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LINGUIST List 21.3652

Thu Sep 16 2010

Calls: Genetic Classification, Typology/Hong Kong

Editor for this issue: Di Wdzenczny <dilinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Stephen Matthews, Association for Linguistic Typology 9th Biennial Meeting

Message 1: Association for Linguistic Typology 9th Biennial Meeting
Date: 15-Sep-2010
From: Stephen Matthews <matthewshkucc.hku.hk>
Subject: Association for Linguistic Typology 9th Biennial Meeting
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Full Title: Association for Linguistic Typology 9th Biennial Meeting
Short Title: ALT9

Date: 21-Jul-2011 - 24-Jul-2011
Location: The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Contact Person: Stephen Matthews
Meeting Email: matthewshkugmail.com
Web Site: http://www.hku.hk/linguist/alt9

Linguistic Field(s): Genetic Classification; Typology

Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2010

Meeting Description:

Typology beyond the West: Diversity in East Asian and other non-Indo-
European languages

2nd Call For Papers

The Association for Linguistic Typology invites abstracts on any topic in
typology for 20-minute papers, posters, and a limited number of workshops.
Non-members may submit abstracts but will be expected to join ALT in order
to present a paper at the meeting.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts (revised): December 1, 2010
(papers/posters) or November 1, 2010 (workshops: see below)

Notification of acceptance: February 1, 2010

The conference aims to present a maximum of three parallel sessions, four
workshops, and 2 poster sessions. Papers are anonymously reviewed; in
line with previous meetings, the committee will strive to ensure that selection
is rigorous but that acceptance-rate is not too low.

Categories of submission
1) Individual oral presentations (single or multiple author): 20 minutes + 10
minutes for discussion
2) Posters: One or more poster sessions will be organized, depending on
3) Oral or poster: This means you prefer an oral presentation but can also
present a poster. If there are more good abstracts than we can
accommodate, the Program Committee will schedule some as posters. If you
choose either category 'poster' or 'oral or poster', this will increase your
chances of acceptance.
4) Workshop: Each abstract will be reviewed in the same way as individual
papers, and will be individually accepted or not. A workshop abstract is
required which will also be competitively reviewed. If all individual abstracts
and the workshop abstract are accepted, the workshop will be scheduled as
a workshop. If not, the accepted papers will be scheduled as regular
individual presentations (and may be scheduled together, as we will aim for
thematic unity of conference sessions where possible). In the case of a
close call (e.g. a workshop with all but one presentation accepted; all
presentations accepted but workshop proposal not accepted; etc.) the
Program Committee will try to resolve things in as member-friendly a way as
possible. Note: One individual may be involved in a maximum of two papers
(maximum of one as sole author). A workshop presentation by one person
counts as a single-author paper.

How to submit an abstract
Send your abstract as an email attachment to: ALT9HKUgmail.com
Subject header: (your last name) ALT9 abstract
(If you have a common last name, please include an initial)
Include these things in the body of the email:
-Author's name(s)
-Abstract title
-In case of workshop submission: workshop title, authors and titles of all
-Contact information: email, phone, fax

Abstract specifications:
Maximum length: 500 words or 1 single-spaced page
Abstracts and papers should be in English.
Put this information at the top of your abstract:
-Category: oral; poster; either oral or poster
-Format: If at all possible, please send your abstract as a pdf.
-Name: Give your pdf a filename similar to the subject header.
Anonymity: Abstracts must be anonymous: do not put your name or other
identifying information on the abstract. Also, please anonymize your pdf by
removing identifying information. Usually this can be done using the
following two pull-down menus:
File > document properties > description (remove name of author)
View > comments (though an abstract is unlikely to have comments, check
this and remove any comments, as they will show your username)
View > review tracker (ditto)
If it's your own copy of the software, you might also check:
Acrobat > preferences > identity (to keep your identity off the pdf leave all
fields blank).

Other events
-The conference will be held back-to back with the 16th International
Conference on Lexical-Functional Grammar, also at The University of Hong
Kong, July 16-19. http://www.hku.hk/linguist/lfg2011/lfg2011.html
-Preceding ALT9 there will be a 1-day workshop on Typological Studies of
Languages of China on July 21, 2011. Contact: Picus Ding, University of
Hong Kong,

Programme Committee:
Johanna Nichols, University of California at Berkeley (chair)
Umberto Ansaldo, University of Hong Kong
Hilary Chappell, Ecole des hautes ├ętudes en sciences sociales, Paris
Larry Hyman, University of California at Berkeley
Stephen Matthews, University of Hong Kong
Thomas Stolz, Universit├Ąt Bremen

Conference website:http://www.hku.hk/linguist/ALT9
ALT website: http://www.linguistic-typology.org
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