LINGUIST List 10.1506

Tue Oct 12 1999

Calls: Romance Lang - LSRL 30, Evolution of Lang 2000

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  1. Caroline Wiltshire, Romance Languages - LSRL 30, Univ of Florida
  2. Conference Evolang, Evolution of Language 2000 - Paris, France

Message 1: Romance Languages - LSRL 30, Univ of Florida

Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 11:09:46 -0400
From: Caroline Wiltshire <>
Subject: Romance Languages - LSRL 30, Univ of Florida


The 30th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages will be held at the 
University of Florida, Gainesville, home of the first LSRL. Both main and 
para-sessions will run from February 24-27, 2000.

Please note that the deadline for receipt of abstracts has been extended to 
 OCTOBER 22, 1999 
Invited Speakers: Maria-Luisa Rivero (University of Ottawa)
 Bernard Tranel (UC-Irvine)
 John Lipski (University of New Mexico)

PARASESSION: Current issues in Romance Language Sociolinguistics 
 and Second Language Acquisition

Special Outreach
Lectures: D. Gary Miller and William C. Calin (University of
MAIN SESSION Organized by Caroline Wiltshire and Jean Casagrande

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for discussion) 
on any aspect of Romance linguistics. Authors are asked to send six (6) 
copies of an anonymous abstract and one additional copy with the 
author's name and affiliation (the latter will be reproduced in the Meeting 
Handbook if the paper is accepted for presentation). 

Abstracts should be no more than two pages in length (including examples 
and references), in 12-point type. All margins should be at least one inch 
wide (or 2.5 cm). 

Please also include a legible 3" x 5" card with paper title, name of 
author(s), affiliation(s), address, phone number, and e-mail address. 

To facilitate the review process, please indicate the primary area of 
linguistics addressed in the paper. Those who wish to be considered for 
both the Main Session and the Parasession (see below) should send two 
sets of materials (please indicate MAIN SESSION/PARASESSION). 

Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint 
abstract per author. E-mail submissions will be accepted, provided that 
a camera-ready hardcopy is received no later than October 25, 1999 
(sorry, no faxes will be accepted). Preference will be given to 
presentations not duplicated at other major conferences (e.g., LSA, 
NELS, WCCFL). Authors are asked to indicate prior or planned 
presentations of their papers on the abstract submission card. 

SPECIAL 30th ANNIVERSARY SESSION: Because of the milestone 
nature of the 30th LSRL in the year 2000, we feel it would be 
appropriate to have retrospectives of the field of Romance Linguistics 
in major sub-areas such as phonology, morphology, and syntax. 
Submissions of this kind should follow the abstract guidelines above 
and should be sent to the Main Session address, but indicate History of 
Romance Linguistics as the primary area.

PARASESSION: Organized by Joaquim Camps
Current issues in Romance Language Sociolinguistics and 
Second Language Acquisition

Abstracts for twenty-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for discussion) are 
invited for a parasession. We welcome studies on either Romance 
language sociolinguistics or the acquisition of Romance languages 
(either as second or foreign languages). 

Abstract guidelines are the same as those for the Main Session. 

DEADLINE for receipt of abstracts: October 22,1999 
Notification: By December 10th, 1999

All submissions should be sent to: 
	Caroline Wiltshire and Jean Casagrande 
	Dept. of Romance Languages & Literatures, UF 
	Box 117405 
	Gainesville, FL 32611-7405 USA 
or:	LSRL 30 (Parasession)
	Joaquim Camps
	Dept. of Romance Languages & Literatures, UF
	Box 117405
	Gainesville, FL 32611-7405 USA

E-mail: Caroline Wiltshire: 
 Jean Casagrande:
 Joaquim Camps:

Fax: (352) 392-5679

Web site (still under construction) provides details of travel and 
housing at:
Sponsored by: UF Dept of Romance Languages and Literatures, 
Program in Linguistics, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the
English Language Institute and theOffice of Research, Technology, 
and Graduate Education at UF.

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Message 2: Evolution of Language 2000 - Paris, France

Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 21:57:39 +0100 (MET DST)
From: Conference Evolang <>
Subject: Evolution of Language 2000 - Paris, France

CALL FOR PAPERS [deadline: November 8, 1999]

conference: T H E E V O L U T I O N O F L A N G U A G E
 Paris April 3-6, 2000
 Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications
 Paris - France

ORGANISED BY: Professor Jean Aitchison (Oxford University), 
Dr. Jean-Louis Dessalles (ENST Paris), Professor Jim Hurford 
(Department of Linguistics, University of Edinburgh), 
Dr. Chris Knight (Department of Sociology, University of 
East London), Professor Luc Steels (Sony CSL and Vrije 
Universiteit Brussel).

LOCAL ORGANISATION: Jean-Louis Dessalles (ENST Paris), Laleh Ghadakpour (CREA),
Frederic Kaplan (Sony CSL), Luc Steels (Sony CSL and Vrije Universiteit
Brussel), Francois Yvon (ENST Paris).

	This will be the third conference in a series concerned with the
	evolutionary emergence of speech. From a wide range of disciplines,
	we seek to attract researchers willing to integrate their 
	perspectives with those of modern Darwinism.

	The aim is to bring together linguists, computer scientists, 
	anthropologists, palaeontologists, ethologists, geneticists, 
	neuroscientists, and other scientists who are concerned with 
	the question of the origin and evolution of language. 

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Frans B. M. de Waal (Emory University), Bernd Heine (Universitat zu Koln),
Ray Jackendoff (Brandeis University), Paul A. Mellars (University of 
Cambridge), Sue Savage-Rumbaugh (Georgia State University), Herbert Terrace (Columbia University), Michael Tomasello (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology).

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Jean Aitchison (Worcester College), Robert C. Berwick (M.I.T.), 
Derek Bickerton (Univ. Hawai), Ted Briscoe (University of Cambridge 
Computer Laboratory), Rene Carre (ENST), Bernard Comrie (Max Planck Institute
for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig), Jean-Louis Dessalles (ENST Paris),
Jean-Marie Hombert (MSH Rhone-Alpes), James R. Hurford (University of
Edinburgh), Michel Imbert (Universite de Toulouse), Judy Kegl (University of
Southern Maine), Simon Kirby (University of Edinburgh), Chris Knight 
(University of East London), Andre Langaney (Musee de l'Homme), 
Frederick J. Newmeyer (University of Washington), Michael Studdert-Kennedy
(Haskins Laboratories), Luc Steels (Sony CSL & Vrije Universiteit Brussel),
Bernard Victorri (Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris).

Sponsored by 
		- Ecole Nationale Sup�rieure des T�l�communications
		- Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris 
		- Fondation Louis Leprince-Ringuet 
		- Groupe des Ecoles de T�l�communications
		- CNRS
		- France Telecom CNET

Some of the issues that will be discussed are:

 origin of language

 . origin of phonetic abilities

 . origin of syntax

 . origin of symbolic representation semantic abilities

 . evolutionary significance of language, compatibility with natural selection

 . language and the origin of culture

 . chronology of the spread of mankind, and its relationship to language

 . the continuity/discontinuity of the language faculty with nonhuman 
 communication systems.

 dynamics of language evolution 

 . evolution of phonetic systems

 . evolution of the lexicon

 . evolution of grammar structures


Submission Instructions
Prospective authors are invited to submit extended abstracts or short papers
(from 1 to 4 pages, max. 2000 words). 
Submitted papers will be refereed and selected for oral presentation 
(25/30 min) on the basis of quality and relevance to the Conference topics.

Accepted abstracts and papers will be included in the Conference Proceedings
and will be made accessible through the web. Copies of the proceedings
will be available at the Conference. Authors of accepted contributions 
will be asked to submit full length papers for a volume to be published after 
the Conference by an international publisher.

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The deadline for submission is November 8th, 1999.
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Authors are strongly encouraged to submit their papers electronically 
(MS Word preferred, but most formats will be recognised).

Please email your submission to
Don't forget to include the submission form (see below) in your message.

If you are planning to submit a paper or abstract, or if you simply 
plan to attend the Conference, please send a mail to

You will be kept informed through e-mail of further useful information.

If you cannot send your submission through email, please send four copies 
(and the submission form) to:

	J-L Dessalles
	ENST / Dep. InfRes 
	46 rue Barrault 
	F-75013 Paris - France

Submission Form

[ The first author should fill in the submission form and e-mail 
 it to ]

Last NAME : 

First Name :

Laboratory :

Organization/Affiliation :

Street Address : 

City :

Postal code:

State/Province :

Country :

E-mail address for correspondence :

Fax :

Paper title :


Conference web site:
Call for papers:

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