LINGUIST List 13.43

Wed Jan 9 2002

Calls: Theoretical & Applied Ling, Dialectology

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  1. North West Linguistics Conference 2002, First call for papers NWLC2002
  2. pennay, First International Dialectologist Congress of the IGDD

Message 1: First call for papers NWLC2002

Date: Tue, 08 Jan 2002 17:45:29 -0800
From: North West Linguistics Conference 2002 <>
Subject: First call for papers NWLC2002


The NWLC is an annual student-run conference which alternates between
four universities in British Columbia and Washington State: Simon
Fraser University, the University of Washington, the University of
Victoria, and the University of British Columbia. This year's
conference will be held at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Burnaby,
Greater Vancouver, BC, Canada on April 6 & 7, 2002.

Proposals are invited for presentations dealing with research in any
aspect of theoretical or applied linguistics. Presentations should
last 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions. Please send an abstract
detailing the contents of your presentation. The abstract should be no
more than 600 words. Include any references following the
abstract. The abstract should be submitted as a plain text attachment
or if special characters are included as a PDF or post script file
optimised for portability.

Abstracts should be sent to

In the body of the e-mail include the following information.

(1) Name of Presenter(s):	
(2) Title of Presentation:	
(3) Area of linguistics: 	
(4) e-mail address:		
(5) telephone:			

(3) Area of linguistics includes but is not limited to semantics,
syntax, morphology, phonology, phonetics, SLA, cognitive linguistics,
sociolinguistics. When relevant please nominate multiple areas and
subareas eg. morphology-phonology interface, eg. SLA and phonetics:
cross-language speech perception.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 28 February 2002

For more information on the conference:
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Message 2: First International Dialectologist Congress of the IGDD

Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2002 10:34:17 +0100
From: pennay <pennayMailer.Uni-Marburg.DE>
Subject: First International Dialectologist Congress of the IGDD

Internationale Gesellschaft fuer Dialektologie des Deutschen e.V. 

 - Invitation and Call for Papers -

 [Modern dialects - New dialectology]

The Inaugural International Dialectologist Congress of the IGDD
[International Society for German Dialectology].

DATE: 5-8 March 2003
LOCATION: Philipps University, Marburg, Germany

Following its founding congress in Goettingen in 1998, the
International Society for German Dialectology (IGDD) now announces its
first International Dialectologist Congress, to be held between 5 and
8 March 2003 and hosted by the Research Institute for German Language
- "Deutscher Sprachatlas" in Marburg, Germany.

Theme of the Congress is "Modern dialects - New dialectology". This
will focus in particular on the process of change discernible in all
dialects, affecting their linguistic structure, the socio-
communicative conditions that frame them, and especially the function
of dialects in the context of ongoing social negotiation. To be able
to adequately address this novel situation, a "new dialectology" is
needed, with new theoretical approaches and methodologies.

The topic will be the guiding focus of the planned plenary sessions
and section-based discussions, together with a forum "Sprachvariation"
[linguistic variation] for younger academics. To this end, the IGDD
steering and advisory committees have created nine sections: regional
phonology - structure and dynamics; dialectal morphology and syntax;
dialectal lexicography; language atlases; dialectal sociology;
linguistic island research; historical dialectology; dialectological
literature studies; history of the discipline.

Should you be interested in actively participating in the Congress,
please provide the appropriate section head or the steering committee
with details of a title, a ten-line abstract, and your address before
31.3.2002. The relevant addresses are available, along with further
information about the Congress, from the IGDD homepage:

DEADLINE for receipt of abstracts: 31 March 2002


Details regarding accommodation, transport etc. will be posted on the
IGDD web pages later in the year. This site will be updated regularly,
and those interested in attending the Congress are encouraged to
bookmark it. Inquiries regarding practical aspects of the congress
organization may be directed to the following e-mail address:


Prof. Dr. Dieter Stellmacher <>
Goettingen University 
Seminar fuer deutsche Philologie
Kaete-Hamburger-Weg 3
D-37073 Goettingen

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