14.638, Calls: Direct Reference/Corpora & Historical Ling

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Subject: 14.638, Calls: Direct Reference/Corpora & Historical Ling

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Date:  Wed, 05 Mar 2003 06:11:54 +0000
From:  klaus.heusinger at uni-konstanz.de
Subject:  Direct Reference and Specificity

Date:  Wed, 05 Mar 2003 14:30:35 +0000
From:  claus.pusch at romanistik.uni-freiburg.de
Subject:  Corpora and Historical Linguistics

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

Date:  Wed, 05 Mar 2003 06:11:54 +0000
From:  klaus.heusinger at uni-konstanz.de
Subject:  Direct Reference and Specificity

Direct Reference and Specificity

Short Title: DirRefSpec
Location: Vienna, Austria
Date: 18-AUG-03 - 22-AUG-03

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2003

Web Site: http://ling.uni-konstanz.de/DirRefSpec/

Contact Person: Klaus von Heusinger
Meeting Email: klaus.heusinger at uni-konstanz.de
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics

This is a session of the following conference:
15th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

Meeting Description:
The workshop's aim is to bring together perspectives and results from
linguistics and philosophy on the related subjects of direct reference
and specificity.
18-22 August 2003

The workshop is part of 15th European Summerschool in Logic, Language
and Information (ESSLLI), in Vienna, Austria (see

	Klaus von Heusinger, University of Konstanz
	Hans Kamp, University of Stuttgart

	Barbara Abbott (confirmed)
	Donka Farkas (confirmed)
	Bart Geurts (confirmed)
	Philippe Schlenker (confirmed)
	Ede Zimmermann (confirmed)

Direct reference has been a central concern within the Philosophy of
Language since the path-breaking work of Kaplan and Kripke in the late
60s and early 70s. The concept is equally important for Linguistics,
however, as it enters into the interpretation process of certain
natural language expressions (definite NPs such as proper names,
demonstratives and definite descriptions). Specificity, on the other
hand, is a more recent concept in the semantics of indefinite NPs. The
concepts have much in common, however, and each is important for both
Linguistics and Philosophy of Language and Logic. The workshop will
focus on these similarities (as well as on the differences).
Suggested topics:
- Is specificity the ''direct-reference''-mood for indefinites?
- What can we learn from the analysis of specific indefinites for the
referential properties of various definite NPs?
- What are the linguistic (universal or language particular) means to
mark direct reference /specificity?
- How are direct reference/specificity with questions of mental

Abstracts are invited for forty-five-minute talks (thirty minutes for
presentation plus fifteen minutes for discussion). Please submit an
abstract (not more than four pages), preferably by email (pdf, ps and
word-files are accepted). Send submissions to: Klaus von Heusinger, FB
Sprachwissenschaft, Universitaet Konstanz, Fach D 185, D-78457
Konstanz, Germany, e-mail to: klaus.heusinger at uni-konstanz.de

	All submissions must be received by March 15st, 2003.
	Notification of acceptance will be emailed by the end of April.


15 March 2003	deadline for abstracts
30 April 2003	notification of acceptance
June 2003	final program
18-22 August 	workshop

See also the workshop-homepage:

Please note that all workshop participants must register for
ESSLLI2003. Early registration fees apply to authors of accepted
papers. For further information about the upcoming ESSLLI 2003, please
contact the Organizing Committee in Vienna:
Norbert Preining, Kurt Gödel Society, c/o Institut für
Computersprachen Technische Universität Wien, Favoritenstrasse 9, A -
1040 Vienna, Austria Tel. +43-1-58801-18503, Fax +43-1-58801-18597,
email: esslli03 at logic.at

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Date:  Wed, 05 Mar 2003 14:30:35 +0000
From:  claus.pusch at romanistik.uni-freiburg.de
Subject:  Corpora and Historical Linguistics

2nd Freiburg Workshop on Romance Corpus Linguistics: Corpora and
Historical Linguistics

Short Title: Romance Corpus Linguistics
Location: Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Date: 11-SEP-03 - 13-SEP-03

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2003

Web Site: http://www.corpora-romanica.net

Contact Person: Claus D. Pusch
Meeting Email: info at corpora-romanica.net
Linguistic Subfield(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The 2nd Freiburg Workshop on Romance Corpus Linguistics: ''Corpora and
Historical Linguistics - Investigating language change through corpora
and databases'' will focus on the constitution of historical corpora
and on the use of such corpora in the study of issues related to the
diachrony of Romance languages.

The 2nd Freiburg Workshop on Romance Corpus Linguistics will be
dedicated to the question how the methods and techniques of modern
corpus linguistics can be used in order to investigate diachronic
language change, and which innovative insights may result from the
application of corpus linguistic methods in the field of historical
linguistics. Language change shall be considered, in this context, on
different levels: as long-term change that modifies profoundly the
language(s) involved, even altering its (their) typologic structure, a
type of language change that may be studied through corpora with
important diachronic extension only; and as middle- or short-term
change, that may emerge from the comparison of very few text or
speaker generations already and for which the constitution of corpora
with reduced diachronic depth is sufficient.

The conference will include the following two panels:

* Panel A: ''Corpus projects, language data management and tools for
analysis'': this panel will be open for the presentation of currently
on-going or completed corpus and database projects; the main focus
will be on projects with a historical perspective on long-, medium- or
short-term language change;

* Panel B: ''Corpus-based diachronic studies on Romance languages'':
for this panel, contributions on specific questions on diachronic
developments in Romance, empirically based on corpora or databases,
are invited.

Keynote speakers:
* Marisol López Martínez (Instituto da Lingua Galega, Santiago de
Compostela / Spain)
* Christiane Marchello-Nizia (ENS LSH + CNRS, Paris / France)
* Ana Maria Martins (Centro de Lingui­stica da Universidade de Lisboa
/ Portugal)
* Dieter Wanner (Ohio State University, Columbus / USA)

A half-day para-workshop, directed by Sophie Prévost (ENS + CNRS
Paris, France) and Serge Heiden (ENS LSH Lyon / France), will be
organized within the conference, where the machine-readable treatment
and mark-up of historical texts and diachronic language data will be
exemplified, illustrated and discussed.

Paper submissions: Please submit paper proposals for any of the two
panels by sending an abstract (approx. 250 words) including your name,
academic affiliation, mail and e-mail address. Abstracts in electronic
form (ASCII, MS-WORD or PDF files), sent by e-mail attachment to
info at corpora-romanica.net, are strongly encouraged. Deadline for
submission is March 15th, 2003. Papers may be read in German, any
Romance language, and English. Confirmation of acceptance will be sent
out before April 10th, 2003. If there are more proposals than panel
slots, a part of the contributions will be presented during a poster

For detailed information on the conference venue, on the registration
procedure and fees, social program, travel and accomodation, please
have a look at the conference web-site at
http://www.corpora-romanica.net (where a downloadable registration
form is available), or contact the workshop's convenor:

Claus D. Pusch
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Romanisches Seminar
Werthmannplatz 3, D-79085 Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany)
Fax ++49 / 7 61 / 2 03 31 95,
E-mail info at corpora-romanica.net			

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