LINGUIST List 9.1284

Wed Sep 16 1998

Calls: XXIX Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages

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  1. Christina Tortora, The XXIX Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages

Message 1: The XXIX Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages

Date: Wed, 16 Sep 1998 10:07:09 -0400
From: Christina Tortora <>
Subject: The XXIX Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages

First Call for Papers

The XXIX Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages
University of Michigan
April 8-11, 1999
Deadline for receipt of abstracts:
December 15, 1998


Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for discussion)
on any aspect of Romance linguistics. Authors are asked to send six (6)
copies of an anonymous abstract and one additional copy with the author's
name and affiliation (the latter will be reproduced in the Meeting Handbook
if the paper is accepted for presentation). Abstracts should be no more
than two pages in length (including examples and references), in 12-point
type. All margins should be at least one inch wide (or 2.5 cm). Please
also include a legible 3" x 5" card with paper title, name of author(s),
affiliation(s), address, phone number, and e-mail address. To facilitate
the review process, please indicate the primary area of linguistics
addressed in the paper. Those who wish to be considered for both the Main
Session and the Parasession (see below) should send two sets of materials
(please indicate MAIN SESSION / PARASESSION). Submissions are limited to a
maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author. E-mail
submissions will be accepted, provided that a camera-ready hardcopy is
received no later than December 24, 1998 (sorry, no faxes will be
accepted). Preference will be given to presentations not duplicated at
other major conferences (e.g., LSA, NELS, WCCFL). Authors are asked to
indicate prior or planned presentations of their papers on the abstract
submission card.

Notification: No later than February 2, 1999.


Organized by Steven Dworkin

Abstracts for twenty-minute papers are invited for a parasesison on the
theme "New Solutions to Old Problems: Issues in Romance Historical
Linguistics." This session seeks to explore how developments in such fields
as grammaticalization, typology, sociolinguistics, language contact, formal
theory, etc. may offer new insights into explaining changes that have
ocurred in the development over time of the Romance Languages. Papers
should deal with specific changes in individual Romance languages or with
evolutionary trends in the Romance family as a whole. Papers that are in
essence synchronic descriptions of attested older states of Romance
languages are not suitable for this parasession. Abstract guidelines are
the same as those for the Main Session.

All submissions should be sent to:

LSRL 29 Organizing Committee (MAIN SESSION)
D. Cresti, T. Satterfield, & C. Tortora
Program in Linguistics
1076 Frieze Building
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285

LSRL 29 Organizing Committee (PARASESSION)
S. Dworkin
Program in Linguistics
1076 Frieze Building
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285

Telephone numbers:

Diana Cresti: (734) 763-9172
Steven Dworkin: (734) 764-4381
Teresa Satterfield: (734) 647-2158
Christina Tortora: (734) 764-3725

Fax: (734) 936-3406


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