LINGUIST List 11.2692

Tue Dec 12 2000

Calls: Chicago Ling Society, Acquisition of Meaning

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  1. Sylvain Neuvel, Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 37)
  2. Amr IBRAHIM, Acquisition and construction of meaning in crosslinguistic perspective

Message 1: Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 37)

Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 22:56:10 -0600
From: Sylvain Neuvel <>
Subject: Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 37)

CLS 37
April 19-21, 2001
The University of Chicago

This call for papers is also available on our website at:

Invited Speakers:
Shanley Allen, Mark Aronoff, Eve V. Clark, Bernard Comrie,
Michael Fortescue, Igor A. Mel'cuk, Marianne Mithun,
Frederick J. Newmeyer, Jerrold M. Sadock and Donca Steriade

Submission deadline: February 9, 2001
Notification: March 10, 2001
Paper deadline: May 21, 2001

General Session
We invite original unpublished work on any topic of general
linguistic interest

Invited speakers:
* EVE V. CLARK, Stanford University
* IGOR A. MEL'CUK, Universit� de Montr�al
* DONCA STERIADE, University of California, Los Angeles

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The Parasessions:
The parasessions will run concurrently with the General
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April 19th
Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistic Theory

The aim of this panel is to discuss the various approaches
that have come to be known as "functionalist" and
"formalist." We hope to explore the assumptions that guide
and shape these perspectives and clarify the goals of each.

Invited speakers:
* MARIANNE MITHUN, University of California, Santa Barbara
* FREDERICK J. NEWMEYER, University of Washington

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April 20th
Languages of the Arctic

This panel is designed to be a forum for current issues in
linguistics of the Arctic region. We welcome papers from all
areas of linguistics, including descriptive, theoretical,
and sociolinguistic work.

Invited speakers:
* SHANLEY ALLEN, Boston University
* MICHAEL FORTESCUE, University of Copenhagen
* JERROLD M. SADOCK, University of Chicago

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April 21st
The Autonomy of Morphology

The status of morphology in grammar has been widely
contested. This panel looks to stimulate debate regarding
the independence of morphology and the ways in which it
interacts with other components of grammar.

Invited speakers:
* MARK ARONOFF, State University of New York at Stony Brook
* BERNARD COMRIE, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary

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We encourage proposals from diverse theoretical frameworks and welcome
papers from related disciplines, such as Anthropology, Cognitive
Science, Computer Science, Literature, Philosophy, and Psychology.

Papers presented at the conference will be published in the Society's
Proceedings, and authors who present papers agree to provide a
camera-ready copy (not to exceed 15 pages) by May 21, 2001. 
Presentations will be allotted 20 minutes with an additional 10
minutes for questions.

We ask that you make your abstract as specific as possible. Include a
statement of your topic or problem, your approach, and your
conclusions. Please send 10 copies of an anonymous one-page (8 1/2" x
11", unreduced) abstract. The reverse side of the page may be used for
data and references only.

Along with the abstract send a 3"x5" card listing:
1. paper title;
2. session (General, Parasession);
3. for general session abstracts only, subfield, viz.,
Discourse Analysis, Historical Linguistics, Morphology,
Philosophy and Methodology of Linguistics, Phonetics,
Phonology, Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics, Semantics,
Sociolinguistics, or Syntax;
4. name(s) of author(s);
5. affiliation(s) of author(S);
6. e-mail address to which notification of acceptance or
rejection should be sent;
7. primary author's office and home phone numbers;
8. primary author's e-mail address, if available.

An author may submit at most one single and one joint
abstract. In case of joint authorship, one address should be
designated for communication with CLS. Please send abstracts

CLS 37 Abstracts Committee
1010 East 59th Street, Cl. 314-A
Chicago, IL 60637

Abstracts must be received by 4:00 p.m., February 9, 2001.
We may be contacted by e-mail at

We strongly encourage submission by e-mail. Please use the
subject header "Abstract + author's last name", and include
all the author information (1-8 above) in the body of the
e-mail. Electronic submissions may
be sent to

Abstracts should be sent as an attachment to your e-mail. PDF and
PostScript files should have all fonts embedded. With the exception
of SIL IPA fonts, please include any non-standard fonts that you use
(including all non-SIL IPA phonetic and mathematical fonts). If you
send your abstract in any format other than plain text, please allow
for time to solve any technical difficulties that may
arise. Acceptable formats are (in a descending order of preference):

1. Plain text
2. Microsoft Word
3. Claris

Acknowledgment of receipt will be via e-mail. If you cannot
use e-mail, please make note of this and provide us with
your postal address. We will not accept faxed abstracts.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail by March
17, 2000.

Registration Fees: Before April 6, 2001; $20 for students,
$40 for non-students; After April 6, 2001; $25 for students,
$50 for non-students.
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Message 2: Acquisition and construction of meaning in crosslinguistic perspective

Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 08:34:15 +0100
From: Amr IBRAHIM <>
Subject: Acquisition and construction of meaning in crosslinguistic perspective

Call for papers
International Symposium

Acquisition and construction of meaning in crosslinguistic perspective

Universit� Ren� Descartes, Paris V
14-15 December 2001
Organizer: Claire Martinot

with the support of
La Cellule de Recherche Fondamentale en Linguistique fran�aise et
Compar�e (CRFLFC, Centre Tesni�re of the University of Franche-Comt�,
Group for Basic Research in French and Comparative Linguistics, EA 2283)
Le Laboratoire d'Etudes sur l'Acquisition et la Pathologie du Langage
chez l'enfant (LEAPLE, Laboratory for the Study of Children's Language
Acquisition and Disorders, UMR 8606 of CNRS)

 In the course of acquiring their native language, children
perform partial transformations on the terms which they encounter. In
the case of linguistic items, these transformations often have the
effect of changing the sense of the original expression. This process
of reformulation by substituting-rewording plays an important role in
language development, particularly in the period of later acquisitions,
where they constitute evidence for children's productive abilities.
 We assume that such "acquisition by reformulation" will not
take the same form across languages, since languages differ in the
interrelations they entail between grammar and the lexicon.
 Crossslinguistic analysis of reformulations should throw
light on the impact of particular target languages on acquisition while
at the same time they could point to generalized directions in the
patterning of reformulations, as a means of characterizing children's
productions in the relatively little-unresearched domain of late

 In order for participants in the symposium to have available
comparable analyses of children's productions in different languages, we
would like speakers to present their findings based on the same research
design, by applying procedures that have already been tried out for
French. The research design as translated into English and the story
'Deux amis malheureux' as translated into English, German, Hebrew, or
Italian can be obtained from Claire Martinot : The
research design and the story as translated into Arabic can be obtained
from Amr Ibrahim : .Translations of the same
story for use with other languages will be greatly appreciated, we shall
put it at the disposal of any other researcher in the same language so
that there will not be more than one translation in each language. The
second call will list available languages.
The research methodology involves retelling of the story. The idea is
to compare the retellings of the same story produced by children of
different ages (from around 4 to 12 years) and to analyse all cases of
reformulation (rewording or paraphrase) of the original story in the
which they produce.
 We would hope that the symposium will also stimulate research on
languages that have not been widely studied in acquisitional
perspective, as in the case of Arabic, for example.

Information for Participants

 Abstracts should be 800 to 1000 words in length, and should present
the research questions and a brief description of the language in which
the research is conducted.
 Three copies of abstracts, two without any name, should be sent by
electronic or regular mail to Claire Martinot or Amr Ibrahim by March
1st, 2001. You will be informed by the end of March of acceptance or

 A second circular will be sent out in April with information concerning
travel and accommodations.

 Presentations of 40 minutes in length will be given at a plenary
session, preferably in French. Participants who present in another
language should provide a summary of their paper in French.

 We plan to publish a book of the proceedings. Texts to be included in
the collection will be reviewed by outside readers.

 Participation: 200 F for faculty members, free for students

Scientific Committee :

Michel Barbot, Universit� Marc Bloch, Strasbourg II
Ruth A.Berman, Universit� de Tel Aviv
Eve V.Clark, Universit� de Stanford
Maya Hickmann, Laboratoire Cognition et D�veloppement, CNRS, Universit�
Ren� Descartes,
 Paris V.
Christian Hudelot, Laboratoire d'Etudes sur l'Acquisition et la
Pathologie du Langage chez

l'enfant, (LEAPLE - CNRS), Universit� Ren� Descartes, Paris V.
Amr H.Ibrahim, Universit� de Franche-comt�, CRFLFC du Centre Tesni�re.
Anne Salazar-Orvig, Universit� Ren� Descartes, Paris V, ( LEAPLE ).

Coordinators to be consulted on practical and academic matters:

Claire Martinot
 8, rue de Verdun, esc 12
 F - 94500 Champigny-sur-Marne (France)
Amr Ibrahim
 5, rue Louis-L�on Lepoutre
 F - 94130 Nogent-sur-Marne (France)

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Professeur de Linguistique � l'Universit� de Franche-Comt�

Responsable de la C.R.F.L.F.C.
Cellule de Recherche Fondamentale en Linguistique Fran�aise et Compar�e
Centre Lucien Tesni�re - �quipe d'accueil n� 2283

5, rue Louis L�on Lepoutre 94130 Nogent-sur-Marne (FRANCE)
Tel. 33 1 48 76 09 57 ou 33 6 62 00 09 57
Fax 33 1 48 00 09 42 ou (sur portable) 33 6 62 20 09 57
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