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LINGUIST List 19.374

Fri Feb 01 2008

Calls: Pragmatics/Canada; Language Acquisition/USA

Editor for this issue: F. Okki Kurniawan <okkilinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Pilar Garces-Conejos Blitvich, I North American Workshop on Pragmatics
        2.    Diane Lillo-Martin, Generative Approaches to Lang Acquisition - N. America

Message 1: I North American Workshop on Pragmatics
Date: 01-Feb-2008
From: Pilar Garces-Conejos Blitvich <pgblitviuncc.edu>
Subject: I North American Workshop on Pragmatics
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Full Title: I North American Workshop on Pragmatics
Short Title: NAWPRA

Date: 03-Oct-2008 - 05-Oct-2008
Location: Toronto, Canada
Contact Person: Marcia Macaulay
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 30-Mar-2008

Meeting Description:

The I North American Workshop on Pragmatics (NAWPRA) seeks submissions for presentations that address the general topic: pragmatics and context and/or the three sub-topics:

1. Discourse markers/pragmatic particles
2. Contextual production and receptions factors differentiating speech and 'speech-like' genres with contrasting genres
3. The pragmatics of language across the life-span.

Although proposals that respond to the topics suggested are highly encouraged, all submissions within pragmatics will be considered for inclusion.
The workshop will be held at Glendon College, York University, Toronto, Canada
from October 3-5, 2008

Call for Papers

The names of our two plenary speakers will be announced shortly. Speakers will have 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. A selection of papers presented at the workshop will be published in an edited volume.

The deadline for receipt of submissions is March 30, 2008. Please provide the following information:
- The name(s) of the author (s)
- The affiliation of the author (s)
- The preferred mailing address, phone number and e-mail address for notification
- The title of the paper
- Any equipment requirements
- An abstract no longer than 300 words.

Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail in April 2008.

Please send your submissions to either one of the following two addresses:
- Dr. Marcia Macaulay, lennoxyorku.ca, Glendon College, York University
- Dr. Pilar Garces Blitvich, pgblitviuncc.edu, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Message 2: Generative Approaches to Lang Acquisition - N. America
Date: 01-Feb-2008
From: Diane Lillo-Martin <lillo.martinuconn.edu>
Subject: Generative Approaches to Lang Acquisition - N. America
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Full Title: Generative Approaches to Lang Acquisition - N. America
Short Title: GALANA 3

Date: 04-Sep-2008 - 06-Sep-2008
Location: Storrs, CT, USA
Contact Person: Diane Lillo-Martin
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://linguistics.uconn.edu/galana3/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2008

Meeting Description:

Special Theme: 'Language Acquisition and Cross-Linguistic Variation'

Call for Papers


Invited speakers:
Paula Fikkert (Radboud University)
James Huang (Harvard University)
Lydia White (McGill University)

The special theme of this GALANA will address the relationship between theories of language acquisition, on the one hand, and theories of grammatical variation across languages.

Submissions, however, do not need to be connected to the special theme. We will welcome abstracts on original research in any area of first-or second-language acquisition.

Abstract Deadline: April 1st, 2008

Student should see the GALANA web site for information on travel fellowships.

For ASL interpreting, please notify organizers by August 1st, 2008.

For further information: http://linguistics.uconn.edu/galana3

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