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LINGUIST List 20.594

Wed Feb 25 2009

Calls: General Ling/United Kingdom; Historical Ling,Pragmatics/USA

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Patrick Honeybone, Linguistics Association of Great Britain 2009 Meeting
        2.    Dag Haug, Workshop on Indo-European Syntax and Pragmatics

Message 1: Linguistics Association of Great Britain 2009 Meeting
Date: 24-Feb-2009
From: Patrick Honeybone <patrick.honeyboneed.ac.uk>
Subject: Linguistics Association of Great Britain 2009 Meeting
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Full Title: Linguistics Association of Great Britain 2009 Meeting
Short Title: LAGB 2009

Date: 06-Sep-2009 - 09-Sep-2009
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Patrick Honeybone
Meeting Email: patrick.honeyboneed.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.lagb.org.uk/meetings.htm

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 05-Apr-2009

Meeting Description:

The 2009 Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain will be
the fiftieth anniversary Golden Jubilee LAGB meeting. It will be held at the
University of Edinburgh and both members and non-members are welcome to attend.

Call for Papers

The first circular for the 2009 LAGB Meeting, including full details for
abstract submission, is available for download from this address:

Special events at the 2009 LAGB meeting:

1. Rather than inviting speakers to give the Henry Sweet and LAGB lectures, as
is normal at LAGB Meetings, the Association has decided, as part of the
celebration of 50 years of LAGB meetings, to invite three speakers from the UK
linguistic scene (chosen by an LAGB subcommittee established to organise the
Jubilee celebrations) and to ask them to speak on a specific topic. They will
discuss the past 50 years of developments in key linguistic subfields in
Britain, and look forward to the future.

The speakers are: Ronnie Cann (University of Edinburgh), speaking on
developments in Semantics and Pragmatics, John Harris (University College
London), speaking on Phonetics and Phonology, and Caroline Heycock (University
of Edinburgh), speaking on Syntax and Morphology. They will all speak at a
Fiftieth Anniversary Symposium on the afternoon of Sunday 6th September.

2. Following on from the Symposium, there will be a Golden Jubilee Dinner on the
evening of 6th September. This will feature a talk on the history of the LAGB by
Dick Hudson.

3. There will be a Language Tutorial on Scottish Gaelic, by David Adger (Queen
Mary, University of London).

4. There will be a session organised by the LAGB's Education Committee with the
title "Typology for schools." Speakers will probably include Anna Siewierska
(University of Lancaster, speaking on syntax) and Greville G. Corbett
(University of Surrey, speaking on inflectional categories), each presenting
topics and materials that might be used in schools. Further details will soon be
made available on this website: www.phon.ucl.ac.uk/home/dick/ec/ecsessions.htm

5. The Journal of Linguistics, the LAGB's journal (published for the Association
by Cambridge University Press), is marking its 45th volume in 2009, and this
will also be celebrated as part of this year's meeting.
Message 2: Workshop on Indo-European Syntax and Pragmatics
Date: 23-Feb-2009
From: Dag Haug <daghaugifikk.uio.no>
Subject: Workshop on Indo-European Syntax and Pragmatics
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Full Title: Workshop on Indo-European Syntax and Pragmatics

Date: 13-May-2009 - 15-May-2009
Location: Athens, GA, USA
Contact Person: Dag Haug
Meeting Email: daghaugifikk.uio.no
Web Site: http://www.hf.uio.no/ifikk/proiel/events/georgiaworkshop.html

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Pragmatics; Syntax

Language Family(ies): Indo-European

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2009

Meeting Description:

This workshop aims to bring together scholars working on the syntax and
pragmatics of early IE languages, with particular emphasis on the evidence
offered by the New Testament translations.

Second Call for Papers

Professor Jared Klein and his research group at the University of Georgia and
the PROIEL project at the University of Oslo are arranging a workshop on the
pragmatics and syntax of early Indo-European languages in Athens, GA on May, 13-15.

We invite papers on any subject of Indo-European syntax, but a special session
will be devoted to the comparative syntax of the New Testament translations
(Gothic, Old Church Slavic and Classical Armenian, as well as Latin and Greek).

Confirmed Invited Speakers:
- Mark Hale, Concordia
- Paul Kiparsky, Stanford
- Tony Kroch, UPenn

Abstracts of up to one A4 page should be submitted to daghaugifikk.uio.no

Deadline for abstracts submission: February, 28
Notification: March, 15

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