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Confs: 2nd Colloquium on Deixis, Typology

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  1. Laurent Romary, Reminder - new dates for the 2nd Colloquium on Deixis
  2. UVT UK, LP96 Conf:Typology

Message 1: Reminder - new dates for the 2nd Colloquium on Deixis

Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 15:58:53 +0100
From: Laurent Romary <>
Subject: Reminder - new dates for the 2nd Colloquium on Deixis
Dear all,

Following the important strikes which have pertubed many events which
were due to take place last December in France, the 2nd Colloquium on
Deixis has been rescheduled to the 28,29 and 30 March.

You will find the preliminary program, as well as any information
related to the colloquium (in particular an elctrnic registration
form) at the following web address:

Looking forward to seeing you in Nancy.

Laurent Romary
Batiment Loria, B.P.239
F-54506 Vandoeuvre Les Nancy
Tel : 83 59 20 37
Fax : 83 41 30 79
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Message 2: LP96 Conf:Typology

Date: Sun, 17 Mar 1996 19:10:04 +0100
From: UVT UK <>
Subject: LP96 Conf:Typology

 The Department of Linguistics and Finno-Ugric Studies
 The Institute of Phonetic Studies
 Faculty of Philosophy and Arts
 Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic)

 under the auspice of the Rector of Charles University
 Professor JUDr. Karel Maly, DrSc.

 announce a conference

 LP'96: Typology: prototypes, items orderings and universals

 August 20-22 1996

 This is the third LP (Linguistics and Phonetics) conference of
 the two departments within the space of six years. The first
 conference was held in 1990, the second in 1994. The term
 "item-order" served as the central theme of the LP'96 Conference.
 It was used to designate any linguistic unit such as the phone-
 me, morpheme, syllable, word, word-form, phrase, clause or sen-
 tence. The primary aim of LP'96 is to contribute to the clari-
 fication of the role of item order in linguistic typology and
 its interrelationship with other typological means.

 Topics will focus among other on following questions:

 1) What are the basic building blocks of linguistic types?
 What parameters differentiate language from other phenomena?

 The topic includes among other: Biological, genetic and philo-
 sophical aspects of linguistic universals; function-form appro-
 ach to typology; the role of comparison of acoustic and percep-
 tion phenomena in both natural and synthetic speech signals;
 internal and external phonetic values; kinds of iconicity/
 isomorphism/ economy at individual levels of linguistic analysis;
 markedness of item-orderings (e.g. is it meaningful to
 differentiate fixed and free word-order according to the
 dichotomy unmarked-marked?)
 2) Which factors are relevant for classification of languages?
 The topic includes among other: the processses of reduction and
 clustering of linguistic phenomena; substruction of linguistic
 3) What is the foundation of typology as a linguistic discip-
 line? What kinds of typologies exist?
 The topic includes among other: traditional typologies (morpho-
 logical, syntactic, semantic), cognitive typologies (configura-
 tional vs non-configurational languages, Baker's incorporation,
 mirror principles, kinds of raising, etc.), classification of
 typologies (parameters)
 4) Is linguistic typology only a theoretical discipline or has
 it consequences for linguistic application?
 The topic includes: consequences for language teaching, for
 linguistic databases, for development of text-editors, for mul-
 tilingual communication and multimedia in www in contrast with
 monolingual communication, etc.

 Organizing Committee:

 Frantisek Danes (Czech Academy of Sciences)
 Osamu Fujimura (The Ohio-State University)
 Laura A. Janda (The University of North Carolina at Chapell Hill) 
 Premysl Janota (Charles University, Prague)
 Helena Kurzova (Czech Academy of Sciences)
 Jiri V. Neustupny (Osaka University)
 Pavel Novak (Charles University, Prague)
 Bohumil Palek (Charles University, Prague) - chairman
 Ewa Willim (Jagellonian University, Poland)

 Keynote speakers:

 Comrie B. (University of Southern California, Los Angeles) The 
 numeral systems
 Osamu Fujimura (State University, Ohio) Syllable features and
 Ramat Paolo (University of Pavia) On classifying languages
 Seiler Hansjakob (University of Cologne) On the present state
 of language universals reseach
 Shibatani M. (Kobe University, Japan) Voice parameters

 Special session: Typology and genetic and areal comparison
 chairmans: K.H.Schmidt and H. Kurzova

 Session papers:

 Andor Jozsef (Janus Pannonius University, Pecs) Prototypes and
 the lexical representation of verbs of jumping
 Blazek Vaclav (Masaryk University Brno) The ethymological analysis
 of numerals and its typological implications
 Boguslawski A. (Warsaw University) Negation raising with want
 Bourdin Philippe (York University, Toronto) Towards a princip-
 led reappraisal of the sourse/goal contrast in a crosslinguist-
 ic perspective
 Casad G. (University of Northern Carolina at Chapell Hill) Ma-
 ny Goofs
 Corver Norbert and Hen van Riemsdijk (Universsity of Amster-
 dam) The position of the head and the domain of scrambling
 Cysouw Michael (Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen) Metagramma-
 Dik Bakker (University of Amsterdam) Flexibility, consistency
 and consequence in word-order patterns
 Drossard Werner (University of Cologne) Polysythesis and poly-
 synthetic languages in a comparative perspective
 Durst-Andersen Per Durst (Copenhagen) Towards a theory of lin-
 guistic supertypes
 Eguzkitza Andolina (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain) Basque markers of
 Ehala Martin (Tallinn Pedagogical University) Chance and ne-
 cessity in word-order typology
 Gatiatullina, Zaituna (Kazan Pedagogical University) Typological
 analysis of the lexico-grammatical structures of English and Kazan
 Honti L. (University of Gronningen) Zur Frage nach dem zusam-
 menhang zwischen der Wortfolge und der Abfolge von Suffixen
 Hoskovec Tomas (Charles University, Prague) Le temps comme ca-
 tegorie verbale et la reconstruction de l'indoeuropeen
 Huumo Tuomas (University of Turku) Word order and the inter-
 pretation of bound domains in existential vs locative structu-
 Job Michael (Marburg University) Indoeuropean and Caucasian: genetic
 and areal aspects)
 Kirsanov N. (St Petersburg) A language to describe the morpho-
 logy of artificial and natural languages
 Koktova E. (Academy of Sciences, Prague) Word order and typo-
 Koptjevskaja Tamm M. (Stockholm University) Possessive Nos and
 their patterns of polysemy: a cross linguistic study
 Krasina E. (Moscow University) The dichotomy of unmarked
 - marked word-order in Russian sentences of characterisation
 and existence
 Marion Krause (Friedrich Schiller University, Jena) The inter-
 action of lexical and prosodic markers of epistemic modality
 Kurzova Helena (Southbohemian University) Defining Central Eu-
 ropean Type
 Kuteva Tania (University of Cologne) Indefinite Articles: Ge-
 nesis and typology
 Luraghi Silvia (3rd University of Rome) The typology of null
 arguments in the Ancient Indo-European languages 
 Nekvapil J. (Charles University, Prague) Item orderings in
 Novak P, Nebesky L. (Charles University, Prague) Different
 degrees of word order engagement in syntax
 Paleeva T.I. Moscow) Iconicity/isomorphism in the accentual
 structure of word-formation chain in Russian
 Palek B. (Charles University, Prague) Conceptual frame of item
 ordering in typology
 Podlesskaya Vera I. (University of South California) Typology
 of clause linkage: Grammatical marking in conditional construc-
 Roberts E, Wyn (Simon Fraser University, Canada) Recursion.
 linear order, and the classification of linguistic units
 Rylov A., Chizdenko V. (Minsk) Speaker recognition system for
 a forensic phonetic expertise
 Sadykova Aida (Kazan Pedagogical University) Typological Stydy of
 the semantic component of noun composites of two unrelated languages -
 English and Kazan Tatar 
 Sgall Petr (Charles University, Prague) Foundations of langua-
 ge types
 Sabrsula Jan (Ostrava University) Formations pr=E9morphologiques
 analytiques dans le latin flexionnel
 Tallerman Magie (Durham ) Item ordering and markedness in
 Willim Ewa (Jagellonian University of Cracow) On N movement in
 Polish NPs
 Zubkova L.G. (Moscow University) The whole-systemic aproach to
 the phonological typology of a word


 Surname: First name: Middle name:

 Mailing address:
 Zip: Country: 
 Phone: Fax: E-mail:

 The title of the submitted paper:

 Accompanying persons:

 Conference fee: 60$ (includes Abstracts, Proceedings,refreshments,
 conference materials)
 Students: 40$

 Prices: Hotel's A*de Luxe from $ 200 up (Diplomat, Forum, Palace,
 Atrium. etc)
 Cheaper hotels from $20 up 100$
 Student hotels: $ 10-12

(The student hotel appartment's have their own bathrooms. They are
 usually situated 20 minutes from the downtown, using municipal
transport. Transport 6 Crowns)

Hotel A* de Luxe have to be booked by travel agencies. Student hotels
can be booked by the Organizing Committee.

Should you want us to arrange your accommodation, please, contact
us immediately.

The abstracts of papers will be available at the conference,the
deadline for mailing of abstracts is April 30.1996

Programme of the Conference will be distributed at the beginning of
June. Updated information concerning LP'96 Programme, accommodation,
etc. is at

 Contact address:
 e-mail: or
 or by mail: Bohumil Palek
 Department of Linguistics and Finno-Ugric Studies
 2, Jan Palach Sq., 116 38 Prague 1, Czech Republic
 phone: (xx422) 24491 524
 fax (xx422) 24491588
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