2003 RRG Conference-First Announcement

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Thu Nov 21 13:56:18 UTC 2002

First Announcement
The 2003 International Course and Conference on Role and Reference
São Paulo State University at São José do Rio Preto, Brazil
14-20th July 2003

Exploring the interfaces among meaning, function and morphosyntactic form

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. Cambridge:
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 15, 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 have been communicated by April 15, 2003.

Conference/Course Fee and Further information
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

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