LINGUIST List 15.1876

Mon Jun 21 2004

Calls: Syntax/UK; Phonology/Norway

Editor for this issue: Andrea Berez <andrealinguistlist.org>


As a matter of policy, LINGUIST discourages the use of abbreviations or acronyms in conference announcements unless they are explained in the text. To post to LINGUIST, use our convenient web form at http://linguistlist.org/LL/posttolinguist.html.

Directory

  1. anders.holmberg, The Structure of Parametric Variation
  2. asbjorn.bartnes, 2nd Old World Conference in Phonology

Message 1: The Structure of Parametric Variation

Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 07:49:14 -0400 (EDT)
From: anders.holmberg <anders.holmbergdur.ac.uk>
Subject: The Structure of Parametric Variation

The Structure of Parametric Variation

Date: 05-Sep-2005 - 07-Sep-2005
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Contact: Anders Holmberg
Contact Email: anders.holmbergdur.ac.uk 
Meeting URL: http://people.pwf.cam.ac.uk/mtb23/NSP/ 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics ,Syntax

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2005 


Meeting Description:

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers working on
the nature of parametric variation, including topics such as
- parametric clustering of the type classically described for the
null-subject parameter in Rizzi (1982),
- implicational relations among parameter settings,
- the role of historical or areal factors in determining typological
and parametric correlations,
- different surface triggers for parameter settings,
- whether parametric variation is limited to a specific subpart of the
- grammar (functional heads, the lexicon, PF, etc.), and evidence
- regarding the learnability of parametric systems. 

The conference is funded by the AHRB through the project 'Null
Subjects and the Structure of Parametric Theory' (AR14458).

The Structure of Parametric Variation

University of Newcastle upon Tyne

September 5th-7th 2005

Invited speakers: Mark Baker (Rutgers), Richie Kayne (NYU), Giuseppe
Longobardi (Trieste)


Over the past twenty-five years, the notion of parameter of Universal
Grammar has been the central element in accounting for the observed
variation and predicting the possible variation among grammatical
systems. While it has often been observed that the principles and
parameters model of comparative syntax offers a way of predicting and
analysing typological correlations, the theory of parameters has not
been subjected to the systematic and in-depth investigation it
deserves. As a result, certain basic questions concerning the nature
of parametric variation have not been adequately addressed. Perhaps
the most important such question concerns the matter of implicational
relations, or, to use a more neutral term, linkages between
cross-linguistically variant phenomena. The existence of such linkages
does not seem to be in doubt, but it remains unclear how they should
be analysed in P&P terms. This is the central theme this conference is
intended to address.

Accordingly, we invite abstracts dealing with any proposed parametric
correlation. These include:

- evidence for or against parametric clustering of the type
classically described for the null-subject parameter in Rizzi (1982)
- evidence for or against implicational relations among parameter
settings
- evidence for or against the role of historical or areal factors in
determining typological and parametric correlations
- evidence for or against different surface triggers for parameter
settings
- evidence for or against limiting parametric variation to a specific
subpart of the grammar (functional heads, the lexicon, PF, etc.)
- evidence regarding the learnability of parametric systems

Papers may deal with these questions from any theoretical or empirical
standpoint, although we are particularly interested in papers using
data from language acquisition and language change.

Presentations will last one hour each (forty-five minutes for the
presentation followed by fifteen minutes for questions). Abstracts
should not exceed two A4/letter-size pages and be in 12-point type
with standard margins. Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to
Anders Holmberg (anders.holmbergdur.ac.uk) by March 1st 2005. The
programme will be finalised by May 1st 2005.

The programme committee: Anders Holmberg (Durham/Newcastle), Ian
Roberts (Cambridge), David Willis (Cambridge), Theresa Biberauer
(Cambridge).
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 2: 2nd Old World Conference in Phonology

Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 07:57:33 -0400 (EDT)
From: asbjorn.bartnes <asbjorn.bartneshum.uit.no>
Subject: 2nd Old World Conference in Phonology

2nd Old World Conference in Phonology 
Short Title: OCP2 

Date: 20-Jan-2005 - 22-Jan-2005
Location: Troms�, Norway
Contact: Asbjorn Bartnes
Contact Email: ocp2hum.uit.no 
Meeting URL: http://castl.uit.no 

Linguistic Sub-field: Phonology 

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-2004 


Meeting Description:

CASTL is pleased to host the second Old World Conference in Phonology
(OCP2) January 20-22, 2005. OCP2 welcomes papers and posters from any
theoretical perspective, addressing any topic in phonology. At the
same time, we particularly encourage papers addressing any aspect of
''The Phonology of Paradigms''.

Keynote speakers:
- John McCarthy (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
- Marina Nespor (Università di Ferrara)
- Joan Mascar� (Universitat Aut�noma de Barcelona)

OCP2 welcomes abstracts for both papers and posters.

Deadline for submitting abstracts: September 15.
Notification of acceptance for program: October 1.

Abstract submission 
Please see http://castl.uit.no for detailed abstract submission
guidelines.

Abstract requirements
Abstracts must be submitted electronically in PDF format.

All-inclusive abstract length is 2 A4 pages with the following
formatting requirements:
- 2,5 cm margins on top, bottom, left and right,
- in 12 pt Times New Roman (10 pt for references), 
- single line spacing, and
- normal character spacing.

The length of the abstract text excluding the title, the name(s) and
affiliation(s) of the author(s), examples, figures and references
cannot exceed 50 lines.

Submit two versions of your abstract: an anonymous and a named one.

The non-anonymous version should start with
- The title of the abstract in boldface and centered
- an open line
- The name(s) of the author(s) in italics and centered
- The affiliation(s) of the author(s) in italics and centered 
- an open line
- The body of the abstract, justified (left and right). 

The anonymous abstract should start with
- The title of the abstract in boldface and centered
- an open line
- The body of the abstract, justified (left and right). 

The files should be called
- ocp2-named-lastname.pdf
- ocp2-anon-lastname.pdf

So, for instance, if the author's name is Jane Black, she'll send two
files called ocp2-named-black.pdf and ocp2-anon-black.pdf.

Please heed these formal requirements and the deadline.
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue