LINGUIST List 11.914

Fri Apr 21 2000

Calls: French native speakers, Parts of Speech

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  1. Wouter Top, French native speakers/vounteers needed
  2. Matti Miestamo, Parts of Speech In and Across Languages

Message 1: French native speakers/vounteers needed

Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 09:03:04 +0200
From: Wouter Top <>
Subject: French native speakers/vounteers needed

 Phonetic Topographics, soci�t� sp�cialis�e dans le domaine de la synth�se
et la reconnaissance vocales, recherche des personnes francophones
originaires des diff�rentes r�gions de France pour un travail de lecture de
toponymes destin� � tester un syst�me de reconnaissance vocale.

 L'activit� propos�e se d�roulera sur une courte p�riode d'une ou deux
journ�es maximum et aura lieu sur le site de la Flanders Language Valley �
Ypres (Belgique).

 Les personnes int�ress�es peuvent nous contacter
 	-	au 00 32 57 230 345 (demandez Anneliese ou Aur�lie)
 	-	nous faire parvenir un fax au
 	-	ou un e-mail � l'adresse :

 PS : si vous �tes originaire d'Alsace, de Bretagne ou du Pays Basque, vous
nous int�ressez particuli�rement !
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Message 2: Parts of Speech In and Across Languages

Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2000 14:10:15 +0300 (EET DST)
From: Matti Miestamo <>
Subject: Parts of Speech In and Across Languages


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 y"f 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 (with
or without paper) 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 Fiy"land (SKY)/Symposium. When paying from abroad, please pay
via Eurogiro or SWIFT y"o our account (number 800013-1424850) with
Leonia Bank plc, Helsinki, Finlandy" SWIFT-address: PSPBFIHH;
Telex 121 698 pgiro sf
-In case of technical difficulty, payment in cash upon arrival is also 


A list of hotels is to be found at

For further information, please contact <>,
or vy"sit the home page of the symposium at

The organizing committee:

Marja-Liisa Helasvuo
Matti Miestamo
Marja P�lsi
Marja-Leena Sorjonen
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