LINGUIST List 9.1467

Wed Oct 21 1998

Calls: Storytelling & Linguistics, South Asian Lang.

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  1. Monica Sanchez, International Conference on Storytelling
  2. Rakesh Bhatt, South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable

Message 1: International Conference on Storytelling

Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 12:34:10 -0400 (EDT)
From: Monica Sanchez <>
Subject: International Conference on Storytelling


 International Conference on Storytelling
 August 26-27, 1999

 Brock University
 St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada

We welcome the submission of abstracts for 20-25 minute talks. Papers
accepted for presentation will be considered for a proceedings publication.
Submissions may take any perspective as long as they address, in some way,
the issue of storytelling. Specific areas of inquiry include, but are not
limited to the following:

 * Bilingualism * Issues of audience
 * Discourse analysis * Language acquisition
 * Ethnolinguistics * Language change
 * First Nations studies * Literary studies of narratives
 * Gender and language * Power and language
 * Grammaticalizations * Semantic and conceptual structure

The deadline for receiving abstracts is January 18, 1999. Acceptance of
your paper for presentation implies a commitment on your part to register
and attend the conference. Notification of acceptance will be sent out on
March 1, 1999. Send 3 copies of a 1-page, 250 word abstract. Include the
title of the paper on the abstract but not names. Please include a cover
page with the following information:

 * author's name(s) and affiliation(s)
 * mailing address
 * e-mail
 * fax number
 * title of presentation
 * three to five key words

Submissions by e-mail are also encouraged. Abstracts should be sent to:

 International Conference on Storytelling
 c/o Monica Sanchez
 Department of Applied Language Studies
 Brock University
 St. Catharines, Ontario
 L2S 3A1 Canada


Note: Only one individual and one joint abstract per author will be accepted.

For further information, please contact Monica Sanchez at the above
addresses or at the following fax (905) 688-1912 (attn: Monica Sanchez,
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Message 2: South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable

Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 12:57:47 -0400 (EDT)
From: Rakesh Bhatt <>
Subject: South Asian Languages Analysis Roundtable

			Call For Papers

	The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,U.S.A. presents the
20th Conference of the

 			 (July 9-11,1999)

Panels and individual papers are invited on topics related to South Asian
languages and linguistics. Special categories of focus are:

* Discourse and Conversational Analysis (i.e., Discourse markers,
 Backchannels, Prosody, Language and Media discourse, Discourse and
 Professions, Registers and Genres)
*South Asian Grammatical Traditions
*Linguistic Theory and South Asian Languages (Syntax, Semantics,
 Phonology, Morphology)
*Language Acquisition
*South Asian Languages in Diaspora
*Teaching of South Asian Languages
*Language Contact and linguistic Convergence 
* General (topics other than the above)

Send three copies of panel/paper abstracts (250 words) by mail or Fax to: 
Rajeshwari Pandharipande, Chair
SALA Committee,
Department of Linguistics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4088 Foreign Languages Building
707 South Matthews Avenue
Urbana, Illinois-61801, U.S.A.
Fax: 217-333-3466/phone: 217-333-3563

The deadline for submitting abstracts is January 1, 1999. At the top right
corner of the page, identify the category (from the above list) of the
topic of your paper.

NOTE: Abstracts sent via e-mail will not be accepted. 


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