LINGUIST List 11.1183

Wed May 24 2000

Calls: Chinese Grammar, Creole Phonology/Morphology

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  1. Haihua Pan, Ph.D., The First International Conference on Modern Chinese Grammar for the New Millennium
  2. Ingo Plag, Creole phonology and morphology

Message 1: The First International Conference on Modern Chinese Grammar for the New Millennium

Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 12:29:46 +0800
From: Haihua Pan, Ph.D. <cthpancityu.edu.hk>
Subject: The First International Conference on Modern Chinese Grammar for the New Millennium






The First International Conference on 
Modern Chinese Grammar for the New Millennium
(The Seventh Conference on Modern Chinese Grammar)

Call for Papers

The Organizing Committee of the First International Conference on Modern 
Chinese Grammar for the New Millennium would like to invite papers on the
syntax, morphology, and semantics of Modern Chinese, including comparisons
with earlier stages of Chinese or other languages and studies of language
acquisition related to the acquisition of grammar. 

The First Conference on Modern Chinese Grammar was held in Wuhanin 1986,
and since then the Conference has been held every other year. The Sixth 
Conference, held in Peking University in 1998, was attended by over 100 
scholars from North America, Europe, Australia, Japan, Singapore, and 
China. It was then decided that the first Conference of the new millennium 
should be held in Hong Kong, and it was suggested that the numbering of the 
Conferences should begin again with this first one of the new millennium 
and the fixing of the word "International" in the title of the Conference. 
In terms of the topics covered in the Conference, we will continue the 
tradition of the earlier six conferences in limiting the papers accepted 
to those dealing with the topics mentioned in the first paragraph above.

Date:	1-3 February 2001

Venue:	City University of Hong Kong
	Kowloon, Hong Kong

Sponsor: City University of Hong Kong

Co-Sponsors:	
	
	Chinese Language Society of Hong Kong
	East-China Normal University
	Linguistic Society of Hong Kong
	Peking University
	University of Hong Kong

Organizing Committee:	

	Xu, Liejiong, Chair (City University of Hong Kong)
	LaPolla, Randy (City University of Hong Kong)
	Luke, Kang Kwong (University of Hong Kong)
	Pan, Haihua (City University of Hong Kong
	Shao, Jingmin (East-China Normal University)
	Sin, Chow Yiu (University of Hong Kong)
	Tang, Wai Lan Gladys (Linguistic Society of Hong Kong)
	Yau Shar Noon (Chinese Language Society of Hong Kong)
	Hu Jianhua, Secretary (City University of Hong Kong)

Conference Languages:	Chinese and English

Abstracts:

Please send three copies of your abstract (one camera ready copy with your
name, affiliation, and e-mail address centrally aligned, plus two anonymous 
copies) in Chinese or English to the correspondence address given below (if 
you are outside mainland China) by 15 September 2000. The abstract should
be one page maximum, in a 12 point font, with minimum 1" margins all around. 
Submission by fax is not acceptable; e-mail submissions must be Microsoft
Word file attachments of the length and formatting outlined above. 
(Submissions from mainland China should be sent to Shao Jingmin, Department
of Chinese, East-China Normal University, Shanghai 20062, China, Tel: 86-21-
6265-9494; e-mail: shjmfdpublic7.sta.net.cn)

Correspondence Address: 

	 ICMCG Organizing Committee
	 Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
	 City University of Hong Kong
	 83 Tat Chee Avenue
	 Kowloon, Hong Kong

E-mail: icmcg.1cityu.edu.hk
Website: http://ctlhpan.cityu.edu.hk/icmcg/
Fax: 	 (852) 2788-8706
Tel: 	 (852) 2788-9509

Significant Dates:	

	Abstract submission deadline: 15 Sept 2000
	Notification of acceptance: 15 Oct 2000
	Pre-registration: before 15 Nov 2000
	Program available: 15 Dec 2000

Registration:	

	Early registration fee: HK$ 300 / US$ 45
	Late registration fee: HK$ 400 / US$ 55
	Student registration fee: HK$ 150 / US$ 25
	Bank draft / international money order in US dollars; bank 
	draft / cheque in HK dollars; cash on site

Accommodations:	Participants are advised to contact the following travel 
		agent for reservations:

	Nice Holiday Limited
	Room 806 Eastern Commercial Centre
	394-407 Hennessy Road, Hong Kong
	Tel: (852) 2572-0996
	Fax: (852) 2575-4093
	E-mail: nicetravlhknet.com

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Reply Form

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	Institution:	_____________________________________

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Message 2: Creole phonology and morphology

Date: Tue, 23 May 2000 07:26:15 +0200
From: Ingo Plag <plaganglistik.uni-siegen.de>
Subject: Creole phonology and morphology


 CALL FOR PAPERS

 International Workshop 
 on the 
 Phonology and Morphology of Creole Languages 

 August 22-24, 2001 
 
 University of Siegen, Germany


Until very recently, phonology and morphology have been neglected areas in
the study of creole languages. Available phonological studies were largely 
confined to segmental aspects, and morphology was generally held to be 
marginal in these languages, if not totally absent. Some more recent studies 
have shown, however, that the investigation of creole phonology and 
morphology is of considerable importance for the field of creole studies, both
theoretically and empirically. 
 Apart from a few isolated exceptions, prosodic aspects of creole 
phonology (such as syllabic structure, stress assignment, tone, and 
intonation) have not been subject to in-depth analysis, although they pose 
important new questions to students of language contact and language 
emergence. For example, McWhorter (1998) claims that creoles have no 
lexical or grammatical tone. But is this really true? Some creole languages 
seem to have retained at least remnants of their substrates' tone systems. 
Little is known about what happens to substratal tone systems in 
creolization: how do creole stress and tone systems look like and how did 
they emerge? Why do French-based creoles differ so much from English-
based creoles in terms of syllabic structure? Which factors are responsible 
for the development of syllabic structure? 
 Moving to morphology, a closer look reveals that creoles do have 
morphology, but its nature is unclear. Lefebvre (1998) claims that 
morphological heads in creole have properties completely different from those 
of lexical and functional heads. If true, how do such distinct properties arise? 
And is it true, as McWhorter (1998) claims, that creoles have no inflectional 
and only semantically transparent derivational morphology? Too few studies 
of derivational morphology in creoles are yet available to give a satisfactory 
answer to these questions. And what about morpho-phonological 
transparency or prosodic morphology? What kinds of morphonological
alternations do we find in creoles and how did they arise? 
 The aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars from all over the 
world who work on these and similar problems in order to provide a forum for 
their research and opportunity for discussion. 

The organizer is trying to obtain funds, so that all paper presenters can be 
provided free accomodation in a centrally located hotel.


Invited speakers: 

Anne-Marie Brousseau (University of Toronto) 
Hubert Devonish (University of the West Indies, Jamaica) 
Claire Lefebvre (Universit� du Quebec � Montr�al) 
John McWhorter (University of Berkeley) 
Norval Smith (Universiteit van Amsterdam) 
 
The workshop will be organized by Ingo Plag, Chair in English Linguistics, 
University of Siegen, Germany. 
 
Send in three anonymous copies of your abstract and one copy including 
your name, mailing address, e-mail address, fax and telephone number via 
regular mail to the address given below. In addition, provide an electronic 
version of your abstract, either as a disk accompanying the hard copies, or 
via e-mail. Abstracts should not exceed a maximum length of one 1 page, 
1.5-spaced. 

The deadline for the receipt of abstracts is March 1, 2001. 
Acceptance notices will be sent out no later than April 15, 2001. 

Send your abstract to the following address: 

 Prof. Dr. Ingo Plag 
 - Creole Workshop 2001 - 
 English Linguistics, Fachbereich 3 
 University of Siegen 
 Adolf-Reichwein-Stra�e 2 
 D-57068 Siegen 

 e-mail: plaganglistik.uni-siegen.de 
 
Up-to date information on the workshop is available at 

http://www.uni-siegen.de/~engspra/workshop/



 


!!! NEW ADDRESS AS OF APRIL 1, 2000 !!!

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Prof. Dr. Ingo Plag
English Linguistics
Fachbereich 3
Universitaet-Gesamthochschule Siegen
Adolf-Reichwein-Str. 2
D-57068 Siegen

tel. 0271-740-2560
tel. 0271-740-2349 (secretary)
fax 0271-740-3246
e-mail: plaganglistik.uni-siegen.de
tel.: 06422-2817 (home)

office: room AR-K 103
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