* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *
LINGUIST List 17.1145

Mon Apr 17 2006

Calls: General Ling/UK;General Ling/UK

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


As a matter of policy, LINGUIST discourages the use of abbreviations or acronyms in conference announcements unless they are explained in the text. To post to LINGUIST, use our convenient web form at http://linguistlist.org/LL/posttolinguist.html.
Directory
        1.    Jonathan Roper, Alliteration in Culture
        2.    Renita Silva, Language at the University of Essex Postgraduate Conference


Message 1: Alliteration in Culture
Date: 15-Apr-2006
From: Jonathan Roper <j.ropershef.ac.uk>
Subject: Alliteration in Culture


Full Title: Alliteration in Culture

Date: 19-Jan-2007 - 20-Jan-2007
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Jonathan Roper
Meeting Email: j.ropershef.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.folklore-society.com/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2006

Meeting Description:

Alliteration in culture

a Folklore Society conference
at the Warburg Institute, London,
19th-20th January 2007.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Alliteration can be found in a broad range of linguistic forms, from old
Germanic verse to modern advertising jingles, from Finnic lullabies to
traditional proverbial comparisons, from the names of paired oxen to tabloid
headlines and contemporary football chants. Alliteration is however a rather
underexamined topic. This conference aims to address the phenomenon of repeated
initial sounds in a variety of languages and linguistic forms.

To this end, papers are sought from specialists in a wide range of
disciplines, including medieval literature, neurolinguistics, metrical studies,
folkloristics, rhetoric, onomastics, etc., to address topics such as:
-the psychology of the perception of sound-patterning,
-the varieties of alliteration,
-alliteration as mnemonic device,
-alliteration versus rhyme, and alliteration as a complement to rhyme,
-how alliteration features in metrical systems,
-how alliteration features in naming systems,
-why some languages/periods/authors favour alliteration,
-strategies for avoiding alliteration,
-why and when alliteration is replaced by other sound-patterning, notably rhyme,
-the relationship between alliteration and stress,
-the relationship between alliteration and grammar,
-alliteration and imprecision,
-alliteration and sound-symbolism,
-alliteration and parallelism,
-alliteration and archaism,
-eye-alliteration, and alliteration hidden by orthography,
-alliteration in hieratic language, and alliteration in colloquial language,
-alliteration in proverbial phrases,
-alliteration in legal phraseology,
-amongst other topics.

Please send titles and abstracts (75-150 words) of paper proposals
by post:
Dr Jonathan Roper,
Natcect,
9 Shearwood Road,
University of Sheffield,
SHEFFIELD,
S10 2TN,
England.

or by e-mail: j.ropershef.ac.uk

before the deadline of 30th September, 2006.
Message 2: Language at the University of Essex Postgraduate Conference
Date: 14-Apr-2006
From: Renita Silva <rhsilvessex.ac.uk>
Subject: Language at the University of Essex Postgraduate Conference



Full Title: Language at the University of Essex Postgraduate Conference
Short Title: LangUE 2006

Date: 30-Jun-2006 - 30-Jun-2006
Location: Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Renita Silva
Meeting Email: rhsilvessex.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/pgr/LangUE/home.shtm

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 19-Apr-2006

Meeting Description:

LangUE 2006 - Postgraduate Conference

LangUE 2006
Final Call for Papers and Posters
University of Essex

The Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex invites
you to its first postgraduate day - conference which will be held at the
University of Essex on June, 30th 2006.

The conference aims at bringing together postgraduate students to present and
discuss current research, results and problems from *any* field of linguistics.

Call for papers and posters

Abstract of no more than 250 words are invited on any topic in linguistics. The
deadline for receipt of abstracts is the 19th of April 2006. Abstracts should
*not* include the name and affiliation of the author(s). For further details,
refer to the LangUE 2006 submission form
(http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/pgr/LangUE/LangUE-subform.doc). All
abstracts should be in accordance with this submission form. Abstracts should be
sent to wendymessex.ac.uk. Note that no late submissions will be accepted. All
submissions will be peer-reviewed.

Please specify whether you intend to present a paper or a poster.

Authors will be notified of acceptance by 19th May 2006.

Conference format

The conference will include presentation of papers, posters and plenary panels.

Invited plenary speakers

We are pleased to announce

Prof. Janet Holmes (Victoria University, New Zealand) and
Prof. Andrew Radford (University of Essex, UK)

as this year's invited plenary speakers.

Registration

All presenters and attendees must pre-register for the conference by Monday 12th
June 2006. The registration form is available online at
http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/pgr/LangUE/reginfo.shtm.

Early registration payment is £10 and must be received by June, 12th 2006. Late
and onsite payment is £12. Note that registration on the day of the conference
will *not* be available. For more information, visit the Registration
Information page:
http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/pgr/LangUE/reginfo.shtm.

Further information

Please see http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/pgr/LangUE/home.shtm for further
details and updates. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need further information.


This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $52,932. This money will go to help keep the 
List running by supporting all of our Student Editors for the coming year.

See below for donation instructions, and don't forget to check out our Fund Drive 2006 
LINGUIST List Cruise for some Fund Drive fun!

http://linguistlist.org/cruise.html 

There are many ways to donate to LINGUIST!

You can donate right now using our secure credit card form.

Alternatively you can also pledge right now and pay later.

For all information on donating and pledging, including information on how to donate by 
check, money order, or wire transfer, please visit:

http://linguistlist.org/donate.html

The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Eastern Michigan University and as such can 
receive donations through the EMU Foundation, which is a registered 501(c) Non Profit 
organization. Our Federal Tax number is 38-6005986. These donations can be offset against 
your federal and sometimes your state tax return (U.S. tax payers only). For more 
information visit the IRS Web-Site, or contact your financial advisor.

Many companies also offer a gift matching program, such that they will match any gift 
you make to a non-profit organization. Normally this entails your contacting your human 
resources department and sending us a form that the EMU Foundation fills in and returns 
to your employer. This is generally a simple administrative procedure that doubles the 
value of your gift to LINGUIST, without costing you an extra penny. Please take a moment 
to check if your company operates such a program.

Thank you very much for your support of LINGUIST!

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------





Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue




Please report any bad links or misclassified data

LINGUIST Homepage | Read LINGUIST | Contact us

NSF Logo

While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed
on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.