Vol. 3. No. 3 CW September 1998
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**The Conference Watcher**

The information below has been provided courtesy of Roy F. Cochrun who maintains an excellent website for language-related conferences at <http://www.clark.net/pub/royfc/confer.html>. His site contains clickable links to further information on many of the items below.




****October 1998****

Iowa Foreign Language Association 1997 Annual IFLA CONFERENCE
Airport Holiday Inn
DES MOINES
Oct. 2-3

LASSO XXVII [new]
27th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest
(meeting jointly with WECOL, Western Conference on Linguistics)
Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
October 9-11, 1998

Fourth Conference on CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURE, DISCOURSE, AND LANGUAGE [new]
(CSDL-4)
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia
October 10-12, 1998

The First Workshop on Embodied Conversational Characters [new]
Granlibakken Resort & Conference Center at Lake Tahoe
Tahoe City (North Shore)
California, USA
October 12-15, 1998

International Conference: The Voice of the Foreign Language Culture [new]
Kursk State Pedagogical University, Russia
October 12-16, 1998

The 3rd International Workshop on
Information Retrieval with Asian Languages - IRAL'98 [new]
Kent Ridge Digital Labs (KRDL)
Singapore
15-16 October, 1998

Second Language Research Forum 1998 Complementary Perspectives on Second
Language Research
University of Hawaii
October 15-18, 1998

FOURTH MID-CONTINENTAL WORKSHOP ON PHONOLOGY (McWOP 4) [new]
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Friday, October 16, thru October 18, 1998.

AiML 98--Advances in Modal Logic '98 [new]
Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden
October 16-18, 1998

Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Linguistic Society [new]
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
October 16-18, 1998

The Utrecht Congress on "Storage and Computation in Linguistics" [new]
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS
Utrecht, The Netherlands,
October 19th, 20th and 21st , 1998

"The Role of Language in a Borderless World:
Harkening to the Voices of Asia" [new]
Nikko Hotel. Jalan Ampang. Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia
20-22 October 1998

1998 Mid-American Linguistics Conference [new]
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Carbondale
October 23-24, 1998

A national conference
Transformations: Technology, Foreign Languages, and Undergraduate Education
[new]
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts
October 23, 1998, thru Sunday, October 25, 1998.

"Teaching Linguistics" Symposium on TEACHING GRAMMAR [new]
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, Ohio,
October 24, 1998

MACHINE TRANSLATION AND THE INFORMATION SOUP [new]
The Sheraton Bucks County Hotel
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
October 28-31, 1998

INTERPRETING AND TRANSLATION AS INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION:
THEORY, PRACTICE, INSTRUCTION METHODS [new]
(An Inter-University Conference on Translation and Interpreting Studies)
Ventspils, LATVIA.
October 29 ∆ 31, 1998

NORTH-WEST CENTRE FOR LINGUISTICS FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE Negation: syntax,
semantics and pragmatics
University of Salford, Greater Manchester, UK
30 October - 1 November 1998

1998 Central Japan Language Education Workshop
"New Technology and the Language Classroom" [new]
Ishikawa High Tech Exchange Center and Japan Advanced Institute of Science
and Technology (JAIST)
Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan.
October 31st- November 1st 1998

****November 1998****

39th Annual Conference of the American Translators Association Hilton Head,
South Carolina
Hyatt Regency Hotel
November 4-8, 1998

Southeastern Conference on Linguistics SECOL LIX at SAMLA 1998 [new]
Atlanta Georgia
November 5-7

5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON WORLD ENGLISHES [new]
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
November 5-7, 1998

4th Petar Skok etymological conference
Krk, Croatia
6--7 November '98

Conference on Language Development [new]
Boston University
November 6, 7, 8

USC Workshop on Syntax of East Asian Languages [new]
Univ. of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
November 6-8, 1998

The Vilem Mathesius Centre for
Research and Education in Semiotics and Linguistics
Presents the Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series 13 [new]
Prague, Czech Republic
November 9--20, 1998

TPRS workshop [new]
Contact:
Morningside College
Sioux City, Iowa
Saturday, November 14, 1998

National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Language NADSFL
Annual Meeting
Chicago Hilton (downtown)
Nov 18-19

6th Symposium for Language Teacher Educators
Evaluation and Research in Language Teacher Education [new]
Edinburgh
Wednesday 18th November - Friday 20th November 1998

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Conference
Nashville, TN
Nov. 19-24, 198

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages 32nd Annual Meeting
Chicago Hilton and Towers
Chicago, IL.
November 20-22, 1998

American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors
of Language Programs PRIMARY MEETING AND PAPER SESSION
(HELD IN CONJUNCTION WITH ACTFL)
Chicago, IL
November 20-22

AATG Annual Meeting
Chicago, IL
November 20-22

Japan Association for Language Teaching CONFERENCE
Omiya, Japan
November 20-23, 1998

THIRD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MAINTENANCE AND LOSS OF
MINORITY LANGUAGES [new]
KONINGSHOF CONFERENCE CENTER, VELDHOVEN, THE NETHERLANDS
NOVEMBER 26 - NOVEMBER 27, 1998

1998 NIC SYMPOSIUM ON INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION [new]
Department of Linguistics, Gothenborg Universit, Sweden
26-28 November, 1998

The 5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre
Darling Harbour
Sydney
30th November - 4th December 1998

****December 1998****

"IIJornadas de J—venes Traductores" (II Congress for Young Translators)
[new]
University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
December 3-5 1998

Second Translation & Interpreting Studies Research Forum [new]
University of Texas at Brownsville
December 3-6, 1998

FIFTH MEETING OF THE Atelier des Doctorants de Linguistique (ADL) [new]
UNIVERSITY OF PARIS 7 - DENIS DIDEROT
4-5 DECEMBER 1998

First International Workshop on Written Language Processing [new]
Sydney, Australia
7th-9th December 1998

ConSOLE 7 [new]
Department of Linguistics and Comparative Literature
University of Bergen, Norway
9 to 11 December 1998

GOING ROMANCE 1998: Twelfth Symposium on Romance Linguistics [new]
Utrecht University
December 10-11

Modal Verbs in Germanic and Romance
University of Antwerp - UIA (campus Wilrijk)
11-12 December 1998

SINN UND BEDEUTUNG 1998 [new]
3rd annual meeting of the GESELLSCHAFT F†R SEMANTIK
('Association for Semantics')
December 11 - 13, 1998, University of Leipzig

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON COMPUTER LEARNER CORPORA, SECOND LANGUAGE
ACQUISITION AND FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING [new]
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
14-16 December, 1998

First International Conference on Document Design [new]
Tilburg University
December 17 and 18, 1998

THE SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MULTIMEDIA LANGUAGE EDUCATION
(ROCMELIA'98) [new]
Chinese Military Academy (Feng-Shan City of Kaohsiung County,
Taiwan, R.O.C.)
December 18-20 (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday), 1998

MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION (MLA) 1998 CONVENTION [new]
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
27-30 DECEMBER 1998

****January 1999****

The 8th IFIP 2.6 Working Conference on Database Semantics (DS-8) [new]
"Semantic Issues in Multimedia Systems"
Rotorua, New Zealand
5-8 January 1999

ECOLOGY OF LANGUAGE ACQUISITION [new]
University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
11 - 15 January 1999

Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Section Z - Linguistics and the Language Sciences -- should sponsor a number
of lingustics sessions
Anaheim Hilton / Anaheim Marriott
Anaheim
21-26 January 1999

21st Annual NYSTESOL Applied Linguistics Winter Conference [new]
Lehman College/CUNY Bronx, NY
Saturday, January 23rd, 1999

CENTRO DE LINGUISTICA APLICADA
SANTIAGO DE CUBA
25-28 DE ENERO DE 1999

****February 1999****

III Conference on Training and Career Development in Translating and
Interpreting. Theme: The Professional
Translator in the New Millenium. [new]
Venue: Universidad Europea de Madrid (Madrid, Spain)
17-20 February 1999

The CENTRE FOR LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS invites submissions for:
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
'Beyond Boundaries II: [new]
New Europe...Pan Europe? Trajectories And Destinations'
University of Salford, Salford,
Greater Manchester,
19-21 FEBRUARY 1999

21st annual meeting of the German Society of Linguistics (DGfS) [new]
Konstanz, Germany
24. - 26. Februar 1999

C L I T I C S[new]
Konstanz University, Germany
24th - 26th February 1999

CHANGE IN PROSODIC SYSTEMS [new]
University of Konstanz, Germany
February 24-26, 1999

1999 ACM Symposium on Applied Computing (SAC '99) [new]
Special Track on Coordination Models, Languages and Applications
The Menger, San Antonio, Texas, U. S. A.
February 28 - March 2, 1999

****March 1999****

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Spring Conference
Cincinnati, OH
Mar. 4-6, 1999

The Maya Weekend
Consists of Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced glyph workshops, which run
concurrently with two days of lectures.
University of Pennsylvania Museum
Philadelphia, PA, USA
March

The Texas Meetings
Includes the Texas Symposium, Public Lecture: Introducing Maya Glyphs, Forum
on Maya Hieroglyphic Writing, and the Long Workshops
University of Texas
Austin
early March 1999

SCOLT: Southern Conference on Language Teaching
Virginia Beach, VA
March 1999

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR APPLIED LINGUISTICS 1999 ANNUAL CONFERENCE [new]
Stamford, Connecticut
Saturday, March 6 - Tuesday, March 9, 1999

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages TESOL Annual Convention
New York, NY
March 8-14, 1999

35. Jahrestagung des Instituts fuer deutsche Sprache (IDS) Sprache und neue
Medien [new]
Mannheim, Germany
16. - 18. March 1999

Colloque International sur La langue maternelle /The Native Tongue[new]
University of Paris 7- Denis Diderot
19-20 March 1999

Individual Differences in Foreign Language Learning: Effects of Aptitude,
Intelligence and Motivation [new]
Department of English
Aoyama Gakuin University,
Shibuya, Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo

****April 1999****

LINGUISTICS ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN
University of Manchester
8 - 10 April 1999 (provisional)

Pacific Northwest Council for Languages 1998 PNCL Conference (50th
Anniversary Celebration
Sheraton Hotel
Tacoma, Washington
April 8-10, 1999

SALSA: Symposium about Language and Society - Austin [new]
University of Texas at Austin
April 9 - 11, 1999.
(Note: The web site still discusses the 1998 SALSA)

2nd International Symposium on Bilingualism [new]
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
14-17 April, 1999 (provisional dates)

"Acquisition of a foreign language: perspectives and research"
PRAGMATIC USES & ACQUISITION OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES [new]
"Acquisition d'une langue etrangere: perspectives et recherches"
USAGES PRAGMATIQUES ET ACQUISITION DES LANGUES ETRANGERES
Universite de la Sorbonne nouvelle-Paris III
April 15- 17th 1999

****June 1999****

4th European Conference on Audiology
Oulu, Finland
June 6th-10th, 1999

PRAGMA99 International Pragmatics Conference on [new]
PRAGMATICS AND NEGOTIATION
Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Tel Aviv and Jerusalem
Israel
June 13-16, 1999

LSA Linguistic Institute [new]
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
June 21-July 30

Conceptual Metaphor in Philosophy, Mathematics and Linguistics with George
Lakoff [new]
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
During the LSA Linguistic Institute
Wednesday, June 23, 1998: 10:00 a.m. -- 9:00 p.m.

Semitic Syntax [new]
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
During the LSA Linguistic Institute
June 23, 26-27, 9am to 6pm

Old Nubian [new]
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
During the LSA Linguistic Institute
June 23, 26, 30, July 3, 7, 10

Language and Consciousness[new]
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
During the LSA Linguistic Institute
June 25-27, 1999

****July 1999****

African Linguistics[new]
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
During the LSA Linguistic Institute
July 2-5:
July 2, 8:00 pm to 10pm: Illini Union, Room A
July 3 and 4, 8:30am to 6pm: Illini Union, Rooms A, B, C
July 5, 8:30am to 5pm: Illini Union, Rooms A, B, C

Fourth International Conference on Oceanic Linguistics and Pacific Area
Contact Linguistics Association
Niue (One of the world's smallest countries, 565 km south of the Samoas in
the South Pacific)
5-9 July 1999 (these dates may be modified a little)

SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARMENIAN LINGUISTICS - [new]
Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INaLCO)
PARIS, JULY 5-9, 1999

South Asian Language Analysis Roundtable [new]
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
During the LSA Linguistic Institute
July 9-11:
July 9, 5pm to 9pm: Illini Union 210
July 10, 8:30 am to 9:00 pm: Illini Union rooms 217, 404, 405 and 210
July 11, 8am to 5pm: Illini Union rooms 404, 405 and 406

The role of Grammatical Functions in Transformational Syntax [new]
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
During the LSA Linguistic Institute
Saturday, July 10, 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 11, 8:00 am - 7:30 pm

The Acquisition of Semantic and Pragmatic Competence [new]
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
During the LSA Linguistic Institute
Saturday, July 10, 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday, July 11, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

6th International Cognitive Lingusitics Conference
Stockholm, Sweden
July 10th though 16th, 1999

Analysis of Bilingual Conversation [new]
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
During the LSA Linguistic Institute
Saturday, July 10, 10:00 am -12:30 pm, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, July 14, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, July 17, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

VIIIth INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS FOR THE STUDY OF
CHILD LANGUAGE [new]
University of the Basque Country
San Sebastian - Donostia
Basque Country - Spain
12-16 July 1999

The Linguistics Classroom: What Works, What Doesn't [new]
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
During the LSA Linguistic Institute
July 16-18, 1999

Language Maintenance and Death: Reports from the Field and Strategies for
the New Millennium [new]
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
During the LSA Linguistic Institute
Saturday, July 17, 2pm to 4.30pm
Sunday, July 18, 2pm to 4.30pm

Role and Reference Grammar [new]
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
During the LSA Linguistic Institute
July 23-25

Basque Linguistics [new]
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
During the LSA Linguistic Institute
July 24-25

****August 1999****

Eleventh European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information [new]
ESSLLI-99
Utrecht, The Netherlands
August 9-20, 1999

Tenth International Conference on Methods in Dialectology [new]
St. John's, Newfoundand
August 1-6 1999

[Flash!]14th International Congress of Phonetic Science
San Francisco Bay Area
August 1-7, 1999 (Dates now available)

The Organizing Committee for the International Association of Applied
Linguistics '99 Tokyo (AILA '99 Tokyo) in conjunction with the Japan
Association of College English Teachers (JACET) and the Japan Association of
Applied Linguistics in JACET (JAAL-in-JACET) are pleased to host the 12th
World Congress
Waseda University
Tokyo
August 2 - 6, 1999.

[Flash!]XV World Congress of FIT(new URL)
(International Federation of Translators)
Mons, Belgium
August 3-5, 1999 Statutory Congress
Aug. 6, 1999 Committees meetings [new]
Aug. 6-10, 1999 Open Congress [new]

XIV International Conference on Historical Linguistics
If you know of any other conferences on related topics planned for either of
these dates or if you know of other reasons for preferring one set of dates
over another, please e-mail Laurel Brinton
Vancouver, Canada
August 9-13 or August 16-20

5th International Conference on Terminology and Knowledge Engineering (TKE
'99)
Innsbruck
24th to 28th, 1999

LSP '99 - Perspectives for the new millenium [new]
Bozen/Bolzano
30th August to 3rd September 1999

****September 1999****

Eurocall '99
Besan≠on
16-18 September 1999

****October 1999****

The Second Biennial Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference
"Challenging Rhetorics: Cross-disciplinary Sites of Feminist Discourse"
[new]
Minneapolis campus of the University of Minnesota
October 7-9, 1999

Autumn 1999

LINGUISTICS ASSOCIATION OF GREAT BRITAIN
University of York
Autumn 1999 (provisional)

****November 1999****

38th Annual Conference of the American Translators Association
St. Louis, Missouri
Regal Riverfront Hotel
November 3-7, 1999

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Conference
Denver, CO
Nov. 18-23, 19

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign LanguagesACTFL CONFERENCE
Dallas, TX
November 19-21, 1999

****Sometime in 2000****

AiML 2000--Advances in Modal Logic 2000
Leipzig, Germany
2000

****February 2000****

SCOLT: Southern Conference on Language Teaching
Atlanta, GA
February, 2000

Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Section Z - Linguistics and the Language Sciences -- should sponsor a number
of lingustics sessions
Washington Sheraton / Omni Shoreham
Washington, DC
17-22 February 2000

****March 2000****

American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Annual Conference [new]
Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver BC CANADA
March 11 - March 14, 2000

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Spring Conference
New York, NY
Mar. 16-18, 2000

TESOL Conventio
Vancouver, CANADA
March 21-25, 2000

****September 2000****

Conference on Kannada Language [new]
Houston, TX. USA
September 02 and 03, 2000

38th Annual Conference of the American Translators Association
Orlando, Florida
Buena Vista Palace Hotel
September 20-24, 2000

****November 2000****

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Conference
Milwaukee, WI
Nov. 16-21, 2000

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages ACTFL CONFERENCE
Boston, MA
November 17-19, 2000

****February 2001****

Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Section Z - Linguistics and the Language Sciences -- should sponsor a number
of lingustics sessions
San Francisco Hilton / Hotel Nikko
San Francisco
15-20 February 200

American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Annual Conference [new]
Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, MO
February 24 - February 27, 2001

****March 2001****

TESOL Convention
St. Louis, MO
Probably March or April, 2001

****February 2002****

Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Section Z - Linguistics and the Language Sciences -- should sponsor a number
of lingustics sessions
Hynes Convention Center / Sheraton Boston / Marriott Copley Place
Boston
14-19 February 2002

****March 2002****

TESOL Convention
Salt Lake City, UT
Probably March or April, 2002

****April 2002****

American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Annual Conference [new]
Salt Lake City Hilton, Salk Lake City, UT
April 6 - April 9, 2002

****Sometime in 2003****

American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Annual Conference [new]
Baltimore, MD
2003

****March 2003****

TESOL Convention
Baltimore, MD
Probably March or April, 2003

Last update 06 October 1998