10.729, Calls: Lang & Gender, Ling Assoc of Great Britain

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Subject: 10.729, Calls: Lang & Gender, Ling Assoc of Great Britain

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Date:  Wed, 12 May 1999 14:28:41 +1200
From:  Paul Warren <Paul.Warren at vuw.ac.nz>
Subject:  Lang & Gender Symposium

Date:  Wed, 12 May 1999 12:18:04 +0100 (BST)
From:  M.Groefsema at herts.ac.uk (M.Groefsema)
Subject:  Ling Assoc of Great Britain

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Date:  Wed, 12 May 1999 14:28:41 +1200
From:  Paul Warren <Paul.Warren at vuw.ac.nz>
Subject:  Lang & Gender Symposium


A Language and Gender Symposium, as part of the VUW Centennial
will be held on
20th and 21st October 1999
Victoria University of Wellington.

We are planning a mixed programme of plenaries, paper sessions, and
poster displays.

Themes: Language and Gender Identity & Women in the Workplace.

Plenary Speakers:
Jennifer Coates, Roehampton Institute, University of London;
Sally McConnell-Ginet, Cornell University;
Anne Pauwels, University of Wollongong.

Abstracts of 200 words maximum for 15-20 minute papers or for poster
presentations, on one of the Symposium themes, should be submitted by
June 18th (revised from previous circulars),  by email to
language-gender at vuw.ac.nz, by using the web-site registration and
submission for, or by regular mail to the address given below.  Please
indicate your preferred mode of presentation (paper or poster).

Registration costs (New Zealand dollars): $100 before 31/7/99; $110 at
the symposium; $60 single day; $30 for students ($15/day)

Our preference is to use the internet for circulating information and
for registration, and we have set up a web site at:

Our email address is:
language-gender at vuw.ac.nz

Surface address:
Language and Gender Symposium
School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600
Wellington, New Zealand

Accommodation. No centrally organised accommodation will be available.
For suggestions on accommodation in Wellington, visit our web-site.

Dinner. There will be a symposium dinner on 20th October.

-------------------------------- Message 2 -------------------------------

Date:  Wed, 12 May 1999 12:18:04 +0100 (BST)
From:  M.Groefsema at herts.ac.uk (M.Groefsema)
Subject:  Ling Assoc of Great Britain


        Autumn Meeting 1999: University of York

        First Circular and Call for Papers

The 1999 Autumn Meeting will be held from Tuesday 7 to Thursday 9
September at the University of York. The Local Organiser is Siobhan
Cottell (msc4 at york.ac.uk).

Situated in North Yorkshire, York is one of the most beautiful cities
in Britain and has been an important political, cultural, religious
and trading centre since Roman times. It boasts the largest medieval
cathedral in Europe, well-preserved city walls and many museums and
galleries. There are a wide range of restaurants and pubs, and
excellent shopping facilities. The campus of the University of York is
situated a couple of miles south-east of the city centre, on the edge
of Heslington village.

Accommodation: The accommodation for conference participants is on the
campus of the University of York in Heslington. It will consist of
single rooms with hand-basin and shared bathroom facilities in Alcuin
College, very close to the Chemistry Building where the conference
sessions take place.

Travel: York is a major railway junction, with good connections from
most cities in Britain. Trains take two hours from London King's Cross
Station; two hours from Manchester Airport, an hour and ten minutes
from Hull.

Long distance buses stop at Rougier Street close to the railway
station and/or at Exhibition Square in the centre of the city.

The easiest route is to fly to Manchester Airport, which has direct
connections to many European and North American cities, or you can fly
to Leeds/Bradford Airport, which is about 30 miles from York.

Events: The Henry Sweet Lecture 1999 on the Tuesday evening will be
delivered by Professor Bernard Comrie (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig),
and is entitled 'The typology of reference tracking: form and

There will also be a Workshop on reference tracking, organized by
Professor Anna Siewierska (University of Lancaster), speakers to be
announced in the second circular.

There will be a Language Tutorial on Lesgian, given by Professor
Martin Haspelmath (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig).

There will be a Wine Party on the Tuesday evening, following Professor
Comrie's talk.

Enquiries about the LAGB meeting should be sent to the Meetings
Secretary (address below). Full details of the programme and a booking
form will be included in the Second Circular, to be sent out in June.

Call for Papers: Members and potential guests are invited to offer
papers for the Meeting; abstracts are also accepted from
non-members. The LAGB welcomes submissions on any linguistics or
linguistics-related topic.

Abstracts may also be submitted now for the Spring 2000 Meeting.
Applicants who would like their abstract to be considered for this
Meeting should mark their abstract 'Spring Meeting 2000'. Note however
that a circular and call for papers for the Spring Meeting will be
sent out next autumn as usual.

Abstracts may now be submitted by email to Professor Hudson at
<dick at ling.ucl.ac.uk>, in the format outlined below.  Authors of
accepted email abstracts will have to supply a paper copy of their
abstract, which includes name and affiliation, i.e. which is

Alternatively, abstracts can be submitted on paper.  In this case,
SEVEN anonymous copies of the abstract, plus ONE with name and
affiliation, i.e.  CAMERA-READY, should be submitted, and should be
sent in the format outlined below to the following address: Professor
R. Hudson, Department of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College
London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT.

Papers for the programme are selected anonymously - only the President
knows the name of the authors.  Where possible, authors should supply
an email address where the committee's decision may be sent.

Abstracts, in paper or email form, must arrive by 1 June 1999.

Abstracts must be presented as follows: The complete abstract
(i.e. the one containing your title and your name) must be no longer
than ONE A4 page (21cm x 29.5cm/8.27" x 11.69") with margins of at
least 2.5cm (1") on all sides. You may use single spacing and type
must be no smaller than 12 point.

If submitting your abstract on paper, type uniformly in black and make
any additions in black. Use the best quality printer you can, since if
the paper is accepted the abstract will be photocopied and inserted
directly into the collection of abstracts sent out to participants.

The following layout should be considered as standard:

        (title)  Optimality and the Klingon vowel shift
        (speaker)  Clark Kent
        (institution)  Department of Astrology, Eastern Mars University

The following guidelines may be useful:

1.      Briefly state the topic of your paper.

2.      If your paper is to involve an analysis of linguistic material,
give critical examples, along with a brief indication of their critical

3.      State the relevance of your ideas to past work or to the future
development of the field. If you are taking a stand on a controversial
issue, summarise the arguments which lead you to take up this position.

The normal length for papers delivered at LAGB meetings is 25 minutes
(plus 15 minutes discussion). Offers of squibs (10 minutes) or longer
papers (40 minutes) will also be considered: please explain why your
paper requires less or more time than usual.

N.B. ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION DATES: These are always announced in the
First Circular for the Meeting in question. Any member who fears that
they may receive the First Circular too late to be able to submit an
abstract before the deadline specified can be assured that an abstract
received by the President by JANUARY 1 or JUNE 1 will always be
considered for the next meeting.

Conference Bursaries: There will be a maximum of 10 bursaries
available to unsalaried members of the Association (e.g. PhD students)
with preference given to those who are presenting a paper.
Applications should be sent to the President, and must be received by
1 June 1999. Please state on your application: (a) date of joining the
LAGB; (b) whether or not you are an undergraduate or postgraduate
student; (c) if a student, whether you receive a normal grant; (d) if
not a student, your employment situation.  STUDENTS WHO ARE SUBMITTING
AN ABSTRACT and wish to apply for funding should include all the above

Nominations for speakers: Nominations are requested for future guest
speakers; all suggestions should be sent to the Honorary Secretary.

Changes of address: Members are reminded to notify the Membership
Secretary (address below) of changes of address. An institutional
address is preferred; bulk mailing saves postage.

Committee members:

        Professor Richard Hudson, Department of Phonetics and Linguistics,
University College London, Gower Street, LONDON WC1E 6BT. E-mail:
dick at ling.ucl.ac.uk

        Honorary Secretary
        Professor Anna Siewierska, Department of Linguistics, University of
Lancaster, LANCASTER LA1 4YW, E-mail: A.Siewierska at lancaster.ac.uk

        Membership Secretary
        Dr. David Willis, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Manchester,
MANCHESTER M13 9PL. E-mail: david.willis at man.ac.uk

        Meetings Secretary
        Dr. Marjolein Groefsema, Dept. of Linguistics, University of
Hertfordshire, Watford Campus, ALDENHAM, Herts. WD2 8AT. E-mail:
m.groefsema at herts.ac.uk

        Dr. Paul Rowlett, Dept. of Modern Languages, University of Salford,
SALFORD M5 4WT. E-mail: p.a.rowlett at mod-lang.salford.ac.uk

        Assistant Secretary
        Dr. April McMahon, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Cambridge,
Sidgwick Avenue, CAMBRIDGE CB3 9DQ. E-mail: AMM11 at hermes.cam.ac.uk

Internet home page: The LAGB internet home page is now active at the
following address: http://clwww.essex.ac.uk/LAGB.

Electronic network: Please join the LAGB electronic network which is
used for disseminating LAGB information and for consulting members
quickly. It can be subscribed to by sending the message "add lagb" to:
listserv at postman.essex.ac.uk.

Future Meetings:

6-8 April 2000                                  University College London.
7-9 September 2000                              University of Durham.
Spring 2001 (provisional)                       University of Leeds.
Autumn 2001(provisional)                        University of Reading.
Spring 2002 (provisional)                       University of Leicester.

The Meetings Secretary would very much like to receive offers of
future venues, particularly from institutions which the LAGB has not
previously visited.

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