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LINGUIST List 19.2797

Sat Sep 13 2008

Calls: Historical Linguistics/Czech Republic; General Ling/Canada

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Roman Sukač, International Workshop on Balto-Slavic Accentology 5
        2.    Marina Terkourafi, 21st Modern Greek Studies Association Symposium

Message 1: International Workshop on Balto-Slavic Accentology 5
Date: 13-Sep-2008
From: Roman Sukač <roman.sukacfpf.slu.cz>
Subject: International Workshop on Balto-Slavic Accentology 5
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Full Title: International Workshop on Balto-Slavic Accentology 5
Short Title: IWoBA 5

Date: 07-Jul-2009 - 10-Jul-2009
Location: Opava, Czech Republic
Contact Person: Roman Sukač
Meeting Email: roman.sukacfpf.slu.cz

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Indo-European

Call Deadline: 31-Dec-2008

Meeting Description:

Issues in comparative and historical Indo-European and Balto-Slavic
accentology, topics about the prehistory and history of separate Baltic
and Slavic languages as well as synchronic and dialectal issues that have
to do with accentology.

Call for Papers

Deadline for the title of paper - 31.12.2008

Deadline for abstract - 31.5.2009
Message 2: 21st Modern Greek Studies Association Symposium
Date: 12-Sep-2008
From: Marina Terkourafi <mt217illinois.edu>
Subject: 21st Modern Greek Studies Association Symposium
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Full Title: 21st Modern Greek Studies Association Symposium
Short Title: MGSA 2009

Date: 15-Oct-2009 - 17-Oct-2009
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Contact Person: Victor Papacosma
Meeting Email: mgsakent.edu
Web Site: http://www.mgsa.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Greek (ell)

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2009

Meeting Description:

MGSA 2009, the twenty-first biennial international symposium of the
Modern Greek Studies Association, will take place October 15-17, 2009 in
Vancouver, Canada, and will be coordinated by the Hellenic Studies
Program at Simon Fraser University (www.sfu.ca/hellenic-studies/).

Call for Papers

Abstracts for individual papers and proposals for entire panels are invited
on any aspect of contemporary Greek culture, literature, language, history,
society, politics, economics, and the arts. Comparative and interdisciplinary
approaches to the study of Greece and research on transnational Greek
worlds are especially encouraged.

Possible Topics for MGSA 2009 include:
Interdisciplinary approaches to environmental issues; popular culture and
media; cultural change; spaces of cross-cultural and intellectual fertilization
between the Hellenic world and the rest of the world; the emergence of
new urban and suburban environments; Greek literature in national and
post-national contexts; new economies of labor; poverty, economic
marginalization, and class relations; Greece and geopolitics in the wider
region; Cyprus and interregional relationships; diaspora and transnational
Greek worlds; and Modern Greek Studies as a field.

General Guidelines for Submission:
All submissions will be judged by blind review on the basis of their
individual merit, even when part of a submitted panel. Abstracts of 300-400
words should be submitted electronically to the MGSA Executive Director.

Abstracts will be evaluated 1) in relation to the innovativeness of the
approaches they employ, 2) in terms of their active engagement with the
existing literature, and 3) in terms of the narrative coherence of their aims
and objectives.

Abstracts should reflect original work that has not been previously
presented or announced in other venues. Previously presented or
announced work compromises the blind review process and risks rejection
for procedural reasons.

Each abstract should explain briefly the scope and focus of the proposed
topic, its broader significance for its discipline and the field of Modern
Greek Studies, and the methodology employed. Although the decisions of
the committee are final, short commentaries on the rationale for rejected
abstracts can be provided upon request.

Jointly authored abstracts and papers are welcome.

Each abstract should be accompanied by a separate page that contains
the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s), postal and email addresses, and
telephone numbers. All papers will have a 20-minute time limit, which will
be strictly enforced. Papers of absent authors will not be read at the
Symposium under any circumstances. The Program Committee will assign
Chairs to all panels. No one may present more than one paper, or act as
presenter and commentator on the same panel. Audio-visual requirements
should be indicated at the time of submission.

Proposals for entire panels of no more than 4 participants may be
submitted by the panel organizer in the same manner as individual
abstracts and should include a) abstracts and contact information for each
of the presenters and b) a panel abstract of 300-400 words by the panel's
organizer providing an abstract describing the panel and explaining the
connections among the individual papers.

In cases where a panel is rejected but an individual paper merits inclusion,
this paper will be accepted as an individual entry to the Symposium.

Symposium participants are expected to cover their own expenses. There
is a small fund available to defray accommodation costs only (not travel) for
participating graduate students.

Abstracts or inquiries may be submitted via email to Prof. Victor
Papacosma, MGSA Executive Director: mgsakent.edu

The deadline for submissions of abstracts for individual papers is
15 January 2009. Deadline for abstracts of organized panels is
25 January 2009. There will be no extensions of the deadlines. Final
decisions will be announced by early March 2009.

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