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LINGUIST List 16.1661

Tue May 24 2005

Calls: General Ling/USA; General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Amy Wronkowicz <amylinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Gabriela Perez Baez, Niagara Linguistic Society Conference
        2.    Florian Schwarz, 36th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society

Message 1: Niagara Linguistic Society Conference
Date: 23-May-2005
From: Gabriela Perez Baez <linnlsbuffalo.edu>
Subject: Niagara Linguistic Society Conference

Full Title: Niagara Linguistic Society Conference
Short Title: NLS

Date: 30-Sep-2005 - 02-Oct-2005
Location: Buffalo, NY, United States of America
Contact Person: Gabriela Perez Baez
Meeting Email: lin-nlsbuffalo.edu
Web Site: http://wings.buffalo.edu/gsa/gla/conference.htm

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2005

Meeting Description:

The Graduate Linguistics Association at the University at Buffalo (State
University of New York) is pleased to announce the Niagara Linguistic Society
(NLS) Conference to take place at the University at Buffalo on September 30th,
October 1st and 2nd, 2005. The Niagara Linguistic Society is a student-run
organization, which for over five years has provided a forum for linguists in
the US northeast and neighboring Canada.

We invite papers in all areas of linguistics and welcome submissions from a
diversity of frameworks.

Dr. Michael Silverstein Charles F. Grey Distinguished Service Professor of
Anthropology at the University of Chicago
Dr. Matthew Dryer Professor of Linguistics, University at Buffalo

Notification of acceptance will be sent by e-mail by the first week of July.
- Presentations are 20 minutes with an additional 10 minutes for discussion.
- Abstracts should be one page in Times 12 point double-spaced, with an
additional page for references and/or data. Do not include page numbers.
- Abstracts must be submitted electronically in Microsoft Word, Rich Text (RTF),
or Portable Document (PDF) formats.
- Do not include any identifying information in your abstract or file name, as
the selection process is intended to be anonymous. Make your file name refer to
your presentation title.
- Include contact details in the body of your e-mail: name(s) of author(s),
affiliation, main author contact and e-mail address.
- More than one abstract may be submitted per person, however, only one paper
per person will be accepted for presentation (except when at least one of the
papers has multiple authors).
- E-mail abstracts to lin-nlsbuffalo.edu and specify ''NLS Submission'' as
subject. Also, visit http://wings.buffalo.edu/gsa/gla/conference.htm for updates.
- Guidelines for publication of conference proceedings will be available at a
later date.
Message 2: 36th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society
Date: 23-May-2005
From: Florian Schwarz <nelslinguist.umass.edu>
Subject: 36th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society

Full Title: 36th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society
Short Title: NELS36

Date: 28-Oct-2005 - 30-Oct-2005
Location: University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States of America
Contact Person: Florian Schwarz
Meeting Email: nelslinguist.umass.edu
Web Site: http://people.umass.edu/nels/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2005

Meeting Description:

The 36th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society

including a General Session, and Special Sessions on Topics at the
Morphology-Phonology Interface, and Semantics of Under-represented Languages

October 28-30, 2005
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes of discussion), and a
poster session, on any aspect of theoretical linguistics and closely-related fields.

DEADLINE for Abstract Submissions: June 15, 2005
Notification of Abstract Acceptance: August 15, 2005

* Greg Carlson (University of Rochester)
* Lisa Cheng (Universiteit Leiden)
* J. Michael Terry (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)
* Bruce Tesar (Rutgers University)

Topics at the Morphology-Phonology Interface
Invited Speaker: Bruce Tesar

This session will include regular-length talks that address issues at the
morphology-phonology interface, including:

* morphological categories and boundaries in phonology
* learnability of morphological contrasts
* phonologically-conditioned allomorphy & paradigm gaps
* contrast neutralization/preservation in paradigms
* paradigm uniformity, OO-correspondence, stratal OT

Semantics of Under-represented Languages
Invited Speaker: J. Michael Terry

This session will include regular-length talks that address the semantics of
under-represented languages, including non-standard dialects of well-studied
languages (for instance African American English, Bavarian German, or Brazilian
Portuguese). We welcome any research on such languages concerning one or more of
the following areas:

* theoretical semantics
* experimental work on semantics
* semantic fieldwork
* morpho-semantics
* the syntax-semantics interface
* the semantics-pragmatics interface
* information structure


All abstracts should be submitted as email attachments, in PDF format only, to:
nels _at_ linguist.umass.edu

When submitting an abstract, your email should have as its subject 'Abstract',
and in its body the following text:

* author name(s), affiliation(s) and e-mail address(es)
* title of abstract
* abstract sub-area (at most two): acquisition, morphology, phonology/phonetics,
pragmatics, psycholinguistics, semantics, syntax
* session(s) you would like your abstract to be considered for: main, special,

PDF files should be named with the author(s) last name(s) only, e.g. 'smith.pdf'
in the case of one author or 'smithjohnson.pdf' in the case of two.

Abstracts should be anonymous, and limited to one page (using 1'' margins on all
sides and 11pt font size) and a second page containing examples and references.
Any non-standard fonts should be embedded in the PDF document.

Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author.

For additional information, please contact the organizers at nels _at _

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