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LINGUIST List 18.129

Sun Jan 14 2007

Calls: Cognitive Science, General Ling/Italy; General Ling/USA

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

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        1.    Anna Maria Di Sciullo, Biolinguistics: Language Evolution and Variation
        2.    Mark Alves, Southeast Asian Linguistics Society 17

Message 1: Biolinguistics: Language Evolution and Variation
Date: 12-Jan-2007
From: Anna Maria Di Sciullo <di_sciullo.anne-marieuqam.ca>
Subject: Biolinguistics: Language Evolution and Variation

Full Title: Biolinguistics: Language Evolution and Variation

Date: 04-Jun-2007 - 06-Jun-2007
Location: Venice, Italy
Contact Person: Anna Maria Di Sciullo
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 06-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

The purpose of this conference is to discuss the properties of grammar and
variation from a biolinguistic perspective, bringing together biologists,
neuroscientists, and linguists, for three days of conference. The
conference aims at exploring further the factors that according to Chomsky
(2006) contribute to the growth of language in the individual, the genetic
endowment, experience, and language independent principles of efficient
computation, focusing on the factors contributing to language evolution and

Universita' di Venezia
June 4-6, 2007

Invited speakers: Robert Berwick, Cedric Boeckx, Lyle Jenkins, Kleanthes K.
Grohmann, Richard Kayne, Gary Marcus, Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini, Luigi
Rizzi, Juan Uriagereka, Charles Yang

Organizers : Guglielmo Cinque (Universita' di Venezia)
Anna Maria Di Sciullo (Universite du Quebec a Montreal)

Sponsors: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
Major Collaborative Research Initiative on Interface
Asymmetries, Universite du Quebec a Montreal

Call for Papers
In addition to the invited talks, a small number of papers will be accepted
for presentation at the conference. We invite submissions for thirty-minute
talks (20 minutes for presentation plus 10 minutes for questions) on
research focusing on the biolinguistic approach to language evolution and
variation. A representative, but not exhaustive, list of topics for
potential papers include the following:

-The architectural constraints that determine and limit possible attainable
-Language dependent and independent principles determining language growth
-The properties of pronunciation and interpretation of copies and the
relation of the internal language to the interfaces.

Submission guidelines:
Please submit a one-page abstract, 12 pt. font, single-line spacing, and an
additional page for examples and references to:
Biolinguistic Perspective on Language Evolution and Variation
Conference Committee

Send abstracts by e-mail to:
Di_sciullo.anne-marieuqam.ca and Cinqueunive.it
Abstracts should be attached as Word or PDF files.

Important dates:
Submission deadline: March 6, 2007
Notification of acceptance: April 6, 2007
Conference date: June 4-6, 2007

Message 2: Southeast Asian Linguistics Society 17
Date: 08-Jan-2007
From: Mark Alves <sealsxviiyahoo.com>
Subject: Southeast Asian Linguistics Society 17

Full Title: Southeast Asian Linguistics Society 17
Short Title: SEALS

Date: 31-Aug-2007 - 02-Sep-2007
Location: College Park, Maryland, USA
Contact Person: Mark Alves
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.geocities.com/markalves2004/SEALSXVII.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

The 17th Annual Conference of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society
(SEALS)will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park, Aug. 31 to
Sept. 2, 2007. Abstracts are now being accepted. Topics may be on any
issue related to the analysis of languages in the region of Southeast Asia.
Selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Please send abstracts to: sealsxviiyahoo.com

For more information, please visit the conference website at:


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