LINGUIST List 6.1265

Sun Sep 17 1995

Calls: Functionalism/Formalism Conference

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  1. Edith A Moravcsik, functionalism/formalism conference

Message 1: functionalism/formalism conference

Date: Sat, 16 Sep 1995 10:59:05 functionalism/formalism conference
From: Edith A Moravcsik <>
Subject: functionalism/formalism conference


 Functionalism/Formalism in Linguistics

 23rd Annual UWM Linguistics Symposium
 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
 April 18-20, 1996 (Thursday through Saturday)

 Featured Speakers [pending funding]:
 Werner Abraham, Stephen Anderson, Melissa Bowerman,
 Joan Bybee, William Croft, Alice Davison, John DuBois,
 Talmy Givon, Kenneth Hale, Michael Hammond, Bruce Hayes,
 Nina Hyams, Howard Lasnik, Alec Marantz, Brian MacWhinney,
 Geoffrey Nathan, Frederick Newmeyer (co-organizer), Michael Noonan,
 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 small
 (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: '96 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 above.
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