LINGUIST List 12.90

Tue Jan 16 2001

Calls: English/Celtic Lang, Role & Reference Grammar

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  1. juhani.klemola, Early Contacts between English and the Celtic Languages
  2. vanvalinacsu.buffalo.edu>, Role and Reference Grammar Workshop & Conference at LSA Institutee

Message 1: Early Contacts between English and the Celtic Languages

Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 14:54:14 +0200
From: juhani.klemola <juhani.klemolahelsinki.fi>
Subject: Early Contacts between English and the Celtic Languages

Call for Papers

International Colloquium on Early Contacts between English and 
the Celtic Languages

University of Joensuu Research Station, Mekrijarvi, Finland

24-26 August, 2001



Scholars interested in historical and linguistic contacts between 
English and the Celtic languages are invited to offer contributions to 
the "International Colloquium on Early Contacts between English 
and the Celtic Languages", which will be held from August 24 to 
26, 2001, at the University of Joensuu Research Station in 
Mekrijarvi, North Karelia, Finland.


The aim of the Colloquium is to bring together distinguished 
scholars historians, Celticists, Anglicists, and general linguists 
to discuss the nature and extent of the historical and linguistic 
contacts between speakers of Celtic languages and speakers of 
Germanic languages and their impact on the development of the 
English language. Despite the recent rise of interest in the 
possibility of Celtic substratum influences in English, there have so 
far been few opportunities for scholars working on different aspects 
of this question to come together and exchange their findings. It is 
the purpose of this Colloquium to provide a forum for such 
discussion. A selection of the papers will be published.


The contributions are expected to address questions relating to the 
following broad topics:


 	the historical background to the early (i.e. medieval and 
early modern) contacts between speakers of Celtic and 
Germanic languages;

	the linguistic outcomes of the early contacts in phonology, 
grammar and lexis.


The following speakers are already confirmed: Anders Ahlqvist 
(Galway), Andrew Breeze (Navarra), Richard Coates (Sussex), 
Nick Higham (Manchester), Cathair � Dochairtaigh (Glasgow), 
Erich Poppe (Marburg), Peter Schrijver (Munich), Hildegard L.C. 
Tristram (Potsdam), Theo Vennemann (Munich), and Kalevi Wiik 
(Turku).


The Colloquium will be organised by the project group "English and 
Celtic in Contact", whose members are Prof. Markku Filppula 
(University of Joensuu), Dr. Juhani Klemola (University of Helsinki), 
and Ms Heli Pitkanen (University of Joensuu). Funded by the 
Academy of Finland, this project is run jointly by the Department of 
English, University of Joensuu, and the Research Unit for Variation 
and Change in English, University of Helsinki.

For more information about the project please check the website

http://www.joensuu.fi/fld/ecc/


Please note that only a limited number of papers (20+10 minutes) 
can be accepted because of the limitations of space at the 
Mekrijarvi Research Station. The conference fee of FIM 1000 
(approx. �100 sterling) will cover 3 nights' full board and lodging at 
Mekrijarvi from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon, and coach 
transportation from Joensuu to Mekrijarvi on the evening of 
Thursday 23 August and back to Joensuu on Sunday 26 August. 
The programme will run from Friday morning till Sunday afternoon. 


Abstracts (maximum 1 page) and all enquiries should be sent to Dr 
Juhani Klemola, e-mail juhani.klemolahelsinki.fi (conventional 
mail: Department of English, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 3, 
00140, University of Helsinki, Finland). The deadline for submission 
is 15 March, 2001.
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Message 2: Role and Reference Grammar Workshop & Conference at LSA Institutee

Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2001 13:42:51 -0500
From: vanvalinacsu.buffalo.edu> <vanvalinacsu.buffalo.edu>
Subject: Role and Reference Grammar Workshop & Conference at LSA Institutee

A workshop and conference on Role and Reference Grammar will be held at 
the LSA Summer Institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, 
July 27-29, 2001. The workshop is for linguists already working in RRG 
as well as those wishing to become better acquainted with the theory. 
There will be two parts to the workshop. First, there will be a series 
of introductory lectures on the basics of RRG for those not yet 
acquainted with the theory. Second, there will be a series of working 
sessions for linguists already familiar with RRG; the preliminary list of 
workshop topics includes morphological theory, diachronic syntax, lexical 
representation, and language acquistion. 

There will be a one-day conference at which current work in RRG will be 
presented. Talks will be 30 minutes long (25 min. + 5 min. discussion). 
Please submit your abstract (2 pages maximum), which should include your 
name, e-mail address and regular address, by e-mail to 
VANVALINACSU.BUFFALO.EDU; the deadline for submission is March 15, 2001

The Organizing Committee:
Dan Everett, Univ. of Manchester
Ricardo Mairal Uson, UNED, Madrid
Ranko Matasovic, Univ. of Zagreb
Toshio Ohori, Univ. of Tokyo
Robert Van Valin, Univ. at Buffalo
Byong-seon Yang, Jeonju University
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