LINGUIST List 10.1823

Mon Nov 29 1999

Calls: Sociolinguistics, Comparative Germanic Syntax

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  1. Fay Wouk, Sociolinguistics: Language & Society Conference (Corrected)
  2. Zwart C.J.W., Syntax: Comparative Germanic Syntax

Message 1: Sociolinguistics: Language & Society Conference (Corrected)

Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 16:19:52 +1300
From: Fay Wouk <>
Subject: Sociolinguistics: Language & Society Conference (Corrected)

The previous call gave an incorrect web address. This has been fixed.

Language & Society Conference
29 June - 1 July 2000

Theme: Language & Ethnicities

Plenary Speakers:
Michael Clyne, University of Monash
Margaret Mutu, University of Auckland
Dennis Preston, Michigan State University
Joshua Fishman, Yeshiva University

Call for Papers

Papers are invited either on the conference theme, or in any area of
sociolinguistics, broadly interpreted. Ordinary paper presentations will
be 30 minutes long, including discussion. Shorter student presentations
(15 minutes) and poster presentations are also welcome. Those interested in
organising special workshops or symposia should contact the conference

Abstract Specifications:

Abstracts should be submitted in two parts. The first part should include
the full-title and an abstract text of no more than 150 words. The
author(s) name(s) should not appear in the text of the abstract. The second
part should give the title of the submission, the author�s name(s), with
address, e-mail, fax and phone numbers. Please indicate whether you wish
your abstract to be considered for a general presentation, a student
presentation, or a poster.

Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail as an ASCII message containing both
parts of the abstract (no attachments please).

Email abstracts to:

If you do NOT have access to e-mail, fax a fully-formatted hard copy of the
abstract and one copy of a separate identification page to 64-9-373-7426,
and send two hard copies to the conference organisers by air mail at:

7th NZ Language & Society Conference
Department of English
University of Auckland
PB 92019
Auckland, New Zealand

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 15 March 2000
Abstracts will be anonymously refereed.
Expected notification date: 15 April 2000

A web-site for the conference, updated periodically, has been established

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Message 2: Syntax: Comparative Germanic Syntax

Date: Mon, 29 Nov 1999 17:22:01 +0100 (MET)
From: Zwart C.J.W. <>
Subject: Syntax: Comparative Germanic Syntax

 Second Call for papers.
 The 15th Workshop on Comparative Germanic Syntax.
 Time: May 26-27, 2000
 Place: University of Groningen, The Netherlands
 Werner Abraham (
 Jan-Wouter Zwart (
 Invited speakers:
 Richard Kayne (NYU)
 Marga Reis (Tuebingen)
 Anders Holmberg (Tromsoe)
 Abstracts are invited for presentation of original work 
 on comparative Germanic syntax.
 There is room for 15 talks of 25 minutes plus 10 minutes 
 Abstract requirements:
 No more than two pages (1000 words) all in.
 Email submission only:
 Send name, affiliation, and title of the paper in the 
 body of the message, and anonymous abstract as an 
 attachment (ASCII or PC-compatible), or send two separate
 Deadline: December 15, 1999
 Notification of acceptance: February 1, 2000
 We supply some compensation for travel costs, pending 
 budgetary approval.

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