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LINGUIST List 19.878

Sun Mar 16 2008

Calls: General Linguistics/USA; Anthropological Linguistics/USA

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

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        1.    Evan Ashworth, 8th High Desert Linguistics Society Conference
        2.    Olga Lovick, Climate, Language, and Indigenous Perspectives

Message 1: 8th High Desert Linguistics Society Conference
Date: 14-Mar-2008
From: Evan Ashworth <evantheusgmail.com>
Subject: 8th High Desert Linguistics Society Conference
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Full Title: 8th High Desert Linguistics Society Conference
Short Title: HDLS-8

Date: 06-Nov-2008 - 08-Nov-2008
Location: University of New Mexico; Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Contact Person: Evan Ashworth
Meeting Email: hdlsunm.edu

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 22-Aug-2008

Meeting Description:

The High Desert Linguistics Society is a biennial conference held at the
University of New Mexico. We accept submissions on a wide variety of topics in
linguistics, particularly those from a Cognitive-Functionalist perspective.

Call for Papers

The Eighth High Desert Linguistics Society Conference (HDLS-8) will be held at
the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, November, 6-8, 2008.

Keynote Speakers:
Sherman Wilcox (University of New Mexico)
Marianne Mithun (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Gilles Fauconnier (University of California, San Diego)

We invite you to submit proposals for 20-minute talks with 5-minute discussion
sessions in any area of linguistics - especially those from a cognitive /
functional linguistics perspective. This year we will include a poster session.

Papers and posters in the following areas are particularly welcome:
- Evolution of Language, Grammaticization, Metaphor and Metonymy, Typology,
Discourse Analysis, Computational Linguistics, Language Change and Variation
- Native American Languages, Spanish and Languages of the American Southwest,
Language Revitalization and Maintenance
- Sociolinguistics, Bilingualism, Signed Languages, First Language Acquisition,
Second Language Acquisition, Sociocultural Theory

The deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday, August 22nd, 2008.

Abstracts should be sent via email, as an attachment, to hdlsunm.edu. Please
include the title ''HDLS-8 abstract '' in the subject line. Include the title
''HDLS-8 Poster Session'' in the subject line for abstracts submitted for the
poster session. MS-Word format is preferred; RTF and PDF formats are accepted.
You may also send hard copies of abstracts (three copies) to the HDLS address
listed at the bottom of the page.

The e-mail and attached abstract must include the following information:
1. Author's name(s)
2. Author's affiliation(s)
3. Title of the paper or poster
4. E-mail address of the primary author
5. A list of the equipment you will need
6. Whether you will require an official letter of acceptance

The abstract should be no more than one page in no smaller than 11-point font. A
second page is permitted for references and data. Only two submissions (for
presentations) per author will be accepted and we will only consider submissions
that conform to the above guidelines. If your abstract has special fonts or
characters, please send your abstract as a PDF. Please be advised that shortly
after the conference a call for proceedings will be announced.

Poster Session - Participants will be given a space approximately 6' by 4' to
display their work.

Notification of acceptance will be sent out by September 2nd, 2008.

If you have any questions or need for further information please contact us at
hdlsunm.edu with ''HDLS-8 Conference'' in the subject line. You may also call
Grandon Goertz, 505-277-6764 or Evan Ashworth, 505-228-4751. The HDLS mailing
address is: HDLS, Department of Linguistics, MSC03 2130, 1 University of New
Mexico, Albuquerque, NM. 87131-001 USA
Message 2: Climate, Language, and Indigenous Perspectives
Date: 14-Mar-2008
From: Olga Lovick <olgalithophile.com>
Subject: Climate, Language, and Indigenous Perspectives
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Full Title: Climate, Language, and Indigenous Perspectives
Short Title: CLIP

Date: 13-Aug-2008 - 15-Aug-2008
Location: Fairbanks, AK, USA
Contact Person: Olga Lovick
Meeting Email: Olgalithophile.com

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2008

Meeting Description:

We at the Alaska Native Language Center (ANLC), University of Alaska Fairbanks,
are planning an informal workshop on how linguistic knowledge can form a link
between scientific inquiry and indigenous perspectives of climate. Participants
will include linguists, natural scientists, and cultural anthropologists as well
as speakers of indigenous languages.

Call for Papers

Deadline extended! New deadline: March 31, 2008.

This workshop focuses on the question: How can knowledge of the language (both
speaking expertise and knowledge of linguistic structure) inform natural
science? Discussion of this question will be facilitated both by paper
presentations and by discussion groups focused on particular topics:

Topic 1: Comparing vocabularies: How does knowledge of indigenous
classifications (e.g. of land/landforms, ice, water etc.) inform scientific
research? (depending on the number of suggestions, we can break this topic up
into several subtopics)

Topic 2: What can we learn from Oral Histories?

Topic 3: Naming systems: Place names and month/season names. What do these
names tell us about climate change?

We invite abstract submissions for all topics mentioned above. We are open to
your suggestions as we further refine (and add to) the structure of the
workshop; however, native language must be a significant factor in all discussions.

We would especially like to see proposals for ''mixed'' group presentations
including a speaker of a relevant native language.

For questions and abstract submissions, please contact Olgalithophile.com

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