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LINGUIST List 16.3615

Mon Dec 19 2005

Calls: Writing Systems/Netherlands;Phonology/Japan

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Stefan Meeuws, Constraints on Spelling Changes (5th International Workshop on Writing Systems)
        2.    Kuniya Nasukawa, Workshop: Strength Relations in Phonology

Message 1: Constraints on Spelling Changes (5th International Workshop on Writing Systems)
Date: 16-Dec-2005
From: Stefan Meeuws <s.meeuwsstudent.ru.nl>
Subject: Constraints on Spelling Changes (5th International Workshop on Writing Systems)

Full Title: Constraints on Spelling Changes (5th International Workshop on
Writing Systems)

Date: 21-Sep-2006 - 22-Sep-2006
Location: Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands
Contact Person: Anneke Neijt
Meeting Email: a.neijtlet.ru.nl
Web Site: http://www.ru.nl/WrittenLanguage

Linguistic Field(s): Writing Systems

Call Deadline: 01-May-2006

Meeting Description:

This lustrum workshop offers a forum of discussion between researchers from
different fields of writing research (theoretical linguistics,
psycholinguistics, computational linguistics or language education), from
different countries and working on different languages.

Its predecessors took place at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in
Nijmegen (Netherlands) with the themes 'What Spelling Changes' (1997) and
'Writing Language' (2000), in Cologne with the theme 'From Letter to Sound'
(2002), and in Antwerp with the theme 'Mapping Graphemes onto Phonemes' (2004).
See website under construction http://www.ru.nl/WrittenLanguage.

The aim of this series of workshops is to focus on all aspects of scientific
research of written language. In particular, we welcome:

-Psycholinguistic research on the influence of deep or more surface
orthographies on pronunciation and morphological awareness, on learning to read
and spell, and on dysfunctions in reading and spelling.
-Research evaluating alternative spelling methods, within one language, or
across languages, taking not only the perspective of the writer, but also
addressing the question how (different) writing systems take the reader's
perspective into account when representing the sounds of a language.
-Computational models that shed light on the relation between sounds on the one
hand, and letters, diacritics and punctuation on the other hand.

The topic of the present workshop, constraints on spelling changes, is inspired
by the ongoing spelling reforms for languages such as Dutch and German. It will
address the (limited) possibilities of optimizing writing systems, such as
learnability, and linguistic, psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, historical and
practical constraints. We plan to publish a selection of papers of the workshop
as an issue of the journal 'Written Language and Literacy'.

Submission deadline: May 1, 2006
Notice of acceptance: June 1, 2006

INVITED SPEAKERS: Sieb Nooteboom (University of Utrecht): Alphabetics: From
phonemes to letters or from letters to phonemes?

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Martin Neef (German Department, Univ. of Brunswick),
Beatrice Primus (German Department, Univ. of Cologne), Dominiek Sandra (Centre
for Psycholinguistics, Univ. of Antwerp), Rob Schreuder, Eliane Segers and Ludo
Verhoeven (Nijmegen).

FORMAT OF SUBMISSIONS: Authors should submit abstracts of max. 1 page for 30
minute presentations, with 15 minutes discussion. Please submit abstracts
electronically (rtf, pdf or Word) to E.Segerspwo.ru.nl.

PARTICIPATION: Researchers who want to attend the workshop without presenting a
paper are also invited. Such participants should register at the address above,
iwtssecrmpi.nl. Information on lodging and travel directions, the program and
the abstracts of the accepted papers will be circulated electronically well
before the workshop.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Anneke Neijt: a.neijtlet.ru.nl

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Stefan Meeuws, Anneke Neijt, Rob Schreuder, Eliane
Segers, and Ludo Verhoeven.
Message 2: Workshop: Strength Relations in Phonology
Date: 13-Dec-2005
From: Kuniya Nasukawa <rprgtscc.tohoku-gakuin.ac.jp>
Subject: Workshop: Strength Relations in Phonology

Full Title: Workshop: Strength Relations in Phonology

Date: 05-Sep-2006 - 06-Sep-2006
Location: Sendai, Japan
Contact Person: Kuniya Nasukawa
Meeting Email: rprgtscc.tohoku-gakuin.ac.jp
Web Site: http://www.tscc.tohoku-gakuin.ac.jp/~rprg

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Call Deadline: 16-Apr-2006

Meeting Description:

A workshop on the theme of phonological strength will be hosted by the
Restrictive Phonology Research Group (RPRG) on 5-6 September 2006. The venue
will be Tohoku Gakuin University, Sendai, Japan. The event will bring together
researchers working within representationally-based frameworks of phonology, and
aims to provide a forum for exchanging ideas on the issue of strength relations
in current phonological theory.

Guest speakers:
Colin Ewen (Leiden University)
John Harris (University College London)

Call for Papers

Papers (25 minutes + 10 minutes discussion) are invited on any aspect of
‘strength’ in phonology, and may be submitted as previously unpublished research
or as work in progress. Priority will be given to proposals that address the
general issues of (i) how phonological strength can be formally expressed in
representations, and (ii) how strength relations can contribute to explanation
in phonological theory.
Abstract Submission Guidelines

Please submit two versions of the same abstract – one anonymous, the other
stating the name, affiliation and email address of each author. Abstracts should
be no more than one A4 page in length, including references. Please give
data/examples in the text, rather than at the end.

Submissions should be sent electronically as E-mail attachments. If possible,
files should be in MS Word format, and any phonetic fonts should be embedded in
the text. The body of the E-mail message should include the following information:

1. title of paper
2. name, affiliation and E-mail address of each author
3. E-mail and postal address where notification of acceptance should be sent

Address for submissions and further information:

Deadline for submissions:
16 April, 2006

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