LINGUIST List 11.2691

Tue Dec 12 2000

Calls: Trilingualism, Lang Study/Europe

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  1. Jehannes Ytsma, Third Language Acquisition and Trilingualism
  2. Bert Cornillie (SLE Leuven 2001), Language Study in Europe at the turn of the Millennium (SLE 2001)

Message 1: Third Language Acquisition and Trilingualism

Date: Sat, 9 Dec 2000 12:07:10 -0500
From: Jehannes Ytsma <>
Subject: Third Language Acquisition and Trilingualism

Second International Conference on 
Third Language Acquisition and Trilingualism 

13-15 September 2001

Location: Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands (Holland)

Plenary Speakers:

David Singleton (Trinity College, Ireland): "Cross-Linguistic
Interactions in the Multilingual Lexicon" Elite Olshtain (Hebrew
University, Israel): "Being trilingual - is there a price to pay?"
Kees de Bot (Nijmegen University, The Netherlands): "Beyond
competition. The processing of multiple languages"

Organizing Committee:

Jehannes Ytsma (Fryske Akademy, The Netherlands)
Ulrike Jessner (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
Britta Hufeisen (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)
Jasone Cenoz (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
Danny Beetsma (Fryske Akademy, The Netherlands)

Call for Papers:

The organizers welcome papers on psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic and
educational aspects of third language acquisition and
trilingualism. Papers presented will be published.

Please send three hard copies of the abstract (up to 300 words) and
one page stating:

1. the title
2. audiovisual/computer requirements
3. for each author: full name and affiliation, address, e-mail
address and fax-number

The deadline for submission of abstracts is January 31st, 2001

Please send your abstract to:

Danny Beetsma
Fryske Akademy
PO Box 54 
8900 AB Leeuwarden
The Netherlands
fax: 0031-58-2131409

For further information please visit the conference web site at:
or contact Danny Beetsm a:
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Message 2: Language Study in Europe at the turn of the Millennium (SLE 2001)

Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 18:20:02 +0100
From: Bert Cornillie (SLE Leuven 2001) <>
Subject: Language Study in Europe at the turn of the Millennium (SLE 2001)

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

Towards the integration of cognitive, historical and cultural approaches to

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 issues;
- 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
- comparative linguistics and typology;
- past, present and future of linguistics curricula at European universities;
- 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 recommended.

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
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 Bern)

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 

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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