LINGUIST List 13.103

Thu Jan 17 2002

Calls: General Linguistics,Formal Linguistics

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  1. Mary Antonia Andronis, Chicago Linguistic Society 38 - Final Call For Papers
  2. yangcaimei, Call for Papers:Conference on formal linguistics

Message 1: Chicago Linguistic Society 38 - Final Call For Papers

Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 21:27:12 -0600
From: Mary Antonia Andronis <>
Subject: Chicago Linguistic Society 38 - Final Call For Papers

Chicago Linguistic Society --- 38th Annual Meeting
Deadline for receipt of abstracts: January 22, 2002

We invite original unpublished work on any topic of general linguistic

Invited speakers:
- JOHN OHALA, University of California, Berkeley
- ELLEN PRINCE, University of Pennsylvania

The Panels will run concurrently with the General Session.

April 25th
Indigenous Languages of Latin America: Standardization and Multilingualism

This panel will study the syntax, semantics, phonology, and sociocultural
aspects of indigenous languages of Latin America. Descriptive,
theoretical, and historical perspectives are welcome. Abstracts focusing
on issues of multilingualism and/or standardization are especially

Invited speakers:
- JOHN HAVILAND, Reed College
- JOHN LUCY, University of Chicago
- BRUCE MANNHEIM, University of Michigan

April 26th
Sub-Symbolic Approaches to Language

Many recent studies have used mathematical, computational, and/or
biological approaches as a complement or alternative to the stipulation of
abstract symbols in linguistic theory. This panel will investigate
language at the sub-symbolic level, and explore how language emerges from
patterns of data in the environment.

Invited speakers:
- JEFFREY ELMAN, University of California, San Diego
- BRIAN MACWHINNEY, Carnegie Mellon University

April 27th
Negation and Polarity Items

There have been many investigations of negation and polarity items since
the last panel on Negation at CLS in 1991. This panel will explore how
negation and polarity items operate in language, respectively or
interactively, and their implications for linguistic theory.

Invited speakers:
- ANASTASIA GIANNAKIDOU, University of Chicago
- LAURENCE HORN, Yale University
- WILLIAM LADUSAW, University of California, Santa Cruz

We encourage proposals from diverse theoretical frameworks and welcome
papers from related disciplines, such as Anthropology, Cognitive Science,
Computer Science, Mathematics, Philosophy, and Psychology. Abstracts should
be as specific as possible. Include a statement of your topic or problem,
your approach, and your conclusions. Abstracts should not exceed one page in
length, plus one additional page of data and/or references.

Westrongly encourage submission by e-mail. Abstracts should be sent as an
attachment in PDF or Microsoft Word format. With the exception of IPA
fonts, include any non-standard fonts you use. Please use the subject
header "Abstract + author's last name". Include all the author information
(1-9 below) in the body of the e-mail only. Do not put author information
in the abstract itself. Electronic submissions may be sent to:

Abstracts must be received by 5:00 p.m., January 22, 2002. Notification of
acceptance status will be sent via e-mail by February 27, 2002. Papers
presented at the conference will be published in the Society's
Proceedings, and authors who present papers agree to provide camera-ready
copy (not to exceed 15 pages) by May 22, 2002. Presentations will be
allotted 20 minutes with an additional 10 minutes for questions.

Include the following author information in the body of the email:

 1. Paper title;
 2. Session (General or Panel Title);
 3. For general session abstracts only, subfield: Discourse Analysis,
 Historical Linguistics, Morphology, Philosophy and Methodology of
 Linguistics, Phonetics, Phonology, Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics,
 Semantics, Sociolinguistics, or Syntax;
 4. Name(s) of author(s);
 5. Affiliation(s) of author(s);
 6. Professional title(s) of author(s): Professor, Post-doctoral
 Researcher, Graduate Student, etc.
 7. E-mail address to which notification of acceptance status should be
 8. Primary author's office and home phone numbers;
 9. Primary author's e-mail address.

An author may submit at most one single and one joint abstract. In case of
joint authorship, one address should be designated for communication with
CLS. If you cannot submit electronically, please send 10 copies of an
anonymous one-page (8 1/2" x 11", unreduced) abstract. The reverse
side of the page may be used for data and references only. Include a 3" by
5" index card with your author information (1-9 above) and send to:

 CLS 38 Abstracts Committee
 1050 East 59th Street
 Classics Building 314-A
 Chicago, IL 60637

We will not accept faxed abstracts.

We may be contacted by e-mail at

CLS is pleased to announce a travel fellowship program for 2002.
Fellowship awards, covering the cost of travel and conference admission
for CLS 38, will be made to two graduate student participants. All
graduate students whose proposals are accepted for CLS 38 will be
automatically considered. Awards will be made on the basis of the
intellectual merit and creativity of the submitted proposal, with special
consideration going to students whose home institutions do not reimburse
the full cost of travel to conferences.

Mary Antonia Andronis
Department of Linguistics
The University of Chicago
1010 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL. 60637
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Message 2: Call for Papers:Conference on formal linguistics

Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2002 16:32:33 +0800 (CST)
From: yangcaimei <>
Subject: Call for Papers:Conference on formal linguistics

Call for Papers

Conference on formal linguistics

Department of Linguistics
Colledge of Foreign languages
Hunan University,
21-23 June 2002, Changsha

This conference on formal linguistics will take place on 21-23 June
2002, on the campus of the Hunan University (Yuelu Academy) Changsha ,
China. The conference will be hosted by the Department of Linguistics,
Hunan University. We solicit abstracts for presentations that address
Minimalist Program, language formal system and other formal system,
biolinguistics, language and the human brain, aphasias, and so on.

SUBMISSION DETAILS: We invite E-MAIL submissions of abstracts for 30
minute presentations (+ 10 minute discussions) on any topic related to
formal linguistics in no more than 500 words, sent to: or All abstracts
will be reviewed anonymously.



Contact person: Yang caimei or Tel. 731 8823911

Further information about registration and conference fees, travel,
accommodation and planned events will be forthcoming to your Email by
the end of 1 May 2002.

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