LINGUIST List 16.869

Tue Mar 22 2005

Calls: Applied Ling/USA; Phonology/Syntax/Netherlands

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        1.    Marco Shappeck, 25th Annual Meeting of the South Asian Language Analysis
        2.    Veronika Hegedus, Sounds of Silence: Empty Elements in Syntax and Phonology

Message 1: 25th Annual Meeting of the South Asian Language Analysis

Date: 20-Mar-2005
From: Marco Shappeck <>
Subject: 25th Annual Meeting of the South Asian Language Analysis

Full Title: 25th Annual Meeting of the South Asian Language Analysis
Short Title: SALA 25

Date: 16-Sep-2005 - 18-Sep-2005
Location: Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, United States of America
Contact Person: Rakesh Bhatt
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2005

Meeting Description:

This year the annual meeting of the South Asian Language Analysis roundtable is
celebrating its 25th (silver) anniversary and it also coincides with the 40th
anniversary of the Department of Linguistics. The conference will consist of a
General Session, a Parasession and a Special Session. There will be a
pre-conference symposium on language teaching.


The General Session will cover all areas of South Asian linguistic interest. We
encourage individual papers or panel proposals from diverse theoretical
frameworks and especially welcome those with interdisciplinary focus.

Invited speakers:

- Rajesh Bhatt (University of Massachusetts)
- Tara Mohanan and K. P. Mohanan (National University of Singapore)
- K. V. Subbarao (University of Delhi)

PARASESSION: "South Asian Perspectives on Applied Language Science''

This parasession brings together leading scholars from different parts of the
world to focus and highlight, for the first time in this forum, a range of
theoretical-conceptual, methodological, and empirical contributions that studies
in South Asian languages have made to the area of applied linguistics.

Invited speakers:

- Tej K. Bhatia: Syracuse University, USA
- Shyamala Chengappa (TBC): All India Institute of Speech and Hearing, Mysore, India
- Hans Heinrich Hock: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
- Raj Mesthrie: University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
- Rajeshwari Pandharipande: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
- Tariq Rahman: University of California, Berkeley, USA, and Quaid-i-Azam
University, Islamabad, Pakistan
- Hal Schiffman: University of Pennsylvania, USA
- Udaya Narayan Singh: Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore, India
- Richard Sproat: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

SPECIAL SESSION: "Language in Globalization: Perspectives from South Asian

This session brings together scholars in the field of South Asian language
studies who will discuss the implications of globalization on the dynamics of
(multi-lingual) communities, (plural) identities, movements of linguistic
capital in global and transnational spaces, and, especially, on the forms of
sociolinguistic representations that are responses to non-local contexts and

Invited speakers:

- Vaidehi Ramanathan: University of California, Davis
- Pradeep Dhillon: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- Braj B. Kachru: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
- S. N. Sridhar: SUNY-Stony Brook

Abstracts must be postmarked by

April 15, 2005

An author may submit at most one single and one joint abstract. In case of joint
authorship, one address should be designated for communication with SALA.
Abstracts should be as specific as possible, with a statement of topic, approach
and conclusions, and should be no more than 400 words (not including data and
references, which may be placed on the reverse side). 5 copies of an anonymous,
one-page (8.5''x11'') abstract should be sent, along with a 3''x5'' card listing:
(1) paper title
(2) session (General/Para/Special)
(3) name(s) of author(s)
(4) affiliation(s) of author(s)
(5) address where notification of acceptance should be sent
(6) phone number for each author
(7) email address for each author
(8) subfield (syntax, phonology, discourse analysis, bilingualism etc.)

Department of Linguistics
University Of Illinois
4080 FLB, 707 S. Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801, USA

Abstracts may also be submitted via e-mail. Only those abstracts formatted PDF
or Microsoft Word (Mac version preferred) can be accepted. Electronically
submitted abstracts should have the author's name as filename, followed by the
appropriate file extension. The text of the message must contain the information
requested in (1)-(8) above. We cannot accept faxed abstracts. Send electronic
submissions to

PRE-CONFERENCE SYMPOSIUM (Sept. 15, 2005): "Delivering South Asian Languages:
Current Practices, Future Models"

This symposium is designed to rethink/re-assess the curricular practices in
teaching South Asian languages and to find ways to engage them with current
paradigms of research in second/foreign language teaching.

Individual presentations are allotted 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion.
Panels can be proposed for either a 2-hr or a 3-hr period. An attempt will be
made to publish selected papers (revised and edited) presented at the conference.

All attendees, including presenters, must register for the conference. For
advance registration, we can accept only checks or money orders drawn on US
banks in US dollars, made payable to the University of Illinois.

Received in our office by September 1, 2005:
Residents of South Asian countries:
Students $10
Non-students $30

Students $30
Non-students $60

On-site, or received after September 1, 2005:
Students $40
Non-students $70

Marco Shappeck
SALA 25 Registration
4080 FLB, 707 S. Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801, USA

Message 2: Sounds of Silence: Empty Elements in Syntax and Phonology

Date: 21-Mar-2005
From: Veronika Hegedus <>
Subject: Sounds of Silence: Empty Elements in Syntax and Phonology

Full Title: Sounds of Silence: Empty Elements in Syntax and Phonology
Short Title: SOS

Date: 19-Oct-2005 - 22-Oct-2005
Location: Tilburg, Netherlands
Contact Person: Veronika Hegedus
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Phonology; Syntax

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2005

Meeting Description:

Invited Speakers:

Jean Lowenstamm, University of Paris 7
Zeljko Boskovic, University of Connecticut

This workshop is about empty elements in syntax and phonology, which played an
important role in theories predating the minimalist program and optimality
theory. We want to investigate in how far the theories that accounted for the
typology and distribution of these elements are still relevant for our
present-day thinking, and to what extent our current insights shed new light on
this issue.

Final Call for Papers:

Sounds of Silence: Empty Elements in Syntax and Phonology

Tilburg University
19-22 October 2005

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2005

A more extensive call for paper can be found on the conference website:

We invite abstracts for 40min talks (plus 15min of discussion). The abstracts
will be reviewed anonymously. The selection committee consists of both
phonologists and syntacticians, affiliated to the University of Tilburg and
other Dutch universities.

Please keep to the following instructions concerning your abstract.

- Submission is only possible in electronic form. The preferred format is .pdf
but we also accept .rtf, .doc, or plain text files.

- Send one copy that includes your name and affiliation, and one anonymous copy.

- Abstracts may not exceed two pages of text with an at least one-inch margin on
all four sides.

- Abstracts must employ a font not smaller than 12 point.

- Each page may include a maximum of 50 lines of text.

- Abstracts may include an extra page for references (not examples).

The deadline for sending in abstracts is: April 1, 2005.
The two files should be sent by e-mail to

The decision on acceptance for the conference will be communicated before June
1, 2005.

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