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Thu Sep 18 2008

Confs: General Linguistics/USA

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        1.    Tom Recht, Berkeley Linguistics Society, 35th Annual Meeting

Message 1: Berkeley Linguistics Society, 35th Annual Meeting
Date: 16-Sep-2008
From: Tom Recht <trechtberkeley.edu>
Subject: Berkeley Linguistics Society, 35th Annual Meeting
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Berkeley Linguistics Society, 35th Annual Meeting
Short Title: BLS 35

Date: 14-Feb-2009 - 16-Feb-2009
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Contact: Tom Recht
Contact Email: blsberkeley.edu
Meeting URL: http://www.linguistics.berkeley.edu/BLS/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The 35th annual meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society will take place at
the University of California, Berkeley, on February 14-16, 2009. The meeting
will consist of a General Session, a Parasession, and a Special Session.

General Session

The General Session will cover all areas of linguistic interest. Presentations
will draw from diverse theoretical frameworks and will feature papers on
language-related topics from disciplines such as anthropology, cognitive
science, literature, neuroscience, and psychology.

Invited Speakers
- William Croft, University of New Mexico
- William Hanks, University of California, Berkeley

Parasession: Negation

The Parasession will include papers on negation from various theoretical
perspectives (cognitive, historical, typological, generative, functional, etc.)
and in relation to any linguistic sub-domain (semantic, pragmatic, syntactic,
morpho-phonological, lexical). Submissions that introduce new data from
understudied languages are especially welcome.

Invited Speakers
- Laurence Horn, Yale University
- William Ladusaw, University of California, Santa Cruz

Special Session: Non-speech Modalities

The Special Session will explore non-speech linguistic modalities such as sign
language and gesture, whether independently or in relation to spoken language.
Papers will include those on grammatical topics as well as those dealing with
issues of language acquisition, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics and
cognitive science. Papers with historical and typological perspectives are also

Invited Speakers
- Ulrike Zeshan, University of Central Lancashire
- Adam Kendon, University of Pennsylvania

Registration Information

All attendees, including presenters, must register for the conference. For
advance registration, we can accept only checks or money orders drawn on US
banks in US dollars, made payable to the Berkeley Linguistics Society.

The registration fee, if received in our office by 31 January 2009, is:

Students $20
Non-students $40

The fee for on-site registration or registrations received after 31 January 2009 is:

Students $25
Non-students $55

Send advance registration to the address below.

BLS 34 Registration
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Linguistics
1203 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2650

BLS will arrange ASL interpretation or text captioning if requested before 1
December 2008.

Please check our website at http://www.linguistics.berkeley.edu/BLS/ for
updates. The conference schedule will be posted in January. Questions may be
directed by e-mail to blsberkeley.edu.
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