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LINGUIST List 17.2786

Wed Sep 27 2006

Calls: Applied Ling/United Kingdom; Language Acquisition/Spain

Editor for this issue: Dan Parker <danlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Vesna Stojanovik, Speech Prosody in Atypical Populations
        2.    Anna Gavarró, Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 2007

Message 1: Speech Prosody in Atypical Populations
Date: 27-Sep-2006
From: Vesna Stojanovik <cls.eventsreading.ac.uk>
Subject: Speech Prosody in Atypical Populations

Full Title: Speech Prosody in Atypical Populations

Date: 02-Apr-2007 - 02-Apr-2007
Location: University of Reading, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Vesna Stojanovik
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.rdg.ac.uk/epu/cls_event.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2006

Meeting Description:

The aim of the workshop is to bring together Clinical Linguists and Phoneticians and Speech and Language Therapists in order to highlight the issues in researching and remediating prosodic disorders, and discuss the latest findings, in this often neglected area of research and clinical concern.

Keynote Speaker: Dr Sue Peppé, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh.

Abstracts are invited from those working on speech prosody in atypical populations for this one day event, organised by Dr Jane Setter and Dr Vesna Stojanovik, Department of Clinical Language Sciences, School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences. Papers reporting on therapy or management of prosodic disorders as well as empirical papers reporting on speech prosody in atypical populations are welcome.


Early bird registration by 5 Feb 2007: General £30, Student £15.

Late registration by 5 Mar 2007: General £40, Student £25.

More details and a registration form can be found on the website:

Submission of Abstracts:

Abstracts are invited for 15 minute oral papers, 30 minute workshops, or poster presentations. Abstracts of no longer than 250 words should be submitted as electronic MSWord document attachments (i.e. NOT in the body of the message) to us at the following email address:


You can also contact us at that address if you have any queries. If your document contains any phonetic symbols, please use the font Lucida Sans Unicode. Please indicate whether you are offering a 15 minute oral paper, 30 minute workshop or poster presentation at the beginning of your abstract.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Sunday 31st December 2006. We aim to let you know by 19th January 2007 whether your submission has been accepted.

Message 2: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 2007
Date: 27-Sep-2006
From: Anna Gavarró <anna.gavarrouab.es>
Subject: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 2007

Full Title: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 2007
Short Title: GALA 2007

Date: 06-Sep-2007 - 08-Sep-2007
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact Person: Anna Gavarró
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.gala2007.uab.es/

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

GALA (Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition) 2007.

GALA (Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition) 2007 will be held in Barcelona, hosted by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, between the 6th and the 8th of September, 2007. Information is available at http://www.gala2007.uab.es/

Invited speakers:

Adriana Belletti (Università degli Studi di Siena)
Naama Friedmann (Tel Aviv University)
Marina Nespor (Università di Ferrara)
Josef Perner (Universität Salzburg)
Ken Wexler (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

We invite submissions on first and second language acquisition, bilingual acquisition, language pathology, the acquisition of sign language, and brain imaging research for acquisition and pathology. Besides the main session, two workshops will be held on 'Subordination in language development' (organised by Uli Sauerland and Bart Hollebrandse) and 'Phonological development: the emergence of segments and the syllable' (organised by Pilar Prieto).

Talks for the main session and the workshops will be 20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes discussion. At most one single-authored and one joint abstract per author will be considered. There will be two poster sessions. Please indicate in your submission whether you want your abstract to be considered for the main session, a workshop, for oral presentation, poster, or both. Submissions should be sent to cg.gala2007uab.es, by a unique contact author.

Abstract guidelines:

Abstracts should be at most two pages, with only figures and references in the second. 12 point Helvetica, single-spaced, should be used, with 2cm margins. An anonymous abstract and an abstract with authors' name/s and affiliation should be send by email as Word or pdf attachments (if special symbols are used, pdf format is required). The abstract with name and affiliation should be as follows:

Title (bold, left justified)
Author's name/s (left justified)
Affiliation (left justified)


Deadline for receipt of abstracts: March 15th, 2007.
Notification of acceptance: May 1st, 2007.

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