LINGUIST List 4.333

Sat 01 May 1993

Confs: Language development, Comparative Germanic

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  • BU Conference on Language Development, ** BU Conference **
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    Message 1: ** BU Conference **

    Date: Wed, 28 Apr 93 23:50:35 -0** BU Conference **
    From: BU Conference on Language Development <>
    Subject: ** BU Conference **



    The 18th Annual

    Boston University Conference on Language Development

    January 7 and 8, 1994 *

    to be held jointly with the LSA meeting in Boston



    All topics in the field of language acquisition will be fully considered, including:

    Bilingualism Literacy Cognition & Language Narrative Creoles & Pidgins Neurolinguistics Discourse Pragmatics Exceptional Language Pre-linguistic Development Input & Interaction Signed Languages Language Disorders Sociolinguistics Lexicon Speech Perception & Production Linguistic Theory (Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, Morphology)

    REQUIREMENTS 1) Original Research that has never been presented or published

    2) 450-word summary for anonymous review

    3) Short abstract (to appear in the LSA handbook)

    SUBMIT 1) One 3 x 5 card stating: i) Title, ii) Topic area, iii) audiovisual requests, and iv) for EACH author:

    a) Full Name c) Address e) E-mail address b) Affiliation d) Phone number f) Fax number

    2) Six copies of the anonymous summary, clearly titled

    3) Two copies of the short abstract, which MUST BE SUBMITTED ON THE OFFICIAL LSA ABSTRACT FORM, although the form may be duplicated. If you need a copy of this form (with the rectangle in which the camera-ready abstract is to be placed), we will be happy to send you one.

    Presentations will be 20 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for questions.

    IMPORTANT*: We will be unable to accept more than one submission per author. (This includes abstracts with multiple authors.) Overhead projectors will be available for all sessions. Carousel slide, cassette tape records, or reel-to-reel recorder can also be provided, if your request accompanies your submission. If you require a VCR or other equipment and are willing to cover the costs that the LSA will incur for rental of equipment, please specify this on your index card.

    DEADLINE: All submissions must be RECEIVED by July 31, 1993*.

    Send submissions to: Boston University Telephone: (617) 353-3085 Conference on Language Development Fax: (617) 353-6218 138 Mountfort Street E-mail: Boston, MA 02215 U.S.A. (WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS BY FAX OR E-MAIL.)

    Please include self-addressed, stamped postcard for acknowledgment of receipt. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent by September 30. A schedule will be available as of September 30 by e-mail; please send e-mail requests after that date to The LSA will distribute further information about the conference. Note: All conference papers will be selected on the basis of abstracts submitted. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate symposium proposals.

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    * Please note special dates, deadlines, and conditions for this year only.

    Message 2: CGSW 9

    Date: Thu, 29 Apr 93 12:12:31 -0CGSW 9
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    Subject: CGSW 9

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    HARVARD UNIVERSITY January 5 & 6, 1994

    The 9th Workshop on Comparative Germanic Syntax will be held at Harvard University on January 5-6 (immediately before the annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America). Those who wish to present a paper (30 minutes + discussion) are hereby invited to submit an abstract no longer than 2 pages BEFORE September 15, 1993. Preference will be given to papers on parametric (synchronic or diachronic) variation within the Germanic languages. Abstracts on comparative Germanic phonology will also be considered. Five copies of an abstract should be sent anonymously, accompanied by a camera-ready original with the name and address of the author(s) to:

    9th Workshop on Comparative Germanic Syntax Department of Linguistics Grays Hall Harvard University Cambridge, MA 02138