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LINGUIST List 18.877

Fri Mar 23 2007

Calls: Gen Ling/UK; Lang Description,Syntax,Typology/Germany

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        1.    Peter Budd, 3rd Conference on Austronesian Languages & Linguistics
        2.    Martin Haspelmath, Conference on Ditransitive Constructions


Message 1: 3rd Conference on Austronesian Languages & Linguistics
Date: 20-Mar-2007
From: Peter Budd <psbemail.com>
Subject: 3rd Conference on Austronesian Languages & Linguistics


Full Title: 3rd Conference on Austronesian Languages & Linguistics
Short Title: ALL3

Date: 21-Sep-2007 - 22-Sep-2007
Location: SOAS, London, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Anthony Jukes
Meeting Email: aj4soas.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.soas.ac.uk/lingfiles/ALL3

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Austronesian

Call Deadline: 05-Apr-2007

Meeting Description:

ALL3 is a two day conference on all aspects of language and linguistics in the
Austronesian speaking world, organized by the UK Austronesian Research Group
(UKARG).

Conference title: 3rd Conference on Austronesian Languages & Linguistics (ALL3).
Dates: 21-22 September 2007
Location: School of Oriental and African Studies, London
Contact Person: Anthony Jukes
Meeting Email: aj4soas.ac.uk
Conference website: http://www.soas.ac.uk/lingfiles/ALL3

Linguistic Field(s): Austronesian Linguistics, General Linguistics

Call for papers:

UKARG is pleased to announce the 3rd Conference on Austronesian Languages and
Linguistics (ALL3), to be held on Friday 21 September and Saturday 22 September
at SOAS in London. It will be hosted by the Endangered Languages Academic
Programme (ELAP), Dept of Linguistics. Last year's conference in Oxford was
attended by researchers from around the world. We hope that this year's
conference will repeat that success, and are pleased to invite all researchers
working on Austronesian languages to participate.

Researchers working in any area of Austronesian linguistics are invited to
present their research. We welcome contributions relating to any aspect of
Austronesian from any perspective, including:

- formal theoretical issues;
- typology;
- descriptive linguistics;
- documentary linguistics and language endangerment;
- historical linguistics;
- lexicology;
- applied linguistics;
- discourse.

Papers will be twenty minutes in length plus ten minutes for discussion.
Submissions should be made by email (subject: ALL3 abstract) to aj4soas.ac.uk,
and should include:

- title of the paper;
- name, affiliation, email address, snail address and telephone
numbers of the author(s);
- a short abstract (max. 400 words)

Deadline for abstracts: 5th April 2007

Registration for ALL3 will be £10, £5 for students/unwaged.

Inquiries may be directed to the conference organiser Anthony Jukes at
aj4soas.ac.uk , or to

Anthony Jukes
ELAP, Linguistics
SOAS
Thornhaugh St
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
England
Message 2: Conference on Ditransitive Constructions
Date: 19-Mar-2007
From: Martin Haspelmath <haspelmatheva.mpg.de>
Subject: Conference on Ditransitive Constructions



Full Title: Conference on Ditransitive Constructions

Date: 23-Nov-2007 - 25-Nov-2007
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Contact Person: Martin Haspelmath
Meeting Email: haspelmatheva.mpg.de
Web Site: http://email.eva.mpg.de/~haspelmt/confditrans.html

Linguistic Field(s): Language Description; Syntax; Typology

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2007

Meeting Description:

This conference will bring together descriptivists and comparativists for an
in-depth discussion of the morphosyntactic, semantic and discourse properties of
ditransitive constructions in the world's languages.

Conference on Ditransitive Constructions in the World's Languages

Leipzig, 23-25 November 2007

organized by Andrej Malchukov and Martin Haspelmath
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

Invited speakers:

Balthasar Bickel (U Leipzig)
Bernard Comrie (MPI-EVA Leipzig)
Bernd Heine & Christa König (U Cologne)

Theme:

We especially encourage contributions providing a systematic description of
ditransitive constructions in individual, little-known languages (perhaps guided
by our Questionnaire; see conference website), based on original fieldwork. But
papers dealing with ditransitive constructions in better known languages, or
from a comparative or general theoretical perspective, are also welcome. We are
hoping to publish an edited volume including a position paper and 20-odd
selected surveys of ditransitive constructions in typologically diverse
languages on the basis of conference presentations.

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