LINGUIST List 14.1517

Mon May 26 2003

Calls: General Ling/TX USA;Ling Theories/Canada

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  1. alicia_navarette, 11th Annual UTA Student Conference in Linguistics
  2. di_sciullo.anne-marie, Approaching Asymmetry at the Interfaces

Message 1: 11th Annual UTA Student Conference in Linguistics

Date: Sun, 25 May 2003 20:11:36 +0000
From: alicia_navarette <>
Subject: 11th Annual UTA Student Conference in Linguistics

11th Annual UTA Student Conference in Linguistics 
Short Title: UTASCIL

Date: 06-Nov-2003 - 07-Nov-2003
Location: Arlington, TX, United States of America
Contact: Alicia Navarette
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

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

Meeting Description:

The UTASCIL is a student-led conference for student researchers. This
is a great opportunity to join students from across America and around
the world to present their research on language. Papers for this
conference are invited in all areas of linguistics. The focus of this
year's Conference concerns Linguistics and ESL, so papers which
discuss theoretical issues or current debates in this area are
particularly welcome. Students from any educational institution are
encouraged to submit their research and share insights they have
discovered in the field. Presentations will last 20 minutes with 10
minutes for discussion and questions. This is a great opportunity to
develop professional skills! The best-presented paper will be awarded
the Yumi Nakamura Memorial Prize in Linguistics ($400.00 USD).

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday, September 1,
2003. Notifications of acceptance will be distributed in early
October, 2003. Abstracts should be written on a single page (500 words
or less) in Times New Roman, font 12, with an optional additional page
for graphs and/or references. Electronic submissions are preferred;
however, if submitting by mail; please provide 5 copies of your
anonymous abstract with the title of the paper at the top and a 3" x
5" index card including the following information:
1. Your name 
2. Affiliation 
3. Address, phone number, and e-mail address 
4. Title of paper 

Papers should be sent to the attention of: Alicia Navarette, Program
in Linguistics, Box 19559, University of Texas at Arlington, TX
76019-0559 in time to reach UTA by the deadline. Electronic submission
should be in MS Word format. Please do not send PDF or .html
formats. E-mail abstracts should be sent to Alicia at:
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Message 2: Approaching Asymmetry at the Interfaces

Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 11:15:43 +0000
From: di_sciullo.anne-marie <>
Subject: Approaching Asymmetry at the Interfaces

Approaching Asymmetry at the Interfaces 

Date: 24-Oct-2003 - 25-Oct-2003
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Contact: Anna Maria Di Sciullo
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Linguistic Theories 
Call Deadline: 30-Jul-2003

Meeting Description:

Approaching Asymmetry at the Interfaces (AAI)

October 24-25, 2003
Universite du Quebec a Montreal

Invited speakers: 
		Manuela Ambar
		Juan Uriagereka
The fact that asymmetric relations are privileged relations in the
derivation of linguistic expressions has been demonstrated in various
works in syntax, phonology and morphology. The role of these relations
at the interfaces remains nevertheless an open question. What makes
the contact between the expressions generated by the grammar and the
external systems, C-I and SM, possible at all? That asymmetry would
enable this contact would be revealing of a core property of the
subsystems of cognition. 

The advent of the Minimalist Program led to the abandon the Y model
and to the adoption a phase model to derivation, spell-out, and
interpretation. In this framework, legibility conditions are what make
grammars usable by the performance systems. The question arises
whether purely formal properties of relations, such as asymmetry,
contribute to legibility. If configurational asymmetry does have such
a contribution, theoretical consequences can be drawn, for example
with respect to the legibility of phases, and to the restrictions on
their shape and size. Empirical predictions can be made with respect
to binding and scope relations at LF as well as with respect to the
assignment of nuclear stress and linearization at PF. Also, if
configurational asymmetry is determinant for both the semantic (LF)
and the phonetic (PF) phases, restricted legibility interactions can
be envisioned between LF and PF, for example in the case of Focus
assignment and binding relations, or with respect to the articulation
of force and intonation. Economy considerations arise in the process,
for example with respect to the hierarchical articulation of the left
periphery and to the issue regarding whether or not the triggering
forces should be reduced to a minimum.

Papers are invited for 20 minutes talks followed by a 10 minutes
discussion period. Please send a one page (10p. Times New Roman)
abstract to the AAI Conference Committee at the following e-mail

	AAI Conference Committee

Deadline for submission: July 30th.
Notification of acceptance: September 1st.

	For further information:
Asymmetry Project
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