LINGUIST List 11.1885

Thu Sep 7 2000

Calls: Bilingualism, Arabic Linguistics

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  1. Treffers-Daller, Jeanine, 3rd International Symposium on Bilingualism
  2. Samira Farwaneh, Arabic Linguistics Symposium

Message 1: 3rd International Symposium on Bilingualism

Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2000 13:08:24 +0100 (BST)
From: Treffers-Daller, Jeanine <>
Subject: 3rd International Symposium on Bilingualism

Third International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB3)

Local Organisers:
Centre for European Studies (CES), Faculty of Languages and European Studies 
University of the West of England, Bristol

Wednesday 18 April 2001 to Friday 20 April 2001

Venue: University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, 
Bristol BS16 1QY, UK


Professor Colin Baker (Wales/Bangor), Felix Bihlmeier (UWE), Dr Helmut Daller 
Dr Margaret Deuchar (Wales/Bangor), Professor Ullrich Kockel (UWE), 
Dr Nicholas Miller (Newcastle),
Professor Li Wei (Newcastle), Dr Stephen May (Bristol),
Dr Susan Price (UWE), Professor Michael Scriven (UWE),
Professor Gisela Shaw (UWE), Dr Jeanine Treffers-Daller


Professor Jim Cummins (Toronto)
Dr Ton Dijkstra (Nijmegen)
Professor Nancy Hornberger (Pennsylvania)
Professor Juergen Meisel (Hambu
Professor Suzanne Romaine (Oxford)


The conference organisers welcome papers from Theoretical, Sociolinguistic 
and Psycholinguistic
approaches to Bilingualism, for example on issues such as the following:

� Language Minorities and Minority Languages
� Language Contact
� Code-switching
� Bilingual First Language Acquisition
� Bilingual Cognitive Processing
� Language Policy
� Trilingualism
� Language Maintenance, Language Shift
� Intercultural Communication
� Elite Bilingualism
� Creole Linguistics
� Endangered Languages

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 1 OCTOBER.
Abstracts can be submitted as part of a colloquium
(2-4 hour slot of papers around a topic), or individually
for parallel sessions or posters.
Due to the large number of contributions anticipated, the organisers may
decide to accept a relatively high proportion of papers as
The criteria for selection will be: originality,
significance to the development of the field, lucidity.
Please see How to Submit Proposals section for further
details. All submissions will be reviewed anonymously by
members of the committee during September and October 2000.

Abstracts are welcomed for oral presentation (20 mins + 10 mins discussion)
or poster presentation.
Please send 4 hard copies, one of which contains your name
and address, as well as an electronic version (Rich Text
Format) on a PC formatted disk, of the abstract to the
address given below.
Please ensure that you save your work in a format readable
by a Windows based PC. We are unable to read Apple
Macintosh formatted disks or files.

Please do NOT send abstracts by email or fax.

Format of Abstracts
Font: 12 pts Roman
Title: centred and bold
Author(s): under the title, with affiliation in parentheses

Please provide full address details, email on a separate page.

PLEASE NOTE: Papers need not be related to a colloquium.
Papers can relate to any topic as specified under the call
for papers. There is room for many individual papers in
special paper sessions, unrelated to the colloquia.

Notification of acceptance
The Academic Committee will study the abstracts in October 2000
and authors will be notified at the beginning of November 2000.

A limited number of scholarships are available, on a
competitive basis, for PhD students whose papers are
accepted at ISB3. Scholarships will cover registration
only. Travel and accommodation costs are not covered.
Please see How to Submit Proposals.
If you wish to apply for a scholarship please enclose a supporting letter 
indicating this and aletter from your institution confirming your student
status. Applications must be received by 1 October 2000.

All further information (about Colloquia, Registration and
Accommodation) can be obtained from the website.

Third International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB3)
University of the West of England
Faculty of Languages and European Studies
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol BS16 1QY
Great Britain
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Treffers-Daller, Jeanine
"University of the West of England"

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Message 2: Arabic Linguistics Symposium

Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2000 12:17:50 -0600
From: Samira Farwaneh <>
Subject: Arabic Linguistics Symposium

Call For Papers

The Arabic Linguistics Society,
The University of Utah and
Brigham Young University

announce the

Fifteenth Annual Symposium on
Arabic Linguistics

to be held at

The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

March 2-3 2001

Papers are invited on topics that deal with the application of current
linguistic theories and analyses to Arabic. Research in the following areas
of Arabic linguistics is encouraged: grammatical analysis (phonology,
morphology, syntax, semantics), sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics,
discourse analysis, historical linguistics, corpus linguistics, etc.

Persons interested in presenting papers are requested to submit a
one-page abstract giving the title of the paper, a brief statement of
the topic, and a summary clearly stating how the topic will be
developed (the reasoning, data, or experimental results to be
presented). Authors are requested to be as specific as possible in
describing their topics. Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail,
where possible. The top lines of the message should contain the
authors name, affiliation, address, phone number, e-mail address, and
the title of the paper. The body of the abstract should then follow
after 4 blank lines. The heading will be omitted before it is sent to
the members of the paper selection committee. Please do not send
attachments. If submitted by mail, both a disk copy and a hard copy
are to be included. Names are not to appear on the abstract; instead,
a 3x5 card with the above information should be enclosed. Twenty
minutes will be allowed for each presentation.

2000 ALS membership dues ($20 faculty, $15 students) and conference fees
($25 preregistered) are to be submitted with all abstracts and must be
received by the abstract deadline. Membership dues are non-refundable;
conference fees are refundable, if requested, only to those whose papers
are not accepted.

Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts
November 15 2000

Abstracts should be addressed to:
Tessa Hauglid
1346 South 2950 East
Spanish Fork UT 84660
Phone: 801-794-9387

Other enquiries may be addressed to:
Samira Farwaneh
Voice: 801 581 4928
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