14.639, Calls: Study of English 1700-1900/Lang Development

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Subject: 14.639, Calls: Study of English 1700-1900/Lang Development

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Date:  Wed, 05 Mar 2003 06:55:45 +0000
From:  j.c.beal at shef.ac.uk
Subject:  Alternative Approaches to the Study of English 1700-1900

Date:  Wed, 05 Mar 2003 08:23:58 +0000
From:  langconf at bu.edu
Subject:  28th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development

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

Date:  Wed, 05 Mar 2003 06:55:45 +0000
From:  j.c.beal at shef.ac.uk
Subject:  Alternative Approaches to the Study of English 1700-1900

Histories of Prescriptivism: Alternative Approaches to the Study of
English 1700-1900

Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom
Date: 03-Jul-2003 - 05-Jul-2003
Call Deadline: 31-May-2003

Contact Person: Joan Beal
Meeting Email: j.c.beal at shef.ac.uk
Linguistic Subfield(s): History of Linguistics

Meeting Description:

This colloquium is intended to bring together scholars working on
authors from the 18th and 19th century who were in some way marginal
to 'polite' Britsh society, either by virtue of their gender,
regionality, religion, politics, or in any other way. We aim to
chalenge the view put forward in standard histories of English that
prescriptive texts in this period were written by and for 'gentlemen',
and were intended to maintain the social and political status
quo. This colloquium arises out of a collaboration between Joan Beal,
Jane Hodson and Richard-Steadman-Jones (University of Sheffield, UK),
and Carol Percy (University of Toronto, Canada).* We wish to consider
how the standardization and codification of English in the later
modern period both marginalized and was manipulated by, authors who
were in some way outside the mainstream of "polite" British
society. Previous studies of English grammars in this period have
emphasized the role of grammars in catering for the s!  ocial
aspirations of the bourgeois, maintaining the political status quo and
uniting the British nation and Empire under the banner of a uniform
standard. This colloquium aims to challenge such a monolithic view of
approaches to language study in the eighteenth and nineteenth
centuries, demonstrating that there were other, more radical
approaches and agendas, whilst recognizing that the end result was, in
many cases "prescriptive". We aim to explore the tension between
"radical" agendas and prescriptivism, and to re-evaluate the
prescriptive/ descriptive dichotomy.

Papers are invited on any 18th or 19th-century author whose work, or
biography, marks them as outside the mainstream in this way, by virtue
of being "radical" in political attitudes, dissenting in religion,
female, geographically distant from London (either within, or outside
the British Isles), or in any other way.

Abstracts (maximum 400 words) should be submitted to
j.c.beal at shef.ac.uk by April 30th, 2003. Those invited to submit
papers will be required to circulate a draft copy by mid-June, so that
papers can be read by all those attending. It is expected that a
selection of papers will be published.

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Date:  Wed, 05 Mar 2003 08:23:58 +0000
From:  langconf at bu.edu
Subject:  28th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development

The 28th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development

Short Title: BUCLD 28

Location: Boston, MA, United States of America
Date: 31-Oct-2003 - 02-Nov-2003
Call Deadline: 15-May-2003

Web Site: http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/APPLIED/BUCLD

Contact Person: Linnea Micciulla
Meeting Email: langconf at bu.edu
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The Boston University Conference on Language Development (BUCLD),
which has become one of the best known conferences on language
development in the world, is run by students in the Applied
Linguistics Program, under the guidance of a faculty

OCTOBER 31, NOVEMBER 1 & 2, 2003

Keynote Speaker: Janet Dean Fodor, City University of New York
Plenary Speaker: Mabel Rice, University of Kansas

All topics in the fields of first and second language acquisition from
all theoretical perspectives will be fully considered, including:
Cognition & Language
Creoles & Pidgins
Exceptional Language
Input & Interaction
Language Disorders
Linguistic Theory (Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, Morphology, Lexicon)
Literacy & Narrative
Pre-linguistic Development
Signed Languages
Speech Perception & Production

Presentations will be 20 minutes long followed by a 10 minute question
period. Posters will be on display for a full day with two attended
sessions during the day.



Posters: BUCLD is soliciting abstracts for posters as well as papers.
Please indicate at the time of submission whether you would like your
proposal to be considered for a poster, a paper, or both.

Electronic submission: To facilitate the abstract submission process,
abstracts will be submitted using the form available as of April 1 at
the conference website.


All abstracts must be submitted as PDF documents. Free
services/software for creating PDF documents are available from
several sources, including:

http://www.adobe.com (free trial: five free documents)
http://www.pdf995.com (downloadable software with advertising)

The abstract should be anonymous, clearly titled and no more than 450
words in length. Abstracts longer than 450 words will be rejected
without being evaluated. Please note the word count at the bottom of
the abstract.

Abstracts submitted must represent original, unpublished research.

An excellent example of format and style for abstracts is available on
the LSA website at http://www.lsadc.org/web2/dec02bulletin/model.html.


All abstracts must be submitted via the conference website,
http://web.bu.edu/LINGUISTICS/APPLIED/conference.html. Specific
instructions for abstract submission will be available on this website
after April 1, 2003. Abstracts will be accepted between April 1 and
May 15.

Contact information for EACH author must be submitted along with the

At the time of submission you will be asked whether you would like
your proposal to be considered for a poster, a paper, or both.

Although each author may submit as many abstracts as desired, we will
accept for presentation by each submitter: (a) a maximum of 1 first
authored paper/poster, and (b) a maximum of 2 papers/posters in any
authorship status. Note that no changes in authorship (including
deleting an author or changing author order) will be possible after
the review process is completed.

DEADLINE: All submissions must be received by 8:00 PM EST, May 15,
2003.  Late abstracts will not be considered, whatever the reason for
the delay.

We regret that we cannot accept abstract submissions by fax or email.
Submissions via surface mail will only be accepted in special
circumstances, on a case by case basis.



Each abstract is blind reviewed by 5 reviewers from a panel of more
than 80 international scholars.

Acknowledgment of receipt of the abstract will be sent by email as
soon as possible after receipt. Notice of acceptance or rejection will
be sent to first authors only, in early August, by
email. Pre-registration materials and preliminary schedule will be
available in late August, 2003.

All authors who present at the conference will be invited to
contribute their papers to the Proceedings volumes. Those papers will
be due in January, 2004.
If your paper is accepted, you will need to submit a 150-word abstract
including title, author(s)and affiliation(s). This abstract will be in
the conference handbook. Guidelines will be provided along with
notification of acceptance.

Note: All conference papers will be selected on the basis of abstracts
submitted. Although each abstract will be evaluated individually, we
will attempt to honor requests to schedule accepted papers together in
group sessions.

Information regarding the conference may be accessed at

Boston University Conference on Language Development
96 Cummington Street, Room 244
Boston, MA 02215

	Telephone: (617) 353-3085
	e-mail: langconf at bu.edu

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