LINGUIST List 9.1210

Wed Sep 2 1998

Calls: Methods X

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  1. Methods 99 Conference, Methods X Conference

Message 1: Methods X Conference

Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 12:53:32 -0230 (NDT)
From: Methods 99 Conference <>
Subject: Methods X Conference



August 1 - 6, 1999
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Nfld, Canada 

Although Methods conferences originally dealt with issues of
methodology and analysis, their scope has considerably broadened
over the years. Abstracts are invited on all topics relating to social,
regional, and areal variation, in any language or language family.

A special focus of the 1999 conference is "Historical connections:
Transported varieties and their origins." Abstracts on this topic are
especially welcome. A number of researchers with expertise in the
area have provisionally accepted invitations as plenary speakers:
they include Merja Kyto, Salikoko Mufwene, Shana Poplack, John
Rickford, Sali Tagliamonte, Peter Trudgill, and Walt Wolfram.

Abstracts (for presentations of 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes
of discussion) should be no longer than 400 words, including
bibliography. The abstract deadline is NOVEMBER 20, 1998. 
Abstracts should (preferably) be submitted by email as an ASCII
text file, at the end of which are listed the author's name, address,
affiliation, fax and phone numbers, along with any requirements for
special equipment. Abstracts may also be submitted by regular mail
in three copies (plus diskette version), each of which includes only
the paper tile and the abstract text; a separate page should contain
the author identification information noted above, along with the
title of the paper. 

Please send your abstracts to the following address:

Methods X Organizing Committee
Linguistics Department
Memorial University
St. John's, NF, Canada
A1B 3X9

Or, via email:

Anyone who wishes to be added to the conference email list, or
who is interested in organizing a special session or workshop,
should contact the committee at one of the above addresses, or by
fax (1-709-737-4000). Proposals for sessions that relate to the
conference focus, or that involve innovative methodology in the
treatment of language/dialect variation (e.g. computational
procedures and applications), are particularly welcome, although
topics are by no means restricted to these areas.

Further information is available from our Web site:

For the Organizing Committee,
Sandra Clarke
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