LINGUIST List 16.696

Wed Mar 09 2005

Calls: General Ling/Na-Dene/Canada; Morphology/France

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        1.    Gary Holton, Dene (Athabaskan) Langauges Conference
        2.    Nabil Hathout, 4th Décembrettes

Message 1: Dene (Athabaskan) Langauges Conference

Date: 08-Mar-2005
From: Gary Holton <>
Subject: Dene (Athabaskan) Langauges Conference

Full Title: Dene (Athabaskan) Langauges Conference

Date: 06-Jun-2005 - 07-Jun-2005
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Contact Person: Leslie Saxon
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Na-Dene

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2005

Meeting Description:

The annual Dene (Athabaskan) Language Conference will be held at the University
of Victoria on June 6-7. As in past years papers are welcome on an topic
relating to Dene (Athabaskan) languages, including revitalization,
documentation, theoretical linguistics, pedagogy, technology, and language

The Dene Languages Conference will be held at the University of Victoria on
June 6-7, immediately following the ''Stabilizing Indigenous Languages
Symposium'' (SILS) on June 2-5.

Please send abstracts on any topic relating to Dene languages to me at the
address below. Electronic formats are preferred (.pdf or .doc files please;
please test for font issues). I am expecting that the talks will last for 20
minutes with 10 minutes for discussion. We will have a digital projector
available for the Dene languages conference, and other equipment should be
available also. (Please specify your requirements.) The deadline for
abstracts is 15 April 2005.

Some people will be presenting at both SILS and the Dene languages conference,
or at one only. Either way, there is a lot of information about Victoria on
the SILS website that will be useful for you. Check it out at:

The on-campus housing page is at:

On-campus housing will be the cheapest, but there are many other nice places to
stay in Victoria. The SILS website has information on hotels, etc also.

It is not necessary to register for SILS if you are only going to attend the
Dene languages conference. (There will probably be a small registration fee for
the Dene languages conference but details are not known on this yet.)

Victoria is on Vancouver Island, Coast Salish territory, a short plane or boat
trip from Seattle or Vancouver, which are on the mainland. Because of being on
an island, flights can fill up fast, so please take this into account when
making your travel plans. Please watch the SILS website for further information
on transportation options. We are expecting perhaps 500 people for SILS, so it
could be a busy place!

The organizers are aware that the timing is short, but the opportunity to hold
a Dene languages conference together with SILS was too good to miss.

There will be further information forthcoming as the organizers get more organized!

Looking forward to seeing you in Victoria in June 2005 for SILS, or the Dene
languages conference, or both!

--Leslie Saxon (for the organizing committee)

PS. Plans are underway for a larger Dene languages conference in Yellowknife
at the end of June 2006. We have enlisted the support of some people in the
Government of the Northwest Territories and they are very supportive!

Message 2: 4th Décembrettes

Date: 08-Mar-2005
From: Nabil Hathout <>
Subject: 4th Décembrettes

Full Title: 4th Décembrettes

Date: 01-Dec-2005 - 02-Dec-2005
Location: Toulouse, France
Contact Person: Nabil Hathout
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Call Deadline: 15-May-2005

Meeting Description:

The 'Décembrettes' is an annual conference which is organized by the Morphology
group within the ERSS. It brings together a number of French and foreign
scholars working in the field of morphology in Toulouse, on the first week in

4th Décembrettes
Morphology Conference
Call for Papers

The ''Décembrettes'' is an annual conference which is organized by the
Morphology group within the ERSS research unit (UMR 5610, CNRS and Université
de Toulouse Le Mirail), with the help of GDR 2220 (''Description and modelling
in morphology'') within the CNRS. It brings together a number of French and
foreign scholars working in the field of morphology in Toulouse, on the first
week in December.

We invite colleagues to submit abstracts for a paper in any sub-field of
morphological analysis: morpho-phonology, morphosyntax, semantics, lexicology,
psycholinguistics, morphological typology, computational morphology. All
theoretical perspectives are welcome. Papers may be submitted in English or French.

Invited speakers:
Denis Apothéloz (Nancy 2)
Georgette Dal (SILEX, Lille)
Vito Pirrelli (CNR, Pisa)
Christoph Schwarze (U. Konstanz)

Scientific committee:
Christian Bassac (ERSSAB, Bordeaux)
Gilles Boyé (ATILF, Nancy)
Bernard Fradin (LLF, Paris VII)
Françoise Kerleroux (MoDyCo, Paris X)
Maria-Rosa Lloret (U. Barcelona)
Fabio Montermini (ERSS, Toulouse)
Fiammetta Namer (ATILF, Nancy)
Marc Plénat (ERSS, Toulouse)
Michel Roché (ERSS, Toulouse)
Anna M. Thornton (U. L'Aquila)

Method of submission:

Abstracts, in English or in French, should be strictly anonymous and should
contain no more than 1.000 words. On a separate sheet, contributors should
indicate their name, affiliation and the e-mail address at which they wish to
be contacted. Abstracts should be sent by e-mail (preferably in PDF format, or
in RTF) to the following address: before May 15th 2005.


- May 15th 2005: deadline for submission of abstracts
- July 1st 2005: notification of acceptance
- December 1st and 2nd 2005: Décembrettes

Organizing committee:
Nabil Hathout
Fabio Montermini
Nicole Serna

Contact :

UMR 5610
Maison de la Recherche
Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail
5, allées Antonio Machado
F-31058 - Toulouse Cedex 9
Téléphone : +33 (0)5 61 50 36 02
Télécopie : +33 (0)5 61 50 46 77

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