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LINGUIST List 18.571

Wed Feb 21 2007

Calls: Sociolinguistics/USA; Phonology/UK

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        1.    Aaron Dinkin, New Ways of Analyzing Variation 36
        2.    Patrick Honeybone, 15th Manchester Phonology Meeting


Message 1: New Ways of Analyzing Variation 36
Date: 20-Feb-2007
From: Aaron Dinkin <dinkinling.upenn.edu>
Subject: New Ways of Analyzing Variation 36


Full Title: New Ways of Analyzing Variation 36
Short Title: NWAV 36

Date: 11-Oct-2007 - 14-Oct-2007
Location: Philadelphia PA, USA
Contact Person: Gillian Sankoff
Meeting Email: nwav36ling.upenn.edu
Web Site: http://www.ling.upenn.edu/NWAV

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-May-2007

Meeting Description:

The 36th conference on New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV), to be held at the
University of Pennsylvania

NWAV 36 will be held October 11-14, 2007 at the University of Pennsylvania. We
invite submissions for papers in all areas related to language variation and
change. Abstracts should be submitted via the online submission form that will
be available shortly at our website (www.ling.upenn.edu/NWAV). Authors may
submit at most one singly-authored and one jointly-authored abstract, or two
jointly-authored abstracts. Abstracts will be anonymously reviewed.

Papers will be considered for both oral and poster presentations. Oral
presentations will be expected to last 20 minutes with 5 minutes for questions.
We encourage submission of abstracts for poster presentations, to be presented
in a poster session on October 12. Abstracts for both should be no more than 500
words (not including references) and must be submitted by May 31, 2007.
Notifications of acceptance will be emailed by July 2, 2007.

The program will also include a limited number of workshops on special topics on
October 11th. We are happy to consider proposals from those interested in
running workshops; please e-mail such proposals to nwav36ling.upenn.edu.

For further information on this or any other aspect of the conference, please
see updates on our website at www.ling.upenn.edu/NWAV or contact
nwav36ling.upenn.edu.
Message 2: 15th Manchester Phonology Meeting
Date: 20-Feb-2007
From: Patrick Honeybone <patrick.honeyboneed.ac.uk>
Subject: 15th Manchester Phonology Meeting



Full Title: 15th Manchester Phonology Meeting
Short Title: 15mfm

Date: 24-May-2007 - 26-May-2007
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Patrick Honeybone
Meeting Email: patrick.honeyboneed.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.englang.ed.ac.uk/mfm/15mfm.html

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2007

Meeting Description

Special session: 'Where is allomorphy?', featuring (in alphabetical order)
Ricardo Bermudez-Otero, Mirjam Ernestus, John McCarthy, Glyne Piggott

Held in Manchester, UK; organised through a collaboration of phonologists at the
University of Edinburgh, the University of Manchester, the Universite
Toulouse-Le Mirail, the Universite Montpellier-Paul Valery and elsewhere.

Second Call for Papers

Fifteenth Manchester Phonology Meeting

24-26 May 2007

Deadline for abstracts: 1st March 2007

Conference website: www.englang.ed.ac.uk/mfm/15mfm.html

Background

We are pleased to announce our Fifteenth Manchester Phonology Meeting
(15mfm). The mfm is the UK's annual phonology conference, with an
international set of organisers; it is held in late May every year in
Manchester. The meeting has become a key conference for phonologists
from all corners of the world, where anyone who declares themselves to
be interested in phonology can submit an abstract on anything
phonological in any phonological framework. In an informal atmosphere,
we discuss a wide range of topics, including the phonological
description of a wide variety of languages, issues in phonological
theory, aspects of phonological acquisition and implications of
phonological change.

Special Session

There is no conference theme - abstracts can be submitted on anything,
but, following the success of such sessions in previous years, a
special themed session has been organised, entitled 'Where is
allomorphy?' This will feature invited speakers and conclude in an
open discussion session when contributions from the audience will be
very welcome. Abstracts which attempt to deal overtly with the issues
involved with this (from any perspective) are certainly welcome.

Special Session Speakers (in alphabetical order)
- Ricardo Bermudez-Otero (University of Manchester)
- Mirjam Ernestus (Radboud Univeristy & Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen)
- John McCarthy (University of Massachusetts)
- Glyne Piggott (McGill University)

Abstract Submission

This is a summary - please consult the website for full details
www.englang.ed.ac.uk/mfm/15mfm.html

- There is no obligatory conference theme - abstracts can be submitted
on anything. Abstracts should be sent to Patrick Honeybone as
attachments to an email (patrick.honeyboneed.ac.uk) by 1st March 2007.

- Abstracts should be no longer than one side of A4, with 2.5cm or one
inch margins, single-spaced, with a font size no smaller than 12, and
with normal character spacing.

- Please send two copies of your abstract - one of these should be
anonymous and one should include your name, affiliation and email
address at the top of the page, directly below the title. All
abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by members of the organising
committee and advisory board.

- Please use one of these formats for your abstract: pdf, Word, or
plain text. If you need to use a phonetic font in your abstract,
either embed it in a pdf file, or use the Doulos SIL font

- Full papers will last around 25 minutes with around 5 minutes for
questions, and there will be a high-profile poster session lasting one
and a half hours. Please indicate whether you would prefer to present
your work as an oral paper or a poster, or whether you would be
prepared to present it in either form.

- If you need technical equipment for your talk, please say so in the
message accompanying your abstract and we will do our best to provide
it, although this cannot be guaranteed.

- We aim to finalise the programme, and to contact abstract-senders by
around 31st March.

Further important details concerning abstract submission are
available on the conference website - please make sure that you
consult these before submitting an abstract:
www.englang.ed.ac.uk/mfm/15mfm.html

Organisers

Organising Committee:
The first named is the convenor and main organiser - if you would like
to attend or if you have any queries about the conference, please feel
free to get in touch with me (patrick.honeyboneed.ac.uk, or phone
+44 (0)131 651 1838).
- Patrick Honeybone (Edinburgh)
- Ricardo Bermudez-Otero (Manchester)
- Philip Carr (Montpellier-Paul Valery)
- Jacques Durand (Toulouse-Le Mirail)

Advisory Board:
- Jill Beckman (Iowa)
- Bert Botma (Leiden)
- Mike Davenport (Durham)
- Daniel L. Everett (Illinois State)
- Paul Foulkes (York)
- S.J. Hannahs (Newcastle upon Tyne)
- John Harris (UCL)
- Kristine A. Hildebrandt (Manchester)
- Martin Krämer (Tromso)
- Aditi Lahiri (Konstanz)
- Ken Lodge (UEA)
- Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens Instituut)
- Glyne Piggott (McGill)
- Curt Rice (Tromso)
- Catherine O. Ringen (Iowa)
- Tobias Scheer (Nice)
- James M. Scobbie (QMUC)
- Dan Silverman (McGill)
- Marilyn M. Vihman (York)
- Moira Yip (UCL)

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