LINGUIST List 12.1428

Thu May 24 2001

Calls: Spanish/United States, Evolution of Language

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  1. luortiz, Spanish in the United States/Spanish in Contact with Other Languages
  2. Jim Hurford, Evolution of Language Conference

Message 1: Spanish in the United States/Spanish in Contact with Other Languages

Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 20:48:00 GMT-4
From: luortiz <>
Subject: Spanish in the United States/Spanish in Contact with Other Languages

Call for Papers
19th National Conference on 
Spanish in the United States
Spanish in Contact with Other Languages in the Ibero-American 

University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus 
Rio Piedras, PR
April 17, 18, 19, 20, 2002

Submissions for twenty-minute presentations are invited on the 
following general topics related to Spanish in the United States 
and Spanish in contact with other languages in the Ibero-
American world: language policy and planning, language 
variation, discourse analysis, language maintenance and shift, 
language attitudes, language development, testing, heritage 
language education, language in public life, and other relevant 
(socio)linguistic topics. 

Those interested in presenting a paper at the Conference must 
submit five copies of an anonymous one-page abstract to the 
address indicated below. Abstracts must be accompanied by a 
separate page indicating the title of the paper, your name, 
affiliation, address at which you wish to receive notification 
concerning acceptance of your abstract, telephone number 
(including fax and home phone number), and e-mail address. An 
additional page with bibliography and examples may be included, 
if necessary. E-mail submissions will not be accepted.

Abstracts must be received by NOVEMBER 1, 2001. Queries and 
abstracts should be addressed to:
Dr. Luis A. Ortiz, Conference Chair
Linguistic Graduate Program
Faculty of Humanities
University of Puerto Rico
Rio Piedras Campus
PO BOX 22765
Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico 00931-2765
(787) 764-0000 Ext. 3389
Fax (787) 763-5899 / 764-0000 Ext. 3389
XIX Congreso Nacional 
del Espa�ol en los Estados Unidos y
el Espa�ol en Contacto con otras Lenguas en el Mundo
Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de R�o Piedras
R�o Piedras, PR
17-20 de abril de 2002

Se solicitan res�menes ('abstracts') de investigaciones sobre
el espa�ol en Estados Unidos y el espa�ol en contacto con otras
lenguas en el mundo iberoamericano: lenguas en contacto y
desplazamiento ling��stico, variaci�n ling��stica,
an�lisis del discurso, pol�tica y planificaci�n
ling��stica, mantenimiento y p�rdida de lenguas, actitudes
ling��sticas, ense�anza de L1 y L2 en situaciones de
contacto, etnograf�a de la comunicaci�n, antropolog�a
ling��stica y otros temas de la socioling��stica y la
sociolog�a del lenguaje.

Los interesados en presentar trabajos durante el congreso deben 
someter cinco copias de un resumen de una p�gina de extensi�n, 
acompa�ado de otra p�gina con el t�tulo de la ponencia, nombre 
del ponente, afiliaci�n, direcci�n de la universidad, n�mero de 
tel�fono, n�mero de fax, e-mail, etc. al cual desea recibir 
respuesta de la aceptaci�n del resumen y de cualquier otra 
informaci�n sobre el evento. Si es necesario, puede incluir una 
nota bibliogr�fica junto al resumen. No se aceptar�n res�menes 
por e-mail ni por fax.

La fecha l�mite para recibir el resumen es el 1ro de noviembre 
de 2001. El resumen debe enviarse a la atenci�n de: 
Dr. Luis A. Ortiz, Presidente del Congreso
Programa Graduado de Ling��stica
Facultad de Humanidades
Universidad de Puerto Rico
Recinto de R�o Piedras
PO BOX 22765
R�o Piedras, Puerto Rico 00931-2765
(787) 764-0000 Ext. 3389
Fax (787) 763-5899 / 764-0000 Ext. 3389
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Message 2: Evolution of Language Conference

Date: Thu, 24 May 2001 14:35:35 +0100
From: Jim Hurford <>
Subject: Evolution of Language Conference

 Fourth International Conference, 2002.

 Harvard University

 Wednesday March 27th --- Saturday March 30th.

This is the fourth conference in the series, continuing from
Edinburgh/1996, London/1998, and Paris/2000.

Website for this conference:

Local Organizer: Tecumseh Fitch (Harvard University)


Marc Hauser (Harvard University)
Ray Jackendoff (Brandeis University)


Papers are solicited on all aspects of the origin and evolution of
language, from any relevant discipline, including Anthropology,
Archaeology, Artificial Intelligence, Biology, Cognitive Science,
Ethology, Genetics, Linguistics, Neuroscience, Palaeontology, and
Psychology. It is anticipated that papers will be presented in 25
minutes, with 5 minutes for discussion. Papers will be accepted on the
basis of submitted abstracts, refereed by independent assessors. Some
papers not accepted as talks will be accepted as posters.


Deadline: October 31st, 2001.

Length limit: 1 single page, with reasonable margins (at least 1 inch
all round, in print no smaller than 10pt, and preferably larger)

Format: A MSWord.doc file, modified from the template downloadable from
the website (see above).

Submission: Electronically --- attach your MSWord formatted abstract to
an email message sent to . Do not attempt to
include your abstract in the body of your message.


Further information, about added plenary speakers, accommodation,
conference fees, etc. will be forthcoming from time to time. If this
message was not emailed directly to you, and you would like to be
included in further emailings, please subscribe to the EvoLang2002 email
list. You can do this by sending an email to
with the following single-line message (not in the subject header):

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Organizing Committee:
Bernard Comrie (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig)
Jean-Louis Dessalles (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecommunications,
Tecumseh Fitch (Harvard University)
James R Hurford (University of Edinburgh)
Chris Knight (University of East London)
Alison Wray (Cardiff University)
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