LINGUIST List 13.2406

Sat Sep 21 2002

Calls: Formal Semantics, Syntax/Semantics

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  1. Lisa Matthewson, call for papers
  2. snippets, (second) call for papers, Snippets

Message 1: call for papers

Date: Fri, 20 Sep 2002 13:52:31 -0700
From: Lisa Matthewson <>
Subject: call for papers

Second Call for Papers
(SULA) 2

University of British Columbia
MARCH 14 - 16, 2003
The Department of Linguistics at the University of British
Columbia is pleased to announce the second conference on the
formal semantics of under-represented languages in the Americas.
The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers
working on languages or dialects which do not have an established
tradition of work in formal semantics. We also invite submissions
from those working on child languages (acquisition of semantics).
We especially encourage abstract submissions from those whose work
involves primary fieldwork or experimentation as well as analysis.
We strongly encourage the participation of graduate students.
The conference will be organized into panel discussions, and there
will be a special session on Tense and Aspect. The paper length
will be 30 minutes, plus 15 minutes for discussion.
Strang Burton (Sto:lo Nation / University of British Columbia)
Multi-Media Tools for Semantic Fieldwork
Rachel Hastings (Cornell University)
Felicia Lee (University of British Columbia)
San Lucas Quiavin´┐Ż Zapotec
Lynn Nichols (University of California, Berkeley)
Scott Shank (University of British Columbia)
Straits Salish
Judy Shepherd-Kegl (University of Southern Maine)
Irene Heim (MIT)

Angelika Kratzer (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Please submit 3 copies of a two-page abstract to the
following address: 
Lisa Matthewson / SULA 2
Department of Linguistics
University of British Columbia
E270-1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, B.C.
V6T 1Z1 
ph. (604) 822 4256
fax (604) 822 9687

Font should be at least 12 point; if the abstract has to be
a little longer than two pages, that's okay. Include title,
author and contact information on a separate sheet.
October 11, 2002
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Message 2: (second) call for papers, Snippets

Date: Sat, 21 Sep 2002 22:14:12 +0100 (MET)
From: snippets <>
Subject: (second) call for papers, Snippets

This is a reminder that the deadline for submissions to Issue 7 of the 
Syntax/Semantics newsletter Snippets is

* OCTOBER 15, 2002 *

Issues 1-6 can be found at the website

An extract from the SNIPPETS Editorial Statement follows.

- ----------------------------------------------------
>From the SNIPPETS Editorial Statement:

The aim of Snippets is to publish specific remarks that motivate
research or that make theoretical points germane to current work. The
ideal contribution is the ideal footnote: a side remark that taken on
its own is not worth lengthy development but that needs to be said.

We will publish notes that contribute to the study of syntax and
semantics in generative grammar. The notes are to be brief,
self-contained and explicit. They may do any of the following

a. point out an empirical phenomenon that goes against accepted
generalizations or that shows that some aspect of a theory is
b. point out unnoticed minimal pairs that fall outside the scope
of any existing theory;
c. point out an empirical phenomenon that confirms the
predictions of a theory in an area where the theory has not
been tested;
d. explicitly describe technical inconsistencies in a theory or
in a set of frequently adopted assumptions;
e. explicitly describe unnoticed assumptions that underlie a
theory or assumptions that a theory needs to be supplemented
with in order to make desired predictions;
f. propose an idea for a pilot experiment in language acquisition
or language processing that directly bears on theoretical
g. call attention to little-known or forgotten literature in
which issues of immediate relevance are discussed.

We will solicit submissions issue by issue. A new submission
deadline will be announced for each issue, and the submissions that
we receive we will consider only for that issue. The submissions
that we accept will be printed in the upcoming issue; none will be
scheduled for a later issue.

Submissions are to be a maximum of 500 words (including examples),
with an additional half page allowed for diagrams, tables and
references. Given that we envision the submissions themselves as
footnotes, _the submissions may not contain footnotes of their own_.
The ideal submission is one paragraph; a submission of five lines is
perfectly acceptable. We will not consider abstracts.

We will accept electronic submissions at the address

Paper submissions should be sent to

Caterina Donati
Facolta' di Lingue
Universita' di Urbino
Piazza Rinascimento 7
61029 Urbino

We strongly encourage electronic submissions. Electronic
submissions may take the form of the text of an e-mail message, or
an attached file. The attached file should be a simple text file,
a Word file (Mac or Windows), or a Rich Text Format (RTF) file.

All submissions must state the name and affiliation of the
author(s), and a (postal or electronic) return address.

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