LINGUIST List 11.2284

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Calls: Gen Ling/COGSCI 2001, Gen Ling/LACUS 2001

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  1. Colleen Seifert, CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - COGSCI '01
  2. Lois Stanford, LACUS 2001 Call for Papers

Message 1: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - COGSCI '01

Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 16:13:40 -0400
From: Colleen Seifert <seifertumich.edu>
Subject: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - COGSCI '01

Twenty-third Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society

August 1 - 4, 2001

University of Edinburgh, Scotland

http://www.hcrc.ed.ac.uk/cogsci2001

Call for Papers:

Cognitive Science pursues a scientific understanding of the 
mind through all available methodologies, notably those of 
anthropology, artificial intelligence, computer science, 
education, linguistics, logic, neuroscience, philosophy and 
psychology, in whatever combinations are most appropriate to 
the topic at hand. The focus of this year's conference will 
be to represent the full breadth of research in the 
cognitive sciences, in ways that will lead to useful mutual 
interaction. All contributions should be addressed to an 
interdisciplinary audience.

* STANDARD SPOKEN PAPERS: 20-minute spoken 
presentations, which (if accepted) will be published as
6-page papers in the Proceedings;

* STANDARD POSTERS: poster presentations, which (if 
accepted) will be published as 6-page papers in the 
Proceedings;

* ABSTRACT POSTERS: poster presentations, which (if 
accepted) will be published in the Proceedings as one-page 
abstracts, but can be submitted only by members of the 
Cognitive Science Society. For information about 
membership, see http://www.umich.edu/~cogsci or contact the 
Executive Officer, Colleen Seifert (Fax: (734) 429-9248; 
email: cogsciumich.edu; mail: Cognitive Science Society, 
5618 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Saline, MI, 48176).

* SYMPOSIA: 90-minute spoken presentations, including three 
or more well-integrated talks on a common topic and possibly 
a discussant, which if accepted will be published as one-
page abstracts in the Proceedings.

Submissions for standard spoken papers, standard posters, 
and symposia will be reviewed by an international panel of 
experts according to the following criteria: Significance; 
Relevance to a Broad Audience of Cognitive Science 
Researchers; Originality; Technical Merit; and Clarity of 
Presentation.

ALL submissions for standard spoken papers, standard 
posters, abstract posters, and symposia should be submitted 
according to the instructions at 
http://www.hcrc.ed.ac.uk/cogsci2001. Electronic templates 
will be provided for a number of formats. Unfortunately, we 
will not be able to accept material not submitted on these 
templates. Authors whose submissions are accepted will be 
notified in time to return final versions of their 
contributions by late April. 
PROPOSALS THAT DO NOT FIT ALL SPECIFICATIONS 
(INCLUDING LENGTH) WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Deadline for RECEIPT of all submissions: Wednesday, 7th 
February, 2001. 
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Message 2: LACUS 2001 Call for Papers

Date: Fri, 20 Oct 2000 16:27:07 -0600
From: Lois Stanford <lstanformaildrop.srv.ualberta.ca>
Subject: LACUS 2001 Call for Papers

LINGUISTIC ASSOCIATION OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES (LACUS)
ASSOCIATION DE LINGUISTIQUE DU CANADA ET DES ETAS-UNIS (ALCEU)

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LACUS FORUM

To Be Held at Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM), Montreal,
Canada.

July 31 - August 4, 2001

Conference Theme: WHAT CONSTITUTES EVIDENCE IN LINGUISTICS?

FEATURED SPEAKERS
 Charles Boberg, McGill University
 Sheila Embleton, York University: Presidential Address
 Brendan Gillon, McGill University 
 Igor Melchuk, Universite de Montreal

CALL FOR PAPERS
 While papers relating to the conference theme are especially 
invited, abstracts are welcomed on all subjects in linguistics and 
interdisciplinary areas involving language. Papers accepted for the
program will be scheduled for either 15 minutes or 25 minutes, with
5 minutes allowed for discussion. This list of topics relating to
the theme is intended as suggestive rather than comprehensive:

 The Nature of Linguistic Evidence
 What Constitutes Valid Evidence in Phonology?
			..in Morphology
			..in Syntax
			..in Semantics 
 			..in cognitive and neurocognitive linguistics? 
 What Makes Grammatical Descriptions Plausible? 
 What Kinds of Questions Should a Linguist Be Trying to Answer?
 
GUIDELINES FOR ABSTRACTS 

Maximum length: 450 words (not including references). The abstract 
	should fit on one 8 1/2"x11" page. (If references do not fit 
	on the page, they may be put on a separate page, but in that 
	case they will not appear in the meeting handbook.) Please 
	do not include tables or figures in the abstract.

Anonymity: The abstract should not identify the author(s).

What to Submit: Please submit abstracts only by e-mail.
	Preferably, send the abstract as an e-mail attachment,
	in rich text format (.rtf) or the equivalent.

Accompanying Information: In the body of your e-mail (not part
of the attachment) send the following information:
	1. Author's name(s) and affiliation(s).
	2. Title of paper.
	3. Presentation time desired -- 15 or 25 minutes.
	4. Audio-visual equipment required (beyond overhead
		projector).
	5. Eligibility for prize (if applicable -- see below).
	6. Name a topic (or two topics) to identify the
		area(s) in which your paper lies. Choose a
		topic name from the list above, or feel free to
		name another topic if you are submitting an 
		abstract that does not fit the conference theme.

Where to Submit: lois.stanfordualberta.ca	

Those without access to e-mail should send the abstract and
accompanying information via snail mail, to:
	Lois Stanford, Chair, LACUS Conference Committee
	Linguistics Department, 4-36A Assiniboia Hall 
	University of Alberta
	Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2E7, Canada

Due Date:	15 January 2001 

DESIRABLE PROPERTIES OF ABSTRACTS
 Evaluators of abstracts will appreciate your attention to these 
desiderata:
	Informative but brief title 
	Clear statement of the problem or questions addressed
	Clear statement of the main point(s) or argument(s)
	Informative examples
	Clear indication of relevance to related work
	Avoidance of jargon
	References to literature (not included in 400-word limit)

ELIGIBILITY
 You do not have to be a member of LACUS to submit an
abstract. If your abstract is accepted, you must be a member to
present your paper at the meeting. (Members will automaticallly
receive the publication resulting from the conference.)

SYMPOSIA
 Proposals for panels or special sessions are also welcome. 
Please contact Lois Stanford or Syd Lamb right away with your ideas
(see addresses below). 

PRESIDENTS' PRIZES
 Continuing a tradition started by former president Kenneth Pike, 
a committee consisting of the President, the President-Elect, 
and former Presidents of LACUS will select the winner of the annual
Presidents' Prize, with an award of $500, for 'the best paper' by 
a junior scholar. For purposes of this prize, 'junior scholar' is 
defined as one who has had a doctoral degree for less than ten 
years and has not yet attained a tenured position.

The Presidents' Predoctoral prize, with an award of $100, will be 
given for 'the best paper' by a student who has not yet received 
a doctor's degree.

For purposes of these prizes, 'best paper' is defined as that which
in the judgement of the committee makes the most important 
contribution to knowledge. Organization and presentation may also 
be considered.

The prizes will be awarded at the annual banquet, to be held at the
end of the meeting, Saturday, August 4th.

Only single-authored presentations will be considered for
prizes.

Junior scholars and predoctoral scholars should identify their 
status in the e-mail message sent in with the abstracts, to 
indicate their eligibility for one of the prizes.

FINANCIAL AID
 Limited funds to assist scholars coming from countries with
weak currencies may be available. For information contact the 
Conference Committee Chair.

PUBLICATION
 A panel of referees will select certain papers presented at
the meeting for publication, with appropriate revisions, in 
LACUS Forum XXVIII.

VENUE 
 The Universite du Quebec a Montreal is located in the heart of
Montreal, between downtown and Old Montreal with many fine
ethnically diverse restaurants nearby. Montreal has a web page,
with on-line pictures so that you can see parts of Montreal at
any given time, and hence, what the weather is like, for
example. It also provides the viewer with information about the
available attractions at any given dates.
		http://www.tourism-montreal.org/

ACCOMMODATIONS
 A block of studios will be reserved in the brand new
residence just across the street from the meeting rooms. Each
has a double bed, telephone, private shower, kitchenette. The
price is $40 Canadian (about $27 U.S.), the same for either one
person or two people willing to share the same bed).
 It is also possible to rent suites. They consist of two
studios connected to a common living room and cost the same as two
studios.
 A block of 75 rooms has been reserved. HOWEVER, there is a
very early deadline -- 30 April. Accommodation cannot be
guaranteed after this date.

 UNIVERSITY RESIDENCES
 303 East, Rene-Levesque Boulevard,
 Montr´┐Żal, Qc
 Canada, H2X 3Y3

 Phone: (514) 987-6669
 Fax:: (514) 987-0344
 Toll free: (US & Canada): 1-877-987-6669
 Web site: http://www.residences-uqam.qc.ca

Hotel Accomondations:
 Rooms at Hotel Lord Berry, one block from the conference
location, are about $65 U.S., single or double occupancy. Twenty
rooms have been reserved for the meeting. LACUS members should
call the hotel directly and mention that it is for the LACUS
Forum organized by UQAM. Rooms must be reserved at least 2 weeks
before 31 July.

	HOTEL LORD BERRY:
 Tel. (514) 845-9236
 Fax: (514) 849-9855

 Address:
 1199, Berri St.
 Montreal, Qc.
 H2L 4C6
 Canada

 Reservations only (US & Canada): 1-888-363-0363

 Web site: http://www.lordberri.com
 E-mail: infolordberri.com


FURTHER INFORMATION
 Updated conference information will be posted to the LACUS
website at approximately the beginning of every month from now
until July. See	http://www.lacus.org

Detailed information will be sent to all LACUS members and to 
nonmember authors of accepted abstracts in March. 

ADDRESS QUESTIONS about the conference program to:
	Lois Stanford <lois.stanfordualberta.ca>
ADDRESS QUESTIONS about Montreal and local arrnagments to:
	Michel Paradis <mparadpo-box.mcgill.ca>, 
	
CONFERENCE COMMITTEE:
	Lois Stanford, University of Alberta, Chair
	Ruth Brend, Ann Arbor, Michigan 
	Angela Della Volpe, California State University, Fullerton
	Sheila Embleton, York University
 	Sydney Lamb, Rice University
	Michel Paradis, McGill University (local arrangements chair) 
	William Sullivan, University of Florida



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Lois M Stanford
Professor Emerita
Department of Linguistics
University of Alberta
Edmonton T6G 2E7 Canada
780 492 1935
lois.stanfordualberta.ca
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