LINGUIST List 13.985

Tue Apr 9 2002

Calls: Syntax & Semantics, General Ling

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  1. snippets, Final call for papers (reminder): Snippets
  2. Leora Bar-el, WECOL second call for papers

Message 1: Final call for papers (reminder): Snippets

Date: Mon, 08 Apr 2002 16:01:52 +0100 (MET)
From: snippets <>
Subject: Final 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: WECOL second call for papers

Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2002 14:06:15 -0700
From: Leora Bar-el <>
Subject: WECOL second call for papers


WECOL 2002
Western Conference on Linguistics

November 1-3, 2002

Abstract deadline: Friday, May 3, 2002

The Western Conference on Linguistics will be held this year at the
University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada,
on November 1-3, 2002.

This year's conference will include three special sessions: 
Semantics, Phonetics and First Nations Languages.

Semantics: Bill Ladusaw (University of California, Santa Cruz)
Phonetics: John Esling (University of Victoria)
First Nations Languages: Emmon Bach (University of Massachusetts, 
Amherst and University of Northern British Columbia)

Abstracts are invited from all areas of linguistics and diverse
theoretical frameworks. Presentations will be allotted 20 minutes with
an additional 10 minutes for questions and discussion. An author may
submit at most one individual and one joint abstract. In case of joint
authorship, one address should be designated for communication with
the WECOL 2002 committee.

We strongly encourage abstract submission by e-mail. Abstracts should
be sent as an attachment in PDF, Microsoft Word or Wordperfect
format. Abstracts should be no longer than one page, plus an
additional page for data and/or references. Margins should be at least
1 inch, in a typeface no smaller than 11 point. Please attach any
non-standard fonts you use in your abstract and use the subject header
"WECOL abstract + author's last name". Include all the author
information (1-8 below) in the body of the e-mail only. Do not put any
author information in the abstract itself. Electronic submissions may
be sent to

1. Title of paper
2. Session (main session or special session)
3. For main session submissions: appropriate subfield
4. Name(s) of author(s)
5. Affiliation(s)
6. Designated author's address
7. Designated author's telephone number (optional)
8. Designated author's e-mail address

If you cannot submit your abstract by e-mail, please send 6 anonymous
copies of your abstract and a separate index card containing the
information in 1-8 above to the following address:

WECOL 2002 Committee
Department of Linguistics
University of British Columbia
E270-1866 Main Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6T 1Z1

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 4:00pm (pacific time) Friday,
May 3, 2002. The program will be announced in late-June.

Faxed abstracts cannot be accepted.

Papers presented at the conference will be published in the WECOL 2002
Proceedings. The final deadline for camera-ready paper submission will
be announced at the conference.

Further information will be available at:

For any other questions, please contact us at:
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