LINGUIST List 14.3568

Mon Dec 22 2003

Calls: General Ling/Hungary; General Linguistics

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  1. tilt, Tools in Linguistic Theory 2004
  2. jytak, Journal of Universal Language

Message 1: Tools in Linguistic Theory 2004

Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 14:45:15 -0500 (EST)
From: tilt <>
Subject: Tools in Linguistic Theory 2004

Tools in Linguistic Theory 2004
Acronym/Short Title: TiLT 2004

Date: 16-May-2004 - 18-May-2004
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Contact: Kriszta Szendr�i
Contact Email:
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics
Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2004

Meeting Description:

Tools in Linguistic Theory (TiLT) 2004 will be held on 16-18 May 2004,
in Budapest, Hungary, co-organized by the Institute of Linguistics of
the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the Utrecht Institute of
Linguistics OTS.

Second call for papers 

The intention of this workshop, as that of its precursors, is to bring
together theoretical researchers in contemporary grammatical
theory. The emphasis is on a strong reading of the term 'theoretical',
to be understood in its common scientific sense: researchers directly
concerned with the model itself (the 'theory'). It is the goal of this
workshop to create a space for this important segment of the field to
convene, exchange ideas, and develop common foci. This has the double
ambition of stimulating theoretical research, and of helping foster a
peer-community of theoretically minded researchers. The need for such
an event, and its importance, has become abundantly clear over the
last few years.

Various theoretical innovations in the field have created blooming
'empirical' sub-disciplines, but they have not yet led to the
emergence of a sub-discipline devoted to systematically craft and
refine the theoretical tools themselves. On the other hand, all the
conditions are set for such a sub-field to emerge, as has been amply
demonstrated by the precursors of this workshop. The empirical
blooming of the field has led to the availability of a solid basis of
empirical generalizations (both about various types of locality and
about the hierarchical structure of representations, to mention just
two apparently core areas). These provide solid ground under the feet
of theoretical investigations, and it is thus becoming possible to
productively focus on the theoretical tools, thanks to the results of
prior and ongoing empirical research.

We invite papers that address fundamental issues in linguistic theory
formation, which can provide the nucleus for extensive further
discussion. In accordance with this, we plan to experimentally
introduce a format where the length of a talk will be approximately 90
minutes, with the first half hour devoted to an uninterrupted
introduction of the main ideas, to be continued by a seminar-style
presentation and discussion during which audience participation is

This year, the invited speakers of the TiLT workshop are Noam Chomsky,
Janet Dean Fodor and David Pesetsky.

Authors should limit themselves to one single and one joint
abstract. Abstracts should be at most two pages long, in a 12 point
font with 1-inch margins. They may be sent either electronically
(name, address, affiliation in the body, the abstract itself
anonymous; PDF (preferred), or MSWord attachments) or by regular mail
(1 copy with name, address and affiliation, 5 anonymous
copies). E-mailed submissions are preferred. These should be sent to Send regular mail to:

TiLT Organizing Committee 
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS 
Trans 10 
3512 JK Utrecht 
The Netherlands 

Deadline for submission: 15 January 2004 
Notification of acceptance: approximately 1 February 2004 
Program: approximately 15 February 2004 

For further information, please contact the organizers Michael Brody,
Eric Reuland and Kriszta Szendr�i at

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Message 2: Journal of Universal Language

Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 14:45:15 -0500 (EST)
From: jytak <>
Subject: Journal of Universal Language

Journal of Universal Language 

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2004

The Second Call for the Journal of Universal Language (5:1) 

As a token of our gratitude, the contributors will be awarded the
$1,000 honorarium (which is subject to taxation).

Topic Areas: 

The Journal of Universal Language is concerned with: 
-artificial language, communication & culture in language usage,
typology, and universality in language;
-interdisciplinary contributions written with applied linguists in
-brief notes, comments or observation concerning official language;
-reaction/replies to recent papers 

The editors encourage the submission of papers on proposed themes as
well as on other topics relevant to the interest of the Journal of
Universal Language. Each volume contains two issues, published in
March and September. The language of publication is English.

1. The length of a manuscript should not exceed 50 pages. 
2. A 200-word abstract should be given at the beginning of each
3. Manuscripts should be submitted on A4 paper, with the margins at
least 4cm on all four sides of each sheet. They may be single-spaced
and/or double-sided, if desired.

Important Dates: 
No Submission deadline: FEB 1, 2004. 
 (Also, we accept manuscripts throughout the year.) 
Notification of acceptance: FEB 15, 2004 
Submission of camera-ready papers: MAR 15, 2004 

1. Electronic submissions are acceptable. Acceptable file formats are
Portable Document Format (.pdf) and MS Word (.doc). Please send your
file in an attachment to
2. For hard copy submissions, please send 3 copies, accompanied by a
cover letter which includes the author's name, affiliation, address,
and home or office phone numbers, to:

Jin-young Tak, Editor 
Department of English Language/Literature 
Sejong University 
Gunjs-kwan 401B, Gunja-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, Korea

TOC (Journal of Universal Language 4:2) 

Voice Recognition Systems toward a Universal Language 
Carmen D�ez-Carrera & Carlos Gonz�les-Ruiz (Universidad Carlos III de

A Survey of Relative Pronouns and their Uses in Natural and Artificial
Alan Libert & Christo Moskovsky (University of Newcastle, Austria)

When Old Paradigms Die, New Paradigms are Born: On the Eternal Cycle
of Morphological Change and its Importance for Language Typology
Gerd Jendraschek (Universite de Toulouse Le Mirail, France) 

Universal Perceptual Attributes for Perception of American English
Vowels by English and Japanese Speakers and Implications for Language
Chandrajith Marasinghe (University of Aizu, Japan), Stephen Lambacher
(University of Aizu, Japan), William Martens (McGill University,
Canada), Michael Cohen (University of Aizu, Japan), Charith Giragama
(University of Aizu, Japan), Susantha Herath (St. Cloud State
University, U.S.A.), & Garry Moholt (West Chester University, U.S.A.)

On the Universal Neuropsychological Basis of the Syntax of Numerals 
Pawel Rutkowski (Warsaw University, Poland) 

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