15.3450, Calls: General Ling/Scotland, UK; General Ling/USA

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Subject: 15.3450, Calls: General Ling/Scotland, UK; General Ling/USA                                                                                                                                                             

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1)
Date: 08-Dec-2004
From: Ruth Kempson < ruth.kempson at kcl.ac.uk >
Subject: Foundations of Natural-Language Grammar 

2)
Date: 06-Dec-2004
From: Deborah Champion < dchampion at georgiasouthern.edu >
Subject: 36th Annual Conference on African Linguistics 
 

	
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Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2004 13:03:02
From: Ruth Kempson < ruth.kempson at kcl.ac.uk >
Subject: Foundations of Natural-Language Grammar 
 

Full Title: Foundations of Natural-Language Grammar 
Short Title: ESSLLI Workshop 

Date: 16-Aug-2005 - 20-Aug-2005
Location: Edinburgh, UK, United Kingdom 
Contact Person: Ruth Kempson
Meeting Email: kempson at dcs.kcl.ac.uk
Web Site:
http://semantics.phil.kcl.ac.uk/ldsnl/ESSLLI05-Workshop-Foundations_of_Natural_Language_Grammar/index.htm

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 09-Mar-2005 

Meeting Description:

There has been growing interest across a number of theoretical frameworks
in defining grammar formalisms for natural language which make available
stronger   forms of psychological interpretation of the formalism than is
standard, giving rise to new ways of  articulating  the relationship
between grammar formalism and  natural-language data.  This workshop aims
to provide a forum for explicit discussion of these and other foundational
issues in articulating grammar formalisms for natural language. 

CALL FOR PAPERS
Foundations of Natural-Language Grammar
http://semantics.phil.kcl.ac.uk/ldsnl/ESSLLI05-Workshop-Foundations_of_Natural_Language_Grammar/index.htm
August 16th-20th, 2005

Organized as part of
European Summer School of Logic, Language and Information
ESSLLI 2005 http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/esslli05/
9-20th August, 2005 in Edinburgh

Workshop Organizers:
Ruth Kempson, kempson at dcs.kcl.ac.uk
Glyn Morrill, morrill at lsi.upc.es

Workshop Purpose:
Both logic and computation bring standards to bear on grammar formalism
which raise challenges for its psychological interpretation. In recent
years approaches have consolidated their methodology in ways which are
sometimes similar, sometimes distinct.  On the one hand, opposing views
often sustain an essentially common methodology: amongst these are the
disputes over the relationship between syntax and semantics within a
grammar,  the number of levels to be articulated in a grammar, and the
nature of the mappings between them.  On the other hand, in recent years, 
there has been growing interest across a number of theoretical frameworks
in defining grammar formalisms for natural language which make available
stronger forms of psychological interpretation of the formalism than is
standard, giving rise to new ways of  articulating  the relationship
between grammar formalism and  natural-language data.  This workshop aims
to provide a forum for explicit discussion of these and other foundational
issues in articulating grammar formalisms for natural language.  

The workshop aims to bring together not only colleagues with established
work in individual research programs, but also advanced PhD students and
researchers, so that both groups can present and discuss foundational
issues underpinning their work with colleagues and researchers working in
affiliated fields.

Workshop Topics:
Papers that address the following questions will in particular be encouraged:
What are the levels of grammar?
What is representation and what is derivation?
How are psychological interpretations of grammar formalism to be made?
What is the relation between universal grammar and grammar formalism?
What is the relation between anaphora construal and grammar-internal
mechanisms?
What is the relation between grammar and parser?
What is the relation between grammar and dialogue?
What is the relation between logic, computation and grammar?
Amongst formalisms of which we would hope to have representatives are:
Minimalism, TAG, HPSG, LFG, Model-theoretic syntax, Categorial grammar
(TLG, TTG, CCG, pregroup),  Higher Order Grammar, Dynamic Syntax,
Dependency grammar.

Submission details:
Authors are invited to submit an abstract of not more than two pages for a
contribution to the workshop.  All contributions will be for 35-minute
presentations with 10 minutes for discussion. The following formats are
accepted: PDF, PS, Word, ASCII text, TEX.   Please send your submission
electronically to ruth kempson at kempson at dcs.kcl.ac.uk by March 9th 2005.
 Submissions, which should be anonymous, should be accompanied by
indication in the accompanying mail message of the author(s), affiliation,
and an email address for correspondence. The submissions will be reviewed
by the workshop's programme committee.  

Invited Speakers  
Marcus Kracht, UCLA, US.
Stuart Shieber, Harvard, US.

Workshop Programme Committee :
Tim Fernando, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Hans-Martin Gaertner, ZAS, Berlin, Germany.
Gerhard Jaeger, University of Bielefeld, Germany.
Ruth Kempson, KCL, London, UK.
Marcus Kracht, UCLA, US.
Glyn Morrill, Universitat Polit├Ęcnica.
de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
Paul Piwek, ITRI, Brighton, UK.
Yoad Winter, Technion,  Haifa, Israel.

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 16th-20th.

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.

Further Information:
About the workshop:
http://semantics.phil.kcl.ac.uk/ldsnl/ESSLLI05-Workshop-Foundations_of_Natural_Language_Grammar/index.htm
About ESSLLI:  
http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/esslli05/



	
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Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2004 13:03:06
From: Deborah Champion < dchampion at georgiasouthern.edu >
Subject: 36th Annual Conference on African Linguistics 

	

Full Title: 36th Annual Conference on African Linguistics 
Short Title: ACAL 36 

Date: 31-Mar-2005 - 03-Apr-2005
Location: Savannah, GA, United States of America 
Contact Person: Deborah Champion
Meeting Email: dchampion at georgiasouthern.edu
Web Site: http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/acal.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics 

Call Deadline: 05-Jan-2005 

Meeting Description:

36th Annual Conference on African Linguistics 
Shifting the Center of Africanism: Language, Economic Regionalism, and
Globalization. 

The 2005 ACAL call for proposals has been extended.  The new proposal
submission deadline is January 5, 2005.  The conference will be held March
31-April 3, 2005 in Savannah, Georgia, USA.  Please visit the conference
website at http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/acal for detailed
information on the conference schedule and sessions, accommodations, and
related links.  You may also complete your registration online from the site.  
 
If you are or know someone interested in presenting at or attending the
conference, please visit the submission page:

http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/alacsubmitonline.html

Abstracts must be written in English. Submission by fax is not acceptable.
 
Topics include, but are not limited to...
 
- Traditional Linguistics: Syntax, Morphology, Phonetics, Semantics,
Sociolinguistics, and Pragmatics
 
- Applications: Language use, Language acquisition, Language learning,
Language planning, and Computational linguistics
 
Please feel free to contact Deborah Champion
(dchampion at georgiasouthern.edu) or Jeremy Foreman
(jforeman at georgiasouthern.edu) for additional information.


 



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