LINGUIST List 16.891

Wed Mar 23 2005

Calls: Anthro Ling/Socioling/USA; General Ling/Australia

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        1.    Erez Levon, New Ways of Analyzing Variation 34
        2.    Farzad Sharifian, Australian Linguistic Society Annual Conference, 2005

Message 1: New Ways of Analyzing Variation 34

Date: 22-Mar-2005
From: Erez Levon <>
Subject: New Ways of Analyzing Variation 34

Full Title: New Ways of Analyzing Variation 34
Short Title: NWAV 34

Date: 20-Oct-2005 - 23-Oct-2005
Location: New York, NY, United States of America
Contact Person: Renee Blake
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2005

Meeting Description:

NWAV 34: Lects and the City will be held at New York University from October
20-23 2005. This year's theme highlights the linguistic and social issues that
arise in multicultural urban centers. Both a Thursday night plenary address and
a special Saturday night panel session will bring together scholars from
linguistics, anthropology, sociology and education to discuss ways of
approaching, conceiving of and researching urban areas, as well as the broader
implications of urban research.

Papers and posters: In addition to the panels and workshops with this focus, we
invite submissions for 20-minute papers in all areas of sociolinguistics.
Following the lead of previous NWAVs, we also encourage submissions for posters.
500-word abstracts are due on Wednesday June 1 2005. Abstracts may be submitted
electronically at our website (the preferred method), or via email to Online abstract submission forms will be available on our
website ( beginning April 2005. Authors may submit an
abstract for one singly-authored paper/poster and one jointly-authored
paper/poster, or two jointly-authored papers/posters. Abstracts containing
specialized fonts, characters or graphics must be submitted in .pdf format.
Abstracts for papers and posters will be anonymously reviewed.

Panels: We will also be accepting proposals for a limited number of panel
sessions. Panel organizers must submit 500-word abstracts of the panel, which
include the participants' names, affiliations and contact information, via the
online submission form. In addition, panel organizers should submit individual
500-word abstracts for each of the panel participants. Panel sessions will be
100 minutes in length, and panel organizers may divide that time between
speakers/discussants as they wish. Participants on panels may also submit an
additional abstract for individual presentation, but must agree to withdraw
their singly-authored paper/poster if their panel is accepted. Abstracts for
panels will not be reviewed anonymously.

Notification of acceptance of papers, posters and panels will be emailed by July
1 2005.

Please note that sign language interpreting will be available for conference
participants, as needed. Those requiring interpreting must pre-register for the
conference, as well as indicate what sessions/talks they plan to attend, in
order to make appropriate arrangements. For further information on this or any
other aspects of the conference, please see updates on our website at or contact:

Renée Blake
NYU Linguistics
719 Broadway, 4th Floor
New York NY 10003
United States

Message 2: Australian Linguistic Society Annual Conference, 2005

Date: 22-Mar-2005
From: Farzad Sharifian <>
Subject: Australian Linguistic Society Annual Conference, 2005

Full Title: Australian Linguistic Society Annual Conference, 2005
Short Title: ALS2005

Date: 27-Sep-2005 - 30-Sep-2005
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Contact Person: Colleen Pickett
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 21-May-2005

Meeting Description:

Australian Linguistic Society Annual Conference, 2005, Melbourne

- Please submit your abstract electronically no later than May 21, 2005.
- Your abstract should be a maximum of 500 words, saved in Word format with a
'.doc' extension and sent as an attachment to:
- Submitting authors please include your postal address, telephone, fax and
email address.
- Under the title of your abstract, please include one or more keywords
indicating the field of your research, e.g. phonology
- In the subject line of your email please write your name and 'ALS 2005 abstract'.
- You will receive an email receipt of your abstract within two weeks.

We also invite presenters to submit a written form of their paper for possible
inclusion in the online conference proceedings. The final date for paper
submission will be announced shortly.

The conference will be held at Monash University, City Campus, Level 7, 30
Collins St, Melbourne 3000.

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