LINGUIST List 13.2786

Tue Oct 29 2002

Calls: Verb Initial Syntax/Taiwan Journal of Ling

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  1. Andrew Carnie, Verb Initial Syntax Workshop, Tucson Arizona
  2. kawai, Taiwan Journal of Linguistics

Message 1: Verb Initial Syntax Workshop, Tucson Arizona

Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2002 17:34:43 -0700 (MST)
From: Andrew Carnie <carnieU.Arizona.EDU>
Subject: Verb Initial Syntax Workshop, Tucson Arizona

			--- Call for Papers ---

	 Workshop on the Syntax of Verb Initial Languages
			University of Arizona,
			 Tucson, Arizona.
			February 21,22,23, 2003

Partly supported by the Dept of Linguistics, University of Arizona and
the National Science Foundation.

Invited Speakers (Partial List -- more speakers will be announced later)
James McCloskey, UCSC
Sandra Chung, UCSC
Judith Aissen, UCSC
Jamal Ouhalla, UC Dublin
Lisa deMena Travis, McGill
Felicia Lee, UBC
Henry Davis, UBC
Diane Massam, Toronto
Arthur Holmer, Lund U.
Monica MacAuley, UWisc

The syntax of many unrelated verb initial languages are surprisingly
similar in ways that might have an explanation in terms of Universal
Grammar. In this workshop, we bring together researchers who work on a
wide variety of verb initial languages to consider such questions as:
Is there a universal derivation of V-initial order? Are there any true
syntactic correlates to the order? What explains these correlates?
While the workshop will focus on theoretical explanations for
typological properties, papers on any aspect of the syntax of verb
initial languages are welcome.

Call for papers

We have a limited number of slots available for 30min talks (+15 for
discussion). 5 copies of anonymous abstracts, of no more than 1 page,
+ 1 page for data/references (12 point font, 1 inch margins) should be
submitted to:

		Verb Initial Syntax Workshop, Program Committee
		Department of Linguistics
		Douglass 200E
		University of Arizona,
		Tucson AZ 85721 USA

Authors should also include a separate page with address and contact

Deadline:	October 31, 2002.

Electronic submissions must arrive before 5pm PST. They must be in PDF
format (Sorry no other formats are acceptable), and should be sent to

Pending budgetary availablity, we may have some travel funds for
abstract-selected speakers.

Andrew Carnie, Sheila Dooley Collberg, Heidi Harley
Organizers, Verb Initial Syntax Workshop.

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Message 2: Taiwan Journal of Linguistics

Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 00:11:41 +0000
From: kawai <>
Subject: Taiwan Journal of Linguistics

Taiwan Journal of Linguistics
Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2003
Contact Person: Kawai Chui
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics

The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2003 for the first Spring
issue. However, we welcome papers and formal book reviews all year
Taiwan Journal of Linguistics

Notes for Contributors

E-mail submissions are accepted at and hardcopy
submissions should be sent, in triplicate and a soft copy on disk, to:

Editors, Taiwan Journal of Linguistics
Graduate Institute of Linguistics
National Chengchi University
Taipei, Taiwan 116, ROC

Taiwan Journal of Linguistics publishes one volume per year, with a
Spring issue and a Fall issue. Both Word (6.0 or above) and PDF files
are acceptable. A paper should not exceed 40 pages
single-spaced. Manuscripts will be sent to two reviewers
immediately. The author(s) of each paper will receive five copies of
the journal issue when the paper is published.

Manuscripts initially submitted to Taiwan Journal of Linguistics may
follow the style sheet of any established linguistics
journal. However, once accepted for publication, an article must
conform strictly to the style sheet below. In order to achieve a
single standard for linguistic publications in Taiwan, the same style
sheet of Language and Linguistics, another linguistics journal in
Taiwan, is adopted. Please note the following conventions:

1. Start the sections from 1 and order subsections as follows:

2. Number examples as follows:
(2) a.
Examples should be numbered consecutively throughout the whole paper.
Use straight quote to indicate prime, e.g., a'.

3. Use footnotes, not endnotes. Use an asterisk at the end of the
title to refer to a footnote of acknowledgments. Numbers of other
footnotes, starting from 1, should also run consecutively throughout
the whole paper.

4. The font used is Times New Roman. Use italic or bold for emphasis.

5. Use the following citation formats: Smith (1991), Smith (1991:234),
(Smith 1991), (Smith 1991:234).

6. Examples of references (note the use of punctuation marks within

Abney, Steven P., and Mark Johnson. 1991. Memory requirements and
local ambiguities of parsing strategies. Journal of Psycholinguistic
Research 20:233-250.

Babyonyshev, Maria. 1996. Structural Connections in Syntax and
Parsing: Studies in Russian and Japanese. Cambridge: MIT dissertation.

Babyonyshev, Maria and Edward Gibson. 1995. Processing overload in
Japanese. Papers on Language and Acquisition, ed. by Carson
T. Schutze, Jennifer B. Ganger, and Kevin Broihier, 1-35. MIT Working
Papers in Linguistics 26. Cambridge: MIT.

Chomsky, Noam. 1957. Syntactic Structures. The Hague: Mouton.

Chomsky, Noam. 1965. Aspects of the Theory of Syntax. Cambridge: MIT Press.

Gibson, Edward, and Kara Ko. 1998. An integration-based theory of
computational resources. Paper presented at the 4th Architectures and
Mechanisms in Language Processing Conference. Germany: University of Freiburg.
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