LINGUIST List 14.3168

Wed Nov 19 2003

Calls: Writing Systems/USA; Language Description

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  1. john.costello, 49th Annual Conference, International Linguistic Association
  2. wlm.wetzels, Endangered Languages Research in the Netherlands

Message 1: 49th Annual Conference, International Linguistic Association

Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 18:53:15 -0500 (EST)
From: john.costello <john.costellonyu.edu>
Subject: 49th Annual Conference, International Linguistic Association


49th Annual Conference, International Linguistic Association 

Date: 19-Mar-2004 - 21-Mar-2004
Location: New York, NY, United States of America
Contact: Kate Parry
Contact Email: kparryhunter.cuny.edu 

Linguistic Sub-field: Writing Systems 
Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2003

Meeting Description:

The theme of the conference will be ''Literacy and Writing: Linguistic
Change and Language Development''. Papers in other areas of
linguistics, theoretical or applied, are also invited. Plenary
speakers: Florian Coulmas, Gerhard Mercator University, Duisburg,
Germany, and Cliffor Hill, Columbia University, USA. Send (preferably
as an attachment) a single-spaced abstract of not more than 425 words,
clearly stating the problem(s) or research question(s) addressed, and
an indication of the results and conclusion of your study. Indicate
separately your name, title of paper, affiliation, address(es), and
any audio-visual equipment needed. Send simultaneously, via postal
service, one hard copy of your abstract, in a size 10 (4-1/8'' x
9-1/2'') envelope. (Please do not send oversized envelopes, or use
United Parcel Service, or Express Mail.) The deadline for receipt of
abstracts is December 1, 2003. Send abstracts to the conference
coordinator, Johanna J. Woltjer, 511 West 112 Street, Apt. #14, New
York, NY 10025-3366, USA. Tel. (212) 749-3366. Email:
jwoltjerearthlink.net
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Message 2: Endangered Languages Research in the Netherlands

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 05:27:18 -0500 (EST)
From: wlm.wetzels <wlm.wetzelslet.vu.nl>
Subject: Endangered Languages Research in the Netherlands


Endangered Languages Research in the Netherlands 

Date: 23-Aug-2004 - 28-Aug-2004
Location: Amsterdam/Leiden, Netherlands
Contact: Leo Wetzels
Contact Email: wlm.wetzelslet.vu.nl 

Linguistic Sub-field: Language Description 
Call Deadline: 16-Apr-2004

Meeting Description:

The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) has created
an Endangered Languages Programme, which is sponsoring three
endangered language projects: two in Africa, and one in
South-America. On August 26, 2004, a one-day workshop will be
organized in the Cultural Center of the Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam,
The Netherlands). Preceding and following the NWO workshop there will
be two conferences: one on African linguistics, and one on Amazonian
linguistics and anthropology. 

Endangered Languages Research in the Netherlands

During this workshop these three projects will be presented and the
future of the programme will be discussed. The workshop will also
offer an opportunity for an exchange of ideas about the objectives and
the importance of endangered language research, and about more
practical problems that researchers encounter while doing this type of
research. A number of national and international specialists will be
invited to present their ideas about a number of issues relevant to
these themes. More information regarding this event will be provided
in the spring of 2004. In case you would like to have more information
now, please contact the secretary of the programme, Frank Zuijdam
(e-mail zuijdamnwo.nl or telephone 31-70-3440871).

Preceding and following the one-day NWO workshop there will be two
conferences: one on African linguistics, and one on Amazonian
linguistics and anthropology, as presented below:

August 23-25, 2004 University of Leiden, The Netherlands 34th
COLLOQUIUM ON AFRICAN LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS

August 26, 2004 Cultureel Centrum Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The
Netherlands NWO WORKSHOP ENDANGERED LANGUAGE PROGRAMME

August 27-28,2004 Cultureel Centrum Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The
Netherlands LANGUAGES AND CULTURES IN THE ANDEAN-AMAZONIAN BORDER AREA

The 34th COLLOQUIUM ON AFRICAN LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS
will be held in Leiden on August 23 - 24 - 25, 2004

Participants are requested to register on Sunday, August 22nd, in the
afternoon. The meetings will be held from Monday morning until
Wednesday afternoon.

Papers and research reports on all aspects of African languages and
linguistics are welcome. We shall allow 30 minutes for the
presentation of each paper, including (10 minutes of) discussion.

We suggest you book your own accommodation. You can find suitable
addresses at the following web site:
http://www.let.leidenuniv.nl/ulcl/events/confs/info.html Please let us
know if you need any help.

Please register before June 1st, 2004. We just need your title; we
don't need an abstract. Make sure that the language of your title
agrees with the language of the presentation (English or French). We
shall confirm your registration and provide more detailed information
in our second circular, which we shall send to you early in July.

In case you need an official letter of acceptance for the conference,
just ask us. If you need a visa to enter the Netherlands, please start
procedures well ahead of time. Unfortunately it is impossible for us
to provide financial assistance. This invitation is sent to
participants of recent CALL's and to some other addresses. Please
share this information with interested colleagues and students at your
institution. Hoping to hear from you and to see you at our
Colloquium. For information please contact the organizer of the
colloquium Maarten Mous at calllet.leidenuniv.nl

The CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGES AND CULTURES OF THE ANDEAN/AMAZONIAN
BORDER AREA will be held at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, on
August 27 and 28, 2004.
	
Papers are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for
discussion) on the languages and cultures of the border area between
Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia, on the one side, and Brazil (states of
Amazonas, Acre, Rond´┐Żnia, and Mato Grosso) on the other. Given the
brief duration of the conference, there will be space for some 20
presentations altogether.
	
Abstracts should be no more than two pages in length (including
examples and references), in 12-point type. All margins should be at
least one inch wide (or 2.5 cm).

Authors are asked to submit their abstracts as e-mail attachments (pdf
or rtf formats are preferred, MS Word is also acceptable) with a hard
copy to follow within 1 week. No faxes will be accepted. In the email
message, please also include the title of the paper, name of the
author(s), affiliation(s), address, phone number, and e-mail address.
Submissions are limited to a maximum of one per author. Joint
abstracts will be treated as individual submissions. Since the
organizers are considering publishing (a selection of ) the papers
presented at the conference, preference will be given to presentations
not yet given at other conferences. Authors are asked to indicate
prior or planned presentations of their papers.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: Friday, April 16th, 2004
Send abstracts to: WLM.Wetzelslet.vu.nl

Hard copy abstracts to:
Amazonian Linguistics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
W. Leo Wetzels, Hoofdgebouw 11A-23
De Boelelaan 1105
1081HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The provisional list of key-note speakers includes: Aryon Rodrigues
(Comparative South American Linguistics, Bras´┐Żlia, Brazil), Jon
Landaburu (Colombian languages CELIA, Paris, France), Marcelo Fiorini
(Nambikwara Anthropology, Hofstra University, USA), Willem Adelaar
(Comparative Latin-American Linguistics, Leiden University, The
Netherlands). More and regular information on the conference will be
provided from the beginning of 2004 onwards. In the meantime, do not
hesitate to contact any of the members of the conference committee:

Gabriel Antunes 	g.antuneslet.vu.nl
Cristina Borella 	c.borellalet.vu.nl
Januacele da Costa	jf.da.costalet.vu.nl
Leo Wetzels		WLM.Wetzelslet.vu.nl
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