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LINGUIST List 18.3726

Wed Dec 12 2007

Calls: General Ling/Japan; Lang Acquisition,Phonology,Psycholing/USA

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

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        1.    Shuichi Yatabe, The 15th International Conference on HPSG
        2.    Marta Ortega-Llebaria, Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology

Message 1: The 15th International Conference on HPSG
Date: 12-Dec-2007
From: Shuichi Yatabe <yatabephiz.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp>
Subject: The 15th International Conference on HPSG
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Full Title: The 15th International Conference on HPSG
Short Title: HPSG2008

Date: 28-Jul-2008 - 30-Jul-2008
Location: Keihanna, Japan
Contact Person: Shuichi Yatabe
Meeting Email: hpsg2008easychair.org
Web Site: http://www2.nict.go.jp/x/x161/en/member/bond/hpsg-2008/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2008

Meeting Description

HPSG-2008 will take place in July, 2008 near the historic cities of Nara and
Kyoto in Japan.

The 15th International Conference on
Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
28-30 July, 2008

Invited Speakers

Mutsumi Imai (Keio University)
Tibor Kiss (Ruhr-Universit''at Bochum)
(more to be announced)

Abstracts are solicited for presentations which address linguistic,
foundational, or computational issues relating to the framework of Head-Driven
Phrase Structure Grammar. Each presentation will be allotted 40 minutes, but the
talk itself must be at most 30 minutes long, leaving at least 10 minutes for

The last day of the conference will be devoted to a workshop on ''Grammar at the
Interfaces'', whose purpose is to explore not just various problems regarding
grammar-internal interfaces (such as the syntax-semantics
interface and the morphology-syntax interface) but also issues surrounding the
interface between competence grammar and extragrammatical factors.


We will use an online submission system. All abstracts should be submitted via
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hpsg2008 Abstracts should be in PDF
format and should not be more than 5 (five) pages long.

Please direct any questions to the Program Committee Chair:

Abstracts for the main conference should mention 'HPSG-08' and abstracts for the
workshop should mention 'Workshop-08' in the title. All abstracts will be
reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers. Abstracts should not include
the authors' names and authors are asked to avoid self-references. The Program
Committee reserves the right to reassign accepted papers from the main
conference to the workshop, and vice versa.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: March 1, 2008
Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2008
Conference: July 28-30, 2008


The conference proceedings will be published online by CSLI publications. A call
for contributions to the publications will be issued after the conference.
Proceedings of previous conferences are available at
http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/HPSG/. The final deadline for receipt of
written versions of conference papers is October 25, 2008.

Program Committee

Anne Abeill'e, Olivier Bonami, Bob Borsley, Gosse Bouma, Rui Chaves,
Berthold Crysmann, Markus Egg, Elisabet Engdahl, Daniel Flickinger,
Jonathan Ginzburg, Dani`ele Godard, Chikara Hashimoto, Erhard Hinrichs,
Anke Holler, Chiharu Uda Kikuta, Jong-Bok Kim, Tibor Kiss, Anna Kupsc,
Shalom Lappin, Robert Levine, Rob Malouf, Nurit Melnik, Detmar Meurers,
Stefan M''uller, Tsuneko Nakazawa, Gerald Penn, Adam Przepi'orkowski,
Frank Richter, Louisa Sadler, Ivan Sag, Manfred Sailer, Jesse Tseng,
Stephen Wechsler, Shuichi Yatabe (chair), and Kei Yoshimoto.

Conference Web Site


Submission Web Site


Supported by the National Institute of
Information and Communications Technology
Message 2: Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology
Date: 12-Dec-2007
From: Marta Ortega-Llebaria <mollmail.utexas.edu>
Subject: Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology
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Full Title: Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology
Short Title: LASP4

Date: 26-Sep-2008 - 28-Sep-2008
Location: University of Texas, Austin TX, USA
Contact Person: Marta Ortega-Llebaria
Meeting Email: mollmail.utexas.edu
Web Site: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/conferences/lasp/main/

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Phonology; Psycholinguistics

Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Language Family(ies): Ibero-Romance

Call Deadline: 29-Feb-2008

Meeting Description:

The bi-annual conference on Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology (LASP)
draws researchers from several countries in North and South America, the
Middle-East and Europe whose research focuses on the experimental investigation
of articulation, acoustics, speech perception, language acquisition and
pathology with particular focus on the Spanish of Latin America and Spain.

Conference web: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/conferences/lasp/main/

Plenary Speakers:

Professor Laura Bosch, Grup de Recerca Neurociència Cognitiva (GRNC),
Departament de Psicologia Bàsica, Universitat de Barcelona.

Professor José Ignacio Hualde, Department of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese and
Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Past Conferences:

LASP 1, University of Minnesota, 9/02:

LASP 2, Indiana University, Bloomington, 9/04:

LASP 3, University of Toronto, Canada, 9/06:

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute presentations in English or Spanish on any
area of Spanish phonology from an experimental perspective. The phrase
''laboratory approaches'' is intended in its broadest possible sense and
includes any experimental work that offers insight into the sound structure of
Spanish. This may include, but is not limited to, data from phonetic,
perception, language acquisition, psycholinguistic, and speech disorder studies.
Abstracts should not exceed one-page in length, Times (New Roman), 12 point with
1'' margins. A second page for references may be included. Two electronic copies
(PDF format) must be provided, including one anonymous version. On a separate
sheet, please include the following information: author's (i) name; (ii)
affiliation; (iii) mailing address; (iv) e-mail address and (v) fax number.
Please send abstracts to mollmail.utexas.edu

Submission Deadline: February 29, 2008
Notification: March 31, 2008

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