LINGUIST List 12.758

Mon Mar 19 2001

Calls: Tools in Ling Theory, Perspectives on Aspect

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  1. Sergio Baauw, Tools in Linguistic Theory (TiLT): Extended Deadline
  2. Sergio Baauw, Perspectives on Aspect

Message 1: Tools in Linguistic Theory (TiLT): Extended Deadline

Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 17:05:24 +0100
From: Sergio Baauw <>
Subject: Tools in Linguistic Theory (TiLT): Extended Deadline

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 16th, 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 statement
of purpose at our web site for more background and details). The format of
the conference is very much workshop-like with ample opportunity for
discussion (during and after presentations) 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

- Michael Brody
- Chris Collins
- Samuel Epstein
- John Frampton 
- Dominique Sportiche
- Ed Stabler
- Edwin Williams

7 presentations will be selected on the basis of the submitted abstracts. 

Selected presentations will be 45 minutes including discussion (and
interaction during presentation). 

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 electronically (name, address, affiliation
in the body, the abstract itself anonymous; WordPerfect, PDF, or MSWord
attachments) 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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Message 2: Perspectives on Aspect

Date: Mon, 19 Mar 2001 17:07:24 +0100
From: Sergio Baauw <>
Subject: Perspectives on Aspect


Perspectives on Aspect

Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS

Utrecht, December 12 - 14 2001

The Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS will host an international
conference on aspect. The aim of the conference is to offer a retrospective
view on the past thirty years of research on aspectuality and temporality
as well as develop perspectives on the future development of the field.

The conference will revolve around three themes, distributed over three
days: Formal theory formation, New theoretical insights and Typological

Day 1: Formal theory formation
On this day leading theories on aspect will be compared and related to each
other. Henk Verkuyl will give the opening lecture in which he presents a
survey of the main features in the aspectual theories of the past decennia
and the different choices made by theorists. Invited speakers of this day
will be: David Dowty, Manfred Krifka, Marc Moens / Mark Steedman. After the
presentations Hans Kamp will chair a forum discussion.

Day 2: New theoretical insights
The topic of this day will be the future development of research in the
domain of aspect and tense. Alice ter Meulen will give the opening lecture
on new perspectives that are emerging. Proponents of the new generation of
aspect researchers, Hana Filip, Chris Pi��n and Gillian Ramchand, will
present their contributions.

Day 3: Typological variation
The leading idea for the third day's program is to establish a connection
between theoretical and typological research. Invited speakers for this day
are �sten Dahl and Emmon Bach. The forum discussion of this day will be
chaired by Barbara Partee.

In addition to the invited speakers, there will be a number of slots for
selected talks and poster presentations. We invite researchers in the field
of aspectuality to submit abstracts on the themes identified above.
Abstracts should be anonymous and should be no longer than 2 pages
including references and examples, with margins of at least 1-inch, letter
size 12. Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one
joint abstract per author. Please provide 5 anonymous copies of an
abstract, and one camera ready original containing title, author's name and
affiliation. A separate card should contain the title of the paper,
author's name, affiliation, address, telephone number and e-mail address.
E-mail submissions are accepted, provided that the abstract is anonymous
and sent as an e-mail attachment (Word, RTF). The information about the
author (name, affiliation, address, etc.) should be sent along in the body
of the e-mail message. Submissions by fax will not be accepted.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: June 1st 2001

Abstracts should be sent to the following address: Perspectives on Aspect,
UiL OTS, Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht, Netherlands. Tel: +31 30 253-6006.
E-mail submissions should be sent to:

Organizing Committee: 
Angeliek van Hout (Groningen University), Anna Mlynarczyk (UiL OTS -
Utrecht University), Henri�tte de Swart (UiL OTS - Utrecht University) and
Henk Verkuyl (UiL OTS - Utrecht University).
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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