LINGUIST List 3.136

Tue 11 Feb 1992

Confs: ILA, Language Development

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  1. Michael Newman, ILA
  2. BU Conference on Language Development, BU Conference: Call for Papers

Message 1: ILA

Date: Fri, 07 Feb 92 21:52:39 ESILA
From: Michael Newman <MNEHCCUNYVM.bitnet>
Subject: ILA

The 37th Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association will be
held from Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, 24-26 April 1992 in the
Intercultural Center at Georgetown University in Washington, DC The theme of
conference is "Functional Linguistics." The invited speakers will be Simon Dik,
Talmy Givon, Andre Martinet, Kenneth L Pike, and Thomas Sebeok.

Conference registration fees are as follows:
received BEFORE 15 March 1992 (Preregistration by mail)
PROFESSIONAL, $25; STUDENT (with certification) $15
received AFTER 15 March 1992 by mail and on site
professional, $30; student (with certification) $20

To preregiste: send your check or money order for the appropriate amount in
US dollars payable to the "International Linguistic Association" to:

Professor Ruth M. Brend, Conference Chair
3363 Burbank Drive
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105 USA

Accomodations may be reserved at the nearby Leavey Conference Center of
Georgetown University at the rate of $90/night for double occupancy. Reserva-
tions should be made directly by mail or telephone with

Leavey Conference Center
Attn: Reservations Office
3800 Reservoir Rd.
Washington, DC 20057
(202) 687-3200

The conference chair will be happy to arrange room sharing, if desired. Prof.
Solomon I Sara SJ, Chair, dept. of Linguistics of Georgetown University is in
charge of local arrangements.

NOTE: Prior to the ILA Conference, the Annual Georgtown University Roundtable
will be held from 20 April (presessions) through 23 April on the topic of
"Language, Communication and Social Meaning"

For further information, contact:
Professor Carol Kreidler
Chair, Georgetown University Roundtable
School of Languages and Linguistics
Washington, DC 20057
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Message 2: BU Conference: Call for Papers

Date: Sun, 9 Feb 92 10:15:19 -05BU Conference: Call for Papers
From: BU Conference on Language Development <>
Subject: BU Conference: Call for Papers



 The 17th Annual
 Boston University Conference on Language Development
 October 23, 24 & 25, 1992 *

Featured Speakers: George Miller, Princeton University
 Jean Aitchison, London School of Economics
 Kenneth Hale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology



All topics in the field of language acquisition will be fully considered,

 Bilingualism Literacy
 Cognition & Language Narrative
 Creolization Neurolinguistics
 Discourse Pragmatics
 Exceptional Language Pre-linguistic Development
 Input & Interaction Signed Languages
 Language Disorders Sociolinguistics
 Lexicon Speech Perception & Production
 Linguistic Theory (Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, Morphology)

REQUIREMENTS 1) Original Research that has never been presented or published
 2) 450-word summary for anonymous review
 3) 150-word abstract with title, topic, name(s) & affiliation(s)
 (to appear in conference handbook)

SUBMIT 1) Six copies of an anonymous summary, clearly titled
 2) Two copies of the abstract
 3) One 3 x 5 card stating:
 i) Title, ii) Topic area, iii) Audiovisual needs

And for each author:

 a) Full Name c) Current address f) Summer address
 b) Affiliation d) Current phone no. g) Summer phone no.
 e) e-mail address h) Summer e-mail address

Presentations will be 25 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for questions.

DEADLINE: All submissions must be received by May 1, 1992*. Please include
self-addressed, stamped postcard for acknowledgment of receipt. Notification
of acceptance or rejection will be sent by June 30. Pre-registration materials
and preliminary schedule will be available in August 1992. Note: All
conference papers will be selected on the basis of abstracts submitted.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate symposium proposals.

Boston University Telephone: (617) 353-3085
Conference on Language Development e-mail:
138 Mountfort Street
Boston, MA 02215 U.S.A.

 NOTE: You can get seasonal information by sending a message to, whereupon you will receive an automated reply.
 The information distributed through this route is updated
 periodically. Currently, the information contains the call for
 papers. In early August, the preliminary program, preregistration
 form, and hotel information will be available.

 (If you have a question that you would like to address to a
 human, please send it to

*Please note new dates and deadlines.
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