LINGUIST List 10.1523

Thu Oct 14 1999

Calls: DP-NP Conference, African Linguistics

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  1. Martine Coene, DP-NP Conference - Antwerp University
  2. Victor Manfredi, African Linguistics (ACAL 31) - Boston University

Message 1: DP-NP Conference - Antwerp University

Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 18:33:02 PDT
From: Martine Coene <>
Subject: DP-NP Conference - Antwerp University

Determined to analyze the noun phrase?

If you are doing research on the syntax and/or pragmasemantics of the
noun phrase, the following announce is for you. Indeed, the analysis
of nominal expressions has developed in a spectacular way in the last
decades. This has led to many interesting new hypotheses which allow
to explain what might seem to be unrelated properties across
languages. Additionally, many studies have been devoted to empirical
and theoretical aspects of the expression of possession, one of the
most fundamental concepts in life and language. The Research unit on
French and Romance Linguistics of the Antwerp university will organize
an international meeting on these topics :

Antwerp, 10, 11 & 12 February 2000	
>From NP to DP : Antwerp International conference on the syntax and 
pragmasemantics of the noun phrase
Keynote speakers
 	Greg Carlson 	Hans Kamp	
	Francis Corblin	Georges Kleiber	
	Carmen Dobrovie	Brenda Laca	
	Donka Farkas	Fred Landman	
	Alexandru Grosu	Giuseppe Longobardi	
	Jacqueline Gu�ron	Anne Zribi-Hertz

We hereby welcome papers on all aspects of the syntax and semantics of
noun phrases as well as on the expression of possession.

Conference languages are English and French.
Presentations will be 20 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for discussion. 

- 5 one-page abstracts, spaced in 1.5 lines and in 10-pt Times font;

- a separate page with the title of the abstract, the names and
affiliations of all authors and an address (preferably e-mail) for

SUBMISSION BEFORE: 			November 1, 1999 	
			Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Wilrijk, 		
			Belgium, tel/fax 32-3-820.28.24, 		
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: 			Martine Coene, Yves D'Hulst, 
					Liliane Tasmowski
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Message 2: African Linguistics (ACAL 31) - Boston University

Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 16:10:13 -0000
From: Victor Manfredi <>
Subject: African Linguistics (ACAL 31) - Boston University

Conference annoucement and call for abstracts

The 31st Annual Conference on African Linguistics (ACAL 31) will be
held at Boston University starting at 10am on Thursday 2 March 2000
and ending at 1pm on Sunday 5 March. On the evening of Friday 3 March,
the Kenyan writer and activist Prof. Ngugi wa Thiong'o will deliver
the plenary lecture, followed by a public reception.

Abstracts are welcome for talks in all areas of linguistics concerned
with African languages. Please note that ACAL 31 has two categories of
abstracts with two different deadlines:

Competitively reviewed abstracts for 30-minute talks (plus 10 minutes 
One page, including data and references. Abstracts will be ranked 
anonymously for a limited number of slots, depending on topic area. 
Unless requested otherwise, abstracts not accepted for 30-minute talks 
will automatically be considered for category (ii). 
Deadline: received by 31 December 1999.

General session abstracts for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes 
One-half page maximum.
Deadline: received by 31 January 2000.

Abstracts (including name and contact address, plus affiliation if 
applicable) should reach any of the following destinations by the 
respective date:

fax: 617-353-4975.
hard copy: ACAL 31, African Studies Center, 270 Bay State RD, Boston MA 
02215 usa.
email: (any or all of),,,
Email is not recommended for abstracts making intensive use of special 
characters or diacritics.

Mail registration should be paid by a money order or check drawn on a US 
On-site registration can also be in cash (US funds).

Preregistration, received by 31 January 2000:
full-time employee in hard-currency zone: US$80
all others: US$40

Registration after 31 January 2000, including on-site registration:
full-time employee in hard-currency zone: US$100
all others: US$50

Registration includes a dinner-dance on Saturday 4 March. 

Speakers are responsible for (re)producing their own 
handouts/transparencies etc.
Any audiovisual hardware requirements must be indicated in the abstract.

Inquiries about book and software displays should be directed to Heather 
Littlefield (

Transportation and housing are the responsibility of participants; 
available information will be distributed along with acknowledgement of 

When sending an abstract or a preregistration payment, please indicate 
the preferred communication medium for acknowledgement and conference 
information: email vs. post.

At any time, voice messages can be left at 617-353-7305.

The organizers
(John Hutchison, Chege Githiora, Victor Manfredi, Heather Littlefield)
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