough proposals of
contribution from the FG community. 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 conference include Christopher Butler (University
of Swansea), Dan Everett (University of Manchester), Kees Hengeveld
(University of Amsterdam), Beth Levin (Stanford University), Ricardo
Mairal (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia), Jan Nuyts
(University of Antwerp) and Robert Van Valin (University at Buffalo). The
course lectures will be delivered by Dan Everett, Kees Hengeveld, Ricardo
Mairal, Jan Nuyts and Robert Van Valin.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts of papers and workshops is
February 1, 2002.  They should be sent to rrg2002 at  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 be
of two types: either presentations by one author lasting longer than the
average paper or presentations by more than one author offering different
perspectives on a single topic. Both types of workshop will last one
hour. The selection of papers for presentation will have been
communicated by March 15, 2002.

Conference/course Fee
Before April 15, 2002, the registration fee is ¤200 for the course and
¤200 for the conference. The fee for both events is ¤300. After April 15,
2002, an additional ¤50 will be charged: ¤250 for the course and the
conference, and ¤350 for both events. The fee will include conference
facilities and materials, as well as coffee, refreshments and lunches.

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

Grant policy
A maximum of ten grants will be given. Grants will be of two types, half
and full (with reference to the events for which the applicant has
registered). Applicants for full grants should be unemployed and certify
their status. Applicants for half grants should have a gross annual
income lower than ¤15,000, which should also be certified. Applications
for grants can be sent to:

Francisco Cortés Rodríguez
Departamento de Filología Inglesa
Facultad de Filología
Universidad de La Laguna
Campus de Guajara

All applicants for grants will be notified about the Organizing
Committee´s decision by the end of May.

Further information
A web page is under construction at the moment.
Further information on RRG2002, including a detailed programme,
accomodation information, payment, social events, etc., will follow
shortly. Such information will be sent to the RRG discussion list and to
the FG discusion list. Anyone who has not suscribed  and is interested in
receiving further information should send a message to the e-mail address
for RRG2002: rrg2002 at

 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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