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LINGUIST List 19.1674

Sun May 25 2008

Calls: General Linguistics/Brazil; Applied Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: F. Okki Kurniawan <okkilinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Max Guimaraes, VII Workshop on Formal Linguistics
        2.    Lida Cope, TESOL and Applied Linguistics Graduate Students

Message 1: VII Workshop on Formal Linguistics
Date: 23-May-2008
From: Max Guimaraes <maxguimaraesufpr.br>
Subject: VII Workshop on Formal Linguistics
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Full Title: VII Workshop on Formal Linguistics

Date: 28-Aug-2008 - 29-Aug-2008
Location: Curitiba - PR, Brazil
Contact Person: Maria Jose Foltran
Meeting Email: mfoltranufpr.br
Web Site: http://www.letras.ufpr.br/workshop/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2008

Meeting Description:

The Linguistic Department and the Graduate Program in Linguistics of the
Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR) is pleased to announce the VII Workshop on
Formal Linguistics, to be held on August 28th - 29th, 2008 at the Universidade
Federal do Paraná in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. The Workshop welcomes papers on
any topic that concerns formal accounts to meaning and structure in natural
language, which could be from an analytical or a theoretical approach, and could
explore either core aspects of grammar, or some interface phenomena
(syntax-semantics, syntax-prosody, morpho-syntax, morpho-phonology,
semantics-pragmatics, lexical semantics, language acquisition, etc.). The
conference is open to work done from any theoretical perspective in formal
linguistics. The official language of the conference is English.

As part of the activities of the workshop, Prof. Dr. Susan Rothstein (Bar Ilan
University) will offer a course (program below) which will be held from the 1st
to the 5th of September, 2008. (the course is open to everyone)

Call for papers

Presentations will be allotted twenty minutes, plus ten minutes for discussion.
There will be a poster session opened to everyone, including students that
participate in Undergraduate Research Assistantship Programs (i.e. 'Iniciação
Científica'). Due to the limited number of slots for talks, the scientific
community might relocate some talk submissions to the poster session.

Abstract Submission Guidelines
Please submit an anonymous abstract (1 page, 500 words) to mfoltranufpr.br. The
body of the message should include the title of the paper, the name of the
author(s), his/her (their) affiliation(s) and whether the abstract is to be
considered as paper, as poster or either.

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2008 Notification of acceptance will be e-mailed
by the end of July.
Message 2: TESOL and Applied Linguistics Graduate Students
Date: 23-May-2008
From: Lida Cope <copelecu.edu>
Subject: TESOL and Applied Linguistics Graduate Students
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Full Title: TESOL and Applied Linguistics Graduate Students
Short Title: TALGS

Date: 21-Feb-2009 - 21-Feb-2009
Location: Greenville, NC, USA
Contact Person: Lida Cope
Meeting Email: talgsecu.edu
Web Site: http://core.ecu.edu/engl/talgs/conference/conference.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 07-Dec-2008

Meeting Description:

TALGS (TESOL/Applied Linguistics Graduate Students) is a graduate student-run
conference that provides a serious yet relaxed environment for graduate students
and professionals working in a variety of applied linguistic fields and TESL/TEFL
to present their work, receive feedback, and network. TALGS is committed to
bettering the educational experience of language learners by providing a comfortable
environment for interaction between theory/ research and practice/teaching.

Invited Plenary Speaker: Jodi Crandall (Department of Education, University of
Maryland, Baltimore County)

Call for Papers

Call Deadline: 07-Dec-2008

Research Meets Practice & Practice Meets Research:
We encourage submissions from a variety of fields that can contribute to
an understanding of language use, language teaching and/or language learning.
We're especially interested in cross-disciplinary proposal submissions. For
instance, proposals from the fields of sociolinguistics, sociology, education,
foreign languages, communications, and psychology will be considered.
Proposals grounded in action research (both inside and outside the classroom),
works in progress, and pilot research are welcome.
Presentations requiring computer facilities can be accommodated. Multiple
proposals will be considered. The language of the conference is English.
For more information, please visit the TALGS website.

Preregistration deadlines: January 18, and February 1, 2009. Visit
http://core.ecu.edu/engl/talgs/conference/registration.htm for details.

Session Formats:
a) Papers
(30 minutes; 20 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes for questions and

b) Workshops
(Workshops tend to involve practical, hands-on ''presentations''; 40 minutes.)

c) Discussion Panels
(Discussion panels involve the leader(s) of the panel moderating discussion
about a specific topic and focused on a specific set of questions. 40 minutes)

Submission Guidelines:

1)Submit your presentation abstract (200 words) electronically at

2) Your proposal is not your registration. All presenters must preregister by
Sunday, January 18, 2008.

3) Discussion Panel proposals should include the main questions that you
would pose as the moderator(s).

4) Sessions last for 30-40 minutes. Double sessions (~80 minutes) can be
scheduled upon request.

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