LINGUIST List 9.1480

Thu Oct 22 1998

Calls: Slavic Ling., General & Theoretical Ling.

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  1. Albina Shayevich, Slavic Linguistics
  2. bls, General and Theoretical Linguistics

Message 1: Slavic Linguistics

Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1998 21:05:20 -0500
From: Albina Shayevich <>
Subject: Slavic Linguistics


 Hosted by the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science,
 University of Pennsylvania
 3401 Walnut Street, Suite 400A
 Philadelphia, PA 19104

 21 - 23 MAY, 1999


22 - 23 May, 1999 (Saturday and Sunday)

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute presentations on topics dealing
with formal aspects of any area of theoretical Slavic Linguistics
(synchronic or diachronic):
 - syntax
 - morphology
 - semantics
 - phonology
 - discourse analysis
 - sociolinguistics

21 May, 1999 (Friday)

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute presentations on topics dealing
with formal cognitive approaches to Slavic languages:
 - psycholinguistics
 - acquisition
 - computational linguistics
 - neurolinguistics
Presentations will be followed by a 10-minute discussion period.


Anthony Kroch (University of Pennsylvania) and
Caroline Heycock (University of Edinburgh)
Greville Corbett (University of Surrey)
Draga Zec (Cornell University)



The preferred method is by EMAIL. These should be addressed to
Please use plain text if possible, and use the subject header:
Abstract text should be no longer than 500 words. At the top of
the abstract, please include the names and affiliations of
all the authors, and the email of the author who will handle
correspondence. Also iindicate the primary area of linguistics 
addressed, e.g., syntax, acquisition etc. Please leave several
blank lines between this information and the abstract proper
(title and text), to facilitate anonymous review.

The dispreffered method is by regular mail. Send 6 copies of a 500-
word abstract to the postal address below. Please include ONE 3x5
card with:
 - title of paper
 - your name
 - address and affiliation
 - telephone and/or fax numbers
 - email address
Mail to:
 FASL8 Committee
 The Institute for Research in Cognitive Science
 3401 Walnut Street, Suite 400A
 University of Pennsylvania
 Philadelphia, PA 19104

Persons interested in attending FASL8 are invited to register
their email and/or mailing addresses at the conference address

On-campus accomodations will be provided by the UPenn Housing Services 
in a high rise residence. Conference participants will be assigned
to private bedrooms in firnished units that contain either two, three,
or four bedrooms and a shared bathroom. A limited number of private
units are available. The current rate for each unit is $37.50 per day.
Those interested in reserving a room, should send their request
to the FASL8 Organizing Committee at the address above.

Address for correspondence: <>

Additional information will be available later at the FASL8 web site:
 < >
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Message 2: General and Theoretical Linguistics

Date: Thu, 22 Oct 1998 18:11:41 -0700
From: bls <>
Subject: General and Theoretical Linguistics


The Berkeley Linguistics Society is pleased to announce its Twenty-Fifth
Annual Meeting, to be held February 13-15, 1999. The conference will
consist of a General Session and a Parasession on Saturday and Sunday,
followed by a Special Session on Monday. 

General Session:

The General Session will cover all areas of general linguistic interest. 

 Invited Speakers 
 CAROL FOWLER, Haskins Laboratories, Univ. of Connecticut, Yale Univ. 
 STEPHEN LEVINSON, Max Planck Institut fr Psycholinguistik, Nijmegen 
 BJRN LINDBLOM, Univ. of Stockholm and Univ. of Texas, Austin 
 ALEC MARANTZ, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Parasession: Loan Word Phenomena

The Parasession invites papers on loan word phenomena from various
theoretical, historical, sociolinguistic, and typological perspectives, as
well as descriptive works and field reports. Areas of interest include
stratification of the lexicon and loan word 'subgrammars', re-lexification,
the role of orthography, markedness effects, second-language acquisition,
child language, bilingualism and code-switching, etc. 

 Invited Speakers 
 ELLEN BROSELOW, State University of New York, Stony Brook 
 GARLAND CANNON, Texas A&M University 
 JUNKO ITO & ARMIN MESTER, University of California, Santa Cruz

Special Session: Issues in Caucasian, Dravidian and Turkic Linguistics

The Special Session will feature research on Caucasian, Dravidian and
Turkic languages. Papers addressing both diachronic and synchronic issues
are welcome. Potential topics include theoretical and descriptive accounts
of structural features, writing systems and transcription problems,
language reform, and the reconstruction of the respective Proto-languages,
including the question of Altaic linguistic unity. 
	Invited Speakers 
 LARS JOHANSON, Universitt Mainz
	K.P. MOHANAN, National University of Singapore 
	JOHANNA NICHOLS, University of California, Berkeley 
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, 1999. 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"x5" card
listing: (1) paper title, (2) session (general, Parasession, or Special),
(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 November 1998), (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 25 Abstracts Committee, 1203 Dwinelle Hall,
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720. Abstracts must be received
by 4:00 p.m., November 2, 1998. We may be contacted by e-mail at 

Electronic abstract submission: via e-mail. Only those abstracts written
in English ASCII will be accepted. Please do not send attachments.
Electronic submissions may be sent to More
Information on e-mail submission and additional guidelines for abstracts
can be found at our web site We
will not accept faxed abstracts. 

Registration Fees: Before February 5, 1999; $15 for students, $30 for
non-students; After February 5, 1999; $20 for students, $35 for non-students. 
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