LINGUIST List 16.945

Mon Mar 28 2005

Calls: General Ling/UK; Socioling/Catalan/Germany

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        1.    Anna McNay, Oxford Linguistics Postgraduate Conference
        2.    Claus D. Pusch, Workshop 'Dialect Convergence and Standardization in Catalan and Other Languages'

Message 1: Oxford Linguistics Postgraduate Conference

Date: 28-Mar-2005
From: Anna McNay <>
Subject: Oxford Linguistics Postgraduate Conference

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Full Title: Oxford Linguistics Postgraduate Conference
Short Title: LingO

Date: 23-Sep-2005 - 24-Sep-2005
Location: Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Anna McNay
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 18-Apr-2005

Meeting Description:

LingO - Oxford Linguistics Postgraduate Conference
Mansfield College, Oxford
23rd-24th September 2005

Final Call for Abstracts

Deadline for abstracts: 18th April 2005
Notification of acceptance: 1st July 2005

Following previous announcements, we are pleased to remind you that the first
ever Oxford Linguistics Postgraduate Conference - LingO - will take place at the
University of Oxford, Mansfield College, on 23rd-24th September 2005. The
purpose of this conference is to provide postgraduates with an opportunity to
present their research.

Abstracts are invited from any linguistic subfield, especially the fields of
syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology, morphology and computational linguistics.

Please see the Presentation Guidelines on our website
( for further information and to
submit an abstract.

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for talks or poster presentations. Talks
will be allotted 30 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.
Speakers will also be invited to submit their papers or posters for publication
in our online conference proceedings.

When submitting, please:
* Indicate clearly whether you are applying to give a talk or a poster
* Send 2 copies of your abstract (one with your name and affiliation and
one without).
* Name the files according to the following convention:
userdomain_named.doc and userdomain_anon.doc where userdomain is your contact
email address.
* The abstract must conform with the Word template provided on the website
( To use the Word template, download
and save the file to your desktop. To write the abstract, double click the
template which will open Word with a new document based on the template.
* If you use graphics, special formatting or symbols that may appear
differently when we open the files, please include ps or pdf versions against
which we can check the formatting. Instructions for making pdf files using free
utilities can be found on In Step 21,
instead of -sPAPERSIZE=letter, use -sPAPERSIZE=a4 to produce a4 sized documents.
* Use a ZIP utility to package the files together and submit them using the
form on our website. Windows XP
(;en-us;306531), other versions
( or (, Linux and OS X
(using the Terminal application) (

Message 2: Workshop 'Dialect Convergence and Standardization in Catalan and Other Languages'

Date: 28-Mar-2005
From: Claus D. Pusch <>
Subject: Workshop 'Dialect Convergence and Standardization in Catalan and Other Languages'

Full Title: Workshop 'Dialect Convergence and Standardization in Catalan and
Other Languages'

Date: 23-Feb-2006 - 25-Feb-2006
Location: Eberhard-Karls University Tuebingen, Germany
Contact Person: Johannes Kabatek
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Catalan-valencian-balear (CLN)

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2005

Meeting Description:

This workshop is held as part of the 20th German Conference on Catalan Studies /
20è Col.loqui Germano-Català / 20. Deutscher Katalanistentag, organized by the
Department of Romance Languages of Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen in
cooperation with the German Association for Catalan Studies / Deutscher
Katalanistenverband e.V. and the Institut Ramon Llull Barcelona.


The workshop is devoted to the question how language planning (on both status
and corpus level), language policy in schools and education, mass media
(traditional and electronic) and other means of spreading standardized language
varieties affect diatopic variation in the case of regional and minority
languages for which the process of standardization is still relatively recent
and where the diffusion of this (comparatively) new standard variety takes place
under the conditions of diglossic competition with another (national or
international) language that in most cases already has an established and
unchallenged standard variety. The workshop will focus on the question whether
dialect convergence and diasystematic dynamism follows the same or different
pathways in the case of minority languages as it does in ''big''
(inter-)national languages, and how this process affects identitarian and
ideological attitudes among the linguistic communities involved. The main focus
will be on Catalan, but studies on other regional languages in Europe (and
elsewhere) including a comparative perspective on Catalan are also welcome.
Papers may be read in German, Catalan, other Romance languages, and English.

Please send an abstract no longer than one A4 page, including your name,
academic affiliation, and address, preferably as ASCII, MS WORD, HTML or PDF
file attached to an e-mail, to the conference convenor at Abstract deadline: September 30, 2005.

The conference will be held in Tübingen, a historic town in Southwestern-Germany
with a long academic tradition and which has played an important role in the
development of Catalan studies in Germany. Please refer to the university's
web-site at for information on location and access.
Detailed technical information on the conference, registration and fees, on the
scientific and social program, travel and accomodation will be published on the
conference web-site during the summer of 2005.

Workshop organized by Johannes Kabatek (University of Tübingen) and Claus D.
Pusch (University of Freiburg im Breisgau).

For more information, please contact the conference convenor: Prof. Dr. Johannes
Kabatek, Universität Tübingen, Romanisches Seminar, Wilhelmstrasse 50, D-72074
Tübingen, E-mail

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