LINGUIST List 12.169

Tue Jan 23 2001

Calls: The Linguistic Review, Tools/Linguistic Theory

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  1. Goedemans, R.W.N., The Linguistic Review
  2. Sergio Baauw, "Tools in Linguistic Theory"

Message 1: The Linguistic Review

Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 13:40:31 +0100
From: Goedemans, R.W.N. <>
Subject: The Linguistic Review

To all OT and Linguist listers,

As was announced on the OT and linguist list some time ago
a special triple issue of The Linguistic Review has appeared
last December. In it one can find 16 articles that critically
discuss Optimality Theory. Since we suspect that many people 
might want to react to these articles, we feel this is the 
perfect time to start a new section in TLR. From now on we
invite people to submit short replies to any article that has
appeared in TLR. In fact, we would also welcome short squib-
like submissions containing remarks on any linguistic topic 
one considers to be suitably vented through TLR channels. 

Replies should not be longer than 5 TLR pages, while remarks
may be longer, to a maximum of 10 pages (both including
references). They should be sent to:

Rob Goedemans
Phonetics Lab./HIL 
Universiteit Leiden
PO Box 9515
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands

Note that this is the old address for normal TLR submissions,
which, as of January 1, changed to:

Nancy Ritter
Dept. of Linguistics, U-1145
University of Connecticut
341 Mansfield Road
Storrs, CT 06269-1145

With respect to submission requirements and reviews of remarks
and replies we will follow the usual TLR guidelines and 
procedures. These can be found on the inside cover (back) of 
each TLR issue. With this new section, we hope to start a long
series of fruitful discussions that will further enrich the 
value of the articles that appear in TLR. 

On behalf of the TLR Editorial Board,
Rob Goedemans
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Message 2: "Tools in Linguistic Theory"

Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 13:43:30 +0100
From: Sergio Baauw <>
Subject: "Tools in Linguistic Theory"

Conference Announcement
Call for Papers

TiLT 2001

The first conference on Tools in Linguistic Theory will take place at the
Utrecht institute of Linguistics OTS

July 6----July 8 2001

Abstracts are invited for 7 presentations on theoretical syntax.

Deadline for abstract receipt: Monday April 2nd, 2001 
Notification of acceptance: Monday April 30th, 2001 

The conference is specifically concerned with foundational issues in
theoretical syntax. The emphasis is on a strong reading of the term
'theoretical': issues directly concerned with the model itself (the
'theory'), and the tools needed to further develop the model. Issues
include the nature of the primitive syntactic objects, and the fundamental
principles governing the combinatorics of these objects (see the appended
statement of purpose at our website for more background and details). The
format of the conference is very much workshop-like with ample opportunity
for discussion in a setting which facilitates effective informal
interaction. The conference will have 14 presentations. 

7 presentations will be given by invited speakers. Invited speakers will

- Edwin Williams
- Chris Collins
- Sam Epstein
- Misi Brody
- Dominique Sportiche

In addition, 7 presentations will be selected on the basis of the submitted

Selected presentations will be 45 minutes including 10 minutes of discussion.

Selected speakers will be offered free meals and lodging during the
conference and may expect to be reimbursed for reasonable travel expenses.

Authors should limit themselves to one single and one joint abstract.

Abstracts should be at most two pages long, in a 12 point font with 1-inch
margins. They may be sent either by e-mail attachment (name, address,
affiliation in the body, the abstract itself anonymous ; Ms Word files are
preferred) or by regular mail (1 copy with name, address and affiliation, 5
anonymous copies). E-mailed abstracts should be sent to
Send regular mail to:

TiLT Organizing Committee
Utrecht institute of Linguistics OTS
Trans 10
3512 JK Utrecht
The Netherlands

For further information, please contact the organizers: Eric Reuland
( and Michal Starke (
or consult our web site

Sergio Baauw 
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS 
Utrecht University 
Trans 10 
3512 JK Utrecht 
tel: +31 (0)30 2539163 
fax: +31 (0)30 2536000 
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