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LINGUIST List 19.3443

Wed Nov 12 2008

Calls: General Ling/USA; General Ling/Hong Kong

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

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        1.    Tim Mahrt, 40th Annual Conference on African Linguistics
        2.    Ling Zhang, 6th LSHK Postgraduate Research Forum on Linguistics

Message 1: 40th Annual Conference on African Linguistics
Date: 12-Nov-2008
From: Tim Mahrt <tmahrt2uiuc.edu>
Subject: 40th Annual Conference on African Linguistics
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Full Title: 40th Annual Conference on African Linguistics
Short Title: ACAL 40

Date: 09-Apr-2009 - 11-Apr-2009
Location: Champaign, IL, USA
Contact Person: Eyamba Bokamba
Web Site: http://www.linguistics.uiuc.edu/acal/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2009

Meeting Description:

The Annual Conference on African Linguistics is a conference that was first held
at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1969 to discuss issues in
African Linguistics. UIUC is proud to host this year's ACAL in April of 2009
from the 9th to the 11th. The theme for this year's conference is African
Languages and Linguistics Today: 40th Anniversary Celebration.

Call for Papers

Anonymous abstracts for 20-minute individual paper or 30-minute forum/panel
presentations on any indigenous and/or transplanted African language(s) (viz.,
English, French, and Portuguese) are invited. Each abstract, including the title
and illustrative data (wherever necessary), must not exceed 500 words, and must
be submitted online as a portable (i.e., PDF) or Microsoft Word document.
Priority consideration will be given to papers that address the substance of the
conference theme in the sense that they interrogate received linguistic theories
or approaches on the analysis of African languages and/or demonstrate the
contribution of these languages to linguistic theory and description.

Special Invitation:
We extend a special invitation for reports on grant-funded research projects,
other group-organized projects, and related individual research involving, for
example, language documentation, endangerment, the writing of reference tools
(i.e., dictionaries and grammars), production of language pedagogical materials,
and the creation of orthographies. Presentations at these forums/panels will be
limited to three (3) speakers per forum/panel, and will be allotted up to 30
minutes each, with 30 minutes for discussion.

Paper Topics:
We invite papers on the conference theme and/or on any of the following
sub-fields or combinations/interfaces thereof:

Computational linguistics
Historical linguistics
Language acquisition (viz., first and second/additional language)
Language pedagogy
Pidgin and Creole languages
Sociolinguistics (including: code-switching/-mixing, language contact (in Africa
& in the African Diaspora), language endangerment, bi-/multi-lingualism,
language in African literature, language planning, language spread, language
use, language variation, etc.)

Abstract Format and Deadline:
Format: While the main language of the conference will be English and selected
panels on specific languages can be presented in those languages, abstracts can
be submitted in any African language provided that each such abstract is
accompanied by a translation. In such cases, the maximum length can exceed 500
words but not a full page. Abstracts containing special characters must be
submitted in a PDF format. All abstracts must be submitted in a font that is not
smaller than 11 point, and have to be accompanied by a second page containing
the author's name, institutional affiliation, and contact information.
Submission of abstracts by fax is not acceptable. Individuals who do not have
regular access to e-mail may submit one copy of their abstract by regular mail
on a 3.5-inch floppy disk (as a Microsoft Word document).

Deadline and address: The deadline for receipt of abstracts is January 31, 2009,
at either of the following addresses:


Postal Mail:
Department of Linguistics
4080 Foreign Language Building
707 S Mathews Avenue, MC-168
Urbana, IL 61801

Please be advised that late submissions may not be considered. Because of visa
requirements, prospective international participants are urged to submit their
abstracts at the earliest date possible, and will receive notification letters
within two weeks of such submissions.
Message 2: 6th LSHK Postgraduate Research Forum on Linguistics
Date: 12-Nov-2008
From: Ling Zhang <zhanglingcbsgmail.com>
Subject: 6th LSHK Postgraduate Research Forum on Linguistics
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Full Title: 6th LSHK Postgraduate Research Forum on Linguistics
Short Title: PRFL-6

Date: 14-Mar-2009 - 16-Mar-2009
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Contact Person: John Wakefield
Meeting Email: prfl2009gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.cbs.polyu.edu.hk/PRFL6

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2008

Meeting Description:

The 6th LSHK Postgraduate Research Forum on Linguistics (PRFL-6) will be held
from March 14 to 16, 2009 at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. All current
postgraduate students are cordially invited to attend and present papers at this
event, which is organized and sponsored by the Linguistic Society of Hong Kong.

Call for Papers

Theme: East Asian Languages: Theory and Application

Linguistic Areas:
- Syntax and Semantics
- Phonetics and Phonology
- Language Acquisition
- Sociolinguistics
- Sign linguistics
- Language Contact and Language Change
- Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics
- Computational Linguistics

Presentation Arrangement: 20 minutes for each oral presentation, plus 10 minutes
for discussion.

Eligibility: postgraduate research students ONLY

Abstract Requirements:
1. Abstracts can be in English or Chinese.
2. Each submission should be an abstract of one page in English or Chinese,
excluding references.
3. The format listed below is strongly recommended.

Abstract Format:
- Margin: vertical=1 inch; horizontal=1.26 inches.
- Font: Times New Roman.
- Title of the paper: size=16 font; skip one line before title.
- Author's information: Name(s): size=12 font; order=First name, Last name (1st
letter capitalized)
- Affiliation(s): size=9 font.
- E-mail address(es): size=9 font.
- "Abstract": size=14 font; text=12 font; 1.6 spaced.
- "Keywords": size=14 font; text=12 font.
- "References": size=12 font; aligned in the center; text=9 font.
- File: PDF or DOC

Submission Requirements:
1. Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint abstract
per author.
2. Please send in two SOFT copies as e-mail attachments to prfl2009gmail.com,
one with the title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s) as well as
affiliation(s), and the other without the author's information. The named copy
should be operated in MSWord while the anonymous one can be in MSWord or PDF.
3. Please list the linguistic area of the paper and the author's name in
"subject" of the email.
4. Please list (1) title of the paper, (2) name(s) of the author(s), (3)
affiliation(s), (4) mailing address(es) and (5) email address(es) in the e-mail.

Correspondence Email: prfl2009gmail.com

Mailing Address:
Organizing Committee
The 6th LSHK Postgraduate Research Forum on Linguistics
AG511, Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong

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