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LINGUIST List 16.1449

Sat May 07 2005

Calls: General Ling/Germany; Lang Acquisition/USA

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        1.    Yordanka Kavalova, Parenthetical Constructions
        2.    David Bamman, 30th Boston University Conference on Language Development


Message 1: Parenthetical Constructions
Date: 06-May-2005
From: Yordanka Kavalova <ykavalovagmail.com>
Subject: Parenthetical Constructions


Full Title: Parenthetical Constructions

Date: 22-Feb-2006 - 26-Feb-2006
Location: Bielefeld, Germany
Contact Person: Yordanka Kavalova
Meeting Email: ykavalovagmail.com
Web Site: http://www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/nicole/dgfs2006/hauptseite.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2005

Meeting Description:

In this workshop, we would like to focus on syntactic strings which are often
seen as external to the canonical structure of the utterance in which they are
inserted. Because of their elusive nature, we believe that a study of
parentheticals will benefit immensely from a multi-faceted investigation which
aims at bringing together prosodic, syntactic, semantic and pragmatic approaches
in order to achieve a more comprehensive insight into this language phenomenon.

We invite the submission of abstracts for 20-min paper presentations on any
aspect of parenthetical constructions including, but not limited to:

SYNTAX: Possible places of interpolation and degrees of integration with the
syntactic structure of the host; theoretical approaches to the syntactic
behaviour of parentheticals and their hosts; similarities and differences
between parentheticals and other non-obligatory syntactic constituents

PROSODY: Interaction between the prosodic structure of the parenthetical and
that of the host; prosodic identification and realisation of different types of
parentheticals and their degrees of integration

SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS: interaction between parenthetical constructions and
categories of information structure; effects on the propositional content of the
host utterance and larger discourse; speaker's preference for employing
parenthetical insertion over other possible realisations.

SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS:

Abstracts should be no longer than a page (using 2.5cm margins on each side and
12pt font size). The body should include the following information: author's
name(s), affiliation, email address, and title of abstract.

All abstracts should be submitted in English or German only.
Please save and send your abstract in PDF format if it contains special fonts,
tables, etc.

Also, please note that if you would like to give a longer presentation, this
could be possible depending on the number and quality of abstracts we receive.
Make sure you indicate in your message whether you'd be interested in extending
your presentation.

Send your submission electronically to both organisers: n.deheling.ucl.ac.uk,
ykavalovagmail.com.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Deadline for abstract submission: 1 September 2005.
Notification of acceptance: 15 September 2005.
Provisional programme: 1 December 2005.
DGfS Conference: 22-26 February 2006.
Message 2: 30th Boston University Conference on Language Development
Date: 05-May-2005
From: David Bamman <langconfbu.edu>
Subject: 30th Boston University Conference on Language Development



Full Title: 30th Boston University Conference on Language Development
Short Title: BUCLD 30

Date: 04-Nov-2005 - 06-Nov-2005
Location: Boston, MA, United States of America
Contact Person: David Bamman
Meeting Email: langconfbu.edu
Web Site: http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/APPLIED/BUCLD/

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 15-May-2005

Meeting Description:

The conference includes about 90 papers and 40 posters in such areas as
theoretical approaches to language acquisition, cross-cultural language
development, second language development, language disorders, and literacy
development.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 30th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development

November 4-6, 2005

Keynote Speaker: Janet Werker (University of British Columbia)
''Speech Perception and Language Acquisition: Comparing Monolingual and
Bilingual Infants''

Plenary Speaker: Harald Clahsen (University of Essex)
''Grammatical Processing in First and Second Language Learners''

Lunch Symposium: Jeff Elman (University of California at San Diego), LouAnn
Gerken (University of Arizona) and Mark Johnson (Brown University)
''Statistical Learning in Language Development: What is it, What is its
Potential, and What are its Limitations?''

All topics in the fields of first and second language acquisition from all
theoretical perspectives will be fully considered, including:

Bilingualism
Cognition & Language
Creoles & Pidgins
Discourse
Exceptional Language
Input & Interaction
Language Disorders
Linguistic Theory (Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, Morphology, Lexicon)
Literacy & Narrative
Neurolinguistics
Pragmatics
Pre-linguistic Development
Signed Languages
Sociolinguistics
Speech Perception & Production

Presentations will be 20 minutes long followed by a 10-minute question period.
Posters will be on display for a full day with two attended sessions during the day.

ABSTRACT FORMAT AND CONTENT

Abstracts submitted must represent original, unpublished research.

Abstracts should be anonymous, clearly titled and no more than 450 words in
length. They should also fit on one page, with an optional second page for
references or figures if required. Abstracts longer than 450 words will be
rejected without being evaluated. Please note the word count at the bottom of
the abstract. Note that words counts need not include the abstract title or the
list of references. A suggested format and style for abstracts is available at
the conference website: http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/APPLIED/BUCLD/template.html

All abstracts must be submitted as PDF documents. Specific instructions for how
to create PDF documents are available at the website:
http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/APPLIED/BUCLD/pdfinfo.html

If you encounter a problem creating a PDF file, please contact us for further
assistance.

Please use the first author's last name as the file name (eg. Smith.pdf). No
author information should appear anywhere in the contents of the PDF file itself.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Electronic submission: To facilitate the abstract submission process, abstracts
will be submitted using the form available at the conference website:
http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/APPLIED/BUCLD/abstract.htm

Specific instructions for abstract submission are available on this website.

Abstracts will be accepted between March 15 and May 15.

Contact information for each author must be submitted via webform. No author
information should appear anywhere in the abstract PDF.

At the time of submission you will be asked whether you would like your abstract
to be considered for a poster, a paper, or both.

Although each author may submit as many abstracts as desired, we will accept for
presentation by each author: (a) a maximum of 1 first authored paper/poster, and
(b) a maximum of 2 papers/posters in any authorship status. Note that no changes
in authorship (including deleting an author or changing author order) will be
possible after the review process is completed.

DEADLINE: All submissions must be received by 8:00 PM EST, May 15, 2005.

Late abstracts will not be considered, whatever the reason for the delay.

We regret that we cannot accept abstract submissions by fax or email.
Submissions via surface mail will only be accepted in special circumstances, on
a case by case basis.

ABSTRACT SELECTION

Each abstract is blind reviewed by 5 reviewers from a panel of approximately 80
international scholars. Further information about the review process is
available at: http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/APPLIED/BUCLD/reviewprocess.html

Acknowledgment of receipt of the abstract will be sent by email as soon as
possible after receipt. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent to first
authors only, in early August, by email. Pre-registration materials and
preliminary schedule will be available in late August 2005.

If your abstract is accepted, you will need to submit a 150-word abstract
including title, author(s) and affiliation(s) for inclusion in the conference
handbook. Guidelines will be provided along with notification of acceptance.

Abstracts accepted as papers will be invited for publication in the BUCLD
Proceedings. Abstracts accepted as posters will be invited for publication
online only, but not in the printed version.

All conference papers will be selected on the basis of abstracts submitted.
Although each abstract will be evaluated individually, we will attempt to honor
requests to schedule accepted papers together in group sessions. No schedule
changes will be possible once the schedule is set. Scheduling requests for
religious reasons only must be made before the review process is complete (i.e.
at the time of submission). A space is provided on the abstract submission
webform to specify such requests.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Information regarding the conference may be accessed at
http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/APPLIED/BUCLD/

Boston University Conference on Language Development
96 Cummington Street, Room 244
Boston, MA 02215
U.S.A.

Telephone: (617) 353-3085
E-mail: langconfbu.edu



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