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LINGUIST List 17.607

Thu Feb 23 2006

Calls: Semantics/Spain;General Ling/UK

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Louise McNally, Sinn und Bedeutung 11
        2.    Patrick Honeybone, Linguistics Association of Great Britain 2006 meeting

Message 1: Sinn und Bedeutung 11
Date: 21-Feb-2006
From: Louise McNally <louise.mcnallyupf.edu>
Subject: Sinn und Bedeutung 11

Full Title: Sinn und Bedeutung 11
Short Title: SuB 11

Date: 21-Sep-2006 - 23-Sep-2006
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact Person: Louise McNally
Meeting Email: sub11upf.edu
Web Site: http://www.upf.edu/sub11

Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2006

Second call for papers

*Abstract submission and registratio now open*

The 11th Sinn und Bedeutung Conference, the annual meeting of the Gesellschaft
für Semantik, will be held September 21-23, 2006, at the Departament de
Traducció i Filologia, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona.

Abstracts are invited on any topic related to natural language semantics,
pragmatics, the syntax-semantics interface, psycholinguistic studies related to
meaning, and the philosophy of language. Presentations will be 45 minutes in
length, including 10 minutes for discussion.

Invited speakers:
Gennaro Chierchia
Cathrine Fabricius-Hansen
Utpal Lahiri
Maria Isabel Romero

Submission guidelines:

One person can submit at most one abstract as a sole author and one as
co-author. SuB 11 will not accept abstracts that at the time of the deadline
have been published or accepted for publication.

Abstracts should be at most 2 pages in length, including references, using a 12
pt. font with 2,5 cm margins on all sides. Abstracts should be in form of a pdf
file and will be submitted via the web interface at http://www.upf.edu/sub11.

Deadline for abstracts: April 30, 2006.
Message 2: Linguistics Association of Great Britain 2006 meeting
Date: 21-Feb-2006
From: Patrick Honeybone <patrick.honeyboneed.ac.uk>
Subject: Linguistics Association of Great Britain 2006 meeting

Full Title: Linguistics Association of Great Britain 2006 meeting
Short Title: LAGB 2006

Date: 30-Aug-2006 - 02-Sep-2006
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Contact Person: S.J. Hannahs
Web Site: http://lagb2006.ncl.ac.uk

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 03-Apr-2006

Meeting Description:

The 2006 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain will be
held at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, from 30th August to 2nd
September. The local organisers will be S.J. Hannahs and Tina Fry. The Meeting
will last four days and will feature several special events, including two
invited speakers and an invited Language Tutorial.

LAGB Annual Meeting 2006: University of Newcastle upon Tyne

30th August to 2nd September 2006

*First Circular and call for papers*

The first circular for the 2006 LAGB Meeting is ready, and all interested are
asked to download it from this address:


The deadline for abstracts is *3rd April 2006*

The first circular contains full information about abstract submission and
student bursaries for attendance at the conference.

*Special events*

1. The Henry Sweet Lecture 2006 will be delivered by Professor Nick Evans
(University of Melbourne) on the evening of 30th August, with the title 'The
pleasures and pains of careful articulation: stable nasal-stop clusters in
Australian languages as a typological conundrum'.

2. The Linguistics Association Lecture 2006 will be delivered by Professor
Sharon Inkelas (University of California, Berkeley) on 2nd September, with the
title 'The flip side of blocking: multiple exponence in agglutinating languages'.

3. There will also be a special themed session on 2nd September organised by
Sharon Inkelas and Andrew Spencer, related to the Linguistics Association
Lecture, with the title 'Exponence in morphology and syntax', for which
abstracts are now invited. For further details, see the call for papers for this
session on the last page of the first circular, and included at the end of this

4. There will be a workshop on Teaching Linguistics at University organised by
the UK Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics and Area Studies.

5. There will be a Language Tutorial on Iwaidja, given by Professor Nick Evans
(University of Melbourne).

6. There will be a session organised by the LAGB's Education Committee with the
theme 'How can linguists help schools?' with contributions by Julie Blake
(Villiers Park Educational Trust) and Sue Barry (Manchester Metropolitan) (see

Deadline for abstracts: *3rd April*. For details of abstract submission, see the
full version of the first circular - abstracts may be submitted either
electronically or in hard copy; sets of abstracts may be submitted together for
a themed session of your choice.

**Call for papers for the themed session at the 2006 LAGB meeting, related to
the Linguistics Association Lecture by Sharon Inkelas, and organised by Sharon
Inkelas and Andrew Spencer.**

Exponence in morphology and syntax

Work in realizational theories of morphology has emphasized the complex
many:many relationship between form and function, particularly in agreement, and
has seriously undermined classical conceptions of the morpheme as a Saussurean
sign (Matthews 1972, Anderson 1977). Parallel cases of many:many: exponence
(multiple exponence) are also recognized in syntax (e.g. Sells 2004). At the
same time, attention is being increasingly focussed on the role of stems in
morphology as purely formal ('morphomic') objects (Aronoff 1992, 1994; Blevins
2003, 2005; Luis & Spencer 2005; Stump 2001, Inkelas & Zoll 2005, amongst
others), adding a new dimension to the description and analysis of apparent
cases of multiple exponence in morphology.

We invite papers which develop such theoretical ideas and which explore the
complexity of exponence in morphology and/or syntax. Some of the questions we
have in mind include, but are by no means limited to the following: 'how is
exponence factored out between stems, affixes and non-concatenative exponents
such as tone, length, or stress alternations?', 'how are stems organized into
types within paradigmatic systems?', 'to what degree does multiple exponence
involve co-dependency between a morphomic stem and affix, as opposed to
semantically redundant affixation', 'how does reduplication relate to affixal,
stem-based and non-concatenative exponence in a realizational framework?', 'how
do we distinguish between a process which selects distinct, albeit related stems
or affixes, from a process which selects a single stem/affix which then displays
(perhaps suppletive) allomorphy?', 'what parallel kinds of multiple exponence
phenomena are found in syntax?', 'in cases of partial grammaticalization, in
which a construction shows some syntactic and some morphological properties, how
is the division of labour best described?'. The answers to some of these
questions will require an explicit account of how morphology and syntax
interrelate. For instance, will it ultimately prove necessary to adopt some
version of Construction Grammar to achieve a smooth interface between the two
components? We particularly welcome submissions which address this more general

-Anderson, Stephen R. 1977. On the formal description of inflection. Proceedings
of the Chicago Linguistic Society 13: 15-44.
-Aronoff, Mark. 1994. Morphology by Itself. MIT Press.
-Aronoff, Mark. 1992. Stems in Latin verbal morphology. In: Aronoff, Mark ed.
1992 Morphology Now. Albany: State University of New York Press. 5-32.
-Sells, Peter 2004. Syntactic information and its morphological expression. In
Louisa Sadler and Andrew Spencer (eds) Projecting Morphology. Stanford, CSLI
Publications, 187-225.
-Blevins, James P. 2003. Stems and paradigms. Language 79: 737-767.
-Blevins, James P. 2005. Word-based declensions in Estonian. In Geert Booij and
Jaap van der Marle (eds) Yearbook of Morphology 2005. Dordrecht: Springer
Verlag, 1-25.
-Luís, Ana R. and Andrew Spencer 2005. A Paradigm Function account of
'mesoclisis' in European Portuguese. In Geert Booij and Jaap van Marle (eds.)
Yearbook of Morphology 2004, Dordrecht: Springer, 177-228.
-Stump, Gregory T. 2001. Inflectional Morphology. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press.
-Inkelas, Sharon and Cheryl Zoll. 2005. Reduplication. Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press.

Abstracts are now invited for this session. They should be submitted in the same
way as abstracts for the general sessions, but should be clearly marked that
they are intended for this special themed session.

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