LINGUIST List 10.1858

Thu Dec 2 1999

Calls: L1 Acquisition, Formal Grammar/Berkeley

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  1. Paul Peranteau, L1 Acquisition/ The Annual Review
  2. Andreas Kathol, Formal Grammar/ Berkeley Formal Grammar Conference 2000

Message 1: L1 Acquisition/ The Annual Review

Date: Thu, 02 Dec 1999 14:38:32 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: L1 Acquisition/ The Annual Review



John Benjamins Publishing Company is launching a new yearly publication:

The Annual Review of Language Acquisition

The Annual Review will be devoted to research in the domain of first language
acquisition, i.e., the process of acquiring command of a first language. It
will focus on research that has been reported in recently defended PhD theses.
The major share of contributions to the yearbook will consist of 20-25 page
(approximately) edited summaries of, or excerpts from, dissertations
issues in first language acquisition. These papers should be written by the
original author of the dissertation, conform to the format of a journal
article, and thus be comprehensible without reference to the source text.

The Annual Review will publish reports of original research pertaining to
various approaches to first language acquisition, be it experimental,
observational, computational, clinical or theoretical, provided that the work
is of high quality. The Annual Review also welcomes studies in which first
language acquisition is compared to L2 acquisition, as well as studies on
language acquisition under abnormal conditions. In all of the areas covered,
the Annual Review of Language Acquisition will be dedicated to creative and
groundbreaking research.

The yearbook, in its printed form, will be supplemented by an attractive
website. The website will provide access to electronic copies the printed
papers, but, more importantly, it will present background materials such as a
resume of the author, excerpts of audio or video materials related to the
reported research, tips for further reading, and links to relevant websites.

Any student who has a dissertation completed in 1999 is invited to submit a
manuscript based on this work. In order to be eligible for publication, the
manuscript should be of outstanding quality. Particularly, contributions are
sought which excel with regard to the integration of behavioral data and
(psycho) linguistic theorizing. More specifically, the Annual Review sollicits
papers which 
* develop new theoretical ideas to account for a set of facts;
* open up a new empirical domain, e.g. explore a relatively unknown language,
or apply a new or unknown experimental approach.
* report findings that are considered important for pertinent debates in the

Next to these research reports, which will be subject to peer-review, each
issue of the Annual Review will contain one critical review of the
state-of-the-art in a subdomain of first language acquisition research. This
paper will be commissioned by the editors.

The Annual Review of Language Acquisition

Lynn Santelmann (Portland State University)
Maaike Verrips, (Utrecht University)
Frank Wijnen, (Utrecht University)

Editorial Board
Peter Culicover (The Ohio State University)
Katherine Demuth (Brown University)
Jeff Elman (UCSD)
LouAnn Gerken (University of Arizona)
Marco Haverkort (University Groningen)
Jack Hoeksema (Univerity of Groningen)
Angeliek van Hout (Utrecht University)
Nina Hyams (UCLA)
Clara C. Levelt (Free University Amsterdam)
Laurence B. Leonard (Purdue University)
Natascha Mueller (University of Hamburg)
Johanne Paradis (University of Alberta)
William Philip (Utrecht University)
Susan Powers (University of Potsdam)
Thomas Roeper (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Petra Schulz (University of Konstanz)
Ann Senghas (Columbia University)
William B. Snyder (University of Connecticut)
Karin Stromswold (Rutgers University)
Jill de Villiers (Smith College)

The managing editor at John Benjamins is: Kees Vaes (

Submission of Proposals

Interested authors are invited to get in touch with the Editors of ARLA at the
following address:

Editors of ARLA
Trans 10
3512 JK Utrecht
The Netherlands

The deadline for submissions to the 2001 issue is set at: March 1, 2000

				John Benjamins Publishing Co. 
Offices:		Philadelphia				Amsterdam:
Phone:		+215 836-1200				+31 20 6762325
Fax: 		+215 836-1204				+31 20 6739773
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Message 2: Formal Grammar/ Berkeley Formal Grammar Conference 2000

Date: Thu, 2 Dec 1999 13:06:08 -0800 (PST)
From: Andreas Kathol <>
Subject: Formal Grammar/ Berkeley Formal Grammar Conference 2000



			 21 July 2000

	 The University of California at Berkeley
			 as part of the

		Proposal submission receipt deadline:
			 15 February 2000
 Submissions should be sent to the electronic address listed below


"Lexical and Constructional Explanations in Constraint-Based Grammars"
is the theme of a number of common workshops to be held as a part of
the Berkeley Formal Grammar Conference 2000 at the University of
California, Berkeley from July 19-23 2000. The Berkeley event will
also consist of:

	LFG2000, July 19-20,

	HPSG-2000, July 22-23,

We welcome submissions of proposals for workshops that are of common
interest to the LFG, HPSG, and Construction Grammar communities and
are likely to further interactions between the three. Workhops talks
should be on a coherent topic that can be expected to generate
opposing views and discussion with the broader audience. Workshop
papers should be distributed in advance among participants and
participants should refer to each other's approaches. Each workshop
can accommodate introductory remarks framing the issues and three to
four 30-minute talks.

Proposals should contain:

1. Title of the proposed workshop.
2. Short statement explaining its relevance to the LFG and HPSG
3. List of preliminary participants to be invited,
 statement of intent to organize such a workshop with 
 a preliminary CFP.

(Potential workshop organizers should note that the conference cannot
provide any financial support to workhop participants.)


 Deadline for receipt of workshop proposals:	15 February 2000

 Acceptances sent out:				31 March 2000

 Conference:					21 July 2000


Send workshop proposals to the local conference organizers 

1. either electronically (preferred, ASCII only):

2. or via snail mail:

	c/o Andreas Kathol 
	Department of Linguistics
	1203 Dwinelle Hall
	UC Berkeley
	Berkeley, CA 94720
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