call for papers: Development of Complex Linguistic Structures

Rice Linguistics Society rls at
Wed Nov 14 00:39:34 UTC 2007

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Development of Complex Linguistic Structures
[poster session]

Date: 27-Mar-2008 - 29-Mar-2008
Location: Houston, TX, USA
Contact Person: Linda Lanz
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Syntax; Morphology;  
Typology; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2008

Meeting Description

Rice Linguistics Society will host a poster session to accompany the  
12th Biennial Rice Symposium on Linguistics, to be held March 27-29,  
2008 in
Houston, Texas on the Rice University campus.


The theme for the poster session is ''Development of complex  
linguistic structures.'' We invite papers from all subfields and  
theoretical orientations of linguistics that examine complex  
linguistic structures. Successful abstracts will focus on the origin  
of complex structure(s) from the perspective of child
language acquisition, diachrony, language contact (including pidgin/ 
creole studies), synchronic change-in-process, or a combination of  
these factors.
Complex structures include but are not limited to complex predicates,  
complementation, and relativization. These posters should complement the
symposium topic of ''The Genesis of Syntactic Complexity: An  
Interdisciplinary Symposium.'' While the theme of the symposium is  
limited to syntactic
structures, research on any complex linguistic phenomenon will be  
considered for the poster session. For more information on the  
symposium, consult

Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submissions is January 31st, 2008 (5 p.m. CST).  
Please submit a one-page abstract of 300 words maximum in PDF or MS  
Word format to rls <at> An additional sheet is permitted  
for examples, references, and/or figures. The filename should be  
AUTHORNAME.pdf or AUTHORNAME.doc. If you use MS Word,  be sure to use  
a common linguistics-friendly font, such as Doulos SIL, particularly  
if your abstract includes IPA.

Please include ''poster session'' in the subject. The body of the e- 
mail should include:

1. Name of author(s)
2. Poster title
3. Institution(s) of author(s)
4. E-mail address(es) of author(s)
5. Postal address(es) of author(s)
6. Phone number for primary author

Postal submissions will not be accepted.

Poster Presentation

Participants will be given a space approximately 6' by 4' to display  
their work.


Registration will be handled through the symposium. Poster presenters  
are invited to attend all symposium events. For more information,  
contact rls <at> or visit the symposium website at 
~eivs/sympo/. Registration details will appear in January 2008.

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