LINGUIST List 10.300

Tue Feb 23 1999

Calls: Lang. Development, Theoretical & Applied Ling.

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  1. Sarah Howell, Language Development
  2. S J Hannahs, Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Message 1: Language Development

Date: Mon, 22 Feb 1999 16:01:03 -0500 (EST)
From: Sarah Howell <>
Subject: Language Development


			The 24th Annual 
 Boston University Conference on Language Development
			Call for Papers

		November 5, 6 and 7, 1999 

Keynote Speaker: Elissa Newport, University of Rochester
Plenary Speaker: Stephen Crain, University of Maryland



All topics in the field of language acquisition will be fully considered, 

	Bilingualism				Literacy & Narrative
	Cognition & Language			Neurolinguistics
	Creoles & Pidgins			Pragmatics
	Discourse				Pre-linguistic Development
	Exceptional Language			Signed Languages
	Input &Interaction	 		Sociolinguistics
	Language Disorders			Speech Perception &
	Linguistic Theory (Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, Morphology,

Abstracts submitted must represent original, unpublished research. 
Presentations will be 20 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for questions.

Please submit:

	1) ten copies of an anonymous, clearly titled 450-word summary 
	 for review. Include word count at the bottom of the page.

	2) one copy of a 150-word abstract for use in the conference 
	 program book if your abstract is accepted. If your paper is 
	 accepted, this abstract will be scanned into the conference 
	 handbook. No changes in title or authors will be possible 
	 after acceptance. Include word count at the bottom of the

	3) for EACH author, one copy of the information form printed 
	 at the bottom of this sheet. 

Please include email address or a self-addressed, stamped postcard for
acknowledgment of receipt. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be
sent to the first author by early August. Pre-registration materials
and preliminary schedule will be available in late August, 1999.

All authors who present papers at the conference will be invited to 
contribute their papers to the Proceedings Volumes. Those papers will 
be due in January, 2000.

Note: All conference papers will be selected on the basis of abstracts 
submitted. Although each abstract will be evaluated individually, we 
will attempt to honor requests to schedule accepted papers together 
in group sessions.

DEADLINE: All submissions must be received by May 14, 1999. 

Send submissions to:

	Boston University
	Conference on Language Development
	704 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 101
	Boston, MA 02215 U.S.A.

	Telephone: 	(617) 353-3085

(We regret that we cannot accept abstract submissions 
by fax or e-mail.)

Information regarding the conference may be accessed at


Author Information Form (fill out one form completely for EACH author)


Topic area:					Audiovisual requests:

Full name:					Affiliation:

Current address:			Summer address if different, and dates:

Current email:				Summer email:
Current phone number:			Summer phone if different:

* To accommodate as many papers as possible, we reserve the right to
limit each submitter to one first authorship and if circumstances
warrant, to limit each submitter to two papers in any authorship

* If your paper is not one of the 90 initially selected for
presentation, please indicate whether you would be willing to be
considered as an alternate. (If you indicate that you are willing to
be considered, this does not commit you to accepting alternate status
if it should be offered to you.)

_____ Yes, consider me as an alternate if necessary
_____ No, please do not consider me as an alternate

Please indicate how you received the 1999 Call for Papers: 

____ email/electronic	___surface mail	____word of mouth

Please indicate how you wish to receive the 2000 Call for Papers: 

____email/electronic	___surface mail	____ both


Catherine Howell		BU Program in Applied Linguistics
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Message 2: Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Date: Tue, 23 Feb 1999 11:32:52 +0000 (GMT)
From: S J Hannahs <>
Subject: Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

 ***Call for Papers***

		The Second Durham Postgraduate Conference 
		 in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

			 19 June 1999
 artment of Linguistics and English Language
	 of Durham, U.K.

We are pleased to announce the Second Durham Postgraduate Conference
in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at the University of Durham on
Saturday, 19 June 1999. The purpose of the conference is to exchange
ideas by presenting our research in theoretical and applied

Accepted papers will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation plus 10
minutes for discussion.

o Deadline for abstracts: 15 April, 1999
o Notification of acceptance: 6 May, 1999
o 2nd circular (programme and registration): 24th March, 1999
o The conference day: 19 June 1999

Abstract guidelines:
Send 4 camera-ready copies of your abstract (3 without and 1 with your
name and affiliation). Length: maximum one A4 page; 1.5 spacing;
left/right, top/bottom margins: 3cm. Font: Times New Roman 12pt.
Title, author's name, affiliation: 14pt bold and centered on the line.

We look forward to seeing you in Durham at our Second Durham
Postgraduate Conference in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics.

Karima Soutsane (
Chair of Programme Committee 	
Department of Linguistics and English Language 
University of Durham
Elvet Riverside, New Elvet, Durham DH1 3JT
United Kingdom
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