LINGUIST List 15.339

Thu Jan 29 2004

Calls: General Ling/USA; Lang Acquisition/UK

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  1. cnjackson, UW-Madison German Department Graduate Student Conference: German American Connections
  2. maria.larranaga, Child Language Seminar

Message 1: UW-Madison German Department Graduate Student Conference: German American Connections

Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 17:07:13 -0500 (EST)
From: cnjackson <>
Subject: UW-Madison German Department Graduate Student Conference: German American Connections

UW-Madison German Department Graduate Student Conference: German
American Connections
Short Title: Germ.-Am. Connections 

Date: 02-Apr-2004 - 03-Apr-2004
Location: Madison WI, United States of America
Contact: Carrie Jackson
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Subject Language: German, Standard 
Call Deadline: 02-Feb-2004 

Meeting Description:

Graduate Student Conference

German-American Connections
The 6th Annual German Studies Graduate Student Conference at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison

April 2 and 3, 2004

Connections between the German-speaking world and the United States go
back more than 300 years. These ties have often been complex and at
times problematic. This conference will provide an interdisciplinary
forum in which to discuss such connections, both past and
present. Departments of History, Foreign Languages, Linguistics,
Comparative Literature, Philosophy, Geography, Political Science,
Foreign Language Education and Art History are encouraged to
participate. The conference will focus on German-American connections
in the following areas:

The historical and cultural connections between German-speaking
countries and the United States have had a definite impact on both
languages over the years. How has German immigration influenced
regional varieties of American English? How have varieties of German
spoken in the United States developed and been maintained over time?
How is the German language understood and perceived in the United
States, and conversely, how has the influence of English been received
in the German-speaking world?

Second Language Acquisition/ Foreign Language Pedagogy
Comparing and building connections between cultures has become an
increasingly important component in many foreign language curricula,
including German. How can one effectively help students compare German
speaking cultures with their own? What role do linguistic aspects such
as pragmatics play in the teaching of language and culture?

Abstracts of no more than 250 words must be received by Monday,
February 2nd, 2004. Submissions should not bear the author's
name. Please include the following information as a separate
attachment: name, title of paper, department and university
affiliation if applicable, address, phone number, and e-mail
address. Papers should not exceed 20 minutes in length (8-10 pages).

Please send abstracts by mail:

Carrie Jackson and Jurgen Schaupp
Department of German
University of Wisconsin
818 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Dr.
Madison, WI 53706

or by e-mail:,

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Message 2: Child Language Seminar

Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 13:11:57 -0500 (EST)
From: maria.larranaga <>
Subject: Child Language Seminar

Child Language Seminar 
Short Title: CLS 

Date: 12-Jul-2004 - 14-Jul-2004
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
Contact: pilar larranaga
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Language Acquisition 
Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2004 

Meeting Description:

This year's CLS is hosted by the School of Languages and Linguistics
at the University of the West of England and is being organised by
John Clibbens, Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes and Pilar Larranaga. This
interdisciplinary conference was first held in 1977 and brings
together researchers from all over the world. Proposals are invited
for papers and posters on issues related to child language acquisition
and disorders. Submission deadline is 1st March 2004.

Child Language Seminar
12-14 July 2004
University of the West of England (UWE)

Call for papers - Second Announcement
Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes for
discussion) on any aspect of first language acquisition, child second
language acquisition, first and second bilingual language acquisition,
speech development and language disorders. Also there will be poster
presentations. Oral presentations and posters will be in
English. Abstracts for all presentation formats are submitted to blind
peer review.

Abstracts should be of no more than 500 words in length (including
examples and references), in 12-point type. All margins should be at
least one inch wide (or 2.5 cm). Please also include a summary of 150
words. Indicate in both cases the word count.

Authors are asked to submit their abstracts as e-mail attachments (pdf
or rtf formats are preferred, MS Word is also acceptable) with a hard
copy to follow within 1 week. No submissions will be accepted by
fax. In the email message, please also include the title of the paper,
name of the author(s), affiliation(s), address, phone number, and
e-mail address.

Authors may submit up to two abstracts, one individual and one
joint. All proposals should be sent as attachments to the following

We are pleased to announce the keynote speakers 

Professor J.M. Meisel
July 12th: Simultaneous versus successive acquisition of bilingualism
in childhood

Professor M. Tomasello
July 13th: Constructing a Language

Professor von Tetzchner 
July 14th: Developmental processes in alternative communication

Important dates:

Abstract Deadline: 1 March 2004
Acceptance Notification: 1 April 2004 
Early Bird Registration: 1 May 2004
Full Registration: From 1 June 2004

Organising committee: 

Dr John Clibbens (The University of Plymouth)
Dr Pedro Guijarro-Fuentes (The University of Plymouth)
Dr Pilar Larrataga (The University of the West of England)

Contact details:

Dr Pilar Larrataga 
UWE (School of Languages and Linguistics)
Coldharbour Lane
Bristol BS16 1QY UK


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