14.869, Calls: Optimality Theoretic Syntax/Athabascan Langs

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-14-869. Tue Mar 25 2003. ISSN: 1068-4875.

Subject: 14.869, Calls: Optimality Theoretic Syntax/Athabascan Langs

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1)
Date:  Tue, 25 Mar 2003 11:24:48 +0000
From:  p.ackema at let.kun.nl
Subject:  7th Workshop on Optimality Theoretic Syntax

2)
Date:  Tue, 25 Mar 2003 16:11:46 +0000
From:  gary.holton at uaf.edu
Subject:  Athabascan Languages Conference

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

Date:  Tue, 25 Mar 2003 11:24:48 +0000
From:  p.ackema at let.kun.nl
Subject:  7th Workshop on Optimality Theoretic Syntax


7th Workshop on Optimality Theoretic Syntax
Short Title: WOTS 7

Date: 27-Oct-2003 - 28-Oct-2003
Location: Nijmegen, Netherlands
Contact: Peter Ackema
Contact Email: p.ackema at let.kun.nl
Meeting URL: http://www.kun.nl/pionier/wots7.htm

Linguistic Sub-field: Syntax
Call Deadline: 15-Aug-2003

Meeting Description:

Workshop on optimality-theoretic syntax. Papers may deal with any
topic in OT syntax, but papers that deal with the syntax-semantics
interface and papers that take a perspective on synchronic and
diachronic variation are especially welcome.

Call for papers WOTS 7

Seventh Workshop on Optimality theory Syntax

Nijmegen
October 27-28, 2003

Organizers: Peter Ackema & Helen de Hoop, CLS University of Nijmegen

WOTS is growing! The Workshops on Optimality Theory Syntax (WOTS)
played an important role in the past years for bringing together
linguists sharing an interest in OT syntax. They provided excellent
opportunities for researchers pioneering in OT syntax to present their
work in progress and they provided a matrix for lively discussions and
fruitful collaboration among those researchers and other
participants. WOTS developed from a rather small meeting of
OT-syntacticians into what it is right now: an annual workshop highly
appreciated and widely recognized within the linguistic field. This
year for the first time WOTS is organized outside Germany which
indicates its still growing international character. WOTS is also
thematically growing. Notoriously, OT is compatible with both
formalist and functionalist conceptions of syntax and it has strong
commitments to typology and learning theory. Recent developments in OT
open up new markets, for example in semantics/ pragmatics and
historical syntax.

We welcome abstracts for 45-minute talks on any topic in OT syntax.
Papers that deal with the syntax-semantics interface and papers that
take a perspective on synchronic and diachronic variation are
especially welcome.  Abstracts should be anonymous and not exceed one
page. They can be sent either electronically (pdf-file or Word
document) or in paper format to:

P.Ackema at let.kun.nl
Peter Ackema
Dept. of Dutch
Nijmegen University
P.O. Box 9103
6500 HD Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Please include your name, affiliation, and contact information in the
email message to which the abstract is attached. If you're sending the
abstract as paper copy, please include your name, affiliation, and
contact information on a separate sheet.

Deadline for abstract submission: August 15th, 2003
Notification of acceptance: September 1st, 2003

More information can be found on the workshop's webpage:
http://www.kun.nl/pionier/wots7.htm




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

Date:  Tue, 25 Mar 2003 16:11:46 +0000
From:  gary.holton at uaf.edu
Subject:  Athabascan Languages Conference


Athabascan Languages Conference

Date: 05-Jun-2003 - 07-Jun-2003
Location: Arcata, California, United States of America
Contact: Victor Golla
Contact Email: gollav at axe.humboldt.edu
Meeting URL: http://www.uaf.edu/anlc/alc

Linguistic Sub-field: Morphology, Historical Linguistics, General
Linguistics
Subject Language: Na-Dene

Meeting Description:

The 2003 Athabascan Languages Conference will be held at Humboldt
State University, Arcata, California, June 5-7, and will have the
theme, ''Adaptation and Change in Athabascan Languages.'' The first
two days of the meeting, Thursday and Friday, June 5-6, will be
devoted to general sessions.  The meeting will conclude on Saturday
morning, June 7, with a separately organized session on
''Morphological Change and Comparative Work in Athabascan languages.''

Details on registering for the conference, travel to Arcata, and
accommodations available, as well as information about
California-Oregon Athabascan peoples, can be found at the Athabascan
Conference website:

	           http://www.uaf.edu/anlc/alc

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

The first two days of the meeting, Thursday and Friday, June 5-6, will
be devoted to general sessions.  The meeting will conclude on Saturday
morning, June 7, with a separately organized session on
''Morphological Change and Comparative Work in Athabascan languages.''

GENERAL PRESENTATIONS

For the general sessions, papers and presentations on any aspect of
Athabascan structure, history, and language education are welcome.
Presentations that focus on the conference theme--such topics as
innovation in vocabulary, the influence of English, or changes in
language function in recent generations--are especially welcome.

Peple interested in participating in the general sessions should
e-mail a title and short abstract to the conference organizer, Victor
Golla (gollav at axe.humboldt.edu), by April 15.

SPECIAL SESSION

The special session on Morphological Change and Comparative Work is
being organized by Dagmar Jung (U of Cologne) and Keren Rice (U of
Toronto).  The aim of the session is to exchange research results and
stimulate new work in the field of diachronic studies within the
Athabascan language family. Especially welcome are papers on
historical morphology. Topics may include morphological change within
one language or within a whole language group. Inquiries of historical
changes that lead to an eventual restructuring of grammatical
categories are of special interest. Since within the last few years
new Athabascan data has become available this special session may also
result in a reevaluation of Athabascan dialect and language
relationships.

Anyone interested in participating in this session should e-mail a
short abstract to Keren (rice at chass.utoronto.ca) and/or Dagmar
(djung at uni-koeln.de), with a copy to Victor (gollav at axe.humboldt.edu).
These should be received by April 15.

TRAVEL SUBSIDIES

Small travel subsidies may be available to participants, but this will
not be known until late in April.  If you are interested in
participating but think that you might not be able to attend without
travel support, let us know when you submit your abstract.




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