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Message 1: ALFAL announcement

Date: Mon, 23 Nov 92 23:17:25 MEALFAL announcement
From: Karen Dakin <DAKINUNAMVM1.BITNET>
Subject: ALFAL announcement

 X INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS
 OF THE ASSOCIATION OF LINGUISTICS AND PHILOLOGY
 OF LATIN AMERICA
 APRIL 11-16, 1993
 VERACRUZ, VERACRUZ
 MEXICO
 Specialists in language and literature who are active members of the
ALFAL may participate in this congress. Those who are not members may
join the association through the Regional Delegate for their country.
 For information, write to:
 Lilia Castellanos Medina
 Torre de Humanidades I, 3er. piso, cubiculo 20
 Facultad de Filosofia y Letras
 Universidad Nacional Autonoma de M xico
 04510 Mexico, D.F.
 Or to:
 Juan Lopez Chavez/Marina Arjona Iglesias
 Instituto de Investigaciones Filologicas, UNAM
 Mexico, D.F.
 FAX: (52) (5) 665-78-74
 The congress inauguration will be Sunday, April 11, with an
invited lecture on literature. Individual papers by members will be
presented in the mornings, as well as the four plenary lectures by well-
known specialists. There will also be afternoon activities: encounters of
researchers, short courses, project meetings, and literary presentations.
The closing will be Friday, April 16, and include an invited lecture on
linguistics.
 There will also be a number of social events such as an opening
reception, a Jarocha (Vercruz) evening, a Mexican evening, and a closing
banquet.
 The academic sections of the congress are: Analysis of Linguistic
Structures, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics and Dialectology,
Psycholinguistics, Applied linguistics, Amerindian Linguistics,
Historical Linguistics and History of Linguistics, Analysis of Literary
Texts.
 The official languages of the congress are Spanish and Portuguese.
 The registration fee for participants to present papers or attend is
$40.00 US until January 12, 1993, and $60.00 after that date. For
students the fee is $10.00.
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Message 2: Conference announcement

Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1992 19:05 ESTConference announcement
From: <MORGANBROWNCOG.BITNET>
Subject: Conference announcement

 International Conference on

 SIGNAL TO SYNTAX:
 BOOTSTRAPPING FROM SPEECH TO GRAMMAR IN EARLY ACQUISITION

 February 19-21, 1993

 James L. Morgan & Katherine Demuth
 Department of Cognitive & Linguistic Sciences
 Brown University
 Providence, Rhode Island

 The notion of 'prosodic bootstrapping' has recently emerged as a focus of
 inquiry as an increasing number of scholars in a range of disciplines have
 begun to investigate issues bearing on the relationship between speech
 input and the acquisition of syntax. These researchers include theoretical
 and computational linguists, acousticians, speech pathologists, and
 psychologists and cognitive scientists specializing in speech perception and
 language acquisition. This conference brings together this diverse group of
 researchers for the first time, in order to assess the state of the art and
 chart directions for future research.

 The conference will include sessions on: linguistic and psycholinguistic
 approaches to mapping between speech and syntax; acoustic and prosodic
 characteristics of infant-directed speech cuing aspects of syntax; perceptual
 and representational capacities of infants with regard to prosodic cuing of
 syntax; interactions among perception, production, and syntax in young
 children; and the role of speech in language bootstrapping.

 Speakers include Richard Aslin, Mary Beckman, Nan Bernstein Ratner,
 Anne Cutler, Katherine Demuth, Jill deVilliers, Elan Dresher, Catherine
 Echols, Peter Eimas, Anne Fernald, Cynthia Fisher, LouAnn Gerken, Lila
 Gleitman, Katherine Hirsh-Pasek, Peter Jusczyk, Michael Kelly, Deborah
 Kemler Nelson, David Lebeaux, Laurence Leonard, Philip Lieberman,
 Reiko Mazuka, Jacques Mehler, James Morgan, Elissa Newport, Ann
 Peters, Patti Price, Elizabeth Selkirk, Mark Steedman, Sven Stromqvist,
 and Janet Werker.

 For information concerning registration, call (401) 863-2616 or send
 email to SignalBrowncog.Bitnet.
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