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LINGUIST List 16.2226

Wed Jul 20 2005

Calls: Phonology/Hungary; Syntax/Morphology/Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Marianna Tóth, 3rd Old World Conference in Phonology
        2.    Kees Hengeveld, Universality and Particularity in Parts-of-Speech Systems

Message 1: 3rd Old World Conference in Phonology
Date: 20-Jul-2005
From: Marianna Tóth <ocp3nytud.hu>
Subject: 3rd Old World Conference in Phonology

Full Title: 3rd Old World Conference in Phonology
Short Title: OCP3

Date: 17-Jan-2006 - 19-Jan-2006
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Contact Person: Marianna Tóth
Meeting Email: ocp3nytud.hu
Web Site: http://nytud.hu/ocp3

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Call Deadline: 07-Sep-2005

Meeting Description:

The Theoretical Linguistics Programme of ELTE Budapest and the Research
Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences are proud to host
the third Old World Conference in Phonology (OCP3) 17-19 January, 2006. OCP3
welcomes papers and posters from any theoretical perspective, addressing any
topic in phonology.

Keynote speakers:
- John Harris (University College London)
- Harry van der Hulst (University of Connecticut)
- Donca Steriade (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

OCP3 welcomes abstracts for both papers and posters. We plan presentations to
last about 40 minutes each (thirty minutes for the presentation followed by ten
minutes for questions) depending on the number of presentations.

Deadline for submitting abstracts: 7 September, 2005.
Notification of acceptance for program: 1 October, 2005.

Abstract requirements:
Abstracts must be submitted electronically in PDF format. We will provide an MS
Word and a LaTeX template downloadable from the OCP3 website soon.

All-inclusive abstract length is 2 A4 pages with the following formatting
- 2,5 cm margins on top, bottom, left and right,
- in 12 pt Times New Roman (10 pt for references),
- single line spacing, and
- normal character spacing.

The length of the abstract text excluding the title, the name(s) and
affiliation(s) of the author(s), examples, figures and references cannot exceed
50 lines.

Submit two versions of your abstract: an anonymous and a named one, to the
contact address.

The files should be called
- ocp3-named-lastname.pdf
- ocp3-anon-lastname.pdf

So, for instance, if the author's name is Jill Hill, she'll send two files
called ocp3-named-hill.pdf and ocp3-anon-hill.pdf.

Conference fee and registration:
80 Euros (till 1 November),
100 Euros (money transfer after 1 November or by cash on site)

The fee covers general conference costs (conference room rent etc), coffee,
biscuits, abstract booklet.

The registration will start on the day before the conference, on 16 January (in
the afternoon).

Hotel (IBS Garden Hotel, the conference venue): 50 Euros/night/double room (no
single room available). There is internet access in every room. In case two of
you would like to share a room, please indicate both names.

If you would like to stay at the hotel hosting the conference, send your request
(indicating the relevant nights) together with your conference registration by
1 November. Otherwise we cannot guarantee a room in this hotel. You will find
further information about accommodation on the website.

At the early registration stage we can only accept money transfer as a means of
payment. The bank account number and further details will be on the website.

Keep checking our website for further information!

Important dates:
Conference: 17-19 January, 2006
Deadline for abstracts: 7 September, 2005.
Notification of acceptance: 1 October, 2005.
Early registration: 1 November, 2005.
Deadline for booking accommodation
in the hotel hosting the conference: 1 November, 2005.

Please heed the formal requirements and the deadline(s).
Message 2: Universality and Particularity in Parts-of-Speech Systems
Date: 18-Jul-2005
From: Kees Hengeveld <p.c.hengevelduva.nl>
Subject: Universality and Particularity in Parts-of-Speech Systems

Full Title: Universality and Particularity in Parts-of-Speech Systems
Short Title: PoS2006

Date: 08-Jun-2006 - 10-Jun-2006
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact Person: Roland Pfau
Meeting Email: pos-fgwuva.nl
Web Site: http://home.hum.uva.nl/pos

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

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2005

Meeting Description:

PoS 2006: Universality and Particularity in Parts-of-Speech Systems

First Call for Papers
PoS 2006: Universality and Particularity in Parts-of-Speech Systems

Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
June 8-10, 2006

The problem of the classification of classes of words and the systems in which
they occur is a central one in linguistics. Word class distinctions often
constitute the point of departure for much theoretical as well as descriptive
work without, at times, being understood sufficiently in terms of their
universal validity. In terms of the language system, word class distinctions
have been claimed to correlate with distinct phonological patterns,
morphological operations, syntactic distribution, semantic classes, and
communicative functions. Given these many ramifications within the language
system, it is not surprising that natural languages differ from each other
typologically with respect to how word class distinctions manifest themselves in
their lexicon and syntax. Moreover, word class distinctions may be expected to
play a central role in acquisition and loss, in diachronic change, and in
language contact. And finally, they may be expected to be an important cue in
language processing.

In view of the above, the conference programme covers the widest possible range
of perspectives on parts of speech and parts of speech systems, including:

- Parts of speech in language typology, including sign language typology
- Parts of speech from various theoretical perspectives
- Parts of speech in acquisition and loss
- Parts of speech in language processing
- Parts of speech in processes of grammaticalization
- Parts of speech in language contact

The aim of the conference is to bring together specialists from all these
various areas in order to enhance the exchange of research results across the
traditional boundaries between the linguistic subdisciplines.

The programme will mainly consist of plenary lectures, in order to meet the aim
of enhancing the exchange of research results. A rigorous and anonymous
selection procedure will be applied. A long poster session organized
thematically will compensate for the small number of slots available for lectures.

Invited Speakers include:
Mark Baker, McGill University
Nicholas Evans, University of Melbourne
Christian Lehmann, University of Erfurt

Programme Committee
Umberto Ansaldo, Jan Don, Kees Hengeveld (chair), Michiel van Lambalgen, and
Roland Pfau

Submission Guidelines
Abstracts are invited for 30-minute talks (plus 10 for discussion) as well as
for poster presentations.

Given the role the quality of the abstract plays in the selection procedure, it
should contain at least the following items: a clearly defined and
well-motivated research question, the crucial examples illustrating the
relevance of the research question, and the main conclusions the paper arrives
at. Abstracts should be anonymous and should have a maximum length of 1000 words
including data and references. References to the literature cited should be
given. References containing the name of the author may also be given but will
be suppressed before the abstract is sent to the programme committee. Please
indicate in the acompanying message whether you want to present a paper or a poster.

Submissions are limited to one singly authored and one jointly authored abstract
per author or two jointly authored abstracts.

Abstracts should be sent electronically to the secretary of the programme
committee, Gerdien Kerssies, at pos-fgwuva.nl; Subject: ''pos-abstract''.

This e-mail address will be operative from July 15, 2005, onwards.

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 or Word versions are strongly preferred. 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:

PoS Abstract Committee
c/o Gerdien Kerssies
Department of Linguistics
University of Amsterdam
Spuistraat 210
1012 VT AMsterdam
The Netherlands

Abstracts must be received by December 1, 2005. Notifications of acceptance or
non-acceptance will be sent by February 1, 2006, at the latest.

Please send requests for more information to pos-fgwuva.nl.

Conference Fee
The regular conference fee is EURO 80. Students and unemployed colleagues pay
EURO 40. The fee covers participation in the conference, conference materials,
and a conference dinner on Saturday.

The second circular will contain details about how to register for the conference.

Conference website
The conference website is currently under construction. We expect it to be
accessible by the time we send you the second circular.
The website address is: http://home.hum.uva.nl/pos

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