LINGUIST List 11.2678

Sun Dec 10 2000

Calls: Penn Ling Colloquium, Language Study/Europe

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  1. Tsan-Kuang Lee, Penn Linguistics Colloquium
  2. Nicole Delbecque, Language Study in Europe at the Turn of the Millennium

Message 1: Penn Linguistics Colloquium

Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2000 22:21:55 -0500
From: Tsan-Kuang Lee <tkleeLING.UPENN.EDU>
Subject: Penn Linguistics Colloquium

Dear Linguistics & friends,

This is a reminder of the abstract submission deadline for the 25th
annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium. Please send your abstract via
e-mail or regular mail by December 15, 2000. More deatils can be found
below. Please help to spread the reminder. Thank you very much.

Attached below is the Call For Papers of the 25th Annual Penn
Lingusitics Colloquium, which will take place on March 3rd (Saturday)
and March 4th (Sunday). We are glad to have Dr. Morris Halle from
MIT giving a talk in our colloquium. The title of the speech will be
announced on our website in the near future.

The special panel this year is "Empirical Data and Linguistic Theory".
We are soliciting papers which examine data sampled from language in
actual use, by which we broadly mean empirical data obtained through
fieldwork, questionnaires, corpus investigation, experiments,
telephone recordings, etc. We are interested in papers from across
the spectrum of theoretical and applied linguistics and related

The CFP is attached below. More info about the colloquium can be
found at:

If you have any questions, please feel free to write us at

We look forward to your participation.

PLC25 Committee:
 Tsan-Kuang Lee (Chair)
 Uri Horesh
 Alan Lee Wai Keong
 Myuncheol Kim
 Seung-yun Yang


 The Penn Linguistics Club Announces

 The 25th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium

 March 3 (Saturday) and 4 (Sunday), 2001

 Invited Speaker: Dr. Morris Halle, MIT

Papers on any topic in linguistics and associated fields are
welcome. This year's Colloquium will feature a special session on
"Empirical Data and Linguistic Theory". Speakers will have twenty
minutes for their presentations and five minutes for discussion and

For our special session on "Empirical Data and Linguistic Theory", we
are soliciting papers which examine data sampled from language in
actual use, by which we broadly mean empirical data obtained through
fieldwork, questionnaires, corpus investigation, experiments,
telephone recordings, etc. We are interested in papers from across the
spectrum of theoretical and applied linguistics and related fields.

Prospective speakers may submit their abstracts by E-mail or in hard
copy by regular mail. Abstracts should be no longer than 2 pages in
12-point font with 1-inch margins. Mailed submissions should include
five copies of the abstract, accompanied by an index card including
the presenter's name, affiliation (department and institution),
address, e-mail address and the sub-field of linguistics (or related
discipline) that best characterizes the paper's topic. In particular,
please indicate which sub-field (e.g. special session, historical
linguistics, syntax, phonology, etc.) you would like your paper to be
considered in. Please do not include your name or affiliation on the
abstracts themselves. For e-mail submissions, this information should
be included in the body of the e-mail message. E-mail submissions
should preferably be in PS, PDF, or plain text format; unfortunately
we cannot guarantee correct font outputs for RTF or WORD
DOC. Abstracts should reach us no later than Friday, December
15. Please send them to:

 The Penn Linguistics Colloquium Committee
 Department of Linguistics
 619 Williams Hall
 University of Pennsylvania
 Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305

Conference proceedings will be published as a volume of the Penn
Working Papers in Linguistics. Participants will be expected to
provide camera-ready copies of their papers after the Colloquium. If
you have questions or concerns, please contact us at one of the above
addresses. In addition, the Colloquium's Web page can be accessed from

 This event is supported by funding from GSAC.
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Message 2: Language Study in Europe at the Turn of the Millennium

Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2000 10:18:19 -0500
From: Nicole Delbecque <>
Subject: Language Study in Europe at the Turn of the Millennium

34th SLE Meeting
Leuven - Belgium
August 28th - August 31st 2001

Towards the integration of cognitive, historical and cultural approaches 
to language.

(This information as well as a German, a French, a Spanish and a Dutch
version can be found at

We are pleased to announce the International Conference on "Language
Study in Europe at the turn of the Millennium" to be held in Leuven,
Belgium, on 28-31 August 2001. This 34th meeting of the Societas
Linguistica Europaea is open to all scholars interested in promoting
discussions, exchanging ideas and reporting on recent progress on a
variety of issues related to cognitive, historical and cultural
approaches to language.

1. Call for papers: Since the focus of this year's conference will be
to represent the full breadth of research all over Europe in ways that
will lead to useful mutual interaction, we especially welcome
contributions in the following domains:

- cognitive-functional accounts of grammatical, lexical and semantic

- historical analysis of grammatical, lexical and semantic issues;

- historical studies of linguistic currents and conceptions;

- research on translation and intercultural communication;

- translation and/as language policy within the various institutions
(nations, European Union, international organizations, the
communication society);

- comparative linguistics and typology;

- past, present and future of linguistics curricula at European

- language contact and policy in European countries, especially in
multilingual states.

Papers may be based on research or practical experience. Individual
papers are 30 minutes long, discussion time included.

Scholars from different countries can arrange to organize a workshop
dealing with a specific topic. We invite you to write an abstract with
the mention "workshop" and with details on its length and the day
chosen. Workshops should be open to all participants and favour the
debate on ongoing research.

To improve the interaction among scholars we invite all participants
to prepare a hand-out, a computer assisted presentation or
transparencies, or a combination of these.

2. Guidelines for the submission of abstracts 

2.1. Abstract size and format: 

The abstract should be maximum 500 words, exclusive of
references. When printed out, the title and body should fit on a
single page of 12- point type, with ca. 1 inch or 2 cm. margins.
Electronic submissions are highly encouraged (MS Word, text or rtf
files, with the ab-name mentioned: e.g. ab-cornillie.doc), and may be
sent to the following address.
We invite you to submit the abstracts accompanied by a separate sheet
indicating name, address and affiliation of the author(s) together
with the title of the abstract and the research topic.

2.2 Submission address:
Bert Cornillie (Secretary)
SLE Meeting 2001
Departement Lingu�stiek
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21
B-3000 Leuven
Phone 00 32 16 324765
Fax 00 32 16 324767

2.3. Abstract deadlines: 

The final deadline for receipt of proposals is February 28th, 2001.

The program committee will notify those who submitted proposals by
March 30th, 2001 (by Email) and by April 15th, 2001 (by post) whether
their proposal has been accepted.

3. Registration 

3.1. Young researchers: 

We will try to obtain a grant from the European Commission to finance
the active participation of young researchers. The conditions are: (1)
be a national of a Member State or of an Associated State (Bulgaria,
Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland,
Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia; Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway,
Switzerland) and (2) not have reached the age of 35 at the time of the
Conference. For reasons of funding early registration is highly

3.2. Registration fee:
General: 75 EURO (80 if paid by Visa or Eurocard)
Scholars from Central and Eastern Europe: 
35 EURO (37 if paid by Visa or Eurocard)
Students: 35 EURO (37 if paid by Visa or Eurocard)

(Others who have reasons to claim a reduced registration fee, please
contact us)

All participants should pay the registration fee before May 30th,
2001. After May 30th the registration fee is susceptible to raise.

On line registration:

4. Venue:

The venue of the conference will be the Faculty of Arts (Faculteit
Letteren), located in the center of the town and within walking
distance to the train station.

5. Organizing committee:

Nicole Delbecque (KULeuven), Dirk Geeraerts (KULeuven), Jos� Lambert
(KULeuven), Pierre Swiggers (KU Leuven), Johan van der Auwera (U.
Antwerpen) & Bert Cornillie (KULeuven)

6. Scientific committee

Ignacio Bosque (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Yves Gambier
(Turun Yliopisto - University of Turku), Claude Hag�ge (Coll�ge de
France / Ecole des Hautes Etudes), Richard Hudson (University College
London), Martin Haspelmath (Max-Planck- Institut f�r evolution�re
Anthropologie, Leipzig), Dieter Kastovsky (Universit�t Wien), Bernard
Pottier (Universit� de la Sorbonne, Paris IV), Paolo Ramat (Universit�
di Pavia), Christina Sch�ffner (University of Aston), Pieter Seuren
(Max Planck Instituut, Nijmegen- president of the SLE), Peter Trudgill
(Universit� de Fribourg), Arie Verhagen (Rijksuniversiteit Leiden),
Nigel Vincent (University of Manchester), Richard Watts (Universit�t

7. Invited speakers

Peter Auer (Universit�t Freiburg), Jacques Fran�ois (Universit� de
Caen), John Joseph (University of Edinburgh), Anthony Pym (Universitat
Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona), Pieter Seuren (Max Planck Instituut,
Nijmegen), Tove Skutnabb-Kangas (Roskilde Universitetscenter), Gerd
Wotjak (Universit�t Leipzig)

8. Transport

By aeroplane you arrive at Brussels National Airport (Zaventem). From
there, it is advisable not to take a taxi (they are extremely
expensive) but to catch the train to Brussels, where regular trains
leave for Leuven. You can also reach Leuven by train passing through
Brussels, Li�ge (and K�ln) or Antwerpen. By car you arrive in Leuven
following the E40.

9. Geographical note

The historic town Leuven is situated in the center of Belgium, and is
only 15 kilometers from the linguistic border. From Leuven it takes
some 25 minutes to reach Brussels by train. From the capital,
international trains leave for Paris (travelling time: 1h40), London
(2h), Amsterdam (3h), K�ln (2h30) and Luxembourg (2h30). Direct trains
lead from Leuven to Brugge (1h20), to the coastal towns Oostende,
Knokke and Blankenberge (1h50), to Gent (1h), to Antwerpen (50 min)
and to Li�ge (50 min).

10. Social programme

There will be a full social programme, including university reception,
a guided tour through Leuven, conference dinner, and a whole day
excursion (post-conference tour).

11. Housing

University residence rooms will be available at 20 EURO per night. We
will also provide a list of nearby hotels.

12. More information to come in the next mailing
-	proceedings
-	transport
-	housing

13. Important dates
- February 28th, 2001: Deadline for submission
- April 15th, 2001: Notification of acceptance
- May 30th, 2001: Payment
- August 28th to 31st, 2001: Conference
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