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LINGUIST List 18.509

Thu Feb 15 2007

Calls: Comp,General Ling,Syntax/USA; Language Acquisition/Spain

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

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        1.    Gert Webelhuth, 14th International Conference on HPSG
        2.    Anna Gavarró, Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 2007

Message 1: 14th International Conference on HPSG
Date: 14-Feb-2007
From: Gert Webelhuth <webelhuthuni-goettingen.de>
Subject: 14th International Conference on HPSG

Full Title: 14th International Conference on HPSG
Short Title: HPSG 2007

Date: 20-Jul-2007 - 22-Jul-2007
Location: Stanford, CA, USA
Contact Person: Stefan Müller
Meeting Email: Stefan.Muellercl.uni-bremen.de
Web Site: http://hpsg.stanford.edu/HPSG07/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

This conference addresses linguistic, foundational, or computational
issues relating to the framework of Head-Driven Phrase Structure

The conference is combined with a workshop on Constructions and
Grammatical Theory.

Subject: Extended Abstract Deadline:
Workshop on Constructions and Grammatical Theory

Full Title: Workshop on Constructions and Grammatical Theory

Date: 21-Jul-2007
Location: Stanford, CA, USA
Organizers: Ivan Sag (sagcsli.stanford.edu)
Gert Webelhuth (webelhuthuni-goettingen.de)
Web Site: http://hpsg.stanford.edu/HPSG07/workshop.html

Linguistic Field(s): Grammatical Theory; Syntax; Semantics;
Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics;

Extended Call Deadline: 1-March-2007

Meeting Description:

This workshop addresses issues related to the role of constructions in
linguistic theory.

The workshop is hosted by the 14th International Conference on
Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) in conjunction with the
2007 LSA Linguistic Institute.

Invited Speakers:

Adele Goldberg (Princeton University)
Paul Kay (UC Berkeley)
Stefan Müller (University of Bremen)
Ivan A. Sag (Stanford University)

Call for Papers:

Abstracts are solicited for 20 minute presentations (followed by 10
minutes of discussion) which address any issues relevant to the role
of constructions in grammatical theory.


We invite online submissions of abstracts for presentations which should
consist of two parts:

1. a separate information page in plain text format, containing
- author name(s)
- affiliation(s)
- e-mail and postal address(es)
- title of paper
2. an extended abstract of not more than 5 (five) pages, including
all figures and references. Abstracts should be in PDF format.

We will use an online subscription system. All abstracts should be
submitted via http://www.easychair.org/HPSG07 (Please direct any
questions to the Program Committee Chair: stefan.muellercl.uni-bremen.de).

Abstracts for the workshop should mention 'Workshop-07' in the subject
line. All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two
reviewers. Authors are asked to avoid self-references in the
abstracts. The Program Committee reserves the right to reassign
accepted papers from the main conference to the workshop, and vice

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: March 1, 2007
Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2007
Workshop: July 21, 2007


The conference and workshop proceedings will be published online by
CSLI Publications. A call for contributions to the publications will
be issued after the workshop. Proceedings of previous conferences and
workshops are available at:


The final deadline for receipt of written versions of
conference/workshop papers is October 15, 2007.

Workshop Web Site:


Submission Web Site:

Message 2: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 2007
Date: 14-Feb-2007
From: Anna Gavarró <anna.gavarrouab.cat>
Subject: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 2007

Full Title: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 2007
Short Title: GALA 2007

Date: 06-Sep-2007 - 08-Sep-2007
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact Person: Anna Gavarró
Meeting Email: cg.gala2007uab.es
Web Site: http://www.gala2007.uab.es/

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

GALA (Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition) 2007 will be held in
Barcelona, hosted by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, between the 6th and
the 8th of September, 2007. Information is available at http://www.gala2007.uab.es/

Second call for papers

Invited speakers:

Adriana Belletti (Università degli Studi di Siena)
Naama Friedmann (Tel Aviv University)
Marina Nespor (Università di Ferrara)
Josef Perner (Universität Salzburg)
Ken Wexler (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

We invite submissions on first and second language acquisition, bilingual
acquisition, language pathology, the acquisition of sign language, and brain
imaging research for acquisition and pathology. Besides the main session, two
workshops will be held on 'Subordination in language development' (organised by
Uli Sauerland and Bart Hollebrandse) and 'Phonological development: the
emergence of segments and the syllable' (organised by Pilar Prieto).

Talks for the main session and the workshops will be 20 minutes long, followed
by 10 minutes discussion. At most one single-authored and one joint abstract (or
two joint abstracts) per author will be considered. There will be two poster
sessions. Please indicate in your submission whether you want your abstract to
be considered for the main session, a workshop, for oral presentation, poster,
or both. Submissions should be sent to cg.gala2007uab.es, by a unique contact

Abstract guidelines:

Abstracts should be at most two pages, with only figures and references in the
second. 12 point Helvetica, single-spaced, should be used, with 2cm margins. An
anonymous abstract and an abstract with authors' name/s and affiliation should
be send by email as Word or pdf attachment (if special symbols are used, pdf
format is required). The abstract with name and affiliation should be as follows:

Title (bold, left justified)
Author's name/s (left justified)
Affiliation (left justified)


Deadline for receipt of abstracts: March 15th, 2007.
Notification of acceptance: May 1st, 2007.

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