LINGUIST List 12.3054

Thu Dec 6 2001

Calls: Austronesian Formal Ling, General Linguistics

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  1. Edith Aldridge, AFLA 9 Call for Abstracts
  2. Ian Ross, Penn Linguistics Colloquium: CALL FOR PAPERS

Message 1: AFLA 9 Call for Abstracts

Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2001 17:39:16 -0500
From: Edith Aldridge <>
Subject: AFLA 9 Call for Abstracts


The Ninth Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
April 26-28, 2002

Tien-Hsin Hsin, Academia Sinica
Andrew Pawley, Australian National University
Norvin Richards, MIT

Abstracts are welcomed for 20 minute talks on any aspect of theoretical 
linguistics (e.g. phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, 
historical linguistics, language acquisition, language 
processing). Applicants are limited to one singly-authored and one 
jointly-authored abstract. Abstracts should be one page long, with an 
optional second page for data and/or references. Submissions may be made 
by regular mail or email.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: January 25, 2002

To submit an abstract by regular mail, send 5 anonymous copies of the 
abstract to the address below. Also include an index card bearing your 
name, affiliation, your mailing address, email address, paper title, the 
subdiscipline or your abstract (e.g. phonology, syntax, etc.), and status 
(student or non-student).

For submission by email, send one copy of your abstract, along with your 
name, address, subdiscipline, and status to:

This year, two outstanding student abstracts will be selected to receive an 
award covering conference expenses (travel up to $500 and 
accommodations). For those eligible, please indicate student status on 
your abstract to ensure that you will be considered for these awards.

For more information contact:
regular mail:
Department of Linguistics
Morrill Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4701, USA

Organizing committee co-chairs: Edith Aldridge, Abby Cohn, Anastasia Riehl

Further announcements and updates to the website will be made as the 
conference approaches. 
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Message 2: Penn Linguistics Colloquium: CALL FOR PAPERS

Date: Wed, 5 Dec 2001 17:41:30 -0500 (EST)
From: Ian Ross <>
Subject: Penn Linguistics Colloquium: CALL FOR PAPERS


The Penn Linguistics Club Announces

The 26th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium

Friday through Sunday, March 1 through March 3, 2002
At the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia

Invited Speaker: Ivan Sag, Stanford University

Papers on any topic in linguistics and associated fields are
welcome. Speakers will have twenty minutes for their
presentations and five minutes for discussion and questions.

This year's Colloquium will feature a special session on
"Advances in computational methods: Innovations in
theory and analysis". We are soliciting papers describing
computational methodologies in furtherance of more general
linguistic understanding. This includes, but is not limited to,
papers on formal language theory and computational models of
natural data. We are interested in papers from across the
spectrum of theoretical and applied linguistics and related

Prospective speakers may submit their abstracts by filling out
the online form at The form accepts
papers in the DOC, RTF, HTML, PS, DVI, PDF, and TXT
formats. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee correct font
outputs for RTF or DOC. Abstracts should be no longer than
2 pages in 12-point font with 1-inch margins. Please do not
include your name or affiliation on the abstracts themselves.
Abstracts should reach us no later than Sunday, January
13, 2002. Notification of acceptance/rejection should be
expected by February 1, 2002.

In rare cases, we will accept abstracts via regular mail:
The Penn Linguistics Colloquium Committee
Department of Linguistics
619 Williams Hall
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6305
or via e-mail, as plain text only:

Conference proceedings will be published as a volume of the
Penn Working Papers in Linguistics. Selected participants will
be expected to provide camera-ready copies of their papers after
the Colloquium.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at one of
the above addresses. In addition, the Colloquium's Web page
can be accessed from

This event is supported by funding from GSAC.
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