Service

 Service to the Profession (selected)

  • Handling Editor, Journal of French Language Studies, 2006-2012
  • Member, Review Panel for the Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Feb. 2010
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Dialogue Studies (Book series), John Benjamins, 2007
  • Member of Review Panel for the Dept. of French and Italian at the University of Texas-Austin, Feb. 2006
  • Member, Editorial Board, Linguistic Iconicity (on-line journal), 2001-2005
  • Executive Director, Roman Jakobson Trust, 2003-present;President, Roman Jakobson Trust, 2002, Member, Roman Jakobson Trust 1988-2001, and Member, Roman Jakobson Foundation, 1988-2001 [the Foundation was closed in 2001]
  • Member, Editorial Board, Language Sciences (Pergamon Press), 1992-2001
  • Member, Editorial Board, Faits de langue (Presses Universitaires de France), 1991-2001
  • Member, Editorial Board, American Journal of Semiotics, 1998-2000
  • Chair (1999) and Elected Member (1996-1998), Division on Language Theory, Executive Committee, Modern Language Association
  • Member of Review Panel for the Linguistics Program at the University of Texas-Arlington, Feb. 1998
  • Elected Member, Nominating Committee, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Section on Linguistics and Language Science, 1995-1998
  • Member, Editorial Board (Comité de patronage international), LINX (Publication Series of the Institut linguistique de Nanterre, Paris X), 1993-1998
  • Member, Scientific Board, Vilém Mathesius Center, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, 1992-1998
  • President, 1990-91 and Vice-President, 1989-90, Semiotic Society of America
  • Chair (1987-88) and Member (1986-87), Committee on Archives, Linguistic Society of America, 1986-1988
  • Member, Editorial Board, Diacritics (Johns Hopkins University Press), 1982‑98
  • Chair (1980) and Member (1979), Review Committee for Language, journal of the Linguistic Society of America
  • President, New York State Council on Linguistics, 1976‑1977
  • Member, Planning Committee, 1976 Summer Linguistic Institute of the LSA at the State University of New York, Oswego, 1975‑1976
  • Member, Editorial Board (Comité de patronage international), LINX (Publication Series of the Institut linguistique de Nanterre, Paris X), 1993-1998
  • Member, Editorial Board, Faits de langue (Presses Universitaires de France), 1991-2001

 Conferences and Panels, Organized, Coordinated, Planned

  • Co-Organizer, with Beatrice Dupuy, of the Third International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence, CERCLL, Jan. 2012
  • Co-Organizer, with Beatrice Dupuy, of the Second International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence, CERCLL, Jan. 2010
  • Co-Organizer, with Beatrice Dupuy, of the Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence, CERCLL, Oct. 2008
  • Co-Organizer, with the Executive Committee of the SLAT Student Association, SLAT Interdisciplinary Roundtable, February 2010, March 2009, March 2008, Feb. 2006, Feb. 2005, Feb. 2004, Feb.-March 2003, April 2002
  • Co-Organizer, with Senta Goertler and Estela Ene, Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), University of Arizona, October 2003
  • Co-Organizer, with Tracy Morse, Susan Smith, Nathalie Singh-Corcoran, "Semiotics Speaks to Rhetoricians", Annual Conference on College Composition and Communication, March 2002
  • Organizer, Panel on “Language Theory”, Modern Language Association, December 1999
  • Organizer, Panel on "Lexicon and Discourse" at the International Pragmatics Association Conference, July 1998
  • Co-Organizer (with T. Axytina, A. Barylin, G. Belaja, S. Gindin, N. Printsep, L. Katsis, T. Tsivyjan, E. Shumilova, Henryk Baran, Jindrich Toman, Stephen Rudy, Patrick Sériot), International Congress, "Roman Jakobson Centennial", Dec. 1996, Moscow, Russia
  • Organizer, Panel on "Pragmatics of Language Use" at the 5th Congress of the International Association for Semiotic Studies, June 1994
  • Organizer, Panel on "Peirce and Linguistics" at the Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of America, Oct. 1991
  • Organizer, Panel on "Iconicity and Language" at the Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Society of America, Oct. 1990
  • Co-Coordinator, with J.Hillis Miller, Robert Con Davis, and Ronald Schleifer, of the Conference on "Crossing the Disciplines: Cultural Studies in the 1990s", Oct. 1990, University of Oklahoma. Held concurrently with the Annual Meeting, Semiotic Society of America
  • Co‑Coordinator, with Stephen Rudy, Conference on "New Vistas in Grammar: Invariance and Variation", Fall 1985, New York Universi­ty.  Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and New York Univer­sity
  • Member, Organizing Committee, Roman Jakobson Colloquium, Fall 1984, at M.I.T. Theme: "The Generation of the 1890's: Jakobson, Trubetzkoy, Maja­kovsky"
  • Co‑Coordinator, with Paul Hopper, Panel on "Semiotics and Language Use", Semiotic Society of America Annual Meeting (Buffalo, NY), Fall 1982
  • Co‑Coordinator, with Jonathan Culler, Conference on the Semiot­ics of Culture, Fall 1981, Cornell University
  • Co‑Coordinator, with Paul Hopper, Workshop on Iconicity and Arbitrari­ness, Spring 1981, Cornell Univers­ity
  • Member, Program Committee, Annual Conference of NELS (North East Linguistic Society), Fall 1980, Cornell University.
  • Co‑Coordinator, with Sally McConnell‑Ginet, Annual Conference of the New York State Council on Linguistics, Fall 1977, Cornell Univer­sity. Theme: "­Variants and Invariants in American English"
  • Co‑Coordinator, with Margarita Suner, 7th Annual Conference on Linguistic Studies in the Romance Lan­guages, Spring 1977, Cornell University