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LINGUIST List 18.623

Mon Feb 26 2007

Calls: Morphology,Phonetics,Phonolog/South Korea; Syntax/UK

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

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        1.    Taehong Cho, Seoul International Conference on Phonology & Morphology
        2.    William Haddican, Formal Approaches to Variation in Syntax

Message 1: Seoul International Conference on Phonology & Morphology
Date: 24-Feb-2007
From: Taehong Cho <tcho2005gmail.com>
Subject: Seoul International Conference on Phonology & Morphology

Full Title: Seoul International Conference on Phonology & Morphology

Date: 18-Jun-2007 - 19-Jun-2007
Location: Seoul, Korea, South
Contact Person: Taehong Cho
Meeting Email: tcho2005gmail.com

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Phonetics; Phonology

Call Deadline: 10-Apr-2007

Meeting Description
The Phonology-Morphology Circle of Korea holds the Seoul International
Conference on Phonology and Morphology every other year with an aim to enhance
our understanding of current issues on phonetics, phonology and morphology and
their interfaces. The 4th Seoul International Conference on Phonology and
Morphology will be held on June 18-19, 2007 at Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
with invited speakers, Joe Stemberg (UBC), Beth Hume (OSU) and Ann Bradlow

The 4th Seoul International Conference on Phonology and Morphology (2007)

June 18 & 19 (Monday & Tuesday), 2007
At Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

Invited Speakers
Joe Stemberger (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Beth Hume (Ohio State University, USA)
Ann Bradlow (Northwestern University, USA)

Invited Scholars
Hideki Zamma (Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Japan)
Itsue Kawagoe (Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan)

We are pleased to announce that the Phonology-Morphology Circle of Korea will
host the 4th International Conference on Phonology and Morphology on June 18-19,
2007 at Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstracts are invited in all areas of phonetics, phonology, morphology and
interfaces between any grammatical components that address issues in phonetics
and phonology. The conference language is English. Speakers will be allotted 20
minutes with 10 minutes for questions. The abstract text should be
single-spaced, at least 11-point font, on one page (A4) with 2.54 cm (1 inch)
margin on all sides. An additional page for data, figures, and references may be
included. Authors' names should not appear on abstracts, but the abstract should
include a title. The following information should be on a separate page:

title of the abstract
author name(s)
e-mail address
mailing address
area of linguistics (e.g., phonetics, phonology, morphology)
send it to: Jeong-Im Han (jhankonkuk.ac.kr)

Abstracts should be submitted by email, as DOC (MS-word) or PDF file
attachments, to Jeong-Im Han (jhankonkuk.ac.kr) by April 10, 2007.

Notification of acceptance will be made by April 30, 2007.

If accepted, either a 4-page long full paper or a handout should be submitted by
May 31, 2007, which will be published in the program handbook.

Registration Fee
The conference fee is 20,000 won or 20 dollars for early registration (30,000
won or 30 dollars after June 1, 2007). The fee for students is 10,000 won or 10
dollars for early registration (20,000 won or 20 dollars after June 1, 2007).
This sum includes the registration fee and will, among other things, cover the
conference handbook, refreshments and at least one lunch. It will not, however,
cover accommodation.

For foreign participants, a limited number of rooms at the Hanyang University's
Guesthouse will be available for a reasonable price (about 40 dollars per night
for a two single bed room for one or two people; about 60 dollars for a family
room with one single bed and one double bed for up to three people). For more
information about the guesthouse and bookings, please contact Ik-Sang Eom at

Further Information
Further information about the conference will be available on
http://society.kisti.re.kr/~pmc/. Participants are asked to check this website
regarding possible alternations and changes. Additional questions concerning the
conference in general can be sent to Secretary General Sunhoi Kim at

Relevant Contacts
(1) Sending Abstracts: Dr. Jeong-Im Han (jhankonkuk.ac.kr) by April 10th 2007
(2) Conference Site Info: Dr. Ik-Sang Eom (eomhanyang.ac.kr)
(3) General Info: Dr. Sunhoi Kim (sunhoicau.ac.kr)
Message 2: Formal Approaches to Variation in Syntax
Date: 24-Feb-2007
From: William Haddican <lang6york.ac.uk>
Subject: Formal Approaches to Variation in Syntax

Full Title: Formal Approaches to Variation in Syntax

Date: 10-May-2007 - 13-May-2007
Location: York, United Kingdom
Contact Person: William Haddican
Meeting Email: lang6york.ac.uk

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

The goal of this conference is to bring together scholars focusing on
intra-speaker variation in syntax in an effort to stimulate theoretical debate
in this area.

Formal Approaches to Variation in Syntax

Second Call for papers

The Kings Manor, York, England, May 10-13, 2007

Within the last few years, syntacticians have begun to take an interest in
intra-speaker variation to a degree that was hitherto unknown. Previously, only
those syntacticians interested in diachronic variation--led by Kroch
and colleagues--devoted much attention to the issue of how variation can be
dealt with formally (Kroch 1989, 1994, 2001, Kroch and Taylor 1995, 2000,
Pintzuk 1991). Formal syntax has otherwise largely ignored the type of data
that sociolinguistic variationists attach so much importance to quantifying,
either because they had nothing to say about it or because they felt that in the
grammar of the idealised speaker-hearer there would (or even could) be no
variation. The advent of minimalism, which generally eschews the possibility of
optionality in grammar, has prompted some syntacticians to take a greater
interest in variability, in order to explain it without reference to ''free
variation.'' Recent literature, then, has seen several promising new formal
approaches to intra-speaker variation in syntax (Adger 2006, Yang 2000, Henry
1995, Clark 2004, Asudeh 2001).

The goal of this conference is to bring together current researchers in this
area in an effort to stimulate debate on issues such as the following:

-Is variability in child language at the root of syntactic change or is
variation in the adult grammar a necessary impetus?
-What is the relationship between intra-speaker and inter-speaker variation
in syntax?
-What formal and syntactic mechanisms best explain the existence of
intra-speaker variation?
-Are frequencies of variants (partially) predictable from the formal
properties (e.g. features) involved?
-What if any is the role of parameters in intra-speaker variation?

Invited Speakers:

David Adger
Sjef Barbiers
Joan Bresnan
Tony Kroch
Charles Yang

The conference will run from Thursday evening to Saturday evening. Researchers
in this area are invited to submit abstracts for presentations of 35 minutes,
with an additional 10 minutes allotted for questions. (Invited speaker
presentations will be 45 minutes in length with an additional 15 minutes for
questions.) We intend to approach publishers with a view to publishing an edited
volume of selected papers following the conference. Preference will be given to
papers which address the issues outlined above and related formal issues rather
than merely providing detailed analysis of a piece of variation. We encourage
syntacticians of all theoretical persuasions to apply.

Abstracts of no more than 2 pages (A4 or 8.5'' x 11'') should be sent to
lang6york.ac.uk by March 1, 2007. Please send two copies of each abstract, one
in camera ready form for inclusion in the abstract booklet with
speakers' names, affiliation and email addresses, and another anonymised,
both in pdf format. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by March 15th


Bernadette Plunkett and Bill Haddican (University of York Linguistics)

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