LINGUIST List 10.1536

Fri Oct 15 1999

Calls: General Linguistics/LACUS/ALCEU

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  1. Lois Stanford, General Linguistics/LACUS/ALCEU

Message 1: General Linguistics/LACUS/ALCEU

Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 14:08:21 -0600
From: Lois Stanford <>
Subject: General Linguistics/LACUS/ALCEU



To Be Held at RICE UNIVERSITY, Houston, Texas

July 25-29, 2000


Featured Speakers:
	David McNeill, University of Chicago
	Marianne Mithun, University of California, Santa Barbara
	Michel Paradis, McGill University (presidential address)
	Sherman Wilcox, University of New Mexico
	Automated Production and Recognition of Speech: 
		Problems and Solutions
 Tuesday, July 25, 1:30 - 5:00
 To be presented by 
	Dr. Nancy Niedzielski,
	Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Rice University
	Consultant, Panasonic Technologies, Inc.

 While papers relating to the conference theme are especially 
invited, abstracts are welcomed on all subjects in linguistics and 
interdisciplinary areas involving language. Papers accepted for the
program will be scheduled for either 15 minutes or 25 minutes, with
5 minutes allowed for discussion. This list of topics relating to
the theme is intended as suggestive rather than comprehensive:

 Sequence Management
 The Mental Lexicon in Action 
 Parallel vis-�-vis Serial Processing
 Factors Governing Choice of Lexeme 
 Factors Governing Choice of Syntactic Construction
 The Linguistic Encoding of Complex Processes (e.g., of motion) 
 Testing Grammatical/Phonological Descriptions for Operational Plausibility 
 Phonological Information in Speaking and Comprehending: One System or Two? 
 Grammatical Information in Speaking and Comprehending: One System or Two? 
 Experimental Phonetic Evidence for the Process of Speech Production
 Experimental Evidence for the Process of Speech Recognition
 The Role of Speaking/Comprehending in Linguistic Change
 Conceptual Categories and Lexical Categories in Action 
 Computer Simulation of Production/Comprehension
 Pragmatic Factors in Speaking and Understanding 
 The Role of World Knowledge in Comprehending 
 Individual Variation in Interpretation of Discourse
 Slips of Tongue and Mind in Speech Production 
 Formulation Processes in Language Production
 Production/Comprehension of Sign Language
 Production/Interpretation of Poetic Discourse
 Slips in Comprehending: Misunderstanding
 Speech Production of the Developing Child
 Producing and Interpreting Metaphors 
 The Use of Gestures in Speaking 
 Automated Speech Recognition
 Automated Speech Synthesis
 Negotiating Discourse Topics 
 The Process of Translating


Maximum length: 450 words (not including references). The abstract 
		should fit on one 8 1/2"x11" page. (If references 
		do not fit on the page, they may be put on a 
		separate page, but in that case they will not 
		appear in the meeting handbook.)

Anonymity:	The abstract should not identify the author(s).

Topic Designation: At top of page (at upper left, above the 
		title), name a 	topic (or two topics) to identify 
		the area(s) in which your paper lies. Choose a 
		topic name from the list above if appropriate, or 
		feel free to name Another topic if none of those 
		on the list fits properly, or if you are submitting
		an abstract that does not fit the conference theme.

What to Submit:	Submit abstracts via e-mail. Send also 3 camera-
		ready copies via snail mail (entire abstract on 
		a single page, with wide margins - see above), for 
		reproduction in the meeting handbook, along with 
		information card (see below). Those without access 
		to e-mail should send16 hard copies via snail mail. 

Where to Submit: Lois Stanford, Chair, LACUS Conference Committee
		 Linguistics Department, 4-36A Assiniboia Hall 
		 University of Alberta
		 Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E7, Canada	

Due Date:	15 January 2000 

 Evaluators of abstracts will appreciate your attention to these 
	Informative but brief title 
	Clear statement of the problem or questions addressed
	Clear statement of the main point(s) or argument(s)
	Informative examples
	Clear indication of relevance to related work
	Avoidance of jargon
	References to literature (not included in 400-word limit)

 Also send by snail mail (with the 3 hard copies) a 3x5" card 
with the following information:

	E-mail and snail-mail addresses (primary author only)
	Telephone number (primary author)
	Title of paper
	Audio-visual equipment required (beyond overhead projector)
	Eligibility for prize (if applicable - see below)
	Time desired -- 15 or 25 minutes (plus discussion time)

 Proposals for panels or special sessions are also welcome. 
Please contact Lois Stanford or Syd Lamb right away with your ideas
(see addresses below). 

 Continuing a tradition started by former president Kenneth Pike, 
a committee consisting of the President, the President-Elect, 
and former Presidents of LACUS will select the winner of the annual
Presidents' Prize, with an award of $500, for 'the best paper' by 
a junior scholar. For purposes of this prize, 'junior scholar' is 
defined as one who has had a doctoral degree for less than ten 
years and has not yet attained a tenured position.

The Presidents' Predoctoral prize, with an award of $100, will be 
given for 'the best paper' by a student who has not yet received 
a doctor's degree.

For purposes of these prizes, 'best paper' is defined as that which
in the judgement of the committee makes the most important 
contribution to knowledge. Organization and presentation may also 
be considered.

The prizes will be awarded at the annual banquet, to be held at the
end of the meeting, Saturday, July 29th.

Only single-authored presentations will be considered.

Junior scholars and predoctoral scholars should identify their 
status on the information card sent in with the hard-copy 
abstracts, to indicate their eligibility for one of the prizes.

 Limited funds to assist scholars coming from countries with
weak currencies may be available. For information contact the 
Conference Committee Chair.

 Selected papers presented at the meeting will be published, 
with appropriate revisions, in LACUS Forum XXVII.

 Rice University is located in the heart of Houston, Texas, 
bounded on the north and south by attractive residential areas, 
on the west by the Rice Village, which contains a wide variety of 
stores and restaurants, and on the east by Hermann Park (with a 
large zoo) and the Texas Medical Center, the world's largest 
medical center, which includes two leading medical schools. 
Located nearby are the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the 
Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and a museum of science and medicine. 
A short distance away is the renowned Menil Collection. 

For information on the University, see
For information on the Linguistics Department, see

Houston is served by two airports, Bush Intercontinental Airport 
and Hobby Airport. The latter is closer to the Rice campus, but 
the former has more flights coming in and departing. 

The largest city in Texas and the fourth largest in the United 
States, Houston boasts many fine restaurants, which offer 
ethnically diverse cuisines at reasonable prices. Several good 
ones are located in the Rice Village, close to the university. 
Near Houston is NASA, which provides many fine exhibits related 
to the American space program.

Temperatures in July are usually hot in the afternoons (mid-
nineties Farenheit, mid-thirties Celcius), but all buildings on
campus and all hotels and restaurants are well air-conditioned.

 Hotel accommodations will be available at the edge of campus, 
within easy walking distance to the conference rooms. 
Accommodations will also be available on campus. 

 The LACUS website will be updated frequently as further details
become available. See

Detailed information will be sent to all LACUS members and to 
nonmember authors of accepted abstracts in March. 

ADDRESS QUESTIONS about the conference to:
	Lois Stanford <>
	Syd Lamb <>
	Lois Stanford, University of Alberta, Chair
	Ruth Brend, Ann Arbor, Michigan 
	Angela Della Volpe, California State University, Fullerton
 	Sydney Lamb, Rice University (local arrangements chair)
	Michel Paradis, McGill University 
	William Sullivan, University of Florida

Lois M. Stanford, Chair
Department of Linguistics
University of Alberta
Edmonton AB, T6G 2E7, Canada
Tel: 780 492 3459
Fax: 780 492 0806
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