LINGUIST List 15.607

Sun Feb 15 2004

Calls: General Ling/Curacao; Applied Ling/Canada

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  1. Jo-Anne S. Ferreira, Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics
  2. Susan Parks, 2005 Conference of the International Society for Language Studies

Message 1: Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics

Date: Thu, 12 Feb 2004 19:28:57 -0400
From: Jo-Anne S. Ferreira <>
Subject: Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics

SPCL/SCL/ACBLPE Curacao, August 11-15, 2004

SPCL & SCL abstracts: send to Adrienne Bruyn

ACBLPE abstracts: send to Tjerk Hagemeijer

The Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics (SPCL) and the Society
for Caribbean Linguistics (SCL) and the Association of Portuguese and
Spanish-based Creoles (ACBLPE) will meet in Curacao on August 11-15,
2004. Detailed information on the logistics for the meeting, as well
as registration and reservations will be available later. Each society
will hold their respective business meeting at the Curacao conference.

Abstracts on the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, lexicon,
social, historical and educational aspects of language, history of the
discipline or any pertinent issue involving pidgin and creole
languages (or other Caribbean or contact languages) are invited. For
this particular conference, papers on all aspects of the Papiamentu
language are especially welcome. Abstracts will be submitted for
anonymous review to a six member panel from SPCL and SCL. ACBLPE
abstracts will be reviewed by a separate panel of five members. The
possible languages for SPCL are English and French. The possible
languages for ABCLPE papers are English, French, Portuguese and
Spanish. SCL welcomes papers on all Caribbean languages (including
non-creoles) and in all Caribbean languages (including creoles).

ABSTRACT: ELECTRONIC FORMAT!! Please observe the instructions
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.
2. Special fonts: If your abstract uses any special fonts, you must
also send a paper copy to the address shown below (same deadline), as
special fonts do not transmit accurately. Indicate at the bottom of
your e-mail that hardcopy has been mailed. You may choose to send your
special fonts file via attachment.
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 sample abstract outline is given towards the bottom of this

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):
2. NAME: 
5. STATUS (faculty, student): 

SPCL and SCL abstracts should be sent to Adrienne Bruyn
if unable to send an abstract in electronic format, mail it to: 
Adrienne Bruyn 
Pieter Pauwstraat 18-1 
NL - 1017 ZK AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands

ACBLPE abstracts should be sent to Tjerk Hagemeijer
if unable to send an abstract in electronic format, mail it to:

Tjerk Hagemeijer 
Avenida do Brasil, 27, 4-B 
2735-670 So Marcos 
[FAX: (00351) 21 426 33 86]


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

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Message 2: 2005 Conference of the International Society for Language Studies

Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 10:39:10 -0500
From: Susan Parks <>
Subject: 2005 Conference of the International Society for Language Studies

2005 Conference of the International Society for Language Studies
Monday, April 18 - Wednesday, April 20
Montreal, Canada
Conference web site:

The International Society for Language Studies (ISLS) encourages and
promotes critical discourse and research in language matters, broadly
conceived.&nbsp; Papers may be submitted for the following session

Interdisciplinary Foci
Language Professions
Research Methodology

Presentation proposals are accepted via the ISLS website. Various
presentation formats are possible: individual paper, paper session,
seminar. We particularly encourage multiple paper proposals as a venue
for scholars engaged in research and dialogue on special interest

As an international organization with members from every continent,
ISLS encourages a multilingual event. Although the principal language
of the conference will be English, authors may submit proposals and
present papers in the language of their choice. In an effort to appeal
to the broadest of audiences and to ensure both audience attendance
and participation in conference sessions, authors are, however,
strongly encouraged to prepare support materials (hand-outs, overhead
transparencies, slides, concurrent bilingual translation) in a
language likely to be common to attendees. Sessions will be organized
by topic, not language, unless a group of authors propose an entire

Deadline for proposals: October 1, 2004.
Conference Chair: John Watzke.

The ISLS Conference directly follows the 2005 American Educational
Research Association (AERA)&nbsp; conference.
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