LINGUIST List 10.617

Wed Apr 28 1999

Calls: Lang Development, Semantics/Pragmatics/Spanish

Editor for this issue: Karen Milligan <>

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  • Sarah Howell, Boston U Conference on Lang Development
  • Javier Gutierrez-Rexach, Semantics and pragmatics of Spanish

    Message 1: Boston U Conference on Lang Development

    Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 11:32:17 -0400 (EDT)
    From: Sarah Howell <>
    Subject: Boston U Conference on Lang Development


    The 24th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development Call for Papers

    November 5, 6 and 7, 1999

    Keynote Speaker: Elissa Newport, University of Rochester Plenary Speaker: Stephen Crain, University of Maryland



    All topics in the field of language acquisition will be fully considered, including:

    Bilingualism Literacy & Narrative Cognition & Language Neurolinguistics Creoles & Pidgins Pragmatics Discourse Pre-linguistic Development Exceptional Language Signed Languages Input &Interaction Sociolinguistics Language Disorders Speech Perception & Production Linguistic Theory (Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, Morphology, Lexicon)

    Abstracts submitted must represent original, unpublished research. Presentations will be 20 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for questions.

    Please submit:

    1) ten copies of an anonymous, clearly titled 450-word summary for review. Include word count at the bottom of the page.

    2) one copy of a 150-word abstract for use in the conference program book if your abstract is accepted. If your paper is accepted, this abstract will be scanned into the conference handbook. No changes in title or authors will be possible after acceptance. Include word count at the bottom of the page.

    3) for EACH author, one copy of the information form printed at the bottom of this sheet.

    Please include email address or a self-addressed, stamped postcard for acknowledgment of receipt. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the first author by early August. Pre-registration materials and preliminary schedule will be available in late August, 1999.

    All authors who present papers at the conference will be invited to contribute their papers to the Proceedings Volumes. Those papers will be due in January, 2000.

    Note: All conference papers will be selected on the basis of abstracts submitted. Although each abstract will be evaluated individually, we will attempt to honor requests to schedule accepted papers together in group sessions.

    DEADLINE: All submissions must be received by May 14, 1999. Send submissions to:

    Boston University Conference on Language Development 704 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 101 Boston, MA 02215 U.S.A.

    Telephone: (617) 353-3085 e-mail:

    (We regret that we cannot accept abstract submissions by fax or e-mail.)

    Information regarding the conference may be accessed at


    Author Information Form (fill out one form completely for EACH author)


    Topic area: Audiovisual requests:

    Full name: Affiliation:

    Current address: Summer address if different, and dates:

    Current email: Summer email: Current phone number: Summer phone if different:

    * To accommodate as many papers as possible, we reserve the right to limit each submitter to one first authorship and if circumstances warrant, to limit each submitter to two papers in any authorship status.

    * If your paper is not one of the 90 initially selected for presentation, please indicate whether you would be willing to be considered as an alternate. (If you indicate that you are willing to be considered, this does not commit you to accepting alternate status if it should be offered to you.)

    _____ Yes, consider me as an alternate if necessary _____ No, please do not consider me as an alternate

    Please indicate how you received the 1999 Call for Papers:

    ____ email/electronic ___surface mail ____word of mouth

    Please indicate how you wish to receive the 2000 Call for Papers:

    ____email/electronic ___surface mail ____ both


    Catherine Howell BU Program in Applied Linguistics

    Message 2: Semantics and pragmatics of Spanish

    Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 09:42:54 -0400 (EDT)
    From: Javier Gutierrez-Rexach <>
    Subject: Semantics and pragmatics of Spanish



    to be held at the Ohio State University (Columbus), November 6, 1999.

    The conference attempts to bring together researchers interested in the areas of Spanish semantics and pragmatics to discuss the foundations of these disciplines, potential points of interaction/divergence, empirical analyses of Spanish, and contrastive issues with respect to other Iberian/Romance languages. The conference is essentially interdisciplinary (formal and applied presentations are invited). v Some of the topics to be considered are the following: (i) Current theoretical trends and their applications to Spanish: Relevance Theory, Discourse Representation Theory, Dynamic Semantics, Generalized Quantifiers, Cognitive Semantics, etc. (ii) Interfaces with other linguistic components: syntax, phonology (intonation), etc. (iii) The analysis of discourse markers (iv) Clauses in discourse (v) Negation, quantification, mood (vi) Declaratives and non-declaratives


    Abstracts are invited for 20 min. presentations (followed by 10min discussion) The deadline for submission of abstracts (in Spanish or English; max 500 words) is June 20, 1999. Please submit your abstract by e-mail to the following addresses: E-mail submissions are strongly recommended. Include the following information with your abstract: author's name, affiliation, address, phone, fax and e-mail address.

    If, however, you send your abstract by ordinary mail, please provide an e-mail address as a contact address.

    Participants will be notified about acceptance by July 15, 1999.

    For further information, please contact the members of the organizing committee:

    Javier Gutierrez-Rexach Dept. of Spanish & Dept. of Linguistics The Ohio State University 266 Cunz Hall 1841 Millikin Road Columbus, OH 43201-1229 USA Phone: (614) 292-1533 Fax: (614) 292-7726 E-mail:

    Eduardo de Bustos Guadano Dept. of Logic and Philosophy of Science UNED P. Senda del Rey, s/n 28040 Madrid SPAIN Phone: (91) 398-6931 Fax: (91) 398-6677 E-mail: =========================================================================== Javier Gutierrez-Rexach Dept. of Spanish & Dept. of Linguistics The Ohio State University 266 Cunz Hall 1841 Millikin Road Columbus, OH 43201-1229

    Phone: (614) 292-1533 Fax: (614) 292-7726 E-mail: