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LINGUIST List 16.1733

Wed Jun 01 2005

Calls: Morphology/Syntax/USA; Historical Ling/Brazil

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

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        1.    Frederick Hoyt, 9th Annual Meeting of the Texas Linguistic Society
        2.    Sidi Facundes, International Symposium on Historical Linguistics in South America

Message 1: 9th Annual Meeting of the Texas Linguistic Society
Date: 24-May-2005
From: Frederick Hoyt <fmhoytmail.utexas.edu>
Subject: 9th Annual Meeting of the Texas Linguistic Society

Full Title: 9th Annual Meeting of the Texas Linguistic Society
Short Title: TLS 9

Date: 04-Nov-2005 - 06-Nov-2005
Location: Austin, Texas, United States of America
Contact Person: Frederick Hoyt
Meeting Email: tlsuts.cc.utexas.edu
Web Site: https://webspace.utexas.edu/bighamds/TLS9.html

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Morphology;
Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 10-Aug-2005

Meeting Description:

TLS 9: The Morphosyntax of Lesser Studied Languages

Call for Papers
Texas Linguistics Society 9

Morphosyntax of Underrepresented Languages
University of Texas at Austin
November 4-6, 2005

The goal of TLS 9 is to provide a forum for the presentation of original
research on morphosyntactic phenomena in languages that are underrepresented in
the literature, that is, less studied languages and/or less-studied varieties of
more-represented languages.

We welcome the submission of papers on topics including (but not limited to):
voice, case-marking, agreement, cliticization, complex predicate formation, verb
serialization, noun incorporation, morphological blocking, lexical integrity,
word order variation.

In addition to the above stated goals, the conference encourages comparisons
between different theoretical frameworks.

Invited Speakers include:
Rose-Marie Dechaine
Andrew Garrett
Lisa Green
Sam Mchombo
Stephen Wechsler

Organizing Committee
Douglas S. Bigham, Frederick Hoyt, Nikki Seifert, Alexandra Teodorescu, Jessica

Submission Guidelines
Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for discussion).
Abstracts should be anonymous and confined to two pages (including examples and
references), with 1-inch margins and in 12-point type. Already published papers
will not be accepted. Submissions are limited to one singly authored and one
jointly authored abstract per author or two jointly authored abstracts.

Electronic submissions should be sent to tlsuts.cc.utexas.edu, Subject: TLS 9

Please submit abstracts as an attachment to an e-mail message (do not include
abstracts in the body of a message). The body of the message should include the
information listed in 1-4 below. PDF versions are strongly preferred. If
necessary, PS, RTF, text, or Word submissions will be accepted. If a non-PDF
format is used, we discourage the use of nonstandard fonts, since we may not be
able to decipher them.

1. Name(s) of presenter(s)
2. Affiliation(s) of presenter(s)
3. Postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address
4. Title of the paper

Non-electronic submissions, with a separate sheet for the information in 1-4
above, should be mailed to the following address:

TLS9 Abstract Committee
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Linguistics
Calhoun Hall 501
1 University Station B5100
Austin, TX 78712-0198

Abstracts must be received by August 10, 2005. Notifications of acceptance or
non-acceptance will be sent by September 15, 2005.

Please send requests for more information to tlsuts.cc.utexas.edu.
Message 2: International Symposium on Historical Linguistics in South America
Date: 01-Jun-2005
From: Sidi Facundes <sidiufpa.br>
Subject: International Symposium on Historical Linguistics in South America

Full Title: International Symposium on Historical Linguistics in South America
Short Title: ISHLSA

Date: 27-Aug-2005 - 02-Sep-2005
Location: Bele'm, Para', Brazil
Contact Person: Sidi Facundes
Meeting Email: sidifacundesaol.com
Web Site: http://www.ufpa.br/silhas

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2005

Meeting Description:

What is the current state of knowledge of the historical development of
indigenous languages of South America? What can this knowledge teach us about
the (pre)history of the indigenous people? What do we know about the
relationships involving the genetic groups and their internal classification?
What are the typological properties that can be associated with the indigenous
languages of South America and how did their evolution or acquisition take
place? Which properties are due to influence by contact among languages
(genetically related or not) and not to transmission from a mother tongue? Which
inferences can be made about culture, proto-culture and population migration on
the basis of linguistic data?

Looking for answers to these questions, a number of linguists have met at an
international workshop called "Exploring the Linguistic Past: Historical
Linguistics in South America", in 2003 e 2004, in Leiden (Netherlands) and
Eugene (USA), respectively. This series of workshops is funded by the
Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), with local support from
the host Institutions.

Some of the issues discussed include: the Tu-Ka-Jê hypothesis (possible genetic
relationship among the Tupí, Karíb and Jê groups); nasal evolution and
spreading; possible areal phenomena in Northwest Amazon; the results from the
Tupí-Comparative project, with new information on the internal classification of
this group.

This year the workshop will take the form of the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON THE

(1) Exchange information among researchers working on linguistic history and pre
history in South America,

(2) stimulate the dialogue among historical linguistics, anthropology,
archeology and genetics so that specialists from these fields can gain the
perspective from other sciences,

(3) publicize the results reached through the previous workshops, and

(4) stimulate interest in research on the historical development of indigenous
languages of South America.

The symposium will bring together specialists in diachronic linguistics,
anthropology, archeology, and human biology, as well as specialists (including
graduate students) working on descriptions of indigenous languages of South
America , especially those whose work has comparative-historical significance.

In this way, the symposium will serve as medium for sharing and further
development of the results from the previous workshops, as well as sharing the
results produced by other groups working on historical-comparative research on
South America from the point of view of linguistics and related disciplines.

Paper Submission

Papers dealing with or relevant to diachronic linguistics (genetic relationships
between languages, reconstruction using the comparative method, internal
reconstruction, diachronic syntax, inferences about prehistory, evolution of
typological characteristics, areal linguistics, effects of language contact, and
other relevant themes) are preferred.

Abstract Submission Instructions

Electronic submission: Abstracts will be submitted through email to:
silhasufpa.br or silhasmuseu-goeldi.br

Abstracts will be accepted between May 13 and June 30, 2005 .

Contact information for each author must be submitted via webform using the form
that will be available at the conference website.

No author information should appear anywhere in the abstract.

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

Although each author may submit as many abstracts as desired, we will accept for
presentation a maximum of 01 paper per participant as single author plus 01 as
co-author. Auditors will also be accepted.

Abstract Selection

Each abstract is blind reviewed by reviewers from a panel of international
scholars. Abstracts can be submitted in Portuguese, English, Spanish, or French.
Further information about the review process will be available at this site later.

Acknowledgment of receipt of the abstract will be sent by email as soon as
possible after receipt from reviewers. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be
sent to first authors only, in July 30, by e-mail. Pre-registration materials
and preliminary schedule will be available in late July 2005.

Publication of papers

Full versions of the papers given at the symposium can be submitted for
publication in the proceedings (at a date to be announced) to be reviewed by ad
hoc referees and, if selected, will appear in an international publication.
Poster presentations will be published in electronic version only.

Financial support

The symposium is funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
(NWO), with local support from the host Institutions.

The organization committee is searching for means to reduce the costs of stay in
Belém, indicating cheaper lodging or crash space for some of the participants.
For more information, contact the organizers in the e-mails listed in ''Further

Organizing committee

Dra. Ana Vilacy Galúcio (MPEG)
Dra. Carmen Lúcia Reis Rodrigues (UFPA)
Dr. Denny Moore (MPEG)
Dra. Marília de Nazaré de Oliveira Ferreira (UFPA)
Dr. Sidney da Silva Facundes (UFPA)

Further information

Information regarding the symposium, including lodging and crash space, may be
accessed at this page or the following adress.

Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi, Área de Lingüística - CCH
C.P: 399
66040-170 Belém, PA, Brazil
Telephone: (55) (91) 3274-4004, 3183-2016

E-mail: avilacymuseu-goeldi.br , sidifacundesaol.com

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