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LINGUIST List 18.3007

Mon Oct 15 2007

Calls: Applied Ling,General Ling/France; Historical Ling,Syntax/Germany

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

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        1.    Cedric Sarre, 29th GERAS Conference
        2.    Florian Haas, Syntax of the World's Languages III

Message 1: 29th GERAS Conference
Date: 15-Oct-2007
From: Cedric Sarre <cedric.sarreuniv-orleans.fr>
Subject: 29th GERAS Conference
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Full Title: 29th GERAS Conference
Short Title: GERAS

Date: 13-Mar-2008 - 15-Mar-2008
Location: Orleans, France
Contact Person: Cedric Sarre
Meeting Email: cedric.sarreuniv-orleans.fr
Web Site: http://www.geras2008.fr

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; General

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2007

Meeting Description

The GERAS - the French research association in English for Specific Purposes -
will hold its 29th annual Conference from 13th to 15th March 2008, at the
University of Orleans, France.
Conference theme: 'Research in ESP: Distance and proximity'
The two conference languages are French and English.

We are very pleased to announce that our plenary speakers are:
- Ken Hyland (Professor of Education, University of London; Head of the Centre
for Academic and Professional Literacies; co-editor of the Journal of English
for Academic Purposes)
- Philip Riley (Professor of Ethnolinguistics and former Director of the CRAPEL,
Université de Nancy II)

The conference website, in English and French, is at: http://www.geras2008.fr
(to access our new site, you might need to refresh the homepage - if you had
visited the previous version of the site - by clicking on the 'Refresh' icon in
your browser)
On the site you can:
- download the form to submit a paper proposal. Deadline for submissions: 15th
December 2007.
- download the registration form. Deadline for registration: 15th February 2008.
- discover more about the theme and organisation of the conference
- find practical information on the venue, accommodation, etc.

The organising team of GERAS 2008 looks forward to welcoming you to Orléans.
Message 2: Syntax of the World's Languages III
Date: 15-Oct-2007
From: Florian Haas <f.haasfu-berlin.de>
Subject: Syntax of the World's Languages III
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Full Title: Syntax of the World's Languages III
Short Title: SWL III

Date: 25-Sep-2008 - 29-Sep-2008
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact Person: Volker Gast
Meeting Email: swl3anglistik.fu-berlin.de
Web Site: http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~gast/swl3/

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Syntax;

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2008

Meeting Description

The 'Syntax of the World's Languages' conference series provides a forum for
linguists working on less widely studied languages or varieties of languages,
with a clear focus on the data (preferably first-hand data).

The 'Syntax of the World's Languages' conference series provides a forum for
linguists working on less widely studied languages or varieties of languages.
Contributions are expected to be data-driven, preferentially based on first hand
data. Comparative and diachronic papers are also highly welcome. The discussion
of theoretical issues is appreciated to the extent that it helps to elucidate
the data. The list of topics relevant to the conference includes:

- interesting aspects of basic clause structure;
- argument structure (e.g. grammatical relations, diathesis, linking);
- intra-clausal dependencies (e.g. agreement, binding);
- inter-clausal dependencies (e.g. reference tracking, subordination);
- the expression of information structure;
- interaction between syntax and other areas of grammar (morphology, phonology,

The use of specific syntactic frameworks is encouraged, but presentations
should be understandable without prior knowledge of the relevant theory.
Abstracts of no more than one page (plus one additional page for examples)
should be sent to swl3anglistik.fu-berlin.de before January 31, 2008, with
''SWL3'' in the subject line. Submissions should be anonymous and refrain from
self-reference. Please provide contact details and the title of your
presentation in the body of the email.

Invited speakers:
Balthasar Bickel (Leipzig)
Denis Creissels (Lyon)
Manfred Krifka (Berlin)
Anna Siewierska (Lancaster)

Programme committee:
Alexandra Aikhenvald (La Trobe)
Walter Bisang (Mainz)
Isabelle Bril (Paris)
Nick Evans (Melbourne)
Martin Haspelmath (Leipzig)
Elena Maslova (Stanford)
Robert D. Van Valin, Jr. (Düsseldorf)

Ekkehard König
Volker Gast
Florian Haas

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