LINGUIST List 11.10

Tue Jan 11 2000

Calls: Modern Greek Dialects-REVISED, L2/NEW SOUNDS

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  1. Brian Joseph, Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory - EXTENDED DEADLINE
  2. Jonathan Leather, Second Language Acquisition: New Sounds 2000/ The Netherlands

Message 1: Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory - EXTENDED DEADLINE

Date: Tue, 4 Jan 100 10:45:35 -0500 (EST)
From: Brian Joseph <>
Subject: Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory - EXTENDED DEADLINE




12-14 October 2000


An international conference on "Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic 
Theory", organised by Angela Ralli (Patras), Mark Janse (Ghent) and 
Brian D. Joseph (Columbus, Ohio) will be hosted by the Department 
of Philology of The University of Patras from 12-14 October 2000.

Our expectation is that some papers will focus on particular dialects
and the relevance to linguistic theory of phenomena they show, whereas
others will focus on particular issues in linguistic theory and their
interpretation in particular dialects; that is, papers should not be
purely descriptive in their orientation. Prospective participants are
asked to keep these workshop goals in mind as they prepare their

"Theory" is to be understood broadly here, with no restriction as to
area within linguistics (so that, for instance, speech act theory is
as relevant to the workshop's goals as is syntactic theory) or as to
particular theoretical schools of thought. Thus we invite abstracts
in any theoretical framework covering any area of linguistic

There will be several invited speakers:

Franco Fanciullo (University of Torino)
Eric Hamp (University of Chicago)
Paul Kiparsky and Cleo Condoravdi (Stanford University)
Angeliki Malikouti-Drachman and Gaberell Drachman (University of Salzburg)
Peter Trudgill (University of Fribourg)

as well as speakers selected from submitted abstracts. In all, eighteen 
speakers will each be allotted 40 minutes, 30 minutes for their papers, 
followed by 10 minutes of discussion time. 

The Workshop will be held in the Conference Center in the Faculty of 
Letters at the University of Patras (Rio). 

Prospective speakers should send an abstract of approximately 500 words 
(2,500 characters) to Janse (for European -- including Greek -- submissions) 
or Joseph (for American submissions) before 15 MARCH 2000. Electronic 
submission of abstracts is encouraged, but not mandatory (though be sure 
to specify values for any special symbols that are used as these do not 
always travel well in cyberspace); abstracts should include title, author's 
name and affiliation, and both postal and e-mail addresses. 

Further details regarding accommodation, meals, and travel will be given 
in a second circular.

Organisers' addresses:

Angela Ralli
University of Patras
Department of Philology
Linguistics Section
GR-26500 Rion, Patras, Greece
fax: +30-61-996195
e-mail: //

(For European (including Greek) submissions:)
Mark Janse
University of Ghent
Department of Latin & Greek
Kwaadham 12-14
B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
fax: +32-9-234-04-52

(For American (and non-European more generally) submissions:)

Brian D. Joseph
The Ohio State University
Department of Linguistics
222 Oxley Hall
Columbus, Ohio USA 43210-1298 
fax: +1-614-292-8833
email: //
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Message 2: Second Language Acquisition: New Sounds 2000/ The Netherlands

Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2000 11:51:39 +0100
From: Jonathan Leather <>
Subject: Second Language Acquisition: New Sounds 2000/ The Netherlands

NEW SOUNDS 2000, the Fourth International Symposium on the
Acquisition of Second-Language Speech, will be held at the University
of Amsterdam, 4-7 September 2000.

Proposals are invited for papers (20 minute presentation, or poster)
on any topic relating to the acquisition of second-language speech.
All papers presented will be published in the symposium proceedings.

Please submit abstracts (200-300 words) as soon as possible (and no
later than 31 March 2000) to:
 Secretariat, New Sounds 2000
 Department of English
 University of Amsterdam
 Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam
 The Netherlands

or by e-mail to:

Jonathan Leather (University of Amsterdam)
Allan James (University of Klagenfurt)
Scientific Advisers:-
John Archibald (University of Calgary) 
James Flege (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Roy Major (Arizona State University)
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