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LINGUIST List 19.3480

Sun Nov 16 2008

Calls: Historical Ling/USA; Historical Ling,Typology/Norway

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


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        1.    Elitzur Bar-Asher, Graduate Student Conference on Syriac Studies
        2.    Thomas Smitherman, Reconstructing Alignment Systems


Message 1: Graduate Student Conference on Syriac Studies
Date: 14-Nov-2008
From: Elitzur Bar-Asher <barasherfas.harvard.edu>
Subject: Graduate Student Conference on Syriac Studies
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Full Title: Graduate Student Conference on Syriac Studies

Date: 29-Mar-2009 - 29-Mar-2009
Location: Yale University, New Haven, USA
Contact Person: Elitzur Bar-Asher
Meeting Email: dorushebethmardutho.org
Web Site: http://www.yale.edu/judaicstudies/syriac_conference.html

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Syriac (syc)

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2009

Meeting Description:

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and The Program in
Judaic Studies at Yale University, in cooperation with Beth Mardutho's Dorushe
graduate student association, will host the 2009 Dorushe Graduate Student Syriac
Studies Conference.

Call for Papers

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and The Program in
Judaic Studies at Yale University, in cooperation with Beth Mardutho's Dorushe
graduate student association, will host the 2009 Dorushe Graduate Student Syriac
Studies Conference.

Opening Lecture: Professor Dimitri Gutas, Yale University

Invited Key-Note speaker: Professor John Healey, University of Manchester

We welcome graduate student proposals for papers in all areas related to Syriac
studies.

Abstracts should be a maximum of 400 words. The abstracts should emphasize the
main contribution of the author to the topic he/she wishes to discuss and
his/her supportive evidence. Papers may be given on any topic related to Syriac
studies. Please be advised that the submission of an abstract and its acceptance
represent a commitment from the contributor to present it in person at the
conference. Please include a cover sheet with your name, address, academic
affiliation, e-mail address, the paper's title, as well as indication of any
projection or other special facilities needed. For purposes of anonymous
judging, please do not include your name or other identification on the abstract
itself. This information should only be on the cover sheet. Please submit all
papers in .pdf or .doc format. If your abstract includes non-Roman characters,
please use a Unicode font.

E-mail proposals should be sent in the format outlined above by January 31, 2009
to dorushebethmardutho.org
Message 2: Reconstructing Alignment Systems
Date: 14-Nov-2008
From: Thomas Smitherman <Thomas.Smithermanuib.no>
Subject: Reconstructing Alignment Systems
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Full Title: Reconstructing Alignment Systems

Date: 14-May-2009 - 15-May-2009
Location: Bergen, Norway
Contact Person: Thomas Smitherman
Meeting Email: Thomas.Smithermanuib.no
Web Site: http://ling.uib.no/IECASTP/Workshop3.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax;
Typology

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2008

Meeting Description:

This is a two-day workshop at the University of Bergen open to papers on
diachronic syntax, most specifically, the reconstruction of case alignment systems.

Second Call for Papers

Workshop: Reconstructing Alignment Systems
14-15 May, 2009
University of Bergen, Norway

Invited Speakers:
Alice Harris (Stony Brook University)
Geoffrey Haig (University of Kiel)

Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 December, 2008
Workshop URL: http://ling.uib.no/IECASTP/Workshop3.htm
Address Abstract to: Thomas.Smithermanuib.no

The aim of this workshop is to gather researchers working on alignment systems
in an historical perspective, in order to brainstorm on how alignment systems
can be reconstructed for earlier stages of a language or a language family. We
welcome abstracts on well-studied language families like Indo-European,
abstracts on oral languages without a recorded history, and everything in
between, aiming to highlight different kinds of reconstruction problems. We also
welcome papers on changes in alignment systems, papers addressing the issue of
how different theoretical frameworks can contribute to reconstruction, as well
as papers concerned with the more general implications of alignment changes for
diachronic typology.

The workshop is hosted by the University of Bergen and the research team of the
project, Indo-European Case and Argument Structure from a Typological
Perspective (IECASTP): http://ling.uib.no/IECASTP/index.htm

Location:
University of Bergen
Vilvite Bergen Vitensenter AS (Auditorium)
Thormøhlengate 51
5006 Bergenl

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