LINGUIST List 9.1654

Sat Nov 21 1998

Calls: Glot International, Lang. Acquisition/Breakdown

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  1. Glot International, Glot International
  2. Angeliek van Hout, Language Acquisition and Language Breakdown

Message 1: Glot International

Date: Thu, 19 Nov 1998 15:13:41 +0100
From: Glot International <glotletmail.let.leidenuniv.nl>
Subject: Glot International

Call for squibs

>From Lisa Cheng and Rint Sybesma, editors of Glot International

Next year Glot International will start featuring a squib section.
We invite everybody to send us squibs on any subject in any
field of "theoretical" linguistics.
Since we appear monthly (almost!) and our production time is
relatively short, we will be able to publish squibs very soon after
their acceptance. The review procedure we have set up is also
geared at losing as little time as possible.

What squibs are? What squibs do?

Squibs inspire. 
They present ideas, yet to be fleshed out but one at the time.
They find connections between facts that nobody ever thought were
related. They spell out the beginning of a new analysis, not
necessarily daring. They give you new facts from old languages and
old facts in a new guise. They come up with beautiful observations
that somehow seem theoretically relevant as well. They tell you
about wonderful problems and possibly only hint at a solution. 

And they have the length of one page in Glot International, which
is about 1500 words (including the references!).

If you are interested in submitting a squib, please send us three
hard copies and one soft copy to the addresses below. However,
before sending us anything, please consult the Guidelines for
authors on the our web site (www.hagpub.com/glot.htm) or send us
an e-mail if you prefer to receive the Guidelines by e-mail or
regular mail.

Our addresses:
e-mail: glotrullet.leidenuniv.nl

Regular mail: 
 	Lisng and Rint Sybesma
 Glot International
 Department of General Linguistics
 Leiden University
 P.O. Box 9515
 2300 RA Leiden
 The Netherlands


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Lisa Cheng and Rint Sybesma
Editors
Glot International
HIL/Department of General Linguistics
Leiden University
PO Box 9515
2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands
fax: +31-70-448-0177
http://www.hagpub.com/glot.htm
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Message 2: Language Acquisition and Language Breakdown

Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 15:05:03 +0100
From: Angeliek van Hout <Angeliek.vanHoutLET.UU.NL>
Subject: Language Acquisition and Language Breakdown



CALL FOR PAPERS:

Language Acquisition and Language Breakdown


 1st language aquisition, SLI & aphasics


May 28-29, 1999
Utrecht University Uil OTS
Utrecht, The Netherlands

Invited Speakers

Harald Clahsen (University of Essex)
Stephen Crain (University of Maryland, College Park)
Yosef Grodzinsky (Tel Aviv University)
Herman Kolk (University of Nijmegen)
Christer Platzack (Lund University)

Call for papers

Over the last twenty years, a significant amount of research has been
carried out in the fields of language acquisition and language
impairment. With regard to the former, empirical and theoretical
research projects have attempted to characterize children's linguistic
competence at various stages, and the development towards adult
competence. In the field of language impairment, researchers have
attempted to characterize the speech production and comprehension
capacity of patients with specific linguistic disorders (aphasic
patients.) The main goal of this research is to provide a picture of
what part of the human language capacity is lost as a result of
specific brain damage, and to characterize the patients' linguistic
knowledge or processing limitations in terms of a contemporary
linguistic theory. A similar approach is characteristic of recent
studies of children with specific language impairment (SLI). The
question in this research is how to characterize, in linguistic terms,
the deficit exhibited by this population. A comparison between the
linguistic capacities of these populations has been a recurrent theme
in many theoretical and experimental studies.

Are there interesting similarities between normally developing
children, SLI children and aphasics? Can the comparison between these
populations tell researchers anything new about language acquisition
or language breakdown? What exactly is lost in aphasia - the
knowledge of language or the capacity to implement this knowledge? Do
normally developing children and SLI children posses the relevant
knowledge but are they unable to implement it? If so, why? Or is their
linguistic system different from the adult system? What can the
differences between impaired and unimpaired language development be
attributed to?

The Language Acquisition and Language Breakdown Conference, organized
by the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics in the framework of its
Language in Use research program aims at bringing together researchers
whose work focuses on the comparison of these populations.

Papers are invited for 30-minute presentations (plus 10 min for
discussion). Papers must focus on the comparison between the language
capacities of any two or three of these populations: normally
developing children, SLI children, and people with aphasia. Please
send four copies of a two page anonymous abstract (single space,
including examples and references) and one copy with your name and
affiliation to:

Language Acquisition and Language Breakdown
Utrecht University UiL OTS
Trans 10
NL-3512 JK Utrecht
The Netherlands

Please include also a card with your name(s), affiliation(s), the
title of your abstract, your e-mail(s), mailing address and telephone
number(s). All materials must be received by February 1, 1999.
Decisions regarding acceptance/rejection will be announced by March
10, 1999. There is a possibility that students whose papers are
accepted for presentation will be partially reimbursed for their
travel expenses.
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