LINGUIST List 9.1597

Thu Nov 12 1998

Calls: Theoretical/Applied Ling, Chinese Dialectology

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  1. Anna Bosch, Theoretical, Descriptive, and Applied Linguistics
  2. David Prager Branner, Chinese dialectology

Message 1: Theoretical, Descriptive, and Applied Linguistics

Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 13:58:59 -0500
From: Anna Bosch <>
Subject: Theoretical, Descriptive, and Applied Linguistics

Call for Papers: Last Announcement
Kentucky Foreign Language Conference Linguistics Sessions

The 52nd annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference will be held April
22-24, 1999, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. The conference
will include sessions devoted to all aspects of theoretical and
descriptive linguistics, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics.

If you wish to present a paper in one of these sessions, send two copies
of a one page abstract to Prof. Anna Bosch, 1215 Patterson Office Tower,
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0027. Alternatively, send
your abstract by email to: (Email submissions are
encouraged.) Please include the following information with your abstract:
name, affiliation, address, email address, daytime phone. The deadline for
submission of abstracts is MONDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1998. Authors will be
notified about the conference schedule in mid-December.

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Message 2: Chinese dialectology

Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 13:35:22 -0800 (PST)
From: David Prager Branner <>
Subject: Chinese dialectology

Yuen Ren Society 
for the Promotion of Chinese Dialect Fieldwork

Annual Conference

Saturday, 6 March 1999

	Submissions are now being accepted for a conference to be held on
Saturday, 6 March 1999, at Rutgers University in New Jersey. The Society
welcomes presentations of a non-formalist character on any aspect of Hann
Chinese dialectology, including original field reports,
comparative-historical studies, linguistic geography and contact,
sociolinguistics, and taxonomy. Presentations on any aspect of Chinese
dialects or their social context are welcome, but please note that the
Society favors presentations that include abundant evidence, in the form
of either dialect data or other explicit documentation as appropriate.
Papers may be delivered in English or Mandarin Chinese.

	To submit a paper, please send a detailed abstract to one of the
addresses below. Deadline for submitting abstracts is: 

	31 December, 1998. 

We expect to accept only ten papers in all.

	The Yuen Ren Society is devoted to the practice of descriptive
dialect fieldwork, and especially welcomes reports on little-known

David Prager Branner		R. VanNess Simmons

c/o Yuen Ren Society		c/o East Asian Languages & Cultures
440 Riverside Drive, #73	330 Scott Hall
New York, NY 10027-6831 USA 	Rutgers University
				New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1164 USA

Fax: (212) 865-5507		Fax: (732) 932-7926

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