LINGUIST List 14.3094

Tue Nov 11 2003

Calls: Sign Language; Ling Theories/CA, USA

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  1. g.morgan, Lingua
  2. raranovich, 23rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics

Message 1: Lingua

Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 15:24:17 +0000
From: g.morgan <>
Subject: Lingua


Call Deadline: 01-APRIL-2004 


Special issue of the journal 'Lingua' on Sign Language Classifiers

Guest editors: Gary Morgan & Bencie Woll (City University, London)

Scope of the Issue:

There has been much interest in the linguistic description of
classifiers in sign languages in recent years. An understanding of
the polymorphemic structure ofconstructions involving classifiers,
their use in syntax, and their role in encoding topographic
information have been central areas of research. The aim of this
special issue is to address these and related questions with
particular emphasis on linguistic or psycholinguistic analyses.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Syntactic analysis of classifiers
* Semantic analysis of classifiers
* Cross-linguistic comparison of classifiers
* The role of clasifiers in discourse
* First language acquisition of classifiers
* Language impairment and classifiers

Abstracts for proposed manuscripts (not more than 1000 words) should
be sent to Gary Morgan, as below before December 1st 2003.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to submit a full
manuscript conforming to the editorial requirments of the journal
'Lingua' by April 1st 2004. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed by

Submissions and enquiries to:

Gary Morgan

Important dates.
Deadline for submission of abstract: December 1st, 2003
Deadline for submission of article: April 1st, 2004
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Message 2: 23rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics

Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2003 17:42:28 -0500 (EST)
From: raranovich <>
Subject: 23rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics

23rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
Short Title: WCCFL 23

Date: 23-Apr-2004 - 25-Apr-2004
Location: Davis, CA, United States of America
Contact: Ra�l Aranovich
Contact Email:
Meeting URL:

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

Meeting Description:

Abstracts from all areas of formal linguistics from any theoretical
perspective are invited for 20-minute talks for the general
session. There will also be a special session on formal approaches to
Spanish and Portuguese linguistics. Abstract for the special session
are also invited for 20 minute talks.

West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics
University of California, Davis

4/23/2004 - 4/25/2004

Davis, California

CALL FOR PAPERS (second call)

General session: 
Abstracts from all areas of formal linguistics from any theoretical
perspective are invited for 20-minute talks.

Invited Speakers:

Georgia Green (UIUC),
Robert Kluender (UCSD)

Special session: Formal Approaches to Spanish and Portuguese

Abstracts are invited for 20 minute talks.

Invited Speaker:

Jos� Hualde (UIUC)

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: November 30, 2003

Abstract requirements:
Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract (or,
two joint abstracts) per author. Abstract text should be
single-spaced on one letter size (8.5x11 inch) or A4 page, in 11 point
or larger font and one inch margins on all sides. An additional page
for data, tables, figures, charts, graphics, and/or references may be

Submission by e-mail is preferred, but snail-mail submissions will be
accepted if absolutely necessary.

E-mail submission: 
Send e-mail message to Attach an anonymous pdf
(preferred) or postsrcipt file to your message. The subject line
should read ''abstract'' and the body of the message should contain
the following information:

Title of the paper
Area(s) of linguistics (phonology, syntax, etc)
Session (general or special)
Name(s) of author(s)
e-mail address(es)
Snail-mail address(es)
Phone number (optional)

Snail-mail submission (discouraged):
Mail ten anonymous copies of your abstract and an index card
containing the information specified above to:

WCCFL committee
Linguistics Department
UC Davis
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616

Allow ample time for receipt of snail-mailed abstracts. Abstracts
received after the deadline cannot be accepted even if the delay was
beyond the author's control.

Notification of acceptance will take place in early February, 2004.

For more information, please visit the WCCFL 23 web site at

The WCCFL committee thanks the linguistics department and the
department of Spanish & Classics at UC Davis for sponsoring WCCFL 23.
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