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LINGUIST List 18.1995

Tue Jul 03 2007

Calls: Syntax/Netherlands; General Ling/France

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Kristina Riedel, Movement and Word Order in Bantu
        2.    Blin Raoul, Linguistics of Kango


Message 1: Movement and Word Order in Bantu
Date: 03-Jul-2007
From: Kristina Riedel <k.riedellet.leidenuniv.nl>
Subject: Movement and Word Order in Bantu


Full Title: Movement and Word Order in Bantu

Date: 07-Mar-2008 - 08-Mar-2008
Location: Leiden, Netherlands
Contact Person: Kristina Riedel
Meeting Email: bantu_conferencelet.leidenuniv.nl
Web Site: http://www.lucl.leidenuniv.nl/index.php3?m=9&c=541

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Language Family(ies): Narrow Bantu

Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2007

Meeting Description:
The 'Movement and Word Order in Bantu' Conference aims to bring together
linguists with different theoretical perspectives to discuss word order and
morphology and their links to information structure.

Word order and information structure have increasingly attracted attention in
both empirical and theoretical research. Bantu languages provide a rich testing
ground for the investigation of how information structure is encoded because
they employ a variety of morphological, syntactic and intonational markings of
information structure. Our aim with this conference is to bring together
Bantuists working from different theoretical perspectives to discuss among
others the following issues:

Is there movement in wh-questions and/or in topic and focus constructions?

Is there a direct correlation between particular morphemes - such as for example
subject and object markers, conjoint/disjoint markers and focus particles - and
information structure? If so, what are the theoretical implications?

What is the structure of the left and right periphery and the middle field in
Bantu? Are there designated focus and/or topic projections?

What is the typology of focus and wh-positions in Bantu? Do different positions
correlate with any systematic interpretational differences?

Which topicalization positions and/or strategies are available in Bantu? Do they
show any systematic differences in interpretation?

Call for papers:
We invite abstracts for presentations dealing with these and related questions.
Time for presentations is 30 minutes including discussion. Abstracts should be
no longer than one page A4, including data and references, with 2.5 cm margins
and 12 point font size. Please send two copies of your abstract. One of these
should be anonymous, and one should include your name, affiliation and email at
the top of the page, directly below the title. Abstracts should be submitted
electronically, in PDF, RTF, DOC format. Email abstracts to:
bantu_conferencelet.leidenuniv.nl by 1 November 2007.

Invited speakers:
Katherine Demuth (Brown University)
Laura Downing (ZAS)
Lutz Marten (SOAS)
Jochen Zeller (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

Important dates:
1 November 2007: deadline for the submission of abstracts
15 December 2007: notification of acceptance
7 and 8 March 2008: conference

Organisers:
Kristina Riedel (Bantu Syntax Project, LUCL)
Jenneke van der Wal (Bantu Syntax Project, LUCL)
Message 2: Linguistics of Kango
Date: 03-Jul-2007
From: Blin Raoul <blinehess.fr>
Subject: Linguistics of Kango



Full Title: Linguistics of Kango

Date: 14-Mar-2008 - 15-Mar-2008
Location: Paris, France
Contact Person: Nakajima Akiko
Meeting Email: nakajimatiscali.fr
Web Site: http://crlao.ehess.fr/document.php?id=621

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)
Japanese (jpn)
Korean (kor)
Vietnamese (vie)

Call Deadline: 15-Oct-2007

Meeting Description

Japanese Linguistics Conference, Linguistics of Kango (Japanese words of
Chinese origin)

Japanese Linguistics Conference

Paris, March 14 /15, 2008 (Friday/Saturday)

Call for papers

Linguistics of kango (Japanese words of Chinese origin)

co-organized by Greja, CEJ and CRLAO
with the collaboration of Celija (Circle of Japanese Linguistics)

Invited speakers: Tarô KAGEYAMA (Kwansei Gakuin University), Mitsuhiko ÔTA
(University of Edinburgh), Tomoaki TAKAYAMA (University of Kanazawa)

Scientific Committee: Raoul Blin (CNRS), Françoise Bottéro (CNRS), Laurence
Labrune (U. Bordeaux-3 & CLLE ERSSàB), Taro Kageyama (Kwansei Gakuin
University), Akiko Nakajima (U. Paris-7), Sumikazu Nishio (Inalco), Hiroko
Oshima (U. Paris-7), Mitsuhiko Ôta (U. Edinburgh), Tomoaki Takayama (U.
Kanazawa)

Location: University of Paris Diderot-Paris 7

Languages of the conference: French, Japanese or English

Topics of the conference

Kango, traditionally defined as constructions based on morpheme(s) of
Chinese origin usually written in ''kanji (Chinese ideograms)'', constitute
an important part of the Japanese language. They raise specific questions
for their treatment and analysis.
This international conference aims to sketch out an inventory of the
current knowledge about kango and open new research perspectives in this
field of study. Any linguistic branch related to kango may be concerned:
phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, psycholinguistics, pragmatics,
acquisition (L1 or L2), computational linguistics etc., in diachronic or
synchronic aspects. Comparative studies (Chinese-Korean, Chinese-Vietnamese
etc.) are also welcome.

Submission

Please submit abstracts as an anonymous PDF or Word format file
(.rtf/.doc), attached to an email message. Abstracts may be written either
in French, in Japanese or in English, and should include references.
Presentations will be about 30 minutes long, and will be followed by a
15-minute discussion.

Please submit
- a one page abstract, 500 words maximum [references excluded]
(English/French) + references + five keywords.
or
- one page, 1000 characters maximum [references excluded] (Japanese) +
references + five keywords
by October 15, 2007 to the following address: nakajimatiscali.fr.
Please indicate in the body of your email message (but not in your
abstract), the name(s), affiliation(s) and email(s) of the author(s).
Please also use the following subject header for your email: ''kango-2008;
Last name, First initial'' (for instance, ''kango-2008; Dupont; P'').

Accepted proposals should be later completed by a more detailed abstract of
3 pages maximum by January 31 for a draft version of the proceedings.

Important Dates

- October 15, 2007: paper submission deadline
- November 30, 2007: notification of accepted papers
- January 31 2008: 3 pages abstract for proceedings draft
- March 14/15 2008: conference

Organizing Committee (Celija): Raoul Blin (CNRS), Laurence Labrune (U.
Bordeaux-3 & CLLE ERSSàB), Akiko Nakajima (U. Paris-7), Sumikazu Nishio
(Inalco), Hiroko Oshima (U. Paris-7)

Contact: nakajimatiscali.fr

Website: http://crlao.ehess.fr/document.php?id=621



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