LINGUIST List 7.1508

Sat Oct 26 1996

Calls: Berkeley Ling Society, Congress of the Americas

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  1. Berkeley Linguistics Society, BLS 23 Call for Papers: Correction
  2. Christopher J. Hall, 2nd Congress of the Americas

Message 1: BLS 23 Call for Papers: Correction

Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 10:43:10 PDT
From: Berkeley Linguistics Society <>
Subject: BLS 23 Call for Papers: Correction

Regrettably, the previous version of the Call for Papers incorrectly
identified the institution of one of our invited speakers. We
apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

The corrected Call follows.


Matthew L. Juge
Berkeley Linguistics Society

 BLS 23

The Berkeley Linguistics Society is pleased to announce its
Twenty-Third Annual Meeting, to be held February 14-17, 1997. The
conference will consist of a Special Session on Friday, followed by a
General Session and a Parasession on Saturday through Monday.

General Session
The main session will cover areas of general linguistic interest.
Invited speakers include:
 BERNARD COMRIE, University of Southern California
 DAVID McNEILL, University of Chicago
 ALAN PRINCE, Rutgers University

Pragmatics and Grammatical Structure
The parasession will accept papers bearing on all aspects of the
relationship between pragmatics and grammatical structure, such as how
pragmatics shapes grammar, how grammar constrains pragmatics, what
kinds of regular relationships can be found between pragmatic function
and linguistic form, and how grammar and pragmatics combine to
create/encode meaning.

Invited speakers include:
 JOAN BYBEE, University of New Mexico
 WALLACE CHAFE, University of California, Santa Barbara
 LIVIA POLANYI, Rice University
 CHARLOTTE LINDE, Institute for Research on Learning and Stanford

Special Session:
Syntax and Semantics in Africa
The Special Session will feature research on the syntax and semantics
of African languages. We invite submissions concerning any African
language or language family from any framework, including formal,
functional, cognitive, sociolinguistic, and historical approaches.
Invited speakers include:
 JOAN BRESNAN, Stanford University
 HILDA KOOPMAN, University of California, Los Angeles
 DORIS PAYNE, University of Oregon

We encourage proposals from diverse theoretical frameworks and welcome
papers from related disciplines, such as Anthropology, Cognitive
Science, Computer Science, Literature, Philosophy, and Psychology.
Papers presented at the conference will be published in the Society's
Proceedings, and authors who present papers agree to provide
camera-ready copy (not to exceed 12 pages) by May 15, 1997.
Presentations will be allotted 20 minutes with 10 minutes for
questions. We ask that you make your abstract as specific as
possible, including a statement of your topic or problem, your
approach, and your conclusions. Please send 10 copies of an anonymous
one-page (8 1/2" x 11", unreduced) abstract. A second page, or
reverse side of the single page, may be used for data and references
only. Along with the abstract send a 3"x 5" card listing: 
(1) paper title, 
(2) session (general session, parasession, or special session),
(3) for general session abstracts only, subfield, viz., Discourse
Analysis, Historical Linguistics, Morphology, Philosophy and
Methodology of Linguistics, Phonetics, Phonology, Pragmatics,
Psycholinguistics, Semantics, Sociolinguistics, or Syntax, 
(4) name(s) of author(s), 
(5) affiliation(s) of author(s), 
(6) address to which notification of acceptance or rejection should be
mailed (in late December 1996), 
(7) author's office and home phone numbers, 
(8) author's e-mail address, if available. 

An author may submit at most one single and one joint abstract. In
case of joint authorship, one address should be designated for
communication with BLS. Send abstracts to: BLS 23 Abstract Committees,
2337 Dwinelle Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2650.
Abstracts for the general session and parasession must be received by
4:00 p.m., November 18, 1996. Special session abstracts must be
received by 4:00 p.m., November 25, 1996. We may be contacted by
e-mail at; however, we cannot accept e-mailed
or faxed abstracts. Additional guidelines for abstracts may be
requested by email ( or may found at our web

Registration Fees: Before February 7, 1997; $15 for students, $30 for
After February 7, 1997; $20 for students, $35 for non-students.
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Message 2: 2nd Congress of the Americas

Date: Thu, 24 Oct 1996 17:11:35 CDT
From: Christopher J. Hall <>
Subject: 2nd Congress of the Americas

Universidad de las Americas, Puebla and Hoover Institution, Stanford


February 27-March 1, 1997

The emerging continental communities"

A multidisciplinary "Scholarly Summit Meeting," addressing a broad
range of interests concerning North America (Mexico, the U.S.A. and
Canada). Sections include:

Language Area:
o One Nation, One Language?
o The Challenge of Bilingualism in North America
o Intercultural Communication
Culture Area:
o Popular Culture in North America
o North America: A Common Colonial Heritage?
o North American Literature
Arts Area:
o The State of the Arts in Mexico, the USA and Canada
o Music and Theatre Performances
Design Area:
o Ritual, Symbol and Image in North America
o Arts and Design Exhibition
(Dr.Christopher J. Hall, UDLA, Chair of Section.

o Problems and Promises of Federalism
o American Exceptionalism
o NAFTA After Three Years
o Immigration
o Political Culture
o Emerging Trade Issues
o Chicano Topics
(Dr. Isidro Morales, UDLA, Chair of Section.

o Education in Basic and Applied Sciences and Engineering
o Impact of Information Technology on S&T
o Financing R&D
o Free Enterprise, The State and S&T
o Continental Environments
(Dr. Alfredo Nava Segura, UDLA, Chair of Section.

In cooperation with the American Academy of Political and Social
Sciences, American Culture Association, California Institute of
International Affairs, Colegio Mexicano de Ciencias Sociales, William
Hewlett Foundation, Latin American Popular Culture Association,
Mexican Association for Canadian Studies, Mexican Caribbean Studies
Association, Latin American Model United Nations, Phi Beta Delta,
Policy Studies Organization, and Popular Culture Association.

Deadline for one-page abstracts: Nov.30, 1996. Fee: US$90, covering
registration, admission, receptions. Local participants: MX$200. Student
registration: MX$100. Checks (in US dollars or Mexican pesos) payable to
"Universidad de las Americas, Puebla". Abstracts to Dr. Ofelia Cervantes,
Conference of the Americas, International Affairs Office, Universidad de
las Americas, Sta. Catarina Martir, Puebla 72820, Mexico.
Fax: +52 (22) 29-31-69. E-mail: <>

General information: Dr. Paul Rich <>
UDLA WebSite:

Dr. Christopher J. Hall

Coordinator of Research and Graduate Studies,
School of Humanities
and Professor of Linguistics, Language Department

Universidad de las Americas-Puebla
Sta. Catarina Martir
72820 Puebla

Tel.: +52 (22) 29 31 05
Fax: +52 (22) 29 31 01
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