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LINGUIST List 18.3734

Fri Dec 14 2007

Calls: General Ling/Australia; Ling & Literature/Iceland

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

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        1.    Simon Musgrave, Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association 15
        2.    Kristján Árnason, The Branches of Poetry

Message 1: Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association 15
Date: 14-Dec-2007
From: Simon Musgrave <Simon.Musgravearts.monash.edu.au>
Subject: Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association 15
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Full Title: Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association 15
Short Title: AFLA XV

Date: 30-Jun-2008 - 02-Jul-2008
Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Contact Person: Simon Musgrave
Meeting Email: afla2008gmail.com
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Austronesian

Call Deadline: 11-Feb-2008

Meeting Description:
The 15th conference of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association
will be held at the University of Sydney from June 30 to July 2, 2008.
The conference will be one of a group of linguistics events being held at the
University of Sydney at that time under the general name of LingFest2008
<http://www.lingfest.arts.usyd.edu.au/>. Other events include ALI 2008, ALS
2008, LFG 2008 and ALAA 2008.

Invited Speakers:
Robert A. Blust (Hawai'i)
Mary Dalrymple (Oxford)
Elizabeth Pearce (Wellington)

Abstracts are invited for 30 minute talks (20 minute presentations + 10
minute question-and-answer period) on any aspect of formal linguistics (e.g.
language acquisition, morphology, phonology, phonetics, semantics, syntax) of
any Austronesian language. Applicants are limited to only one singly-authored
and one jointly-authored abstract.
Abstracts should be anonymous and should not exceed one A4 page with a 2.5cm
margin on each side and in at least 12 pt. Times New Roman font. A second page
should be submitted with the title of your paper and names and affiliations of
authors. All material is to be submitted in .pdf. Non-standard fonts should be
avoided wherever possible, and if necessary should be embedded in the .pdf
document. Please indicate the subfield (Morphology, Phonology, Syntax, etc.) to
which you consider your abstract belongs at the bottom of the first page.
Abstracts are to be submitted online, beginning December 17, 2007, on the AFLA
15 website. Please follow the ''Proposal Submission'' link and follow the
instructions there. Note that you have to register as a user before it is
possible to submit your abstract, and that you must supply a text-only version
of the abstract on the web form in addition to uploading a .pdf version. Only
abstracts uploaded before the final deadline at the conference website and only
those following the guidelines specified above will be accepted.

Submission Deadline: 23:59 Aus EST (GMT +10:00) on February 11, 2008

Notification of acceptance: March 31, 2008
Message 2: The Branches of Poetry
Date: 14-Dec-2007
From: Kristján Árnason <kristarnhi.is>
Subject: The Branches of Poetry
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Full Title: The Branches of Poetry

Date: 18-Jun-2008 - 21-Jun-2008
Location: Reykholt, Borgarfjörður, Iceland
Contact Person: Margret Gudmundsdottir
Meeting Email: mguhi.is

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2008

Meeting Description

An international conference on metrics, organised by the Nordic Society for
Metrical Studies in cooperation with the University of Iceland and the Árni
Magnússon Institute of Icelandic Studies, Reykjavík.

The theme of the conference will be: Germanic features in Nordic and European
poetry, linguistic and literary aspects. Among our invited speakers will be
Professor Nigel Fabb, Strathclyde University.

We plan to have a special session on medieval Nordic poetry as represented in
the eddic and skaldic forms, and described by Snorri Sturluson, who lived,
worked and died (in 1241) in Reykholt. In his terminology, the distinctive
traits or branches (greinir) of poetry were those of diction (mál), sound
(hljóð) and number (tala).

Submissions are invited for 30 minute papers on the linguistic and literary
aspects of metres and poetry.

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