2001 Texas Linguistic Society Conference

The Role of Agreement in Natural Language

March 2-4, 2001
University of Texas at Austin

TLS 2001 Call for Papers

The role of agreement in natural language is an issue of current interest and debate in many subfields of linguistics including morphology, syntax, semantics, and language acquisition, and poses a number of empirical and theoretical problems for all frameworks of linguistic theory. The aim of this conference will be to share research findings and proposals on the role of agreement in relation to a number of current issues in these areas and interface issues between these areas including the role of agreement in morphology and the lexicon, the problem of "dis-agreement" effects, the role of agreement in the theory of clause structure and Universal Grammar, the role of agreement in semantic interpretation, and the role of agreement in language acquisition in relation to these areas.

We invite abstracts on original, unpublished work in any of these areas as they relate to the role of agreement in natural language.

Invited Keynote Speakers

Hilda Koopman, UCLA
   The Locality of Agreement
Margeret Speas, UMASS
   Functional Categories and the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface
Sandy Chung, UC-Santa Cruz
   The Two Faces of Agreement


Please submit ten copies of a one-page, 500-word, anonymous abstract for a twenty minute paper (optionally, one additional page for data and/or references may be appended), along with a 3" by 5" card with:

1) your name,
2) your affiliation,
3) your address, phone number, and e-mail address,
4) the title of the paper, and
5) an indication of which subfield of linguistics best describes the topic (e.g., Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Language Acquisition, etc.).

Abstract Submissions

By regular mail

Please send abstracts to:

TLS 2001 Abstract Committee
501 Calhoun
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712

By e-mail

E-mail abstracts will also be accepted. They must be submitted as attachments to an e-mail message. They may not be contained with the body of a message. The body of the message should include all information listed in 1-5 above. The only acceptable formats for submissions are RTF, PDF, Word Perfect, or MS Word. We generally discourage the use of nonstandard fonts, since we can not always decipher them.

E-mail submissions should be submitted to: tls@uts.cc.utexas.edu.

Important Dates

Deadline for abstracts: Abstracts must be postmarked by December 8, 2000
Notifications of acceptance or nonacceptance: January 16, 2001

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