LINGUIST List 10.1753

Thu Nov 18 1999

Calls: Theoretical Ling/ IATL, Sign Lang/ TISLR7

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  1. Jeannette C. Schaeffer, Theoretical Ling: Israeli Association for Theoretical Ling/ IATL
  2. Krista Ojutkangas, Sign Lang: Theoretical Issues in Sign Lang Research/ TISLR7

Message 1: Theoretical Ling: Israeli Association for Theoretical Ling/ IATL

Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 11:27:30 +0200
From: Jeannette C. Schaeffer <>
Subject: Theoretical Ling: Israeli Association for Theoretical Ling/ IATL



June 12/13 (Monday/Tuesday), 2000

INVITED SPEAKERS: Henk van Riemsdijk, Michael Brody and (possibly) Barbara

IATL 16, the 16th annual meeting of the Israeli Association for Theoretical
Linguistics, will be held at Tel Aviv University on June 12-13, 2000.
Submissions are invited for papers presenting high quality, previously
unpublished research in all areas of theoretical linguistics, including
Language Acquisition, Language Disorders, Psycho- and Neurolinguistics.
IATL publishes a working papers-style proceedings in which all accepted and
alternate papers appear.

Please send 7 copies of an anonymous abstract (maximum length 2 pages,
including references) accompanied by a card with author's name,
affiliation, e-/snail-mail, and title of paper to:

Department of Linguistics, attn. Julia Horvath
Webb Building, Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 69978

DEADLINE: March 1, 2000.

We do NOT accept electronic submissions.

Not more than one single-authored abstract per person, plus one
co-authored abstract.

March 2, 2000: abstract submission deadline
April 10, 2000: notification to authors of acceptance
June 12-13, 2000: IATL conference

Further information:

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Jeannette C. Schaeffer, Ph.D.				
Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics	
Ben Gurion University of the Negev			
P.O. Box 653				
Beer Sheva 84105, ISRAEL
Phone (W): +972-7-646 1118
Fax (W): +972-7-647 2907
Phone (H): +972-7-610 6558
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Message 2: Sign Lang: Theoretical Issues in Sign Lang Research/ TISLR7

Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 13:36:20 +0200 (EET)
From: Krista Ojutkangas <>
Subject: Sign Lang: Theoretical Issues in Sign Lang Research/ TISLR7

TISLR7 - 7th Conference on Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research

Amsterdam, July 23rd - July 27th 2000


Due to some problems with the preparation of the conference web site, we
are not sure that we have reached all interested researchers. We have
therefore decided to extend the abstract deadline to December 1st.

Further information not listed below is available from a temporary web
site, at:

On behalf of the organizers,
Onno Crasborn

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A Conference on Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research is organised
every two years. In 1996 it was held in Montreal, in 1998 in Gallaudet and
in 2000 it will be organised in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. The
organisation of the Seventh TISLR is a joint effort of people from
different institutions and universities in The Netherlands. The Scientific
Committee consists of people from both inside and outside The Netherlands.


The theme of this conference is Crosslinguistic insights: how similar are
sign languages?
Research in the past has often focused on the similarities and differences
between sign and spoken languages.
However, over the years international research has produced a wealth of
information about individual sign
languages. Especially as this will be the first time that TISLR is
organised in Europe, it seems to be an appropriate point at which to begin
looking at the similarities and differences among sign languages. We will
focus on the conference theme in the workshops. Therefore, we would like to
encourage researchers from different universities and research institutes
to submit a joint abstract for a workshop comparing data from different
sign languages.


Authors are invited to submit abstracts on any aspect of research and
theory about sign language, including linguistic structure, language
acquisition, language contact and bilingualism, variation, discourse
analysis, poetics and metaphor, psycholinguistic and neuropsychological
processing, language assessment, research methodology and language

Presentation modes will be:
20 minute presentations, followed by 10 minutes of discussion
poster presentations
60 minute workshop presentations

Workshops should be geared toward issues related to the conference theme,
and consist of 3 to 4 presentations introduced by a "workshop moderator".
The moderator is asked to send in all abstracts for the workshop at the
same time.


Abstracts should be written in English with a maximum of 300 words. Please
send six hard copies of an anonymous abstract together with a cover page
including the title of the abstract, full name, address, and email address,
	Conference Office
	University of Amsterdam
	Spui 21
	NL-1012 WX Amsterdam
	The Netherlands
At the same time, also submit a digital version with both abstract and
personal information, either on diskette to the above address, or by email
The digital text should be sent in WordPerfect 5.1, Word 6.0, or ASCII
format without any layout, font size 12 pnt.
Please indicate clearly whether you are submitting the abstract for a paper
presentation, a workshop, or a poster presentation.


Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by January 1999.
Accepted authors will have to submit a full paper for the interpreters by
May 15th, 2000.

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