LINGUIST List 11.677

Sun Mar 26 2000

Calls: Hispanic Linguistics, Linguistic Variation

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  1. David Gohre, 4th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium
  2. nwav, NWAV 29 Call for Papers

Message 1: 4th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium

Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2000 13:52:38 -0500 (EST)
From: David Gohre <>
Subject: 4th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium


4th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium
Nov. 17-19, 2000 at
Indiana University, Bloomington

Keynote Speakers

John Lipski, University of New Mexico
Bill VanPatten, University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign

Abstract deadline: April 10, 2000
Response from organizers: May 1, 2000

We are soliciting one page abstracts of original work on any area of
Hispanic linguistics: historical, phonology, second language acquisition,
semantics, sociolinguistics, syntax; and ALL theoretical frameworks

Abstracts can be submitted electronically to James F. Lee: or via regular mail:

James F. Lee, Hispanic Linguistics Symposium
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
844 Ballantine Hall
Bloomington, IN 47405

For details, please consult the Symposium homepage at

- -------------------
J. Clancy Clements
Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Linguistics
Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese
Ballantine Hall 844 / IU
Bloomington, IN 47405
Tel. (812) 855-6141
Fax: (812) 855-4526
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Message 2: NWAV 29 Call for Papers

Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2000 08:58:44 -0500
From: nwav <>
Subject: NWAV 29 Call for Papers

29th Annual NWAV Conference--New Ways of Analyzing Variation
"The Future of the Art" October 5-8, 2000
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

Sponsored by the College of Arts and Letters and
The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian & African 

We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of The American Dialect 
Society; MSU Department of Anthropology.

Presentations and posters (paper and PowerPoint)
Preconference statistics workshops
Publishers' displays
Three "Plenoquia" (Plenary Colloquia)
Thursday - Sociolinguistics and Linguistic Theory 
Friday - Sociolinguistics and the Social Sciences
Saturday - Applications of Sociolinguistics

All the following (and additional information) is posted at the 
conference website If you cannot access a 
website, you may respond to the call for papers, register for the 
conference and workshop(s), and reserve accommodations by fax, 
telephone, snail-mail, or e-mail.

Persons with disabilities should notify the NWAV organizers at when they register of any special needs. Requests 
received after that time will be met when possible.

Abstracts are invited in all areas of linguistic variation for 20-
minute presentations (plus a ten-minute discussion period) and for 
posters (paper or PowerPoint).

Abstract specifications: Abstracts should include the full title of 
the submission and the author's name(s), with mailing address, 
institutional affiliation, e-mail, fax and phone numbers. The entire 
abstract must be no longer than 500 words, including identification and 
references. Indicate at the end whether your submission is to be 
considered for a presentation, a paper poster, or a PowerPoint poster. 
(You may indicate more than one.)

NB: There will be an overhead projector and screen in each room. If you 
have other AV needs, please indicate what they are at the bottom of 
your abstract.

Submission: Abstracts can be submitted as follows:
1) On the conference web site (
2) By e-mail as an ASCII (text) message (; no 
3) Fax to (517) 432-2736, marked "NWAV Abstract"
4) Snail-mail to:

Department of Linguistics and Languages - NWAV
A 614 Wells Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1027

Deadline for the receipt of abstracts: June 1, 2000
Abstracts will be anonymously refereed.
Expected notification date: August 1, 2000

Regular $125.00
Student $75.00

Registration must be received by September 15. On-site registration 
fees will be increased by $25.00.

Registration includes:
1) Subscription to the journal Language Variation and Change for the 
2001 publication year Volume 13, Numbers 1-3, Cambridge University 
2) Registration packet and meeting handbook
3) Thursday and Friday night reception and Saturday night dinner-dance
4) Breakfast, mid-morning, and mid-afternoon refreshments, Friday, 
Saturday, and Sunday morning
5) Admission to all venues of the conference: papers, posters, 
electronic posters, plenary sessions, and publishers' displays.

Workshop registration:
1 Workshop $10.00
2 Workshops $20.00
3 Workshops $25.00

Workshops in statistical and acoustic analyses of linguistic data will 
be offered beginning Thursday at noon. It will be possible to attend a 
maximum of three workshops (each approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes 

Workshops are planned in the following areas:
Regression and Multiple Regression
Logistic Regression
Factor Analysis
Dual and Multidimensional Scaling 
Acoustic Analysis of English Vowels 
Statistical Analysis of Areal Linguistic Data

Registration payment:
All registration communications must include:
Your name (first and last)
Institutional affiliation
Mailing address
Phone number
e-mail address
Please indicate if you will need ASL interpretation.

Please indicate if you are paying for
regular ($125.00)
student ($75.00) registration

Please indicate if you are also registering for 1 ($10.00), 2 ($20.00), 
or 3 ($25.00) workshops

You can register
1) By e-mail (with VISA or MasterCard number included) to
2) By fax (with VISA or MasterCard number included) to Linda Hansen-
NWAV 517-432-0129
3) By mail (with check [in US $] or VISA or MasterCard number enclosed) 
Linda Hansen-NWAV
Arts and Letters
201 Linton Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing MI 48824 USA

4) At the conference website (

Accommodations at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center are rooms 
with private bath at 76.00 per night (plus Michigan 6% sales tax), 
single or double. Make your reservations directly with the Kellogg 
Center, mentioning the NWAV Conference:
1) By phone 517-432-4000
2) Toll-free 800-875.5090
3) By fax 517-353-1872

The Kellogg Center website is
The Kellogg Center provides transportation gratis to the conference 
center from the Lansing Airport. 

Student Accommodations:
A small number of first-come first-served double rooms (sorry, no 
singles), dormitory style, will be available directly across the street 
from the conference center. The cost is $20.00 per person per night 
(plus 6% Michigan sales tax). You must reserve these rooms with the 
conference organizers directly at or on a form at 
the conference website ( 

The Lansing Airport is served, non-stop, from Chicago, Cincinnati, 
Cleveland, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, and, most frequently, 
Detroit. There is no regular ground transportation from the Detroit 
Airport to East Lansing. If you do not fly to Lansing from Detroit, 
your only real option is to rent a car (for a one hour to one and one-
half hour drive). There will be no parking charge for conference 
participants at either the Kellogg Center or the student dormitory.

If you have any difficulty contracting any of the above e-mail 
addresses or websites, please call 517-353-0740 (The Department of 
Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages at 
Michigan State University) and ask to speak to an NWAV Conference 

Tentative Program:
Thursday, October 5
10:00	Registration begins, poster set-up, publishers' displays set-up
12:00	Workshop session #1 (three choices)
2:00	Workshop session #2 (three choices)
4:00	Workshop session #3 (three choices)
6:00	Plenoquium #1 (Sociolinguistics and Linguistic Theory, 
7:30	Reception in Big 10 Room A

Friday, October 6
7:00	Breakfast buffet
7:30	Registration opens
8:30	Papers begin; publishers' displays open, posters open
10:00	Break
10:30	Papers
12:00	Lunch
1:30	Papers
3:00	Break
4:00	Poster session
5:30	Plenoquium #2 (Sociolinguistics and the Social Sciences, 
Free Time ("Take a student to dinner")
9:00	Student Associations Reception

Saturday, October 7
7:00	Breakfast buffet
7:30	Registration opens
8:30	Papers, publishers' displays open, posters open
10:00	Break
10:30	Papers
12:00	Lunch
1:30	Papers
3:00	Break
4:00	Papers
5:30	Plenoquium #3 (Applied Sociolinguistics, Auditorium)
7:00	Dinner-Dance (Big Ten Room A)

Sunday, October 8
7:00	Breakfast Buffet
9:00	Papers
11:00	Conference ends
12:00	Check-out time
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