LINGUIST List 14.2303

Tue Sep 2 2003

Calls: Applied Ling/Thailand; Typology/Germany

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  1. chongld, 2003 ASIA CALL International Conference
  2. stiebels, Control Verbs in Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Message 1: 2003 ASIA CALL International Conference

Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2003 02:09:08 +0000
From: chongld <>
Subject: 2003 ASIA CALL International Conference

2003 ASIA CALL International Conference 
Short Title: 2003 ASIA CALL

Date: 02-Dec-2003 - 05-Dec-2003
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Contact: Larry Chong
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Applied Linguistics 
Subject Language: English
Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2003

Meeting Description:

Dear Linguists & CALLers,

We are extending the deadline of abstract submission to invite more
papers from all over the world.

Hope to see you in Bangkok for your academic activities and cultural

Larry Chong, Chair of ASIA CALL

Rangsit University, Bangkok
December 2 - 5, 2003

(Submission Deadline: September. 30th, 2003)

The overall theme of the conference is:

Sub-topics include, but are not restricted to:

- Applied Linguistics
- Language Instruction
- Collaborative CALL projects
- Computer-mediated Instruction
- Corpus Linguistics and Language Instruction
- Web-based Language Instruction
- Distance Language Instruction
- Literature, Culture and Multimedia
- Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning
- Technology Enhanced Language Learning
- CALL & Less commonly taught languages
- CALL & New learning environments

We invite abstracts of up to 200 words for

- Paper presentations (time allotted 30 min)
- Show & TELL Workshops (approx. 50 minutes)
- Posters (space allotted 180x90 cm)

Submit abstracts by email in an attachment to
Remember to give the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, e-mail
address, phone number ,FAX number and 50 word biodata.

Important dates
 Extended Deadline for submission of abstracts: September. 30th, 2003.
 Notification of acceptance: October. 15th, 2003.

- Details regarding the program, registration and hotel accommodation
will be sent out in September, 2003. If you submit an abstract, you
will automatically receive this information. If you do not submit an
abstract, send us an email in order to receive our next newsletter.
Conference Website:

Larry Chong, Ph.D.
Chairman, ASIA CALL Association
Dean, Graduate School, Gyeongju U, Korea
(Office) 82 54 770 5004 (Fax) 82 54 748 6429
Asian Association of Computer Assisted Language Learning
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Message 2: Control Verbs in Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2003 06:07:47 +0000
From: stiebels <>
Subject: Control Verbs in Cross-Linguistic Perspective

Control Verbs in Cross-Linguistic Perspective
Date: 30-Apr-2004 - 02-May-2004
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Barbara Stiebels
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Typology 
Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2004

Meeting Description:

The workshop will address possible structures of complement control
(e.g. the role of the instantiated structures of subordination) and
the various syntactic and semantic classes of control verbs in
cross-linguistic comparison. Most research on control verbs (formerly
'equi-deletion' verbs, e.g. try, persuade or promise) has focused on a
few Indoeuropean languages, especially those in which the control verb
embeds an infinitival clause with a non-overt subject. There is less
research on control verbs in languages that make use of different
structures of subordination (e.g. nominalizations, serial verb
constructions, verb incorporation, switch-reference systems). That
control verbs pattern as several distinct classes (subject vs. object
control, availability of control shift from subject to object control
or vice versa, exhaustive vs. partial control, effects of clause union
etc.) has been acknowledged by many theories to some extent, although
the various classes of control verbs and their properties have not
been studied in detail for most languages. There is still a strong
need for a cross-linguistic comparison of control verb classes and a
cross-linguistic study of the interaction between lexicon and grammar
regarding control verbs.

The project Typology of control verbs will host a workshop on control
verbs in cross-linguistic perspective. We welcome abstracts for papers
that discuss the lexical and syntactic properties of control verbs and
the role of the grammar with respect to possible structures of
complement control. We especially invite papers that deal with control
verbs in Non-Indoeuropean languages or less-documented Indoeuropean
languages or that focus on subordination structures different from
infinitival complements. We also invite papers that show the
diachronic development of particular control verbs (including papers
that deal with the emergence of control verbs in Creole
languages). The data can be presented in any framework. Note, however,
that we favor papers that broaden the empirical basis for the research
on control verbs and do not only focus on a theory-internal

Our project has developed a questionnaire for control verbs, which
gives you an idea of our (semantic) definition of control verbs and
the research questions we are interested in (see meeting URL); this
questionnaire may guide your presentation.

Please send your abstract as PDF or RTF document (font size 12 pt,
maximally 2 pages including examples) to the contact email address.

Local organizers: Barbara Stiebels, Szymon Slodowicz, Yi-Chun Yang
Notification of acceptance: February 1, 2004 Time slots: 45/55 min
(including presentation and discussion)
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