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LINGUIST List 17.2435

Wed Aug 30 2006

Calls: General Ling, Ling Theories/United Kingdom; General Ling/USA

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        1.    Patrick Rebuschat, Language and Music as Cognitive Systems
        2.    Fiona McLaughlin, Annual Conference on African Linguistics / African Language Teachers' Association


Message 1: Language and Music as Cognitive Systems
Date: 29-Aug-2006
From: Patrick Rebuschat <pr277cam.ac.uk>
Subject: Language and Music as Cognitive Systems



Full Title: Language and Music as Cognitive Systems

Date: 11-May-2007 - 13-May-2007
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Patrick Rebuschat
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/2006-7/language-music.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories

Call Deadline: 17-Nov-2006

Meeting Description:

In recent years, the fields of linguistics, musicology, experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and evolutionary anthropology have witnessed an increased interest in the comparative study of music and language as cognitive systems. This conference is structured around four core areas in which the collaboration between music and language has proven to be particularly fruitful:

(1) Structural comparisons between language and music,
(2) Evolution of language and music,
(3) Learning and processing of language and music,
(4) Neuroscience of language and music.

The event aims to bring together major contributors from these areas of research in order to assess the progress made, and future directions to take, in this truly interdisciplinary enterprise, and to provide researchers and graduate students from diverse backgrounds with a unique forum for discussion.

Call for Papers (deadline: Nov 17, 2006)

May 11-13, 2007, University of Cambridge

The format of the event is designed to encourage discussion of theoretical models, empirical results, and methodological approaches to the investigation of musical and linguistic cognition. For this purpose, outstanding contributors to the different subsections have been invited to serve as keynote speakers, namely:

Ray Jackendoff, Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University,
Tecumseh Fitch, School of Psychology, University of St. Andrews,
Jamshed Bharucha, Department of Psychology, Tufts University,
Aniruddh Patel, The Neurosciences Institute, San Diego.

Each keynote speech will be followed by a panel discussion composed of three leading researchers, drawn from within and outside the University of Cambridge, and by a paper session, in which four researchers will present their work. In addition, a number of proposals will be accepted for poster presentations.

The period for Abstract Submission for both paper and poster presentations is August 15, 2006 to November 17, 2006. For more information on how to submit an abstract, please download the Submission Guidelines from our website. Notification e-mails will be sent out on January 15, 2007.

This event is co-organized by the Research Centre for English & Applied Linguistics (Professor John Hawkins, Patrick Rebuschat) and the Centre for Music & Science (Dr. Ian Cross, Martin Rohrmeier).

The organizers would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and the Humanities (CRASSH), and the Arts & Humanities Research Council, UK.

For further enquiries, please contact the organizing committee at lang.musrceal.cam.ac.uk.



Message 2: Annual Conference on African Linguistics / African Language Teachers' Association
Date: 25-Aug-2006
From: Fiona McLaughlin <fmclufl.edu>
Subject: Annual Conference on African Linguistics / African Language Teachers' Association



Full Title: Annual Conference on African Linguistics / African Language Teachers' Association
Short Title: ACAL/ALTA

Date: 22-Mar-2007 - 25-Mar-2007
Location: Gainesville, Florida, USA
Contact Person: Fiona McLaughlin
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://web.africa.ufl.edu/ACALALTA2007.pdf

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 04-Dec-2006

Meeting Description:

Joint meeting of the 38th Annual Conference on African Linguistics and the
11th Annual Conference of the African Language Teachers’ Association.
March 22-25, 2007. University of Florida, Gainesville.

ACAL theme: Linguistic Theory and African Language Documentation
ALTA theme: African Language Pedagogy and Media

Call for Papers
ACAL & ALTA 2007

The 38th Annual Conference on African Linguistics and the 11th Annual
Conference of the African Language Teachers' Association will be held
jointly on March 22-25, 2007 at The University of Florida, Gainesville.

ACAL theme: Linguistic Theory and African Language Documentation
ALTA theme: African Language Pedagogy and Media

Keynote speakers:

Herman Batibo
University of Botswana

Sonja Diallo
ARED-Dakar

Laura Downing
ZAS-Berlin

A special session will be held on endangered languages in Africa.

The organizers of ACAL 38 and ALTA 11 invite papers that address the
conference themes, or any other topic relating to African languages or
linguistics.

Topics include, but are not limited to:
. Computational linguistics
. Language acquisition
. Language endangerment
. Language learning
. Language planning
. Language use
. Morphology
. Phonetics
. Phonology
. Pragmatics
. Semantics
. Sociolinguistics
. Syntax

Abstracts of up to 500 words in either English or French are due by
December 4, 2006. Further information and instructions for submission will
soon be available on the conference website:
http://web.africa.ufl.edu/ACALALTA2007.pdf



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