LINGUIST List 12.154

Mon Jan 22 2001

Calls: Language Variation, South Asian Lang Analysis

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  1. Sali Tagliamonte, 3rd UK Language Variation Conference
  2. Miriam Butt, South Asian Language Analysis

Message 1: 3rd UK Language Variation Conference

Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 16:39:31 +0000
From: Sali Tagliamonte <>
Subject: 3rd UK Language Variation Conference


Call for papers:

The 3rd UK Language Variation Conference will take place at the University of
York from July 19th to 22nd, 2001. Invited speakers will be:

Lesley Milroy (University of Michigan & University of York),
Jane Stuart-Smith (University of Glasgow)
Peter Trudgill (University of Fribourg)

This series of meetings was inaugurated at the University of Reading in 1997,
with the second at the University of Essex in 2000. It aims to provide a forum
in the United Kingdom where the focus will be on the quantitative study of
language variation and change.

Proposals are invited for 20-minute contributions (plus 10 minute
discussion) on topics falling within the proposed focus area. Abstracts (max.
500 words) should be sent within the text of an email to,
stating author�s name, address (electronic and postal) and institutional


Submission of abstracts: February 16th, 2001. All abstracts will be
refereed and replies will be sent out by April 1st, 2001.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Sali Tagliamonte, Paul Foulkes, Helen Lawrence,
Jennifer Smith, Rosalind Temple and Dominic Watt.
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Message 2: South Asian Language Analysis

Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 17:18:10 GMT
From: Miriam Butt <>
Subject: South Asian Language Analysis

			 Call for Papers

	 South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable (SALA XXI)
			 October 8 - 10, 2001

Abstracts are invited for 30 minute presentations on issues
specifically related to South Asian languages and linguistics. 
Proposed core areas for panels are:

1. Linguistic theory I: Syntax and semantics 
2. Linguistic theory II: Morphology and phonology
3. Language development and language change 
4. Typology and linguistic convergence
5. Acquisition and processing 

Suggestions for further panels are welcome.

Deadline for abstract submission: May 15, 2001.

Acceptance notices will be notified in the first week of June, 2001.

Abstracts may be submitted by email or by regular mail (or by both
means as a safety measure). Email submission is preferred.

Student Funding may be available, so please indicate your status
(student or non-student) as part of your submission.

Submission by Email:

Email submissions are to be addressed to:

Include the paper title, name(s) of the author(s), address, phone/fax
number, email address, and whether the author(s) are students in the
body of your email message. Include or preferably attach your paper
as either a plain ASCII text, RTF, PDF, HTML, or postscript file.

Submission by Regular Mail:

Send five copies of the abstract. Abstracts should be one page in 10pt
or larger type and include a title. Omit name and affiliation, and
obvious self reference. A second page may be used for data and
references. Also include a card or cover sheet with the paper title,
name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, address, phone/fax number,
e-mail address, and whether the author(s) are students. Address to
which abstracts are to be sent:

	Miriam Butt
	Universitaet Konstanz
	FB Sprachwissenschaft, D 186
	78457 Konstanz

For further information see:

or contact: 

Phone: +49 - 7531 - 88 26 80
 +49 - 7531 - 88 47 54

Fax: +49 - 7531 - 88 44 59

Program Committee:

Josef Bayer, University of Konstanz
Miriam Butt, University of Konstanz
M.T. Hany Babu, University of Konstanz
Aditi Lahiri, University of Konstanz
Gillian Ramchand, Oxford University
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