LINGUIST List 9.1545

Wed Nov 4 1998

Calls: Lexicon, Turkic Languages

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  1. Sydney M Lamb, Lexicon
  2. Cigdem Balim, Conference on Turkic Languages

Message 1: Lexicon

Date: Sat, 31 Oct 1998 23:01:32 -0800 (PST)
From: Sydney M Lamb <lambruf.rice.edu>
Subject: Lexicon


	 LINGUISTICS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES

 THE TWENTY-SIXTH LACUS FORUM

			 To Be Held at
			THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
			EDMONTON, ALBERTA, CANADA 

			 AUGUST 2nd - 7th, 1999
 
Featured lecturers:
		 Joan Bybee, Univesity of New Mexico
 Wallace Chafe, UC Santa Barbara
		
Conference Theme:
			 THE LEXICON

Abstracts are invited on any topics relating to the lexicon, including
those listed below, but abstracts on other linguistic topics will also be
considered: 

	Lexical Semantics
	The Mental Lexicon
	Relationships of Lexicon and Syntax	
	Relationships between Lexical and Conceptual Information
	Relationships between Lexical and Morphological Information
	Relationships between Lexical and Phonological Information
	The Cortical Representation of Lexical Information
	Diachronic Lexicology: The Lexicon through Time
	Conceptual Categories and Lexical Categories
 Cognitive Treatments of Lexical Information
	Lexical Functions
	Lexicalization
	Idiomaticity

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
by 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 jor special sessions -- identifying proposed
participants -- are also welcome. Please contact Ruth Brend or Syd Lamb
right away with your ideas (see addresses below).

The annual Presidents' Predoctoral Prize ($100) and Postdoctoral Prize
($500 -- 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, rbrendumich.edu).

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: January 15, 1999.

The University of Alberta, the second largest English speaking university
in Canada, is located in Edmonton, a cosmopolitan and ethnically diverse
city of almost a million people located just a few hours drive from the
magnificent Canadian Rockies (about 4 hours to Jasper and about 5 hours to
Banff -- the drive is easy and breathtakingly beautiful). Quite reasonable
hotel accommodations will be available at the edge of campus, within easy
walking distance to the conference rooms. Accommodations will also be
available on campus. Restaurants can be found both on and at the periphery
of campus, while downtown Edmonton is accessible via the subway. 

Further information will be sent to all LACUS members and to nonmember
authors of accepted abstracts in March. 

Conference Committee:
	Ruth Brend, Michigan State University (Emerita), Chair
	Angela Della Volpe, California State University, Fullerton
	Sydney Lamb, Rice University
	Gary Prideaux, University of Alberta
	Lois Stanford, University of Alberta

Address questions about the conference to:
	 Ruth Brend <rbrendumich.edu>
	 Syd Lamb <lambrice.edu>

Address questions about Alberta to:
		Gary Prideaux <gary.prideauxualberta.ca>, 
		Lois Stanford <lstanformaildrop.srv.ualberta.ca>

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Message 2: Conference on Turkic Languages

Date: Wed, 04 Nov 1998 15:26:53 -0000 (GMT)
From: Cigdem Balim <cbnessie.mcc.ac.uk>
Subject: Conference on Turkic Languages


CALL FOR PAPERS

THE FIRST MANCHESTER CONFERENCE ON TURKIC LANGUAGES
6-7 April 1999, University of Manchester

The North-West Centre for Linguistics and the Research Group on Central Asia
and the Caucasus are pleased to announce their first joint conference on Turkic
languages.
Papers are invited on all areas of linguistics from researchers who work on
Turkic languages. Papers will be 35 minutes long with 10 minutes discussion
time. There will also be a poster session. Proceedings are planned to be
published as a part of a series on Turkic Linguistics.
Please send your abstracts (of around 500 words with a selective bibliography)
not later than 1 FEBRUARY 1999 to:

Cigdem Balim-Harding
Coordinator, Research Group on Central Asia and the Caucasus
Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL, UK
Tel: +44 (0)161 275 3069
Fax: +44 (0)161 275 3264
email: cigdem.balimman.ac.uk

Conference details will shortly appear on the web page for the RGCAC:
http://www.art.man.ac.uk/mes/Asia.htm 

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