LINGUIST List 11.437

Tue Feb 29 2000

Calls: Language & Society, Language Development

Editor for this issue: Jody Huellmantel <jodylinguistlist.org>


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  1. JDELVALLE, The Division on Language & Society (MLA 2000)
  2. Do, The 25th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development

Message 1: The Division on Language & Society (MLA 2000)

Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2000 18:26:13 -0500
From: JDELVALLE <JDELVALLEFORDHAM.EDU>
Subject: The Division on Language & Society (MLA 2000)


The Division on Language and Society of the MLA is organizing three
sessions for the 2000 Convention in Washington, DC (December 27-30).

1. ISSUES IN DISCOURSE ANALYSIS: Papers with an empirical focus will be given
 priority.

2. LANGUAGE AND GENDER: Papers exploring ways in which language use constructs
 and reinforces social notions of gender identity.

3. LANGUAGE IDEOLOGIES: Papers exploring ways in which notions of identity and
 community influence beliefs about language and patterns of language use.

All participants must be members of the MLA by April 1st.

Please submit one-page abstract by March 20 to:

jdelvallefordham.edu

or

Jose' del Valle
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Faber Hall
Fordham University
Bronx, NY 10458
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Message 2: The 25th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development

Date: Tue, 29 Feb 2000 01:14:18 -0500 (EST)
From: Do <annahdobu.edu>
Subject: The 25th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development


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The 25th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development
Call for Papers

November 3, 4 and 5, 2000

Keynote Speaker: Lois Bloom, Teachers College, Columbia University
Plenary Speaker: Nina Hyams, UCLA

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FIRST AND SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

All topics in the field of language acquisition will be fully considered,
including:

Bilingualism Language Disorders Literacy & Narrative
Cognition & Language Sociolinguistics Neurolinguistics
Creoles & Pidgins Signed Languages Pragmatics
Input &Interaction Speech Perception & Production Discourse
Exceptional Language Pre-linguistic Development 
Linguistic Theory (Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, Morphology, Lexicon)

Abstracts submitted must represent original, unpublished research. 
Presentations will be 20 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for questions.

Please submit:

1) ten copies of an anonymous, clearly titled 450-word summary 
for review. Include word count at the bottom of the page.

2) one copy of a 150-word abstract for use in the conference program 
book if your abstract is accepted. If your paper is accepted, this 
abstract will be scanned into the conference handbook. No changes in title
or authors will be possible after acceptance. Include word count at the
bottom of the page.

3) for EACH author, one copy of the information form printed at the bottom
of this sheet. 

Please include email address or a self-addressed, stamped postcard for 
acknowledgment of receipt. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent
to the first author by early August, by US Mail. Pre-registration
materials and preliminary schedule will be available in late August, 2000. 

All authors who present papers at the conference will be invited to
contribute their papers to the Proceedings Volumes. Those papers will be
due in January, 2001.

Note: All conference papers will be selected on the basis of abstracts 
submitted. Although each abstract will be evaluated individually, we 
will attempt to honor requests to schedule accepted papers together 
in group sessions.

DEADLINE: All submissions must be received by May 15, 2000. 

Send submissions to:

Boston University
Conference on Language Development
704 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 101
Boston, MA 02215 U.S.A.

Telephone: (617) 353-3085
e-mail: langconflouis-xiv.bu.edu

(We regret that we cannot accept abstract submissions by fax or e-mail.)

Information regarding the conference may be accessed at 
http://web.bu.edu/LINGUISTICS/APPLIED/conference.html

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Author Information Form (fill out one form completely for EACH author)

Title:

Topic area:
Audiovisual requests:

Full name:
Affiliation:

Current address:
Summer address if different, and dates:


Current email (required):
Summer email (required):
Current phone number (required): 
Summer phone (required):

* To accommodate as many papers as possible, we reserve the right 
to limit each submitter to one first authorship and if circumstances 
warrant, to limit each submitter to two papers in any authorship status.

* If your paper is not one of the 90 initially selected for presentation,
please indicate whether you would be willing to be considered as an
alternate. (If you indicate that you are willing to be considered, this
does not commit you to accepting alternate status if it should be offered
to you.)

_____ Yes, consider me as an alternate if necessary
_____ No, please do not consider me as an alternate

Please indicate how you received the 2000 Call for Papers: 

____ e-mail/electronic ___surface mail ____word of mouth

Please indicate how you wish to receive the 2001 Call for Papers: 

____e-mail/electronic ___surface mail ____ both
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