LINGUIST List 2.312

Saturday, 22 June 1991

FYI: Theoretical, ESCOL '91, Lang law, Chinese lx

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  1. David Gil, THE ISRAEL ASSOCIATION FOR THEORETICAL LINGUISTICS
  2. Eastern States Conference on LinguisticsESCOL91%UMDD.bitnetRICEVM1.RICE.EDU, ESCOL '91 Deadline and Mailing Address
  3. Randy Allen Harris, Update on Quebec language law
  4. "Audrey Li", Lecture Series on Chinese lx

Message 1: THE ISRAEL ASSOCIATION FOR THEORETICAL LINGUISTICS

Date: Wed, 19 Jun 91 16:00:32 IST
From: David Gil <RHLE813%HAIFAUVM.bitnetRICEVM1.RICE.EDU>
Subject: THE ISRAEL ASSOCIATION FOR THEORETICAL LINGUISTICS
THE ISRAEL ASSOCIATION FOR THEORETICAL LINGUISTICS
Preliminary Announcements:
*****
Workshop on Language and Cognition
Monday, 30 December 1991, Haifa University, Haifa
(call for abstracts to be circulated next month)
*****
Eighth Annual Conference
Tuesday & Wednesday, 2-3 June 1992, Bar-Ilan University,
Ramat Gan (near Tel Aviv)
*****
for further information on IATL activities, please contact:
Anita Mittwoch (president, IATL)
Department of English
Hebrew University
Jerusalem, 91095, Israel
hcumahujivm1.bitnet
David Gil (secretary, IATL) [after 10.10.1991]
Department of English
University of Haifa
Haifa, 31999, Israel
rhle813haifauvm.bitnet
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Message 2: ESCOL '91 Deadline and Mailing Address

Date: Wed, 19 Jun 91 12:45:43 EDT
From: Eastern States Conference on LinguisticsESCOL91%UMDD.bitnetRICEVM1.RICE.EDU <ESCOL91%UMDD.bitnetRICEVM1.RICE.EDU>
Subject: ESCOL '91 Deadline and Mailing Address
The deadline for receipt of abstracts for ESCOL '91 is June 30, 1991
Some people may have received an e-mail notice with an incorrect zip code
on the mailing address. The correct address is below:
 ESCOL 91
 Dept. of Modern Languages and Linguistics
 University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus
 Baltimore MD 21228
Further details can be obtained by e-mail at <escol91umdd.umd.edu> or
 <escol91umdd.bitnet>
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Message 3: Update on Quebec language law

Date: Wed, 19 Jun 91 09:45:04 MDT
From: Randy Allen Harris <USERRAHA%UALTAMTS.bitnetRICEVM1.RICE.EDU>
Subject: Update on Quebec language law
The UN Human Rights Commission is now investigating the case of
an undertaker who was fined for posting a sign in English.
Also (I don't think this point was made earlier), the notorious
"notwithstanding clause" of the Canadian constitution, which allows
deliberate violations of human rights, and which was invoked by
Quebec to pass the sign law after an earlier version was ruled
unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Canada, has a time limit.
Any bill passed under the clause has to come up for renewed debate
five years after passage. The minister responsible is promising
an extension; the principal opposition (a separatist party) says it
doesn't go far enough and is calling for broader application.
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Message 4: Lecture Series on Chinese lx

Date: Thu, 20 Jun 91 20:49 PDT
From: "Audrey Li" <AUDREYL%USCMVSA.bitnetRICEVM1.RICE.EDU>
Subject: Lecture Series on Chinese lx
*****FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT
ANNOUNCING A LECTURE SERIES ON
 CHINESE LINGUISTICS: STATE OF THE ART
 Saturday, July 13, 1991
 The University of California at Santa Cruz
 In Conjunction with
 the Summer Institute of Chinese Linguistics and
 the 56th Linguistic Institute of the LSA
The past decade has witnessed several giant steps, as well as a
great deal of new and revived interests and activities, in the
study of Chinese linguistics, not only in its traditional areas
of philological studies and in theoretically oriented studies of
synchronic grammar and language change, but also in the
cultivation of new frontiers in related areas of cognitive
sciences. The increasing study and research activities have
resulted in a number of regularly held national and international
conferences in the past years, and have culminated at the Summer
Institute of Chinese Linguistics, to be held in conjunction with
the LSA's 56th Linguistic Institute on the campus of UC Santa
Cruz. Given the large number of scholars and students of Chinese
linguistics who will be at the Institute, we plan to hold a one-
day series of lectures, to be presented by leading scholars of
the field. Each lecture will reflect on important recent
accomplishments in a major area of Chinese linguistics, and
discuss current issues and new problems awaiting future research.
The lectures will each also serve as a summary of the state of
the art in the areas represented by the courses of study offered
at the Institute. The public is cordially invited to attend
these lectures and the reception that follows.
The preliminary schedule is as follows:
1. 9:00 - 9:50 Chin-Chuan Cheng
 University of Illinois at Urbana
 "On Quantification and Dialect Affinity"
2. 10:00 - 10:50 Pang-Hsin Ting
 University of California at Berkeley
 "Development of Chinese Tones"
3. 11:00 - 11:50 Matthew Chen
 University of California at San Diego
 "Recent Advances in Tone Sandhi Studies"
4. 2:00 - 2:50 William S.-Y. Wang
 University of California at Berkeley
 "Language and Evolution, with special
 reference to Chinese"
5. 3:00 - 3:50 Dah-an Ho
 Academia Sinica
 "Studies on Chinese Dialects: Past,
 Present and Future"
6. 4:00 - 4:50 C.-T. James Huang
 University of California at Irvine
 Yen-hui Audrey Li
 University of Southern California
 "Recent Advances in the Generative
 Grammatical Studies of the Chinese
 Language"
7. 5:00 - 5:50 Ovid J.-L. Tseng
 University of California at Riverside
 TBA, (Chinese Neurolinguistics)
Reception: 6:00
*****************************************************************
Further information and the finalized schedule will be posted at
the Linguistic Institute and announced in the classes.
*****************************************************************
For abstracts or any further information, please contact Audrey
Li (University of Southern California) at AUDREYLMVSA.USC.EDU
or Shi-Zhe Huang whose Institute address is
Linguistic Institute, College 8, UCSC, Red Building, SC, CA 95064
e-mail through the institute: INSTITUTELING.UCSC.EDU
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