LINGUIST List 12.2471

Thu Oct 4 2001

Calls: Generative Ling/Poland, Poetics/Ling/Semantics

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  1. GLiP, Generative Linguistics in Poland 4
  2. Michael Toolan, Poetics/Linguistics & Literary Semantics

Message 1: Generative Linguistics in Poland 4

Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 22:51:02 +0200 (CEST)
From: GLiP <>
Subject: Generative Linguistics in Poland 4


 (Morpho)phonological acquisition
 in the light of current phonological theories

DATE: 2 March 2002
LOCATION: Warszawa (Warsaw)

Sponsored by the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw

 1st Call for Papers

GLiP-4 is the second meeting in the GLiP series devoted to phonology
and morphophonology, this time with a focus on language acquisition.

We invite abstracts on the acquisition of phonology and
morphophonology from the perspective of current adult-based theories.
We welcome discussion of learnability issues as well as
theoretically-oriented analyses of acquisitional data. Although the
focus is on L1 phonology, abstracts concerning aspects of L2
acquisition will also be considered.

The workshop is meant as a contribution to the on-going debate on (1)
how successfully current advances in phonology and morphophonology can
be applied to account for what Menn (1983) terms "detours of the
unskilled learner", and (2) the role that the analysis of
developmental data can play in evaluation of competing adult-based
(morpho)phonological theories.

We would also like to draw some attention to the rarely addressed
problem of acquisition of languages with complex morphophonology, and
to test the common belief that acquisitional data from such languages
can shed light on how children come to terms with the abstract
phonological structure of the target language. In other words, we are
interested in how and when children internalize adult phonological
processes and representations, and in how the acquired adult-based
processes interact with reduction processes in their interim

The format of the workshop is 30 min for presentation + 15 min
question time. The language of the conference is English.

A volume of proceedings is also planned. See the GLiP pages at for details about the previous
proceedings volumes.

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 Beata Lukaszewicz, University of Warsaw
 Piotr Banski, University of Warsaw
 Adam Przepiorkowski, Polish Academy of Sciences

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Accommodation will be provided at the university hotel. More details
are available from the GLiP web page (see below).

CONFERENCE FEES (estimated):
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 - Regular: 60 PLN
 - Student: 30 PLN

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 - DEADLINE for receipt of abstracts: 13 January 2002
 - Notification of acceptance: 28 January 2002
 - Meeting: 2 March 2002

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Should be *anonymous* (i.e., they should contain no personal data or
explicit self-references) and consist of up to 700 words, together
with examples and references.

Because abstract forwarding to referees will be done by e-mail
exclusively, the following are the possible formats of attachments, in
*descending* order of preference:

 (Plain Text) > Postscript > PDF > (La)TeX > Word for Windows '97

In cases when there is no need to use special phonetic symbols or
phonological representations/rules, we strongly encourage PLAIN TEXT

We regret to say that other formats will not be accepted.

Should the electronic version of the abstract need special phonetic
fonts apart from the SIL IPA fonts (, please
attach them as well. (We strongly discourage this practice though, and
reserve the right to ask for a resubmission in a different format.)

Those who submit abstracts in (*self-contained*!) (La)TeX should best
use the tipa.sty package. See our web pages for pointers to the
relevant web sites.

Only one submission per person and one joint submission will be

Please note: do NOT send abstracts on diskettes. We will accept
*e-mail* submissions *exclusively*.

IMPORTANT: In the plain text part of your email, please supply the
following information:

 - name, title,
 - title of the paper,
 - affiliation,
 - email address,
 - snail mail address.

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Send your abstracts to:

 GLiP-4 Organizing Committee (

 Please be so kind as to use zip, gzip, bzip2 or some other
 compression utility to COMPRESS the attachment.


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If you are (tentatively) interested in taking part in this conference,
please, send your email address to GLiP-4 Organizing Committee
( Most future announcements, changes, etc., will be
mailed only to registered prospective participants (and not to general
linguistic lists).
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Message 2: Poetics/Linguistics & Literary Semantics

Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2001 12:00:34 GMT
From: Michael Toolan <>
Subject: Poetics/Linguistics & Literary Semantics

Second Call

250-word abstracts of 20-minute papers are invited fro two linked 
conferences at Birmingham, UK:

1. "The Writer's Craft, the Culture's Technology", 22nd 
International Poetics and Linguistics Association (PALA) 
Conference, 4-6 April 2002, Birmingham, UK.
Plenary speakers: Carmen Rosa Caldas-Coulthard, George 
Dillon, Gunther Kress, and Paul Simpson.

For further information write to Michael Toolan, Dept. of English, 
Univ of Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK; or email to:
conference website:

2. "The Meanings of Literary Semantics", 3rd Conference of the 
International Association of Literary Semantics, 7-9 April 2002, 
Birmingham, UK.
Plenary speakers: Monika Fludernik, Rukmini Bhaya Nair, Brian 
McHale and Peter Muhlhausler.

For further information write to Michael Toolan, Dept. of English, 
Univ of Birmingham, B15 2TT, UK; or email to:
conference website:

International conferences at Birmingham in April 2002,
on Stylistics (4-6 April):

and Literary Semantics (7-9 April):
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