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LINGUIST List 17.2944

Sun Oct 08 2006

Calls: Semantics/Brazil; General Ling/USA

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


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        1.    Ana Müller, The Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas
        2.    Joellyn Palomaki, 15th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference


Message 1: The Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas
Date: 07-Oct-2006
From: Ana Müller <anamulerusp.br>
Subject: The Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas



Full Title: The Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas
Short Title: SULA 4

Date: 24-May-2007 - 26-May-2007
Location: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Contact Person: Ana Muller
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.fflch.usp.br/eventos/sula4

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2007

Meeting Description:

SULA aims at bringing together researchers working on languages or dialects which do not have an established tradition of work in formal semantics.

Second Call for Papers

May 24- 26, 2007

Universidade de São Paulo - USP
São Paulo, SP
Brazil

The Department of Linguistics at the University of São Paulo, is pleased to announce the fourth conference on the Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas. The goal of the conference is to bring together researchers working on languages or dialects which do not have an established tradition of work in formal semantics. We also invite submissions from those working on child languages (acquisition of semantics). We especially encourage abstract submissions from those whose work involves primary fieldwork or experimentation as well as analysis. We strongly encourage the participation of graduate students. The conference will be organized into panel discussions and a poster session. The paper length will be 30 minutes, plus 15 minutes for discussion.

Invited Speakers:

Bruna Franchetto (Museu Nacional, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) Kuikuro

Jürgen Bohnemeyer ( State University of New York, Buffalo) Yukatek Maya

Lisa Matthewson (University of British Columbia) Lillooet Salish

Andrés Salanova (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Mebengokre

Mutuá Mehinaku Kuikuro (Terceiro Grau Indígena, Brazil) Kuikuro

Angelika Kratzer (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) is an invited commentator as are all invited speakers.

Abstract Submission:

Electronic submission is strongly preferred. Send a two-page anonymous abstract as attached Word or (preferably) PDF file to anamulerusp.br (subject: ''SULA 4 submission''), and mention whether the submission is to be considered for paper and/or for poster. Font should be at least 12 point. Include title, author and contact information on a separate sheet. If using ground mail, send three copies of your abstract to:

Ana Müller / SULA 4
Departmento de Lingüística
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Avenida Prof. Luciano Gualberto 403
05508-900 São Paulo-SP, Brazil

Abstract Deadline:

January 15, 2007

Notification of Acceptance:

February 15, 2007

Scientific Commitee:

Angelika Kratzer (UMass)
Lisa Matthewson (UBC)
Jürgen Bohnemeyer (UB-SUNY)
Andres Salanova (MIT)
Bruna Franchetto (Museu Nacional, UFRJ)

Organizers:

Ana Müller (USP)
Luciana Storto (USP)
Esmeralda V. Negrão (USP)
Roberta P. Oliveira (UFSC)

Meeting URL: www.fflch.usp.br/eventos/sula4

Address for Inquiries:

anamulerusp.br
Ana Müller
Departmento de Lingüística
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Avenida Prof. Luciano Gualberto 403
05508-900 São Paulo-SP, Brazil

Tel: (55) 11- 3091 4298 fax: (55) 11- 3031 6392



Message 2: 15th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference
Date: 06-Oct-2006
From: Joellyn Palomaki <dialects.dialoguesgmail.com>
Subject: 15th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference



Full Title: 15th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference

Date: 16-Mar-2007 - 18-Mar-2007
Location: Berkeley, California, USA
Contact Person: Joellyn Palomaki
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://german.berkeley.edu/germanconf/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): German Sign Language; German, Colonia Tovar; German, Hutterite; German, Pennsylvania; German, Standard; Middle High German; Old High German; Plautdietsch; Saxon, Low; Swiss-German Sign Language; Unserdeutsch; Yeniche; Yiddish, Eastern; Yiddish, Western

Language Family(ies): Germanic

Call Deadline: 05-Jan-2007

Meeting Description:

Dialects & Dialogues

Fifteenth Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference
at the University of California, Berkeley
March 16-18, 2007
http://german.berkeley.edu/germanconf/

Paper proposals are being accepted for the 15th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference, taking place March 16-18, 2007 at the University of California, Berkeley.

With the conference theme Dialects & Dialogues, this conference aims to explore historical,
(pop-)cultural, political, linguistic, and literary movements concerning the notions of dialect and German.

Like a puzzle, the German language is made up of many pieces. Some pieces are easily recognizable creating the borders of the image, while others don't seem to fit at first glance, and still others have been scattered or lost on the floor. No piece alone represents the entire picture, rather the dialogue of juxtaposition and interaction of all the varieties create the German language.

What role has dialect played in deciding history? What is the relationship between communicator and dialect? How does an author play with dialect? To what extent do people interpret dialect as a social marker? How do dialects simultaneously create a dialogue of difference and commonality? How do we measure what is and what isn't dialect?
We invite scholars from all disciplines to submit paper proposals in German or English responding to these or similar questions related to dialect and the German language. Possible topics include but are not limited to the following:

- Portrayals of dialect in film, music, and popular culture;
- Perception of dialect from inside and outside;
- Dialect as alterity the ''Other'';
- Interplay of dialect and community;
- Immigration and Sprachinseln;
- Diachronic dialect development;
- Synchronic status of dialect;
- Representation of dialect in literature;
- Language preservation;
- Dialect and standardization;
- Dialect's place in the classroom.

Please send an abstract of not more than 250 words with a separate cover sheet indicating the proposed title, author's name, affiliation, and e-mail address to:

Joellyn Palomaki/Timothy Price
Department of German
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-3243
e-mail: dialects.dialoguesgmail.com



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