LINGUIST List 12.55

Thu Jan 11 2001

Calls: African Lang (ALASA), Languages of Far East

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  1. Prof H M Thipa, African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA)
  2. Vadim B. Kasevich, Languages of Far East, Southeast Asia and West Africa

Message 1: African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA)

Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 10:59:23 GMT+0200
From: Prof H M Thipa <ngahmtupe.ac.za>
Subject: African Language Association of Southern Africa (ALASA)

ALASA was established in 1979 as a non-discriminatory and non-
profit Association. Currently it has a membership of about 350 
drawn from Africa and other continents.The internationally 
recognised SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF AFRICAN 
LANGUAGES is published under the auspices of ALASA. The 
Association has two aims:(a) to promote interaction between 
researchers, students and teachers of African languages and 
literature,(b) to assist in the promotion of research,language 
development and effective verbal and written communication in a 
multilingual society.ALASA also liaises with other organisations 
with similar interests.

The 11th International Biennial ALASA Conference will be held at 
the University of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, from 11-13 July 2001 
and the theme is AFRICAN LANGUAGES IN THE 21st 
CENTURY:STRATEGIC PLANS. This is a call for papers. For more 
information, please contact Henry Thipa, the Conference Organiser.
Fax +27 41 5042827. 
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Message 2: Languages of Far East, Southeast Asia and West Africa

Date: Thu, 11 Jan 2001 17:46:35 +0300 (MSK)
From: Vadim B. Kasevich <kasevichvbk.usr.pu.ru>
Subject: Languages of Far East, Southeast Asia and West Africa

 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE LANGUAGES
 OF FAR EAST, SOUTHEAST ASIA AND WEST AFRICA
 ***********LESEAWA, CALL FOR PAPERS**********************
 September 25-28, 2001
 University of St. Petersburg, Russia

 First circular
The University of St. Petersburg and The Institute for Asian and
African Studies (Moscow State University) are pleased to
announce that the 6th International Conference
*LANGUAGES OF FAR EAST, SOUTHEAST ASIA AND WEST AFRICA* will
be hosted by the University of St. Petersburg on September
25-28, 2001. 20 minute papers are being solicited.
As before, this conference aims to encourage a spirit of
dialogue between students of Far East/Southeast Asia and of
West Africa. The conference offers a unique opportunity for
its participants to exchange views on the languages whose structures
share so many features, despite genetic or areal unrelatedness.

 SPECIAL SESSION

A Special Session will be held, devoted to formal methods of
linguistic analysis as applied to the languages of FE/SEA and WA.
Reports on NLP studies, as well as on current linguistic theories
aiming for formal models of language or speech are welcome.

 Invited speakers are to be announced.

 Working languages will be English and Russian.

Applications and abstracts (ca. 100 words) should be emailed (as
plain text or msword attachment) at
seinnewmail.ru or posiaNF8060.spb.edu

All submissions are subject to refereeing by the Program
Committee.

Deadline for response to the 1st circular is May 10,
2001. Notifications of acceptance will be mailed out
before June 10, 2001. Full-text papers (10 pages, 1800
characters per page) are due no later than July 15.

REGISTRATION FEE is USD 60. The registration fee includes
a volume of conference proceedings (to be published prior to the
conference), coffee-breaks, lunch, cultural program,
transportation (to and from the airport and daily shuttle
service).
The fee will be paid upon arrival.

LODGING: regular hotels (up to 4-5 stars) at USD 80-100 per
night; University dorms at USD 45 per night for a living block
- two bedrooms (2-3 beds each), shower, WC, kitchenette.

IMPORTANT DATES:
May 10, 2001 - submission of applications and abstracts
June 10 - notification of acceptance
July 10 - submission of papers
September 25-28 - conference sessions

Organizing Committee:

Prof. Dr. Rudolph Yanson, Chair <yansonRY1703.spb.edu>, fax (7-
812) 3287732
Prof. Dr. Marc Kaploun, Vice-chair, fax (7-095) 203-3647
Nickolai Frolov, Secretary <posiaNF8060.spb.edu>

Program Committee:

Prof. Dr. Vadim Kassevitch, Chair <kasevichvbk.usr.pu.ru>, fax (7-812)3285479
Prof. Dr. Artemy Karapetianz, Vice-chair
Prof. Dr. Victor Vinogradov, Vice-chair
Prof. Dr. Mikhail Rumjantsev
Prof. Dr. Andrey Zhukov
Prof. Dr. Alexandre Ogloblin
Prof. Dr. Sergey Yakhontov


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Prof. Dr. Vadim B. Kassevitch
Univ. of St. Petersburg
P.O.Box 14, St. Petersburg, 191025, Russia
Phone (7-812) 328-9459, Fax (7-812) 328-5479 (office)
<kasevichvbk.usr.pu.ru>
 
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