LINGUIST List 9.660

Wed May 6 1998

Calls: Lecture series, Interdisciplinary Conference

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  1. Geert-Jan M. Kruijff, Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series 13 - Prague, Nov. 98
  2. Mahide Demirci, 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

Message 1: Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series 13 - Prague, Nov. 98

Date: Mon, 4 May 1998 11:53:53 +0000
From: Geert-Jan M. Kruijff <>
Subject: Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series 13 - Prague, Nov. 98

 The Vilem Mathesius Centre for
	Research and Education in Semiotics and Linguistics

 			Presents the

 Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series 13

 November 9--20, 1998
 Prague, Czech Republic


The thirteenth cycle of the Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series, organized by
the Vilem Mathesius Centre for Research and Education in Semiotics and
Linguistics (Charles University), will be held in Prague, Czech Republic,
from November 9 until 20, 1998. The scientific program will consist of
the following invited courses (usually three 90 minutes lectures):

* Emmon Bach (Canada):"Problems of Universal and Parochial Grammar"
* Joan Bresnan (USA):"Optimal Syntax"
* Nicoletta Calzolari (Italy):"Corpus Based Lexicon Building"
* Bernard Comrie (Germany):
 "(1) Advances in our understanding of relative clauses.
 (2) Form and function in reference-tracking systems.
 (3) Agreement in Tsez (NE Caucasian): a typological assessment."
* Edward L. Keenan (USA): <tba>
* Christian Lehmann (Germany): "Typology of Possession"
* Karen Sparck-Jones (England):"Information Retrieval and Language Processing"
* Hans Uszkoreit (Germany):"Modelling of Linguistic Performance"
* Bonnie Webber (USA): <tba>

We are still waiting for confirmation from M.A.K. Halliday, and H-J. Lieb.
Among the Czech lecturers invited to VMC 13 are Frantisek Cermak, Miroslav
Cervenka, Jan Firbas, Jan Hajic, Eva Hajicova, Jaroslav Peregrin, and Petr

The exact time schedule will be announced later.

 (Deadline: MAY 31, 1998)

A limited number of grants is available for students from post-communist
countries. The DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION is *MAY 31, 1998*. Ideally, an
application for a grant should include a letter of motivation and a letter
of recommendation by a supervisor. Applications should be send to Professor
Eva Hajicova at the address below.

Applicants will be notified by the end of June regarding approval of their

 (Deadline: SEPTEMBER 15, 1998)

The participation fee for VMC 13 is USD 350, which includes tuition
fee, accommodation, and lunches. In order to ensure accommodation,
(paying) participants should register before *SEPTEMBER 15, 1998*.

Please contact Mrs. Brdickova or Prof. Hajicova at the following address
for registration or further information.

 Mrs. Libuse Brdickova
 Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics
 Malostranske nam. 25
 CZ-11800 Praha 1
 Czech Republic
 (phone) ++420-2-2191-4278
 (fax) ++420-2-2191-4309

Check our website at

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Geert-Jan M. Kruijff
Institute of Formal & Applied Linguistics/Linguistic Data Laboratory
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University

Malostranske nam. 25, CZ-118 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
Phone: ++420-2-2191-4255 Fax: ++420-2-2191-4309
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Message 2: 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

Date: Wed, 6 May 1998 12:58:16 -0400 (EDT)
From: Mahide Demirci <>
Subject: 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

- ---------- Call for Papers ----------

Announcing Our 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference

BORDER SURJECTS 3: (Dis)locations of Culture

October 8-10, 1988, ay ILLinois State University, Normal IL

Papers and Presentations Invited on the Following Topics:

* The Politics of Official Language Policy

* The Ebonics Controversy

* Immigration History and Language Policy in the U.S and Other Countries

* The threat to other dialects and ethnic groups to learn the surrounding
majority language in the U.S. and Other Countries.

* Social and political pressures on bilingualism including the ramifications
for such programs as bilingual education

The conference welcomes diverse and creative interpretations of its topics.

Send abstracts proposals for papers ans panels (250 words) to:

Ron Strickland
English Department
Illinois State University
Normal IL 61790-4240

Please send abstracts and proposals via email if possible.
Dealine for abstracts and proposals: June 30, 1998

For more information, contact Ron Strickland:

ph: 309-438-7907
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