LINGUIST List 14.3539

Sun Dec 21 2003

Calls: Syntax/UK; Phonology/UK

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  • gt3, Strategies of Quantification
  • patrick.honeybone, 12th Manchester Phonology Meeting

    Message 1: Strategies of Quantification

    Date: Sat, 20 Dec 2003 10:03:59 -0500 (EST)
    From: gt3 <>
    Subject: Strategies of Quantification

    Strategies of Quantification

    Date: 15-Jul-2004 - 17-Jul-2004 Location: York, United Kingdom Contact: George Tsoulas Contact Email: Meeting URL:

    Linguistic Sub-field: Syntax ,Semantics Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2004

    Meeting Description:

    This conference aims to bring together researchers in the syntax and semantics of quantification and related fields with a special focus on the issues arising from the crosslinguistic study of quantifiers and quantification and their repercussions on the formal analysis of quantification. The conference is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Board, as part of the project ''Strategies of Quantification''

    INVITED SPEAKERS K. A. Jayaseelan (CIEFL, Hyderabad) Edward L. Keenan (UCLA) Lisa Matthewson (University of British Columbia) Mark Steedman (University of Edinburgh) Akira Watanabe (University of Tokyo)


    Natural languages employ various strategies for the expression of quantificational notions. For instance, determiner quantifiers heading their own projections, forming elements which can be analysed as generalised quantifiers, are used in many Indo-European languages. On the other hand, languages such as Japanese, Korean, Malayalam etc, use wh-words (indeterminate pronouns) with suffixes denoting a.o. disjunction or conjunction to form items with varuing quantificational force and special characterisitcs (polarity sensitivity and so on). This latter strategy extends to A(dverbial)-quantifiers and covers quantifier, or quantifier-like meanings like polarity, free choice, arbitrariness etc., though the finer distinctions within this domain remain unclear. From a different perspective, the standard assumption that natural language quantifiers are invariably or primarily of type <<e,t>, t> has also recently been challenged and with it Barwise and Cooper's universal concerning the availability of NPs expressing generalised quantifiers.

    We invite papers from all theoretical perspectives, addressing the syntax and semantics of quantification. Papers addressing the issues from a crosslinguistic perspective are especially welcome. More information on the project and the conference can be found on our website (

    Submission procedure: Abstracts for 45mn talks (including 10 mn discussion) should not exceed 2 pages, using a font no smaller than 11pt and with at least 1in margins on all sides.

    Electronic submission is very highly encouraged. Send your abstract as an attachment to an email message to: The attachment must be in one of the following file formats: postscript (ps), pdf, dvi, ascii, doc (if you really can't avoid it). In the body of the message include your Name, Affiliation, and Title of the paper.

    If electronic submission is impossible, send 7 anonymous copies of your abstract to : Strategies of Quantification Department of Language and Linguistic Science University of York Heslington - York YO10 5DD England - UK

    PUBLICATION We plan to publish a volume with selected papers from the conference with a major academic publisher. More information will be available later.

    The conference will take place at the King's Manor, University of York.


    Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts : MARCH 15 2004 Notification of Acceptance : APRIL 5th 2004 Conference: 15-17 JULY 2004

    Message 2: 12th Manchester Phonology Meeting

    Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2003 11:46:13 -0500 (EST)
    From: patrick.honeybone <>
    Subject: 12th Manchester Phonology Meeting

    12th Manchester Phonology Meeting Short Title: 12mfm

    Date: 20-May-2004 - 22-May-2004 Location: Manchester, United Kingdom Contact: Patrick Honeybone Contact Email: Meeting URL:

    Linguistic Sub-field: Phonology ,Phonetics Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2004

    Meeting Description:

    SPECIAL SESSION: 'Phonology and Loanword Adaptation' There is no conference theme - abstracts can be submitted on anything, but a special themed session has been organised featuring invited speakers: * Michael Kenstowicz * Carole Paradis * Moira Yip

    BACKGROUND We are pleased to announce our Twelfth Manchester Phonology Meeting (12mfm). The mfm is the UK's annual phonology conference, held in late May every year in Manchester and organised by people in various parts of the country, and abroad. In an informal atmosphere, we discuss a wide range of topics, including the phonological description of a wide range of languages, issues in phonological theory, aspects of phonological acquisition and implications of phonological change; anyone interested in phonology can submit an abstract on anything phonological. Full papers will last around 30 minutes with around 10 minutes for questions, and there will be a high-profile poster session lasting one and a half hours.

    SPECIAL SESSION There is no conference theme - abstracts can be submitted on anything, but, following the success of such sessions in previous years, a special themed session has been organised on 'Phonology and Loanword Adaptation'. This will feature invited speakers and conclude in an open discussion session when contributions from the audience will be very welcome. Abstracts on this theme are also certainly welcome.

    SPECIAL SESSION SPEAKERS (in alphabetical order) * Michael Kenstowicz (MIT, USA) * Carole Paradis (Université Laval, Canada) * Moira Yip (University College London, UK)

    ABSTRACT SUBMISSION **This is a summary - please consult the website for full details**

    * There is no conference theme - abstracts can be submitted on anything. Abstracts should be sent to Patrick Honeybone by email ( by 15th February 2004.

    * Abstracts should be no longer than one side of A4, with 2.5cm or one inch margins, single-spaced, with a font size no smaller than 12, and with normal character spacing.

    * Please send two copies of your abstract - one of these should be anonymous and one should include your name, affiliation and email at the top of the page, directly below the title.

    * Please use one of these formats for your abstract: rtf, Word, pdf, or plain text. If you need to use a phonetic font in your abstract, either embed it in a pdf file, or use the SILdoulos93 font, which can be downloaded for free from this site:

    * Please indicate whether you would prefer to present your work as an oral paper or a poster, or whether you would be prepared to present it in either form.

    * If you need technical equipment for your talk, please say so in the message accompanying your abstract and we will do our best to provide it, although this cannot be guaranteed.

    * We aim to finalise the programme, and to contact abstract-senders by mid-March. At present, there are no plans for publishing the general proceedings of the Meeting. We would like to keep the mfm as an informal forum where speakers can air new ideas which are still in the early stages of development.

    **Further important details** concerning abstract submission are available on the conference website - please make sure that you consult these before submitting an abstract:


    Organising Committee: The first named is the convenor and main organiser - if you would like to attend or if you have any queries about the conference, please feel free to get in touch with me (, or phone +44 (0)131 651 1383). * Patrick Honeybone (Edinburgh) * Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero (Newcastle upon Tyne) * Wiebke Brockhaus-Grand (Manchester) * Philip Carr (Montpellier-Paul Valéry) * Jacques Durand (Toulouse-Le Mirail) * Nigel Vincent (Manchester)

    Advisory Board: * Jill Beckman (Iowa) * Mike Davenport (Durham) * Daniel L. Everett (Manchester) * Paul Foulkes (York) * S.J. Hannahs (Durham) * John Harris (UCL) * Larry Hyman (Berkeley) * Martin Krämer (Ulster) * Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens Instituut) * Glyne Piggott (McGill) * Catherine O. Ringen (Iowa) * Tobias Scheer (Nice) * Dan Silverman (Illinois, Edinburgh) * Moira Yip (UCL)

    A NOTE ON DATE CLASHES We are aware that the mfm dates clash with those of the Third North American Phonology Conference ( We find this *very unfortunate indeed* but there is unfortunately nothing that can be done now by the organisers of either conference to move their dates, as venues were booked and speakers invited independently and cannot now be changed. For our part, we recognise that it would have been good if there had been some way of consulting with the organisers of other phonology conferences to avoid this kind of thing, but we blindly went ahead with dates around 20th of May, as we always have in the past. We hope very much that this can be avoided in future, and propose to work to set up some means to allow this. We think, though, that the phonological world is big enough to support two conferences simultaneously...