LINGUIST List 13.1361

Wed May 15 2002

Calls: General Ling, Phonology

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  1. Marjolein Groefsema, LAGB Autumn Meeting 2002: Call for Papers
  2. Jeroen van de Weijer, CALL: Phonology

Message 1: LAGB Autumn Meeting 2002: Call for Papers

Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 17:29:22 +0100
From: Marjolein Groefsema <>
Subject: LAGB Autumn Meeting 2002: Call for Papers

LAGB Autumn Meeting 2002: UMIST

First Circular and Call for Papers

The 2001 Autumn Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great
Britain will be held at UMIST, from September 17 to 19. The local
organiser is Paul Bennett <>. The Meeting will be
immediately preceded by a Workshop on Agreement; for more information,
see below.

The conference website is at:

Manchester, host of the 2002 Commonwealth Games, is at the heart of
the largest urban area in the north of England. Cultural attractions
include the recently-refurbished City Art Gallery, the Museum of
Science and Industry, and the Lowry in nearby Salford. The city centre
includes a sizeable Chinatown and the famous Gay Village, plus the
renovated canal area of Castlefield. The Peak District and Pennines
are areas of natural beauty close by.

Accommodation: The UMIST campus is fairly compact. Accommodation will
be in en-suite rooms just a few minutes' walk away from where the
sessions will take place, and also within walking distance of the
restaurants, bars and clubs of central Manchester.

Travel: UMIST is situated on the edge of the city centre, and is very
easy to reach. Trains from London Euston take about 2hrs 40mins to
Manchester Piccadilly station, which is only five minutes' walk from
the campus; there are also regular train services from most major
British cities. Manchester is easily accessible via the motorway
network (M6, M62). Manchester International Airport is ten miles from
the city centre, and is served by flights from most major European
airports and by regular shuttles to Heathrow and Gatwick; there is a
train service from the airport station to Manchester Piccadilly
(usually at least four trains an hour, taking c. 20 minutes).

The Henry Sweet Lecture 2002 will be delivered by Professor Anthony
Kroch (University of Pennsylvania) and is entitled: 'Variation and
Change in the Historical Syntax of English'.

There will also be a Workshop on Quantitative and corpus-based
perspectives on the morpho-syntactic history of English.

A Language Tutorial on Romani will be given by Dr Yaron Matras
(University of Manchester).

There will be a Linguistics at School Session on Community Languages,
organised by Dr Anthea Fraser Gupta (University of Leeds).

Enquiries about the LAGB meeting should be sent to the Meetings
Secretary (address below). Full details of the programme will be
included in the Second Circular, to be sent out in June.

Call for Papers: 
You are invited to offer papers for the Meeting. The LAGB welcomes
submissions on any topic in the field of linguistics; papers are
selected on their (perceived) merits, and not according to their
subject matter or assumed theoretical framework.

How and when to submit an abstract
Abstracts must be submitted on paper (not by email or by fax). FIVE
anonymous copies of the abstract, plus ONE with name and affiliation,
i.e. CAMERA-READY, should be submitted, and should be sent to the
President (address below) in the format outlined below. You must write
your address for correspondence (email or surface) on the BACK of the
camera-ready copy. (Even if several authors are named on the front,
there should be only one name and address for correspondence.)

Abstracts should be accompanied by an indication of any special
requirements regarding audiovisual equipment (other than an OHP).

Papers for the programme are selected anonymously - only the President
knows the name of the authors. Where possible, authors should supply
an email address to which the committee's decision may be sent.

Abstracts must arrive by June 14. Abstracts may also be submitted now
for the meeting after the next one, but must be clearly marked as
such. (In general the abstract deadlines for the autumn and spring
meetings are soon after 1st June and 1st January respectively, so an
abstract sent to reach the President by that date will always be in

Format of abstracts
Abstracts must be presented as follows: The complete abstract
(i.e. the one containing your title and your name) must be no longer
than ONE A4 page (21cm x 29.5cm) with margins of at least 2.5cm on all
sides. You may use single spacing but type must be no smaller than 12
point. If the paper is accepted the abstract will be photocopied and
inserted directly into the collection of abstracts sent out to
participants, so the presentation should be clear and clean.

The following layout should be considered as standard: 

Optimality and the Klingon vowel shift (title)
Clark Kent (speaker) (email address) 
Department of Astrology, Eastern Mars University (institution) 

The normal length for papers delivered at LAGB meetings is 25 minutes
(plus 15 minutes discussion).

There is the possibility to submit abstracts for a themed session (or
panel), i.e. groups of speakers can ask for a whole 2-hour themed
session, and can apportion their time within that as they wish. All
the abstracts for such a session will be considered together.

The committee will plan the programme as soon as it has selected the
successful abstracts, so please indicate on the anonymous abstracts if
you cannot present your paper on either the second or third day of the
conference (18th or 19th September). It is very difficult to
reschedule papers after the programme has been planned.

Content of abstracts

The following guidelines may be useful:
+ You should clearly describe the paper's general topic. (The topic
may be a problem of theory or analysis or set of data which has not
previously been analysed.)
+ You should describe your treatment of the topic, and how it relates
to previous work on the same topic. (When referring to previous work,
it is enough to quote "Author (Date)" without giving full
bibliographical details.) It is not acceptable simply to promise a
+ You should explain how you will justify your treatment, and quote
crucial evidence - you must trust the committee (and other conference
attenders) not to steal your ideas before you have presented them. If
you are taking a stand on a controversial issue, summarise the
arguments which lead you to take up this position.

Conference Bursaries
Up to 10 bursaries are available for unsalaried members of the
Association (e.g. PhD students) with preference given to those who are
presenting a paper. Applications should be sent to the President, and
must be received by the deadline for abstracts. Please state on your
application: (a) date of joining the LAGB (applicants must have been a
member at least since the date of the previous meeting); (b) whether
or not you are a student; (c) if a student, whether you receive a
normal grant; (d) if not a student, your employment
apply for funding should include all the above details WITH THEIR
ABSTRACT. The bursary normally covers the registration fee and travel
within the UK. Those presenting a paper will receive an additional
amount of GBP40.

Internet home page: The LAGB internet home page can be found at the
following address:

Future Meetings
14-16 April 2003		University of Sheffield
Autumn 2003 			University of Oxford
Spring 2004 (provisional)	University of Surrey Roehampton.

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Agreement Workshop

The message below has been received from the organisers of the

Just before the main meeting, on 16-17 September 2002, also at UMIST,
the Surrey Morphology Group is organising a workshop on
Agreement. This is sponsored by the ESRC, since a main aim of the
workshop is to disseminate the results from an ESRC project on
agreement carried out by Greville Corbett, Dunstan Brown, Carole
Tiberius, and Julia Barron. We are also grateful for LAGB
sponsorship. There will be papers by our consultants Nick Evans and
Marianne Mithun, and further invited papers on agreement by Bernard
Comrie, Maria Polinsky, and Anna Siewierska. The project involves a
typological database, which will be of interest to linguists of
different persuasions and to psycholinguists. We are keen for people
to come to discuss the papers, but we do not have any remaining slots
for additional papers. Participants are encouraged to submit abstracts
to the main LAGB conference.

Booking information will be available through the LAGB circulars. In
the meantime, we welcome expressions of interest (to

For more information see our website:

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The LAGB committee

Professor April McMahon
Department of English Language and Linguistics, University of 
Sheffield, 5 Shearwood Road, Sheffield S10 2TD

Honorary Secretary
Dr Ad Neeleman
Dept. of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London, Gower 
Street, London WC1E 6BT

Membership Secretary 
Dr David Willis, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick
Cambridge CB3 9DA

Meetings Secretary 
Dr Marjolein Groefsema, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Hertfordshire,
Watford Campus, 
Aldenham, Herts. WD2 8AT

Dr Wiebke Brockhaus
Dept. of German, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester
M13 9PL

Assistant Secretary 
Dr Gillian Ramchand
Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HG
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Message 2: CALL: Phonology

Date: Wed, 15 May 2002 13:08:03 +0000
From: Jeroen van de Weijer <>
Subject: CALL: Phonology


Old World Conference in Phonology I

This will be a three-day conference at Leiden University, hosted by
the University of Leiden Centre for Linguistics (ULCL) on January
9-11, 2003, partly devoted to the special theme of segmental

Dates: 9-11 January, 2003 (Thursday-Saturday) 

Organizers: Jeroen van de Weijer (Leiden University, and Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens

Keynote speakers: 
	G.N. Clements (CNRS, Paris) (confirmed)
	Aditi Lahiri (University of Konstanz) (confirmed) 

Call for papers
We invite abstracts in all areas of phonology, and particularly on the
conference theme:

 *** Segmental phonology ***

The phonological segment is one of the oldest traditional topics of
study, yet many questions remain unresolved. How abstract is the
internal structure of the phonological segment? What is the status of
feature geometry, for instance, or the phonological skeleton in more
recent constraint-based frameworks? What is the current consensus on
the set of distinctive features?

Besides the main conference, there will be room for at least two
workshops. Suggestions for workshop topics can be submitted to the
organizers before July 15, 2002. During the conference there will also
be a business meeting at which the future of phonology conferences in
Europe will be discussed.

Please submit six copies of an abstract for a 30 minute presentation
of maximally two pages before September 15, 2002. Only one of the
abstracts should identify the author and her/his affiliation. The
program will be announced on or before October 15. We plan to publish
a book on the topic of segmental phonology, including selected papers
presented during the conference.

Please submit abstracts to: 
	Jeroen van de Weijer 
	OCP 1 
	P.O. Box 9515 
	2300 RA Leiden 
	The Netherlands 

Abstracts submitted by e-mail (preferably in PDF or Word) before
September 15 will also be considered, on the condition that a hard
copy follows within a week. Submissions by email should go to Jeroen
van de Weijer (


Dates: 9-11 January, 2003 (Thursday-Saturday)
Presentations will be 30 minutes + 15 minutes for questions,
discussion, feedback. 
Deadline for abstracts: September 15, 2002
Deadline for workshop proposals: July 15, 2002 

Organizers: Jeroen van de Weijer (Leiden University, and Marc van Oostendorp 
(Meertens Instituut,

More information:

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