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LINGUIST List 19.3596

Mon Nov 24 2008

Calls: General Ling/USA; General Ling/United Kingdom

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

LINGUIST is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new feature: Easy Abstracts! Easy Abs is a free abstract submission and review facility designed to help conference organizers and reviewers accept and process abstracts online. Just go to: http://www.linguistlist.org/confcustom, and begin your conference customization process today! With Easy Abstracts, submission and review will be as easy as 1-2-3!
        1.    Cassandra Pace, The Biennial Meeting of the Rice Linguistics Society
        2.    Kevin McManus, Newcastle Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics

Message 1: The Biennial Meeting of the Rice Linguistics Society
Date: 23-Nov-2008
From: Cassandra Pace <cjp2rice.edu>
Subject: The Biennial Meeting of the Rice Linguistics Society
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Full Title: The Biennial Meeting of the Rice Linguistics Society

Date: 21-Feb-2009 - 22-Feb-2009
Location: Houston Texas, USA
Contact Person: Cassandra Pace
Meeting Email: rlsrice.edu
Web Site: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~rls/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Dec-2008

Meeting Description:

The Rice Linguistics Society is pleased to announce its 3rd Biennial Meeting in
Houston Texas February 21-22, 2009.

Call for Papers

This graduate student-run conference aims to bring together a variety of
researchers while focusing on providing a supportive environment for those still
working on their degrees, or who have recently finished their degrees. The theme
for this year's meeting is Theoretical Contributions from Less-Commonly-Studied
Languages and Language Varieties. In addition to paper presentations, we will
also be hosting a panel discussion on the Role of Theory in Language
Description. While contributions from all subfields of linguistics are welcome,
we are especially seeking contributions from researchers whose work involves
less-commonly-studied language and language varieties, including (but not
limited to) fieldworkers, sociolinguists, phoneticians, syntacticians, and

Invited Plenary Speaker: Claire Bowern (Yale University)
Invited Panel Speakers:
Jim Stanford (Dartmouth University)
Claire Bowern (Yale University)
Robert Englebretson (Rice University)
Laura Robinson (Rice University)

Submission Information
Papers should describe original work. While we encourage submissions related to
our conference theme, papers on any subfield of linguistics are also welcome.
Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words in .pdf or .doc format to
rlsrice.edu by December 20th. The paper should not include the authors' names
and affiliations. Furthermore, self-citations and other references that could
reveal the author's identity should be avoided. Any questions regarding
submissions should also be directed to rlsrice.edu.

Important Dates
Paper submission deadline: 20 December 2008
Acceptance notification sent: 9 January 2009
Conference dates: 21-22 February 2009
Message 2: Newcastle Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics
Date: 22-Nov-2008
From: Kevin McManus <kevin.mcmanusnewcastle.ac.uk>
Subject: Newcastle Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics
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Full Title: Newcastle Postgraduate Conference in Linguistics

Date: 27-Mar-2009 - 27-Mar-2009
Location: Newcastle, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Kevin McManus
Meeting Email: pgconflingncl.ac.uk
Web Site: http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/pglinguistics

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 03-Jan-2009

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce the Fourth Newcastle Postgraduate Conference in
Theoretical and Applied Linguistics.

Call for Papers

We invite postgraduate students to submit abstracts for oral and poster
presentations on any area of linguistics, theoretical or applied (see below for
abstract submission guidelines).

This one-day conference is designed to give linguistics postgraduates from all
research areas an opportunity to present and discuss their research in an
informal and intellectually stimulating setting. In addition to two invited
speakers (tbc), this year's conference also includes a methodology workshop led
by Professor Zoltán Dörnyei (University of Nottingham).

The conference takes place at Newcastle University on Friday 27th March, 2009,
in the Percy Building, Newcastle University, with a conference dinner in the

Key Dates
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 3rd January, 2009
Notification of acceptance: early February, 2009
Pre-registration (for reduced rate): 1st March, 2009

Abstract Submission Guidelines
Abstract submission guidelines are available at
conferences.ncl.ac.uk/pglinguistics. Abstracts should be sent to
pgconflingncl.ac.uk. Email submissions only, please (Microsoft Word/PDF format

Presentation Guidelines
Accepted abstracts will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes
for discussion. There will be a dedicated poster session on the day of the
conference. Speakers will also be invited to submit their paper for publication
in the Newcastle Working Papers in Linguistics.

Further Information
More information can be found at the conference website:
If you have any queries, please email pgconflingncl.ac.uk.

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