LINGUIST List 11.586

Thu Mar 16 2000

Calls: Parts of Speech, Comp Ling/Students

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  1. Matti Miestamo, Parts of Speech
  2. Priscilla Rasmussen, ANLP/NAACL2000 Student Volunteer and Travel Programs

Message 1: Parts of Speech

Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 13:10:30 +0200 (EET)
From: Matti Miestamo <>
Subject: Parts of Speech


The Linguistic Association of Finland is organizing a symposium on


to be held at the University of Helsinki, August 17-19, 2000. 

The symposium will bring together linguists interested in problems relating to 
parts of speech. We invite papers addressing general typological questions as 
well as papers taking the viewpoint of one (or more) particular language(s). 
Possible themes include the universality of the noun/verb distinction, (the 
grammaticalization of) adpositions, the status of particles and interjections in 
grammar and discourse. Other topics relating to parts of speech are equally 

Invited speakers: 

Leon Stassen (University of Nijmegen) 

Anneli Pajunen (University of Turku) 


Lectures by invited speakers 

Presentations by other participants (20 min + 10 min for discussion)

Theme sessions


The deadline for submission of abstracts (in English; max 500 words) is May 15, 
2000. Please submit your abstract by e-mail to the following address: 
<>. The abstract should be included in the body of 
the message.

E-mail submissions are strongly recommended. If, however, you send your abstract 
by ordinary mail, please provide an e-mail address as a contact address. 
Participants will be notified about acceptance by June 5, 2000. 


The deadline for registration and payment for all participants is June 21, 2000. 
Register by e-mail to the address above. 

Registration fees: 
-general: FIM 200 
-members of the association: FIM 100 
-undergraduate and MA students free 
-send by giro account no 800013-1424850 to The Linguistic Association of Finland 
(SKY)/Symposium. When paying from abroad, please pay via Eurogiro or SWIFT to 
our account (number 800013-1424850) with Leonia Bank plc, Helsinki, Finland. 
SWIFT-address: PSPBFIHH; Telex 121 698 pgiro sf 
-In case of technical difficulty, payment in cash upon arrival is also accepted. 


The organizers will provide a list of hotels later. 

For further information, please contact <> or visit 
the web pages of the symposium at

The organizing committee:

Marja-Liisa Helasvuo, Langnet Graduate School, P.O. Box 4, FIN-00014 University 
of Helsinki, Finland, e-mail: <> 

Matti Miestamo, Dept of General Linguistics, P.O. Box 4, FIN-00014 University of 
Helsinki, Finland, e-mail: <>

Marja P�lsi, Vironkatu 8 B 33, FIN-00170 Helsinki, Finland, e-mail: 

Marja-Leena Sorjonen, Research Institute for the Languages of Finland, 
S�rn�isten rantatie 25, 00500 Helsinki, e-mail: 
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Message 2: ANLP/NAACL2000 Student Volunteer and Travel Programs

Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 17:18:51 EST
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: ANLP/NAACL2000 Student Volunteer and Travel Programs

Subject: ANLP/NAACL2000 Student Volunteer and Travel Programs

Call For Student Volunteers
ANLP-NAACL conference in Seattle April 29 - May 4

We are looking for student volunteers to help with registration and other
tasks. Volunteers will have their conference registration fee waived and
be expected to work about 8-10 hours (one day) during the conference. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Greg Silber
( There are a limited number of positions, so
please respond early. If you are giving a paper or attending a workshop at
a particular time, please include that information so we can work out

Travel and Accomodation Grants

There will be a limited number of grants for travel and accomodation
expenses for students available. IBM is providing six $500 grants and
others are pending. Criteria will include whether the student is
presenting a paper, had submitted a paper, is volunteering to assist at
ACL, or has particular financial needs. Please send mail to Greg Silber
( outlining how you meet the above criteria
and/or have particular financial needs, such as not having funding from
your university. 
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