LINGUIST List 13.2075

Mon Aug 12 2002

Calls: Malay Civilization, Phonology

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  1. Asmah Haji Omar, Malay Civilization
  2. Jeroen van de Weijer, Call: Phonology

Message 1: Malay Civilization

Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2002 05:57:14 +0800
From: Asmah Haji Omar <>
Subject: Malay Civilization

The First International Conference on Malay Civilisation will be held
in Kuala Lumpur at the Renaissance Hotel from 1st to 3rd October
2002. The opening ceremony will be held on night of 30th September.
The papers that will be discussed are on language, literature, music
and the arts, archeology, architecture, epistemology, and the
environment. All enquiries should be directed to Asmah Haji Omar at or
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Message 2: Call: Phonology

Date: Mon, 12 Aug 2002 09:21:28 +0000
From: Jeroen van de Weijer <>
Subject: Call: Phonology

Second Call for Papers

Old World Conference in Phonology I

A three-day conference at Leiden University, hosted by the Leiden
Centre for Linguistics on January 9-11, 2003, partly devoted to the
special theme of segmental phonology.

Dates: 9-11 January, 2003 (Thursday-Saturday)
Building 1175, room 147, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden 
Presentations will be 30 minutes + 15 minutes for questions,
discussion, feedback.

Organisers: Jeroen van de Weijer (Leiden University) and Marc van
Oostendorp (Meertens Instituut)

Keynote speakers: G.N. Clements (CNRS, Paris) (confirmed) and 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 two workshops, one
dealing with nasality, headed by Prof. G.N. Clements and Prof. W.L.
Wetzels (Free University of Amsterdam), and the other dealing with the
relation between diachronic and synchronic evidence in phonology.
Abstract submissions in these two areas are especially welcome.

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 (PDF or Word) before September 15 will
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

Registration fee: EUR 50,- (EUR 25,- for students and PhD students),
which includes the programme booklet, coffee/tea during the conference
and a conference dinner.

Five double rooms have been reserved for conference participants in
the University's International Centre at Rapenburg 6, very close to
the conference venue, from Wednesday 8 January until Sunday 12
January, i.e. four nights). These rooms are EUR 38 per night (EUR 19
per person). If you would like to share such a room, please contact
the organizers at an early stage. Other participants may want to
consult a list of hotels in the Leiden area.

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

More information:

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