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LINGUIST List 17.3361

Thu Nov 16 2006

Calls: Text/Corpus Linguistics/UK; General Linguistics/USA

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        1.    Rosamund Moon, Corpus Linguistics 2007
        2.    Ronald Leow, 2007 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics


Message 1: Corpus Linguistics 2007
Date: 16-Nov-2006
From: Rosamund Moon <R.E.Moonbham.ac.uk>
Subject: Corpus Linguistics 2007



Full Title: Corpus Linguistics 2007

Date: 27-Jul-2007 - 30-Jul-2007
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Susan Hunston
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.corpus.bham.ac.uk/conference2007/index.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2006

Meeting Description:

Corpus Linguistics 2007, University of Birmingham, UK

First call for papers

The fourth Corpus Linguistics conference will be held at the University of Birmingham, 27-30 July 2007.

Following the success of CL 2001, 2003 and 2005, Corpus Linguistics 2007 will once again be organised by the Universities of Birmingham and Lancaster and will be hosted by the Centre for Corpus Research, University of Birmingham UK.

Abstracts are invited for presentations at the conference. Four categories of abstracts are invited:

Papers:
Individual papers will be allocated 20 minutes. Paper Abstracts should be no more than 300 words.

Posters:
Poster Abstracts should be no more than 200 words.

Colloquia. These usually take the form of between 4 and 8 papers, with time for audience discussion. We will accommodate short colloquia (2 hours, about 4 speakers) and longer colloquia (4 hours, about 8 speakers). Colloquium Abstracts should be no more than 1000 words (for colloquia of 2 hours) or 2000 words (for colloquia of 4 hours). The abstract should include a rationale for the colloquium, an indication of how much of the time will be allocated to audience discussion, and an abstract for each of the proposed papers.

Workshops. These usually include one or two short presentations and substantial audience participation. We will accommodate short workshops (1 hour) and longer workshops (2 hours). Workshop Abstracts should be no more than 300 words (for a workshop of 1 hour) or 600 words (for a workshop of 2 hours) and should describe the organisation of the workshop and the nature of the audience participation.

All abstracts should be in English, though we encourage proposals for colloquia to be given in languages other than English.

Closing date for abstracts: 15th December 2006.

To submit an abstract, go to the following URL and follow the instructions.

https://www.softconf.com/starts/CL07/submit.html



Message 2: 2007 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics
Date: 15-Nov-2006
From: Ronald Leow <leowrgeorgetown.edu>
Subject: 2007 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics



Full Title: 2007 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics
Short Title: GURT 2007

Date: 08-Mar-2007 - 11-Mar-2007
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Contact Person: Ronald Leow
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www8.georgetown.edu/college/gurt/2007

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2006

Meeting Description:

The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at Georgetown University are pleased to announce that the 2007 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT 2007) will focus on little words—items such as clitics, pronouns, determiners, conjunctions, discourse particles, auxiliary/light verbs, prepositions—including their phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse function, historical development, variation, and acquisition (by children or adults). GURT 2007 will host plenary lectures, colloquia, individual papers, and poster presentations.

Deadline for proposal submission extended till November 30, 2006

Georgetown University Round Table on Languages & Linguistics 2007

Little Words: Their History, Phonology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, and Acquisition

March 8-11, 2007
Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Co-organizers: Ronald P. Leow and Héctor Campos

Georgetown University Spanish & Portuguese Department
Donna Lardiere
Georgetown University Linguistics Department

The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at Georgetown University are pleased to announce that the 2007 Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT 2007) will focus on little words--items such as clitics, pronouns, determiners, conjunctions, discourse particles, auxiliary/light verbs, prepositions--including their phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse function, historical development, variation, and acquisition (by children or adults). GURT 2007 will host plenary lectures, colloquia, individual papers, and poster presentations.

Plenary Speakers:

Jonathan D. Bobaljik (University of Connecticut): Comparative suppletion: 'Least' has MORE
Thomas Cravens (University of Wisconsin-Madison): Little words: Where they come from and where they go
Katherine Demuth (Brown University): Phonology-syntax interactions in acquisition
Kai von Fintel (MIT): 'If': The biggest little word
Claire Lefebvre (Université du Québec à Montréal): Saramaccan taa, a small word with several functions

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for presentations related to theory, history, acquisition, and usage pertinent to the topic of little words. A prize will be awarded to the best student paper proposal.

Presentation formats include:
- Colloquia: Scheduled for 2-hour blocks. Colloquium organizers may organize as they choose, but time should be allocated for opening and closing remarks, presentations, discussion and audience response. Organizers serve as the liaison between participants and the conference organizers. Organizers may choose to participate in the panel as a presenter or discussant.
- Individual papers: 20 minutes long with a 10-minute discussion period.
- Poster presentations: displayed for a 2-hour block of time; an opportunity to report on work in progress in one-on-one discussions.

**Proposal deadline extended till November 30, 2006** (acceptance notification by December 31, 2006)

For details, visit http://www8.georgetown.edu/college/gurt/2007
For more information, contact us at: gurtgeorgetown.edu



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