LINGUIST List 10.730

Thu May 13 1999

Calls: Phonology, Modality

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  1. Antony Dubach Green, The Word in Phonology
  2. Texas Linguistic Society, TLS 2000, The Effects of Modality on Language and Linguistic Theory

Message 1: The Word in Phonology

Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 14:13:29 +0200
From: Antony Dubach Green <>
Subject: The Word in Phonology

 Workshop on

 T H E W O R D I N P H O N O L O G Y

 at the 22nd Annual Meeting of the German Society of Linguistics
 Marburg, Germany
 March 1-3, 2000

 - C A L L F O R P A P E R S -

The theme of the next meeting of the German Society of Linguistics
(DGfS) will be "The Word". The meeting consists of several
simultaneous workshops, including the workshop on "The Word in
Phonology" organized by Antony D. Green and Ursula Kleinhenz. In
general, speakers at the DGfS are expected to present a paper in only
one workshop. Unfortunately there will be no possibility to refund
speakers' travel expenses this year.

For some time the word has been one of the central issues of
phonology, and many important studies on the status of the word in
phonology have appeared. Nevertheless many questions remain open,
which this workshop aims to address. Submissions are invited that
deal with the status and typology of the word in phonology, in

1. the difference between the morphological word and the 
 phonological word
2. the relationship between the phonological word and the other 
 constituents of the prosodic hierarchy (phonological phrase, 
 foot, syllable)
3. the criteria that justify these constituents (e.g. stress, 
 syllabification, phonotactic well-formedness conditions)
4. which properties of phonological words are universal and which 
 are language-specific
5. effects traditionally attributed to lexical and postlexical 
 rules (e.g. resyllabification across word boundaries). An 
 important issue is how these data can be analyzed in a 
 constraint-based framework.

We have slots for fourteen 30-minute papers (20 min. + 10 min. 
discussion) and three 60-minute papers (45 min. + 15 min. discussion). 
Those interested are asked to send a one-page abstract, indicating the 
author's name, affiliation, and postal and e-mail addresses, as well 
as the intended length of the paper (30 min. or 60 min.), to Antony D. 
Green or Ursula Kleinhenz at:

 Zentrum fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
 Jaegerstr. 10/11
 10117 Berlin

The deadline for submission is August 13, 1999.
Abstracts and talks may be in English or German.
Authors will be notified of acceptance by September 8, 1999.
For more information please contact Antony D. Green 
( or Ursula Kleinhenz 

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Dr. Antony Dubach Green
Zentrum fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Jaegerstr. 10/11 Tel +49 (0)30 20 192 574
10117 Berlin
Deutschland Fax +49 (0)30 20 192 402
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Message 2: TLS 2000, The Effects of Modality on Language and Linguistic Theory

Date: Wed, 12 May 1999 16:59:13 -0500 (CDT)
From: Texas Linguistic Society <>
Subject: TLS 2000, The Effects of Modality on Language and Linguistic Theory


The 2000 Texas Linguistic Society is organizing a conference on


to be held at the University of Texas at Austin,
February 25-27, 2000.

The Texas Linguistic Society is an organization composed of graduate
students interested in the study of language from a theoretical

The work of many linguists and psycholinguists has revealed profound
similarities between signed and spoken languages in their structure,
acquisition, and processing. However, there may also be interesting
differences between signed and spoken languages; a close examination
of modality differences may offer particular insights into the factors
that shape the nature of language and contribute to linguistic
theory. The aim of this conference is to explore the extent to which
current linguistic theory can account for signed languages and the
ways in which linguistic theories may need to be revised to
accommodate both signed and spoken languages.

We invite original, unpublished work in any area of linguistics or
cognitive science. We would particularly like to encourage submissions
which focus on the link between modality and current linguistic
theories, in keeping with the conference theme.

Conference languages: English and ASL

Invited Keynote Speakers:

Diane Brentari (Purdue University)
David Corina (University of Washington)
Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut)


Please submit ten copies of a one-page, 500-word, anonymous abstract
for a twenty minute paper (optionally, one additional page for data
and/or references may be appended), along with a 3" by 5" card with:

(1) your name,
(2) your affiliation,
(3) your address, phone number, and e-mail address,
(4) the title of the paper, and
(5) an indication of which subfield of linguistics best describes the
topic (e.g. Phonetics, Phonology, Syntax, Semantics, Psycholinguistics,
Neurolinguistics, Cognitive Science etc.)

Send abstracts to:

TLS 2000 Abstract Committee
501 Calhoun
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712

E-mail abstracts will also be accepted. They must be submitted as
attachments to an e-mail message. They may not be contained with the
body of a message. The body of the message should include all
information above. The only acceptable formats for submissions are
ASCII text, WordPerfect, and Microsoft Word. We generally discourage
the use of nonstandard fonts, since we can not always decipher them.

Emails to be submitted to

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstracts: postmarked by October 15, 1999
Notifications of acceptance or nonacceptance: December 1, 1999
Deadline for drafts for interpreters: January 20, 2000

We strongly encourage Deaf researchers to submit abstracts. 

For further information, see www: (after
June 1, 1999), or contact

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TLS Organizing Committee
- Adrianne Cheek
- Kearsy Cormier
- Heather Knapp
- David Quinto
- Christian Rathmann
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