LINGUIST List 15.1278

Thu Apr 22 2004

Calls: Syntax/Semantics/Journal; Applied Ling/Malaysia

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  1. c.donati, SNIPPETS (syntax/semantics minijournal)
  2. Larry Chong chongld, 3rd ASIA CALL International Conference

Message 1: SNIPPETS (syntax/semantics minijournal)

Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 06:16:40 -0400 (EDT)
From: c.donati <>
Subject: SNIPPETS (syntax/semantics minijournal)


Call Deadline: 01-JUN-2004 

The submission deadline for the next posting of the syntax/semantics
minijournal SNIPPETS has been extended to
 * June 1, 2004 *

As usual, submissions are to be sent to the address

Some relevant excerpts from the SNIPPETS editorial statement follow.
Further details can be found at the website, together with all published issues. 

The contents of the most recent issue are:

1. Daniel Altshuler. A simultaneous perception of things: SOT in
2. Sarah Felber, Dorian Roehrs. *So weird a baffling construction
3. Stefan Müller. Complex NPs, subjacency, and extraposition
4. Mark Volpe. Affected object unergatives 
5. Roberto Zamparelli. On the thickness of plurals 
6. Ed Zoerner. Gapping of copular be and [Spec, CP] 

Excerpts from the SNIPPETS Editorial Statement:

1. Purpose 

The aim of Snippets is to publish specific remarks that motivate
research or that make theoretical points germane to current work. The
ideal contribution is the ideal footnote: a side remark that taken on
its own is not worth lengthy development but that needs to be said.

2. Content

We will publish notes that contribute to the study of syntax and
semantics in generative grammar. The notes are to be
brief,self-contained and explicit. They may do any of the following

- point out an empirical phenomenon that goes against accepted
generalizations or that shows that some aspect of a theory is
- point out unnoticed minimal pairs that fall outside the scope of any
existing theory;
- point out an empirical phenomenon that confirms the predictions of a
theory in an area where the theory has not been tested;
- explicitly describe technical inconsistencies in a theory or in a
set of frequently adopted assumptions;
- explicitly describe unnoticed assumptions that underlie a theory or
assumptions that a theory needs to be supplemented with in order to
make desired predictions;
- call attention to little-known or forgotten literature in which
issues of immediate relevance are discussed.

We also encourage submissions that connect psycholinguistic data to
theoretical issues. A proposal for a pilot experiment in language
acquisition or language processing could make for an excellent
snippet. ...

3. Submission details

We will accept electronic submissions at the address Electronic submissions may take the form of (a) the
text of an e-mail message, or (b) an attached file. The attached file
should be a simple text file, a Word file (Mac or Windows), or a Rich
Text Format (RTF) file. All submissions must state the name and
affiliation of the author(s), and a (postal or lectronic) return
address. Submissions are to be a maximum of 500 words (including
examples),with an additional half page allowed for diagrams, tables
and references. Given that we envision the submissions themselves as
footnotes, the submissions may not contain footnotes of their own. The
ideal submission is one paragraph; a submission of five lines is
perfectly acceptable. We will not consider abstracts.

4. Editorial policy

Submissions will be reviewed by our editorial board, and review will
be name-blind both ways. While we guarantee a response within 3 months
of the submission deadline, we will only provide a yes/no response to
the submitter. We will not request revisions (barring exceptional
cases). We allow resubmission (once) of the same piece. -
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Message 2: 3rd ASIA CALL International Conference

Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2004 08:37:20 -0400 (EDT)
From: Larry Chong chongld <Larry>
Subject: 3rd ASIA CALL International Conference

3rd ASIA CALL International Conference

24-Nov-2004 - 25-Nov-2004
Penang, Malaysia

Contact Name: Larry Chong
Conference URL:

Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2004

Meeting Description: 

The 3rd ASIA CALL International Conference

Penang, Malaysia 
November 24 -25, 2004
Conference Website:

The 1st CALL for PAPERS:
(Submission Deadline: June. 30, 2004)

Call for papers:

The 3rd ASIA CALL International Conference

Penang, Malaysia
November 24 -25, 2004
Conference Website:

The 1st CALL for PAPERS:
(Submission Deadline: June. 30, 2004)

The overall theme of the conference is:
CALL and Collaboration in ASIA

Sub-topics include, but are not restricted to:

- Computer Assisted Language Learning
- Multimedia Assisted Language Learning
- Technology Enhanced Language Learning
- Web-based Language Instruction
- Distance Language Instruction
- Mobile Assisted Language Learning
- Literature, Culture and Multimedia
- CALL & Less commonly taught languages
- CALL & New learning environments
- CALL & Collaboration

We invite abstracts of up to 200 words for
- Paper presentations (time allotted 30 min)
- Show & TELL Workshops (approx. 50 minutes)
- Posters (space allotted 180x90 cm)

Submit abstracts by email in an attachment to

Remember to give the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation, e-mail
address, phone number, FAX number and 50 word biodata.

Important dates

- Deadline for submission of abstracts: June 30, 2004.
- Notification of acceptance: July 20, 2004.
- Details regarding the program, registration and hotel accommodation
will be sent out in June, 2004. If you submit an abstract, you will
automatically receive this information.

If you do not submit an abstract, send us an email in order to receive
our next newsletter.

Mailto: (International Group) (Malaysian Group)

Larry Chong, Ph.D., President
Ambigapathy Pandian, Ph.D., Conference Chair

Asia Association of Computer Assisted Language Learning

Larry Chong, Ph.D.
President, ASIA CALL Association
Dean, Graduate School, Gyeongju University

42-1, Hyohyundong, Cyeongju, R.O.Korea
(Office) 82 54 770 5004 (Fax) 82 54 748 6429
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