LINGUIST List 13.720

Sun Mar 17 2002

Calls: Syntax & Semantics, Applied Ling

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  1. snippets, Call for papers (reminder): Snippets
  2. Ingrid Piller, Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, 27th Annual Congress

Message 1: Call for papers (reminder): Snippets

Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2002 18:39:55 +0100 (MET)
From: snippets <>
Subject: Call for papers (reminder): Snippets


 The deadline for submissions to Issue 6 
of the syntax-semantics newsletter _Snippets_is

 * April 15, 2002 *

 (not April 1 as mistakenly specified in the 
 hard copies of Issue 5)

Issues 1 through 5 are accessible at the web site

 From the SNIPPETS Editorial Statement:

 The aim of "Snippets" is to publish specific remarks that 
 motivate research or that make theoretical points germane to 
 current work. The ideal contribution is the ideal footnote: a 
 side remark that taken on its own is not worth lengthy development 
 but that needs to be said. 
 We will publish notes that contribute to the study of "syntax and 
 semantics in generative grammar." The notes are to be brief, 
 self-contained and explicit. They may do any of the following 

 a. point out an empirical phenomenon that goes against accepted 
 generalizations or that shows that some aspect of a theory is 
 b. point out unnoticed minimal pairs that fall outside the scope 
 of any existing theory; 
 c. point out an empirical phenomenon that confirms the 
 predictions of a theory in an area where the theory has not 
 been tested; 
 d. explicitly describe technical inconsistencies in a theory or 
 in a set of frequently adopted assumptions; 
 e. explicitly describe unnoticed assumptions that underlie a 
 theory or assumptions that a theory needs to be supplemented 
 with in order to make desired predictions; 
 f. propose an idea for a pilot experiment in language acquisition 
 or language processing that directly bears on theoretical 
 g. call attention to little-known or forgotten literature in 
 which issues of immediate relevance are discussed.

 We will solicit submissions issue by issue. A new submission 
 deadline will be announced for each issue, and the submissions that 
 we receive we will consider only for that issue. The submissions 
 that we accept will be printed in the upcoming issue; none will be 
 scheduled for a later issue.

 Submissions are to be a "maximum" of 500 words (including examples), 
 with an additional half page allowed for diagrams, tables and 
 references. Given that we envision the submissions themselves as 
 footnotes, "the submissions may not contain footnotes of their own." 
 The ideal submission is one paragraph; a submission of five lines is 
 perfectly acceptable. "We will not consider abstracts." 

 We will accept electronic submissions at the address 
 Paper submissions should be sent to

 Caterina Donati 
 Facolta' di Lingue 
 Universita' di Urbino 
 Piazza Rinascimento 7 
 61029 Urbino 

 We strongly encourage electronic submissions. Electronic 
 submissions may take the form of the text of an e-mail message, or 
 an attached file. The attached file should be a simple text file, 
 a Word file (Mac or Windows), or a Rich Text Format (RTF) file. 
 All submissions must state the name and affiliation of the 
 author(s), and a (postal or electronic) return address.
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Message 2: Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, 27th Annual Congress

Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2002 10:39:50 +1100
From: Ingrid Piller <>
Subject: Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, 27th Annual Congress

ALAA 2002
Twenty-seventh Annual Congress
Applied Linguistics Association of Australia

"Crossing boundaries through linguistic and cultural diversity"
Macquarie University, Sydney, July 12-14, 2002

The Annual Congress of the Applied Linguistics Association of
Australia will be held at Macquarie University, Sydney, from Friday
evening July 12 to Sunday July 14, 2002.

The Congress will be held in parallel with the Australian Linguistics
Society Congress (ALS). Both conferences will take place on the middle
weekend of the Australian Linguistics Institute (ALI), which runs from
July 8-12 and 15-19. No ALI sessions will be held on the conference

Plenary speakers

Penny ECKERT Stanford University
Howard NICHOLAS La Trobe University, Melbourne
Brian TORODE Dublin University
Anna WIERZBICKA Australian National University, Canberra

Papers will be presented in the following areas:

Crosscultural issues	Language in use
Indigenous Languages	Language teaching
Language at work	Multilingualism
Language in cyberspace	Second Language Acquisition
Language in Education	Translation

Call for papers
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 29 March 2002

Online Registration
Early bird rates by 30 April 2002

For further information, please contact
Dr Antonia Rubino, Convenor
(02) 9351 4608
c/o Dept. of Italian Studies, University of Sydney - NSW 2006
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