LINGUIST List 15.1764

Thu Jun 10 2004

Calls: General Ling/USA; General Ling/Germany

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  1. vancet, 14th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference
  2. albanian, Contemporary Approaches to Albanian

Message 1: 14th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference

Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 13:15:27 -0400 (EDT)
From: vancet <>
Subject: 14th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference

14th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference 
Short Title: J/K14 

Date: 05-Nov-2004 - 07-Nov-2004
Location: Tucson, Arizona, United States of America
Contact: Timothy Vance
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 

Subject Language: Japanese ,Korean

Call Deadline: 25-Jun-2004 

Meeting Description:

The 14th Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference will be held November
5-7, 2004, sponsored by the University of Arizona in Tucson,
Arizona. Keynote Speakers will be Ho-min Sohn (University of Hawaii)
and Shigeru Miyagawa (MIT). Other Invited Speakers will be Shoko
Hamano (George Washington University), Shoichi Iwasaki (UCLA), Sun-Ah
Jun (UCLA), and Hyo Sang Lee (Indiana University).

The Abstract Deadline has been extended to JUNE 25, 2004. The body of
your abstract must be no longer than one page. You may use a second
page for references and/or illustrations. If your absract is accepted,
it will be reproduced as is in the conference program, so please make
sure that you are satisfied with its appearance. You may submit your
abstract on paper by snail-mail or as a pdf file attached to an e-mail
message. Please see the conference website for details.
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Message 2: Contemporary Approaches to Albanian

Date: Wed, 9 Jun 2004 14:09:43 -0400 (EDT)
From: albanian <>
Subject: Contemporary Approaches to Albanian

Contemporary Approaches to Albanian 

Date: 10-Sep-2004 - 12-Sep-2004
Location: Osnabrueck, Germany
Contact: Jochen Trommer
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Subject Language Family: Albanian 
Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2004 

Meeting Description:

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on
Albanian in contemporary linguistic paradigms (psycholinguistics,
generative grammar, accoustic phonetics, corpus linguistics and
computational linguistics), but also more traditional linguists who
are interested in the creation of new up-to-date language
documentation ressources for Albanian. Besides presentations on
theoretical aspects of Albanian linguistics, the workshop will also
contain round tables with the goal to initiate international research
projects on Albanian, and especially an electronic corpus of the


Although Albanian has a number of features which make it especially
interesting for Linguistics and Cognitive Science, research on the
language in fields such as psycholinguistics, generative grammar and
accoustic phonetics is restricted to single scholars in different
countries. This workshop has three closely related goals:

* Bringing together researchers working on Albanian in contemporary
 linguistic paradigms

Providing a forum for contemporary studies on Albanian is especially
important since there are no conferences or workshops even approaching
this function. Work on Albanian is usually presented at meetings with
a pan-Balkanic and/or traditional-descriptive character featuring only
one or two presentations on Albanian. While the dialogue between
scholars working on different Balkan languages is necessary and often
fruitful, these occasions do not allow to develop a dialogue on the
specific problems of Albanian.

* Discussing and initiating further international research initiatives
and projects

Projects like the phonetic description of Albanian dialects or the
creation of an Albanian text corpus can neither be achieved by
universities in Albanian-speaking countries alone, nor by single
scholars on Albanian spread world-wide. Our workshop is intended as a
starting point for initiatives to start large-scale research projects
in an international setting.

* Initiating contemporary linguistic research in Albanian-speaking
 countries/regions (Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia)

Most people doing linguistic research in Albanian-speaking countries
have been working for decades in complete isolation from recent
developments in Cognitive Science and linguistic theory. After the
fall of the communist regime, there have been few economic resources
to catch up. A major goal of the workshop is to bring together
linguists from Albanian-speaking countries and from Western countries,
and to develop perspectives for opening linguistic research in Albania
to current paradigms in linguistics theory.


Ethem Likaj Universiteti i Tiran�s
Francesco Altimari Universit� della Calabria, Cosenza
Jean-Louis Duchet Universit� de Poitiers
Maria-Luisa Rivero University of Ottawa
Leonardo Savoia Universit� degli Studi di Firenze
Maria Rita Manzini Universit� degli Studi di Firenze
Sylvia Moosm�ller �sterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna


Dalina Kallulli, University of Vienna
Giuseppina Turano, University of Venice
Jochen Trommer, University of Osnabrueck 


Abstracts are invited for 20-minute presentations (plus 10 minutes
discussion). Abstracts should be anonymous and no longer than one page
(an additional page for references and examples can be included), with
margins of at least 2 cm, font size 11. Submissions are limited to one
singly authored and one jointly authored abstract per author, or two
jointly authored abstracts.


We accept hardcopy or electronic submission of abstracts. Abstracts
must be received by June 30, 2004. Please send 3 copies of a hardcopy
abstract to the following address (include title, author and contact
information on a separate sheet.):

Albanian Workshop 
University of Osnabrueck
Institute of Cognitive Science
Katharinenstrasse 24
D-49078 Osnabrueck

Abstracts can also be sent electronically to the conference e-mail
address ( as attachments in PDF, plain text or word
format. If non-standard fonts are required, use the 'embed fonts'
option in a PDF when you save the file. Include title, author and
contact information in the body of the email.
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