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LINGUIST List 19.2628

Wed Aug 27 2008

Calls: Typology/Iceland; Semantics/USA

Editor for this issue: F. Okki Kurniawan <okkilinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Thórhallur Eythórsson, The Glory of Babel
        2.    Judith Tonhauser, Semantics and Linguistic Theory 19

Message 1: The Glory of Babel
Date: 27-Aug-2008
From: Thórhallur Eythórsson <tollihi.is>
Subject: The Glory of Babel
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Full Title: The Glory of Babel
Short Title: NIC 2008 (GB)

Date: 04-Dec-2008 - 06-Dec-2008
Location: Reykjavik, Iceland
Contact Person: Laufey Jónsdóttir
Meeting Email: infovigdishi.is
Web Site: http://www.vigdis.hi.is

Linguistic Field(s): Typology

Call Deadline: 10-Sep-2008

Meeting Description:

This workshop is part of the annual Nordic Network for Intercultural
Communication (NIC) Conference on Intercultural Communication. The overall theme
of the conference is 'Cultures in Translation'. The conference is organized by
The Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages at the University of
Iceland (http://www.vigdis.hi.is) in cooperation with the Institute of
Linguistics at the University of Iceland, the Anthropological Institute at the
University of Iceland, and the Intercultural Centre in Iceland. The conference
will be opened by Madame Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, UNESCO's Goodwill Ambassador for
Language and former President of Iceland (1980-1996).

The Glory of Babel: celebrating diversity in languages and linguistics (second
call for papers)

Papers are invited on any aspect of linguistic diversity, including typological
diversity and dialectal variation. The topics include typological linguistics,
especially syntax and phonology, as well as linguistic ecology and the study of
endangered languages and heritage languages. The goal of this workshop is to
bring together scholars approaching linguistic diversity from different
theoretical perspectives; hence the mention of diversity of languages and
linguistics in the workshop subtitle.

Among keynote speakers will be:
Professor Maria Polinsky, Department of Linguistics, Harvard University

Workshop Organizer: Thórhallur Eythórsson, University of Iceland

Presentations will be for 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

Abstracts (250-500 words) should be sent to the NIC 2008 Organizing Committee by
September 10, 2008, to: infovigdishi.is

Please use the subject header: NIC2008_your last name_first name initials. In
the e-mail message, please include the following information:

(1) Title of your talk
(2) Title of workshop
(3) Your name(s)
(4) Your affiliation(s)
(5) Your contact address: e-mail/phone number
Message 2: Semantics and Linguistic Theory 19
Date: 27-Aug-2008
From: Judith Tonhauser <judithling.osu.edu>
Subject: Semantics and Linguistic Theory 19
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Full Title: Semantics and Linguistic Theory 19
Short Title: SALT 19

Date: 03-Apr-2009 - 05-Apr-2009
Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Contact Person: Judith Tonhauser
Meeting Email: salt19ling.ohio-state.edu
Web Site: http://www.ling.ohio-state.edu/events/salt19/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Call Deadline: 28-Dec-2008

Meeting Description:

Semantics and Linguistic Theory (SALT) is the major North-American conference on
formal semantics as a subfield of linguistics.

Call for papers

Semantics and Linguistic Theory 19
April 3-5, 2009
The Ohio State University

Invited speakers:
Regine Eckardt (University of Goettingen)
Delia Graff Fara (Princeton University)
Larry Horn (Yale University)
Chung-Chieh Shan (Rutgers)

Submission deadline: December 28, 2008

We invite submissions of abstracts for papers (30-minute presentation plus
10-minute discussion) on any topic in natural language semantics with relevance
to linguistic theory. Abstracts must be anonymous. They should be at most 2
pages in length (A4 or US Letter), including examples and references, using a
12pt font with 1-inch (2.5 cm) margins on all four sides. These limitations will
be strictly enforced.

SALT 19 will feature a poster session. When you submit your abstract, you will
be asked to indicate whether you would like your abstract to be considered for
this session. Poster presentations will be published as regular papers in the

Authors may be involved in at most two submissions and may be the sole author of
at most one abstract. No single author will be allowed to give more than one
presentation at the conference.

SALT does not accept papers that have been published or have been accepted for
publication at the time of the conference. In addition, preference will be given
to presentations that are not duplicated at other major conferences. We
therefore request that authors indicate prior or planned presentations of their
papers when they submit their abstracts.

Submission details:
We will use Pasha for submission of abstracts; only pdf files can be accepted
through the system. To submit, please follow this link:

Important dates:
- Submission deadline: December 28, 2008
- Notification of acceptance: Early February, 2009
- Conference dates: April 3-5, 2009

If you have questions about SALT 19 or encounter problems with the submission
interface, do not hesitate to send us an e-mail: salt19ling.ohio-state.edu.

All papers presented at the conference will be published in a SALT 19 volume
following the conclusion of the conference.

Support for SALT 19 comes from the following at OSU: the College of Humanities,
the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Colleges of the Arts and
Sciences, the Center for Cognitive Science, and the Departments of Computer
Science and Engineering, East Asian Languages and Literatures, Linguistics, Near
Eastern Languages and Cultures, Philosophy, and Psychology.

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