LINGUIST List 13.1540

Tue May 28 2002

Calls: Historical Syntax, Lexical Variation & Change

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  1. Juhani Klemola, Final CfP: Approaches to Historical Syntax
  2. Stefan Grondelaers, Measuring Lexical Variation & Change

Message 1: Final CfP: Approaches to Historical Syntax

Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 13:01:36 +0300
From: Juhani Klemola <>
Subject: Final CfP: Approaches to Historical Syntax


The Linguistic Association of Finland is organizing a symposium on


to be held at the University of Joensuu Mekrijervi Research Station,
September 19-22, 2002.

The symposium will bring together scholars interested in problems
relating to historical syntax. We invite papers and posters dealing
with particular language(s) as well as papers taking a crosslinguistic
perspective. Suggested themes include changes in argument structure,
grammaticalization in historical syntax, and the role of corpora and
quantitative analysis in the study of historical syntax. Other topics
relating to historical syntax are also welcome.

Invited speakers:
* Alice C. Harris (Vanderbilt University)
* Anthony Warner (University of York)

* lectures by invited speakers
* presentations by other participants (20 min + 10 min for discussion)
* poster session

The deadline for submission of abstracts (in English; max 500 words)
is May 30, 2002. Please indicate on the abstract whether your
presentation is intended as a paper or a poster. Please submit your
abstract by e-mail to the following address:
<>. The abstract should be included in the
body of the message. E-mail submissions are strongly recommended. If,
however, you send your abstract by ordinary mail, please provide an
e-mail address as a contact address.

Participants will be notified about acceptance by June 14, 2002. The
accepted abstracts will be published on the web pages of the symposium

The deadline for registration for all participants is June 30, 2002.
Register by e-mail to the address <>.

Registration fees:
* general: EUR 40
* members of the association: EUR 20
* undergraduate and MA students free
Send your payment by giro account no 800013-1424850 to The Linguistic
Association of Finland (SKY)/Symposium. For participants coming from
abroad we recommend payment in cash upon arrival. However, it is
possible to pay via Eurogiro or SWIFT to our account (International
Bank Account Number FI808000131424850) with Sampo Bank plc, Helsinki,
Finland. SWIFT-address: PSPBFIHH; Telex 121 698 pgiro sf.

The symposium takes place at the University of Joensuu Mekrijarvi
Research Station in North Karelia, close to the Russian border. For
more information about the Mekrijarvi Research Station and its
surroundings, please visit the Station's web pages at Transportation from Joensuu to
Mekrijarvi and back will be arranged by the organizers.

An accommodation fee of EUR 117 will cover 3 nights' full board and
lodging at Mekrijarvi from Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon
(accommodation fee to be paid upon arrival). The academic programme of
the symposium will run from Friday morning till Sunday afternoon.

For further information, please visit our web pages at or contact the organizers

The organizing committee:

Juhani Klemola (chair), Department of English, P.O. Box 4, FIN-00014
University of Helsinki, Finland, e-mail:


Pentti Haddington (English, U of Oulu),
Arja Hamari (Finno-Ugric languages, U of Turku),
Seppo Kittila (General Linguistics, U of Turku),
Leena Kolehmainen (German, U of Helsinki),
Marja Nenonen (General Linguistics, U of Joensuu),
Esa Penttila (English, U of Joensuu),
Heli Pitkanen (English, U of Joensuu),
Marja Palsi (General Linguistics, U of Helsinki),
Jouni Rostila (German, U of Tampere),
Jari Sivonen (Finnish, U of Oulu),
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Message 2: Measuring Lexical Variation & Change

Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 11:15:17 +0200
From: Stefan Grondelaers <>
Subject: Measuring Lexical Variation & Change

We would like to remind all interested linguists that abstracts for
the symposium

A Symposium on Quantitative Sociolexicology
University of Leuven, Belgium
October 24-25, 2002
are expected by June 1. Please send your submissions (or any queries
you may have) to:

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