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LINGUIST List 17.2346

Wed Aug 16 2006

Calls: Historical Ling/Sociolinguistics/Cyprus

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Message 1: The International Conference on Language Variation in Europe 4
Date: 16-Aug-2006
From: Pavlos Pavlou <ppavlouucy.ac.cy>
Subject: The International Conference on Language Variation in Europe 4


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Full Title: The International Conference on Language Variation in Europe 4
Short Title: ICLaVE 4

Date: 17-Jun-2007 - 19-Jun-2007
Location: Nicosia, Cyprus
Contact Person: Pavlos Pavlou
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ucy.ac.cy/~iclave4

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2006

Meeting Description:

The International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE) is a biannual meeting addressing any aspect of linguistic variation observed in languages spoken in present-day Europe. The conference is intended to provide a platform for every scholar interested in issues related to this topic, be it as a historical linguist, a sociolinguist, a specialist in grammatical theory, a dialectologist, a psycholinguist or from any other point of view.

ICLaVE 4
4th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe
University of Cyprus
17-19 June, 2007

The University of Cyprus is hosting the 4th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 2007) from 17 to 19 June 2007 in Nicosia, Cyprus.

ICLaVE is one of the most important conferences for research in the area of language variation in Europe. It aims to bring together specialists in European languages/languages spoken in Europe with the purpose of discussing methodological and theoretical issues in the study of language variation and change. Scholars in any area of linguistics, such as historical linguistics, psycholinguistics, dialectology, sociolinguistics etc., are invited to submit proposals for a poster or paper presentation or a workshop.

Abstract/poster submission:
We invite abstracts for paper (20-minute presentation + 10-minute discussion) and poster presentations in all areas of language variation in European languages and languages spoken in Europe.

Participants wishing to present a paper or a poster should send an anonymous copy with the title of their paper/poster and an abstract of 350 words maximum, including references. Please send your contact information (name, affiliation and a contact address) in a separate file, and clearly state which kind of presentation you prefer.

Authors should use Times New Roman 12pt, 1.5 space. All proposals should be in English. Abstracts should be submitted as Word or RTF documents by e-mail to iclave4ucy.ac.cy (preferably) or by surface mail to ICLaVE4, Pavlos Pavlou, University of Cyprus, P.O. Box 20537, CY-1678 Nicosia, by November 30th 2006. Please use the following name format for your file: [ surname of major author]Iclave4, e.g. SmithIclave4 ].

Workshop proposals:
The organizing committee invites workshop proposals on specific topics related to the general theme of the conference. We have defined three broad areas for workshops: (a) intonational/prosodic variation, (b) delineating dialect continua (c) lexical variation and its consequences for phonology, morphology or syntax

Proposals for workshops in other areas are also welcomed. Workshops are to be organized as two to four-hour sessions on a specific topic with 4 to 8 20-minute papers and time for discussion. In their proposal, workshop organizers should briefly describe the workshop topic and give the names, affiliation and e-mail addresses of presenters, as well as the abstracts of individual papers.

Proposals for workshops should be 2 pages long (maximum) and should reach the organizing committee by October 30th 2006. Authors should use Times New Roman 12pt, 1.5 space. All proposals should be in English. Abstracts should be submitted as Word or RTF documents by e-mail to iclave4ucy.ac.cy (preferably) or by surface mail at ICLaVE4, Pavlos Pavlou, University of Cyprus, P.O. Box 20537, CY-1678 Nicosia.

Important dates:
Please note that the deadlines for workshop proposals and the deadlines for paper/poster presentations are different.
Deadline for workshop proposals: October 30th
Notification of acceptance: December 30th
Deadline for paper/poster abstracts: November 30th
Notification of acceptance: February 1st

Scientific Committee:
Peter Auer (University of Freiburg)
Frans Hinskens (Meertens Instituut & Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Paul Kerswill (Lancaster University)
Inge Lise Pedersen (University of Copenhagen)
Mats Thelander (University of Uppsala)
M. Teresa Turell (University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Local committee (University of Cyprus)
Pavlos Pavlou, Department of English Language and Literature, pavlospucy.ac.cy
Marilena Karyolemou, Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, makarucy.ac.cy
Andreas Papapavlou, Department of English Language and Literature, andreaspucy.ac.cy
Stavroula Tsiplakou, Department of Education, stavucy.ac.cy
Elisabet Sivas, Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, elsivashotmail.com
Keynote speakers
Aggeliki Malikouti-Drachman, University of Salzburg
Brian Joseph, Ohio State University
Peter Trudgill, University of Fribourg

For questions or requests for information please contact: iclave4ucy.ac.cy.
Conference URL: www.ucy.ac.cy/~iclave4



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