LINGUIST List 11.2700

Wed Dec 13 2000

Calls: Syntax of Semitic Lang, Root and Template

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Message 1: The Syntax of Semitic Languages and its Interfaces

Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 14:33:45 -0800
From: culver <culverrcf-fs.usc.edu>
Subject: The Syntax of Semitic Languages and its Interfaces

 Call:	The Syntax of Semitic Languages and its Interfaces
 Call for Papers

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Southern 
California will be hosting a conference on the Syntax of Semitic 
Languages and its Interfaces, May 4-6, 2000. 

Abstracts are invited for 30 or 40 minutes talks (plus 15 minutes 
for discussion) on all aspects of the syntax of Semitic Languages 
and its interfaces, including, but not limited to, the syntax-
semantics interface, morpho-syntax, language acquisition, 
language processing, etc.

Two workshops will be held in conjunction with the conference:
	1.	Root and Template, one day workshop, May 3, 2000
	2.	Bound Pronouns, one day workshop, May 7, 2000

A call for abstracts for the workshops will be separately posted.
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Message 2: Root and Template

Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 14:35:51 -0800
From: culver <culverrcf-fs.usc.edu>
Subject: Root and Template

 CALL:	ROOT AND TEMPLATE

 A workshop to be conducted in conjunction with the 
 conference on The Syntax of Semitic Languages and its 
 Interfaces, Department of Linguistics, University of Southern 
 California

 Date: May 3, 2000

 Invited Speakers:	Outi Bat-El
 				Jean Lowenstamm
 				Jean-Francois Prunet

What is the grammatical status of Semitic consonantal 
roots? Are they psychologically real? Are they listed separately 
in the lexicon? Is such a listing accompanied with distinct 
morphological, phonological, or syntactic information?
What is the grammatical status of Semitic vocalic 
templates? Are they morphologically well-defined, or are they 
only subject to phonological restrictions? Are they syntactically 
represented? Are they psychologically real?

In the past few years, from the perspectives of both recent 
syntactic and phonological theories, many of these issues have 
acquired new theoretical significance. It is for this reason that 
the Department of Linguistics at the University of Southern 
California, in conjunction with its conference on The Syntax of 
Semitic Languages and its Interfaces, will be hosting a workshop 
devoted to this topic. 

Abstracts are invited for 30 or 40 minute talks (plus 15 
minute discussion), touching upon any aspect of the 
root/template issue, including, but not limited to, its syntactic, its 
phonological, its morphological, and its psycholinguistic 
ramifications. 

Hard copy submissions: 
	Please send 5 copies of an anonymous abstract, at most 2-
	pages long (including examples and references). Please 
	enclose a 3x5 card with submission stating name of paper, 
	name of author, affiliation and address, including e-mail 
	address, phone number and fax number, where available.

e-mail submissions:
	Please send e-mail abstracts as either Word files or PDF 
 	files to:
	semconfusc.edu
Please specify clearly whether you are submitting an abstract for 
a 30 or for a 40 minutes talk.

Fax submissions will not be accepted.
 Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 
 February 15, 2000

Please direct all inquiries to:

Hagit Borer
Department of Linguistics
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-1693
USA
semconfusc.edu


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