14.536, Calls: Formal Grammar/Indigenous Literatures

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Subject: 14.536, Calls: Formal Grammar/Indigenous Literatures

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1)
Date:  Sun, 16 Feb 2003 09:20:38 +0200 (IST)
From:  Shuly Wintner <shuly at cs.haifa.ac.il>
Subject:  8th conference on Formal Grammar

2)
Date:  Mon, 17 Feb 2003 15:07:21 +0100
From:  Nicholas Ostler <nostler at chibcha.demon.co.uk>
Subject:  Indigenous Literatures Panel for the International Colloquium for Vernacular Studies

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

Date:  Sun, 16 Feb 2003 09:20:38 +0200 (IST)
From:  Shuly Wintner <shuly at cs.haifa.ac.il>
Subject:  8th conference on Formal Grammar

            FGVienna: The 8th conference on Formal Grammar
                         Collocated with the
      European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
                  Vienna, Austria, 16-17 August 2003

                  http://cs.haifa.ac.il/~shuly/fg03/

			Second Call for Papers
Background

FGVienna is the 8th conference on Formal Grammar held in conjunction
with the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information,
which takes place in 2003 in Vienna.  Previous meetings were held in
Barcelona (1995), Prague (1996), Aix-en-Provence (1997), Saarbruecken
(1998), Utrecht (1999, Helsinki (2001) and Trento (2002).

Aims and Scope

FGVienna provides a forum for the presentation of new and original
research on formal grammar, with particular regard to the application of
formal methods to natural language analysis.
Themes of interest include, but are not limited to,
    * formal and computational phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics
      and pragmatics;
    * model-theoretic and proof-theoretic methods in linguistics;
    * constraint-based and resource-sensitive approaches to grammar;
    * learnability of formal grammar;
    * integration of stochastic and symbolic models of grammar;
    * foundational, methodological and architectural issues in grammar.
Previous conferences in this series have welcomed papers from a wide
variety of frameworks.

Invited Speakers

We are pleased to announce two invited talks by distinguished
researchers:

    * Walter Daelemans, University of Antwerp and Tilburg University
    * Geoffrey K. Pullum, University of California, Santa Cruz

Submission Details

We invite *e-mail* submissions of 30-minute papers (including questions,
comments, and discussion). A submission should consist of two parts:

   1. an information sheet (in plain text), containing:
          * title,
          * the name of the author(s),
          * affiliation(s),
          * e-mail and postal address(es).
   2. an *anonymous* paper, consisting of a description of not more than
      8 pages, including figures and references. Papers should be sent
      as email attachments in plain text (ASCII), PostScript or PDF.
      Preparation of the manuscript in LaTeX is highly recommended.

Submissions should be sent to shuly at cs.haifa.ac.il (Shuly Wintner).

Proceedings

A full version of each accepted paper will be included in the conference
proceedings, to be distributed at the conference. Revised versions will
also be made available after the conference as CSLI Publications Online
Proceedings.

Important Dates

    * March 15, 2003: Deadline for submissions
    * May 1, 2003: Notification of acceptance
    * May 28, 2003: Final version due
    * August 16-17, 2003: Conference dates

Program Committee

    * Gosse Bouma (Groningen)
    * Chris Brew (Ohio State)
    * Miriam Butt (Manchester)
    * Philippe de Groote (Nancy)
    * Maarten de Rijke (Amsterdam)
    * Mark Hepple (Sheffield)
    * Ruth Kempson (London)
    * Andras Kornai (Northern Light)
    * Geert-Jan Kruijff (Saarbruecken)
    * Guido Minnen (Motorola)
    * Uwe Moennich (Tuebingen)
    * Michael Moortgat (Utrecht)
    * Mark-Jan Nederhof (Groningen)
    * James Rogers (Earlham)
    * Anoop Sarkar (Simon Fraser)

Formal Grammar organizing committee

    * Gerhard Jaeger, ZAS Berlin/University of Potsdam
    * Paola Monachesi, OTS Utrecht
    * Gerald Penn, University of Toronto
    * Shuly Wintner, University of Haifa


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

Date:  Mon, 17 Feb 2003 15:07:21 +0100
From:  Nicholas Ostler <nostler at chibcha.demon.co.uk>
Subject:  Indigenous Literatures Panel for the International Colloquium for Vernacular Studies

The 2003 The International Colloquium for Vernacular, Hispanic, Historical,
American and Folklore Studies will take place in Puebla, Mexico from 9 to
12 October 2003.

Panels on indigenous literatures of the Americas are currently being
organised, and contributions from all perspectives are welcome to explore
topics such as: particular writers, texts or genres; emerging and
re-emerging literatures in both oral and written media; literatures within
their social, political and cultural contexts, including revitalization
movements; issues of access and control, including literacy and
translation; and the encounter of the indigenous and non-indigenous worlds
in indigenous texts.

The Vernacular Congress began as a cultural section of the Congress of the
Americas, which itself was established after the 1994 economic crisis made
it difficult for Latin American academics to attend meetings in the United
States. The 2001 Congress of the Americas attracted more than 900 papers.
For more information visit:

http://www.ipsonet.org/vernacular/index.html

Abstracts in English or Spanish, of 500-word maximum length, are accepted
until Tuesday, April the 1st, 2003. Please include a short bio including
current academic affiliation. All abstracts and/or questions must be
emailed to the Area Chair:  mbrown at saturn.vcu.edu

R. McKenna Brown, PhD
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and
Director, International Studies Program
Virginia Commonwealth University
310 North Shafer Street, Room 201
PO Box 843080
Richmond, Virginia 23284-3080
804.827.1671  fax 804.225.3479
http://www.has.vcu.edu/int/
voice mail 804.278.0216

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