LINGUIST List 14.2899

Thu Oct 23 2003

Calls: General Ling/Netherlands; General Ling/Hungary

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  1. curacao2004, SCL/SPCL/ACBLPE Joint Meeting in Cura�ao 2004
  2. tilt, Tools in Linguistic Theory 2004

Message 1: SCL/SPCL/ACBLPE Joint Meeting in Cura�ao 2004

Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 20:45:55 +0000
From: curacao2004 <>
Subject: SCL/SPCL/ACBLPE Joint Meeting in Cura�ao 2004

SCL/SPCL/ACBLPE Joint Meeting in Cura�ao 2004 

Date: 11-Aug-2004 - 15-Aug-2004
Location: Willemstad, Cura�ao, Netherlands Antilles
Contact: Jo-Anne Ferreira
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics
Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2004

Meeting Description:

>From 11-15 August 2004, the Society for Caribbean Linguistics (SCL),
the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics (SPCL), publisher of the
Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages (JPCL), and the
Associaci�n de Criollos de Base Lexical Portuguesa e
Espa�ola/Associa��o de Crioulos de Base Lexical
Portuguesa e Espanhola (ACBLPE) will host a joint meeting in
Cura�ao. See


CURA�AO 2004

The Society for Caribbean Linguistics (SCL), Society for Pidgin and
Creole Linguistics (SPCL), the Associaci�n de Criollos de Base
Lexical Portuguesa e Espa�ola/Associa��o de
Crioulos de Base Lexical Portuguesa e Espanhola (ACBLPE) will meet in
Willemstad, Cura�ao from 11-15 August 2004. More information on
registration and accommodation options will be available soon. Send an
e-mail to this address for further information.

The SCL biennial general meeting and the SPCL business meeting will be
held at the conference.

Abstracts on any of the following pertinent areas in Caribbean
language(s) and linguistics are invited:






sociology of language and sociolinguistics


language development or history, and

language in education.

Papers on all types of Caribbean languages, including Amerindian
languages, creole languages, standard and official varieties, and
immigrant languages are invited. For this particular conference,
papers on all aspects of the Papiamentu language are strongly

SCL Papers may be submitted in any Caribbean language. SPCL papers may
be submitted in English and French, and ACBLPE papers in Portuguese
and Spanish.

Abstracts will be submitted to a joint SCL/SPCL six-member panel for 
anonymous review, and to a five-member ACBLPE panel. SCL/SPCL 
abstracts should be submitted in electronic format to Adrienne Bruyn
(SPCL President) at and ACBLPE abstracts to 
Tjerk Hagemeijer at by 15 February 2004.

Where it is not possible to send an abstract via e-mail, paper
abstracts and/or labelled diskette may be submitted to Adrienne Bruyn
and Tjerk Hagemeijer at the following mailing addresses:

Adrienne Bruyn (for SCL/SPCL abstracts)
Pieter Pauwstraat 18-1

Tjerk Hagemeijer (for ACBLPE abstracts)
Avenida do Brasil, 27, 4-B
2735-670 S�O MARCOS
FAX: (00351) 21 426 33 86



Please observe the instructions hereafter: 

1. An abstract (including a bibliography or examples, if needed, but
see note 8 of Sample Abstract Outline below ) 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.

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, or by diskette.

3. At the top of the abstract, put the title.

4. For purposes of anonymity, do not put your name on the attached
abstract. Your name should be only on the abstract submittal e-mail

5. A sample abstract outline is given below.

Note: Please send the abstract as ATTACHMENT- Microsoft Word. If that
option is not available, paste it into the body of an e-mail message.

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

2. NAME: 
5. STATUS (lecturer, student): 
6. E-MAIL ADDRESS (give an alternative one, if possible):


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 capitalise 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,
summarise the arguments that lead you to your position.

7. State the contribution to linguistic research made by the analysis.

8. While in-text citation 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: Tools in Linguistic Theory 2004

Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 06:22:52 +0000
From: tilt <>
Subject: Tools in Linguistic Theory 2004

Tools in Linguistic Theory 2004 
Short Title: TiLT 2004

Date: 16-May-2004 - 18-May-2004
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Contact: Kriszta Szendr�i
Contact Email: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2004

Meeting Description:

Tools in Linguistic Theory (TiLT) 2004 will be held on 16-18 May 2004,
in Budapest, Hungary, co-organized by the Institute of Linguistics of
the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Utrecht Institute of
Linguistics OTS. Tools in Linguistic Theory (TiLT) 2004

16-18 May 2004, Budapest, Hungary co-organized by the Institute of
Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Utrecht
Institute of Linguistics OTS

First announcement and call for papers

The intention of this workshop, as that of its precursors, is to bring
together theoretical researchers in contemporary grammatical
theory. The emphasis is on a strong reading of the term 'theoretical',
to be understood in its common scientific sense: researchers directly
concerned with the model itself (the `theory'). It is the goal of this
workshop to create a space for this important segment of the field to
convene, exchange ideas, and develop common foci. This has the double
ambition of stimulating theoretical research, and of helping foster a
peer-community of theoretically minded researchers. The need for such
an event, and its importance, has become abundantly clear over the
last few years.

Various theoretical innovations in the field have created blooming
`empirical' sub-disciplines, but they have not yet led to the
emergence of a sub-discipline devoted to systematically craft and
refine the theoretical tools themselves. On the other hand, all the
conditions are set for such a sub-field to emerge, as has been amply
demonstrated by the precursors of this workshop. The empirical
blooming of the field has led to the availability of a solid basis of
empirical generalizations (both about various types of locality and
about the hierarchical structure of representations, to mention just
two apparently core areas). These provide solid ground under the feet
of theoretical investigations, and it is thus becoming possible to
productively focus on the theoretical tools, thanks to the results of
prior and ongoing empirical research.

We invite papers that address fundamental issues in linguistic theory
formation, which can provide the nucleus for extensive further
discussion. In accordance with this, we plan to experimentally
introduce a format where the length of a talk will be approximately 90
minutes, with the first half hour devoted to an uninterrupted
introduction of the main ideas, to be continued by a seminar-style
presentation and discussion during which audience participation is

This year, the distinguished speaker of the TiLT workshop is Professor
Noam Chomsky.

Authors should limit themselves to one single and one joint
abstract. Abstracts should be at most two pages long, in a 12 point
font with 1-inch margins. They may be sent either electronically
(name, address, affiliation in the body, the abstract itself
anonymous; PDF (preferred), or MSWord attachments) or by regular mail
(1 copy with name, address and affiliation, 5 anonymous
copies). E-mailed submissions are preferred. These should be sent to Send regular mail to:

TiLT Organizing Committee 
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS 
Trans 10 
3512 JK Utrecht 
The Netherlands 

Deadline for submission: 15 January 2004 
Notification of acceptance: approximately 1 February 2004
Program: approximately 15 February 2004

For further information, please contact the organizers Michael Brody,
Eric Reuland and Kriszta Szendr�i at

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