LINGUIST List 15.1581

Mon May 17 2004

Calls: General Ling/USA; General Ling/USA

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  1. baptista, Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics
  2. miguel.rodriguez-mondonedo, NELS 35: Special Session on Sign Languages

Message 1: Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics

Date: Sun, 16 May 2004 15:09:39 -0400 (EDT)
From: baptista <baptistauga.edu>
Subject: Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics

Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics 
Short Title: SPCL 

Date: 07-Jan-2005 - 08-Jan-2005
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States of America
Contact: Marlyse Baptista
Contact Email: baptistauga.edu 
Meeting URL: http://www.english.uga.edu/~spcl/call.html 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 20-Jul-2004 


Meeting Description:

The Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics will meet in San
Francisco January 7-8, 2005, in conjunction with the 79th Annual
Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America at the Hyatt Regency.


DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: JULY 20, 2004

Abstracts on the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, lexicon,
social aspects of language, history of the discipline or any pertinent
issue involving pidgin and creole languages or other contact languages
are invited for anonymous review by a five member panel.

ABSTRACT: ELECTRONIC FORMAT!! Please observe the instructions
hereafter:

1. An abstract (including a bibliography or examples, if needed) must
be no more than 500 words. Please note the word count at the bottom of
the abstract. Except for the instructions given below, no special form
or format is needed for this initial submission of the abstract (as
specified in § 5 below, a shorter abstract will be requested at a
later date from authors of accepted papers).

2. Special fonts: If your abstract uses any special fonts, please send
(alongside Word document) a PDF file, or a paper copy to the address
shown below (same deadline), as special fonts may not transmit
accurately. Indicate at the bottom of your e-mail if a hardcopy has
been mailed. You may choose to send your special fonts file via
attachment, or by diskette.

3. At the top of the abstract, put the title. 

4. Do not put your name on the attached abstract. Your name should be
only on the abstract submittal e-mail message.

5. A shorter abstract, intended for publication in the LSA Annual
Meeting Handbook, will be requested at a later date from all authors
of accepted papers. Specific instructions for the transmittal of this
abstract will be included in the acceptance letters.

6. A sample abstract outline is given towards the bottom of this
message.

Note: If at all possible, please send the abstract as ATTACHMENT-
Microsoft Word. If that option is not available, paste it into an
e-mail message.

When sending the e-mail submission, please follow this format (use the
numbering system given below):

1. TITLE OF ABSTRACT: 
2. NAME: 
3. ADDRESS: 
4. AFFILIATION: 
5. STATUS (faculty, student): 
6. E-MAIL ADDRESS: 

DEADLINE: JULY 20, 2004 

Send ABSTRACTS to Adrienne Bruyn <a.bruynlet.leidenuniv.nl>
If unable to send in electronic format, mail abstract to:
Adrienne Bruyn
Pieter Pauwstraat 18-1
NL - 1017 ZK AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands

SAMPLE ABSTRACT OUTLINE 
Many abstracts are rejected because they omit crucial information
rather than because of errors in what they include. A suggested
outline for abstracts is as follows:

1. Choose a title that clearly indicates the topic of the paper and is
no more than one line long.

2. State the problem or research question raised by prior work, with
specific reference to relevant prior research.

3. State the main point or argument of the proposed presentation.

4. Cite sufficient data, and explain why and how they support the main
point or argument. When examples are in languages or varieties other
than Standard English, provide word by word glosses and capitalize the
portions of the examples which are critical to the argument. Explain
abbreviations at their first occurrence.

5. If your paper presents the results of experiments, but collection
of results is not yet complete, then report what results you have
already obtained in sufficient detail so that your abstract may be
evaluated. Also indicate the nature of the experimental design and the
specific hypothesis tested.

6. State the relevance of your ideas to past work or to the future
development of the field. Describe analyses in as much detail as
possible. Avoid saying in effect ''a solution to this problem will be
presented''. If you are taking a stand on a controversial issue,
summarize the arguments that lead you to your position.

7. State the contribution to linguistic research made by the analysis.

8. While citation in the text of the relevant literature is essential,
a separate list of references at the end of the abstract is generally
unnecessary.


Marlyse Baptista
Associate Professor
SPCL Executive Secretary / Treasurer
Linguistics Program / English Department
Park Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-2143
Email: baptistauga.edu 

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Message 2: NELS 35: Special Session on Sign Languages

Date: Sun, 16 May 2004 17:48:56 -0400 (EDT)
From: miguel.rodriguez-mondonedo <miguel.rodriguez-mondonedohuskymail.uconn.edu>
Subject: NELS 35: Special Session on Sign Languages

NELS 35: Special Session on Sign Languages 
Short Title: NELS 35 

Date: 22-Oct-2004 - 24-Oct-2004
Location: Storrs, United States of America
Contact: Sandra Wood
Contact Email: woodsandramsn.com 
Meeting URL: http://www.linguistics.uconn.edu/nels35.html 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Subject Language: American Sign Language 
Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2004 

This is a session of the following conference: 35th Conference of the
North Eastern Linguistic Society


Meeting Description:

NELS 35 is pleased to announce a SPECIAL SESSION on SIGN LANGUAGES.
Abstracts are also invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes of
discussion) within the special session on any topic related to the
theoretical or experimental study of Sign Languages.

The 35th Conference of the North Eastern Linguistic Society
October 22-24, 2004
University Of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut

INVITED SPEAKERS
Daniel B�ring (UCLA) 
Anders Holmberg (University of Durham)
Diane Lillo-Martin (University of Connecticut)
Lisa Selkirk (University of Massachusetts)

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes of
discussion) on any aspect of theoretical linguistics. Abstracts are
also invited for a poster session. Please specify the sessions you
would like to be considered for. Submissions are limited to one
individual and one joint abstract per author.

We are pleased to announce a SPECIAL SESSION on SIGN LANGUAGES.
Abstracts are also invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes of
discussion) within the special session on any topic related to the
theoretical or experimental study of Sign Languages.

All abstracts should be submitted as attachments, in PDF format only
to the following email address:

abs-nelsuconn.edu

The filename should be unique. You should use your first name's
initial and your last name to name your abstract. For example: John
Smith's abstract would be named jsmith.pdf, NOT abstract.pdf or
nels.pdf. The subject of the message should specify ''Abstract'', and
the body should include the following information:

author's name(s), affiliation and e-mail address
title of abstract
area of linguistics (syntax, phonology, etc.)

Please specify whether you would like your abstract to be considered
for:
*the main session
*the poster session
*the special session
(multiple selections possible).

Abstracts should be limited to one page (using 1'' margins on all
sides and 11pt font size) with an optional additional page containing
examples and references. Non-standard fonts and software should be
avoided and all fonts should be embedded in the .pdf document.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 15, 2004
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: August 15, 2004

For more information, please visit

http://www.linguistics.uconn.edu/nels35.html
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