LINGUIST List 12.1184

Mon Apr 30 2001

Calls: Chinese Field-Work, Lang Development

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  1. David Branner, Chinese Field-Work/ UCLA
  2. Anna H-J Do, Language Development - Boston University

Message 1: Chinese Field-Work/ UCLA

Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2001 21:35:14 -0400 (EDT)
From: David Branner <>
Subject: Chinese Field-Work/ UCLA

The Yuen Ren Society announces its annual meeting for 2001, to be held in
conjunction with the 50th meeting of the American Oriental Society
(Western Branch), in at UCLA, during Oct. 12th-14th, 2001.

The Society welcomes all topics in descriptive and historical linguistics
of Hann Chinese dialects. Fresh field reports above poorly described
dialects are especially welcome, as are studies in dialect classification,
pre-modern koines, and diglossia. Studies of standard language usage will
be considered as long as they have a significant historical or dialect
element (in other words, no studies of contemporary standard Mandarin,

The deadline for submissions is 31 August, 2001. Please send two copies of
an abstract and a sample of your data to one of the addresses below for
anonymous review by our panel:

David Prager Branner Richard VanNess Simmons
School of Foreign Languages East Asian Languages and Cultures
	& Literatures Rutgers University
Dept. of Asian & East European 
University of Maryland 43 College Ave, Scott Hall, Rm 330
2106 Jimemez Hall New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1164 USA

For more information contact either:

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Message 2: Language Development - Boston University

Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2001 23:40:23 -0400 (EDT)
From: Anna H-J Do <>
Subject: Language Development - Boston University


		November 2, 3 and 4, 2001

Keynote Speaker: Susan Carey, New York University
Plenary Speaker: Daniel A. Dinnsen, Indiana University

All topics in the fields of first and second language acquisition from all
theoretical perspectives will be fully considered, including:

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

Abstracts submitted must represent original, unpublished research.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


	1) Ten copies of an anonymous, clearly titled 450-word summary
	 for review;

	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.

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

Please include e-mail address or a self-addressed, stamped postcard for
acknowledgment of receipt. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent
in early August, by US mail. Pre-registration materials and preliminary
schedule will be available in late August, 2001.

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, 2002.

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, 2001.

Send submissions to:

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

	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

(Please include a typed sheet containing the following information for
EACH author)


Full name:


Current work address (for publication in handbook)

Current e-mail (required):

Current phone number (required):

Summer address if different, and dates:

Summer e-mail (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.

 Please indicate whether, if your paper is not one of the 90 initially
selected for presentation, 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 wish to receive the 2002 Call for Papers:

____e-mail/electronic ___surface mail ____ both
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