LINGUIST List 14.1412

Sat May 17 2003

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  1. Marjolein Groefsema, LAGB Autumn Meeting 2003
  2. deverbalnouns, International Conference on Deverbal Nouns

Message 1: LAGB Autumn Meeting 2003

Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 14:15:39 +0100
From: Marjolein Groefsema <>
Subject: LAGB Autumn Meeting 2003

LAGB Autumn Meeting 2003: University of Oxford (Somerville College)

First Circular and Call for Papers

The 2003 Autumn Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great
Britain will be held at the University of Oxford, Somerville College,
from September 4 to 7. The local organiser is Gillian Ramchand
<>. The conference website will
appear at

Oxford is a unique and historic institution. As the oldest
English-speaking university in the world, it lays claim to eight
centuries of continuous existence. There is no clear date of
foundation, but teaching existed at Oxford in some form in 1096 and
developed rapidly from 1167, when Henry II banned English students
from attending the University of Paris.

Somerville College was founded in 1879 as a women's college (boasting
such alumni as Indira Gandhi , Margaret Thatcher, Dorothy Hodgkin and
Iris Murdoch), but has been admitting men since 1994. Somerville is
located very centrally, within a 5-10 min walking distance of the town
centre with its bars and cafes, and is also a short 10min walk from
the bus and rail stations.

Accommodation will be provided on site at Somerville College, in
single rooms with shared bathroom facilities. The conference venues,
the bar and the dining facilities will all be located at Somerville

London Heathrow and Gatwick airports are linked to Oxford by The
Airline coach service, which operate a direct frequent service
twenty-four hours a day.

A frequent direct rail service operates between Oxford and London
Paddington (approximately every 30 minutes), and between Oxford and
Birmingham New Street via Banbury and Coventry. Other services operate
from the north via Birmingham New Street; from the South via Reading;
and from the west via Didcot or Reading.

In addition, frequent 24-hour direct services connect Oxford with
London (peak times every 10-20 minutes). The Oxford Express X90
service includes Victoria Coach Station, Grosvenor Gardens, Marble
Arch, Baker Street/Gloucester Place and Hillingdon.(tel: 01865
785410). The Oxford Tube service includes Grosvenor Gardens, Marble
Arch, Notting Hill Gate, Shepherd's Bush, and Hillingdon (tel: 01865

Many Oxford streets are now closed to traffic and parking is severely
limited. Delegates are advised to arrive by public transport, but for
those planning to arrive by car the routes are as follows:
London-Oxford A40/M40/A40; Birmingham-Oxford M40/A34; Bristol-Oxford:

The Henry Sweet Lecture 2003 will be delivered by Professor Tanya
Reinhart (University of Utrecht and University of Tel Aviv), title to
be announced.

Prof. Reinhart will also be participating in a Workshop on Tense and
Aspect organised by Gillian Ramchand, with invited speakers including
Prof. Jim Higginbotham, Prof. Hana Filip and Dr Olga Borik.

A Language Tutorial on Madi will be given by Dr Nigel Fabb (University
of Glasgow).

There will be a Linguistics at School session on A-Level English
language. For more information, check

There will be a wine party on the evening of the first day, hosting by
Oxford University Press.

Call for Papers: 
Members are invited to offer papers for the Meeting; abstracts are
also accepted from non-members. The LAGB welcomes submissions on any
topic in the field of linguistics; papers are selected on their
(perceived) merits, and not according to their subject matter or
assumed theoretical framework.

How and when to submit an abstract
Abstracts must be submitted on paper (not by email or by fax). FIVE
anonymous copies of the abstract, plus ONE with name and affiliation,
i.e. CAMERA-READY, should be submitted, and should be sent in the
format outlined below to the President (address below). You must write
your address for correspondence (email or surface) on the BACK of the
camera-ready copy. (Even if several authors are named on the front,
there should be only one name and address for correspondence.)

Abstracts should be accompanied by an account of any special
requirements regarding audiovisual equipment (other than an OHP).

Papers for the programme are selected anonymously - only the President
knows the name of the authors. Where possible, authors should supply
an email address to which the committee's decision may be sent.

Abstracts must arrive by June 12. Abstracts may also be submitted now
for the meeting after the next one, but must be clearly marked as
such. (In general the abstract deadlines for the autumn and spring
meetings are soon after 1st June and 1st January respectively, so an
abstract sent to reach the President by that date will always be in

Format of abstracts
Abstracts must be presented as follows: The complete abstract
(i.e. the one containing your title and your name) must be no longer
than ONE A4 page (21cm x 29.5cm) with margins of at least 2.5cm on all
sides. You may use single spacing but type must be no smaller than 12
point. If the paper is accepted the abstract will be photocopied and
inserted directly into the collection of abstracts sent out to
participants, so the presentation should be clear and clean.

The following layout should be considered as standard: 

(title) Optimality and the Klingon vowel shift 
(speaker) Clark Kent ( 
(institution) Department of Astrology, Eastern Mars University 

The normal length for papers delivered at LAGB meetings is 25 minutes
(plus 15 minutes discussion).

There is the possibility to submit abstracts for a themed session (or
panel), i.e. groups of speakers can ask for a whole 2-hour themed
session, and can apportion their time within that as they wish. All
the abstracts for such a session will be considered together.

The committee will plan the programme as soon as it has selected the
successful abstracts, so please indicate on the anonymous abstracts if
you cannot present your paper on either the second or third day of the
conference (6th or 7th April). It is very difficult to reschedule
papers after the programme has been planned.

Content of abstracts
The following guidelines may be useful:
+ You should clearly describe the paper's general topic. (The topic
may be a problem of theory or analysis or set of data which have not
previously been analysed.)
+ You should describe your treatment of the topic, and how it relates
to previous work on the same topic. (When referring to previous work,
it is enough to quote "Author (Date)" without giving full
bibliographical details.) It is not acceptable simply to promise a
+ You should explain how you will justify your treatment, and quote
crucial evidence - you must trust the committee (and other conference
attenders) not to steal your ideas before you have presented them. If
you are taking a stand on a controversial issue, summarise the
arguments which lead you to take up this position.

Conference Bursaries
Up to 10 bursaries are available for unsalaried members of the
Association (e.g. PhD students) with preference given to those who are
presenting a paper. Applications should be sent to the President, and
must be received by the deadline for abstracts. Please state on your
application: (a) date of joining the LAGB (applicants must have been a
member at least since the date of the previous meeting); (b) whether
or not you are a student; (c) if a student, whether you receive a
normal grant; (d) if not a student, your employment
apply for funding should include all the above details WITH THEIR
ABSTRACT. The bursary normally covers a significant proportion of the
conference expenses and of travel within the UK.

Future Meetings
Autumn 2004 University of Surrey Roehampton

The LAGB committee

Professor April McMahon
Department of English Language and Linguistics, University of 
Sheffield, 5 Shearwood Road, Sheffield S10 2TD

Honorary Secretary
Dr Ad Neeleman
Dept. of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London, Gower
Street, London WC1E 6BT

Membership Secretary 
Dr Diane Nelson
Dept. of Linguistics & Phonetics, University of Leeds, LEEDS LS6 9JT

Meetings Secretary 
Dr Marjolein Groefsema 
Dept. of Linguistics, University of Hertfordshire, Watford Campus, 
Aldenham, Herts. WD2 8AT

Dr Dunstan Brown
Department of Linguistic, Cultural & International Studies, University
of Surrey, Guildford,

Assistant Secretary 
Dr Eric Haeberli
School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, University of
Reading, Reading RG6 6AA
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Message 2: International Conference on Deverbal Nouns

Date: 17 May 2003 23:44:59 -0000
From: deverbalnouns <>
Subject: International Conference on Deverbal Nouns

International Conference on Deverbal Nouns 
Short Title: deverbal nouns
Date: 23-Sep-2004 - 25-Sep-2004
Location: Lille, France
Contact: Daniele Monseur
Contact Email: 
Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics
Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2004
Meeting Description:

Deverbal nouns are a crucial topic of linguistic inquiry because their
analysis involves problems of morphology, syntax and semantics and can
shed light on the interfaces between these components. Abstracts are
invited on all questions pertaining to deverbal nouns.

International conference on deverbal nouns 
(Version fran�aise ci-dessous)
Universit� Lille 3
23-25 septembre 2004
Invited Speakers: Artemis Alexiadou (Universit�t Stuttgart), David
Dowty (Ohio State University), Jane Grimshaw (Rutger's University),
Fran�oise Kerleroux (Universit� Paris 10)
Call for papers
Deverbal nouns are a crucial topic of linguistic inquiry because their
analysis involves problems of morphology, syntax and semantics and can
shed light on the interfaces between these components. Abstracts are
invited on all questions pertaining to deverbal nouns, including
- The different morphological processes constructing nouns from verbs
- How these morphological processes influence the syntactic and
semantic properties of the resulting noun
- The relationship between the argument structure of the source verb
and that of the resulting noun
- The relationship between the syntactic subcategorization properties
of the source verb and those of the resulting deverbal noun
- The semantic interpretation of deverbal nouns and its links to
argument structure, subcategorization, and morphology
- The status of nouns which are semantically linked to a verbal
predicate without there being any morphological relationship between
the two.
- The status of gerunds and other intermediate forms between nouns and
- Comparative and typological studies of deverbal nouns
- Studies of the choice in discourse between an NP headed by a
deverbal noun and a finite clause headed by the source verb
Submissions on other languages than English and French will also be
welcome. Talks will be delivered in English or French
Abstracts must be anonymous will be a maximum of 1000 words long on 2
A4 pages and will preferably be submitted electronically in .pdf
format to (in case you cannot produce
.pdf, we will also accept .rtf, .doc, and .ps files).
If you cannot submit electronically, we will accept submissions by
ordinary mail as long as they arrive before the deadline.
Deadline for submissions: 15 February 2004
Information about the conference will be kept up to date on
Colloque international sur les noms d�verbaux
Universit� Lille 3
23-25 septembre 2004
Conf�renciers invit�s : Artemis Alexiadou (Universit�t Stuttgart),
David Dowty (Ohio State University), Jane Grimshaw (Rutger's
University), Fran�oise Kerleroux (Universit� Paris 10)
Les noms d�verbaux sont un domaine de recherche particuli�rement
int�ressant en linguistique parce qu'ils sont au carrefour de la
morphologie, de la syntaxe et de la s�mantique. Ils fournissent donc
un champ empirique id�al pour �tudier les interfaces entre ces
diff�rents composants de la th�orie linguistique. Nous souhaitons
des r�sum�s de communications sur toutes les questions concernant
les noms d�verbaux, entre autres
- Les diff�rents proc�d�s morphologiques permettant de construire
des noms � partir de verbes
- L'effet de ces proc�d�s morphologiques sur la syntaxe et la
s�mantique du nom r�sultant
- Les relations entre la structure argumentale du verbe source et
celle du nom r�sultant
- Les relations entre les propri�t�s de sous-cat�gorisation du
verbe source et celles du nom r�sultant
- L'interpr�tation s�mantique des noms d�verbaux et ses liens avec
la structure argumentale, la sous-cat�gorisation et la morphologie.
- Le statut des noms qui sont s�mantiquement apparent�s � un
pr�dicat verbal, sans qu'il n'y ait une relation morphologique entre
les deux
- Le statut des g�rondifs et des autres formes interm�diaires entre
noms et verbes
- Des �tudes typologiques et comparatistes des noms d�verbaux.
- Etudes des conditions de choix en discours entre un SN ayant pour
t�te un nom d�verbal et une phrase finie ayant pour t�te le verbe
Les propositions des communications sur des langues autres que
l'anglais et le fran�ais seront �galement bien venues.

Les langues de communication seront l'anglais et le fran�ais
Les r�sum�s doivent �tre anonymes et seront au maximum de 1000 mots
sur 2 pages A4 et seront de pr�f�rence transmis �lectroniquement �
l'adresse sous la forme d'un fichier .pdf
(en cas d'impossibilit� de produire du .pdf des documents .rtf, .doc
ou .ps seront accept�s).
En cas d'impossibilit� de fournir une version �lectronique, nous
accepterons les soumissions par courrier ordinaire pour autant
qu'elles arrivent avant la date limite.
Date limite de r�ception des r�sum�s: le 15 f�vrier 2004

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