LINGUIST List 5.295

Wed 16 Mar 1994

Calls: Functionalism and formalism, TPhS

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  1. Edith A Moravcsik, functionalism and formalism - call for papers
  2. "Max Wheeler", TPhS-call for papers

Message 1: functionalism and formalism - call for papers

Date: Thu, 10 Mar 1994 10:18:37 functionalism and formalism - call for papers
From: Edith A Moravcsik <>
Subject: functionalism and formalism - call for papers



 23rd Annual UWM Linguistics Symposium
 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, April 6-8, 1995

 Featured Speakers [pending funding]:
 Werner Abraham, Stephen Anderson, Joan Bybee, Alice Davison,
 John DuBois, Talmy Givsn, Kenneth Hale, Michael Hammond,
 Martin Haspelmath, Bruce Hayes, Howard Lasnik, Alec Marantz,
 Edith Moravcsik, Geoffrey Nathan, Michael Noonan,
 Frederick Newmeyer (co-organizer), Doris Payne, David Pesetsky,
 Janet Pierrehumbert

We are seeking papers that:
 - speak to the relationship between linguistic
 functionalism and formalism; or
 - highlight the advantages or drawbacks of some
 functional or formal approach; or
 - provide analyses of the same data from multiple
 perspectives; or
 - explore the basic assumptions about language and
 cognition that underlie the two approaches; or
 - trace the history of one or both approaches; or
 - offer general discussions of the formalist-
 functionalist dichotomy and its implications; or
 - otherwise throw light on the similarities and
 differences between the two approaches and their
Papers will be 20 minutes long, with a 10 minute discussion period to
follow. Please send 8 copies of an anonymous abstract and a 3x5 card
containing the title of the paper and your name, affiliation, and address.
The abstract may be up to one typed page, with figures and references allowed
on a second page. Since we need a camera-ready copy for reproduction in
the meeting handbook if accepted, we prefer regular mail over email or fax.
 A selection of the conference papers, supplemented with some
invited contributions, will be published by John Benjamins in a set of
volumes edited by Michael Darnell, Edith Moravcsik, Frederick Newmeyer,
and Michael Noonan.

Send your abstract to:

 '95 UWM Symposium Committee
 Department of Linguistics
 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
 Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413


 For further information:
 Email: Edith Moravcsik ( or
 Michael Noonan (
 Phone: Noonan at (414) 220-4539, Moravcsik at (414) 229-6794, or
 leave messages at (414) 229-4285.
 Fax: (414) 229-6258.
Snailmail: write to Noonan or Moravcsik at the postal address
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Message 2: TPhS-call for papers

Date: Tue, 15 Mar 1994 18:14:47 TPhS-call for papers
From: "Max Wheeler" <>
Subject: TPhS-call for papers


Invitation to submit papers or to request samples

The Philological Society is the oldest learned Society in Great Britain
devoted to the scholarly study of language and languages, having been
established in its present form in 1842.

The Society's journal, Transactions of the Philological Society, is published
twice a year in May and November. It publishes articles on all aspects of the
study of language, maintaining a longstanding interest in historical and
comparative linguistics and in the structure, development and varieties of
Modern English. ISSN 0079-1636.

Volume 91 (1993) contains the following papers:

Jared S. Klein & Nancy L. Condon (University of Georgia, USA), `Gothic
_-(u)h_: a synchronic and comparative study'

John Ibrahim Saeed (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland), `Adpositional clitics
and word order in Somali'

Charles Jones (University of Edinburgh, Scotland), `Scottish Standard English
in the late eighteenth century'

Patrick Sims-Williams (University of Wales, Aberystwyth), `Some problems in
deciphering the early Irish ogam alphabet'

Ronald Geluykens (University of Antwerp, Belgium), `Topic introduction in
English conversation'

Roger Hawkins (University of Essex, England), `The selective availability of
Universal Grammar in second language acquisition: a
specifier-head/head-complement developmental assymetry'

Anyone may submit a paper for publication. Papers are refereed in the usual
way. Submissions, or requests for information, style sheet etc., should be
addressed to the editor:

Max W Wheeler
School of Cognitive & Computing Sciences
University of Sussex
Brighton BN1 9QN

For sample copy requests and subscription information contact Blackwells
Marketing Dept:


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