LINGUIST List 14.1506

Sat May 24 2003

Calls: General Ling/TX USA; Semantics/Germany

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  1. kdegarcia, 32st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest
  2. C.Meier, Sinn und Bedeutung VIII

Message 1: 32st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest

Date: Thu, 22 May 2003 10:42:07 +0000
From: kdegarcia <>
Subject: 32st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest

32st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest
Short Title: LASSO 32

Date: 17-OCT-03 - 19-OCT-03
Location: Edinburg, Texas, United States of America
Contact: Pamela L. Anderson-Mejas
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2003

Meeting Description:

The 32st Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest
will be hosted by the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA), located
in the subtropical Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas from Friday,
October 17 to Sunday, October 19, 2003. This year's theme is
''Crossing Linguistic Borders.'' (Papers in all areas of linguistics
will be accepted, as usual). The Plenary Speakers will be Joshua
. Fishman, rofessor Emeritus from Yeshiva University, General Editor
of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language, and author
of numerous works, who will speak on ''Distancing and Interaction: The
Status Agenda in Corpus Planning'' and Jos G. Moreno de Alba,
research fellow of the Instituto de Investigaciones Filolgicas and
professor at Universidad Nacional Aut�noma de M�xico, and author of
numerous books on Spanish in the Americas, whose topic is ''El Atlas
Ling��stico de M�xico.'' Peter Gingiss, from the University of
Houston, will deliver the Presidential Address.

The conference will be held on the campus of UTPA in the University
Library. Edinburg, in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, is central to
several areas of interest. These include the resort areas of South
Padre Island, usually very nice in October, and Mexican border towns,
such as where Reynosa, shopping and restaurants abound. Monterrey,
Mexico is only three hours driving from Edinburg, for those interested
in more than the border region. In addition, there are abundant
opportunities for hunting and fishing; ecotourism is also a big draw
as the LRGV hosts approximately 500 species of birds. October is also
the month to view numerous butterflies in the Texas Butterfly Festival
in Mission (next door to Edinburg). This area of the U.S. is among
the fastest growing suburban-metropolitan areas of the country. 

All proposals for papers, special sessions, panels, or other program
features should be submitted by JUNE 1, 2003 by e-mail at:
< > or regular Mail : Dr. Elly vanGelderen
Arizona State University English Department Tempe, AZ 85287-0302,USA

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Message 2: Sinn und Bedeutung VIII

Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 07:12:57 +0000
From: C.Meier <>
Subject: Sinn und Bedeutung VIII

Sinn und Bedeutung VIII - 8th Annual Meeting of the Gesellschaft fuer

Date: 29-Sep-2003 - 01-Oct-2003
Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Contact: Cecile Meier
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Semantics 
Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2003

Meeting Description:

The Sinn und Bedeutung meetings aim to provide a platform for
semanticists to present recent work. The area of interest includes all
topics from current semantic research: formal semantics, cognitive
semantics, descriptive semantics, typological semantics, historical
semantics, philosophy of language etc.

The Gesellschaft f�r Semantik (GfS) is pleased to announce its Eighth
Annual Meeting Sinn und Bedeutung VIII to be held September 29 -
October 1, 2003 at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universit�t'' in
Frankfurt/Main, Germany. The conference will consist of three parallel
sessions. We encourage proposals on any topic in formal semantics or
pragmatics, cognitive semantics, the syntax-semantics interface,
typological and historical research in semantics, or related
issues. The conference languages will be German and English.

Sigrid Beck (University of Connecticut)
Hans Kamp (Stuttgart University)
Robert van Rooy (University of Amsterdam)

Presentations will be allotted thirty minutes with fifteen minutes for

Please submit an anonymous abstract (of 2 pages, 1000 words),
preferably by e-mail (pdf, ps and word-files up to Word 2000 are
accepted). Along with your abstract send an e-mail or a card listing

(a) Title of the paper
(b) Name of the author(s)
(c) Affiliation of the author(s)
(d) Address to which notification of acceptance (or rejection) should
be mailed.
(e) Contact phone number of an author
(f) e-mail addresses of the author(s)

Send your submissions via e-mail to hoehe-kupfer at or to:

Elke H�he-Kupfer
Sinn und Bedeutung VIII
Universit�t Frankfurt
Institut f�r Deutsche Sprache und Literatur II
Fach 140
Gr�neburgplatz 1
D-60329 Frankfurt/Main - Germany

All submissions must be received in our office by June 15th, 2003, and
will be reviewed by the program committee and the local organizers.
Notification of acceptance will be emailed by the end of July.

June 15th 2003: deadline for abstracts
31 July 2003: notification of acceptance
August 2003: final program
Sep 29th - Oct 1st, 2003: conference

Papers presented at the conference will be published, and authors who
present papers agree to provide camera-ready copy (not to exceed 15
pages) by Januray 15, 2004.

All attendees, including presenters, are expected to register for the
meeting. Registration fees: Students: 10 Euro Non-students: 25 Euro.

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