15.3443, Calls: General Ling/Croatia; Computational Ling/Scotland

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Subject: 15.3443, Calls: General Ling/Croatia; Computational Ling/Scotland

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Date: 07-Dec-2004
From: Marija Brala < mb250 at gmx.net >
Subject: Space and Time in Language and Literature

Date: 06-Dec-2004
From: Jennifer Spenader < j.spenader at gmail.com >
Subject: Cross-Modular Approaches to Ellipsis

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Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2004 17:27:28
From: Marija Brala < mb250 at gmx.net >
Subject: Space and Time in Language and Literature

Full Title: Space and Time in Language and Literature
Short Title: STLL05

Date: 22-Apr-2005 - 23-Apr-2005
Location: Rijeka, Croatia
Contact Person: Marija Brala
Meeting Email: mb250 at gmx.net
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Linguistic Fields: General linguistics (theoretical, applied, cognitive);
Science and Literature, Literature

Call Deadline: 10-Feb-2005

Meeting Description:

22-23 April 2005, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Linguistics - Marija Brala (University of Rijeka)
Literature - Branka Kalogjera (University of Rijeka)

Keynote speaker: Dr. Henriette Hendriks (University of Cambridge, UK)

STLL 2005 is aimed at providing a setting for presentations of innovative
work, both theoretical and empirical, relative to the expression of time
and/or space within natural languages. The aim is to compare and contrast
the structure of spatiality and temporality both at the conceptual and at
the lexical levels, and try to do so from an interdisciplinary perspective.
The rationale behind the aim is that crosslinguistic and interdisciplinary
approaches provide the best grounds for testing existing and drawing new
hypotheses about language.

Suggested topics include (but are not restricted to):

-  Organization and expression of space in language
-  Organization and expression of time in language
-  Crosslinguistic analyses of space and/or time expression in language
and/or literature
-  Space and/or time at the lexicon ? syntax interface
-  (Interaction between) spatiality and temporality, and structure of the
-  Linearity, history and historicity in literature
-  Cycle and myth in literature

Other relevant topics are welcome.

Papers will be 20 minutes in length, followed by a 10-minute discussion

Anonymous one-page (300 words) abstracts of submissions (including
references) should be sent to mb250 at gmx.net no later than February 10,
2005. Please, give your affiliation, postal address and phone/fax numbers
in the text of the message. A decision about the acceptance of papers will
be made by February 25, 2005.

A selection of papers will be published in a special issue of the journal
'Views and Voices', Zagar Publ.

The registration fee for the conference is 30 euros for the general public
(only attending), and 20 euros for those presenting a paper. The reduced
student fee is 10 euros.  The fee covers refreshments during the conference
and a book of abstracts.

On the afternoon of the second day of the conference a trip to Istria will
be organised.

For further details contact:

Dr Marija Brala
Department of English
University of Rijeka

phone:  +385-911-480360
email address:  mb250 at gmx.net

-------------------------Message 2 ----------------------------------
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2004 17:27:37
From: Jennifer Spenader < j.spenader at gmail.com >
Subject: Cross-Modular Approaches to Ellipsis

Full Title: Cross-Modular Approaches to Ellipsis

Date: 08-Aug-2005 - 12-Aug-2005
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Jennifer Spenader
Meeting Email: j.spenader at gmail.com
Web Site: http://odur.let.rug.nl/~spenader/Ellipsis_Workshop.html

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis;
Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 09-Mar-2005

Meeting Description:

Workshop on the nature and function of ellipsis from a discourse
perspective, focusing also on current methods of dealing with ellipsis in
NLP applications.

Organized as part of the 17th European Summer School on Logic,
Language and Information (ESSLLI) August 8-19, 2005, Edinburgh, Scotland

Call for Papers


The area of ellipsis resolution and generation has long been neglected in
work on natural language processing, and there are few examples of systems
or computational algorithms. However, the misuse or non-use of ellipsis in
highly preferred contexts can make a dialogue difficult to understand
similar to the way inappropriate referential expressions can impede
comprehension. This workshop will provide a forum for researchers to
present data that give insights into the nature and function of ellipsis
from a discourse perspective as well as present methods to deal with
ellipsis in NLP applications.

Additionally, we encourage discussion about how information from several
knowledge sources (syntax, semantics, pragmatics, world knowledge) can be
used to resolve and generate elliptical expressions, emphasizing approaches
that draw on empirical results or have been tested in actual implementations.

More specifically, we encourage contributions related to :

* implemented ellipsis resolution algorithms that incorporate information
from more than one linguistic module

* appropriate generation of ellipsis

* studies of ellipsis in dialogue and the relation of ellipsis to discourse

* formalized treatments of ellipsis that incorporate semantic, pragmatic
and discourse structural information

* corpus studies of ellipitical phenomena

* elicitation tasks that give insights into interpretation or generation of
elliptical phenomena

Submission details:
Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract. Submissions should not
exceed 6 pages. The following formats are accepted: PDF, PS, ASCII text.
Please send your submission by email to j.spenader at gmail.com by the
deadline listed below. As reviewing will be blind, please refrain from
including identifying information on submitted abstracts. Instead the
accompanying email should contain contact information about the author(s).
The submissions will be reviewed by the workshop's Program Committee and
additional reviewers. The accepted papers will appear in the workshop
proceedings published by ESSLLI. The final versions will be done and latex
and more information will be given later to accepted authors.

Workshop format:
The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants. It
will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive days in
the first or second week (not yet determined) of ESSLLI. There will be two
slots for paper presentation and discussion per session. On the first day
the workshop organizers will give an introduction to the topic.

Invited speakers:
Dan Hardt (Copenhagen Business School)
Gerhard Jaeger (University of Bielefield)

Important Dates:
Submissions: March 9, 2005
Notification: April 18, 2005
Preliminary programme: April 23, 2005
ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2005
Final papers for proceedings: May 18, 2005
Final programme: June 22, 2005
Workshop dates: August 8-12, 2005

Workshop Organizers:
Jennifer Spenader (j.spenader at gmail.com)
Petra Hendriks (p.hendriks at let.rug.nl)

Program Committee:
Maria Aloni (University of Amsterdam)
Gosse Bouma (University of Groningen)
Oesten Dahl (Stockholm University)
Dan Hardt (Copenhagen Business School)
Jack Hoeksema (University of Groningen)
Gerhard Jaeger (University of Bielefield)
Jason Merchant (University of Chicago)
Mariet Theune (University of Twente)

Local Arrangements:

All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to
register for ESSLLI. The registration fee for authors presenting a paper
will correspond to the early student/workshop speaker registration fee.
Moreover, a number of additional fee waiver grants will be made available
by the OC on a competitive basis and workshop participants are eligible to
apply for those. There will be no reimbursement for travel costs and
accommodation. Workshop speakers who have difficulty in finding funding
should contact the local organizing committee to ask for the possibilities
for a grant.

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