LINGUIST List 14.3133

Fri Nov 14 2003

Calls: General Ling/USA; Creoles/Caribbean Langs

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  1. plc28, 28th Penn Linguistics Colloquium
  2. walicek, Sargasso

Message 1: 28th Penn Linguistics Colloquium

Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 20:51:29 -0500 (EST)
From: plc28 <>
Subject: 28th Penn Linguistics Colloquium

28th Penn Linguistics Colloquium
Short Title: PLC 28

Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States of America
Date: 27-Feb-2004 - 29-Feb-2004
Web Site:
Contact Person: Zhiyi Song
Meeting Email:

Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The 28th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium will take place February
27-29, 2004 at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

 Invited Speaker:
 Juliette Blevins
 University of California, Berkeley
 ''Structure-preserving Sound Change: How and Why?''

Papers on any topic in linguistics and associated fields are
welcome. Speakers will have 20 minutes for their presentations and 5
minutes for discussion and questions.

Deadline: Abstracts are due by Monday, December 8, 2003. Notification
of acceptance/rejection will be given by Wednesday, January 21, 2004.

Length: Please limit abstracts to one page, single- or
double-spaced. An additional page may be used for references and
tables. Do not include your name or affiliation within the abstract.

Format: To facilitate the review process, please submit your abstract
as a .pdf file. If you cannot create .pdf files, you may submit a
.doc, .rtf, or .txt file, and we will convert it for you. However,
since phonetic fonts are not likely to output correctly, we ask that
you set up a legend using standard ASCII characters.

Submission: An online abstract submission form is now available at the
PLC website,


Penn Linguistics Colloquium
Department of Linguistics
3600 Market Street, Suite 501
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2653

This event is supported by funding from GSAC, the Graduate Student
Association Council of University of Pennsylvania.
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Message 2: Sargasso

Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 16:27:26 +0000
From: walicek <>
Subject: Sargasso


Call Deadline: 29-Dec-2003 

CALL FOR PAPERS (Deadline Extended: 12/29/03) 

SARGASSO, a Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, and Culture
Edited at the University of Puerto Rico, R�o Piedras; Department of
English Deadline: December 29, 2003

SARGASSO is now accepting submissions and book reviews for an upcoming
issue to be entitled Creolistics and Creole Exceptionalism:
Linguistics and Caribbean Languages.

Research on the languages of the Greater Caribbean is a field of
inquiry that has always been and continues to be shaped by knowledge
production in other areas. One of the most provocative assertions made
in recent years concerning the study of Caribbean languages is the
notion of Creole Exceptionalism (cf. DeGraff). This concept exposes
the ideological environment from which the idea of a Creole
emerges. It is a concept that has potential implications for virtually
every line of research within Creolistics.

The SARGASSO editorial committee is seeking submissions which, either
explicitly or implicitly, engage the idea of Creole Exceptionalism. We
welcome work by anyone interested in linguistics: graduate students,
junior scholars, senior scholars and other researchers. One of the
goals of this issue is to encourage, bring together, and promote new
and fresh perspectives.

We invite contributions on a variety of topics; these include but are
not limited to:

Language Acquisition, Creole Genesis, Perceptual Dialectology,
Substrate & Superstrate Influences, Formalism vs. Functionalism,
Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, TMA, Phonology, Syntax, Creole in
Caribbean Literary Discourse, Postcolonial Approaches to Language,
Sociolinguistics, The History of Creolistics, Language Planning,
Language Shift, Creole & Popular Culture, Language & Power

Essay submissions should be 10-15 pages in length and
double-spaced. With essays, please include an abstract of 120 words or
less. Reviews should be approximately 1,000 words. Books for review
need not focus specifically on the Caribbean but should be published
in 2001 or later and be pertinent to the study of Creoles and / or
other Caribbean languages. Submissions are accepted in English,
French, Papiamentu, or Spanish.

Essays and reviews should conform to APA guidelines or to the MLA
style guide. Electronic submissions as attachments in Word,
WordPerfect or Rich Text Format are appreciated. Papers sent through
the postal system should include a SASE and a copy in RTF format on

Electronic submissions, inquiries, and other questions should be
mailed to: Please indicate Sargasso
Submission in the subject line. Secondary email contact address:

Send postal submissions to: 
PO Box 22831 
University of Puerto Rico Station 
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00931-2831 

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