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LINGUIST List 18.685

Mon Mar 05 2007

Calls: Historical Ling/Portugal; Gen Ling/Australia

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


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        1.    Ana Maria Brito, Change and Variation in Romance
        2.    Marie Fellbaum Korpi, Workshop: Definiteness and Referentiality


Message 1: Change and Variation in Romance
Date: 05-Mar-2007
From: Ana Maria Brito <anamariabritonetcabo.pt>
Subject: Change and Variation in Romance


Full Title: Change and Variation in Romance
Short Title: VarRom2007

Date: 13-Dec-2007 - 15-Dec-2007
Location: Porto, Portugal
Contact Person: Ana Maria Brito
Meeting Email: anamariabritonetcabo.pt

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2009

Meeting Description:

The Linguistics Section of the Romance Department of the Faculty of Arts of the
University of Porto and the Centre of Linguistics of the same University are
organising an international colloquium with the goal of putting together
specialists on theory of change and on change and variation in Romance languages.

Change and Variation in Romance
International Colloquium, Porto, 13-15 December 2007

Although governed by some abstract universal principles, languages are not a
stable and fixed phenomenon, being subject to change and variation. Romance
languages are not an exception. In the last decades much research has been
undertaken in the fields of Historical Linguistics, History of Romance
Languages, Sociolinguistics.

The Linguistics Section of the Romance Department of the Faculty of Arts of the
University of Porto and the Centre of Linguistics of the same University are
organising an international colloquium with the goal of bringing together
specialists on theory of change and on change and variation in Romance
languages, from December 13-15, 2007.

There are a number of interesting questions that can be discussed in this forum:

(i) What can recent approaches to the history of Romance Languages bring to the
more general understanding of language change?
(ii) Is it possible to establish a correlation between the available results on
change and sociolinguistic conditions?
(iii) How far can ongoing changes in Romance languages and particularly in
Portuguese help us to understand the mechanisms of language change?
(iv) To what extent language is contact in Africa and other continents
influencing Romance languages?

The International Colloquium on Change and Variation in Portuguese will take
place in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto (FLUP), from December
13-15, 2007. There are 18 slots of 30 minutes for selected talks of 20m followed
by 10m of discussion; the colloquium will also have three invited speakers:

- Rosa Virgínia Mattos e Silva (Federal University of Baía, Brazil)
- Christianne Marchello-Nizia (Professeur émérite, ENS-LSH, Lyon)
- Gian Paolo Salvi (University Loránd Eötvös, Budapest, Hungary)

Abstracts cannot exceed two pages of text, with 2.5cm margin of all four sides
(A4). Font: Times New Roman, 12 point, line spacing: single). Abstracts may
include an extra page for references and examples.

Abstracts should be sent electronically only, as Word or PDR attachments to
anamariabritonetcabo.pt (PDF required if it contains special fonts, as phonetic
symbols or figures). One copy of the abstract must be sent anonymously and
another one with author's name, email address and affiliation.
Lay-out for the non-anonymous abstract: first line: title of the paper (in
bold); second line: author's name and email address; third line: affiliation.

The languages of the colloquium will be Portuguese, or any other Romance
Language, and English.

Deadline for abstract submission: 30th April 2007.

Acceptance notification: 8th June 2007

Further information about the International Colloquium ''Change and variation in
Romance'' is available at anamariabritonetcabo.pt


Mudança e Variação nas Línguas Românicas
Colóquio Internacional, Porto, 13-15 Dezembro 2007

Embora regidas por alguns princípios universais, as línguas não são um fenómeno
fixo e estão sujeitas a mudança e variação. As línguas românicas não constituem
excepção. Nas últimas décadas tem sido desenvolvida muita investigação nos
domínios da Linguística Histórica, da História das Línguas Românicas, da
Sociolinguística.
A Secção de Linguística do Departamento de Estudos Portugueses e de Estudos
Românicos da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (FLUP), em colaboração
com o Centro de Linguística da mesma Universidade (CLUP) estão a organizar um
colóquio internacional sobre mudança e variação, nos dias 13-15 Dezembro de 2007.

Há uma série de questões interessantes que podem ser discutidas neste fórum:

(i) O que é que as investigações recentes sobre a história e a mudança das
línguas românicas podem trazer à compreensão geral sobre a mudança e a variação
linguísticas?
(ii) Será possível estabelecer correlações entre os resultados disponíveis sobre
a história da língua portuguesa e as condições sociolinguísticas?
(iii) Como é que as mudanças que estão a ocorrer nas línguas românicas podem
ajudar-nos a compreender os mecanismos da mudança linguística?
(iv) Em que medida o contacto entre línguas em África e noutros continentes está
a influenciar as línguas românicas?

O Colóquio Internacional ''Mudança e Variação nas Línguas Românicas'' terá lugar
na Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (FLUP), de 13 a 15 Dezembro de
2007. Haverá espaço para 18 comunicações seleccionadas de 20m com 10m de
discussão. O colóquio terá ainda três conferencistas convidados:

- Rosa Virgínia Mattos e Silva (Universidade Federal da Baía, Brasil)
- Christianne Marchello-Nizia (Professeur émérite, ENS-LSH, Lyon)
- Gian Paolo Salvi (Universidade Loránd Eötvös de Budapeste, Hungria)

Os resumos não devem exceder duas páginas de texto, com 2.5cm de margem dos
quatro lados (A4). Fonte: Times New Roman, 12 pontos, espaço entre linhas:
simples. Os resumos podem incluir uma página extra para referências
bibliográficas e exemplos.

Os resumos devem ser enviados electronicamente para anamariabritonetcabo.pt,
como documentos Word ou PDR em anexo (é requerida uma versão PDF se houver
fontes especiais, como símbolos fonéticos ou esquemas).
Devem ser enviadas duas cópias do resumo: uma anónima e outra com o nome do
autor, direcção de email e instituição.
Lay-out da cópia não anónima: primeira linha: título do artigo (em bold);
segunda linha: nome do autor e direcção de email; terceira linha: instituição.

As línguas do colóquio são o Português, ou qualquer outra língua românica, e o
Inglês.

Limite para enviar resumos: 30 de Abril de 2007.

Notificação da aceitação: 8 de Junho de 2007.

Mais informação acerca do Colóquio Internacional ''Mudança e Variação nas
Línguas Românicas'' está disponível em anamariabritonetcabo.pt
Message 2: Workshop: Definiteness and Referentiality
Date: 03-Mar-2007
From: Marie Fellbaum Korpi <Marie.Fellbaumanu.edu.au>
Subject: Workshop: Definiteness and Referentiality



Full Title: Workshop: Definiteness and Referentiality

Date: 26-Sep-2007 - 28-Sep-2007
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Contact Person: Marie Fellbaum Korpi
Meeting Email: Marie.Fellbaumanu.edu.au

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Australian; Austronesian; Asian

Call Deadline: 16-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

Definiteness and Referentiality: Theory and Description

A one day workshop on Definiteness and Referentiality will be held in
conjunction with ALS 2007 at the University of Adelaide. We welcome papers on
Australian, Austronesian, Asian and other natural languages, and in all areas of
linguistics including sociolinguistics, language variation and change,
first/second language acquisition, conversational analysis, and cognitive
(including psycho-/neurolinguistic) processing of definiteness. The following
topics are of particular interest:

- data based studies of definiteness properties in particular languages
- theoretical aspects of definiteness and/or specificity
- the article systems of a language group(s)
- the interaction of definiteness/specificity with the grammar of a language
- the behavior of subsystems within languages, e.g. polarity references and
number and quantification of nouns
- the acquisition and development of definiteness and/or referentiality in child
and second languages
- language change in progress with respect to a property or subsystem of a
language.

Second Call for Papers
Definiteness and Referentiality:
Theory and Description Workshop

Sept. 26-28, 2007
University of Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia

Proposals for both a General Session and a Poster Session should include the
author's name and affiliation, contact details (including e-mail and postal
addresses), title of the paper, keywords, and a one page abstract of no more
than 500 words, excluding examples and references. Key references may include,
but not limited to, the work of Irene Heim, M. Enç, Kamp & Reyle (DRT), B.
Partee, Donka Farkas, T.Givon, Christopher Lyons, J. Hawkins, and M. Haspelmath.
In your submission, please indicate your preference, and, if your choice is a
General Session, please state if you would be willing to do a poster.

Each abstract will be blind reviewed on the basis of the following criteria:
-- Topic appropriate to the workshop theme
-- Paper contributing new knowledge on the topic
-- Argument supported by data from natural language
-- Clear statement of results

Abstracts should be sent electronically in the body of the e-mail message and
also as an attachment in PDF or rtf format to Korpi.DefWorkshopanu.edu.au. In
the e-mail subject line, please write 'NAME ALSDEFworkshop' where NAME is your
surname.

Deadline for abstracts is March 16th with notification of acceptance by April 30.

The format of the sessions will be 20 minutes for each paper, followed by 10
minutes for discussion. Posters will be displayed for one whole day, with a
time slot for discussing them.

Selected papers from the workshop will be peer reviewed and published in a
special volume devoted to the workshop theme.

Workshop organizers:
Brett Baker - (University of New England)
Marie Fellbaum Korpi - (The Australian National University)
Harumi Minagawa - (The University of Auckland)
Lesley Stirling - (The University of Melbourne)

http://defworkshop.als.asn.au





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