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LINGUIST List 19.1511

Wed May 07 2008

Calls: General Ling/Germany; General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: F. Okki Kurniawan <okkilinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Markus Hiller, Prosodic Alignment at the Word Level
        2.    Sonia Barnes, 17th Coll. Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Lit & Linguistics

Message 1: Prosodic Alignment at the Word Level
Date: 07-May-2008
From: Markus Hiller <hillerids-mannheim.de>
Subject: Prosodic Alignment at the Word Level
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Full Title: Prosodic Alignment at the Word Level

Date: 20-Nov-2008 - 21-Nov-2008
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Contact Person: Renate Raffelsiefen
Meeting Email: alignids-mannheim.de

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Morphology; Phonology

Subject Language(s): English (eng), French (fra), German, Standard (deu),
Hungarian (hun), Polish (pol)

Call Deadline: 01-Jul-2008

Meeting Description:

This specialized workshop is on alignment, with focus on word-internal
morphological and prosodic constituents.

Call for papers

Prosodic Alignment at the Word Level

Mannheim, Germany
November 20--21, 2008

Deadline for abstracts: July 1, 2008

Organization of segments into prosodic constituents is well known to be
sensitive to morphological boundaries. Thus, the difference between the cluster
'tr' being syllabified as a complex onset in the English word 'nitrate' but
being coda 't' plus onset 'r' instead in 'night rate' evidently is a result of
their difference in morphological structure.

Currently, a widely accepted approach to this kind of phenomenon involves the
notion of alignment. According to this, prosodic domains are in place to satisfy
constraints that demand that all morphological constituent boundaries of a
particular kind (e.g. word, stem, affix) concide with a prosodic constituent
boundary of a particular kind (e.g. phonological word, foot, syllable).

This specialized workshop is on alignment, with focus on word-internal
morphological and prosodic constituents. The workshop is to be centered on
empirical generalizations rather than being committed to any particular
theoretical framework.

We particularly welcome contributions regarding:

1. Effects of morphosyntactic structure mediated by prosodic constituency,
including both ''lexical'' phonological and phonetic effects -- particularly
among those, phonetical or laboratory phonological studies on subliminal
boundary effects.
2. From a crosslinguistic perspective: what sorts of morphological distinctions
(e.g. affixes vs. affixoids) are reflected prosodically?
3. Similarly, what sorts of prosodic constituents are involved? Are there
alignment effects that relevantly do not refer to the phonological word but
rather the foot or the syllable?

For practical reasons, our principal interest is in the following languages (in
alphabetical order): English, French, German, Hungarian, and Polish, but also
extends to other languages (esp. of Europe) including nonstandard varieties of
the languages already mentioned.

Presentations will be 35 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of discussion. Deadline
is July 1, for abstracts of 2 pages maximum (including examples and
references). Two copies -- one anonymous, one showing name and affiliation --
should be submitted in PDF format, to: alignids-mannheim.de

Working language at the workshop will be English.

Expenses for travel and accommodation can be reimbursed within a limit.

For additional questions, please contact:
Renate Raffelsiefen, Caren Brinckmann, or Markus Hiller
Institut für deutsche Sprache
Postfach 10 16 21
68016 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 / 1581 - 0
Fax: +49 621 / 1581 - 200
e-mail: {brinckmann,hiller,raffelsiefen}ids-mannheim.de

Project group:
''Grammatik des Deutschen im europäischen Vergleich [German Grammar in a
comparative European context]'',
Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Mannheim, Germany
Message 2: 17th Coll. Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Lit & Linguistics
Date: 07-May-2008
From: Sonia Barnes <sonia.quintanamail.utexas.edu>
Subject: 17th Coll. Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Lit & Linguistics
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Full Title: 17th Coll. Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Lit & Linguistics

Date: 07-Nov-2008 - 08-Nov-2008
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Contact Person: Jennifer Lang
Meeting Email: 17coloquioUTgmail.com
Web Site: http://web.austin.utexas.edu/17coloquio/coloquio/Welcome.html

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Neurolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Portuguese (por)
Spanish (spa)

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2008

Meeting Description:

New Geographies and Localities in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and
Linguistics. The 17th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and
Linguistics will be hosted by the Graduate Student Organization of the
Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin. This
colloquium is organized by graduate students in order to give other graduate
students an opportunity to share their current work and research interests.

Call for Papers

This conference seeks to explore how new changes in cartographic and geographic
understanding in the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian world are creating new
opportunities and challenges for scholars. As some critics have argued, thinkers
must move away from the national and communitarian concepts that emerged as
consequences of national projects in the 19th century. With this as a starting
point, we encourage a pluralistic investigation of cartography, geography and
spatio-political representations through personal, domestic, and affective
mappings that deviate from traditional urban, national, and topographic
conceptions. Topics include, but are not limited to:

- Migratory identities, patterns and global capital
- Cosmopolitanism and representation of urban slums
- Agency and memory in a post-terror era
- Movements of international crime within geographic realities
- Genre hibridity and media
- Abjection and politics of queer spaces
- Spanish post-nationalism
- Peninsular subjectivities
- Borderlands
- Public and private sphere frontiers
- New understandings in Colonial Latin American Literature
- Narcotrafficking and literary spaces
- Femicide and the geography of violence

Furthermore, we also welcome theoretical or applied linguistic approaches
(syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology, psycho/neurolinguistics, discourse,
sociolinguistics) exploring the effects of language in the previous or related

Papers in English, Portuguese and Spanish will be considered. Reading time of
final papers is limited to 15 minutes (8 double-spaced pages). The organizing
committee encourages submissions of panels (not to exceed three papers)
organized around a specific topic, author or work. Please submit electronically
an abstract of approximately 250 words by July 15th, 2008 to
17coloquioUTgmail.com Do not include any personal information on the abstract.
Instead, on a separate page please include the following: title of presentation,
name of participant, affiliation, address, telephone and e-mail. The general
registration fee for all presenters is $30 (or a $40 on-site attendance

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