LINGUIST List 14.3143

Sun Nov 16 2003

Calls: Syntax/Germany; Applied Linguistics/USA

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  1. haspelmath, Syntax of the World's Languages
  2. ajwurr, International Online Conference on Second and Foreign Language Teaching and Research

Message 1: Syntax of the World's Languages

Date: Fri, 14 Nov 2003 08:05:13 -0500 (EST)
From: haspelmath <haspelmatheva.mpg.de>
Subject: Syntax of the World's Languages


Syntax of the World's Languages 

Date: 05-Aug-2004 - 08-Aug-2004
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact: Martin Haspelmath
Contact Email: haspelmatheva.mpg.de 
Meeting URL: http://email.eva.mpg.de/~haspelmt/SWL1.html 

Linguistic Sub-field: Syntax 
Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2003

Meeting Description:

This conference will bring together researchers working on the
syntactic structure of less widely studied languages from a variety of
perspectives. Contributions are expected to be based on first-hand
data of individual languages or to adopt a broadly comparative
perspective. All major theoretical frameworks are equally welcome, as
is work done in analytical frameworks developed in typology or field
linguistics.

Second Call for Abstracts:

SYNTAX OF THE WORLD'S LANGUAGES (SWL 1)
Leipzig (Germany), 5-8 August 2004

Invited speakers:

Peter Austin (SOAS London)
Maria Polinsky (UC San Diego)
Marianne Mithun (UC Santa Barbara)

This conference will bring together researchers working on the
syntactic structure of less widely studied languages from a variety of
perspectives. Contributions are expected to be based on first-hand
data of individual languages or to adopt a broadly comparative
perspective. All major theoretical frameworks are equally welcome, as
is work done in analytical frameworks developed in typology or field
linguistics.

Papers that adopt a diachronic/historical-comparative perspective or
that discuss language-contact effects are also welcome, as are papers
dealing with morphological or semantic issues, as long as syntactic
issues also play a major role.

Authors should not presuppose detailed knowledge of their theoretical
framework,and the papers should focus on widely relevant theoretical
issues, minimizing theory-internal argumentation. We recognize that
questions raised by theoretical frameworks often lead to the discovery
of interesting phenomena in lesser studied languages. However, the
goal of applying a theoretical framework should be seen as subsidiary
to the main purpose of the conference, that of enlarging our knowledge
and understanding of the syntactic phenomena of the world's languages.

Local organizers:
Balthasar Bickel (University of Leipzig, bickeluni-leipzig.de)
Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology,
haspelmatheva.mpg.de)

Further members of the Abstract-reading Committee:

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald (La Trobe U, Melbourne)
Bernard Comrie (MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig)
Donna Gerdts (Simon Fraser U, Vancouver)
Stephane Robert (LLACAN, Paris)
Jane Simpson (University of Sydney)

Send your one-page abstract to Martin Haspelmath at the address below,
either as a PDF-file by e-mail or as a hard copy, to arrive no later
than December 15th, 2003. A second page may be attached to the
abstract listing data. The abstract itself should contain no
identification of the author. A separate sheet or the cover e-mail
should contain the title of the abstract, the name(s) of the
author(s), and one mailing address, with telephone, fax, and email
address as available:

Martin Haspelmath
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig
haspelmatheva.mpg.de
Fax +49-341-3550 333

The time allotted for presentation and discussion is 40
minutes. Participants may not be involved in more than two abstracts,
of which at most one may be single-authored. English is the preferred
language at the conference.

The local organizers will, by January 31, 2004, convey their decision
on acceptance of papers to those submitting abstracts.
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Message 2: International Online Conference on Second and Foreign Language Teaching and Research

Date: Sat, 15 Nov 2003 11:54:19 -0500 (EST)
From: ajwurr <ajwurruncg.edu>
Subject: International Online Conference on Second and Foreign Language Teaching and Research


International Online Conference on Second and Foreign Language
Teaching and Research

Date: 25-Sep-2004 - 26-Sep-2004
Location: Online, United States of America
Contact: Meena Singhal
Contact Email: editorsreadingmatrix.com 
Meeting URL: http://www.readingmatrix.com/onlineconference/index.html

Linguistic Sub-field: Applied Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 18-Jul-2004

Meeting Description:

An online conference for educators, established scholars and graduate
students to present work on a wide variety of pedagogical, theoretical
and empirical issues as related to the multi-disciplinary field of
second and foreign language teaching and research. The basic aim of
this conference is to provide a venue for educators, established
scholars and graduate students to present work on a wide variety of
pedagogical, theoretical and empirical issues as related to the
multi-disciplinary field of second and foreign language teaching and
research.

The conference will be held completely online. Presenters will prepare
their presentations and send them to the conference organizers for
posting. Presentations will be posted on September 18, 2004 so that
participants will have sufficient time to read each presentation
before joining the corresponding online discussion with the presenter
and other participants on September 25 and 26. Each presenter will be
online for at least a one-hour chat session. A conference timetable
will be available once the decisions about proposals have been
finalized.
 
For more information visit
http://www.readingmatrix.com/onlineconference/index.html
 
Abstracts may be submitted online at
http://www.readingmatrix.com/onlineconference/abstract.html
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