19.3792, Calls: Anthro Ling,General Ling/USA; Syntax/Greece

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Subject: 19.3792, Calls: Anthro Ling,General Ling/USA; Syntax/Greece

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1)
Date: 10-Dec-2008
From: Danny Law < law.dannylaw at gmail.com >
Subject: Symposium About Language and Society-Austin 

2)
Date: 10-Dec-2008
From: Anna Roussou < aroussou at upatras.gr >
Subject: The Optionality of Wh-movement

 

	
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Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 09:23:23
From: Danny Law [law.dannylaw at gmail.com]
Subject: Symposium About Language and Society-Austin

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Full Title: Symposium About Language and Society-Austin 
Short Title: SALSA 

Date: 10-Apr-2009 - 12-Apr-2009
Location: Austin, Texas, USA 
Contact Person: Danny Law
Meeting Email: salsaut at uts.cc.utexas.edu
Web Site: http://www.utexas.edu/students/salsa 

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 30-Jan-2009 

Meeting Description:

The Symposium About Language and Society-Austin is pleased to announce its 17th
Annual Meeting to be held April 10-12, 2009 at the University of Texas at
Austin. We encourage the submission of abstracts on research that addresses the
relationship of language to culture and society. 

Call for Papers

The Symposium About Language and Society-Austin is pleased to announce its 17th
Annual Meeting to be held April 10-12, 2009 at the University of Texas at
Austin. Keynote speakers will include Curtis LeBaron (Brigham Young University),
Matthew S. McGlone (University of Texas at Austin), and Marianne Mithun
(University of California, Santa Barbara). We encourage the submission of
abstracts on research that addresses the relationship of language to culture and
society. Desired frameworks include but are not limited to:
Linguistic Anthropology
Sociolinguistics
Ethnography of Communication
Language and Identity
Speech Play, Verbal Art, and Poetics
Language, Media, and Technology
Language and Social Interaction
Discourse Analysis
Conversation Analysis
Historical Linguistics
Language Vitality
Language Socialization
Gesture and Talk in Interaction

Papers delivered at the conference will be published as a special edition of the
Texas Linguistic Forum. Speakers will be allowed 20 minutes for presentation and
10 minutes for discussion.

Please send submissions to SALSA 2009 through the online submission form on the
SALSA web site.http://www.utexas.edu/students/salsa
All submissions must include two abstracts: An extended abstract not to exceed
4,100 characters and spaces(approximately 600 words), including references and
examples; and a shorter abstract not to exceed 1,100 spaces and characters
(approximately 150 words). Please note that the online submission form does not
accept special formatting or text such as IPA. Only electronic submissions sent
through our online form will be accepted. Each person is limited to one
submission as the primary author; multiple submissions by the same first author
will not be accepted.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is January 30, 2009. Late submissions will not
be accepted, and we cannot accept papers that are to be published elsewhere.
Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent in mid- February 2009.

Pre-registration fees for SALSA XV will be $25 for students and $50 for
non-students, and on-site registration fees will be $30 for students and $60 for
non-students.
Contact us at: salsaut at uts.cc.utexas.edu



	
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Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2008 09:23:36
From: Anna Roussou [aroussou at upatras.gr]
Subject: The Optionality of Wh-movement

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Full Title: The Optionality of Wh-movement 
Short Title: TOWH 

Date: 03-Apr-2009 - 05-Apr-2009
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece 
Contact Person: Anna Roussou
Meeting Email: whstrategy at gmail.com
Web Site: http://www.enl.auth.gr/symposium19/ 

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax 

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2008 

Meeting Description:

The availability of a wh-in situ strategy in typical wh-movement languages has
recently been argued to exist in a number of typical wh-movement languages. The
pervasive availability of wh-in situ of this type turns out to be a non-trivial
issue, with implications regarding the nature of wh-movement, its effects on the
interfaces and the interaction with the lexicon. The workshop aims at
considering the properties of these constructions from a theoretical
perspective, including questions regarding the 'optionality' of wh-in situ,the
differences with 'real' in-situ, the similarities with sluicing, and the role of
islands. 

Call for Papers

Workshop on 'The optionality of wh-movement'

The availability of a wh-in situ strategy in typical wh-movement languages was
originally discussed with respect to French (Aout et al. 1981; Cheng1991; Chang
1997; Boskovi? 1997, 2000; Cheng & Rooryck 2000, 2002; Starke 2001; Mathieu
2004; Baunaz 2005, 2008, a.o.). In recent years, the in-situ option has been
argued to exist in a number of languages, such as English (Ginzburg & Sag 2001,
Pires & Taylor 2007), Spanish (Uribe-Etxebarria 2002, Etxepare &
Uribe-Etxebarria 2005, Reglero 2005), European Portuguese (Cheng & Rooryck
2000), Brazilian Portuguese (Kato 2004), Egyptian Arabic (Lassadi 2004),
Malagasy (Sabel 2003), Greek (Sinopoulou 2007, Vlachos 2008) and
Babine-Witsuwit'en (Danham 2000). The wh-in situ strategy has been broadly
analyzed either as concealed (remnant or feature) movement, or as real in-situ.
Despite different implementations all approaches show that the in-situ variant
has different syntactic properties compared to its moved counterpart, e.g. lack
of island effects (a property also shared by 'sluicing') and interpretative
restrictions. It has also been pointed out that real in-situ languages give rise
to different readings depending on the presence or absence of the question
particle (Miyagawa 2001), raising the question whether these languages also
exhibit a parallel, although differently manifested, dual pattern.
The pervasive availability of wh-in situ in typical wh-movement languages turns
out to be a non-trivial issue, with implications regarding the nature of
wh-movement, its effects on the interfaces and the interaction with the lexicon.
On the PF-interface, in-situ and moved wh-questions exhibit different
intonational patterns, while on the LF interface, they provide a more restricted
set of readings, an option which is not shared by 'real' in-situ languages. 

The workshop aims at considering the properties of these constructions from a
theoretical perspective, including questions such as the ones below: 
- If the wh-in situ strategy is optional, how is it captured by the
computational system? 
-- How does 'optional' wh-in situ differ (if it does) from 'real' in-situ?
-- What is the correlation between alternative strategies of wh-questions and
the properties of the lexical elements involved?
-- How does 'optional' wh-in situ compare with other phenomena, such as
sluicing, in terms of interpretation and island effects? What are the
implications for the definition of islands?

The workshop will run in parallel to the general session of the 19th
International Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Linguistics (ISTAL 19),
Thessaloniki, Greece, 3-5 April 2009. Organization details will be available in
due course at: http://www.enl.auth.gr/symposium19/. Papers covering any aspect
of the properties of the wh-in-situ strategies are welcome. 

Those interested can submit abstracts in .pdf format. Only electronic
submissions will be considered. Abstracts should be anonymous and 300-500 words
long (not exceeding one page A4). Send your personal information - Name,
Affiliation, and Contact Email - in the body of the message and attach the
abstract with title but without name and affiliation. Please note that only one
single or co-authored abstract can be submitted. Submissions should be sent by
15 December 2008 to the workshop email address: whstrategy at gmail.com (subject
'abstract submission'). Applicants will be notified on abstract acceptance by 15
January 2009.

The Organizing Committee
Anna Roussou
Christos Vlachos


 





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