LINGUIST List 14.951

Tue Apr 1 2003

Calls: General Ling, MI USA/General Ling, Netherlands

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  1. pires, North American Undergraduate Linguistics Conference
  2. f.wester, TABU-day

Message 1: North American Undergraduate Linguistics Conference

Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 19:14:34 +0000
From: pires <>
Subject: North American Undergraduate Linguistics Conference

North American Undergraduate Linguistics Conference 
Short Title: NAULC 2003

Date: 10-Oct-2003 - 10-Oct-2003
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Contact: Sarah Thomason
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 31-May-2003

Meeting Description:

We invite abstracts from undergraduate students in any area of
linguistics, for 20-minute talks (with 10-minute discussion
period) aiming at advancing linguists' knowledge of any aspect of
language structure, acquisition, and/or use. 


The University of Michigan announces the:

October 10, 2003
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Professor Lila Gleitman, of the University of Pennsylvania

Abstracts will be evaluated on the basis of clarity, cogency of
reasoning, and potential contribution to advancing linguists'
knowledge of any aspect of language structure, acquisition, and/or

Deadline for abstract submission: MAY 31, 2003
Notification of acceptance: JUNE 30, 2003

Abstract must be anonymous, one-page long, 12pt. font, 1'' margin on
all sides, with an optional second page only for examples and

Abstract should be PREFERABLY emailed as an attachment (PDF format) to
<> (MS Word .rtf or .doc format also accepted), or
submitted on paper (5 anonymous copies) to:
 Undergraduate Linguistics Conference
 Linguistics Department
 4080 Frieze Building, 105 S. State St.
 University of Michigan
 Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285
Make sure to include, in your submission, a message or cover page with:
paper's title, author's name & affiliation, contact information.

Registration will be free, and we hope to find free crash space for
students, but speakers and other attendees will need to pay their own
travel expenses.

Conference participants are also welcome to stay over Saturday,
October 11, to attend the annual Michigan Linguistics Society
Conference, at which the invited speaker will be Professor Ray
Jackendoff, of Brandeis University.

More details about the conference at
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Message 2: TABU-day

Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 02:55:33 +0000
From: f.wester <>
Subject: TABU-day


Date: 20-Jun-2003 - 20-Jun-2003
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Contact: Femke Wester
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 14-May-2003

Meeting Description:

TABU-day: one-day conference on General Linguistics
June 28 2003
University of Groningen


We are pleased to announce that the yearly conference TABU-day will be
held on June 28, 2003. TABU-day is an annual one-day conference on
general linguistics, organised by the University of Groningen. All
aspects of linguistics will be covered. The conference languages are
English and Dutch. The TABU-day will be held at the following

Harmonie building
Oude Kijk in't Jatstraat 26
Groningen, The Netherlands

Two key note speakers are invited: 
Steven Abney (Michigan University). The title of his talk will be:
''Linguistics and Computational Linguistics''.

Rob Schoonen (University of Amsterdam). The title of his talk will be:
''Knowledge or fluency? The role of linguistic knowledge,
metacognitive knowledge and processing speed in L1 and EFL reading and
writing development''.
We invite linguists to submit an abstract, which should not exceed 400
words and can be either in Dutch or English. An abstract should

1. The title of the paper
2. The author's name, address, affiliation, e-mail address and phone
3. The text of the abstract
4. Any requirements for special equipment (beamer, lap-top etc.)

The presentations are twenty minutes in length, followed by five
minutes of discussion. Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail in Word
format, to the following address: Participation is
free of costs, but all participants (including those who will not
present a paper) are requested to fill in the submission form at our
web site:

The abstract deadline is May 14, 2003. 

New information will be posted on our web-site. A second e-mail
circular containing more information about the conference will be send
out in June 2003 to all members of CLCG, COLIBRI, LOT and
Neder-list. If you are not a member of one of these but would like to
receive the second e-mail, please let us know.

The organisers,

Dieuwke de Goede, Femke Wester, Sible Andringa, John Nerbonne en
Charlotte Gooskens

Faculteit der Letteren, ATW
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Postbus 716
Phone: +31 (0)50 363 7412 (De Goede en Wester)
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