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LINGUIST List 19.178

Tue Jan 15 2008

Calls: General Ling/UK; Syntax/UK

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

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        1.    Irina Dahlmann, 3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Formulaic Language
        2.    Peter Ackema, 23rd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop

Message 1: 3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Formulaic Language
Date: 14-Jan-2008
From: Irina Dahlmann <aexidnottingham.ac.uk>
Subject: 3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Formulaic Language
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Full Title: 3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Formulaic Language
Short Title: FLaRN

Date: 19-Jun-2008 - 20-Jun-2008
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Irina Dahlmann
Meeting Email: flarn2008gmail.com
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 21-Jan-2008

Meeting Description

This two-day conference is intended for researchers (especially, but not only,
postgraduate students) who are working on topics associated with formulaic
language, including idioms, chunks, phrases, recurrent strings, etc., in
relation to any kind of linguistic data (e.g. corpus research, L1 acquisition,
L2 acquisition/learning/teaching, language disorders, etc).

It aims to continue on the success of the two previous FLaRN postgraduate
conferences in Cardiff and Twickenham
(see http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/encap/clcr/flarn/news.html) in offering a forum for
postgraduate students working in any area related to formulaic language to meet
and discuss their work, to exchange ideas and, through workshop activities, to
explore difficult issues with other postgraduate students and researchers in the

There will also be keynote addresses by
Professor Alison Wray and
Professor Sylviane Granger

and a panel discussion involving
Professor Norbert Schmitt,
Dr Svenja Adolphs
and others (names to be confirmed).

Attendees will have the opportunity to give a formal presentation (20 minutes
plus 10 minutes for discussion) about their work if they wish.

Abstract Submissions & Important Dates

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to

Abstracts should be submitted by 21st January 2008.
Successful applicants will be informed by 18th February 2008.

More Information

Please visit our conference website for more information:

or contact the FLaRN 2008 organising committee directly:

Irina Dahlmann, Anna Siyanova, Philip Durrant
(FLaRN 2008 organising committee)

Message 2: 23rd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop
Date: 14-Jan-2008
From: Peter Ackema <packemaling.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: 23rd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop
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Full Title: 23rd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop
Short Title: CGSW 23

Date: 12-Jun-2008 - 13-Jun-2009
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Peter Ackema
Meeting Email: cgsw23ling.ed.ac.uk
Web Site: http://lel.ed.ac.uk/events/cgsw23/

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Language Family(ies): Germanic

Call Deadline: 01-Feb-2008

Meeting Description

The 23rd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop (CGSW 23), held at the University
of Edinburgh, June 12-13, 2008.

CGSW 23 - Second Call for Papers

The 23rd Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop (CGSW 23) will be held at the
University of Edinburgh, June 12-13, 2008.

We are pleased to announce the following invited speakers:

Edwin Williams (Princeton)
Susi Wurmbrand (University of Connecticut)

We invite abstracts for thirty-minute talks (followed by ten minutes of
discussion) on any aspect of comparative Germanic syntax, including diachronic
syntax and the interface between syntax and other components of the grammar.

Abstracts should not exceed two pages (letter-size/A4) in total length
(including data and references), with one-inch (2.54cm) margins all around,
typed in at least 11-point font. Submissions are restricted to one individual
and one joint abstract per author.

Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to the following address:


The abstract itself should be attached as a PDF file and should be completely
anonymous. The email should use the subject header ''Abstract'' and should
contain the following information in the body:
Name(s) of author(s)
Affiliation of author(s)
Title of paper
Email address for correspondence

The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2008. We will send out notifications
of acceptance or rejection around the end of March.

If you have any questions, you can contact us at: cgsw23ling.ed.ac.uk

For more information, visit the workshop's website at:

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