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Wed 23 Sep 1992

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The Berkeley Linguistics Society is pleased to announce its
Nineteenth Annual Meeting, to be held February 13-15, 1993. The
conference will consist of a General Session and a Parasession. A
Special Session on areal topics will be held on February 12, 1993, in
conjunction with the larger conference.

The main session will cover areas of general linguistic interest.
Invited speakers at this session include:

VICTORIA FROMKIN, Department of Linguistics, University of
California at Los Angeles
DONCA STERIADE, Department of Linguistics, University of
California at Los Angeles
ROGER SHUY, Linguistics Department, Georgetown University

Since the last BLS parasession devoted to this issue, semantic
typology has been intensely studied from both a formal and
cognitive standpoint. Salient among the issues to be discussed in
this year's parasession will be: are there semantic universals?
What is the nature and extent of semantic cross-linguistic variation?
How can one reconcile semantically-based and syntactically-based
typologies? Papers from all theoretical perspectives are welcome.
Invited speakers include:

EMMON BACH, Linguistics Department, University of
Massachusetts at Amherst
WILLIAM CROFT, Program in Linguistics, University of Michigan
ELOISE JELINEK, Department of Linguistics, University of Arizona
EDWARD KEENAN, Deparment of Linguistics, University of
California at Los Angeles
RONALD LANGACKER, Linguistics Department, University of
California at San Diego


Attention Americanists! Do you do syntax in Native American
languages? The Special Session invites abstracts for papers
concerning syntax or syntax-related topics in the indigenous
languages of the Americas. Invited speakers include:

MARIANNE MITHUN, Linguistics Program, Unviersity of
California at Santa Barbara
PAMELA MUNRO, Department of Linguistics, University of
California, Los Angeles
DORIS PAYNE, Linguistics Department, University of Oregon

Abstracts are invited for all three sessions. We encourage proposals
from diverse theoretical frameworks and welcome papers from
related disciplines, among them Anthropology, Cognitive Science,
Literature, Philosophy, and Psychology. All correspondence
should be addressed to:

Berkeley Linguistics Society, 2337 Dwinelle hall, University of
California, Berkeley, CA 94720
Phone: 510-642-5808/510-642-2757; PLEASE NOTE OUR EMAIL

Papers delivered at the conference will be published in the
Proceedings of the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley
Linguistics Society. We will not accept papers which are to be
published elsewhere. Speakers will be allowed 20 minutes for
presentation and 10 minutes for questions. To submit an abstract
for one of the sessions, send ten copies of an anonymous 500-word
proposal (one page, unreduced) to the above address. You may
append, if appropriate, a second page containing the data referred
to in the abstract and/or bibliographic references for any works
cited. We ask that you make your abstract as specific as possible,
including a statement of your topic or problem, your approach, and
your conclusions. Abstracts should be accompanied by a single 3 x
5 card with: (1) the title of the paper, (2) the session for which the
paper is to be considered (General Session, Parasession, or Special
Session), (3) if for the General Session, the area in which the abstract
is to be judged (Discourse Analysis, Historical Linguistics,
Morphology, Philosophy of Linguistics, Phonetics/Phonology,
Pragmatic/Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, or
Syntax/Semantics), (4) the author's name, (5) the author's
affiliation, and (6) the address and phone number, both home and
office, at which the author wishes to receive notification in mid-
December, 1992, of acceptance or rejection. Authors must not
identify themselves on the abstract.

Abstracts for the General Session and Parasession must arrive at
our office before 5:00, November 18, 1992, those for the Special
Session before 5:00, December 1, 1992. Because all preparations for
the conference must be made before the end of the fall semester, we
are unable to accept late abstracts.

(Registration fees: Before February 5th, 1993: $15 for students, $20
for non-students. After February 5th, 1992: $20 for students, $25
for non-students.)
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