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Journal of Pragmatics 21 (1994) 117-122 North-Holland 117 International Pragmatics Association University of Antwerp, Linguistics (GER) Universiteitsplein 1, B-2610 Wilrijk Belgium FORTHCOMING MEETINGS 24th ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON ROMANCE LANGUAGES February 25-28, 1994, Los Angeles, CA, USA Any linguistic approach to Romance languages welcome. Contact: LSRL24, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Southern California, University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0358, USA. Tel.: + l-213-7401261; Fax: + l-213-7409463. E-mail: [email protected] or ikp4acq@uclamvsedu 1994 ANNUAL TESOL CONVENTION March 8-12, 1994, Baltimore, MD, USA Contact: TESOL, 1600 Cameron Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314-2751, USA. Tel.: + l-703-8360774; Fax: + l-703-8367864. 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SECOND/FOREIGN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION BY CHILDREN. THEORETICAL ASPECTS AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS March 10-12, 1994, Tulsa, OK, USA Topics: current research into second/foreign language acquisition by children; ratio- nale for programs for teaching a second/foreign language to children; successful existing programs for second/foreign language programs for children, including eval- uation procedures; specific suggestions on how to prepare and implement all types of second/foreign language programs for children; innovative techniques, methods, texts, and materials for teaching a second/foreign language to children; problems and solutions in implementing, coordinating, and articulating second/foreign language programs for children from administrative viewpoints. Contact: Rosemarie Benya, P.O. Box 2053, Ada, OK 74821, USA. Tel.: + l-405-3328000. ETHNICITY: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES March 16-20, 1994, Kansas City, KS, USA The conference will create a forum for creative interaction on such issues as migration, immigration, the crossing of geographic and cultural borders, the development of ethnic identity, the establishment of ethnic boundaries and the resolution of ethnic conflict. 0378-2166/94/$07.00 0 1994 - Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. All rights reserved

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International Pragmatics Association University of Antwerp, Linguistics (GER) Universiteitsplein 1, B-2610 Wilrijk Belgium

FORTHCOMING MEETINGS

24th ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON ROMANCE LANGUAGES February 25-28, 1994, Los Angeles, CA, USA Any linguistic approach to Romance languages welcome. Contact: LSRL24, Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Southern California, University Park, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0358, USA. Tel.: + l-213-7401261; Fax: + l-213-7409463. E-mail: [email protected] or ikp4acq@uclamvsedu

1994 ANNUAL TESOL CONVENTION March 8-12, 1994, Baltimore, MD, USA Contact: TESOL, 1600 Cameron Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314-2751, USA. Tel.: + l-703-8360774; Fax: + l-703-8367864.

7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SECOND/FOREIGN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION BY CHILDREN. THEORETICAL ASPECTS AND PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS March 10-12, 1994, Tulsa, OK, USA Topics: current research into second/foreign language acquisition by children; ratio- nale for programs for teaching a second/foreign language to children; successful existing programs for second/foreign language programs for children, including eval- uation procedures; specific suggestions on how to prepare and implement all types of second/foreign language programs for children; innovative techniques, methods, texts, and materials for teaching a second/foreign language to children; problems and solutions in implementing, coordinating, and articulating second/foreign language programs for children from administrative viewpoints. Contact: Rosemarie Benya, P.O. Box 2053, Ada, OK 74821, USA. Tel.: + l-405-3328000.

ETHNICITY: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES March 16-20, 1994, Kansas City, KS, USA The conference will create a forum for creative interaction on such issues as migration, immigration, the crossing of geographic and cultural borders, the development of ethnic identity, the establishment of ethnic boundaries and the resolution of ethnic conflict.

0378-2166/94/$07.00 0 1994 - Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. All rights reserved

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Contact: Professor Otis L. Scott, Ethnic Studies Center, California State University, Sacramento, CA 95819. Tel.: + 1-916-2786645; Fax: + 1-916-2785787. E-mail: [email protected]

DIALOGANALYSE V. 5th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON DIALOGUE ANALYSIS (I.A.D.A.) March 18-20, 1994, Universite de la Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris III, France Contact: Institut de Linguistique, C.R.E.L.I.C., Congres I.A.D.A., 19, rue des Bernar- dins, F-75005 Paris, France. Tel.: +33-143263471; Fax: +33-143297213.

19TH INTERNATIONAL L.A.U.D.-SYMPOSIUM: LANGUAGE AND SPACE March 22-24, 1994, Duisburg, Germany Organized in collaboration with the International Pragmatics Association and the Max Planck Project Group on Cognitive Anthropology (Nijmegen).

The theme of the conference and the date have been chosen in view of the 400th anniversary of the death of GERARDUS MERCATOR (09-3-1594) the famous cartographer and universal scientist, who was born in Rupelmonde near Antwerp and worked most of his life in Duisburg, where he died in 1594.

The symposium will concentrate on various aspects of the relationships between language and space such as: 1. Language about space. The subjects to be discussed include the conceptualization of space as a single continuum in various languages or the unity of space and time in other languages; the general principles underlying the construal of spatial concepts and the effects of word classes on the type of spatial concepts. 2. Space in language. Discussion will centre on the spatial basis of more abstract conceptualizations, e.g. spatial prepositions used as expressions of cause. Further subjects are, for example, metaphorical spatial expressions for segments of experience, such as the conduit metaphor for communication, the workshop or manipulation metaphor for mental activity, the steaming container metaphor for emotional expe- rience, etc. 3. Language in space. Topics to be explored will include the material and linear structuring of language in space or time and the various (left to right etc.) constraints this structuring imposes on the possibilities for the subjective organisation of expe- rience by means of perspectivising strategies such as orientation, vantage point, directionality and construal. All these strategies very strongly bear upon spatial deixis and reference. 4. Language and space. Different languages encode different kinds of spatial distinc- tions. How fundamental are the differences and what do these differences reveal about the relationship between linguistic representation and cognition? Contact: Martin Piitz, University of Duisburg, FB 3/Anglistik, Lotharstr. 65, D-47048 Duisburg, Germany. Tel.: +49-203-3793055; Fax: +49-203-3793333.

SOCIOLINGUISTICS SYMPOSIUM IO March 23-25, 1994, Lancaster, UK Conference theme: ‘Discourse: Practices and identities’ Keynote speakers: Peter Auer, Charles Ferguson, Shirley Brice Heath Contact: Dr. M. Sebba. E-mail: [email protected]

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CONDITIONALS AND CO March 25-26, 1994, Duisburg, Germany Focus; Aspects of conditionals such as time, concession, adversative, cause and consequence; the context of conditionals; corpus-based approaches Contact: Martin Piitz, Conditionals and Co, or Angelika Athanassidou, University of Duisburg, FB3/Anglistik, Lotharstr. 65, D-47048 Duisburg, Germany. Tel. : + 49-203- 3702402; Fax: +49-203-3793333.

1ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR WORLD ENGLISHES (IAWE) March 3I-April2, 1994, Urbana, IL, USA Contact; Eyamba Bokamba, Div. English International Languages, 3070 Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews Avenue, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL 62801, USA. Fax: + l-217-2443050. Or: Larry Smith: E-W Center, Program Education and Training, 1777 E-W Rd., Honolulu, HI 96848, USA. Fax: + l-808-9447670.

8TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PRAGMATICS & LANGUAGE LEARNING March 31-April2, 1994, Champaign-Urbana, IL, USA Papers are welcome on any of the following topics: the contribution of pragmatic competence to overall language proficiency; descriptions of specific facts of English discourse; contrastive pragmatics/discourse analysis; developments in pragmatic research methodology; integrating pragmatics into the language program . . . and related topics.

An associated parasession on Approaches to Pragmatics Research will also be held March 31 and April 1. Topics: gathering and analyzing data; cross-cultural research; investigating speech acts; and research into the pragmatics of written language. Contact: Lawrence F. Bouton and Yamuna Kachru, Division of English as an International Language, 3070 FLB, University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana), 707 South Mathews Street, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA. Fax: + l-217-2443050. E-mail: [email protected]

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE PRINCIPLES OF MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION April 5-7, 1994, Vanderbijlpark, Republic of South Africa Contact: David Fourie, School of Management, Private Bag x021, Vanderbijlpark 1900, Republic of South Africa. Fax: +27-16-851203.

1994 BERKELEY WOMEN AND LANGUAGE CONFERENCE April S-10, 1994, Berkeley, CA, USA Topic: Communication in, through, and across cultures. The goal is not to reconcile the often conflicting accounts of culture and women’s language that have been produced, but to open up discussion in challenging new directions. Invited speakers include: Jennifer Coates (Roehampton Institute), Sachiko Ide (Japan Women’s University), William Leap (American University Faye McNair-Knox), Mar- cyliena Morgan (University of California, Los Angeles), Susan Philips (University of Arizona), Deborah Tannen (Georgetown University), Keith Walters (University of Texas, Austin), Susie Bright.

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Abstracts deadline: December 15 1993. Contact: Berkeley Women and Language Group, 2337 Dwinelle Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States of America. Tel.: + l-510-6422757; Fax: + l-510-6435688. E-mail: [email protected]

TEACHING AND LANGUAGE CORPORA 94 April 11-13, 1994, Lancaster, UK Papers are invited on the following topics: the uses of corpora in the teaching of linguistics; the uses of corpora in the teaching of foreign languages; software for the use of corpora in teaching; corpus annotation; issues concerning funding and re- sourcing; necessary skills (teacher and learner) for exploiting corpora; applications of spoken corpora; computational linguistics. Contact: TALC 94, Department of Linguistics, Lancaster University, Bailrigg, Lancas- ter, LA1 4YT, United Kingdom. E-mail: [email protected]

READING AND WRITING RESEARCH : IMPLICATIONS FOR LANGUAGE EDUCATION April 18-20, 1994, Singapore Contact: Seminar Secretariat, SEAMEO Regional Language Centre, 30 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 1025, Singapore. Tel.: +65-7379044; Fax: +65-7342753. E-mail (Bitnet): GBORELC@NUSVM

1994 INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR HUMOR STUDIES (ISHS) CONFERENCE June 1994, Ithaca, NY, USA Contact: Mary Ann Rishel, Writing Program, Ithaca College, 375 Park School of Communication, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA. Tel.: + l-607-2743324.

SEMIOTICS AROUND THE WORLD: SYNTHESIS IN DIVERSITY FIFTH CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR SEMIOTIC STUDIES June 12-18, 1994, Berkeley, CA, USA Themes: Openness and tolerance are inherent in semiotic method, suggesting that differences serve to strengthen rather than to divide. Abstructs deadline: December 31 1993. Contact: I. Rauch, 2036 Columbus Parkway # 347, Bernicia, CA 94510, USA. Tel./Fax: + l-707-7467480. E-mail: [email protected]

THIRD ISSA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARGUMENTATION June 21-24, 1994, Amsterdam, The Netherlands The aim of the conference is to draw together scholars from different countries and a variety of disciplines who are working in the field of argumentation theory. The program will include sessions on the following topics: models of argumentation; argumentation in philosophical controversies; premise acceptability; enthymemes: inference from suppressed premises; the use of argumentation in journalistic writing and the media; pros and cons of the Standard Treatment of fallacies; legal reasoning and the transitions in Eastern Europe; argumentation and the logic of infinite regress;

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argumentation and law school admission tests; argumentation and rhetoric; norma- tivity in argumentation theory; empirical studies on argumentation; history of the study of argumentation; argumentation schemes and structures; relevance in argumentative discourse; Henry W. Johnstone, Jr.‘s view of the Argumentum ad Hominem; Aristotle’s view of argumentation. Contact: Instituut voor Neerlandistiek, c/o F.H. van Eemeren and R. Grootendorst, Spuistraat 134, 1012 VB Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

4TH INTERNATIONAL ISAPL CONGRESS PSYCHOLINGUISTICS AS A MULTI-DISCIPLINARILY CONNECTED SCIENCE June 23-27, 1994, Bologna, Italy Congress topics: theoretical models and methodology in psycholinguistics; child lan- guage; foreign language learning; reading and writing; multicultural communication in a multicultural society; psycholinguistics and education; psycholinguistics and the mass media; psycholinguistics applied to translation; speech disorders; speech sciences and speech technology. Contact: ISAPL Congress, Stefania Stame, Dipartimento di Psicologia, Viale Berti Pichat 5, I-40127 Bologna, Italy.

2ND BIENNIAL AUSTRALIAN LINGUISTIC INSTITUTE July 4-15, 1994, Bundoora, Australia Courses in various aspects of language, including aboriginal languages, second lan- guage acquisition, bilingualism, phonology, syntax, psycholinguistics, discourse analy- sis, language and gender. Contact; Linguistics Department, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria 3983, Australia. Fax: + 61-3-4785814.

1 ST INTERNATIONAL SUMMER INSTITUTE IN COGNITIVE SCIENCE July 5-30, 1994, Buffalo, NY USA Theme: multidisciplinary foundations of cognitive science During the first three weeks of the institute there will be introductory and advanced courses in the constituent disciplines of Cognitive Science. The fourth week will then be devoted to workshops and special conferences. There will also be a special lecture series running through the four weeks, with prominent scholars from the United States, Europe and Asia brought in to participate. Contact: 1994 Cognitive Science Summer Institute, Center for Cognitive Science, 652 Baldy Hall, SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA. Tel.: + l-716-6363794; Fax: + I-716-6363825. E-mail: cogsci94@ubvmsbitnet or [email protected]

COLING 94: 15th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS August 5-9, 1994, Kyoto, Japan Papers on all aspects of computational linguistics, including: syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology, discourse, pragmatics, quantitative/qualitative linguistics, mathematical linguistics, contrastive linguistics, cognitive linguistics, large text cor- pora, text processing, hardware/software for NLP, parsing, generation, language

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understanding, speech analysis/synthesis, computational lexicons, electronic dictio- naries, terminology, text database and retrieval, documentation, machine translation, natural language interface, dialogue systems, multimedia systems. Preliminary paper submission deadline: January 6 1994. Contact: Yorick Wilks, COLING 94, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Sheffield, Sheffield SlO 2UH, England. E-mail: [email protected]. Or: Makoto Nagao, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Kyoto University, Sakyo, Kyoto, Japan. Tel.: + 81-75-7535344; Fax: +81-75-7511576. E-mail: coling94@pine,kuee,kyoto-u.ac.jp

6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FUNCTIONAL GRAMMAR August 22-26, 1994, York, UK The focus of the conference will be Pragmatics and Discourse in Functional Grammar. Abstracts of papers on this theme, but also on other aspects of functional grammar, are invited. Abstracts deadline: 15 January 1994. Contact: C.S. Butler, Department of English Language and Linguistics, University College of Ripon and York St John, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York, Y03 7EX, United Kingdom. Tel.: +44-904-616778; Fax: +44-904-612512.

6TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF HUNGARIAN LINGUISTS: LANGUAGE USE AND SOCIETY August 26-28, 1994, PCcs, Hungary Topics: Pragmatics, regional and social aspects of multihngualism, language planning and policy, minority languages. Contact: Sziits Laszlo, MTA Nyelvtudomanyi Intezet, Szinhaz utca 5-9, Pf. 19, H-1250 Budapest, Hungary. Fax: + 36-1-1758285.

THIRD LANGUAGE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TEACHING TRANSLATION AND INTERPRETING: ‘NEW HORIZONS’ June 9-11, 1995, Helsingor, Denmark Topics of the conference: Translation tools, quality assessment, cognitive aspects, terminology management, curriculum development, mass-media translation, linguistic/ pragmatic topics, language for special purposes, community interpreting, modern technologies, cross-cultural issues.

Plenary speakers will be invited to speak about the changing requirements in translator and interpreter training in the modern age technological development, with attention also to ethical, aesthetic and philosophical aspects of translation. Contact: Cay Dollerup, Centre for Translation Studies & Lexicography, University of Copenhagen, Njalsgade 96, DK-2300 Copenhagen S, Denmark. Fax: +45-32-963777.

22ND INTERNATIONAL SYSTEMIC FUNCTIONAL CONGRESS July 19-24, 1995, Beijing, People’s Republic of China Contact: Hu Zhuanglin, Department of English, University of Beijing, Beijing 100871, People’s Republic of China.