LINGUIST List 10.1495

Sun Oct 10 1999

Calls: Modality/TLS 2000, Acquisition/WCCFL 19

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  1. Claude Mauk, Modality/Ling Theory - TLS 2000 Final Call
  2. Misha Becker, Acquisition Workshop at WCCFL 19

Message 1: Modality/Ling Theory - TLS 2000 Final Call

Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 20:43:50 -0500
From: Claude Mauk <claudeedmail.utexas.edu>
Subject: Modality/Ling Theory - TLS 2000 Final Call


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We invite original, unpublished work in any area of linguistics or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)
Modality Differences in Sign Language Phonology and Morphophonemics

David Corina (University of Washington)
Is ASL Phonology Psychologically Real?

Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut)
Modality and Modularity: Where are the Effects?

For abstracts of the Keynotes' presentations, see:
http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~tls/2000tls/keynotes.html

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 imformation on registration and housing for the conference, see www:
http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~tls/2000tls/hotel.html 

For any other information, see www: http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~tls/ or
contact tlsuts.cc.utexas.edu



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Message 2: Acquisition Workshop at WCCFL 19

Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 18:23:52 -0700
From: Misha Becker <mbeckerucla.edu>
Subject: Acquisition Workshop at WCCFL 19

WORKSHOP ON THE ACQUISITION OF AUXILIARY VERBS

University of California, Los Angeles

February 5, 2000

(in conjunction with WCCFL XIX)

Contingent on sufficient interest, we plan to hold a language acquisition
workshop concurrent with WCCFL 19, which will be held February 4-6, 2000 at
the University of California, Los Angeles. The topic of the workshop is the
acquisition of auxiliaries.

Abstracts are invited for 30 minute talks on the topic of the acquisition
of auxiliary verbs.

Authors who submitted to the general session may also submit to the workshop.

**ABSTRACTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 5, 1999**


Abstract requirements:

Abstracts may be up to 2 pages (8 1/2" by 11") in length. An additional
page for references only may be included (examples should be in the body of
the abstract). Abstracts should be in 12-point type or larger, with at
least 1-inch margins. Send 7 copies of an anonymous abstract with the
following information on a 3 x 5 index card:

Title
Author's name
Affiliation
Mailing address
e-mail address
A/V needs

Please send abstracts to:

Acquisition Workshop, WCCFL XIX
University of California, Los Angeles
Department of Linguistics
3125 Campbell Hall
Box 951543
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1543

Abstracts may also be submitted by e-mail. However, we can only accept
e-mail submissions in standard ASCII format. IF YOU INCLUDE ANY SPECIAL
FONTS OR SYMBOLS IN YOUR ABSTRACT, THESE WILL BE LOST OR ALTERED OVER
E-MAIL, SO YOU *MUST* SEND A HARD COPY.

Send e-mail abstracts to:

wccflhumnet.ucla.edu

The subject line should read ACQUISITION WORKSHOP. Abstracts submitted by
e-mail should be of equivalent length to hard-copy submissions meeting the
requirements above. E-mail submissions
should form the body of the e-mail message, following the author information.

**ABSTRACTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY NOVEMBER 5, 1999**

If you have questions, please contact Misha Becker (mbeckerucla.edu).



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Misha Becker
UCLA Department of Linguistics
3125 Campbell Hall
405 Hilgard Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 825-0634
mbeckerucla.edu
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