LINGUIST List 11.887

Mon Apr 17 2000

Calls: Language Development, Syntax/Semantics

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  1. Do, Boston University Conference on Language Development
  2.>, Syntax & Semantics in Cognitive Science - Dubrovnik, Croatia

Message 1: Boston University Conference on Language Development

Date: Sun, 16 Apr 2000 20:48:06 -0400 (EDT)
From: Do <>
Subject: Boston University Conference on Language Development


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



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

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Abstracts submitted must represent original, unpublished research.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

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

Information regarding the conference may be accessed at


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


Topic area:
Audiovisual requests:

Full name:

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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Message 2: Syntax & Semantics in Cognitive Science - Dubrovnik, Croatia

Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2000 11:40:15 -0400
From:> <>
Subject: Syntax & Semantics in Cognitive Science - Dubrovnik, Croatia

New Theoretical Perspectives on 
Syntax and Semantics in Cognitive Science
September 2-10, 2000
Dubrovnik, Croatia


University of Zagreb � Center for Technology Transfer
State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
International Center of Croatian Universities, Dubrovnik, Croatia


Zrinka Jelaska, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Melita Kovacevic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Ranko Matasovic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Robert D. Van Valin Jr., State University of New York at Buffalo, USA
David Wilkins, Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Milena Zic Fuchs, University of Zagreb, Croatia


Nina Tudjman, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Irena Zovko, University of Zagreb, Croatia


Cognitive Syntax and Semantics Conference � CSSCC 2000
Center for Technology Transfer
Ivana Lucica 5
10000 Zagreb
phone:+385 1 6168530
fax: +385 1 6118710
The webpage will be updated regularly.


The conference will be held at the International Center of Croatian 
Universities in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

COURSES (September 3-7)

A five-day working week of courses will be held by:

Melissa Bowerman (Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen) 
Language Acquisition; title tba
Dan Everett (SIL International Brazil)
OELexical Integrity and Word-formation in Optimality Theory�
Ranko Matasovic (University of Zagreb)
OESynchronic and Diachronic Typology of Syntactic Structures� (tentative)
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University, Massachussets) 
OEGenerative Lexicon and semantic theory�
Robert D. Van Valin Jr. (State University of New York, Buffalo) 
OESyntactic Theory�
David Wilkins (Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen) 
OEDiachronic Semantics� 

Courses will be held from Sunday, September 3 until Thursday, September 
7. Participants are expected to arrive on Saturday, September 2.
All participants will receive a certificate of attendance.


The five-day course week will be followed by a three-day conference, from 
Friday, Sept. 8 until Sunday, Sept. 10.


Preregistration for both Courses and Conference: May 1, 2000
Abstracts submission (for the 3 day conference): June 1, 2000


Abstracts should not be more than 300 words in length.
Also include Name(s) of Author(s), Affiliation, Address, E-mail and Phone 
and Fax numbers.
Abstracts should be preferably submitted by E-mail.
If sent by surface mail, please include disk.


The registration fee is US$ 150 for the courses and US$ 150 for the 
conference. For both events, the fee is US$ 250.
The fee will include use of conference materials, opening reception, 
coffee, refreshments and lunches.
There will be a limited number of grants for students (please contact 
conference secretaries for more information).
An online preregistration form is available on the Conference website.


Dubrovnik offers a wide range of hotels, most of which are within walking 
distance from the conference site.
More information including prices will be given in the second 


About Croatia:
About Dubrovnik:
Croatia Airlines:
Dubrovnik Hotels:

Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. Tel 716 645-2177, ext. 713
Professor & Chair Fax 716 645-3825
Department of Linguistics 
609 Baldy Hall
State University of New York at Buffalo
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