LINGUIST List 9.260

Sun Feb 22 1998

Calls: French Studies,American Indigenous Languages

Editor for this issue: Anita Huang <>

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  1. Nick Bibis, Student Conference, Graduate Studies in French, University of Toronto
  2. Gary Holton, Santa Barbara WAIL

Message 1: Student Conference, Graduate Studies in French, University of Toronto

Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 17:26:14 -0500 (EST)
From: Nick Bibis <>
Subject: Student Conference, Graduate Studies in French, University of Toronto

 The "Societe d'etudes superieures du departement d'etudes francaises"
 at the University of Toronto (SESDEF) announces a


 Student Conference
 Graduate Studies in French
 University of Toronto

 April 24 and 25, 1998


In order to encourage animated discussion in a relaxed atmosphere and
within an interdisciplinary setting, we are inviting students from any
area of French studies--linguistics, literature, pedagogy, cultural
studies, feminist studies--to submit proposals for twenty-minute
presentations dealing with their own areas of interest and research
projects. As the title of the conference indicates, we are aiming to study
the places where text and context collide, where the function of language
and its structures meet, where transmission and reception intersect.
Through the bringing together of diverse theories and methodologies, we
thus hope to nourish and enrich the comprehension of the power of

We invite you to submit proposals dealing with a wide variety of subjects,
such as applied or theoretical linguistics, comparative literature,
language acquisition, feminist criticism, any literary study from all
periods and all genres (from the Middle Ages to our times), translation,
pragmatics, cinema, or the subject of your choice.

Please send two copies of your abstracts: one copy should be anonymous and
should only carry the title of your presentation, and the second copy
should be accompanied by a brief biographical note and your particulars
(name, address, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail address, area of
research, other interests, institution). (Electronic submissions are
welcome!) Abstracts of no more than one page in length, in either French
or English, are to be sent, before the 13th of March, to:

			SESDEF: Student Conference
	Department of French Studies, University of Toronto	
			50 St. Joseph Street
		 Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1J4
		telephone: (416) 926-2302; fax: (416) 926-2328

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Message 2: Santa Barbara WAIL

Date: Sat, 21 Feb 1998 17:35:55 -0800
From: Gary Holton <>
Subject: Santa Barbara WAIL

 Workshop on American Indigenous Languages
 Santa Barbara, CA
 May 9-10, 1998

The linguistics department at the University or California, Santa Barbara
issues a call for papers to be presented at its first annual Workshop on
American Indigenous Languages (WAIL). The workshop will be a forum for the
discussion of theoretical and descriptive linguistic studies of indigenous
languages of the Americas. 

The workshop will take place on Saturday and Sunday May 9-10, 1998 on the 
campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Our invited speakers will be Nicola Bessell, Wallace Chafe, and Marianne
Mithun. Dr. Bessell has worked extensively on the phonetics/phonology
interface in Coeur d'Alene Salish. Dr. Chafe's current research involves
documentation of the Seneca and Caddo languages. He is also writing a
popular book on the importance of Native American languages. Dr. Mithun
has just completed a book on the Languages of North America for the green
series put out by Cambridge University Press. 

Anonymous abstracts are invited for talks on any topic in linguistics.
Talks will be 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for discussion. 
Individuals may submit abstracts for one single and one co-authored paper.
Abstracts should be one page with a 500 word limit. A separate page for
data and references may be included, if necessary. Abstracts may be
submitted in hardcopy or by email. The deadline for receipt of abstracts
is March 15, 1998. 

For hardcopy submittal, please send four copies of your anonymous 
one-page abstract. In the envelope, include a 3x5 card with 
the following information:
 a. name
 b. affiliation
 c. mailing address
 d. phone number
 e. e-mail address
 f. title of your paper

Hardcopy abstracts should be mailed to:
 Workshop on American Indigenous Languages
 Department of Linguistics
 University of California, Santa Barbara
 Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Email submissions are encouraged. To submit an abstract by email, the
information that would be included on the 3x5 card should be in the body
of the email message, with the anonymous abstract sent as an attachment. 

Email abstracts should be sent to:

Notification of acceptance will be by email in mid-March.

General Information

Santa Barbara is situated on the Pacific Ocean near the Santa Ynez
mountains. The UCSB campus is located near the Santa Barbara airport, and
is approximately 90 miles north of LAX airport in Los Angeles. Shuttle
buses run from LAX to Santa Barbara several times each day. Information
about hotel accomodations will be provided on request. Crash space for
participants may be available with graduate students in the UCSB
linguistics department for those who arrange early. 

WAIL is co-sponsored by the UCSB linguistics department and the
department's Native American Indian Languages (NAIL) study group, which
has been meeting regularly in Santa Barbara since 1990, providing a forum
for the discussion of issues relating to Native American language and

For further information contact the conference coordinator at or (805) 893-3776.
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