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LINGUIST List 17.3757

Tue Dec 19 2006

Calls: General Linguistics/Poland; General Linguistics/USA

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

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        1.    Paulina Zydorowicz, 38th Poznan Linguistic Meeting
        2.    Yuki Matsuda, 22nd Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese

Message 1: 38th Poznan Linguistic Meeting
Date: 18-Dec-2006
From: Paulina Zydorowicz <plmifa.amu.edu.pl>
Subject: 38th Poznan Linguistic Meeting

Full Title: 38th Poznan Linguistic Meeting
Short Title: PLM 2007

Date: 13-Sep-2007 - 16-Sep-2007
Location: Gniezno, Poland
Contact Person: Paulina Zydorowicz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://ifa.amu.edu.pl/plm/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-May-2007

Meeting Description:

We are happy to announce that the 38th Poznan Linguistic Meeting
(PLM2007) will take place on 13-16 September 2007 in Gniezno, Poland.
The Meeting will be organised by the School of English, Adam Mickiewicz
University, Poznan.

If you need a printable version of this document, a pdf file is available for download from our website.


Please note that PLM2007 will take place in September rather than in April.

New Venue:

Collegium Europaeum Gnesnense, our new venue, is located in the city of
Gniezno. The main CEG building has lecture halls, computer labs, and
offices. The CEG campus also contains a dining-hall and a dormitory with
100 beds in single and double rooms, each with a private bathroom. The
campus is located within walking distance (20 minutes) from the city
centre. Accommodation in a high-standard hotel in the city centre is
also available.

Gniezno is a city of about 70,000 inhabitants, located some 50 km east
of Poznan. It boasts a history of over a thousand years, having been the
first capital of Poland in the 10th and 11th centuries. The city centre
contains the magnificent 14th-century Gniezno Cathedral, while several
tourist routes traverse the surrounding scenic countryside.

Main Talks Confirmed So Far:

Prof. Helen Aristar-Dry (Eastern Michigan University; Linguist List
Prof. Dennis Preston (Michigan State University)
Prof. Peter Trudgill (University of Fribourg)


The leitmotif of the 38th PLM will be ''Linguistic topics at the start of
the new century: an overview''. The aim of PLM 2007 is to provide an
overview of current topics in linguistics in the first decade of the
21st century. Proposals of papers in any field of modern linguistics are
welcome. This includes both theoretical and applied linguistics, as well
as interdisciplinary research. So far, five thematic sessions have been

- Slavic phonotactics (Organisers: Eugeniusz Cyran and Katarzyna
- Celtic languages -- Their description and impact (Organiser: Sabine Heinz)
- The dynamics of speech and formal phonology (Organiser: Geoffrey Schwartz)
- Anglicisms (Organiser: Marcin Kilarski)
- North American Dialects (Organiser: Radoslaw Dylewski)

Papers for these sessions are warmly invited; however, we also strongly
encourage all colleagues interested in organising their own
sessions/workshops to contact us with ideas and proposals.

Each paper will be given 30 minutes, including 5-10 minutes for
discussion; poster presentations are also an option. The language of the
conference is English.

Please visit our website for detailed abstract submission guidelines and
a registration form.

The submissions will be reviewed by an International Advisory Board.

Abstract submission deadline: 1 May 2007

Notification of acceptance: 1 June 2007


Please note the change to the address of our PLM website. The current
address is:


Looking forward to seeing you in Gniezno!

PLM 2007 Organising Committee
Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kolaczyk
Jaroslaw Weckwerth
Paulina Zydorowicz

Contact Details:

PLM2007 Organising Committee
School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University
Collegium Novum
al. Niepodleglosci 4
61-874 Poznan, Poland
tel: (+48 61) 829 3506
fax: (+48 61) 852 3103
email: plmifa.amu.edu.pl

Message 2: 22nd Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese
Date: 17-Dec-2006
From: Yuki Matsuda <ymatsudamemphis.edu>
Subject: 22nd Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese

Full Title: 22nd Southeastern Association of Teachers of Japanese
Short Title: SEATJ

Date: 03-Mar-2007 - 04-Mar-2007
Location: Memphis TN, USA
Contact Person: Yuki Matsuda
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://fl.memphis.edu/seatj/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Japanese

Call Deadline: 16-Jan-2007

Meeting Description:

The 22nd annual conference of SEATJ will be held at University of Memphis, Tennessee, on March 3rd and 4th, 2007. This conference will include a strong emphasis on Japanese pedagogy to exchange ideas of how we can prepare for the new changes that will result from the inauguration of AP Japanese Exam, the first standardized exam to assess the effectiveness of the national standards-based curriculum.

The keynote speaker for the conference is Prof. Yasuhiko Tohsaku of the University of California San Diego, who has been one of the pioneers of Japanese language education in this nation and who has been actively involved with AP Japanese curriculums and exam.

Abstracts are invited for 20 minutes presentation in all areas of pedagogy, Japanese linguistics, business Japanese, educational technology, culture, and literature. Please email half page proposals in Japanese or English to: ymatsudamemphis.edu. Please indicate the subfield of your presentation (e.g. pedagogy, linguistics) on your abstract. Please also include a request for AV or other equipment required for your presentation.

The deadline for submission is January 16, 2007. Proposals should include your affiliation, position, and contact information (email/ mailing addresses, phone and FAX numbers). The acceptance message will be mailed to you by the end of January. Selected paper will be published online after the conference.

Limited funding will be available this year to offset the costs of travel and lodging for participants; preference will be given to K-12 teachers from the mid-south and southeastern United States.

We look forward to welcome you to the home of blues music and Elvis Presley.

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