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LINGUIST List 18.3206

Thu Nov 01 2007

Calls: Ling Theories,Semantics/Italy; Morphology,Syntax/UK

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


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        1.    Prof. Annalisa Baicchi, Societas Linguistica Europaea
        2.    Matthew Baerman, Defective Paradigms


Message 1: Societas Linguistica Europaea
Date: 01-Nov-2007
From: Prof. Annalisa Baicchi <annalisa.baicchiunipv.it>
Subject: Societas Linguistica Europaea
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Full Title: Societas Linguistica Europaea
Short Title: SLE

Date: 17-Sep-2008 - 20-Sep-2008
Location: University of Bologna at Forli, Italy
Contact Person: Michela Giorgio-Marrano
Meeting Email: michela.giorgiounibo.it
Web Site: http://sle2008.sitlec.unibo.it/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Semantics;
Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2008

Meeting Description

We are pleased to announce the 41st Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica
Europaea to be held at the University of Bologna at Forlì, Italy (17-20
September 2008).

The 41st Annual Meeting will be devoted to 'Languages in Contrast. Grammar,
Translation, Corpora'.

SLEYRA 2008: Societas Linguistica Europaea - Young Researcher Award 2008

A Young Researcher Award has been established by the Societas Linguistica
Europaea to be bestowed upon a young researcher at the 41st Annual Meeting of SLE.

The Organising Committee

Michele Prandi (University of Bologna at Forli)
Francisco Ruiz de Mendoza (University of La Rioja)
Annalisa Baicchi (University of Pavia)
Silvia Bernardini (University of Bologna)

The International Scientific Committee

Michele Prandi (local organizer), University of Bologna at Forlì
Guy Aston, University of Bologna at Forlì
Hubert Cuyckens, University of Leuven
Eva Hajicova, University of Prague
Lavinia Merlini Barbaresi, University of Pisa
Felix San Vicente, University of Bologna at Forlì

The 41st Annual Meeting will be devoted to ''Languages in Contrast. Grammar,
Translation, Corpora''. Issues to be addressed during the meeting include but
are not limited to:

New perspectives on grammatical description; comparative and contrastive
lexico-grammar, with special attention paid to the languages of Europe involved
in the process of translation.

Methodological and theoretical reflections on translation (both aimed at
improving translation practices and at shedding light on the structure and
functioning of the languages involved).

Corpus tools and methodologies at the service of both linguistic description and
translation.

Submission Guidelines

General Session: Oral and Poster Presentations:
Abstracts are solicited for 20-minute oral presentations to be presented in
parallel sessions, and for poster presentations.

Abstract Specifications

All abstracts should be maximum 500 words (about one page), including
references, and they should specify research question(s), approach/method/data,
and (expected) results. Each proposal will be reviewed anonymously.
Notifications of the Organizing Committee's decisions will be sent out by 31st
March 2008.
Submissions will be made electronically. The body of your email message should
contain the following information:

- author name(s)
- affiliation(s)
- full mailing address
- telephone number
- fax number
- email address
- title of presentation
- (three or four) keywords
- presenter(s) name (person/s who will be making the presentation)

- preferred format:

a) oral presentation
b) poster
c) preference for oral presentation but willing to do a poster (time slots for
spoken presentations may be limited)

Abstracts should reach us by 31st January 2008.

No late submissions can be accepted. Authors will be notified of (non)acceptance
by 1st March 2008.

Theme Sessions

Organizers of theme sessions should be prepared to submit the following information:

a) A short description of their session topic (300-500 words)

b) An indication of the structure proposed for the whole session: order of
presentations, discussant contributions, breaks, and general discussion by the
audience.

c) The abstracts from all of their speakers, accompanied by all the information
requested in the abstract specifications below.

d) The names of discussants plus an indication of their discussion assignments.

e) The length of each of the oral presentations. These should not exceed 20 minutes.

f) The time assigned to discussants (it should range between 15 and 20 minutes).

g) The amount of time for general discussion by the audience.

Abstract Specifications

All abstracts should be maximum 500 words (about one page), including
references, and they should specify research question(s), approach/method/data,
and (expected) results. Each proposal will be reviewed anonymously.
Notifications of the Organizing Committee's decisions will be sent out by 31st
March 2008.
Submissions will be made electronically. The body of your email message should
contain the following information:

- author name(s)
- affiliation(s)
- full mailing address
- telephone number
- fax number
- email address
- title of presentation
- (three or four) keywords
- presenter(s) name (person/s who will be making the presentation)

- preferred format:

a) oral presentation
b) poster
c) preference for oral presentation but willing to do a poster (time slots for
spoken presentations may be limited)

Abstracts should reach us by 31st January 2008.

No late submissions can be accepted. Authors will be notified of (non)acceptance
by 1st March 2008.

Workshops

Organizers of Workshops should be prepared to submit the following information:

a) A short description of their workshop topic (300-500 words)

b) An indication of the structure proposed for the whole session: order of
presentations, discussant contributions, breaks, and general discussion by the
audience.

c) The abstracts from all of their speakers, accompanied by all the information
requested in the abstract specifications below.

d) The names of discussants plus an indication of their discussion assignments.

e) The length of each of the oral presentations. These should not exceed 20 minutes.

f) The time assigned to discussants (it should range between 15 and 20 minutes).

g) The amount of time for general discussion by the audience.

Abstract Specifications

All abstracts should be maximum 500 words (about one page), including
references, and they should specify research question(s), approach/method/data,
and (expected) results. Each proposal will be reviewed anonymously.
Notifications of the Organizing Committee's decisions will be sent out by 31st
March 2008.
Submissions will be made electronically. The body of your email message should
contain the following information:

- author name(s)
- affiliation(s)
- full mailing address
- telephone number
- fax number
- email address
- title of presentation
- (three or four) keywords
- presenter(s) name (person/s who will be making the presentation)

- preferred format:

a) oral presentation
b) poster
c) preference for oral presentation but willing to do a poster (time slots for
spoken presentations may be limited)

Abstracts should reach us by 31st January 2008.

No late submissions can be accepted. Authors will be notified of (non)acceptance
by 1st March 2008.

SLEYRA 2008: Societas Linguistca Europaea - Young Researcher Award 2008

The award will consist of a monetary prize of 300 euros with a
certificate/plaque of achievement which will be presented at the Award Ceremony
during the 2008 Annual Meeting to be held September 17-20, 2008 at the
University of Bologna at Forlì.

The SLEYRA will be presented to a deserving young researcher in any field of
Linguistics. Applicants must be a doctoral candidate or doctoral graduate within
the five years prior to December 31, 2007. The paper must be an original
unpublished investigation dealing with research in any field of Linguistics.
Only one work per candidate is admitted. The manuscript must be in English.

Please confirm your application by marking the option Award during abstract
submission using the conference website and upload an additional one-page
curriculum vitae et studiorum (pdf. file).

The selection of the winning paper will be the responsibility of the Young
Researcher Award Committee which is appointed by SLE.

The main selection criteria are a high scientific quality and relevance, and the
general quality of presentation.

The Award will be announced during the 2008 SLE Conference.

The manuscript must be sent in pdf format via email to Michela Giorgio-Marrano
(michela.giorgiounibo.it) by 15th April 2008. For additional information,
please contact Michela Giorgio-Marrano.

Submission deadlines:

General Sessions (Oral and Poster Presentations): 31th January 2008
Theme Sessions: 31st January 2008
Workshops: 31st January 2008
Young Research Award: 15th April 2008

Notification of Acceptance:

General Sessions and Workshops: 31st March 2008

Looking forward to meeting you at the 41st Annual Meeting of the Societas
Linguistica Europaea

The Organising Committee

Michele Prandi
Francisco Ruiz de Mendoza
Annalisa Baicchi
Silvia Bernardini
Message 2: Defective Paradigms
Date: 01-Nov-2007
From: Matthew Baerman <m.baermansurrey.ac.uk>
Subject: Defective Paradigms
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Full Title: Defective Paradigms

Date: 10-Apr-2008 - 11-Apr-2008
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Matthew Baerman
Meeting Email: m.baermansurrey.ac.uk

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Syntax

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2007

Meeting Description

Defective paradigms: missing forms and what they tell us

Defectiveness in morphological paradigms remains a serious challenge to
linguistic theory. This two-day conference will assess our current
understanding of defectiveness and plot the directions for future research.

2nd Call for Papers

Defective paradigms: missing forms and what they tell us

An important design feature of language is the use of productive patterns. We
have 'enjoy' - 'enjoyed', 'agree' - 'agreed', and many others. On the basis of
this productive pattern, if we meet a new verb 'transduce' we know that there
will be the form 'transduced'. Even if the pattern is not fully regular, there
will be a form available, as in 'understand' - 'understood'. Surprisingly, this
principle is sometimes violated, a phenomenon known as defectiveness, which
means there is a gap in a word's set of forms. The missing singular form of
English 'scissors' is one example, and more striking instances can be found in
languages with more complex systems of inflection (for example, Russian nouns
that lack a genitive plural, or verbs which lack a first person singular form).
Although such gaps have been known to us since Classical times, they remain one
of the most poorly understood aspects of grammar, and challenge reigning models
of the acquisition and application of inflectional rules.

In the context of a research project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research
Council (UK), the Surrey Morphology Group will be holding a two-day conference
(April 10-11, 2008) in London with the aim of assessing our current
understanding of defectiveness and plotting the directions for future research.
We invite abstracts for papers on any aspect of defectiveness. Time allotted for
papers is 40 minutes, including 15 minutes for questions. The invited speakers are:

Stephen Anderson (Yale University)
Harald Baayen (Univesity of Alberta)
Roger Evans (University of Brighton)
Marianne Mithun (University of California at Santa Barbara)
Gregory Stump (University of Kentucky)

Anonymous abstracts (500 words maximum) should be sent as an attachment by
e-mail to m.baermansurrey.ac.uk by November 30, 2007, with contact information
contained in the body of the message. Any questions may also be sent to the
above address.



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