LINGUIST List 14.1539

Thu May 29 2003

Calls: Pidgin/Creole Ling/MA USA;Applied Ling/UK

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  1. a.bruyn, Meeting of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics
  2. Michael Toolan, The Third International Conference of IAISLC

Message 1: Meeting of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics

Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 06:27:09 +0000
From: a.bruyn <>
Subject: Meeting of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics

Meeting of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, Boston,
January 2004
Short Title: SPCL January 2004

Date: 09-Jan-2004 - 10-Jan-2004
Location: Boston, MA, United States of America
Contact: Marlyse Baptista
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Subject Language Family: Pidgin ,Creole
Call Deadline: 19-Jun-2003

Meeting Description:

The Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics will meet in Boston on
January 9-10, 2004, in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the
Linguistic Society of America.

The call for papers and information about accommodation can be found
on the SPCL web site: Abstracts on
the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, lexicon, social aspects
of language, history of the discipline or any pertinent issue
involving pidgin and creole languages or other contact languages are
invited for anonymous review by a five member panel.

ABSTRACT: ELECTRONIC FORMAT!! Please observe the instructions

1. An abstract (including a bibliography or examples, if needed) must
be no more than 500 words. Please note the word count at the bottom of
the abstract. Except for the instructions given below, no special form
or format is needed for this initial submission of the abstract (as
specified in � 5 below, a shorter abstract will be requested at a
later date from authors of accepted papers).

2. Special fonts: If your abstract uses any special fonts, you must
also send a paper copy to the address shown below (same deadline), as
special fonts do not transmit accurately. Indicate at the bottom of
your e-mail that hardcopy has been mailed. You may choose to send your
special fonts file via attachment.

3. At the top of the abstract, outside the typing area, put the title.

4. Do not put your name on the attached abstract. Your name should be
only on the abstract submittal e-mail message.

5. A shorter abstract, intended for publication in the LSA Annual
Meeting Handbook, will be requested at a later date from all authors
of accepted papers. Specific instructions for the transmittal of this
abstract will be included in the acceptance letters.

6. A sample abstract outline is given towards the bottom of this
message. Note: If at all possible, please send the abstract as
ATTACHMENT- Microsoft Word. If that option is not available, paste it
into an e-mail message.

When sending the e-mail submission, please follow this format (use the
numbering system given below):

2. NAME: 
5. STATUS (faculty, student): 
7. FAX: 


Adrienne Bruyn 

If you are unable to send an abstract in an electronic format, mail it
Adrienne Bruyn 
ULCL / Spinoza 
Leiden University 
PO Box 9515 
NL - 2300 RA LEIDEN, the Netherlands


Many abstracts are rejected because they omit crucial information
rather than because of errors in what they include. A suggested
outline for abstracts is as follows:
1. Choose a title that clearly indicates the topic of the paper and is
no more than one line long.
2. State the problem or research question raised by prior work, with
specific reference to relevant prior research.
3. State the main point or argument of the proposed presentation.
4. Cite sufficient data, and explain why and how they support the main
point or argument. When examples are in languages or varieties other
than Standard English, provide word by word glosses and capitalize the
portions of the examples which are critical to the argument. Explain
abbreviations at their first occurrence.
5. If your paper presents the results of experiments, but collection
of results is not yet complete, then report what results you have
already obtained in sufficient detail so that your abstract may be
evaluated. Also indicate the nature of the experimental design and the
specific hypothesis tested.
6. State the relevance of your ideas to past work or to the future
development of the field. Describe analyses in as much detail as
possible. Avoid saying in effect ''a solution to this problem will be
presented''. If you are taking a stand on a controversial issue,
summarize the arguments that lead you to your position.
7. State the contribution to linguistic research made by the analysis.
8. While citation in the text of the relevant literature is essential,
a separate list of references at the end of the abstract is generally
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Message 2: The Third International Conference of IAISLC

Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 12:44:18 +0100
From: Michael Toolan <>
Subject: The Third International Conference of IAISLC

Conference Announcement and Call for Papers:

"Language Teaching and Integrational Linguistics"

The Third International Conference of IAISLC (The International
Association for the Integrational Study of Language and Communication)
to be held in the University of Birmingham (UK)
5 - 7 July, 2004

Expressions of interest in participating (by attendance or
additionally by delivering a paper) in the 3rd international
conference of the IAISLC, to be held in Birmingham in July 2004, are
now invited. The selected topic for this third meeting is 'Language
teaching and integrational linguistics' (this follows a first meeting
in London in 1999 devoted to the language myth and western culture,
and a second meeting in New Orleans in 2002 on language and
history). All those interested in participating in an exploration of
the ways that integrationist theory is relevant and challenging to
language teaching and learning, in theoretical or sharply practical
terms, are welcome. Equally welcome are contributions from
theoreticians or practitioners of language teaching who wish to test
and challenge the claims and adequacy of integrational linguistic

conference website:

conference organizer:
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