Keynote Speaker: Prof. Mamoru Saito

Mamoru Saito received B.A. in philosophy from Stanford in 1979 and Ph.D. in linguistics from MIT in 1985. He taught at the University of Southern California (1984-86), the University of Tsukuba (1986-88) and the University of Connecticut (1988-95) since then. He is currently a professor of linguistics in the Department of Anthropology and Philosophy at Nanzan University, located in Nagoya, Japan. His publications include Move-alpha (with Howard Lasnik, MIT Press, 1992), Handbook of Japanese Linguistics (ed. with Shigeru Miyagawa, Oxford University Press, 2008), “A Derivational Approach to the Interpretation of Scrambling Chains” (Lingua 113: 481-518, 2003), “Notes on East Asian Argument Ellipsis” (Language Research 43: 203-227, 2007), “Sentence Types and the Japanese Right Periphery” (Discourse and Grammar, 147-175, Walter de Gruyter, 2012).

Call for Papers

The 1st meeting of LILA’14: LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE to be held in June 16-18, 2014 in Istanbul is currently accepting submissions.

LILA’14: LINGUISTICS AND LANGUAGE is aimed at bringing researchers from various subfields to share their current research, ideas, and experience. We encourage submission of papers in all major linguistics subfields as well as related cross-disciplinary areas listed below. Deadline for submission is March 3, 2014.

Phonetics and Phonology
History of Linguistics
Historical Linguistics and Language Change
Language Acquisition
Evolution of Language
Language Development
Cognitive Studies of Language
Anthropological Linguistics/Linguistic Anthropology
Language Documentation and Endangered Languages
Sign Languages
Language and Philosophy/ Philosophy of Language
Text and Discourse Analysis
Computational Linguistics
Mathematical Models
Machine Translation and Multilingual Processing
Translation Studies
Quantitative Linguistics
Corpus Studies
Language Education

Equal consideration will be given to papers from any topic listed above.
All talks will be given 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for questions. Abstracts will also be considered for a poster session and for virtual presentations.

Abstracts should be maximum 500 words, with one extra page allowed for images, data, and/or references. Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair with no identifying information of the presenter in the document. Invitation letters for the conference will be sent to authors upon evaluation of the submitted abstracts, which should take three to four weeks after the noted deadline for the abstract submission (March 3, 2014).

Please upload your full paper (UPON ACCEPTANCE OF YOUR ABSTRACT) using online submission Easy Chair.    

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