LINGUIST List 15.829

Wed Mar 10 2004

Calls: Applied Ling/USA; Syntax/Portugal

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  2. jcosta, Lisbon Workshop on Alternative views on the Functional Domain

Message 1: World Congress on Applied Linguistics

Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 14:52:56 -0500 (EST)
From: mjcurry <mjcurryits.rochester.edu>
Subject: World Congress on Applied Linguistics

World Congress on Applied Linguistics 
Short Title: AILA/AAAL 

Date: 24-Jul-2005 - 29-Jul-2005
Location: Madison, WI, United States of America
Contact: Mary Jane Curry
Contact Email: mjcurryits.rochester.edu 
Meeting URL: http://aila2005.org 

Linguistic Sub-field: Applied Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2004 


Meeting Description:

The 14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics hosted by the American
Association for Applied Linguistics will be held July 24 to 29, 2005
in Madison, Wisconsin, USA.

Proposals for presentations related to policy, research, and theory
are invited in any area of applied linguistics. Proposals may be for
individual papers, posters, or symposia. Proposals will be accepted
from March 1 through June 1, 2004.

Call for Proposals

Proposals for presentations related to policy, research, and theory
are invited in any area of applied linguistics. Proposals may be for
individual papers, posters, or symposia. Abstracts for all
presentations formats will be submitted for blind peer
review. Proposals will be accepted from March 1 through June 1, 2004.

How do I submit a proposal? A proposal for an individual paper or
poster at AILA 2005 consists of these parts:

o Title (maximum 10 words)
o The name, affiliation, and email address of the presenter(s)
o The type of the proposal: individual paper or poster
o Classify your proposal in one of the areas of interest below
o A proposal (not to exceed 300 words)
o A summary (not to exceed 50 words) for inclusion in the conference
program

A proposal for a symposium at AILA 2005 consists of these parts:

o Title (maximum 10 words)
o The name, affiliation, and email address of the symposium
organizer(s)
o Classify your proposal in one of the areas of interest below
o A proposal for the symposium as whole (not to exceed 300 words)
o A summary (not to exceed 50 words) for inclusion in the conference
program
o A list of names, affiliations, and email addresses of all
participants in the symposium and the titles of their presentations
o Each proposal for a paper included in a symposium must also contain
the materials listed above under proposals for individual papers.

Submit these materials between March 1 and June 1, 2004 online at the
AILA 2005 web site: www.aila2005.org.

If you are unable to submit online, send your proposal by email, fax,
or postal mail to:

Robert Ranieri
American Association for Applied Linguistics
3416 Primm Lane
Birmingham, Alabama 35216
USA

Email: abstract2005primemanagement.net
Fax: +1 205-823-2760

Please do not send the same proposal twice.

 
Proposals will be evaluated and the conference will be organized
according to the following areas of interest:
 
Adult language learning
Child language
Communication in the professions
Contrastive linguistics and error analysis
Discourse analysis
Educational technology and language learning
Evaluation, assessment, and testing
Foreign language teaching methodology and teacher education
Forensic linguistics
Immersion education
Interpreting and translating
Language and business
Language and ecology
Language and education in multilingual settings
Language and gender
Language and the media
Language contact and language change
Language for special purposes
Language planning
Learner autonomy in language learning
Lexicography and lexicology
Literacy
Mother tongue education
Psycholinguistics
Rhetoric and stylistics
Second language acquisition
Sign language
 
INDIVIDUAL PAPERS: 20 minutes for presentation; 10 minutes for
discussion.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS: Posters are for one-on-one discussion of work in
progress. Posters are effective for presenting data visually (charts,
graphs, or tables). A block of time will be designated when presenters
are available to discuss their posters. Specific guidelines for
posters will be provided upon acceptance.

SYMPOSIA: Symposia are scheduled for three-hour blocks. Organizers of
symposia may divide their time as they choose, but time should be
allocated for opening and closing remarks, presentations, discussants
(if included), and extended audience response. Organizers serve as the
liaisons between participants and the program committee.

REVIEW AND RATING CRITERIA FOR PROPOSALS: Abstracts for individual
papers and posters will be evaluated by a team of reviewers in each of
the following categories:

o Appropriateness and significance of the topic
o Presentation of original research
o Clear statement of question, data and collection procedures, and of
analytic approaches
o Manner of presentation (indicative of a clear and well-organized
presentation that can be presented in the allotted time)

In addition to these criteria, symposium proposals will be evaluated by a team of reviewers in each of the following categories:

o Presentation of original and on-going research studies OR differing
or dissenting perspectives on an important issue
o Coherence and complementarity of the papers
o Manner of presentation (indicative of careful planning for the
implementation of the symposium including a significant amount of time
for discussion of the presentations and audience participation)

Conference Presentation Policies

*Each individual may submit only one abstract �Euros^ whether of sole
or multiple authorship and whether an individual paper, a poster, or
as part of a symposium.

*Each person may appear in the program only once as a presenter of an
individual paper, poster, or symposium paper; in addition, the same
individual may appear in the program once as a discussant and once as
a symposium organizer.

*All proposals (for individual papers, symposium papers, and poster
sessions) are assumed to represent original and unpublished work (with
the exception of material from publications in press).

*Proposal submissions from individuals who will not attend the AILA
2005 conference are discouraged. Substitute readers are disadvantaged
in discussing papers with the audience.

*Presenters who know in advance that they cannot attend the conference
are requested to withdraw their proposals, thus opening a conference
slot for someone who can attend. If unforeseen circumstances dictate
that, at the last minute, a presenter cannot attend the conference, a
substitute reader will be permitted.

Solidarity Awards

AILA will make available a limited number of travel awards in the
amount of US$1,000 each. Each award also carries a waiver of the
conference registration fee. These awards are for scholars whose
papers are accepted for presentation at the conference and who are
from parts of the world where economies make it inordinately difficult
if not prohibitive for them to travel to the conference. Information
about Solidarity Awards will be available on the AILA 2005 web site
after August 1, 2004.

Summer Institute in Applied Linguistics

Immediately before the AILA 2005 World Congress, the second Summer
Institute in Applied Linguistics will be held June 27 to July 21, 2005
at The Pennsylvania State University

The Summer Institute in Applied Linguistics will bring together people
from around the world with an interest in applied linguistics for
study, discussion, and collaboration on various topics relating to the
learning of a second language. The institute offers a wide-ranging
curriculum developed by an international faculty of scholars in
applied linguistics. It will also offer weekly plenary lectures by
leading scholars, as well as special-interest workshops, discussion
groups, and more informal gatherings where participants can interact
on topics of particular interest.

Contact: James P. Lantolf at jpl7psu.edu 
Conference Organizers
Conference Chair
Richard F. Young, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Associate Chair
Richard W. Schmidt, University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Local Chairs
Junko Mori and Antonia Folárìn Schleicher, Unersity of
Wisconsin-Madison
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Message 2: Lisbon Workshop on Alternative views on the Functional Domain

Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2004 07:11:15 -0500 (EST)
From: jcosta <jcostafcsh.unl.pt>
Subject: Lisbon Workshop on Alternative views on the Functional Domain

Lisbon Workshop on Alternative views on the Functional Domain 

Date: 08-Jul-2004 - 09-Jul-2004
Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Contact: Joao Costa
Contact Email: jcostafcsh.unl.pt 

Linguistic Sub-field: Syntax 

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2004 


Meeting Description:

Lisbon Workshop on Alternative Views on the Functional Domain

8-9 July 2004 

Since Pollock's (1989) proposal on the structure of IP, there has been
an enormous amount of work on the functional structure of the
clause. Different authors propose different functional categories on
the basis of different types of evidence. This has led to a certain
degree of analytical indeterminacy in the analysis of the structure of
the clause, and to a wide lack of consensus regarding the functional
structure of the clause and of the DP.

The aim of this workshop is to gather contributions to the debate
regarding the functional domain, looking for alternative analysis to
the exploded functional domain, trying to answer questions like the
following:

a) What is the evidence in favor or against a universal inventory of
functional categories?
b) If the array of functional categories projected is not universal,
what determines how many and which functional categories are projected
in each language and in each construction?
c) What type of evidence is crucial for determining the label of a
specific functional category? To what extent is morphological evidence
revealing? To what extent are semantic/discourse factors a consequence
of placing constituents in specific functional categories?
d) Sometimes, the evidence for a certain category is circular: a given
XP has a certain interpretation by virtue of surfacing at the
specifier position of a functional category with the label Y, and the
label is assigned because of the interpretation observed. Is it
possible to think of other types of arguments?
e) If functional categories are extended projections of lexical
categories, as proposed in Grimshaw (1991), how important are the
labels? If they are not important, what underlies the apparent
different surface positions for heads and XPs found
crosslinguistically?
f) Are there alternative analyses for explaining the facts so far
explained with exploded functional domains?
g) Is the functional domain of the DP necessarily parallel to the
functional domain of the IP?

Papers are invited for 20 minute talks followed by discussion.

Please submit anonymous 2-page abstracts (font times new roman 12pt)
in word or PDF format to the following email address:
jcostafcsh.unl.pt

Deadline for submission:	April 15, 2004 
Notice of acceptance:		May 15, 2004

Organizing Committee:

Workshop hosted by Centro de Linguística da Universidade Nova de
Lisboa
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