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LINGUIST List 19.2955

Tue Sep 30 2008

Calls: Applied Ling/Japan; Semantics,Syntax/Canada

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        1.    Michael Thomas, The 3rd International Wireless Ready Symposium
        2.    Diane Massam, Mass/Count Workshop


Message 1: The 3rd International Wireless Ready Symposium
Date: 30-Sep-2008
From: Michael Thomas <michael.thomasnucba.ac.jp>
Subject: The 3rd International Wireless Ready Symposium
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Full Title: The 3rd International Wireless Ready Symposium

Date: 20-Feb-2009 - 20-Feb-2009
Location: NUCB Graduate School, Nagoya, Japan
Contact Person: Michael Thomas
Meeting Email: michael.thomasnucba.ac.jp
Web Site: http://wirelessready.nucba.ac.jp

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Dec-2008

Meeting Description:

Third International Wireless Ready Symposium on Digital Technologies in Language
Education.

Call for Papers


The call for papers for the Third International Wireless Ready Symposium in
Nagoya, Japan, is now open. Proposals are encouraged on any aspect of digital
technologies affecting language education, including for example, Web 2.0,
e-learning, Web-based learning, wireless learning environments, computer
assisted language learning, as well as virtual and personalized learning
environments.

Proposals will be accepted in the following categories: papers (30 or 20
minutes); poster sessions; and show and tell (20 minutes).

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent by December 20th to the
conference organizer, Michael Thomas, at michael.thomasnucba.ac.jp

Proposals should include a biographical statement of the author(s) (50 words),
stating affiliation and the category of proposal. Further information is
available on our website http://wirelessready.nucba.ac.jp
Message 2: Mass/Count Workshop
Date: 29-Sep-2008
From: Diane Massam <diane.massamutoronto.ca>
Subject: Mass/Count Workshop
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Full Title: Mass/Count Workshop

Date: 07-Feb-2009 - 08-Feb-2009
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Contact Person: Julia Yu-Ying Su
Meeting Email: yuying.suutoronto.ca
Web Site: http://individual.utoronto.ca/nattaya/masscount/

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2008

Meeting Description:

The workshop will focus on the syntax and semantics of the concepts count and
mass in human grammar.

Call for Papers

Mass/Count Workshop
February 7-8, 2009
Dept. of Linguistics
University of Toronto

This workshop is mostly by invitation but there are some spots open for abstract
submission.

Keynote Speakers
Hagit Borer, University of Southern California;
Lisa Cheng, Leiden University;
Gennaro Chierchia, Harvard University;
Brendan Gillon, McGill University;
Jeffry Pelletier, Simon Fraser University;
Heike Wiese, University of Potsdam.

Invitedspeakers
Elizabeth Cowper, University of Toronto;
Jila Ghomeshi,University of Manitoba;
Daniel Currie Hall, University of Toronto;
Eric Mathieu, University of Ottawa;
Ileana Paul, University of Western Ontario;
Martina Wiltschko, University of British Columbia.

Student Speakers
Solveiga Armoskaite, University of British Columbia;
Saeed Ghaniabadi, University of Manitoba.

Conveners
Michela Ippolito, Diane Massam, Yves Roberge, Nattaya Piriyawiboon, Michelle
St.Amour, Julia Yu-ying Su.

This workshop is sponsored by:
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Aid to
Research Workshops and Conferences in Canada; SSHRC - MCRI on Natural Language
Interface Asymmetry (Yves Roberge; PI: Anna Maria Di Sciullo); SSHRC SRG on
Featural Variation in The Left Periphery of a Predicate Initial
Language (Diane Massam)

The workshop will focus on the syntax and semantics of the concepts count and
mass in human grammar. (See website for fuller discussion of topic.)

Abstract (for 20 minute talks +10) should not exceed 2 pages including
references and data and should be anonymous. Please send the abstract
in PDF to yuying.suutoronto.ca before October 31, 2008. In the body
of e-mail, please include: your name, your affiliation, your title and your
primary contact e-mail. Notification of acceptance will be sent by November 15,
2008.

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