LINGUIST List 12.245

Tue Jan 30 2001

Calls: Chicago Ling/CLS, Creole Phonology/Morphology

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  1. Sylvain Neuvel, Chicago Linguistic Society
  2. Ingo Plag, Creole Phonology and Morphology

Message 1: Chicago Linguistic Society

Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 23:29:21 -0600
From: Sylvain Neuvel <>
Subject: Chicago Linguistic Society

CLS 37
April 19-21, 2001
The University of Chicago

This call for papers is also available on our website at:

Invited Speakers:
Shanley Allen, Mark Aronoff, Eve V. Clark, Bernard Comrie,
Michael Fortescue, Igor A. Mel'cuk, Marianne Mithun,
Frederick J. Newmeyer, Jerrold M. Sadock and Donca Steriade

Submission deadline: February 9, 2001
Notification: March 10, 2001
Paper deadline: May 21, 2001

General Session
We invite original unpublished work on any topic of general
linguistic interest

Invited speakers:
* EVE V. CLARK, Stanford University
* IGOR A. MEL'CUK, Universit� de Montr�al
* DONCA STERIADE, University of California, Los Angeles

- ----------------------------------------------------------
The Parasessions:
The parasessions will run concurrently with the General
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April 19th
Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistic Theory

The aim of this panel is to discuss the various approaches
that have come to be known as "functionalist" and
"formalist." We hope to explore the assumptions that guide
and shape these perspectives and clarify the goals of each.

Invited speakers:
* MARIANNE MITHUN, University of California, Santa Barbara
* FREDERICK J. NEWMEYER, University of Washington

- --
April 20th
Languages of the Arctic

This panel is designed to be a forum for current issues in
linguistics of the Arctic region. We welcome papers from all
areas of linguistics, including descriptive, theoretical,
and sociolinguistic work.

Invited speakers:
* SHANLEY ALLEN, Boston University
* MICHAEL FORTESCUE, University of Copenhagen
* JERROLD M. SADOCK, University of Chicago

- --
April 21st
The Autonomy of Morphology

The status of morphology in grammar has been widely
contested. This panel looks to stimulate debate regarding
the independence of morphology and the ways in which it
interacts with other components of grammar.

Invited speakers:
* MARK ARONOFF, State University of New York at Stony Brook
* BERNARD COMRIE, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary

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We encourage proposals from diverse theoretical frameworks
and welcome papers from related disciplines, such as
Anthropology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science,
Literature, Philosophy, and Psychology.

Papers presented at the conference will be published in the
Society's Proceedings, and authors who present papers agree
to provide a camera-ready copy (not to exceed 15 pages) by
May 21, 2001. Presentations
will be allotted 20 minutes with an additional 10 minutes
for questions.

We ask that you make your abstract as specific as possible.
Include a statement of your topic or problem, your approach,
and your conclusions. Please send 10 copies of an anonymous
one-page (8 1/2" x 11", unreduced) abstract. The reverse
side of the page may be used for data and references only.

Along with the abstract send a 3"x5" card listing:
1. paper title;
2. session (General, Parasession);
3. for general session abstracts only, subfield, viz.,
Discourse Analysis, Historical Linguistics, Morphology,
Philosophy and Methodology of Linguistics, Phonetics,
Phonology, Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics, Semantics,
Sociolinguistics, or Syntax;
4. name(s) of author(s);
5. affiliation(s) of author(S);
6. e-mail address to which notification of acceptance or
rejection should be sent;
7. primary author's office and home phone numbers;
8. primary author's e-mail address, if available.

An author may submit at most one single and one joint
abstract. In case of joint authorship, one address should be
designated for communication with CLS. Please send abstracts

CLS 37 Abstracts Committee
1010 East 59th Street, Cl. 314-A
Chicago, IL 60637

Abstracts must be received by 4:00 p.m., February 9, 2001.
We may be contacted by e-mail at

We strongly encourage submission by e-mail. Please use the
subject header "Abstract + author's last name", and include
all the author information (1-8 above) in the body of the
e-mail. Electronic submissions may
be sent to

Abstracts should be sent as an attachment to your e-mail.
PDF and PostScript files should have all fonts embedded.
With the exception of SIL IPA fonts, please include any
non-standard fonts that you use
(including all non-SIL IPA phonetic and mathematical fonts).
If you send your abstract in any format other than plain
text, please allow for time to solve any technical
difficulties that may arise. Acceptable formats are (in a
descending order of preference):

1. Plain text
2. Microsoft Word
3. Claris

Acknowledgment of receipt will be via e-mail. If you cannot
use e-mail, please make note of this and provide us with
your postal address. We will not accept faxed abstracts.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail by March
17, 2000.

Registration Fees: Before April 6, 2001; $20 for students,
$40 for non-students; After April 6, 2001; $25 for students,
$50 for non-students.
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Message 2: Creole Phonology and Morphology

Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 15:49:04 +0100
From: Ingo Plag <>
Subject: Creole Phonology and Morphology

 FINAL, updated


 International Workshop 
 on the 
 Phonology and Morphology of Creole Languages 

 August 22-24, 2001 

 University of Siegen, Germany 

Until very recently, phonology and morphology have been neglected 
areas in the study of creole languages. Available phonological studies 
were largely confined to segmental aspects, and morphology was 
generally held to be marginal in these languages, if not totally absent. 
Some more recent studies have shown, however, that the investigation 
of creole phonology and morphology is of considerable importance for 
the field of creole studies, both theoretically and empirically. The aim of 
this workshop is to bring together scholars working on these problems 
to discuss creole phonology and morphology in a pleasant atmosphere. 

(A more detailed call for papers mentioning more specific research
questions to be addressed at the workshop is available at the 
workshop's web-site, URL given below)

Invited speakers: 

Anne-Marie Brousseau (University of Toronto) 
Hubert Devonish (University of the West Indies, Jamaica) 
Claire Lefebvre (Universit� du Quebec � Montr�al) 
John McWhorter (University of Berkeley) 
Norval Smith (Universiteit van Amsterdam) 

There will be 20-24 slots for papers. Each paper will be
allotted 25 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. We 
are planning a half-day excursion for Thursday, August 23, so that an 
informal gathering of creolists will be possible.

The workshop is organized by Prof. Ingo Plag, Chair in English
Linguistics, University of Siegen. 

All paper presenters will be provided free accomodation in a centrally 
located hotel. 

Send in three anonymous copies of your abstract (for review) and one 
copy including your name, mailing address, e-mail address, fax and 
telephone number via regular mail to the address given below. In 
addition, provide an electronic version of your abstract, either as a disk 
accompanying the hard copies, or via e-mail. Abstracts should not 
exceed a maximum length
of one 1 page, 1.5-spaced.

The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is 

 March 1, 2001. 

Acceptance notices will be sent out no later than April 15, 2001. 

Send your abstract to the following address: 

 Prof. Dr. Ingo Plag 
 - Creole Workshop 2001 - 
 English Linguistics, Fachbereich 3 
 University of Siegen 
 Adolf-Reichwein-Stra�e 2 
 D-57068 Siegen 


Up-to date information on and around the workshop is available at 

The workshop is sponsored by the University of Siegen and the 
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.

(sorry for any cross-postings, this announcement was sent to more than 
one list)

Kind regards,
Ingo Plag 

Prof. Dr. Ingo Plag
English Linguistics
Fachbereich 3
Universitaet-Gesamthochschule Siegen
Adolf-Reichwein-Str. 2
D-57068 Siegen
tel. 0271-740-2560
tel. 0271-740-2349 (secretary)
fax 0271-740-3246
tel.: 06422-2817 (home)

office: room AR-K 103
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