From: Bridget Samuels <bridgetumd.edu>
Subject: Organized Session on Biolinguistics at LSA 2011
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Full Title: Organized Session on Biolinguistics at LSA 2011
Date: 06-Jan-2011 - 09-Jan-2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Contact Person: Bridget Samuels
Meeting Email: bridgetumd.edu
Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics
Other Specialty: Biolinguistics
Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2010
In conjunction with the LSA Special Interest Group on Biolinguistics, we invite
the submission of abstracts for a proposed Organized Session on Biolinguistics
at the 2011 LSA Annual Meeting (Pittsburgh, January 6-9). The goal of
biolinguistics is to explore theories of language that are biologically
plausible as part of an effort to explain how the faculty of language arises
ontogenetically and phylogenetically.
Call for Papers
We invite abstracts on any aspect of the biolinguistic enterprise, keeping in
mind that the Special Interest Group on Biolinguistics was founded in part to
"contribute to the field by helping to identify what makes biolinguistics 'bio'
(and 'linguistic'), initiate discussions on how it differs from previous models
of generative grammar (and how it doesn't), debate whether generative grammar is
actually a prerequisite? and so on."
Abstracts should be between 200-500 words and need not be anonymous. (The LSA
reviews Organized Session proposals non-anonymously.) Please, no more than one
single-authored and one joint-authored abstract per person. All participants are
required to be LSA members. However, anyone may submit an abstract, so long as
they join the LSA if they ultimately present.
We plan to have a symposium format, so if you are interested in being a
discussant, please also let us know by April 15.
Abstracts are due April 15, 2010.
Please send abstracts, preferably in .PDF format, to:
Kleanthes Grohmann - kleanthiucy.ac.cy
Bridget Samuels - bridgetumd.edu
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