LINGUIST List 25.1183

Mon Mar 10 2014

Calls: General Linguistics, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics/China

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 10-Mar-2014
From: Caimei Yang <>
Subject: International Conference on Language Form and Function
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Full Title: International Conference on Language Form and Function
Short Title: ICLFF

Date: 27-Mar-2015 - 29-Mar-2015
Location: Suzhou, China
Contact Person: Caimei Yang
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Neurolinguistics; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2014

Meeting Description:

In both generative and functional writings, we find lots of insightful generalizations about the relationship between language form and function, some of which are fully compatible with one another while others are seemingly not. Both approaches are hugely beneficial to all researchers who are trying to uncover the secrets of languages; and moreover, interfaces between the different modules in the Language Faculty (such as the syntax-pragmatics interface), and interfaces between the Language Faculty and the other cognitive systems in the human brain, are hot issues in current linguistic studies as well as in current multidisciplinary studies. It is therefore timely and important for scholars from all relevant areas of the language sciences to come together and present their latest research on language form and function and to learn from each other's recent insights. This is exactly the goal of the ICLFF.

Keynote speakers (in alphabetical order):

- Crain, Stephen (Macquarie University)
- Hawkins, John A. (University of California Davis & Cambridge University)
- Lee, Tomas Hun-Tak (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
- Newmeyer, Frederick J. (University of Washington)
- Tsai,Wei-Tien, Dylan (National Tsing Hua University)
- Xu, Liejiong (University of Toronto)
- among others.

Call for Papers:

Paper submissions to the ICLFF are invited on original and unpublished research addressing any aspects of the interaction of language form and function under any framework.

Abstracts can be written in either English or Chinese and are limited to one single-spaced A4 page. Please send two copies as attachments by e-mail to The first copy should be an Microsoft Word document with the following information: (i) author’s name(s); (ii) affiliation(s); (iii) email address(es). For reviewing purposes, the second copy should be an anonymous PDF document with the above information deleted.

For detailed information, please visit

Contact number: 0512-65241104.

Deadline for abstract submission: Oct. 31, 2014.
Notification of acceptance: Dec. 31, 2014.

Page Updated: 10-Mar-2014