LINGUIST List 13.337

Thu Feb 7 2002

Calls: Construction Grammar,Modern Western Armenian

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  1. ICCG2, 2nd International Conference on Construction Grammar
  2. Marie Nilsenova, Second Call for papers: Modern Western Armenian

Message 1: 2nd International Conference on Construction Grammar

Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2002 11:00:30 +0200
From: ICCG2 <>
Subject: 2nd International Conference on Construction Grammar

September 6-8, 2002
Helsinki, Finland

Second Call for Papers

The Second International Conference on Construction Grammar will take
place at the University of Helsinki, Finland, September 6-8, 2002.

The conference is a follow-up on the First International Conference on
Construction Grammar held in Berkeley in April 2001. In line with the
aim of the first conference, we hope that ICCG2 will continue to serve
as a forum for promoting discussion and collaboration among linguists
interested in Construction Grammar and Frame Semantics, as well as in
related constructional research in its various models and applications.

Plenary speakers:
Hans C. Boas 
William Croft
Charles J. Fillmore
Mirjam Fried
Adele E. Goldberg
Paul Kay
Sandra A. Thompson
Michael Tomasello

Regular conference papers (20-min. talk plus 10-min. discussion) are
invited on any aspect of linguistic analysis that is concerned with
constructions and/or frames. We
welcome work on issues in syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics,
discourse, language acquisition, corpus linguistics, language
variation/change, etc. 

Abstracts of 500 words, with an additional page for graphs, data, and/or
references if necessary, should be submitted by March 1st, 2002. 

If you are submitting your abstract electronically, please send it to and include the following information as part of
your message: author's name and affiliation, title of paper, mailing
address, and e-mail address. Electronic submission is strongly

If submitting by regular mail, please provide 5 copies of your anonymous
abstract with the title of the paper at the top, and the author
information listed above on a separate sheet of paper. In this case,
please use the following address:
Jaakko Leino
Department of Finnish
University of Helsinki
P.O. Box 13 (Meritullinkatu 1 B)
FIN-00014 Helsingin yliopisto

Upon acceptance, the abstract will be published in a conference booklet
to be distributed among the conference participants.

Deadline for abstracts: March 1st, 2002
Authors notified of acceptance: May 1st, 2002

Registration fee: 100 euro before June 1, 2002; after this date, 120
Students (student status verification required): 75 euro; 90 euro after
June 1

The conference is organized by Jan-Ola �stman and Jaakko Leino, and an
organizing committee consisting of Fred Karlsson, Pentti Leino, and
Mirja Saari.

For more information about the conference please check the website
or direct your inquiries to the conference organizers at
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Message 2: Second Call for papers: Modern Western Armenian

Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2002 13:36:16 +0100
From: Marie Nilsenova <>
Subject: Second Call for papers: Modern Western Armenian



The Armenian Studies Program and the Department of Linguistics at the
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the Department of Linguistics
at Harvard University, are pleased to announce the first annual
conference on 'Modern Western Armenian: Perspectives and Prospects,'
to be held in Ann Arbor, on 12-13 April, 2002. The Program Committee
for the initiative consists of Bert Vaux, Michele Sigler, Marie
Nilsenova and Kevork Bardakjian.

Scholars and interested individuals have long been keenly aware of the
need for serious and systematic studies of Modern Western Armenian as
one of the two literary standards and as a key to modern Armenian
tradition. This annual gathering is being launched with a view to
promoting research into all phases of Modern Western Armenian language
and linguistics. While format and content will certainly vary,
emphasis will be placed on general linguistic and comparative

We are happy to announce the names of the two invited speakers, Joan
Bresnan (Stanford University) and Sarah G. Thomason (University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor), who will address the audience on topics of
general linguistic interests.

Scholars and students of Modern Western Armenian and of linguistics
are cordially invited to participate in the conference. For this first
gathering we envisage two ninety-minute invited talks and
approximately twelve papers for shorter presentations. Prospective
participants should submit a one-page abstract as soon as possible but
no later than 15 February 2002. The abstract should clearly indicate
the name and institutional affiliation of the participant, title of
the talk, document format (if sent as an attachment) and fonts used,
and should be forwarded by electronic mail to Denise Brennan at: Selected participants will be notified by 22
February 2002. A limited number of grants to cover travel and lodging
are available for those participants whose papers are accepted for
presentation, but who are unable to procure support from their home
institutions or other sources.

For more information, please contact:
Denise Brennan
Armenian Studies Program
1080 South University, Suite 3663
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
tel. 734-764-1825
fax 734-763-9154

Marie Nilsenov�
Department of Philosophy
University of Amsterdam
Nieuwe Doelenstraat 15
1012 CP Amsterdam, NL

Phone: 020-525 4552


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