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LINGUIST List 16.2992

Sun Oct 16 2005

Calls: Syntax/Italy;Cognitive Science/Canada

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

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        1.    Cristina Guardiano, Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference
        2.    Nancy Hedberg, Cognitive Issues in Language

Message 1: Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference
Date: 14-Oct-2005
From: Cristina Guardiano <digs9units.it>
Subject: Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference

Full Title: Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference
Short Title: DiGS 9

Date: 08-Jun-2006 - 10-Jun-2006
Location: Trieste, Italy
Contact Person: Giuseppe Longobardi
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.units.it/~digs9

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

Call Deadline: 04-Jan-2006

Meeting Description:

DiGS is an international conference, meeting every second year in Europe or America since 1990 and bringing together scholars from many countries interested in the new and rapidly growing field of formal historical syntax. Some of the main topics usually dealt with include the theory of morphosyntactic change, parameter setting and resetting, the use of syntax to reconstruct the history and prehistory of languages.

Abstracts are invited for 30-minute presentations. Abstracts should not exceed 2 pages in length, including examples and references, written in Times New Roman 12. Paper size should be A4, with 2.5 cm margins on all four sides.

Submission is only possible in electronic form. Authors are requested to send an e-mail message to digs9units.it, with two copies of their abstract attached (in .pdf or Word format), one anonymous and one with author's name, affiliation and e-mail address.

The final program will be announced by february 28th 2006

Message 2: Cognitive Issues in Language
Date: 13-Oct-2005
From: Nancy Hedberg <hedbergsfu.ca>
Subject: Cognitive Issues in Language

Full Title: Cognitive Issues in Language

Date: 03-Feb-2006 - 04-Feb-2006
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Contact Person: F. Jeffry Pelletier
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.sfu.ca/cognitive-science/conference.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2005

Meeting Description:

Special student poster session held in conjunction with the New Diretions in Cognitive Science conference on Cognitive Issues in Generics, Mass Terms, and Related Linguistic Constructions.

2006 Conference
New Directions in Cognitive Science
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver Campus
February 3-4, 2006


Poster Session Theme: Cognitive Issues in Language.

Submit: 200-400 word abstract
Due: 30th November 2005

Investigations from fields of Computer Science, Linguistics, Philosophy, and Psychology are all appropriate, so long as there is a cognitive emphasis to the work. An additional page for data, charts, references, etc., may be included.

There will be an award for the best poster, judged by the organizers of the conference and the invited speakers.

Conference Theme: Cognitive Issues in Generics, Mass Terms, and
Related Linguistic Constructions.

Invited Speakers:
- Greg Carlson - Linguistics, University of Rochester
- Susan Gelman - Psychology, University of Michigan
- Cliff Goddard - University of New England, Australia
- James Hampton - Psychology, City College London
- Francis Jeffry Pelletier - Philosophy/Linguistics, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver
- Sandeep Prasada - Psychology, Hunter College, New York
- Ed Wisniewski - Psychology, University of North Carolina at Greenboro
- Fei Xu - Psychology, University of British Columbia

Students are also encouraged to assist as volunteers at the conference. Send an email to: cogsci-conference2006sfu.ca to find out more.

Conference Chair
F. Jeffry Pelletier (Philosophy and Linguistics)

Program Co-ordinator
Fred Popowich (Computing Science)

Departmental Assistant
Shamina Senaratne

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