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LINGUIST List 18.3815

Wed Dec 19 2007

Calls: General Linguistics, English/Spain

Editor for this issue: Stephanie Morse <morselinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Carlos Prado-Alonso, International Postgraduate Conference on English

Message 1: International Postgraduate Conference on English
Date: 14-Dec-2007
From: Carlos Prado-Alonso <iacarprausc.es>
Subject: International Postgraduate Conference on English
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Full Title: International Postgraduate Conference on English
Short Title: ELC1

Date: 10-May-2008 - 11-May-2008
Location: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Contact Person: Carlos Prado-Alonso
Meeting Email: elcpostgraduvigo.es
Web Site: http://www.elc-postgraduateconference.es

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 01-Jan-2008

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce the First ELC Postgraduate Conference on English
Linguistics (ELC1), to be held at the University of Santiago de Compostela
(Spain) between 10-11 May 2008. ELC1 aims to provide linguistics postgraduate
students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research in an
informal and intellectually stimulating setting.

The conference is organised by postgraduate students from the English
Departments of the Universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo. It is
supported by these two universities and by the English Linguistics Circle
(http://www.elc.org.es), a discussion group involving the following research teams:

1) Variation, Linguistic Change and Grammaticalisation (VLCG; University of
Santiago de Compostela; Director: Prof. Teresa Fanego).

2) Santiago University Learner of English Corpus (SULEC; University of Santiago
de Compostela; Director: Prof. Ignacio Palacios Martínez).

3) Language Variation and Textual Categorisation (LVTG; University of Vigo;
Director: Prof. Javier Pérez Guerra).

Previous international conferences organised by the supporting research teams:

Eleventh International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (11ICEHL),
Santiago de Compostela, 7-11 September 2000

Second International Conference on the English Language in the Late Modern
English Period 1700-1900, Vigo, 25-27 November 2004

New Reflections on Grammaticalisation 3 (NRG3), Santiago de Compostela, 17- 20
July 2005

Plenary Speakers

Ingo Plag
Professor of English Linguistics, University of Siegen

Geoffrey K. Pullum
Professor of General Linguistics, University of Edinburgh

Antonella Sorace
Professor of Developmental Linguistics, University of Edinburgh

Organizing Committee

Fátima Faya Cerqueiro (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Lidia Gómez García (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Montserrat Nolasco Rodríguez (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Iria Pastor Gómez (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Martiña Piñeiro de la Torre (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Carlos Prado Alonso (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Paula Rodríguez Puente (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Beatriz Tizón Couto (University of Vigo)
David Tizón Couto (University of Vigo)

Programme Committee

Juan Carlos Acuña Fariña (University of Santiago de Compostela
Dolores González Álvarez (University of Vigo)
Victorina González Díaz (University of Liverpool)
Liesbet Heyvaert (University of Leuven)
María José López Couso (University of Santiago de Compostela)
Javier Pérez Guerra (University of Vigo)
Julia Schlüter (University of Bamberg)
Graeme Trousdale (University of Edinburgh)

Postgraduate students are invited to submit abstracts for oral presentations on
all fields of linguistic research, whether synchronic or diachronic. Papers are
to be 20 minutes in length plus 10 minutes for discussion. The conference
language is English.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstracts should be anonymous and not exceed 400 words. They should preferably
be submitted via e-mail as an attachment (Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format, or
PDF files) to the address elcpostgraduvigo.es

Abstracts should include:

1. The title of the paper.
2. A list of 5-10 keywords.
3. The research focus.
4. The research methodology.
5. A brief summary of findings (if applicable).
6. A short list of key references (restrict references to a minimum).

The e-mail message accompanying the abstract should contain the following

1. The name(s) of the author(s) and their affiliation(s).
2. The author's e-mail address and contact details.
3. Audiovisual equipment required.

Abstract Submission Deadlines

Abstracts must be received by 1 January 2008.
Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the programme committee and the
authors will be notified of acceptance by 1 February 2008 (by e-mail).

Please send your abstracts to: elcpostgraduvigo.es


Authors of papers accepted for presentation will be invited to submit their
paper for publication (length to be determined) in the volume of conference
proceedings. Papers will be subjected to refereeing.

Registration Information

To register for the conference please download the registration form from the
conference website:


The fee includes coffee, tea and refreshments during the conference days as well
as an informal dinner (Saturday 10 May, evening) and a walking tour of the Old
Town of Santiago (Sunday 11 May, afternoon).

The registration fees are as follows:

45 € fee for registration by 15 April 2008.
55 € fee for registration after 15 April 2008.

The registration fee can be paid by bank transfer; further information on the
bank account number will be available soon.

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the Faculty of Philology of the University of
Santiago de Compostela in the North Campus. The campus is located within walking
distance from the city centre. Santiago de Compostela is a UNESCO World Heritage
Site since 1985, and the University of Santiago de Compostela, established in
1495, is one of the leading academic institutions in Europe.

Further Information

For general enquiries send an e-mail message to: elcpostgraduvigo.es
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