Oita Text Fourm

News and Announcements

 

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Workshop 6 update

Accommodation
iUpdated on 16 January 2017)

Business hotels
Toyoko Inn Oita Ekimae (from 5200 yen/ night)
5 minutes walk from JR Oita Station
Phone: +81-97-534-1045

Hotel Mystay Oita (from 5000 yen/night)
8 minutes walk form JR Oita Station
Phone: +81-97-513-5000

Hotel Area One Oita (from 6000 yen/night)
8 minutes walk form JR Oita Station
Phone: +81-97-535-0022

 

Route Inn Oita (from 6100 yen/night)
3 minutes from JR Oita Station
Phone: +81-97-513-5000

Hotel Area One Oita (from 9000 yen/night)
8 minutes from JR Oita Station
Phone: +81-97-537-8878

JR Kyushu Hotel Blossom Oita (from 13000/night)
Less than 2 minutes from JR Oita Station
Phone: 81-97-578-8719

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Text & Context
OTF Workshop 8
Call for Presentations

Cosponsored by
the Centre for International Education & Research of Oita University, and the OTF

Date: Saturday & Sunday
4th—5th March, 2017
Venue: Dannoharu Campus, Oita University
700 Dannoharu, Oita-shi, Oita, Japan
Registration: Free

 

The Oita Text Forum (OTF) is pleased to invite you to participate in Text & Context OTF Workshop 8.

Text & Context OTF Workshop 8 focuses on fundamental elements in understanding the relationship between text and context.  OTF views ‘text’ as not restricted to the written or spoken mode of communication.  ‘Text’ is meant to be any mode of meaning representation such as paintings, sculptures, film, architecture, dance, music, etc.

Specifically, we may explore questions such as:

  • œ@What is the relationship between text and the context of situation?
  • œ@What can we say about (the context of) culture in relation to text generation/creation/composition?  And how does the former affect the latter?
  • œ@What is the relationship between the context of situation and material situational setting?
  • œ@How do texts evolve?
  • œ@How are text structures (or schemata) stored in memory?
  • œ@How does the retrieval of information from memory create a text?
  • œ@What knowledge can be recognised in the psychological process of text generation/creation/composition and what stimulus retrieves it from memory?
  • œ@What neuropsychological processes are involved in text generation/creation/ composition?

 

The OTF Workshop welcomes scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds and hybrid theories of text generation/creation/composition.

You may present a 30-minute long paper (a 20-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute discussion) or a 60-minute workshop.

Please send a 500-word abstract (if you wish to present a paper) or a 700-word abstract (if you wish to present a workshop) to keizo-nanri AT oita-u.ac.jp.  Workshops must be interactive and involve the audience, and abstracts must clearly outline how the workshop will proceed.  The deadline for abstract submission is 30st November 2016.

 

What is the OTF?

The Oita Text Forum was founded in August 2009 by 5 scholars in Japan and China.   The goals of the OTF are to:

  • Provide an open forum where researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds can exchange information and share knowledge of how texts are produced and structured,
  • Elucidate the process of text generation from social or cognitive or socio-cognitive perspectives.

 

If you wish to attend the OTF Workshop 8, please contact Keizo Nanri at <keizo-nanri AT oita-u.ac.jp> .

 

Accommodation

Recommended accommodations will be posted onto our official homepage at http://www.oitatextforum.com/.

 

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Timeline for Journal Paper Publication

Posted on 8 December 2015

Deadline for paper submission: 30 April 2016
Notification of Acceptance: 10 June 2016
Deadline for Resubmission 31 August 2016
Reviewers' Feedback: 15 December 2016
Launch of Volume 4: 15 February 2017

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    Text & Context
    OTF Workshop 7
    Call for Presentations

    Co-sponsored by
    The Center for International Education & Research of Oita University
    and
    Oita Text Forum

    Date: Saturday & Sunday
    28th—29th November, 2015
    Venue: Dannoharu Campus, Oita University
    700 Dannoharu, Oita-shi, Oita, Japan
    Registration: Free

     

    The Oita Text Forum (OTF) is pleased to invite you to participate in Text & Context OTF Workshop 7.

    Text & Context OTF Workshop 7 focuses on fundamental elements in understanding the relationship between text and context.  OTF views ‘text’ as not restricted to the written or spoken mode of communication.  ‘Text’ is meant to be any mode of meaning representation such as paintings, sculptures, film, architecture, dance, music, etc.

    Specifically, we may explore questions such as:

    • œ@What is the relationship between text and the context of situation?
    • œ@What can we say about (the context of) culture in relation to text generation/creation/composition?  And how does the former affect the latter?
    • œ@What is the relationship between the context of situation and material situational setting?
    • œ@How are text structures (or schemata) stored in memory?
    • œ@How does the retrieval of information from memory create a text?
    • œ@What knowledge can be recognised in the psychological process of text generation/creation/composition and what stimulus retrieves it from memory?
    • œ@What neuropsychological processes are involved in text generation/creation/ composition?

     

    The OTF Workshop welcomes scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds and hybrid theories of text generation/creation/composition.

    You may present a 30-minute long paper (a 20-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute discussion) or a 60-minute workshop.

    Please send a 500-word abstract (if you wish to present a paper) or a 700-word abstract (if you wish to present a workshop), to keizo-nanri AT oita-u.ac.jp.  Workshops must be interactive and involve the audience, and abstracts must clearly outline how the workshop will proceed.  The deadline for abstract submission is 31st October 2015.

     

    What is the OTF?

    The Oita Text Forum was founded in August 2009 by 5 scholars in Japan and China.   The goals of the OTF are to:

    • œ@Provide an open forum where researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds can exchange information and share knowledge of how texts are produced and structured,
    • œ@Elucidate the process of text generation from social or cognitive or socio-cognitive perspectives.

     

    If you wish to attend the OTF Workshop 7, please contact Keizo Nanri at <keizo-nanri AT oita-u.ac.jp> .

     

    Accommodation

    Recommended accommodation will be posted on this official homepage.

     

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    Workshop 6 update

    Accommodation
    iUpdated on 14 October 2014)

    Kannawa Map

    Ryokan Yanagiya (Japanese style inn)
    3 minutes to the venue on foot
    Phone: +81+977-66-4144
    Home page; http://www.beppu-yanagiya.jp/introduce.html
    Email: info@beppu-yanagiya.jp

    Single Rooms:
    4.5-mat room without meal available from 6,000 yen (+tax)
    4.5-mat room with breakfast available from 7.500 yen (+tax)
    6-mat room without meal available from 10,500 yen (+tax)
    6-mat room with breakfast available from 17.000 yen (+tax)

     

    Minshuku Mikasaya
    5 minutes to the venue on foot
    Phone: +81-977-66-0438
    Home page: http://www.ctb.ne.jp/~mikasa/index.html


    Yanagiya is a Japanese style inn.
    The second one is a minshuku or a budget accommodation.

    There are a plenty of hotels and inns in the Kannawa area.

    You can also stay at a hotel near Beppu Station. It takes about 20 to 25 minutes to get to Kanawa from Beppu by bus.


    How to get to Kannawa
    Get off at Beppu JR Station, take a bus bound for AUP via Kannawa departing at Beppu Nishiguchi (The West Exit of Beppu Station), get off at Kannawa bus stop, and walk to Miyuki Kouminkan.

     

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    Text & Context
    OTF Workshop 6
    Call for Presentations

    Cosponsored by
    the Centre for International Education & Research of Oita University, and the OTF

    iUpdate on 5 October 2014)

    Date: Saturday & Sunday
    29th – 30th November, 2014
    Venue: Kannawa Kominkan,
    Kannawa, Beppu-shi, Oita, Japan
    Registration: Free

    The Oita Text Forum (OTF) is pleased to invite you to participate in Text & Context OTF Workshop 6.

    Text & Context OTF Workshop 6 focuses on fundamental elements in understanding the relationship between text and context.  OTF views ‘text’ as not restricted to the written or spoken mode of communication.  ‘Text’ is meant to be any mode of meaning representation such as paintings, sculptures, film, architecture, dance, music, etc.

    Specifically, we may explore questions such as:

    œ@What is the relationship between text and the context of situation?

    œ@What can we say about (the context of) culture in relation to text generation/creation/composition?  And how does the former affect the latter?

    œ@What is the relationship between the context of situation and material situational setting?

    œ@How are text structures (or schemata) stored in memory?

    œ@How does the retrieval of information from memory create a text?

    œ@What knowledge can be recognised in the psychological process of text generation/creation/composition and what stimulus retrieves it from memory?

    œ@What neuropsychological processes are involved in text generation/creation/ composition?

    The OTF Workshop welcomes scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds and hybrid theories of text generation/creation/composition.

    You may present a 30-minute long paper (a 20-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute discussion) or a 60-minute workshop.

    Please send a 500-word abstract (if you wish to present a paper) or a 700-word abstract (if you wish to present a workshop), to keizo-nanri AT oita-u.ac.jp.  Workshops must be interactive and involve the audience, and abstracts must clearly outline how the workshop will proceed.  The deadline for abstract submission is 31st October 2014.

     

    What is the OTF?

    The Oita Text Forum was founded in August 2009 by 5 scholars in Japan and China.   The goals of the OTF are to:

    œ@Provide an open forum where researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds can exchange information and share knowledge of how texts are produced and structured,

    œ@Elucidate the process of text generation from social or cognitive or socio-cognitive perspectives.

    If you wish to attend the OTF Workshop 6, please contact Keizo Nanri at <keizo-nanri AT oita-u.ac.jp> .

    Accommodation

    Recommended accommodations will be posted shortly.


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    Workshop 5 update

    Vol.3 Publication Timeline
    i8. April 2014)

    
    Deadline for paper submission: 30 April 2014
    Notification of Acceptance: 10 June 2014
    Deadline for Resubmission 31 August 2014
    Reviewers' Feedback: 15 December 2014
    Launch of Volume 3: 15 February 2015

     

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    Vol. 2 has been launched
    i11 March 2014)

    The second volume of the International Journal of the OTF is now ready to download. Enjoy reading the new volume.

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    Workshop 5 update
    i23, 1 Oct. 2014)

    There is no restaurant near the venue. Please let us know if you want us to arrange your lunch. Fill in this form and send it to Keizo by email.

    A detailed map around Kamenoi Hotel is available here.

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    Workshop 5 update
    (26 Sept 2013)

    Transportation will be arranged between Kamenoi Hotel and the workshop venue once in the morning (from the hotel to the venue) and once in the evening (from the venue to the hotel). For more details, please contact Keizo.

    A map around the hotels and venue is available here.
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    Workshop 5 update

    Please fill in this form and send it to Keizo if you plan to attend the workshop.

     

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    Accommodation
    (Worksop 5, revised on 26 Sept. 2013)

    Here are recommended hotels.

    œ@Kamenoi Hotel (Oita Bungo Takada)

    œ@Hotel Seisho (in Bungo Takada-shi)

    We will arrange transportation between Hotel Kamenoi and the venue..

     

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    Text & Context
    OTF Workshop 5
    Call for Presentations

    Cosponsored by
    the Centre for International Education & Research of Oita University, and the OTF

    Date: Saturday 30th November and
    Sunday 1st December 2013
    Venue: Matama-machi Concert Hall,
    Bungo Takada-shi, Oita, Japan
    Registration: Free

     

    The Oita Text Forum (OTF) is pleased to invite you to participate in Text & Context OTF Workshop 5.

    The Workshop this year will provide you with an opportunity to attend a performance of renga conducted at a local Shinto shrine. (Renga is a kind of "linked" poetry or verse that is extemporaneously created. Parts of renga resemble haiku and its origins are in pre-literate Japanese oral traditions. The verses of renga are created collaboratively. Several poets come together creating verse stimulated by another's verse.)

    Text & Context OTF Workshop 5 focuses on fundamental elements in understanding the relationship between text and context. 

    ‘Text’ is not restricted to the written or spoken mode of communication.  ‘Text’ is meant to be any mode of meaning representation such as paintings, sculptures, film, architecture, dance, music, etc.

    Specifically, we may explore questions such as:

    œ@What is the relationship between text and the context of situation?

    œ@What can we say about (the context of) culture in relation to text generation/creation/composition?  And how does the former affect the latter?

    œ@What is the relationship between the context of situation and material situational setting?

    œ@How are text structures (or schemata) stored in memory?

    œ@How does the retrieval of information from memory create a text?

    œ@What knowledge can be recognised in the psychological process of text generation/creation/composition and what stimulus retrieves it from memory?

    œ@What neuropsychological processes are involved in text generation/creation/ composition?

     

    The OTF Workshop welcomes scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds and hybrid theories of text generation/creation/composition.

    You may present a 30-minute long paper (a 20-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute discussion) or a 60-minute workshop.

    Please send a 300-word abstract (if you wish to present a paper) or a 600-word abstract (if you wish to present a workshop) to keizo-nanri AT oita-u.ac.jp.  Workshops must be interactive and involve the audience, and abstracts must clearly outline how the workshop will proceed.  The deadline for abstract submission is 31st October 2013.

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    Worshop Starts at 9
    (Workshop 4)

    The workshop will start at 9am on Sunday.

    Prior to this, we wil have an informal workshop dinner on Saturday. Please let keizo know if you wish to participate in this exciting event.

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    Directions
    (Workshop 4)

    Getting to Beppu City
    See the directions on the APU website: http://admissions.apu.ac.jp/direction.html

    Getting to APU
    From Kamegawa station (nearest station to APU, but fewer trains)
    Take the Oita Koutsu bus from Kamegawa station

    From Beppu station (main station in Beppu City)
    Take the Kamenoi bus or Oita Koutsu bus from Beppu station

    See the Beppu station website for more information. Buses to APU leave from several stops around the station. Please ask the station staff for directions to the correct bus stop.
    http://english.beppu-navi.jp/item/279

    It costs 500-600yen one way from Beppu station to the APU campus. You can also take a taxi from anywhere in Beppu but it will cost you much more (3000-4000yen).

    At APU
    The bus stop is located near building A (see the map below). The OTF workshop will be held in building F, just a short walk from the bus stop. Find your way to room F110 on the first (ground) floor of building F. Look for “OTF” signboards outside building F.

    You can eat lunch at the APU cafeteria in building E between 11:30 and 13:30.


    A Campus Map can be downloaded here.

     

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    Deadline Extension
    (Workshop 4)

    The deadline for abstract submission has been extend to 15 November.

     

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    Accommodation
    (Workshop 4)

    The JR Station closest to AUP is Kamekawa Station. We recommend you to stay at a business hotel near Beppu Station and take a train and get off at Kamekawa Station. It takes only 15 minute to get to APU from Kamekawa Station.

    Here are come recommendable hotel near Beppu Station.

      1. Hotel Seawave Beppu (from \5,800 per night)
      Address; 8-12Beppu Ekimae Machi, Beppu-shi, Oita-ken
      Phone: 0977-27-1311

    2. Hotel Fujiyoshi (from \4,700)
    Address: 3-1 Noguchi Motomachi, Beppu-shi, Oita-ken
    Phone: 0977-23-3384

    3. Beppu Daiichi Hotel (from \4,380)
    Address: 40-2 Noguchi Motomachi, Beppu-shi, Oita-ken
    Phone: 0977-24-6311      

    4. Business Hotel Anex Matsumi (from \4,000)
    Address: 28-7 Tanoyu machi, Beppu-shi, Oita-ken.
    Phone: 0977-25-5822

    5. Beppu Station Hotel (from \3,900)
    Address: 4-13 Beppu ekimae machi, Beppu-shi, Oita-ken.
    Phone: 0977-24-5252

    6. Business Hotel Star (from \3.500)
    Address: 29-10 Tanoyu machi, Beppu-shi, Oita-ken.
    Phone: 0977-25-1188

     

    Please let us know if you wish to stay at a hotel for tourists.

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    OTF Workshop 4
    Text & Context
    Call for Presentations

    Cosponsored by Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University,
     the Centre for International Education & Research of Oita University, and the OTF

    Date: Sunday 2nd December 2012
    Venue: Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Oita, Japan
    Registration: Free

     

    The Oita Text Forum (OTF) is pleased to invite you to participate in Text & Context OTF Workshop 4.

    Text & Context OTF Workshop 4 focuses on fundamental elements in understanding the relationship between text and context. 

    ‘Text’ is not restricted to the written or spoken mode of communication.  ‘Text’ is meant to be any mode of meaning representation such as paintings, sculptures, film, architecture, dance, music, etc.

    Specifically, we may explore questions such as:

    • @œ@What is the relationship between text and the context of situation?

      @œ@What can we say about (the context of) culture in relation to text generation/creation/composition?  And how does the former affect the latter?

      @œ@What is the relationship between the context of situation and material situational setting?

      @œ@How are text structures (or schemata) stored in memory?

      @œ@How does the retrieval of information from memory create a text?

      @œ@What knowledge can be recognised in the psychological process of text generation/creation/composition and what stimulus retrieves it from memory?

    The OTF Workshop welcomes scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds and hybrid theories of text generation/creation/composition.

    You may present a 30-minute long paper (a 20-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute discussion) or a 60-minute workshop.

    Please send a 300-word abstract (if you wish to present a paper) or a 600-word abstract (if you wish to present a workshop) to keizo-nanri AT oita-u.ac.jp.  Workshops must be interactive and involve the audience, and abstracts must clearly outline how the workshop will proceed.  The deadline for abstract submission is 31st October 2012.

     

    What is the OTF?

    The Oita Text Forum was founded in August 2009 by 5 scholars in Japan and China.   The goals of the OTF are to:

    • @œ@Provide an open forum where researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds can exchange information and share knowledge of how texts are produced and structured,

    • @œ@Elucidate the process of text generation from social or cognitive or socio-cognitive perspectives.

     

    For more details, please contact Keizo Nanri at <keizo-nanri AT oita-u.ac.jp> .

     

    Where is APU?

    Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) is located in Beppu, Japan. With more than 80 nationalities comprising half of the student population and featuring Japan’s first dual language instructional system (in English and Japanese), APU is unique among Japanese universities. For more information about the APU campus and how to get there, see the APU homepage at http://www.apu.ac.jp/.

     

    Accommodation

    Recommended accommodations will be posted onto this homepage shortly.

     

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    The OTF Workshop Round 3

    The OTF Worshop Round 3 was concluded successfully yesterday. Thirteen papers were presented, all of which were excellent. The OTF would like to express a gratitude to all the prensters and the audience, and hope to see them again next year.

    For the presenters who would like us to publish their papers
    Here is the timeline:

    Deadline for paper submission: 30 June, 2012
    Notification: 30 September, 2012
    Deadling for resubmission: 30 November, 2012
    Online publication: 15 December, 2012

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    How to get to the Venue, and Recommendable Accommodations

    Oita is the capital city of Oita Prefecture. The nearest international airport is Fukuoka International Airport. If your flight arrives at this airport, you take a free shuttle bus to the domestic terminal, where you take a subway train and get off at JR Hakata Station. There you transfer to a train bound for Oita, a Sonic express train, and get off at JR Oita Station. It takes about 2 hours to get to JR Oita Station from JR Hakata Station.  When you arrive at JR Oita Station, then go to Platform 6, where you take a train for JR Oita Daigaku Mae Station.  A 12-minutes ride will get you to this JR station.  When you get to the station, just leave the station and cross the road, where you will find a narrow path going uphill.  Just follow this meandering path, and then you will reach Dannoharu Campus.  It’s just a few minutes’ walk. 

    The venue: Rm 25, 2nd fl., Kyoyokyoiku To, Dannoharu Campus, Oita University.

    Here is the addiress of Oita University: 700 Oaza Dannnoharu, Oita-shi, Oita-ken. or‘ε•ͺŒ§‘ε•ͺŽs‘εŽš’U–μŒ΄700”Τ’n

    The google map is here.

    For accommodation, the following hotels are recommendable:
    1. Toyoko Inn (Five minutes’ walk to JR Oita Station). English HP
                                Available from 4980 yen/night
    2. Oita Dai-ichi Hotel (Five minutes’ walk to the station). English HP
                                Available from 5000 yen/night
    3. Comodo Hotel (Three minutes’ walk to the station)
                                Available from 5190 yen/night
    4. Hotel Route Inn (Three minutes’ walk to the station)
                                Available from 5600 yen/night
    5. Green Rich Hotel (Two minutes’ walk to the station)
                                Available from 6180 yen/night
    6. Oita Regal Hotel (Five minutes’ walk to the station)
                                Available from 6300 yen/night

    Budget Hotel
    7. Plaza Hotel Plus One (Two minutes’ walk to the station)
                                Available from 4800 yen/night

     

    If you need any help, don't hesitate to email Keizo at keizo-nanri AT oita-u.ac.jp or call him on +81-97-554-7635.

     

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    OTF Workshop Round 3
    Call for Presentations

    Date: Sunday 4th December 2011
    Venue: Dannoharu Campus of Oita University, Oita, Japan
    Registration: Free

     

    The Oita Text Forum (OTF) is pleased to invite you to participate in OTF Workshop Round 3.

    OTF Workshop Round 3 focuses on fundamental elements in understanding the relationship between text, context, beliefs (including ideology and semiotic or knowledge base), culture, and cognition.

    Specifically, we may explore questions such as:

        • What is the relation between text and context?

        • What can we say about culture in relation to text?

        • What is the relationship between the context of situation and material situational setting?

        • To what extent, if any, do extra-linguistic features play in formulating descriptions of texts?

        • How are beliefs and ideologies constructed in text?

        • What is the relationship between language and cognition?

        • What is the relationship between language and other semiotic systems in the construal of meaning?

     

    The OTF welcomes scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds.

    You may present a 30-minute long paper (a 20-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute discussion) or a 60-minute workshop.

    Please send a 300-word abstract (if you wish to read a paper) or a 600-word abstract (if you wish to present a workshop) to keizo-nanri AT cc.oita-u.ac.jp.  Workshops must be interactive and involve the audience, and abstracts must clearly outline how the workshop will proceed.  The deadline for abstract submission is 31st October 2011.

     

    What is the OTF?

    The Oita Text Forum was founded in August 2009 by 5 scholars in Japan and China.   The goals of the OTF are to:

    • Provide an open forum where researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds can exchange information and share knowledge of how texts are produced and structured, and;

    • Elucidate the process of text generation from social or cognitive or socio-cognitive perspectives.

     

    The OTF defines text as any form of structured semiotic entity, and includes:

    • linguistic texts, whether written or spoken

    • paintings, sculptures, and any form of art

    • film

    • architecture

    • dance, etc.

    • any combination of these semiotic modes

     

    For more details, please contact Keizo Nanri at <keizo-nanri AT oita-u.ac.jp> .

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    Oita Text Forum Round 2 (REVISED on 26 November)
    Program

    Room 303 (From 9:30 to 12:10)
    Room 302 (From 2:00 to 5:40)

     

    9:30-9:40            Opening

    9:40-10:20          Old Englishes, Modern Englishes and Investigation
                              Howard Doyle

    10:20-10:25        Break

    10:25-11:05        Tacit Knowledge and Text Comprehension in College Students: Problems in Understanding the Concept of Natural Selection
                              Raymond Langley

    11:05-11:30        Morning tea

    11:30-12:10         I wish this were a dream; There is something out there
                              Keizo Nanri

    12:10-2:00          Lunch

    2:00-2:40            From Lexicogrammar to Situational Context—the Theoretical Construction of Socio-Semiotic Distance
                              Marvin Lam

    2:40-2:45            Break

    2:45-3:25            Stance-taking in the Text Interpretation Process
                              John E. Ingulsrud and Kate Allen

    3:25-3:45            Afternoon tea

    3:45-4:25            Developing Context System Networks
                              Wendy L. Bowcher

    4:25-4:30            Break

    4:30-5:30            Discussion

    5:30-5:40            Closing

     

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    The Oita Text Forum
    Second Call for Presentations

    Theme: Text, Function, and Context
    Date: Sunday 5th December 2010
    Venue: Compal Hall, Oita, Japan
    Registration: Free

    The Oita Text Forum (OTF) is pleased to invite you to participate in the OTF Workshop Round 2.

    OTF Workshop Round 2 focuses on fundamental elements in understanding the relationship between text, context, beliefs (including ideology and semiotic or knowledge base), and material situational setting.

    Specifically, we may explore questions such as:

    · What is the relation between text and the context of situation?
    · What can we say about (the context of) culture in relation to text generation?  And how does the former affect the latter?
    · What is the relationship between the context of situation and material situational setting?
    · To what extent, if any, do extra-linguistic features play in formulating descriptions of texts?

    The OTF welcomes scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds.

    You may present a 30-minute long paper (a 20-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute discussion) or a 60-minute workshop.

    Please send a 300-word abstract (if you wish to read a paper) or a 600-word abstract (if you wish to present a workshop) to keizo-nanri AT cc.oita-u.ac.jp.  Workshops must be interactive and involve the audience, and abstracts must clearly outline how the workshop will proceed.  The deadline for abstract submission is 31st October 2010.

    **PUBLICATION**
    We are pleased to announce the launch of the OTF Journal.  The journal is peer reviewed and will take the format of an open access online journal.  Those participants at the OTF Workshops are encouraged to submit a written version of their presentation or workshop to the journal via Keizo Nanri at the following address:  keizo-nanri AT cc.oita-u.ac.jp

    Submission guidelines will be posted shortly.

     

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    OTF Workshop Round 2
    Call for Presentations

    Theme: Text, Function, and Context
    Date: Sunday 5th December 2010
    Venue: Compal Hall, Oita, Japan
    Registration: Free

     

    The Oita Text Forum (OTF) is pleased to invite you to participate in OTF Workshop Round 2.

    OTF Workshop Round 2 focuses on fundamental elements in understanding the relationship between text, context, beliefs (including ideology and semiotic or knowledge base), and material situational setting.

    Specifically, we may explore questions such as:

    • What is the relation between text and the context of situation?

    • What can we say about (the context of) culture in relation to text generation?  And how does the former affect the latter?

    • What is the relationship between the context of situation and material situational setting?

    • To what extent, if any, do extra-linguistic features play in formulating descriptions of texts?

     

    The OTF welcomes scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds.

    You may present a 30-minute long paper (a 20-minute presentation, followed by a 10-minute discussion) or a 60-minute workshop.

    Please send a 300-word abstract (if you wish to read a paper) or a 600-word abstract (if you wish to present a workshop) to keizo-nanri AT cc.oita-u.ac.jp.  Workshops must be interactive and involve the audience, and abstracts must clearly outline how the workshop will proceed.  The deadline for abstract submission is 31st October 2010.













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