LINGUIST List 14.3141

Sun Nov 16 2003

Calls: General Ling/Austronesian; General Ling/Romani

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  1. afla11, 11th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association
  2. vvosk, 7th International Conference on Romani Linguistics : Dialects and Dialectology

Message 1: 11th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association

Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 02:33:04 -0500 (EST)
From: afla11 <afla11zas.gwz-berlin.de>
Subject: 11th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association


11th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association
Short Title: AFLA 11

Date: 23-Apr-2004 - 25-Apr-2004
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Paul Law
Contact Email: afla11zas.gwz-berlin.de
Meeting URL: http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/events/afla/AFLA_XI

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Subject Language Family: Austronesian
Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2003

Meeting Description:

Second call for papers

Zentrum f�r Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, und Typologieforschung und
Universalienforschung (ZAS), Berlin, Germany is pleased to announce
that it will host the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Austronesian
Formal Linguistic Association, AFLA 11, on 23-25 April 2004. There
will be a main session and a special session on the syntax of adjuncts
in Austronesian languages.

Invited speakers:

Nikolaus Himmelman (Bochum)
Ed Keenan (UCLA)
Lisa Travis (McGill)

Abstracts are invited for a 30-minute talk (20 minutes for
presentation + 10 minutes for questions and discussions) on the formal
analysis of Austronesian languages. Abstracts are limited to one page
(A4 or US-Letter size), in 12 point, 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins. One
optional page for data and references may be included.

One person may submit up to one singly authored paper and one jointly
authored paper.

Abstracts may be submitted by e-mail or by snail mail. E-mailed
abstracts must arrive no later than December 1, 2003. Send them (in
.pdf file format) to:

afla11zas.gwz-berlin.de

with ''Abstract'' on the subject heading.

Snail mail abstracts may be postmarked no later than November 25, 2003
in Europe, and November 20, 2003 elsewhere. Send five copies to:

Abstract selection committee
AFLA 11
ZAS
Jaegerstr. 10-11
10117 Berlin
Germany

Do not identify yourself on the abstracts. Include a separate file
(for email submission) or a separate sheet of paper (for snail mail
submission) with your name(s), affiliation, mailing address, e-mail
address and sub-discipline (syntax, morphology, phonology, semantics,
typology, historical linguistics). Please indicate whether you are
students, and whether the abstract is for the main or special
session. Continuing the AFLA tradition, we will have two best-abstract
awards for students, each carrying an amount of EUR 300.

Notification of acceptance: February 20, 2004.

Information on the special session:
The Syntax of Adjuncts in Austronesian languages

Analyses of clause structure in Austronesian languages are well-known
for the controversy concerning the applicability and universality of
the notion ''subject''. Only in recent time has there been systematic
study of the syntax of adjuncts in these languages. The purpose of the
special session is to further the empirical coverage of current
theoretical work by extending it to Austronesian languages.

The following issues are among those that are of theoretical interest
(see also http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/projects/p08/index.html.en):

1. What bearing does evidence from Austronesian languages have on the
three major theories of adjunct positioning?

a) total ordering in terms of functional projections (Cinque 1999)
b) purely semantic/scopal licensing (Ernst 2002)
c) partial ordering in terms of semantically characterizable adjunct
 classes (Jackendoff 1972, Frey 2003)

2. Is the linearization of adverbs/adjuncts sufficiently uniform to
justify a universal hierarchy for it?

3. To what extent would flexible adjunct linearization/positioning, as
indicated by e.g. Schachter and Otanes (1972) under the heading
''movable adverbs'', be compatible with the above approaches?

4. Given that extraction of arguments is morphologically conditioned
in these languages, and there is no distinct verb morphology for
adverbs/adjuncts, how is extraction of adjuncts possible?

5. Is there evidence for the islandhood of adjunct clauses?

6. Do adverbs/adjuncts interact with each other and with other
elements like negation, e.g. with respect to the fixing of scope,
quantification domains, or extractability?

7. Constituents may be displaced to an adjoined position,
e.g. scrambling and left-dislocation. To what extent may these appear
in an adjoined position in Austronesian languages? What are their
syntactic properties?

We welcome the submission of abstracts that bring data from
Austronesian languages to bear on theoretical issues in the syntax of
adjuncts. These can be in any theoretical framework (e.g. Categorial
Grammars, Cognitive Grammars, Constructional Grammars, LFG, HPSG,
Optimality Theory, Principles and Parameters, Relational Grammars,
Role-and-Reference Grammars).

Travel and other information will be posted on the conference website:

http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/events/afla/AFLA_XI

Inquiries may be sent to the conference email address:

afla11zas.gwz-berlin.de
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Message 2: 7th International Conference on Romani Linguistics : Dialects and Dialectology

Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 15:43:21 -0500 (EST)
From: vvosk <vvoskweb.am>
Subject: 7th International Conference on Romani Linguistics : Dialects and Dialectology


7th International Conference on Romani Linguistics : Dialects and
Dialectology

Date: 22-Sep-2004 - 22-Sep-2004
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Contact: Vardan Voskanian
Contact Email: orientalfreenet.am

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Subject Language: Romani
Call Deadline: 20-May-2004

Meeting Description:

The 7th International Conference on Romani Linguistics organized by
international Academic Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, September
22 through Friday, September 24, 2004 at the Faculty of Oriental
Studies, Yerevan State University (Alek Manukian str. 1, Yerevan,
Armenia).

CALL FOR PAPERS

7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ROMANI LINGUISTICS

Romani Dialects and Dialectology

Yerevan, September 22-24, 2004

The 7th International Conference on Romani Linguistics organized by
international Academic Committee is scheduled for Wednesday, September
22 through Friday, September 24, 2004 at the Faculty of Oriental
Studies, Yerevan State University (Alek Manukian str. 1, Yerevan,
Armenia).

The international Academic Committee welcomes contributions in all
fields of Romani Linguistics, especially investigations focused on
Romani (including Middle Eastern Gypsy) dialects and dialectology.

Abstracts, not exceeding 400 words, comprising a succinct outline of
the central theme and main argument of the paper, are invited for
20-minute presentations, plus 10 minutes discussion. Presentations
will be grouped in accordance with the subtitle of the conference.

All abstracts preferably should be submitted by e-mail as attachments
in MS Word format, specifying 'Abstract' in the subject line and
including the following information:
-title of abstract
-author's name
-affiliation
-e-mail address
-postal address

Please, send your abstract to: orientalfreenet.am

or alternatively to:

Vardan Voskanian
Faculty of Oriental Studies
Yerevan State University
A. Manukian str. 1
375049, Yerevan
Armenia
phone / fax: +374-1 556-191
e-mail: vvoskweb.am

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: May 20, 2004.

Notification of acceptance: June 20, 2004.

Registration fees: 20 for students and 50 for non-students.
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