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LINGUIST List 18.2277

Tue Jul 31 2007

Calls: General Ling/Australia; General Ling/French Guiana

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

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        1.    Monika Bednarek, University of Sydney Free Linguistics Conference
        2.    Jo-Anne Ferreira, Society for Caribbean Linguistics

Message 1: University of Sydney Free Linguistics Conference
Date: 31-Jul-2007
From: Monika Bednarek <Monika.Bednarekphil.uni-augsburg.de>
Subject: University of Sydney Free Linguistics Conference
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Full Title: University of Sydney Free Linguistics Conference
Short Title: FreeLing

Date: 06-Oct-2007 - 07-Oct-2007
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia
Contact Person: Ahmar Mahboob
Meeting Email: freelingarts.usyd.edu.au
Web Site: http://conferences.arts.usyd.edu.au/index.php?cf=14

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2007

Meeting Description

We would like to invite you to the first international Free Linguistics
Conference from 6th- 7th October 2007 at the University of Sydney, Australia.
The aim of this conference is to provide scholars, researchers, postgraduate and
undergraduate students with current research issues from all fields of
linguistics & TESOL in an open and widely accessible forum.

Contact: Dr. Ahmar Mahboob, Naomi Knight

2nd Call for Papers

Posted on behalf of Dr. Ahmar Mahboob and Naomi Knight

1st International University of Sydney Free Linguistics Conference, Sydney,
Australia, October 2007 (FreeLing 2007)

Dates: 6 October - 7 October 2007
Location: University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
Contact: Dr. Ahmar Mahboob, Naomi Knight
Email: freelingarts.usyd.edu.au

The main feature that distinguishes this conference is its focus on freedom:

- freedom from linguistic subfield divisions,
- freedom from an established and rigid theme for presentations, and
- freedom from fees

Featured speakers at this conference include:

Monika Bednarek, University of Sydney & University of Ausburg
Anne Burns, Macquarie University
Jim Martin, University of Sydney
Alastair Pennycook, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
Helen Tebble, Monash University
Michael Walsh, University of Sydney

Authors are invited to submit abstracts for papers, colloquia, poster
presentations, or hot topics.

- Colloquia (abstract max of 250 words): Colloquia will be 90 minutes in length.
Their internal structure is up to their organizers, but sufficient time for
discussion is encouraged.
- Single papers (abstract max of 250 words): Papers will be 40 minutes in
length, with 30 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes for questions/discussion.
- Hot topics (abstract max of 250 words): Hot topic talks will be 20 minutes in
length, with 10 minutes for the talk and 10 minutes for Q&A/discussion. We
especially welcome proposals in this category from young researchers/students
with new and challenging ideas.
- Poster presentations (abstract max of 250 words): Poster presentations will be
given in groups with a 30-minute allotment per session. This format may suit
young researchers who want to present their work in a less formal format.

Abstracts are invited from any linguistic (and TESOL) sub-fields, and presenters
may choose from the following strands:

Aboriginal Languages, Cognitive Linguistics, Computational Linguistics,
Corpus Linguistics, Critical Applied Linguistics, Discourse Analysis,
First Language Acquisition, Forensic Linguistics, Language & Culture,
Language in Education, Language Policy & Planning, Languages Other
Than English (LOTE), Multilingualism, Natural Language Processing,
Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics, Second/Additional Language Acquisition,
Sociolinguistics, Systemic Functional Linguistics, TESOL, Translation,
Interpretation, Other.


This conference, which uses Open Conference Systems developed by the Public
Knowledge Project, enables participants to submit abstracts online at


Further Conference Information

Further details about the conference, including travel and accommodation
information, programmes and abstracts will be posted on the conference website:

Message 2: Society for Caribbean Linguistics
Date: 30-Jul-2007
From: Jo-Anne Ferreira <secretaryscl-online.net>
Subject: Society for Caribbean Linguistics
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Full Title: Society for Caribbean Linguistics
Short Title: SCL

Date: 28-Jul-2008 - 31-Jul-2008
Location: Cayenne, French Guiana
Contact Person: Jo-Anne Ferreira
Meeting Email: secretaryscl-online.net
Web Site: http://www.scl-online.net/callforpapers2008.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2008

Meeting Description

The Society for Caribbean Linguistics (SCL) and the Society for Pidgin and
Creole Linguistics (SPCL) will meet at the Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de
la Guyane in Cayenne, French Guiana from Monday 28 to Thursday 31 July 2008. The
Conference theme is 'Usage, application and development of the languages of the
Caribbean and the Guianas.'

Abstracts on all types of Caribbean languages are invited. Caribbean languages
include Amerindian languages, creole languages, standard, official and
non-standard language varieties, and immigrant languages. As this is a joint
conference with the SPCL, papers on non-Caribbean creole languages are also
welcome. For Cayenne 2008, abstracts on all aspects of Antillean and Guianese
languages are especially invited and strongly encouraged.

Abstracts pertaining to any of the following panel themes are invited (in any
sub-discipline of linguistics):

1. Language description: Amerindian languages
2. Language description: creole languages
3. Language contact: diachronic and synchronic
4. Sociolinguistic contexts and settings
5. Language and education
6. Language and migration
7. Linguistic practices and new technologies
8. Postcolonial pragmatics

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