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  1. , MALC/SACC Announcement
  2. WCCFL Email Account, Re: WCCFL 13
  3. RK Herbert, A

Message 1: MALC/SACC Announcement

Date: 23 Jun 1993 11:18:58 -0700MALC/SACC Announcement
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Subject: MALC/SACC Announcement

 Call for Papers

 28th Annual Mid-America Linguistics Conference
 13th Annual Conference on Siouan and Caddoan Languages

 October 15-16, 1993
 University of Colorado
 Boulder, Colorado

 Keynote Address:
 Professor Scott DeLancey, University of Oregon
 Grammaticalization and Linguistic Theory

Sponsored by the University of Colorado Linguistics Department and
the Center for the Study of the Native Languages of the Plains and

Deadline for Abstracts: September 1, 1993

Send 3 copies of abstracts (1 page, 200-250 words) to:

Prof. David S. Rood
Dept. of Linguistics
CB 295
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0295
303-492-8041, 303-492-2747
Fax: 303-492-4416

Preregistration forms and information on housing will be sent on
August 15.

Information on the final program will be sent to participants on
September 15.
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Message 2: Re: WCCFL 13

Date: Thu, 24 Jun 93 14:12:21 PDRe: WCCFL 13
From: WCCFL Email Account <wccflbend.UCSD.EDU>
Subject: Re: WCCFL 13

WCCFL is the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Abstracts for
twenty minute talks on any topic in theoretical linguistics are welcome.

For further information, contact:

John Moore wccflbend.UCSDEDU
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Message 3: A

Date: Fri, 25 Jun 93 13:51:57 RSA
From: RK Herbert <>
Subject: A

Conference announcement:

 11 - 16 July 1994
 University of the Witwatersrand
 Johannesburg, R.S.A.

Following the decision of the Standing Committee for the Congress of
African Linguistics (Ian Maddieson, UCLA, Chair), the 1st World Congress
of African Linguistics will take place from the 11th through 16th July
1994 at the Univeristy of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. This triennial
congress will be held alternatively in Africa, Europe and North America.
The 1st Congress will be hosted by one of the oldest universities in
southern Africa, in Johannesburg -- "the City of Gold".

Scientific programme: The Congress aspires to provide a forum for
exchange and discussion between cultures, theories and scientific disciplines.
An arrangement of the Congress into ten thematically-defined sections has
been proposed. The combined output of these sections should provide an
overview of current trends in African linguistics research:
 I. Phonetics and Phonology
 II. Morphology
 III. Syntax
 IV. Semantics
 V. Historical Linguistics
 VI. Sociolinguistics
 VII. Psycholinguistics
 VIII. Applied Linguistics
 IX. Language and Culture
 X. Research Projects

Papers: Participants are invited to propose scientific papers until
15 September 1993. Each proposal should contain the exact title (in the
language of presentation), the desired section and a short abstract
(maximum: one typewritten page). Summaries of the accepted papers will
form part of the congress documents.
 Presentations should in no case be longer than 20 minutes. In certain
cases, the written version of the contribution may be longer (e.g. for

Proceedings: The conference proceedings will be published. The second
circular (to be sent in December 1993) will contain details concerning
the submission of manuscripts and publication.

Official Languages: The official congress languages are English and French.
All papers must be announced and presented in one of these languages.
Written versions may be submitted in German and Portuguese as well

Travel and Accommodation: The congress administration will not make hotel
reservations nor organise travel to Johannesburg. Accommodation will be in
medium-range hotels and in university residences. Details will be provided
in the second circular.

Further Information: The first circular is now available and can be
requested from the congress office. (Addresses below) The second
circular will contain the provisional programme as well as practical
information and will be sent in December 1993. The third circular,
containing the definitive programme and final details, will be sent only to
registered participants.

Registration: All persons who wish to participate in the Congress are
requested to obtain a provisional registration form from the Congress office.
Forms for final registration will be sent in the second circular.
 Approximate registration fees have been set at:
 -Congress participants: $100 (U.S) ($125 after 1 March 1993)
 -Students: $50
 -Accompanying persons: $40

With the exceptions of the excursions, this fee will cover all conference
costs, including the Proceedings. Details for currency transfer will be
sent with the final registration forms (second circular).

Universities, Academies, and Learned Societies are invited to name
official delegates directly to the Congress Office.

Correspondence: All correspondence should be directed to:

 World Congress of African Linguistics
 Department of African Languages
 University of the Witwatersrand
 Private Bag 3


fax: (011) 716-8030 telephone: (011) 716-3350; 716-3495

telex: 4-27125 SA

Congress Committee: R Finalsyon, RK Herbert, JSM Khumalo, A Traill

Standing Committee: I Maddieson (UCLA), G. Ansre (WALS), H Batibo (Dar-
es-Salaam), R. Finlayson (ALASA), B Heine (Koeln), G Herault (Paris),
R Kagaya (Tokyo), Y Sylla (Dakar)
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