LINGUIST List 14.3539

Sun Dec 21 2003

Calls: Syntax/UK; Phonology/UK

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  1. gt3, Strategies of Quantification
  2. patrick.honeybone, 12th Manchester Phonology Meeting

Message 1: Strategies of Quantification

Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 10:03:59 -0500 (EST)
From: gt3 <>
Subject: Strategies of Quantification

Strategies of Quantification 

Date: 15-Jul-2004 - 17-Jul-2004
Location: York, United Kingdom
Contact: George Tsoulas
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Syntax ,Semantics
Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2004 

Meeting Description:

This conference aims to bring together researchers in the syntax and
semantics of quantification and related fields with a special focus on
the issues arising from the crosslinguistic study of quantifiers and
quantification and their repercussions on the formal analysis of
quantification. The conference is funded by the Arts and Humanities
Research Board, as part of the project ''Strategies of

K. A. Jayaseelan (CIEFL, Hyderabad)
Edward L. Keenan (UCLA)
Lisa Matthewson (University of British Columbia)
Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh)
Akira Watanabe (University of Tokyo)


Natural languages employ various strategies for the expression of
quantificational notions. For instance, determiner quantifiers
heading their own projections, forming elements which can be analysed
as generalised quantifiers, are used in many Indo-European languages.
On the other hand, languages such as Japanese, Korean, Malayalam etc,
use wh-words (indeterminate pronouns) with suffixes denoting
a.o. disjunction or conjunction to form items with varuing
quantificational force and special characterisitcs (polarity
sensitivity and so on). This latter strategy extends to
A(dverbial)-quantifiers and covers quantifier, or quantifier-like
meanings like polarity, free choice, arbitrariness etc., though the
finer distinctions within this domain remain unclear. From a
different perspective, the standard assumption that natural language
quantifiers are invariably or primarily of type <<e,t>, t> has also
recently been challenged and with it Barwise and Cooper's universal
concerning the availability of NPs expressing generalised quantifiers.

We invite papers from all theoretical perspectives, addressing the
syntax and semantics of quantification. Papers addressing the issues
from a crosslinguistic perspective are especially welcome. More
information on the project and the conference can be found on our
website (

Submission procedure:
Abstracts for 45mn talks (including 10 mn discussion) should not
exceed 2 pages, using a font no smaller than 11pt and with at least
1in margins on all sides.

Electronic submission is very highly encouraged. Send your abstract
as an attachment to an email message to: The
attachment must be in one of the following file formats: postscript
(ps), pdf, dvi, ascii, doc (if you really can't avoid it). In the
body of the message include your Name, Affiliation, and Title of the

If electronic submission is impossible, send 7 anonymous copies of
your abstract to :
Strategies of Quantification
Department of Language and Linguistic Science
University of York
Heslington - York YO10 5DD
England - UK

We plan to publish a volume with selected papers from the conference
with a major academic publisher. More information will be available

The conference will take place at the King's Manor, University of


Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts : MARCH 15 2004
Notification of Acceptance : APRIL 5th 2004
Conference: 15-17 JULY 2004 
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Message 2: 12th Manchester Phonology Meeting

Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 11:46:13 -0500 (EST)
From: patrick.honeybone <>
Subject: 12th Manchester Phonology Meeting

12th Manchester Phonology Meeting 
Short Title: 12mfm 

Date: 20-May-2004 - 22-May-2004
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Contact: Patrick Honeybone
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Phonology ,Phonetics
Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2004 

Meeting Description:

SPECIAL SESSION: 'Phonology and Loanword Adaptation'
There is no conference theme - abstracts can be submitted on anything,
but a special themed session has been organised featuring invited
* Michael Kenstowicz
* Carole Paradis
* Moira Yip 

We are pleased to announce our Twelfth Manchester Phonology Meeting
(12mfm). The mfm is the UK's annual phonology conference, held in late
May every year in Manchester and organised by people in various parts
of the country, and abroad. In an informal atmosphere, we discuss a
wide range of topics, including the phonological description of a wide
range of languages, issues in phonological theory, aspects of
phonological acquisition and implications of phonological change;
anyone interested in phonology can submit an abstract on anything
phonological. Full papers will last around 30 minutes with around 10
minutes for questions, and there will be a high-profile poster session
lasting one and a half hours.

There is no conference theme - abstracts can be submitted on anything,
but, following the success of such sessions in previous years, a
special themed session has been organised on 'Phonology and Loanword
Adaptation'. This will feature invited speakers and conclude in an
open discussion session when contributions from the audience will be
very welcome. Abstracts on this theme are also certainly welcome.

SPECIAL SESSION SPEAKERS (in alphabetical order)
* Michael Kenstowicz (MIT, USA)
* Carole Paradis (Université Laval, Canada)
* Moira Yip (University College London, UK)

**This is a summary - please consult the website for full details**

* There is no conference theme - abstracts can be submitted on
anything. Abstracts should be sent to Patrick Honeybone by email
( by 15th February 2004.

* Abstracts should be no longer than one side of A4, with 2.5cm or one
inch margins, single-spaced, with a font size no smaller than 12, and
with normal character spacing.

* Please send two copies of your abstract - one of these should be
anonymous and one should include your name, affiliation and email at
the top of the page, directly below the title.

* Please use one of these formats for your abstract: rtf, Word, pdf,
or plain text. If you need to use a phonetic font in your abstract,
either embed it in a pdf file, or use the SILdoulos93 font, which can
be downloaded for free from this site:

* Please indicate whether you would prefer to present your work as an
oral paper or a poster, or whether you would be prepared to present it
in either form.

* If you need technical equipment for your talk, please say so in the
message accompanying your abstract and we will do our best to provide
it, although this cannot be guaranteed.

* We aim to finalise the programme, and to contact abstract-senders by
mid-March. At present, there are no plans for publishing the general
proceedings of the Meeting. We would like to keep the mfm as an
informal forum where speakers can air new ideas which are still in the
early stages of development.

**Further important details** concerning abstract submission are
available on the conference website - please make sure that you
consult these before submitting an abstract:


Organising Committee:
The first named is the convenor and main organiser - if you would like
to attend or if you have any queries about the conference, please feel
free to get in touch with me (, or phone +44
(0)131 651 1383).
* Patrick Honeybone (Edinburgh)
* Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero (Newcastle upon Tyne)
* Wiebke Brockhaus-Grand (Manchester)
* Philip Carr (Montpellier-Paul Valéry)
* Jacques Durand (Toulouse-Le Mirail)
* Nigel Vincent (Manchester)

Advisory Board:
* Jill Beckman (Iowa) 
* Mike Davenport (Durham) 
* Daniel L. Everett (Manchester)
* Paul Foulkes (York)
* S.J. Hannahs (Durham) 
* John Harris (UCL)
* Larry Hyman (Berkeley) 
* Martin Krämer (Ulster) 
* Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens Instituut)
* Glyne Piggott (McGill) 
* Catherine O. Ringen (Iowa)
* Tobias Scheer (Nice) 
* Dan Silverman (Illinois, Edinburgh)
* Moira Yip (UCL)

We are aware that the mfm dates clash with those of the Third North
American Phonology Conference
( We find this *very
unfortunate indeed* but there is unfortunately nothing that can be
done now by the organisers of either conference to move their dates,
as venues were booked and speakers invited independently and cannot
now be changed. For our part, we recognise that it would have been
good if there had been some way of consulting with the organisers of
other phonology conferences to avoid this kind of thing, but we
blindly went ahead with dates around 20th of May, as we always have in
the past. We hope very much that this can be avoided in future, and
propose to work to set up some means to allow this. We think, though,
that the phonological world is big enough to support two conferences
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