17.1145, Calls: General Ling/UK;General Ling/UK

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Subject: 17.1145, Calls: General Ling/UK;General Ling/UK

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Date: 15-Apr-2006
From: Jonathan Roper < j.roper at shef.ac.uk >
Subject: Alliteration in Culture 

Date: 14-Apr-2006
From: Renita Silva < rhsilv at essex.ac.uk >
Subject: Language at the University of Essex Postgraduate Conference 

-------------------------Message 1 ---------------------------------- 
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 16:03:05
From: Jonathan Roper < j.roper at shef.ac.uk >
Subject: Alliteration in Culture 

Full Title: Alliteration in Culture 

Date: 19-Jan-2007 - 20-Jan-2007
Location: London, United Kingdom 
Contact Person: Jonathan Roper
Meeting Email: j.roper at shef.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.folklore-society.com/ 

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 30-Sep-2006 

Meeting Description:

Alliteration in culture 

a Folklore Society conference 
at the Warburg Institute, London, 
19th-20th January 2007.


  Alliteration can be found in a broad range of linguistic forms, from old
Germanic verse to modern advertising jingles, from Finnic lullabies to
traditional proverbial comparisons, from the names of paired oxen to tabloid
headlines and contemporary football chants. Alliteration is however a rather
underexamined topic. This conference aims to address the phenomenon of repeated
initial sounds in a variety of languages and linguistic forms.    

  To this end, papers are sought from specialists in a wide range of
disciplines, including medieval literature, neurolinguistics, metrical studies,
folkloristics, rhetoric, onomastics, etc., to address topics such as:
-the psychology of the perception of sound-patterning, 
-the varieties of alliteration,
-alliteration as mnemonic device, 
-alliteration versus rhyme, and alliteration as a complement to rhyme, 
-how alliteration features in metrical systems,
-how alliteration features in naming systems, 
-why some languages/periods/authors favour alliteration,
-strategies for avoiding alliteration, 
-why and when alliteration is replaced by other sound-patterning, notably rhyme, 
-the relationship between alliteration and stress, 
-the relationship between alliteration and grammar,
-alliteration and imprecision, 
-alliteration and sound-symbolism,
-alliteration and parallelism,
-alliteration and archaism,
-eye-alliteration, and alliteration hidden by orthography, 
-alliteration in hieratic language, and alliteration in colloquial language,
-alliteration in proverbial phrases, 
-alliteration in legal phraseology, 
-amongst other topics. 

Please send titles and abstracts (75-150 words) of paper proposals 
by post:
Dr Jonathan Roper,
9 Shearwood Road,
University of Sheffield,
S10 2TN,

or by e-mail: j.roper at shef.ac.uk

before the deadline of 30th September, 2006.

-------------------------Message 2 ---------------------------------- 
Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2006 16:03:10
From: Renita Silva < rhsilv at essex.ac.uk >
Subject: Language at the University of Essex Postgraduate Conference 


Full Title: Language at the University of Essex Postgraduate Conference 
Short Title: LangUE 2006 

Date: 30-Jun-2006 - 30-Jun-2006
Location: Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom 
Contact Person: Renita Silva
Meeting Email: rhsilv at essex.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/pgr/LangUE/home.shtm 

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 19-Apr-2006 

Meeting Description:

LangUE 2006 - Postgraduate Conference 

LangUE 2006 
Final Call for Papers and Posters 
University of Essex 

The Department of Language and Linguistics at the University of Essex invites
you to its first postgraduate day - conference which will be held at the
University of Essex on June, 30th 2006. 

The conference aims at bringing together postgraduate students to present and
discuss current research, results and problems from *any* field of linguistics. 

Call for papers and posters 

Abstract of no more than 250 words are invited on any topic in linguistics. The
deadline for receipt of abstracts is the 19th of April 2006. Abstracts should
*not* include the name and affiliation of the author(s). For further details,
refer to the LangUE 2006 submission form
(http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/pgr/LangUE/LangUE-subform.doc). All
abstracts should be in accordance with this submission form. Abstracts should be
sent to wendym at essex.ac.uk. Note that no late submissions will be accepted. All
submissions will be peer-reviewed. 

Please specify whether you intend to present a paper or a poster. 

Authors will be notified of acceptance by 19th May 2006. 

Conference format 

The conference will include presentation of papers, posters and plenary panels. 

Invited plenary speakers 

We are pleased to announce 

Prof. Janet Holmes (Victoria University, New Zealand) and 
Prof. Andrew Radford (University of Essex, UK) 

as this year's invited plenary speakers. 


All presenters and attendees must pre-register for the conference by Monday 12th
June 2006. The registration form is available online at 

Early registration payment is £10 and must be received by June, 12th 2006. Late
and onsite payment is £12. Note that registration on the day of the conference
will *not* be available. For more information, visit the Registration
Information page: 

Further information 

Please see http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/pgr/LangUE/home.shtm for further
details and updates. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need further information.



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