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LINGUIST List 19.1862

Thu Jun 12 2008

Calls: Syntax/Spain; General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Stephanie Morse <morselinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Vidal Valmala, Ways of Structure Building
        2.    Orhan Orgun, Western Conference on Linguistics

Message 1: Ways of Structure Building
Date: 11-Jun-2008
From: Vidal Valmala <vidal.valmalaehu.es>
Subject: Ways of Structure Building
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Full Title: Ways of Structure Building

Date: 13-Nov-2008 - 14-Nov-2008
Location: Vitoria-Gasateiz, Spain
Contact Person: Vidal Valmala
Meeting Email: vidal.valmalaehu.es

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2008

Meeting Description:

The last fifteen years have seen the emergence of a number of alternative
approaches to structure building in natural languages. Antisymmetry (Kayne
1994), left-to-right top-down merge (Phillips 1996, 2003; Bianchi & Chesi 2006;
Guimarães 2002, etc.), sideward movement (Nunes 1995, 2001, 2004; Hornstein and
Nunes 2002; Nunes & Uriagereka 2000; Hornstein 2000, among others),
multi-dominance structures (see Starke 2001; Svenonius 2006; Citko 2000, 2005;
Abels 2004; Gärtner 1997, 2002; Van Riemsdijk 1998, 2001, 2006; Gracanin-Yuksek
2007; Chen-Main 2006), and late insertion of adjuncts (Lebeaux 1988, Stepanov
2001), for instance, have made it possible to find new solutions for old
problems. Within this context, the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU)
will host a two-day conference with the purpose of bringing together different
conceptions of the mechanisms by which the syntactic structure of natural
languages is built, from the point of view of both merge and move. Papers which
deal with these and related issues are invited for oral presentations of 30
minutes plus ten minutes for discussion.

Invited Speakers:
Prof. Barbara Citko (U. of Washington) and Prof. Jairo Nunes (U. of Sao Paulo).

Call for Papers

Ways of Structure Building
13-14 November, 2008
Vitoria-Gasteiz, University of the Basque Country

Important Dates:
Deadline for submission of abstracts: September 1st, 2008.
Notification of acceptance will be no later than September 20th, 2008.

The conference will cover part of the travel expenses of accepted speakers (up
to 250 euros per speaker approximately).

Submission of Abstracts:
Authors are asked to submit two pdf files with their abstracts, one anonymous
and one with the author's name and affiliation, to the following address:


The body of the message should include the title of the paper, name of the
author(s), affiliation(s), surface mail address and e-mail address. Abstracts
should be no longer than two pages in length (including examples and
references), in Times New Roman 12-point type, single line spacing and 2,5 cm.
margins. Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint
abstract per author.

Official language of the conference is English.

The organizing committee:
Myriam Uribe-Etxebarria and Vidal Valmala (U. of the Basque Country / HiTT)
myriam.uribe-etxebarriaehu.es, vidal.valmalaehu.es
Message 2: Western Conference on Linguistics
Date: 11-Jun-2008
From: Orhan Orgun <ocorgunucdavis.edu>
Subject: Western Conference on Linguistics
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Full Title: Western Conference on Linguistics
Short Title: WECOL

Date: 21-Nov-2008 - 23-Nov-2008
Location: Davis, California, USA
Contact Person: Orhan Orgun
Meeting Email: wecolucdavis.edu
Web Site: http://wecol.ucdavis.edu/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2008

Meeting Description:

The conference covers all areas of linguistic interest and welcome papers from
all major linguistic subfields and frameworks, as well as from related
cross-disciplinary areas. Papers are accepted for a special session on Language

Preliminary Call for Papers

The 20078 Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL) will be held November 21-23
at the University of California, Davis. This year's conference will include a
general session, a poster session, and a special session on Language Pathology.

General Session:

The general session will cover all areas of linguistic interest and welcome
papers from all major linguistic subfields and frameworks, as well as from
related cross-disciplinary areas.

Invited Speakers:

Harald Baayen
Diane Brentari

Special session on Language Pathology

Papers on any aspect of language pathology are invited, including clinical and
linguistic studies. We especially encourage submissions in two areas:

a) Language pathology and brain imaging (including fMRI's and ERP's)
b) Linguistic investigations of language pathology (including theoretical
approaches as well as acoustic studies, etc.).

Poster Session:

Submissions are also welcome for a poster session featuring posters on any of
the above topics or any other area of linguistic interest.

Submission Guidelines

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 minutes of discussion) or for
the poster session. Abstracts can be submitted through the Abstract Submission
page. You may submit your abstract for one of the three presentation sessions,
for the poster session, or for both.

Only online PDF submissions through the Abstract Submission page will be
accepted. Abstracts should be anonymous, and limited to two pages (using 1''
margins on all sides and 12pt font size). Data and examples must be given within
the body of the text rather than at the end. Any non-standard
fonts should be embedded in the PDF document.

Presented papers will be published in the online WECOL proceedings.

Submission deadline: Aug 15, 2008
Notification of Acceptance: September 30th, 2008

Please contact the organizers at wecolucdavis.edu with any questions. Please
note that this email address is for communication only, not for abstract
submission. Abstract submissions will be accepted via a web form only.
Submission URL: http://wecol.ucdavis.edu/

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