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Thu Mar 23 2006

Calls: General Ling/Netherlands;General Ling/USA

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        1.    Jenny Audring, Amsterdam Gender Colloquium – an International Workshop on Grammatical Gender
        2.    Boston University BUCLD, Boston University Conference on Language Development 31

Message 1: Amsterdam Gender Colloquium – an International Workshop on Grammatical Gender
Date: 21-Mar-2006
From: Jenny Audring <j.audringlet.vu.nl>
Subject: Amsterdam Gender Colloquium – an International Workshop on Grammatical Gender

Full Title: Amsterdam Gender Colloquium – an International Workshop on Grammatical Gender

Date: 15-Sep-2006 - 16-Sep-2006
Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact Person: Jenny Audring
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-May-2006

Meeting Description:

Despite many years of research, grammatical gender still is 'one of the most interesting and difficult of the grammatical categories' (as Corbett says in a recent publication). This two-day workshop is intended for linguists who share the interest and appreciate the difficulties in the phenomenon of grammatical gender.

We invite presentations on any subject in the field, but especially on one of the following topics:

- Development and decline of gender systems
- Semantics of gender (distribution, loss and gain)
- Gender agreement
- Gender in contact
- Gender in processing and acquisition

The following keynote speakers have confirmed their participation:

Greville Corbett (University of Surrey)
Östen Dahl (Stockholm University)
Hans-Olav Enger (University of Stavanger)
Anna Thornton (University of L'Aquila)
Peter Siemund (University of Hamburg)

In order to ensure the interactivity of the workshop, presentations will be 30 minutes plus 15 minutes discussion. Please send your abstract as a Word or PDF document to:

j.audring at let.vu.nl

or as hard copy to

J. Audring
Faculteit der Letteren, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Deadline for abstracts is 1 May 2006. Notification of acceptance will be given by 1 June 2006.

Organising committee:
Geert Booij (Leiden University)
Jaap van Marle (Open University of the Netherlands)
Jenny Audring (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Message 2: Boston University Conference on Language Development 31
Date: 21-Mar-2006
From: Boston University BUCLD <langconfbu.edu>
Subject: Boston University Conference on Language Development 31

Full Title: Boston University Conference on Language Development 31
Short Title: BUCLD 31

Date: 03-Nov-2006 - 05-Nov-2006
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Contact Person: Boston University BUCLD
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/APPLIED/BUCLD/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Neurolinguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-May-2006

Meeting Description:

BUCLD 31 - November 3-5, 2006 - Boston University

web: www.bu.edu/linguistics/APPLIED/BUCLD/
e-mail: langconfbu.edu


NOVEMBER 3-5, 2006

Keynote Speakers:
Roberta Golinkoff, University of Delaware
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Temple University
''Breaking the Language Barrier: The View from the Radical Middle''

Plenary Speaker:
Jurgen M. Meisel, University of Hamburg & University of Calgary
-Multiple First Language Acquisition:
A Case for Autonomous Syntactic Development in the Simultaneous Acquisition of More Than One Language

Lunch Symposium:
-Future Directions in Search of Genes that Influence Language:
Phenotypes, Molecules, Brains, and Growth

Mabel Rice, University of Kansas
Helen Tager-Flusberg, Boston University
Simon Fisher, University of Oxford
Discussant: Gary Marcus, New York University

All topics in the fields of first and second language acquisition from all theoretical perspectives will be fully considered, including:

* Bilingualism
* Cognition & Language
* Creoles & Pidgins
* Dialects
* Discourse
* Exceptional Language
* Gesture
* Hearing Impairment and Deafness
* Input & Interaction
* Language Disorders
* Linguistic Theory (Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, Morphology, Lexicon)
* Literacy & Narrative
* Neurolinguistics
* Pragmatics
* Pre-linguistic Development
* Signed Languages
* Sociolinguistics
* Speech Perception & Production
Presentations will be 20 minutes long followed by a 10 minute question period. Posters will be on display for a full day with two attended sessions during the day.


Abstracts submitted must represent original, unpublished research.
Abstracts should be anonymous, clearly titled and no more than 450 words in length. They should also fit on one page, with an optional second page for references or figures if required. Abstracts longer than 450 words will be rejected without being evaluated. Please note the word count at the bottom of the abstract. Note that words counts need not include the abstract title or the list of references.

A suggested format and style for abstracts is available at:

An excellent example of how to formulate the content of the abstract can be found on the LSA website at:

The criteria used by the reviewers to evaluate abstracts can be found at:

All abstracts must be submitted as PDF documents. Specific instructions for how to create PDF documents are available at:

If you encounter a problem creating a PDF file, please contact us for further assistance.

Please use the first author's last name as the file name (eg. Smith.pdf). No author information should appear anywhere in the contents of the PDF file itself.


Electronic submission: To facilitate the abstract submission process, abstracts will be submitted using the form available at the conference website at http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/APPLIED/BUCLD/abstract.htm.
Specific instructions for abstract submission are available on this website.
Abstracts will be accepted between April 1 and May 15.

Contact information for each author must be submitted via webform. No author information should appear anywhere in the abstract PDF.
At the time of submission you will be asked whether you would like your abstract to be considered for a poster, a paper, or both.

Although each author may submit as many abstracts as desired, we will accept for presentation by each author: (a) a maximum of 1 first authored paper/poster, and (b) a maximum of 2 papers/posters in any authorship status. Note that no changes in authorship (including deleting an author or changing author order) will be possible after the review process is completed or for publication in the conference proceedings.


All submissions must be received by 8:00 PM EST, May 15, 2006.
Late abstracts will not be considered, whatever the reason for the delay.
We regret that we cannot accept abstract submissions by fax or email.

Submissions via surface mail will only be accepted in special circumstances, on a case by case basis. Please contact us well in advance of the submission deadline (May 15, 2006) to make these arrangements.


Each abstract is blind reviewed by 5 reviewers from a panel of approximately 100 international scholars. Further information about the review process is available at http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/APPLIED/BUCLD/reviewprocess.html.

Acknowledgment of receipt of the abstract will be sent by email as soon as possible after receipt. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent to first authors only, in early August, by email. Pre-registration materials and preliminary schedule will be available in late August, 2006.

If your abstract is accepted, you will need to submit a 150-word abstract including title, author(s) and affiliation(s) for inclusion in the conference handbook. Guidelines will be provided along with notification of acceptance.
Abstracts accepted as papers will be invited for publication in the BUCLD Proceedings. Abstracts accepted as posters will be invited for publication online only, but not in the printed version.

All conference papers will be selected on the basis of abstracts submitted. Although each abstract will be evaluated individually, we will attempt to honor requests to schedule accepted papers together in group sessions. No schedule changes will be possible once the schedule is set. Scheduling requests for religious reasons only must be made before the review process is complete (i.e. at the time of submission). A space is provided on the abstract submission webform to specify such requests.


Information regarding the conference may be accessed on the BUCLD website:
Boston University Conference on Language Development
96 Cummington Street, Room 244
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone: (617) 353-3085
e-mail: langconfbu.edu

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