LINGUIST List 13.3185

Wed Dec 4 2002

Calls: Sciences du Langage/LAGB

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  1. Claire Saillard, Applications et Implications en Sciences du Langage, Paris France
  2. Marjolein Groefsema, Ling Association of Great Britain, Sheffield UK

Message 1: Applications et Implications en Sciences du Langage, Paris France

Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 15:27:11 +0100
From: Claire Saillard <>
Subject: Applications et Implications en Sciences du Langage, Paris France


Deuxi�mes rencontres Jeunes Chercheurs
'Applications et Implications en Sciences du Langage'

Paris, 29 mars 2003

Cette journ�e d'�tude s'adresse aux jeunes chercheurs et
professionnels s'int�ressant aux applications des sciences du
langage et aux implications et retomb�es de leurs recherches, dans
des domaines comme : la description des langues, l'analyse de
discours, la s�miologie, la terminologie, l'acquisition des langues
premi�res et secondes, la sociolinguistique, la pragmatique, la
didactique, la phon�tique et la synth�se de la parole, la
linguistique de corpus, le traitement automatique du langage, les
industries de la langue etc.

L'int�r�t de cette journ�e est de r�fl�chir ensemble, au
del� des diff�rences li�es aux domaines d'�tudes choisis et
aux cadres d'analyse adopt�s, � un certain nombre de questions
communes inh�rentes soit � des recherches r�solument
'appliqu�es' (en lexicographie par exemple) soit � des recherches
ou pour une raison ou pour une autre les chercheurs sont
confront�s � un terrain, � des informateurs, � des acteurs
sociaux, voire � une demande sociale ou une commande particuli�re.

Les communications devront s'int�resser en particulier :

- � la question de la posture du chercheur (par rapport � son
terrain, � la constitution de ses donn�es, � ses informateurs

- aux changements induits (ou produits) par le travail de recherche
sur : les objets de recherche, sur la situation sociale, sur les
interlocuteurs etc.

- aux probl�mes de l'appropriation des r�sultats de la recherche
par les locuteurs, les acteurs du terrain ou les �ventuels
commanditaires si la recherche r�pond � une demande sociale ou

Les communications de 20 minutes seront suivies de 10 minutes de
questions. Une session de communications affich�es laissera par
ailleurs un large temps de discussion aux exposants. Des discutants
exp�riment�s, aid�s par les pr�sidents de s�ances, animeront les
d�bats et feront une synth�se des questions en d�bat lors
d'une table ronde finale. Les actes de la journ�e seront disponibles
en ligne et une s�lection d'articles sera publi�e dans un volume
consacr� � ces questions.

Les propositions de communication (orale ou affich�e) sont � envoyer �:, avant le 1er f�vrier 2003

- un texte de 2 pages, d�veloppant les questions pr�c�dentes
- accompagn� d'une notice comprenant : nom, affiliation, adresses
postales et �lectroniques, t�l�phone et indiquant le type de
communication pr�f�r�

Comit� d'organisation : Nicolas Ballier (Rouen), Emmanuelle Canut
(Nancy 2), Alejandro Chaves (Paris 5), Isabel Desmet (Paris 8),
Nathalie Garric (Tours), Johanna Godon (Paris 3), Thomas Lebarb�
(Caen), Isabelle L�glise (Tours), Marie Leroy (Paris 5), Susanne
Lervad (Lyon 2), Claire Saillard (Paris 7), Dardo de Vecchi (Paris 7).

R�seau AISL :

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Message 2: Ling Association of Great Britain, Sheffield UK

Date: Wed, 04 Dec 2002 11:48:12 +0000
From: Marjolein Groefsema <>
Subject: Ling Association of Great Britain, Sheffield UK


	Spring Meeting: University of Sheffield

	First Circular and Call for Papers

The Linguistic Association of Great Britain Spring Meeting 2003 will
take place in the centrally situated city of Sheffield, from 14th -
16th April, 2003. The local organisers are Claire Cowie
( and Therese Lindstrom

There is a conference website available at: This page will be
kept up-to-date with information about the programme, participants, travel,
accommodation, etc.

Sheffield is an old industrial city close to several of the other big
cities in the North of England. It is situated on the border to the
beautiful Peak District, and a day-trip away from the Yorkshire Dales. In
recent years the city centre has been greatly changed and 'rejuvenated',
the latest addition being a modern art gallery and a very promising winter
garden on the site of the old town hall.
Sheffield is beautiful around the middle of April and Halifax Hall of
Residence, where the conference will take place, has a wonderful garden
where participants can have a stroll in the breaks, and it is also just
around the corner from the Botanical Gardens. Presentations, the plenary
lecture, the language tutorial, meetings, meals and accommodation, as well
as the book display will all be in Halifax Hall.

Accommodation: In Halifax Hall there will be standard single rooms
available at a low cost. If an en-suite room or a double room is
required there are several Bed and Breakfast places and some hotels
within walking distance from the conference venue, please contact the
local organisers for further information.

Travel: The University of Sheffield is easy to reach by rail, air and
road. There are regular Intercity and cross-country trains and
connections from everywhere in Britain, and there is also a direct
train to/from Manchester airport which is the most convenient airport
to fly in to for those of you travelling from abroad. The M1 runs
through Sheffield and provides people both from the north and from the
south of Britain with a convenient and relatively easy way to the
city. However, the car park at the venue is not huge though it should
accommodate 10-15 cars. Otherwise it is also very easy to get there by
bus from the Transport Interchange (bus/coach) and Railway
Station. Many parts of the city can also be accessed by the popular
tram system which runs from the university. More information,
including maps, is available at the conference website.

Events: The Linguistics Association 2003 Lecture on Monday evening
will be delivered by Professor Stephen Anderson (Yale) and is on the
topic of Kwakw'ala Clitics.

There will be a Workshop on Clitics, organised by John Payne (Manchester)

There will be a Language Tutorial on Inari Sami, by Ida Toivonen.

There will be a Linguistics at School session on Community languages.

There will be a Wine Party on Monday night, hosted by the Department of
English Language and Linguistics.

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 January.

A booking form will go out with the second Circular.

Call for Papers: 

Members are invited to offer papers for the Meeting; abstracts are
also accepted from non-members. 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 January 6. 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. It is
extremely important that the length limit should not be exceeded.
Submitting overlong abstracts is unfair to other prospective speakers,
and the committee will not accept them.

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 (15th or 16th April). 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 have 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) whether or not you are a student; (b) if a student,
whether you receive a normal grant; (c) if not a student, your
employment situation. STUDENTS WHO ARE SUBMITTING AN ABSTRACT and who
wish to apply for funding should include all the above details WITH
THEIR ABSTRACT. The bursary normally covers a significant proportion
of the conference expenses and of travel within the UK.

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

The LAGB committee

President 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 Avenue, Cambridge

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

Treasurer Dr Wiebke Brockhaus-Grand
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

Future Meetings
4-6 September 2003 			University of Oxford
Autumn 2004 (provisional)	University of Surrey Roehampton.
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