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LINGUIST List 18.3161

Sun Oct 28 2007

Calls: General Ling,Morphology,Semantics/USA; Applied Ling/Taiwan

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


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        1.    Hazel Pearson, Workshop on Markedness and Underspecification
        2.    Chao-chih Liao, 2008 International Conference on Applied Linguistics


Message 1: Workshop on Markedness and Underspecification
Date: 27-Oct-2007
From: Hazel Pearson <hazelpearsoncantab.net>
Subject: Workshop on Markedness and Underspecification
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Full Title: Workshop on Markedness and Underspecification
Short Title: MUMSA

Date: 29-Feb-2008 - 02-Mar-2008
Location: Cambridge, MA, USA
Contact Person: Hazel Pearson
Meeting Email: hazelpearsoncantab.net
Web Site: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~lingdept/CallforPapersMumsa.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Morphology; Semantics; Typology

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2007

Meeting Description

The Workshop on Markedness and Underspecification in the Morphology and
Semantics of Agreement (MUMSA) will bring together researchers from two
disciplinary areas of Linguistics (Morphology and Semantics) and from
typological and formalist backgrounds, who are united by both their object of
study (the categorizations underlying agreement) and their approach (appeal to
competition via underspecification), but who in practice have little opportunity
for cross-pollination. The workshop will make steps towards filling the voids
among these exciting research domains.

Workshop on Markedness and Underspecification in Morphological and Semantic
Agreement

2nd Call for Papers

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2007
Call for Papers

Location: Harvard University
Date: February 29 - March 2, 2008

Organizers:
Jonathan Bobaljik (Univ. Connecticut)
Andrew Nevins (Harvard Univ.)
Uli Sauerland (ZAS, Berlin)

Significant advances have been made in the understanding of both the
morphology and semantics of agreement in recent years. For example, the
last five years have seen, on the one hand, the publication of new treatments of
the range of variation in the morphological expression of person marking (esp.
work by M. Cysouw), and on the other, some of the first new discoveries about
the formal semantics of personal pronouns and person agreement (especially work
by Heim, Kratzer, Sauerland and others).
Yet, the results of the two disciplinary areas have been largely isolated from
one another, in part as a result of the increasing degree of sub-specialization
within the field. MUMSA will provide for a balance of speakers representing
morphology and semantics, typology and formal theory. Roughly two-thirds of the
speakers are invited participants, selected from the cutting edge in each area.
The workshop will have a presentation + invited commentary format to ensure the
highest level of integration among the invited participants. Additional talks
will be selected by refereed abstract.

Topics for investigation include but are not limited to:
- markedness (in form versus in meaning)
- person (evidence for or against categories such as ''participant'' and
''3/other'')
- number (morphologically, there is near consensus in treating singular as
unmarked with respect to plural, yet in the semantic literature, there is
growing evidence for the opposite relationship, see Sauerland et. al. 2005)
- gender (the legacy of Jakobson's view of the feminine:masculine contrast)
- entailment relations among features (morphological and semantic evidence)
and the related question of a feature geometry
- hierarchies (person, number, the question of a markedness reversal 2>1 in
Algonquian agreement systems)

Invited Speakers:
Susana Bejar (Univ. Toronto)
Andrea Calabrese (Univ. Connecticut)
Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard Univ.)
Greville Corbett (Univ. Surrey)
Michael Cysouw (Max Planck, Leipzig)
Daniel Harbour (Queen Mary's. London)
Angelika Kratzer (UMass Amherst)
Orin Percus (Univ. Nantes)
Louisa Sadler (Univ. Essex)
Kenneth J. Safir (Rutgers Univ.)

Abstracts should be sent as anonymous and as two-page PDFs in an email
attachment to mumsa.abstractsgmail.com by November 15th.

MUMSA will be held thanks to the generous support of the National Science
Foundation.
Message 2: 2008 International Conference on Applied Linguistics
Date: 27-Oct-2007
From: Chao-chih Liao <chaochihmail.ncyu.edu.tw>
Subject: 2008 International Conference on Applied Linguistics
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Full Title: 2008 International Conference on Applied Linguistics
Short Title: NCYU 2008 ICAL

Date: 23-Oct-2008 - 26-Oct-2008
Location: Chiayi, Taiwan
Contact Person: Chao-chih Liao
Meeting Email: chaochihmail.ncyu.edu.tw
Web Site: http://web.ncyu.edu.tw/~chaochih/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 25-Dec-2007

Meeting Description

Applied Linguistics - Global and Domestic Perspectives

NCYU 2008 International Conference on Applied Linguistics (NCYU 2008 ICAL)
(Second International Conference on Applied Linguistics, 2nd ICAL)

A. Basic information
Date: Thursday-Sunday, October 23-26, 2008
Location: Minhsiung Campus, National Chiayi University, Taiwan
Host: Department of Foreign Languages
Conference Email: ncyu2008.icalgmail.com
http://web.ncyu.edu.tw/~chaochih/ncyu2008ical.htm

B. Important dates
Deadline for abstract sending: December 25, 2007
Notification of acceptance: February 15, 2008
Pre-conference full paper due (10 pages for pre-conference CD collection): June
1, 2008

C. Conference theme and thematic strands
The theme of the NCYU 2008 ICAL is Applied Linguistics--Global and Domestic
Perspectives. Contributions fitting the conference theme or any of the following
theme-related foci are welcome.
Sociolinguistics
Psycholinguistics,
Computational linguistics
Contrastive linguistics
Multilingualism and multiculturalism
Lexicography and lexicology
First/second language acquisition
Language teaching and learning
Computer-assisted language learning
Language testing and evaluation
Rhetoric and stylistics
Discourse analysis
Translation, interpretation, and mediation
Language for specific purposes (ESP, EAP, and so on)
Others

D. Keynote Speakers
John Tse, Robert Baumgardne, Maria Sera, etc. We are still choosing three more
plenary speakers from abstract senders

E. Details about submission
There are two types of submission: (1) individual paper and/poster and (2)
symposium. Each paper will be given 20 minutes for delivery, plus 10 minutes for
discussion. Each symposium lasts for two hours for delivery and discussion,
regardless of the total number of presenters involved. Special details about
poster presentation will be released later.
Each contributor is allowed to have one submission individually done plus
another which is coauthored. Your proposal has to be A4 sized, single-spaced,
with a 1 inch margin on each side. Please send your submission in both PDF and
MS Word forms to ncyu2008.ical gmail.com. Remember that only electronic
submission is considered.
A proposal for an individual paper and/or poster must consist of the following
components put on separate pages:
Page 1
Title of the proposal (up to 15 English words)
The name, affiliation, phone numbers, and email address of the presenter(s)
The correspondence author
Type of presentation preferred: individual paper and/or poster
Classification of thematic strand: e.g., sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, etc.
100-word bio-data of each presenter
Page 2
Title of the proposal (up to 15 English words)
Body of the proposal (up to 400 English words, within one page)

A proposal for a symposium must consist of the following components put on
separate pages:
Pages 1-2
Title of the symposium (up to 15 English words)
The name, affiliation, phone numbers, and email address of the presenter(s)
Organizer and/or co-organizer of the symposium
Type of presentation: symposium
Classification of thematic strand: e.g., sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, etc.
100-word bio-data of each presenter
Pages 3 and beyond
Title of the symposium (up to 15 English words)
Body of the proposal (up to 2000 English words)



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