LINGUIST List 15.519

Sun Feb 8 2004

Calls: Lang Acquisition; General Ling/USA

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  1. ARLA, Tijdschrift, Annual Review of Language Acquisition
  2. Peter Sells sells, Diversity and Universals in Language: The Consequences of Variation

Message 1: Annual Review of Language Acquisition

Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 16:19:59 +0100
From: ARLA, Tijdschrift <>
Subject: Annual Review of Language Acquisition

ARLA Vol. 4 Deadline Extension: March 15


Clara C. Levelt, Leiden University
Lynn Santelmann, Portland State University
Maaike Verrips, Taalstudio, the Netherlands

ARLA is devoted to research in the domain of first language
acquisition, i.e., the process of acquiring command of a first
language. It focuses on research reported in recently defended PhD
theses. The major share of contributions to the yearbook consists of
excerpts from, or edited summaries of, dissertations addressing issues
in first language acquisition, including bilingual first language
acquisition. These papers should be written by the original author of
the dissertation, conform to the format of a journal article, and thus
be comprehensible without reference to the source text.

ARLA publishes reports of original research pertaining to various
approaches to first language and bilingual first language acquisition,
be it experimental, observational, computational, clinical or
theoretical, provided that the work is of high quality. The Annual
Review also welcomes studies in which first language acquisition is
compared to second language acquisition, as well as studies on
language acquisition under abnormal conditions. In all of the areas
covered, ARLA is dedicated to creative and groundbreaking research.

The yearbook, in its printed form, will be supplemented by an
attractive website. The website will give access to electronic copies
of the printed papers, but, more importantly, will also present
background materials such as a resume for the author, excerpts of
audio or video materials related to the reported research, tips for
further reading, and links to relevant websites. In addition to the
research reports sketched above, each issue of the Annual Review
contains one state-of-the-art review in a subdomain of first language
acquisition research. This paper is commissioned by the editors.

Any student who has completed a dissertation in 2002 or 2003 is
invited to submit a manuscript based on this work. In order to be
eligible for publication, the manuscript should be of outstanding
quality. Particularly, contributions are sought which excel with
regard to the integration of behavioral data and (psycho)linguistic
theorizing. More specifically, the

Annual Review solicits papers which: 
*develop new theoretical ideas to account for a set of facts;
*open up a new empirical domain or new set of data, e.g. explore a
relatively unknown language, or apply a new or unknown experimental
*report findings that are considered important for pertinent debates
in the field.

Submitted papers will be thoroughly reviewed by at least two members
of the editorial board and/or external advisers.

Deadline for submissions to the 2004 issue (Vol. 4): March 15, 2004

Address for correspondence:	Editors of ARLA
					UIL-OTS, Utrecht University
					Trans 10
					3512 JK Utrecht
					The Netherlands

For further information, write to:, or visit the
journals section at

ARLA Editorial Board
Peter Culicover, The Ohio State University
Katherine Demuth, Brown University
Jeff Elman, UCSD
Louann Gerken, University of Arizona
Marco Haverkort, Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen
Jack Hoeksema, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Angeliek van Hout, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Nina Hyams, UCLA
Laurence B. Leonard, Purdue University 
Natascha Muller, Universitat Hamburg
Johanne Paradis, University of Alberta
William Philip, Universiteit Utrecht
Thomas Roeper, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Petra Schulz, Universitat Konstanz
Ann Senghas, Barnard College
William Snyder, University of Connecticut
Daniel Swingley, Univerity of Pennsylvania
Karin Stromswold, Rutgers University
Jill de Villiers, Smith College
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Message 2: Diversity and Universals in Language: The Consequences of Variation

Date: Sun, 8 Feb 2004 08:27:34 -0500 (EST)
From: Peter Sells sells <Peter>
Subject: Diversity and Universals in Language: The Consequences of Variation

Diversity and Universals in Language: The Consequences of Variation
Stanford, California, USA
21-May-2004 - 23-May-2004

Contact name: Peter Sells
Contact email:

Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 08-Mar-2004

Meeting Description:

Diversity in language is ubiquitous: there are many degrees of
variation in every system of grammar, and studies within a given
''language'' have also identified many kinds of variation, only some
of which are correlated with social groups, communities, or
communicative styles.

Call for Papers:

We welcome abstracts for papers which address any of these kinds of
variation in the context of consequences for notions of linguistic
universals, of a ''standard language'', or even what it means to ''speak
language X'', and for language teaching (e.g., how far can the
grammatical properties of one language be used to elucidate the
properties of another, or, what variety of language X does one teach
as the ''standard language''?).

Invited speakers:

Barbara Johnstone, Carnegie Mellon University
Claire Kramsch, University of California, Berkeley
Marianne Mithun, University of California, Santa Barbara
Toshio Ohori, Tokyo University

Abstract Guidelines:

We are soliciting abstracts for 20-minute talks relevant to any of the
topics mentioned above. Abstracts should be in 11pt font, or larger,
consisting of one text page with a second page (only) for data,
examples, charts, and references. Abstracts should be submitted
electronically in Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format to: The author(s) of the abstract should
not be identified in the abstract itself; the body of the submission
message should include the title of the abstract, the names(s) of the
author(s), the(ir) affiliation, and e-mail address(es).

*Deadline* for submission: March 8th, 2004. The conference program
will be announced as early as possible in later March.

We plan to collect as many papers from the conference as possible for
publication with a major publisher on the theme of linguistic

Organizing Committee:

Eve V. Clark, Linguistics
Yoshiko Matsumoto, Asian Languages
Alice A. Miano, Language Center
Orrin W. Robinson, German Studies
David Oshima, Linguistics
Peter Sells, Linguistics
Chaofen Sun, Asian Languages

For further information please contact:

Sponsored by the Division of Languages, Cultures and Literatures,
Stanford University.
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