LINGUIST List 8.1252

Tue Sep 2 1997

Calls: Generative Linguistics, LACUS Call

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  1. Craig Thiersch, GLOW'98: First Call for Abstracts
  2. Ruth M Brend, LACUS Call

Message 1: GLOW'98: First Call for Abstracts

Date: Mon, 1 Sep 1997 16:20:03 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Craig Thiersch <>
Subject: GLOW'98: First Call for Abstracts

GLOW (Generative Linguistics in the Old World) will hold its twentieth
annual conference on April 15-17, 1998, at the University of Tilburg in the
Netherlands. The theme of the main session is "Features". In addition there
will be workshops on April 18 in syntax (Agreement Systems) and phonology
(Opacity). Abstracts are solicited (in hard copy only!) from both the Old
and New Worlds; the deadline for submitting abstracts is

 December 1, 1997.

More details about the conference, the conference themes, and submission of
abstracts can be found on our web-site,

by E-mail: GLOWKUB.NL, or by writing to

 c/o Conchita Zerrouk-Barb'e
 Department of Linguistics
 P.O. Box 90153
 NL-5000-LE Tilburg, The Netherlands
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Message 2: LACUS Call

Date: Mon, 1 Sep 1997 14:41:36 -0500
From: Ruth M Brend <>
Subject: LACUS Call

JULY 28-AUGUST 1, 1998


The 25th LACUS Forum--with 4 days of refereed papers and panels, will be
held at the Claremont Graduate University (Professor John Regan, local

Featured lecturers:
 Ronald Langacker (Linguistics), UCSD
 Elizabeth Bates (Psychology), UCSD

Abstracts are invited on one or more of the following topics (but abstracts
on other related topics will also be considered):
 Conceptual Categories Cognitive Linguistics
 Grammatical Categories Functional Linguistics
 Syntax & Pragmatics Syntax & Semantics
 Foundations of Linguistics Discourse Analysis
 Speech vs. Non-Spoken Expression Neurolinguistics
 Diachronic/Synchronic Phonology Language & Thought

 Abstracts should be anonymous (no indication of the author) and should:
 l. Have an informative, but brief title
 2. Clearly state the problem to be addressed or the research
 questions raised by prior studies.
 3. State the main point(s) or argument(s) of the proposed
 presentation, with, relevant data if possible. If the paper is
 empirically based, state specific hypotheses and at least an
 outline of results obtained.
 4. Show relevance to other work or to linguistic research.
 5. Give references to literature cited in the abstract.

Submit abstracts via e-mail with 3 camera-ready copies simultaneously sent
via snail mail to the addresses below . Those without e-mail available
should send 16 hard copies via snail mail. Each author should also send
snail mail a 3x5" card bearing name, addresses (especially e-mail)
affiliation, phone, title of paper, audio-visual equipment required (an
overhead projector will regularly be available), eligibility for prizes,
time desired (normally 15 or 25 minutes plus discussion time), and
identification of one or more topics under which the paper falls (from
above list, or specify if another). Proposals for panels, discussion
sessions, etc.--identifying proposed participants for --are also welcome.

The annual Presidents' Predoctoral Prize ($100.00) and Postdoctoral Prize
($500.00--for young untenured scholars) will be awarded to the best papers
in each category (only single-authored presentations considered).

Limited funds to assist scholars coming from countries with weak currencies
may be available. For information contact the Conference Committee Chair.

Submit abstracts & proposals to: Ruth Brend, Chair, LACUS Conference
Committee, 3363 Burbank Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48105, USA (tel. 313-6652787;
fax 313-6659743; e-mail,

Deadline January 15, 1998.

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