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LINGUIST List 19.2845

Thu Sep 18 2008

Calls: General Ling/Greece; Lang Acquisition/USA

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

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        1.    Angela Ralli, Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory
        2.    Annie Tremblay, Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition

Message 1: Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory
Date: 17-Sep-2008
From: Angela Ralli <ralliupatras.gr>
Subject: Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory
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Full Title: Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory
Short Title: MGDLT

Date: 04-Jun-2009 - 07-Jun-2009
Location: Amaliada, Greece
Contact Person: Angela Ralli
Meeting Email: ralliupatras.gr

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Greek (ell)

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2009

Meeting Description:

The meeting aims at bringing together mature linguists and young researchers who
work on dialectal phenomena, mainly, but not necessarily, on Modern Greek dialects.

Call for Papers

First Call

4th International Conference of Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory (MGDLT)

4-7 June 2009
Amaliada, Greece

About MGDLT:
Modern Greek dialects are rich in linguistic phenomena, which have been usually
neglected by current linguistic theory. The purpose of MGDLT Conference is to
fill this gap, and bring together mature scientists and young researchers. It is
meant to be organized every two or three years in a different location in the
Greek speaking countries of Greece and Cyprus.
The Proceedings of the previous meetings are published by the University of
Patras or the University of Cyprus, and are available on request.
In every conference there are three or four invited speakers, who are well-known
linguists for their work in general linguistics and/or dialectology.

Submission of Abstracts:

Abstracts should be one page long (single-spaced, 12 point, 2.5 cm margins), and
may be sent electronically (Word or PDF) to
Angela Ralli (ralliupatras.gr)
or to Athanasios Karasimos (akarasimosupatras.gr),
or on a CD by regular
mail to the following address:
Angela Ralli
University of Patras
Department of Philology
Linguistics Division
26500 Rio Patras, Greece

Deadline for abstract submission: January 31st, 2009
Notification of acceptance: February 28th, 2009

Conference Programme:
4 June 2009: opening ceremony
5-6 June: conference
7 June 2009: excursion to Ancient Ilida and Olympia

Invited Speakers:

Permanent Scientific and Organizing Committee:
Angela Ralli, University of Patras
Brian D. Joseph, Ohio State University
Mark Janse, Ghent University

Local Organizing Committee:
Angela Ralli (chair)
Dimitris Papazachariou
George Xydopoulos
Io Manolessou
Dimitra Melissaropoulou
Eleonora Dimela
Dimitra Bougonikolou
Maria Giakoumelou
Maria Pavlakou
Athanasios Karasimos
Message 2: Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition
Date: 17-Sep-2008
From: Annie Tremblay <atremblaillinois.edu>
Subject: Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition
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Full Title: Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition
Short Title: GASLA-10

Date: 13-Mar-2009 - 15-Mar-2009
Location: Urbana, IL, USA
Contact Person: Annie Tremblay
Meeting Email: gasla10gmail.com
Web Site: http://netfiles.uiuc.edu/atrembla/gasla10

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 01-Oct-2008

Meeting Description:

GASLA brings together researchers within theoretical linguistics (syntax,
semantics, phonology, morphology), second language acquisition, and
psycholinguistics to present state of the art work providing contemporary
insights into second language acquisition. The conference is devoted to
mentalist aspects of second language acquisition, such as the description of
nonnative grammars, similarities and differences between first and second
language acquisition, and sentence processing by nonnative speakers. Theoretical
and empirical links between second language acquisition, bilingualism, and
language disorders are also emphasized.

Call for Papers

10th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference:
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, March 13-15, 2009

Invited Speakers:
Alan Juffs, University of Pittsburgh
Roumyana Slabakova, University of Iowa
Antonella Sorace, University of Edinburgh

The 10th Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition Conference is
inviting abstract submissions for its meeting, to be held on March 13-15, 2009
at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Abstracts are solicited for
20-minute oral presentations (plus 10 minutes for discussion) or poster
presentations. Abstract submission will be done online using a special web
interface (see https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/atrembla/gasla10 for details). Only
.pdf submissions will be accepted. The body of the abstract is limited to 500
words. Examples, figures, and references are limited to one additional page per
submission. The abstract should be anonymous. Any non-standard fonts should be
embedded in the .pdf file.

Department of French
Department of Linguistics
Department of Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese
Division of English as an International Language
School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics
Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education Program

Organizing Committee:
Melissa Bowles
Tania Ionin
Silvina Montrul
Annie Tremblay

The deadline for abstract submissions is October 1, 2008.

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