LINGUIST List 15.144

Fri Jan 16 2004

Calls: General Ling/Nanterre, France; Typology

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  1. sylvain.loiseau, Young Researchers' Conference
  2. jytak, Journal of Universal Language

Message 1: Young Researchers' Conference

Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 17:17:47 -0500 (EST)
From: sylvain.loiseau <>
Subject: Young Researchers' Conference

Young Researchers' Conference 
Short Title: COLDOC 2004 

Date: 29-Apr-2004 - 30-Apr-2004
Location: Nanterre, France
Contact: Sylvain Loiseau
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 26-Jan-2004 

Meeting Description:

 COLDOC' 2004

 The Setting up of Observables in Linguistics

Young researchers' conference - Nanterre, France - April 29 & 30, 2004

The young researchers of Mod�le, Dynamique, Corpus (UMR 7114 CNRS -
Universit� Paris-X Nanterre) research team, are organizing a young
researchers' conference, scheduled for April 29 and 30, 2004, at Paris
X-Nanterre Universit� campus.

The setting up of observables in linguistics is the central topic of
this conference, i.e. defining and making use of both attested and
constructed data. Young researchers from all fields and domains of
linguistics are, therefore, invited to submit a paper. Postgraduate,
Ph. D. and postdoc students are invited to provide useful insights and
experience on their respective research areas.

Communications addressing methodological and theoretical issues
related to the process of setting up linguistic data, as well as data
collection and utilization are expected. For example, communications
addressing one of the following issues are expected:
- Relevance and selection of linguistic data;
- Corpora and emerging linguistic phenomena;
- Oral, written or signed data collection methodology and practice;
- Questions related to corpora related tools, transcription and
- The use and place of quantitative methods, both generic and
- Qualitative methods;
- Language, text genres or discourse comparison.

Each conference session will start by an invited speaker's talk. A
roundtable will be held at the end of the conference. Communications
should last 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for questions.

The deadline for proposals is set on January 26, 2004. Communication
proposals will be evaluated anonymously by the scientific
committee. Authors are invited to send two separate files, in Word
format: first a two pages long summary (3000 signs) of their
communication, second a file stating the authors' names, e-mail
address, affiliation, together with the title of their
communication. Authors may also state their preference regarding the
format of their communication: oral, or poster. Communications will be
evaluated according to a range of selection criterions, favoring those
papers which fully address the issue stated above, which show
methodological relevance and scientific interest, and which state
their point clearly.

Communication proposals, as well as other requests should be addressed
to: <>, or by postal mail, to the
following address:

 ColDoc' 2004 MoDyCo (UMR 7114)
 Secr�tariat sciences du langage
 Universit� Paris-X Nanterre, B�t. L
 200, avenue de la R�publique
 92001 Nanterre Cedex

We look forward to welcoming you at Nanterre Universit� for the
occasion of the conference. The Organizing Committee: Antonio Balvet,
Sophie Hamon, Sylvain Loiseau, Ali Tifrit, C�cile Vigouroux.

Scientific Committee:
- -------------------
Driss Ablali
Karine Baschung
Gabriel Bergounioux
Simon Bouquet
Nick Clements
Marcel Cori
Sophie David
Annie Delaveau
Bernard Fradin
Fran�oise Gadet
Nathalie Gasiglia
Philippe Gr�a
Fran�oise Kerleroux
Mark Klein
Anne Lacheret
Bernard Laks
Sarah Leroy
Colette Noyau
Thierry Poibeau
Fran�ois Rastier
Tobias Scheer
Pascale S�billot
Anna Sores
Nathalie Vall�e
Florence Villoing
Geoffrey Williams.

Important dates:
- -------------------
Submission deadline: January 26, 2004
Authors' notification of acceptance: March 22, 2004
Conference: April 29 & 30, 2004

The Setting up of Observables in Linguistics
ColDoc'2004 - Modyco (UMR 7114) young researchers' conference
Paris X Nanterre, Salle des colloques, B�timent B
200, avenue de la R�publique
92001 Nanterre Cedex

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Message 2: Journal of Universal Language

Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2004 21:54:51 -0500 (EST)
From: jytak <>
Subject: Journal of Universal Language

Journal of Universal Language 	

Call Deadline: 1-Feb-2004 

The Third Call for the Journal of Universal Language(5:1)

As a token of our gratitude, the contributors will be awarded the
$1,000 honorarium (which is subject to taxation).

Topic Areas: 

The Journal of Universal Language is concerned with: 
-artificial language, communication & culture in language usage,
typology, and universality in language
-interdisciplinary contributions written with applied linguists in mind 
-brief notes, comments or observation concerning official language 
-reaction/replies to recent papers 

The editors encourage the submission of papers on proposed themes as
well as on other topics relevant to the interest of the Journal of
Universal Language. Each volume contains two issues, published in
March and September. The language of publication is English.

1. The length of a manuscript should not exceed 40 pages. 
2. A 200-word abstract and keywords should be given at the beginning
of each manuscript.
3. Manuscripts should be submitted on A4 paper, with the margins at
least 4cm on all four sides of each sheet. They may be single-spaced
and/or double-sided if desired.

Important Dates: 
Submission deadline: FEB 1, 2004. 
(However, we accept manuscripts throughout the year.) 
Notification of acceptance: FEB 15, 2004 
Submission of camera-ready papers: MAR 15, 2004 

1. Electronic submissions are acceptable. Acceptable file formats are
Portable Document Format (.pdf) and MS Word (.doc). Please send your
file in an attachment to
2. For hard copy submissions, please send 3 copies, accompanied by a
cover letter which includes the author's name, affiliation, address,
and home or office phone numbers, to:

Jin-young Tak, Editor 
Department of English Language/Literature 
Sejong University 
Gunjs-kwan 401B, Gunja-dong, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, Korea 

TOC (Journal of Universal Language 4:2) 

Voice Recognition Systems toward a Universal Language 
Carmen D�ez-Carrera & Carlos Gonz�les-Ruiz (Universidad Carlos III de

A Survey of Relative Pronouns and their Uses in Natural and Artificial
Alan Libert & Christo Moskovsky (University of Newcastle, Austria)

When Old Paradigms Die, New Paradigms are Born: On the Eternal Cycle
of Morphological Change and its Importance for Language Typology
Gerd Jendraschek (Universite de Toulouse Le Mirail, France) 

Universal Perceptual Attributes for Perception of American English
Vowels by English and Japanese Speakers and Implications for Language
Chandrajith Marasinghe (University of Aizu, Japan), Stephen Lambacher
(University of Aizu, Japan), William Martens (McGill University,
Canada), Michael Cohen (University of Aizu, Japan), Charith Giragama
(University of Aizu, Japan), Susantha Herath (St. Cloud State
University, U.S.A.), & Garry Moholt (West Chester University, U.S.A.)

On the Universal Neuropsychological Basis of the Syntax of Numerals 
Pawel Rutkowski (Warsaw University, Poland) 

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