LINGUIST List 13.675

Tue Mar 12 2002

Calls: Germanic Ling, Orthography

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  1. Frederick W. Schwink, MLA Session Germanic Linguistics
  2. Moritz Neugebauer, Orthography: From Letter to Sound

Message 1: MLA Session Germanic Linguistics

Date: Thu, 7 Mar 2002 15:14:33 -0600
From: Frederick W. Schwink <>
Subject: MLA Session Germanic Linguistics

Invitation to submit papers for a session on Germanic
linguistics/philology at the annual meeting of the MLA, 27-30 December
in New York. Topic is open. Please submit an abstract electronically
to or send an e-mail to ask for more
information. Deadline is March 15th.
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Message 2: Orthography: From Letter to Sound

Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2002 12:37:05 +0100
From: Moritz Neugebauer <>
Subject: Orthography: From Letter to Sound


	From Letter to Sound
 Third International Workshop on Writing Systems
 University of Cologne, Germany, September 23-24, 2002.

 This workshop is the third in a row of international
 meetings dealing with questions of writing systems. The two
 predecessors took place at the Max Planck Institute for
 Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen (Netherlands) under the titles
 'What Spelling Changes' (1997) and 'Writing Language'
 (2000). The workshops offer a forum of discussion between
 researchers from different fields of writing research like
 theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, computational
 linguistics or language education, coming from different
 countries and working on different languages.
 The aim of this workshop is to focus on the
 letter-to-sound-perspective. Especially welcome are
 contributions to the following subjects:

 - How does a theory of orthography have to look like that
 takes written forms as basic (as opposed to a theory that
 derives written forms from spoken forms)?
 - Which aspects of the psycholinguistics of reading are
 capable of explaining the form of writing systems?
 - Which aspects of learning to read are informative for a
 theory of orthography?
 - How can reading be modeled? Both psycholinguistic models
 and computational models for text-to-speech-synthesis may
 reveal the exact relation between reading and writing.

 We plan to publish a selection of papers of the workshop as
 an issue of the journal 'Written Language & Literacy'.

 Submission deadline: March 28, 2002
 Notice of acceptance: May 17, 2002

 Charles Perfetti (University of Pittsburgh) (sponsored by
 the Flemish Funding Agency for Scientific Research,
 Scientific Research Community on the theme
 'Psycholinguistics: the Processes of Reading and Writing')
 Richard Venezky (University of Delaware)

 Martin Neef (German Department, University of Cologne),
 Anneke Neijt (Dutch Department, University of Nijmegen),
 Beatrice Primus (German Department, University of Cologne),
 Dominiek Sandra (Dutch Department, University of Antwerp)

 FORMAT OF SUBMISSIONS: Authors should submit abstracts of
 max. 2 pages for 30 minute presentations, with 15 minutes
 Please submit abstracts electronically (rtf, pdf or Word) to

 PARTICIPATION: In addition to the speakers, we kindly invite
 researchers who want to attend the workshop without
 presenting a paper themselves. The latter participants
 should register for the workshop at the address above.
 Information on lodging and travel directions, the program
 and the abstracts of the accepted papers will be circulated
 among the participants electronically well before the

	Martin Neef:
 Anneke Neijt:

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