8.1652, Calls: Language & Society, Logic, Lang & Computation

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-8-1652. Mon Nov 17 1997. ISSN: 1068-4875.

Subject: 8.1652, Calls: Language & Society, Logic, Lang & Computation

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1)
Date:  Mon, 17 Nov 1997 09:31:13 +1200
From:  Paul.Warren at vuw.ac.nz
Subject:  NZ Language & Society Conference

2)
Date:  Mon, 17 Nov 1997 17:03:06 +0100 (MET)
From:  Patrick Blackburn <patrick at CoLi.Uni-SB.DE>
Subject:  ITALLC98

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Date:  Mon, 17 Nov 1997 09:31:13 +1200
From:  Paul.Warren at vuw.ac.nz
Subject:  NZ Language & Society Conference

Second Circular

The Sixth New Zealand Language and Society conference

Victoria University of Wellington

28th-30th June 1998.

This conference will include paper and poster sessions, and
symposia/workshops on language and gender, language policy and education,
Maori language issues and sociolinguistic methodology.

Plenary speakers are Jenny Cheshire, Walt Wolfram, Janet Holmes.

Submission deadline for papers and posters is 28th March 1998.

Full details are available on our web page http://www.vuw.ac.nz/lals/LandS/

Please send email to Language-Society at vuw.ac.nz.


-------------------------------- Message 2 -------------------------------

Date:  Mon, 17 Nov 1997 17:03:06 +0100 (MET)
From:  Patrick Blackburn <patrick at CoLi.Uni-SB.DE>
Subject:  ITALLC98



                   Third International Conference on
              Information-Theoretic Approaches to Logic,
                       Language, and Computation

                           Hsi-tou, Taiwan

                          16-19 June, 1998


This conference aims to bring together researchers who use
information-theoretic tools to address issues in the cognitive
sciences, broadly conceived to include Computer Science, Linguistics,
Logic, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology.  It will be the third of
a series of conferences on information-theoretic approaches, and the
sixth of a series of conferences on situation theory and its
applications.

1998 is the 50th anniversary of Shannon's pioneering work.  The
intervening years have seen classical information theory become a
mature subject, and the birth of other approaches to the study of
information, such as situation theory and dynamic logic. This
conference welcomes submissions from all traditions in the study of
information.

The conference will take place in a lodge in Hsi-tou, a bamboo forest
in the central mountains of Taiwan. The location offers both excellent
facilities and relative isolation. It is one of the most beautiful
parts of Taiwan, close to Sun-Moon lake, one of Taiwan's aboriginal
villages, and the peaks of the Central Mountain Range, which at 14,000
feet are some of the highest mountains in Asia outside the Himalayas.


INVITED SPEAKERS:

	David Beaver (Linguistics, Stanford)
        Nick Chater (Psychology, Warwick)
        David Israel (AI Center, SRI and CSLI, Stanford)
        Michiel van Lambalgen (Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam)
	Greg Mulhauser (British Telecom Laboratories)

 (Further invited speakers are expected to be announced.)

TOPICS:

 We solicit papers on the following topics:

   * Foundations and applications of various approaches
     to the study of information, for example:
      -Shannon-Weaver communication theory
      -Barwise-Seligman Channel theory
      -Situation Theory
      -Dynamic Semantics
      -Dretske's semantic theory of information
   * Information-based approaches to the syntax, semantics and
     pragmatics of natural language
   * Information-based approaches to philosophy of mind, consciousness
     studies, and epistemology
   * Information-theoretic approaches to cognitive psychology
   * Information-theoretic approaches to induction and learning
   * Probabilistic methods in epistemology and logic
   * Theory change, including Belief Revision and Bayesian approaches

 Papers on related subjects will also be considered. Papers of
interest to an interdisciplinary audience are particularly welcome.

SUBMISSIONS:

Authors are invited to submit an **extended abstract** of at most 10
pages by e-mail to

     ITALLC98 at coli.uni-sb.de

(using `ITALLC98 Submission' as the subject line).  The cover page
should include title, authors and contact details of the corresponding
author. Submission of postscript files is strongly encouraged, though
LaTeX and plain text is fine too.

Although we prefer email submissions, we will also accept abstracts
sent by regular mail.  Please send such 6 copies of such submissions to:
     Patrick Blackburn
     Computerlinguistik
     University of Saarland
     D-66041 Saarbruecken
     Germany

The DEADLINE for submissions is

     December 15, 1997.

The date of NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE is

     February 15, 1998.

The accepted abstracts will appear on a World Wide Web server.  The
revised proceedings of previous meetings have been published as
volumes in CSLI's Lecture Notes series.  We anticipate publishing a
similar volume from the proceedings of this conference.

The ITALLC98 website is

    http://www.phil.ccu.edu.tw/~itallc98/home.html

This site is mirrored at:

    http://www.lgu.ac.uk/itallc98/home.html
    http://www.mic.atr.co.jp/~ashimoji/ITALLC98/home.html



PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Patrick Blackburn (Chair), Nick Braisby,
                    Lawrence Cavedon, Sheila Glasbey, Atsushi Shimojima.


ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Jerry Seligman (Chair), Allen Houng, Kuo-Wei Lee,
		       Cheng-Houng Lin, Jim Tai, Ovid Zheng,
                         Patrick Blackburn (Program Liaison)






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