LINGUIST List 15.2142

Mon Jul 26 2004

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  1. a.bruyn, Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics
  2. hdls, 6th High Desert International Linguistics Conference

Message 1: Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics

Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2004 16:14:58 -0400 (EDT)
From: a.bruyn <>
Subject: Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics

Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics 
Short Title: SPCL 

Date: 07-Jan-2005 - 08-Jan-2005
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States of America
Contact: Marlyse Baptista
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jul-2004 

Meeting Description:

The Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics will meet in San
Francisco January 7-8, 2005, in conjunction with the 79th Annual
Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America at the Hyatt Regency.

	SPCL 2005
	SAN FRANCISCO, 7-8 January 2005

Note that the DEADLINE has been slightly extended: JULY 30, 2004

Hotel Accommodations

The Hyatt Regency San Francisco has reserved a block of rooms for
those attending the 2005 meeting.
Single/Double: $115.00
Complete information about and forms for reservations will be
available online. In the meantime, reservations may be made by
telephone--(415) 788-1234 and (800) 233-1234--or secured online at: All reservations are subject to availability if
received after 5 December 2004. The guest check-in time is 3:00 PM,
and check-out time is 12:00 noon.

Abstracts on the phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, lexicon,
social aspects of language, history of the discipline or any pertinent
issue involving pidgin and creole languages or other contact languages
are invited for anonymous review by a five member panel.

ABSTRACT: ELECTRONIC FORMAT!! Please observe the instructions

1. An abstract (including a bibliography or examples, if needed) must
be no more than 500 words. Please note the word count at the bottom of
the abstract. Except for the instructions given below, no special form
or format is needed for this initial submission of the abstract (as
specified in ยง 5 below, a shorter abstract will be requested at a
later date from authors of accepted papers).

2. Special fonts: If your abstract uses any special fonts, please send
(alongside Word document) a PDF file, or a paper copy to the address
shown below (same deadline), as special fonts may not transmit
accurately. Indicate at the bottom of your e-mail if a hardcopy has
been mailed. You may choose to send your special fonts file via
attachment, or by diskette.

3. At the top of the abstract, put the title.

4. Do not put your name on the attached abstract. Your name should be
only on the abstract submittal e-mail message.

5. A shorter abstract, intended for publication in the LSA Annual
Meeting Handbook, will be requested at a later date from all authors
of accepted papers. Specific instructions for the transmittal of this
abstract will be included in the acceptance letters.

6. A sample abstract outline is given towards the bottom of this
message. Note: If at all possible, please send the abstract as
ATTACHMENT- Microsoft Word. If that option is not available, paste it
into an e-mail message.

When sending the e-mail submission, please follow this format (use the
numbering system given below):

2. NAME:
5. STATUS (faculty, student):


Send ABSTRACTS to Adrienne Bruyn <>

If unable to send in electronic format, mail abstract to:
Adrienne Bruyn
Pieter Pauwstraat 18-1
NL - 1017 ZK AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands
fax +31 20 627 94 75

Many abstracts are rejected because they omit crucial information
rather than because of errors in what they include. A suggested
outline for abstracts is as follows:

1. Choose a title that clearly indicates the topic of the paper and is
no more than one line long.

2. State the problem or research question raised by prior work, with
specific reference to relevant prior research.

3. State the main point or argument of the proposed presentation.

4. Cite sufficient data, and explain why and how they support the main
point or argument. When examples are in languages or varieties other
than Standard English, provide word by word glosses and capitalize the
portions of the examples which are critical to the argument. Explain
abbreviations at their first occurrence.

5. If your paper presents the results of experiments, but collection
of results is not yet complete, then report what results you have
already obtained in sufficient detail so that your abstract may be
evaluated. Also indicate the nature of the experimental design and the
specific hypothesis tested.

6. State the relevance of your ideas to past work or to the future
development of the field. Describe analyses in as much detail as
possible. Avoid saying in effect ''a solution to this problem will be
presented''. If you are taking a stand on a controversial issue,
summarize the arguments that lead you to your position.

7. State the contribution to linguistic research made by the analysis.

8. While citation in the text of the relevant literature is essential,
a separate list of references at the end of the abstract is generally

Marlyse Baptista
Associate Professor
SPCL Executive Secretary / Treasurer
Linguistics Program / English Department
Park Hall
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Phone: (706) 542-2143
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Message 2: 6th High Desert International Linguistics Conference

Date: Sat, 24 Jul 2004 19:14:29 -0400 (EDT)
From: hdls <>
Subject: 6th High Desert International Linguistics Conference

6th High Desert International Linguistics Conference 
Short Title: HDLS-6 

Date: 03-Nov-2004 - 05-Nov-2004
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States of America
Contact: Christopher Shank
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Applied Linguistics ,Computational Linguistics
,Discourse Analysis ,General Linguistics ,Morphology ,Phonology
,Pragmatics ,Psycholinguistics ,Semantics ,Sociolinguistics ,Syntax
,Text/Corpus Linguistics ,Cognitive Science ,Language Acquisition

Meeting Description:

The Sixth High Desert International Linguistics Conference will be
held at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, November 3 -5,

The Sixth High Desert International Linguistics Conference will be
held at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, November 3 -5,
2004. We invite you to submit proposals for 20-minute talks with
10-minute discussion sessions in any area of linguistics - especially
those from a cognitive / functional linguistics perspective Papers in
the following areas are particularly welcome:

Evolution of language, Grammaticization, Metaphor & Metonymy, Language
change & variation, Sociolinguistics, Bilingualism, Signed languages,
Native American languages, Language acquisition and Computational

The deadline for submitting abstracts is September 3rd, 2004.
Abstracts should be sent via email, as an attachment, to
Please include the title ''HDLS-6 abstract ''in the subject line.
MS-Word format is preferred or RTF if necessary. The e-mail and
attached abstract must include the following:

1. Author's Name(s)
2. Author's Affiliation(s)
3. Title of the Paper
4. E-mail address of the primary author

The abstract should be no more than one page and no less than 11-point
font. A second page is permitted for references and/or data. Only two
submissions per author will be accepted and we will only consider
submissions that conform to the above guidelines. Notification of
acceptance will be sent out by the evening of September 5th, 2004

If you have any questions or need for further information please
contact us at with ''HDLS-6 Conference'' in the subject
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