LINGUIST List 10.1562

Tue Oct 19 1999

Calls: Himalayan Languages, Phonology/LabPhon 7

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  1. Michael Darnell, Himalayan Lang: 6th Himalayan Languages Symposium
  2. LabPhon7, Phonology: LabPhon 7

Message 1: Himalayan Lang: 6th Himalayan Languages Symposium

Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 09:02:03 -0500 (CDT)
From: Michael Darnell <>
Subject: Himalayan Lang: 6th Himalayan Languages Symposium



University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
June 15-17, 2000

Papers at the 6th Himalayan Languages Symposium may report 
the results of scholarly research on any subject pertaining 
to the Himalayan languages and Himalayan language communities. 
Possible topics include:

+ descriptions of previously undescribed languages
+ linguistic analyses of phonetic, phono-logical and 
	grammatical phenomena
+ comparative studies & historical reconstruction
+ Himalayan languages in typological perspective
+ language planning
+ the economic and cultural aspects of language preservation 
	and language death
+ sociocultural aspect of borrowing
+ 'secret' languages
+ grammar & pragmatics of honorific speech
+ sociolinguistic & ethnolinguistic analyses 
+ historical and archaeological findings relating to the 
	prehistory of Himalayan language communities

Workshops to promote dialog between Himalayanists and 
typologists will be organized by:
	Matthew Dryer, SUNY-Buffalo
	David Gil, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary 
	Ian Maddieson, UCLA

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Feb. 1, 2000. 
Notifications of acceptance will sent out by March 1, 2000. 
Abstracts should be no longer than one page and should be of 
camera-ready quality. The author's name and affiliation 
should appear below the title of the paper. On a separate 
piece of paper, include mailing and email addresses.

Preregistration: $40 for faculty, $20 for students and 
non-academics; registration at the conference: 
$45 for faculty, $25 for students and non-academics. 

Address abstracts, registration fees, and inquiries to:

Michael Noonan
Himalayan Languages Symposium
Dept. of English
University of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI 53201
fax: 414-229-2643
phone: 414-229-4511


The Himalayan Languages Symposium is an open international 
forum where scholars can exchange the results of their 
research with others working on related issues in the 
same geographical area. The term 'Himalayan' is used 
in its broad sense to include north-western and 
north-eastern India, where languages of Indo-Aryan, 
Dravidian, Tibeto-Burman, and Austro-Asiatic linguistic 
stocks are spoken; the languages of Nepal, Bhutan and 
the Tibetan Plateau; the languages of northern Burma 
and Sichuan; and the languages of Nuristan, Baltistan 
and the Burushaski speaking area in the west. The 
term 'Languages' is used instead of 'Linguistics' 
to broaden the scope of the Symposium beyond linguistics 
proper so as to allow scholars working on language issues 
in the related disciplines of anthropology, philology, 
and archaeology to present their research wherever this 
is directly relevant to our understanding of Himalayan 
languages and language communities.

The Permanent Secretariat for this annual Symposium is 
maintained at Leiden University in the Netherlands. 
Previously, the Himalayan Languages Symposium has 
been convened in Leiden, Noordwijkerhout [the 
Netherlands], Santa Barbara [California], Pune [India], 
and Kathmandu.


The 6th Himalayan Languages Symposium will be held on 
the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 
situated near Lake Michigan in Milwaukee's Upper 
East Side. Milwaukee is pleasantly warm in June. 

More details regarding the venue, accommodations, 
and travel will be sent out to those who respond to 
this circular.
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Message 2: Phonology: LabPhon 7

Date: Tue, 19 Oct 1999 15:14:03 +0200
From: LabPhon7 <>
Subject: Phonology: LabPhon 7

LabPhon 7

Seventh Conference on Laboratory Phonology

Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 29 June-1 July, 2000

University of Nijmegen and Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

LabPhon 7 will center around five themes, each with at least one invited

speaker and discussant:

Phonological processing
Janet Pierrehumbert, invited speaker
Northwestern University
Anne Cutler, discussant
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Phonological encoding
Pat Keating, invited speaker
University of California, Los Angeles
Willem Levelt, discussant
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Field work and phonological theory
Didier Demolin, invited speaker
Free University of Brussels
Leo Wetzels, discussant
Free University of Amsterdam

Speech technology and phonological theory
Aditi Lahiri, invited speaker
University of Konstanz
Louis Boves, discussant
University of Nijmegen

Phonology-phonetics interface
Nick Clements, invited speaker
CNRS, Paris
John Ohala, invited speaker
University of California, Berkeley
Bruce Hayes, discussant
University of California, Los Angeles

We invite submission of abstracts relating to any of these five themes.
Please send a single copy of your abstract, either by either postal mail


MPI, Postbus 310
NL 6500 AH Nijmegen
the Netherlands

or by e-mail, to:

Abstracts must arrive at MPI by 14 January, 2000. Please leave
sufficient time for delivery.

Abstracts sent by postal mail may contain up to one page of text and up
to one additional page for references, figures, examples, etc.

Abstracts submitted by e-mail may contain up to 800 words (including
references, examples, etc.) and should be submitted as the main body of
the message (not as any type of attachment). They should contain ASCII
text only; for phonetic symbols in e-mailed abstracts, please use the
SAMPA symbols described at

Faxed abstracts will not be accepted.

Abstracts should be anonymous. If sending an abstract through the post,
please attach a card to the abstract stating your name, mailing address,
email address, affiliation, and preference for poster or oral
presentation, as well as the theme which you feel your abstract most
closely addresses. For email submissions, list this information at the
bottom of your message. The organizers reserve the right to assign
accepted abstracts to an alternate theme and to assign abstracts to
poster presentation.

Authors should note that the schedule for publication for the LabPhon
proceedings is being changed as of LabPhon 7. Authors will be required
to submit draft papers by April 28, 2000, and to bring nearly final
versions of their papers (to be sent out for review) to the conference.
The deadline for absolutely final versions (after the review process)
will be December 1, 2000. Only papers accepted for oral presentation
will be considered for publication.

For more information about the conference, and for descriptions of the
themes, please see our web page at

where you can also sign up for the LabPhon7 mailing list.
Questions can be addressed to

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