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LINGUIST List 19.880

Sun Mar 16 2008

Calls: General Ling/France; General Ling/Sweden

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

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        1.    Sylvie Hancil, International Conference on Prosody and Iconicity
        2.    Harald Hammarström, 14th Himalayan Languages Symposium

Message 1: International Conference on Prosody and Iconicity
Date: 16-Mar-2008
From: Sylvie Hancil <smhttikihotmail.com>
Subject: International Conference on Prosody and Iconicity
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Full Title: International Conference on Prosody and Iconicity
Short Title: ProsIco2008

Date: 23-Oct-2008 - 24-Oct-2008
Location: Rouen, France
Contact Person: Sylvie Hancil
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2008

Meeting Description:

The ERIAC research group of the University of Rouen will be organizing an International Conference on Prosody and Iconicity on 23-24 October 2008.
Plenary Speakers: John Ohala, University of Berkeley; Anne Wichmann, University of Central Lancashire; Antoine Auchlin, University of Geneva

Call for Papers

The purpose of the conference is to shed new light on the interrelation between prosody and iconicity by enlarging the number of parameters traditionally considered and by confronting various theoretical backgrounds.
The parameters taken into account may include but are not limited to the following:
- socio-linguistic criteria ( age, sex, socio-economic category, region);
- different kinds of speech situation;
- affect (attitudes and emotions);
- gestures;
- morpho-syntactic constraints.

The analysis could be pursued in theoretical frameworks such as Information Structure theory, Grice's theory, Relevance theory, grammaticalization theory, Gussenhoven's biological codes, prosodic modelling, etc.

Time for Papers: 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions.

Conference Language: English

Submission Procedure:
Abstracts should be anonymous and no more than one side of A4. They should be sent to the following address in PDF format: prosico2008hotmail.com
Please include the following information in the main body of your email: title and name of author(s); affiliation; email address for correspondence; presentation title; 3-5 keywords.

Submission Deadline: June 30, 2008
Notification of acceptance will be sent to the authors by the end of July 2008.

Message 2: 14th Himalayan Languages Symposium
Date: 15-Mar-2008
From: Harald Hammarström <haraldbombo.se>
Subject: 14th Himalayan Languages Symposium
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Full Title: 14th Himalayan Languages Symposium
Short Title: HLS

Date: 21-Aug-2008 - 23-Aug-2008
Location: Göteborg, Sweden
Contact Person: Anju Saxena
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.lingfil.uu.se/personal/anjusaxena/hls/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2008

Meeting Description:

The Himalayan Languages Symposium brings together scholars working on languages and language communities of the greater Himalayan region: north-western and north-eastern India, Nepal, Bhutan and the Tibetan Plateau, northern Burma and Sichuan, and Nuristan, Baltistan and the Burushaski-speaking area in the west.

Final call for abstracts: Deadline 31 March 2008

14th Himalayan Languages Symposium
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
21-23 August 2008

Keynote speaker: Scott DeLancey, University of Oregon

We invite abstracts for presentations on topics including, but not limited to:
- Descriptions of lesser-known languages
- Argument structure
- Grammatical changes in contact situations
- Language change and variation
- Historical-comparative studies
- Typological studies
- Field reports
- Corpus-based analysis
- Language policy and language planning
- Ethnology and folklore
- Himalayan languages and new technologies

Submission Procedure:
Abstracts should be no longer than one page with one-inch margins using at
least an 12-point font. Along with the abstract, please enclose a separate page specifying the authors' affiliation, address, and e-mail address. Abstracts may be submitted electronically (as an attached file in RTF, postscript, PDF or MS Word format). Please send your abstract to HlsGoteborg at ling.gu.se

Important Dates:
- Abstract due: 31 March, 2008
- Acceptance notification: 30 April, 2008
- Symposium: 21-23 August, 2008

If you would like to receive information about the conference, send an e-mail
to HlsGoteborg at ling.gu.se.

Information about the conference is also available at the conference homepage <http://www.lingfil.uu.se/personal/anjusaxena/hls/>

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