LINGUIST List 10.1594

Sat Oct 23 1999

Calls: Slavic Ling-FASL9,Sino-Tibetan Langs

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  1. Michael Yadroff, Slavic Ling-FASL9: second CFP
  2. David Prager Branner, The History of Spoken Chinese

Message 1: Slavic Ling-FASL9: second CFP

Date: Fri, 22 Oct 1999 14:40:22 -0500
From: Michael Yadroff <myadroffindiana.edu>
Subject: Slavic Ling-FASL9: second CFP

October 1999: SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS


 !!! THE BLOOMINGTON MEETING !!!


THE 9TH ANNUAL WORKSHOP ON

 FORMAL APPROACHES TO SLAVIC LINGUISTICS

Hosted by:
 Indiana University, Bloomington

When:
 February 19-20, 2000

Where:
 Bloomington, Indiana (ca. 1 hour south of Indianapolis)

Invited Speakers:
 Wayles Browne, Cornell University "t. b. a."
 Ljiljana Progovac, Wayne State University "Clausal Functional 
Projections in Serbian?"

_________________________________________________________

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Abstracts are invited for 30-minute presentations on topics dealing with
formal aspects of Slavic syntax, semantics, morphology, phonology and
psycholinguistics.

Send 5 copies of a ONE-PAGE ANONYMOUS abstract to:

 FASL9
 Department of Linguistics
 Memorial Hall East, Room 322
 Indiana University
 Bloomington IN 47405-7005

Please also include ONE 3x5 card with:

 1) title of paper
 2) your name
 3) address and affiliation
 4) telephone and fax numbers
 5) e-mail address

(Authors are advised to re-check examples and glosses with speakers of the
languages involved.)

Abstracts Must Be Received By NOVEMBER 22, 1999.
We hope to make a program available by DECEMBER 10, 1999.

Persons interested in attending FASL9 are invited to register their e-mail
and mailing addresses with us at:

 fasl9indiana.edu

Web pages are located at: http://www.indiana.edu/~fasl9/


 !!!PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!!

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Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics
 [tel] 1-812-855-6459/6456
 [fax] 1-812-855-5363
Organizing Committee:

 George Fowler gfowlerindiana.edu
 Steven Franks franksindiana.edu
 Leslie Gabriele lgabrielindiana.edu
 Michael Yadroff myadroffindiana.edu
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 !!! SPECIAL SESSIONS !!!

NOTE THE EARLY DATE THIS YEAR, PLUS THE FACT THAT FASL PROPER RUNS
ALL DAY SATURDAY AND AFTER LUNCH SUNDAY. This is because FASL9 is
being held in conjunction with a special workshop/forum on the topic:

 Slavic Linguistics 2000:
 The Future of Slavic Linguistics in America
 (SLING2K)

SLING2K is funded by the U.S. Dept. of Education, and will take place
all day on Friday, February 18, 2000. Expected participants in this
event include the following scholars:

Ronelle Alexander, Edna Andrews, John Bailyn, Christina Bethin,
David Birnbaum, Catherine Chvany, Lenore Grenoble, Charles Gribble,
Laura Janda, Maria Polinsky, Adam Przepiorkowski, Irina Sekerina, and
Charles Townsend

The uncertain future of the field of Slavic linguistics has given
rise to a number of productive discussions in the pages of journals
such as the Journal of Slavic Linguistics and at the sessions of
meetings such as the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and
East European Languages. In the words of Olga Yokoyama, "the time has
come to take a hard look at the future of our field as an
occupation". The SLING2K workshop is designed to do just this. We are
inviting a variety of experts to submit position papers, which will
be put on the web by December 15, 1999. Position paper authors will
summarize what they regard as the state of the field with respect to
their particular subdiscipline(s). Papers should summarize past
achievements and sketch out new directions. We hope that a realistic
assessment of the viability of Slavic linguistics in the 21st century
will emerge from the debate, and that the product of the workshop will
be of considerable use to current and future graduate students in making
informed decisions about the concentration of their academic energies.

The workshop itself will take the form of an interactive forum, where
all participants have read the position papers, and will ideally
respond to one or more of them and participate in a vigorous
give-and-take discussion and general brainstorming session. The
workshop proceedings, including the full text of all position papers
and edited transcripts of the discussions will be published by Slavica
Publishers (the exact schedule and format of the volume to be shaped by
the nature of the actual workshop).

Web pages are located at: http://www.indiana.edu/~slavconf/SLING2K/

For further information about SLING2K contact George Fowler, as follows:

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George Fowler 		[Email] gfowlerindiana.edu
Dept. of Slavic Languages 	[dept. tel.] 1-812-855-9906/-2608/-2624
Ballantine 502 		[dept. fax] 1-812-855-2107
1020 E. Kirkwood Ave. 	[home tel./fax] 1-317-726-1482/-1642
Indiana University 		[Slavica tel./fax] 
1-812-856-4187
Bloomington, IN 47405-7103 USA [Slavica toll-free] 1-877-SLAVICA
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 !!!POSTER SESSION ON SLAVIC SEMANTICS!!!

As a special one-time event intended to increase the participation of
semanticists in FASL meetings, there will be a special poster session
(up to 6 posters) on Slavic Semantics at FASL9, concurrent with the
regular Saturday poster session. Abstracts for the special session
will be separately refereed by a committee organized by Barbara
Partee. Papers from this session will not be published in the FASL9
proceedings, but can be submitted for review for a special semantics
issue of the Journal of Slavic Linguistics to be co-edited by Barbara
Partee and Wayles Browne. Please submit abstracts (same
specifications and number of copies as for normal FASL papers, and
same deadlines, notification dates, etc.) for the Special Poster
Session on Slavic Semantics to:

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Slavic Semantics Poster Session
c/o Barbara H. Partee
Department of Linguistics
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-7130
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Note: You may submit the same abstract to both the regular FASL9
program and to the special poster session; in that case, you must
indicate on a separate piece of paper attached to your abstract which
venue would be your first choice if both are accepted.

There will also be an informal luncheon meeting on Sunday Feb. 20 to
continue the discussion begun at FASL 8 of ways to facilitate the
development of Slavic semantics; all welcome. To join an informal
e-mail interest group on this topic, contact
parteelinguist.umass.edu.
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Message 2: The History of Spoken Chinese

Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 03:08:44 -0400 (EDT)
From: David Prager Branner <dpb_ysjcnct.com>
Subject: The History of Spoken Chinese


The History of Spoken Chinese: Call for Papers
 
The Yuen Ren Society announces a symposium on "The History of Spoken
Chinese" to be held in conjunction with the 210th meeting of the
American Oriental Society, in Portland, Oregon, March 12-15, 2000.

Lectures will be presented with the general Sinological listener in
mind. 

Topics will include: 
 How is the history of spoken Chinese different from the history of
 written Chinese?
 The standard languages and prestige dialects of the past
 Proto-dialects and dialect metasystems, and their relationship to real
 regional languages of the past
 Etymology of dialect words
 Future prospects in Chinese historical dialectology. 

More traditional topics in Chinese dialectology are also welcome.

The final deadline for submissions is 1 December, 1999.

For more information contact:

David Prager Branner		Richard VanNess Simmons
Yuen Ren Society		East Asian Languages and Cultures
Mucha P.O. Box 1-666		Rutgers University
Taipei 116, TAIWAN		43 College Ave, Scott Hall, Rm 330
				New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1164 USA

yuen.ren.societybigfoot.com	rsimmonrutgers.edu
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