LINGUIST List 9.352

Tue Mar 10 1998

Calls: East Asia Syntax, Slavic Morphosyntax

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  1. Audrey Li, East Asian Syntax workshop: revised
  2. George Fowler, Comparative Slavic Morphosyntax

Message 1: East Asian Syntax workshop: revised

Date: Sun, 8 Mar 1998 13:14:24 -0800 (PST)
From: Audrey Li <>
Subject: East Asian Syntax workshop: revised

USC Workshop on Syntax of East Asian Languages
November 6-8, 1998

This workshop is an attempt to intergrate the diachronic and synchronic
study of Chinese, Japanese and Korean syntax, concentrating on the issues of
the structures and interpretations of nominal expressions and the syntax and
morphology of function words. The list of invited speakers currently includes:

James Huang (University of California, Irvine) 
Yafei Li (University of Wisconsin)
Tsulin Mei (Cornell University)
Alain Peyraube (CRLAO, EHESS)
Naoki Fukui (University of California, Irvine)
Satoshi Kinsui (Kobe University and Osaka University)
S.-Y. Kuroda (Tohoku University)
Yukinori Takubo (Kyusyu University)
Hee-Don Ahn (Kon Kuk University) 
William O'Grady (University of Hawaii)
James Yoon (Seoul National University, University of Illinois)

There is a limited number of open slots available and we invite the
submission of abstracts. Each presentation will be 40 minutes, followed by
15 minutes of discussion. It is planned that the proceedings of the Workshop
will be published.

Please send to the Organizing Committee no later than June 1, 1998 one copy
of your abstract with your name and affliliation, plus five anonymous
copies. Abstracts should be limited to two pages with the font size not
smaller than 11. We cannot accept abstracts sent by email or fax. The
presenters at the workshop will be partially subsidized for travel and

All submissions should be sent to: 

USC Workshop Organizing Committee
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0357

For further inquiries, please write to:,,
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Message 2: Comparative Slavic Morphosyntax

Date: Mon, 9 Mar 1998 18:52:31 -0500 (EST)
From: George Fowler <>
Subject: Comparative Slavic Morphosyntax


Two new position papers have been posted to the www page for the
Comparative Slavic Morphosyntax www page (URL below): Leonard H. Babby,
"Voice and Diathesis in Slavic"; Steven Franks, "Clitics in Slavic". One
paper remains to be posted; we expect to have it up within the week. To
mark the posting of these new position papers, we enclose below a Second
Call for Papers. 


Indiana University invites you to submit abstracts to a workshop (funded by
the U.S. Department of Education) on


The workshop will be held at Canyon Inn, in McCormick's Creek State Park,
Spencer, Indiana (near Bloomington) on Friday-Sunday 5-7 June 1998.

Papers are solicited in response to five invited "position papers":

Leonard Babby:
 "Voice and Diathesis in Slavic"
Zeljko Boskovic:
 "Wh-phrases and wh-movement in Slavic"
Greville Corbett:
 "Agreement in Slavic"
Steven Franks:
 "Clitics in Slavic"
Gilbert Rappaport:
 "Noun Phrases in Slavic" (not yet posted to www page)

These position papers are intended to summarize the variation in data
across the Slavic languages, define the "state of the art" in existing
analysis for each area, communicate innovations and on-going research, and
identify an agenda for future investigation. As such, they are meant to
serve as springboards for discussion, rebuttal, response, and debate. This
call for papers solicits responses in two categories: 10 minute
presentations (+ 5 minute discussion) or 20 minutes (+ 10 minute
discussion). You may respond to one or several position papers, but must
submit an advance abstract for each response; there is no set limit on the
number of responses which may be accepted from any one individual.

The position papers can be downloaded via the internet in
platform-independent .pdf and .ps formats from:


If you cannot download or use electronic versions of the position papers,
you may request a printed copy of any of the papers from the address below.
However, However, in view of our limited budget and staff resources, we
urge you to utilize the electronic versions if possible (please use Adobe
Acrobat Reader 3.0.x, which may be downloaded free of charge from

Proposals for reponses may be submitted to the address below. Abstracts
should be no more than one page, including examples and references. Include
your name and affiliation directly on the abstract, and please attach a
card with your name, address, e-mail, phone, title, and position paper to
which you are responding. Also, please send 4 copies and indicate the
length category for your response. We will also accept submissions via
email to <> or fax (to 1-812-855-2107). Paper
submission is preferable, however, as these abstracts will be used as
camera-ready copy in making the abstract book for the workshop.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 24 April 1998

A volume of proceedings will be published by Slavica Publishers.

All requests for information, inquiries about position papers, and
abstracts should be sent to:

George Fowler [Email]
Dept. of Slavic Languages [dept. tel.] 1-812-855-9906/-2608/-2624
Ballantine 502 [dept. fax] 1-812-855-2107
Indiana University [home phone/fax] 1-317-726-1482/-1642
Bloomington, IN 47405-6616 USA [Slavica phone/fax] 1-812-856-4186/-4187
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