LINGUIST List 14.2334

Thu Sep 4 2003

Calls: General Ling/Malaysia; Syntax/Semantics

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  1. Hazidi, Language and Nationhood: Confronting New Realities
  2. carlo.cecchetto, Snippets

Message 1: Language and Nationhood: Confronting New Realities

Date: Sat, 30 Aug 2003 01:02:14 -0700
From: Hazidi <>
Subject: Language and Nationhood: Confronting New Realities

International Conference: Language and Nationhood: Confronting New
Date:16-18 December 2003

Venue: Hotel Marriot Putrajaya
School of language Studies and Linguistics
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Keynote Address YAB Dato' Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamed

Plenary Speakers:
Abdul Rahman Embong (Malaysia)
Alastair Pennycook (Australia)
Awang Had Salleh (Malaysia)
Farish Noor (Malaysia)
Ibrahim Bajunid (Malaysia)
Joseph Lo Bianco (Australia)
Niyi Osundare ( Nigeria)
Wang Gung Wu (Singapore)

Language and Nationhood: Confronting New Realities
The Conference is organized by the School of Language Studies and
Linguistics, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti
Kebangsaan Malaysia. The conference aims to create an international
platform where pertinent issues and ideas related to language and
nationhood in the face of new realities may be foregrounded, explored,
examined, and discussed. It will be the stage for discussions in the
areas of language, literature, linguistics, culture, education,
communication, technology, and translation.

� To explore how language can play a meaningful role in confronting
the new realities of the 21st century that impact on the process of
nation building and the concept of nationhood.
� To provide a forum for sharing and learning the latest ideas and
developments related to the role of language in developing concepts of
� To gain insights into the complexities of the interface between
language and nationhood experienced elsewhere in the world.

Topic Areas
This conference encourages the discussion of the following issues in
the contexts of language education, culture and communication,
linguistics as well as literature and society in the following topic
. changing constructs of nationhood
. language policies
. language and literature curricula
. language learning and teaching
. teacher education
. national, vernacular and religious school systems
. the duality of public and private educational systems
. linguistic imperialism in global communication
. communication management ( print, media, IT, etc.)
. diplomatic discourse
. language of international relations/business
. translation of foreign languages to communicate across cultures
. identity construction
. imperialism/hegemony
. representation and misrepresentation
. imagined communities
. hybridization
. language and cognition
. standard English or varieties of English
. national or sectional literatures
. the rise of the cyber generation
. language maintenance
. language and gender
. linguistic issues

Presentation Format
Presentations may be in the form of paper presentations, workshops,
demonstrations, panel discussions, poster or multimedia presentations.
All enquiries concerning the SOLLS conference should be sent to:

The Secretariat
School of Language Studies & Linguistics
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
43600 Bangi, Selangor
Contact numbers:
Ms. Shahizah: 603-89216494
Ms. Norizan: 603-89216580
Dr. Ruzy: 603-89216481
Prof. Zawiah: 012-2965267
Fax :603-89254577
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Message 2: Snippets

Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2003 07:20:55 +0000
From: carlo.cecchetto <>
Subject: Snippets


Call Deadline: 1-October-2003 

Issue 7 of the syntax/semantics minijournal SNIPPETS has now joined
the earlier issues on the website The next submission
deadline is

* October 1, 2003 *

As usual, submissions are to be sent to the address
(relevant excerpts from the SNIPPETS editorial statement follow).

Contents of SNIPPETS Issue 7:

Elissa Flagg. 
Against heterogenous origins for _n't_ and _not_.

Danny Fox and Jon Nissenbaum. 
VPP ellipsis and the position of adverbs.

Naomi Harada. 
No head raising in light verb constructions.

Shigeto Kawahara, Makoto Kadowaki and Kazuko Yatsushiro.
A gap in the interpretation of embedded tense in Japanese.

Feng-shi Liu. 
Definite NPs and telicity in Chinese.

Excerpts from the SNIPPETS Editorial Statement:
1. Purpose 

The aim of Snippets is to publish specific remarks that motivate
research or that make theoretical points germane to current work. The
ideal contribution is the ideal footnote: a side remark that taken on
its own is not worth lengthy development but that needs to be said.
2. Content

We will publish notes that contribute to the study of syntax and
semantics in generative grammar. The notes are to be brief,
self-contained and explicit. They may do any of the following things:
- point out an empirical phenomenon that goes against accepted 
 generalizations or that shows that some aspect of a theory is
- point out unnoticed minimal pairs that fall outside the scope of any 
 existing theory;
- point out an empirical phenomenon that confirms the predictions of a 
 theory in an area where the theory has not been tested;
- explicitly describe technical inconsistencies in a theory or in a set of 
 frequently adopted assumptions;
- explicitly describe unnoticed assumptions that underlie a theory or
 assumptions that a theory needs to be supplemented with in order to 
 make desired predictions; 
- call attention to little-known or forgotten literature in which
issues of immediate relevance are discussed.

3. Submission details

Snippets is an electronic journal. We solicit submissions twice a
year: the submission deadlines are April 1 and October 1. The
submissions that we accept are posted on the journal website
approximately 3 months after each deadline, and all accepted
submissions remain permanently on the website.

Snippets is intended as a service to the linguistics
community. Consequently, authors are advised that, when they submit to
Snippets, we understand them as allowing their submission to be
reproduced if published. At the same time, the rights for the notes
themselves will remain with the authors. As a result, citation of
Snippets material will have to indicate the author's name and the
specific source of the material.

We will accept electronic submissions at the address Electronic submissions may take the form of (a) the
text of an e-mail message, or (b) an attached file. The attached file
should be a simple text file, a Word file (Mac or Windows), or a Rich
Text Format (RTF) file. All submissions must state the name and
affiliation of the author(s), and a (postal or electronic) return

Submissions are to be a maximum of 500 words (including examples),
with an additional half page allowed for diagrams, tables and
references... We will not consider abstracts.

4. Editorial policy

Submissions will be reviewed by our editorial board, and review will
be name-blind both ways.
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