LINGUIST List 11.1473

Wed Jul 5 2000

Calls: Linguistic Typology, Sinn und Bedeutung V

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  1. Johan van der Auwera, Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT IV)
  2. Paul Dekker, Sinn und Bedeutung V, December 2000, Amsterdam

Message 1: Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT IV)

Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2000 13:41:38 +0200
From: Johan van der Auwera <>
Subject: Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT IV)

Call for papers
Fourth International Conference of the Association for Linguistic
Typology (ALT IV)

The fourth International Conference of the Association for Linguistic
Typology (ALT IV) will be held at the University of California at Santa
Barbara, from Thursday July 19 to Sunday July 22, 2001. The conference
will be held in conjunction with the Linguistic Institute, sponsored by
the Linguistic Society of America, and directly precede the meeting of
the International Cognitive Linguistics Association. The local organizer
for ALT IV will be Marianne Mithun.

Members and non-members wishing to present a paper at ALT IV are asked
to send six copies of a one-page abstract to the chair of the program
committee, Casper de Groot, to reach him no later than January 1, 2001.
A second page (six copies) may be attached to the abstract listing
data. The abstract itself should contain no identification of the
author. A separate sheet should be included which contains the title of
the abstract, the name(s) of the author(s), and one mailing address,
with telephone, fax, and email address as available.

The committee accepts submission via fax or e-mail (with the abstract as
part of the message rather than by attachment), but abstracts may be
sent by regular mail as well.

The time allotted for presentation and discussion is 30 minutes. Members
may also submit abstracts for symposia, including the names of
participants and the amount of time requested. Participants may not be
involved in more than two abstracts, of which at most one may be
single-authored. English is the preferred language at the conference.

Address for mailing ALT abstracts:

Casper de Groot
Chair, Program Committee, ALT
Leerstoelgroep Theoretische taalwetenschap
Universiteit van Amsterdam
Spuistraat 210
NL-1012 VT Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Fax: 31-20-5253052

The program committee will, by February 15, 2001 convey its decision on
acceptance of papers to those submitting abstracts. The committee
consists of Casper de Groot, Zlatka Guentcheva, Maria Polinsky, Oesten
Dahl, Walter Bisang and Vera Podlesskaya.

Details concerning registration and accommodation for the conference
will follow.

*** On Thursday, July 19, the first day of ALT IV, there will be a
workshop on California Languages. The languages indigenous to California
present considerable typological diversity among themselves and contrast
in many ways with languages found in other parts of the world. Papers
are welcome on any topic of interest to typologists. Each paper will be
20 minutes in length plus 10 minutes for discussion. Anyone wishing to
present a paper at this workshop is invited to send an abstract (max 400
words) before January 15 to the address given below. Those sending their
abstract by email should include it as part of their message (i.e. not
append it as an attachment).

Address for workshop abstracts:

Marianne Mithun
ALT Workshop on California Languages
Department of Linguistics UCSB
University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106

fax: 1-805-563-1948

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Message 2: Sinn und Bedeutung V, December 2000, Amsterdam

Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000 14:01:33 +0200
From: Paul Dekker <>
Subject: Sinn und Bedeutung V, December 2000, Amsterdam

 December 18 -- 20, 2000

Sinn und Bedeutung V will be held from Monday 18 until Wednesday 20
December 2000, at the University of Amsterdam. The Sinn und Bedeutung
meetings aim to provide a platform for semanticists to present recent
work. The area of interest includes any topic from current areas of
semantic research, formal semantics, cognitive semantics, descriptive
semantics, typological semantics, historical semantics, philosophy of
language etc.

 *Invited Speakers*

 -> Maria Bittner (Rutgers University, confirmed)
 -> Barbara Partee (University of Massachusetts)
 -> Martin Stokhof (University of Amsterdam)

 *Submission of abstracts*

Sinn und Bedeutung V has room for 42 contributed talks of approximately 45
minutes. Authors, particularly young researchers, are invited to submit an
*anonymous* abstract of *two pages* (at most 1000 words). The abstract must
include a short 10 line *summary* clearly indicating subject matter and
conclusions. Accepted abstracts will be published in the program booklet.

A *separate leaflet* should specify the author's name, affiliation, postal
address, e-mail address plus the title of the contribution. Submission by
e-mail is encouraged. *Multiple submissions* are allowed, but no single
author is allowed to give more than one presentation.

 *Important dates*

 -> 15-09-00 Deadline for submissions
 -> 15-10-00 Notification of acceptance
 -> 18 -- 21 December 2000 Sinn und Bedeutung V


Sinn und Bedeutung is organized every year under the auspices of the
Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Semantik. The organizing committee of the Fifth
meeting consists of Renate Bartsch, Peter Blok, Balder ten Cate, Paul
Dekker, Markus Egg, Helen de Hoop, Alice ter Meulen, Robert van Rooy, Rob
van der Sandt and Henk Zeevat.

For further information, contact:

 Organizing Committee Sinn und Bedeutung V
 ILLC/Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
 Nieuwe Doelenstraat 15, NL 1012 CP, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (up soon)
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