LINGUIST List 10.1344

Mon Sep 13 1999

Calls: Effects of Modality, Lang Contact/Lang Change

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  1. Claude Mauk, TLS 2000- EFFECTS OF MODALITY ON LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTIC THEORY
  2. Ruth M. Brend, Language Contact/Language Change

Message 1: TLS 2000- EFFECTS OF MODALITY ON LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTIC THEORY

Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 23:25:07 -0500
From: Claude Mauk <claudeedmail.utexas.edu>
Subject: TLS 2000- EFFECTS OF MODALITY ON LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTIC THEORY

TLS CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2000 Texas Linguistic Society is organizing a conference on

THE EFFECTS OF MODALITY ON LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTIC THEORY

to be held at the University of Texas at Austin, February 25-27, 2000.

The Texas Linguistic Society is an organization composed of graduate
students interested in the study of language from a theoretical
perspective.

The work of many linguists and psycholinguists has revealed profound
similarities between signed and spoken languages in their structure,
acquisition, and processing. However, there may also be interesting
differences between signed and spoken languages; a close examination
of modality differences may offer particular insights into the factors
that shape the nature of language and contribute to linguistic
theory. The aim of this conference is to explore the extent to which
current linguistic theory can account for signed languages and the
ways in which linguistic theories may need to be revised to
accommodate both signed and spoken languages.

We invite original, unpublished work in any area of linguistics or
cognitive science. We would particularly like to encourage submissions
which focus on the link between modality and current linguistic
theories, in keeping with the conference theme.

Conference languages: English and ASL

Invited Keynote Speakers:
Diane Brentari (Purdue University)
David Corina (University of Washington)
Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut)

Abstract:
Please submit ten copies of a one-page, 500-word, anonymous abstract for a
twenty minute paper (optionally, one additional page for data and/or
references may be appended), along with a 3" by 5" card with:
(1) your name,
(2) your affiliation,
(3) your address, phone number, and e-mail address,
(4) the title of the paper, and
(5) an indication of which subfield of linguistics best describes the topic
(e.g. Phonetics, Phonology, Syntax, Semantics, Psycholinguistics,
Neurolinguistics, Cognitive Science etc.)

Send abstracts to:
TLS 2000 Abstract Committee
501 Calhoun
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712

E-mail abstracts will also be accepted. They must be submitted as
attachments to an e-mail message. They may not be contained with the
body of a message. The body of the message should include all
information above. The only acceptable formats for submissions are
ASCII text, WordPerfect, and Microsoft Word. We generally discourage
the use of nonstandard fonts, since we can not always decipher them.

Emails to be submitted to: tlsuts.cc.utexas.edu.

Important Dates:
Deadline for abstracts: postmarked by October 15, 1999
Notifications of acceptance or nonacceptance: December 1, 1999
Deadline for drafts for interpreters: January 20, 2000

We strongly encourage Deaf researchers to submit abstracts. 

For further information, see www: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~tls/ or contact
tlsuts.cc.utexas.edu
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Message 2: Language Contact/Language Change

Date: Sun, 12 Sep 1999 07:31:59 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ruth M. Brend <rbrendumich.edu>
Subject: Language Contact/Language Change



 FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

 45th Annual Conference, International Linguistic Association

 April 7-9, 2000, Georgetown University, Washington, D. C.

The 45th ILA conference will have as its major theme Language
Contact/Language Change. While papers on that theme are especially
welcomed, abstracts on any subject in theoretical and applied
linguistics are also solicited. Invited speakers: Lila Gleitman,
University of Pennsylvania with Lesley Milroy and Sarah Thomason, both
of the University of Michigan. Local host: Father Solomon Sara.

Single-spaced abstracts, bearing the title of the paper (but no
author), of not more than 425 words should clearly state the problems
or research questions addressed, and should give some indication of
results or conclusions. (Anonymity will be preserved when abstracts
are forwarded to the judges.) Send via e-mail to the conference chair
(see below). Simultaneously, send via airmail 3 camera-ready hard
copies of the abstract, plus a 3x5 card bearing name, title of paper,
addresses, affiliation, audio-visual equipment needed and time desired
(maximum 20 minutes plus discussion) to the conference secretary.
Submissions on diskettes will not be accepted. Those wishing to
propose panels,or special sessions, etc., should contact the
conference chair. Deadline for recept of abstracts: January 10, 2000.

Send e-mailed abstracts Send hard copies & info.
 to the chair: card to the secretary:

rbrendumich.edu ilaconf.woltjergte.net

Dr. Ruth M. Brend Ms. Johanna J. Woltjer

3361 Burbank Dr. 511 West 112 St. #14
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 New York, NY 10025 -1634
(734) 665-2787 (212)749-3366
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