LINGUIST List 11.1941

Thu Sep 14 2000

Calls: Spanish/Portuguese, Human Sentence Processing

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  1. Silvina Montrul, Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese as First and Second Languages
  2. Ann Bies, Human Sentence Processing: CUNY 2001

Message 1: Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese as First and Second Languages

Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 17:41:39 -0500
From: Silvina Montrul <>
Subject: Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese as First and Second Languages

4th Conference on the
Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese
as First and Second Languages

October 12, 13 and 14, 2001
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Invited Speakers

Susana L�pez-Ornat, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Conxita Lle�, Universit�t Hamburg
Diane Musumeci, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Carmen Silva-Corval�n, University of Southern California
Lydia White, McGill University

All topics in the field of first, second, bilingual and impaired
acquisition of Spanish, Portuguese or other Iberian languages
(Catalan, Gallego, Basque, etc.) will be fully considered, including:

* Acquisition of phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, and the lexicon
* Acquisition of discourse and pragmatics
* Differences and similarities between L1, L2 and bilingual acquisition
* Normal and impaired acquisition in monolingual and bilingual children and
* Acquisition in language contact situations
* First and second language attrition or loss
* Classroom second language acquisition (including roles of input, interaction,
formal instruction, technology, or any other teacher or learner variables)

Submission Guidelines
1. Five (5) copies of an anonymous, clearly titled one-page abstract
(single-spaced with 1 inch margin throughout, Times New Roman, 12 point font)
for review. There can be an additional page for references. 
2. One (1) copy of the same abstract with name and institutional affiliation to
include in the conference program.
3. For EACH author, an index card with the following information: title of
paper, area or research, name, academic affiliation, current/summer address,
phone and fax number, e-mail, and audiovisual requests

Abstracts submitted must represent original research. Presentations will be
minutes long, plus 10 minutes for questions. All authors who present papers at
the conference will be invited to contribute their papers to a refereed volume
of selected papers.

Deadline: All submissions must be received by May 1, 2001.
Send submissions to: Silvina Montrul, University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, 4080 Foreign
Languages Building, MC-176, 707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801, USA.

Check the Website for updates.

Silvina Montrul, Assistant Professor
Department of Spanish, Italian & Portuguese
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4080 Foreign Languages Building, MC-176
707 S. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801

Phone: (217) 244-4090
Fax: (217) 244-8430


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Message 2: Human Sentence Processing: CUNY 2001

Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2000 12:57:31 EDT
From: Ann Bies <>
Subject: Human Sentence Processing: CUNY 2001


 CUNY 2001


 We are pleased to announce the

 14th annual meeting of the 

 CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing

 to be held in Philadelphia, PA, March 15 - 17, 2001.

 ------ Hosted by -------

 The Institute for Research in Cognitive Science (IRCS)
 University of Pennsylvania
 Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228



	The 14th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing is
soliciting abstracts for papers and posters presenting theoretical,
experimental, and/or computational research on any aspect of human sentence
processing. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously, and will be considered
for the general conference sessions.


	The special session for this year's conference will be
"World-Situated Language Use: Bridging the Language-as-Product and
Language-as-Action Traditions." This special session will encourage
presentation of work that emphasizes language use in interactive
conversational settings. Invited speakers for this session include Michael
Tanenhaus, from the University of Rochester, Susan Brennan from SUNY Stony
Brook, Boaz Keysar from the University of Chicago, Matthew Stone from
Rutgers University, and Justine Cassell from MIT.

	In addition to these speakers, we are encouraging abstract
submissions on this topic for presentation during this session. We are
especially interested in work that bridges conversational/discourse
research with mechanistic approaches to language use. Appropriate topics
include experimental studies focusing on contextual coordination in
production and comprehension as well as computational and linguistic
theorizing on these issues (e.g., dynamic semantics, discourse theories of
reference) and any research (psycholinguistic, linguistic or computational)
that seeks to coordinate language use with real-world reference. Abstracts
submitted for the special session will be reviewed in the same way as
general submissions, with the added consideration of whether the
presentation belongs in the special or general session.


 For all submissions, the abstract text should be no longer than 1 page
total (maximum of 500 words). In addition, you may include examples, data
summaries, and references; however the latter, together, should not exceed
15 lines.

 At the VERY TOP of the abstract, please include the names and
affiliations of all authors, and the email address of the author who will
handle correspondence. Also indicate whether you wish your abstract to be
considered for PAPER ONLY, POSTER ONLY, or PAPER OR POSTER. This category
means that you would be willing to present your work as a poster should the
abstract not be accepted for the spoken paper sessions. Please also
indicate whether you want your abstract to be considered for the SPECIAL
SESSION. This category does not exclude the possibility of acceptance for
the general sessions and does not decrease the chances of its acceptance.
Please leave several blank lines between this information and the abstract
proper (title and text), to facilitate anonymous review.


	We will accept e-mail submissions ONLY. These should be addressed
to: Please use plain text, and use the
subject header: "Abstract"

	If you submit more than one abstract, each must be mailed
separately (and each will be acknowledged separately). The conference
organizers reserve the right to shift some presentations from talks to
posters if two or more accepted talks are from the same author.



 John Trueswell, Aravind Joshi, and Lila Gleitman 



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