LINGUIST List 13.598

Mon Mar 4 2002

Calls: Lang Development, Written Communication

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  1. BU Conference on Language Development, BUCLD Call for Papers
  2. Margaret Sonmez, Written Communication

Message 1: BUCLD Call for Papers

Date: Sat, 2 Mar 2002 16:01:00 -0500
From: BU Conference on Language Development <>
Subject: BUCLD Call for Papers

NOVEMBER 1, 2, & 3, 2002

Keynote Speaker: Susan Goldin-Meadow, University of Chicago
Plenary Speaker: Bonnie Schwartz, University of Hawaii

All topics in the fields of first and second language acquisition from
all theoretical perspectives will be fully considered, including:

Cognition & Language
Creoles & Pidgins
Exceptional Language
Input & Interaction
Language Disorders
Linguistic Theory (Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, Morphology, Lexicon)
Literacy & Narrative
Pre-linguistic Development
Signed Languages
Speech Perception & Production

Abstracts submitted must represent original, unpublished research.
Presentations will be 20 minutes long followed by a question period.


1) Ten copies of an anonymous, clearly titled 450-word summary for
review. Summaries longer than 450 words will be rejected without
being evaluated. Please note the word count at the bottom of the

2) One copy of a 150-word abstract including title, author(s)and
affiliation(s). If your paper is accepted, this abstract will be
scanned into the conference handbook.

3) The author information requested below, for EACH author.

Although each author may submit as many abstracts as desired, we will
accept for presentation by each submitter: (a) a maximum of 1 first
authored paper, and (b) a maximum of 2 papers in any authorship
status. Note that no changes in authorship (including deleting an
author or changing author order) will be possible after the review
process is completed.

Acknowledgment of receipt of the abstract will be sent by email as
soon as possible after receipt. Notice of acceptance or rejection
will be sent to first authors only, in early August, by US mail.
Pre-registration materials and preliminary schedule will be available
in late August, 2002.

All authors who present papers at the conference will be invited to
contribute their papers to the Proceedings volumes. Those papers will
be due in January, 2003.

Note: All conference papers will be selected on the basis of abstracts
submitted. Although each abstract will be evaluated individually, we
will attempt to honor requests to schedule accepted papers together in
group sessions.

DEADLINE: All submissions must be received by May 15, 2002. Late
abstracts will not be considered, whatever the reason for the delay.

Send submissions to:

	Boston University Conference on Language Development
	96 Cummington Street, Suite 244
	Boston, MA 02215

	Telephone: 	(617) 353-3085

(We regret that we cannot accept abstract submissions by fax or e-mail.)

Information regarding the conference may be accessed at



(Please include a typed sheet containing the following information for
EACH author)


Full name:


Current work address (for publication in handbook)

Current e-mail (required):

Current phone number (required):

Summer address if different, and dates:

Summer e-mail (required):

Summer phone (required):

Please indicate whether, if your paper is not one of the 90 initially
selected for presentation, you would be willing to be considered as an
alternate. (If you indicate that you are willing to be considered,
this does not commit you to accepting alternate status if it should be
offered to you.)

_____ Yes, consider me as an alternate if necessary
_____ No, please do not consider me as an alternate

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Message 2: Written Communication

Date: Mon, 4 Mar 2002 10:51:55 +0200
From: Margaret Sonmez <>
Subject: Written Communication

Margaret Sonmez
Department of Foreign Language Education
Education Faculty
Middle East Technical University

Call for Papers and Participation:
ESSE6 Strasbourg, August 30-September 3:
S49 - Seminar on Letters and Letter Writing
Minna Palander-Collin (Univ of Helsinki, Finland)
Margaret Sonmez (Middle East Technical Univ,Turkey)

This seminar invites literary and linguistic scholars who use various
types of letters as their research material to submit papers on
letters and letter writing from early English correspondence to
present-day computer-mediated communication. Presentations for this
session might deal with such topics as the origin, form and purpose of
a letter; the influence of letters on different types of discourse (eg
newsletters, epistolary novels); the role of letter-writing
instruction and writing materials; and the linguistic characteristics
common to letters in different times.

Please send your abstracts with your name and address to the convenors
by the 15th March.

Link to ESSE6 homepage:
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