LINGUIST List 10.1351

Mon Sep 13 1999

Calls: WCCFL/Second Call,Undergrad Essay Contest

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  1. siamakr, WCCFL/Second Call
  2. Philip Resnik, Undergrad Essay Contest

Message 1: WCCFL/Second Call

Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 03:43:08 +0100
From: siamakr <>
Subject: WCCFL/Second Call

Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 12:04:28 -0700
From: Adam Albright <>
Subject: WCCFL 19: Second call for papers


19th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics

University of California, Los Angeles

February 4-6, 2000

Confirmed invited speakers:
	John McCarthy (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
	Richard Kayne (New York University)

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks in all areas of
formal linguistics from any theoretical perspective.


Abstracts should be no more than one 8-1/2 by 11 page
in length. An additional page for data and references
may be included. Abstracts should be in 11-point type
or larger, single spaced, with 1-inch margins. Please
mail ten anonymous copies and a 3 by 5 inch index card
with the following information:

area (phonology, syntax, etc.)
name of author(s)
mailing address
phone number (optional)
e-mail address (optional)

Abstracts may also be submitted by e-mail. Abstracts
submitted by e-mail should be of equivalent length to
hard-copy submissions meeting the requirements above.
E-mail submissions should be in ASCII and should form
the body of the e-mail message, following the author
information. Avoid sending the text as an attachment.
Do not use special formatting or fonts.
E-mail submissions should be sent to:

The subject line should read ABSTRACT.

Submissions are limited to 1 individual and 1 joint abstract
per author.


Abstracts should be sent to:

Abstracts Committee, WCCFL XIX
University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Linguistics
Box 951543
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1543

The WCCFL web site:

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Message 2: Undergrad Essay Contest

Date: Fri, 10 Sep 1999 13:23:46 -0400 (EDT)
From: Philip Resnik <>
Subject: Undergrad Essay Contest

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The University of Maryland Department of Linguistics is pleased to
announce the 1999/2000 University of Maryland Undergraduate Essay
Prize in Linguistics, an international competition.

The prize of $1000 will be awarded for the best undergraduate student
essay on a topic in linguistics, and the winning essay will be
published in the 2000 University of Maryland Working Papers in

Submissions may be in the areas of computational linguistics, formal
semantics, language acquisition, language change, lexical semantics,
neurolinguistics, phonology, psycholinguistics, and formal syntax. 


 Applicants must at the time of submission be enrolled at least half
 time in an undergraduate program of study leading to a bachelor's
 degree or equivalent, and must not already possess any degree in
 linguistics. Essays should have been written within the previous or
 current academic year, and must represent the original work of
 the applicant. Previously published essays will not be considered
 for the award. Current and former students of the University of 
 Maryland, College Park are ineligible.


 Applicants must submit three (3) copies of the essay to the
 address listed below, to be RECEIVED no later than 
 January 14, 2000. Late submissions will not be considered.

Length and format.

 Essays must be submitted in English, typed or word-processed in no
 smaller than 10-point font, single-sided, double-spaced, and on white
 paper, with at least 1-inch margins on all sides. Applicants should
 use single-spaced endnotes rather than footnotes, and follow style
 guidelines of either the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the 
 American Psychological Association (APA). Essays must be no longer 
 than twenty (20) pages, excluding bibliography, including at most two 
 pages of endnotes. Essays not conforming to these instructions 
 will not be considered. 

 The applicant's name must not be included on the essay. Instead,
 include a cover sheet listing the title of the essay, applicant's
 name, address, telephone number, e-mail address (if available), school
 and program attending, year in the program, and the topic area or 
 areas of the essay (taken from the list above).


 All essays will be judged anonymously by the Faculty
 in Linguistics at the University of Maryland, College Park.


 The Essay Prize of $1000 will be awarded in February 2000, and 
 the winning essay included in the 2000 Maryland Working Papers in

 The Department reserves the right not to award the prize in a given
 year and may change the terms of the award for future competitions.

Submissions should be sent to:

 Undergraduate Essay Prize
 Department of Linguistics
 1401 Marie Mount Hall
 University of Maryland
 College Park, MD 20742-7505 USA

The Essay Prize Web page is:

The Undergraduate Essay Prize Coordinator is:

 Philip Resnik
 (301) 405-8903

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