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LINGUIST List 16.2775

Tue Sep 27 2005

FYI: Proceedings MMM4; MLJ Monograph Series Proposals

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        1.    Sergio Scalise, Proceedings MMM4 Available Online; Free
        2.    Carol Klee, Call for Proposals: Modern Language Journal Monograph Series

Message 1: Proceedings MMM4 Available Online; Free
Date: 22-Sep-2005
From: Sergio Scalise <scaliselingue.unibo.it>
Subject: Proceedings MMM4 Available Online; Free

We are glad to announce that the proceedings of the Fourth Mediterranean
Meeting (Catania 2003) have been published on the net at the following address:


The volume can be downloaded free of charge from the MMM homepage, either
as a single PDF file, or separately as individual files.

For many years, debates on morphology focused on theoretical issues, such
as its relation to phonology and syntax. There are many different views on
the degree of autonomy of morphology, but it is clear by now that
morphology is well-established subdiscipline of linguistics. Typological
issues have also received new interest, and there is no longer a fruitless
separation of typological and theoretical research. Therefore, the MMM
committee wanted to put the relation between morphology and typology high
on the agenda. Many of the papers in these proceedings show that
comparative and typologically informed morphological research is essential
for proper morphological analyses of individual languages, and for the
development of an empirical adequate theory of morphology.

Following a recent trend in the scientific world, the organizing committee
has decided that, from now on, the proceedings of the Mediterranean
Morphology Meetings will be published on-line, starting with the present
volume. We hope that this decision will increase the visibility of MMM and
of the scientific contributions to the meetings, reaching a much wider
public than before.

Sergio Scalise

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Message 2: Call for Proposals: Modern Language Journal Monograph Series
Date: 25-Sep-2005
From: Carol Klee <kleeumn.edu>
Subject: Call for Proposals: Modern Language Journal Monograph Series

Modern Language Journal
Monograph/Focus volume Series
Guidelines for Prospective Monograph Authors

The Monograph/Focus Volume will appear as a fifth issue of the MLJ
beginning in 2007. Appearing in alternate years, the monograph and focus
volumes will be included in individual and institutional subscriptions to
the Journal. The Focus Volume topic will be set by the MLJ Editorial Board.
The Monograph will be selected by the Board based on a submitted proposals
from prospective authors. The first Focus Volume will appear first in
2007. The first Monograph will follow in 2008.

Following is the call for proposals for the MLJ Monograph 2008 (to be under
200 pages in length). The Monograph may treat any topic related to second
language learning and teaching, that is, within the scope of the MLJ. Both
theoretical topics and extended research studies are welcome. Preference
will be given to topics concerning languages other than English, although
work in ESL and EFL will be considered if it has implications for teaching
other languages as well.

Monograph proposals should include the following:

1. In a detailed statement of purpose (5-7 pages double spaced, 12 pt.
font), include the following:

•The objective of the proposed monograph and an explanation of the unique
and significant contribution it makes to the field of second language
acquisition or foreign language pedagogy

•The language(s) addressed or illustrated and, if applicable, additional
languages to which the work would offer insights.

•A comparison/contrast with monographs that have covered the same or
similar topics, and an explanation of what sets your monograph apart from

•An explanation of how the approach taken in the monograph does or does not
represent a departure from, or extension of, conventional wisdom. Explain
how this monograph will contribute to the discipline.

•Other comments that reveal different, original, or interesting aspects of
your proposed project

•A sentence or two explaining why you are submitting your proposal to the
MLJ monograph series.

•If possible, a brief description of anticipated special production issues
such as
o The number and type of illustrations, photographs, tables, maps,
glossary, appendices, etc.
o Whether they will require any special design considerations, copyright
permissions, etc.

2. A separate annotated outline (table of contents), including a short
narrative for each section that describes how that section contributes to
the monograph.

3. If you have a sample chapter, please include it with your proposal.

4. A list of suggested readers, including those who might have already
read the manuscript. Some of these readers may be contacted for review,
but additional readers will also be chosen.

5. Author(s) information: Your curriculum vitae, including publications,
selected talks, and offices held in professional organizations, as well as
contact information.

•Electronic files containing monograph proposals are due to the Editor of
the series (Barbara Lafford, blaffordasu.edu) by May 15, 2006. The Editor
will inform prospective authors of publication decisions by June 30, 2006.
The author(s) of the manuscript chosen will be sent more detailed
guidelines and a timeline for manuscript preparation for the 2008
publication date.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

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