LINGUIST List 13.1170

Sat Apr 27 2002

Calls: General Ling, Lang Acquisition

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  1. Leora Bar-el, WECOL Final Call for Papers
  2. Wall, Amy, ARLA Call for Paper 2003 submission

Message 1: WECOL Final Call for Papers

Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002 14:37:47 -0700
From: Leora Bar-el <>
Subject: WECOL Final Call for Papers


WECOL 2002
Western Conference on Linguistics

November 1-3, 2002

Abstract deadline: Friday, May 3, 2002

The Western Conference on Linguistics will be held this year at the
University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,
on November 1-3, 2002.

This year's conference will include three special sessions in addition
to the main session: Semantics, Phonetics and First Nations Languages.

Semantics: Bill Ladusaw (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Phonetics: John Esling (University of Victoria)
First Nations Languages: Emmon Bach (University of Massachusetts, 
Amherst and University of Northern British Columbia)

Abstracts are invited from all areas of linguistics and diverse
theoretical frameworks. Presentations will be allotted 20 minutes with
an additional 10 minutes for questions and discussion. An author may
submit at most one individual and one joint abstract. In case of joint
authorship, one address should be designated for communication with
the WECOL 2002 committee.

We strongly encourage abstract submission by e-mail. Abstracts should
be sent as an attachment in PDF, Microsoft Word or Wordperfect
format. Abstracts should be no longer than one page, plus an
additional page for data and/or references. Margins should be at least
1 inch, in a typeface no smaller than 11 point. Please attach any
non-standard fonts you use in your abstract and use the subject header
"WECOL abstract + author's last name". Include all the author
information (1-8 below) in the body of the e-mail only. Do not put any
author information in the abstract itself. Electronic submissions may
be sent to

1. Title of paper
2. Session (main session or special session)
3. For main session submissions: appropriate subfield
4. Name(s) of author(s)
5. Affiliation(s)
6. Designated author's address
7. Designated author's telephone number (optional)
8. Designated author's e-mail address

If you cannot submit your abstract by e-mail, please send 6 anonymous
copies of your abstract and a separate index card containing the
information in 1-8 above to the following address:

WECOL 2002 Committee
Department of Linguistics
University of British Columbia
E270-1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6T 1Z1

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 4:00pm (pacific time) Friday,
May 3, 2002. The program will be announced in late-June.

Faxed abstracts cannot be accepted.

Papers presented at the conference will be published in the WECOL 2002
Proceedings. The final deadline for camera-ready paper submission will
be announced at the conference.

Further information will be available at:

For any other questions, please contact us at:

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Message 2: ARLA Call for Paper 2003 submission

Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2002 14:06:15 +0200
From: Wall, Amy <>
Subject: ARLA Call for Paper 2003 submission


John Benjamins Publishing Company invites submissions for


Lynn Santelmann, Portland State University
Maaike Verrips, Utrecht University
Frank Wijnen, Utrecht University

The Annual Review is devoted to research in the domain of first
language acquisition, i.e., the process of acquiring command of a
first language. It focuses on research which has been reported in
recently defended Ph.D. theses. The major share of contributions to
the yearbook consist of 10.000 word (approximately) excerpts from, or
edited summaries of, dissertations addressing issues in first language
acquisition, including bilingual first language acquisition. These
papers should be written by the original author of the dissertation,
conform to the format of a journal article, and thus be comprehensible
without reference to the source text.

The Annual Review publishes reports of original research pertaining to
various approaches to first language and bilingual first language
acquisition, be it experimental, observational, computational,
clinical or theoretical, provided that the work is of high
quality. The Annual Review also welcomes studies in which first
language acquisition is compared to second language acquisition, as
well as studies on language acquisition under abnormal conditions. In
all of the areas covered, the Annual Review of Language Acquisition is
dedicated to creative and groundbreaking research.

The yearbook, in its printed form, will be supplemented by an
attractive website. The website will give access to electronic copies
of the printed papers, but, more importantly, will also present
background materials such as a resume for the author, excerpts of
audio or video materials related to the reported research, tips for
further reading, and links to relevant websites. In addition to the
research reports sketched above, each issue of the Annual Review will
contain one critical review of the state-of-the-art in a subdomain of
first language acquisition research. This paper will be commissioned
by the editors.

Any student who has a dissertation completed between October 2000 and
December 2001 is invited to submit a manuscript based on this work. In
order to be eligible for publication, the manuscript should be of
outstanding quality. Particularly, contributions are sought which
excel with regard to the integration of behavioral data and
(psycho)linguistic theorizing. More specifically, the Annual Review
solicits papers which:

- develop new theoretical ideas to account for a set of facts;

- open up a new empirical domain or new set of data, e.g. explore a
relatively unknown language, or apply a new or unknown experimental

- report findings that are considered important for pertinent debates
in the field.

Submitted papers will be thoroughly reviewed by at least two members
of the editorial board and/or external advisers.

Deadline for submissions to the 2002 issue (Vol. 3): September 1, 2002

Address for correspondence:		Editors of ARLA
					UIL-OTS, Utrecht University
					Trans 10
					3512 JK Utrecht
					The Netherlands

For further information, write to:

ARLA Editorial Board

Peter Culicover, The Ohio State University
Katherine Demuth, Brown University
Jeff Elman, UCSD
Louann Gerken, University of Arizona
Marco Haverkort, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Jack Hoeksema, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Angeliek van Hout, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Nina Hyams, UCLA
Claartje Levelt, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Laurence B. Leonard, Purdue University
Natascha M´┐Żller, Universitat Hamburg
Johanne Paradis, University of Alberta
William Philip, Universiteit Utrecht
Susan Powers, Universitat Potsdam
Thomas Roeper, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Petra Schulz, Universitat Konstanz
Ann Senghas, Barnard College
William Snyder, University of Connecticut
Daniel Swingley, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Karin Stromswold, Rutgers University
Jill de Villiers, Smith College

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