Appel: RLMG (ESSLLI Workshop)

Philippe Blache pb at
Wed Mar 10 13:37:10 UTC 1999

From: RLMG <rlmg at>

Dear colleagues,

This is the last CFP for the ESSLLI99 workshop on Resource Logics and
Minimalist Grammars. Invited speakers have not yet been chosen, since
this depends in part on who will be participating in ESSLLI. Details
about the opportunity to submit papers for possible publication in the
new electronic journal "Language and Computation" will be provided to
authors with the notification of acceptance.  As this last CFP comes
late, please send an email to rlmg at if you intend to submit
something which is not yet fully ready to be sent.

Christian Retoré & Edward Stabler

ESSLLI`99 workshop on
(deadline for submissions: March 15th 1999)
Utrecht, 16-20 August 1999

Christian Retoré (IRISA, Rennes)
Edward Stabler (UCLA, Los Angeles)

E-mail: rlmg at

A workshop held as part of the 11th European Summer School in Logic,
Language and Information (ESSLLI`99), August 9-20 1999, Utrecht

Last call for papers

ESSLLI`99: The main focus of the European Summer Schools in Logic, Language
and Information is the interface between linguistics, logic and computation.
It is organized under the auspices of the European Association for Logic,
Language and Information (FoLLI). Foundational, introductory and advanced
courses together with workshops cover a wide variety of topics within six
areas of interest: Logic, Computation, Language, Logic and Computation,
Computation and Language, Language and Logic.  Previous summer schools have
been highly successful, attracting around 500 students from Europe and
elsewhere.  The school has developed into an important meeting place and
forum for discussion for students and researchers interested in the
interdisciplinary study of Logic, Language and Information. ESSLLI-99 will
take place at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, August 9-20. In
its second week it will feature a worskshop on resource logics and
minimalist grammars.  Its aim is to provide a forum for advanced Ph.D.
students and other researchers to present and discuss their work on the
connection between minimalist grammars and resource logics.

WORKSHOP BACKGROUND: There has been a growing interest in connections
between resource-logical theories of grammar and the minimalist grammars of
the transformational tradition in syntax. A good understanding of these
connections will reveal substantial differences that can be debated, and the
prospects also look good for identifying a valuable common ground. In
particular, the rich descriptive tradition of transformational theory may
become more accessible to resource-logical frameworks, and the relatively
well-understood mathematical foundations of resource-logical frameworks may
stimulate a more sophisticated understanding of the mechanisms of minimalist
grammars. Linear logic is a neat and well studied logic from a proof
theoretical perspective which is able to handle both logic for syntax (like
the Lambek calculus) and logic for semantics (like intuitionistic logic),
and it also appears to be a sensible framework for a logical treatment of
minimalist grammars.

This workshop aims to bring together PhD students and other researchers in
the respective traditions to explore these developments. Topics of interest
include but are not limited to:

   * applications of linear logic, multimodal categorial logic, and other
     resource logics to linguistic problems
   * formal and computational studies of minimalist and other generative
   * studies of linguistic semantics from the perspective of either
   * assessments of the common ground and differences among these approaches
     to language

WORKSHOP AIMS: This workshop aims to:

   * provide a setting for researchers from various traditions to present
     and discuss recent work on resource logics and minimalist grammars
   * facilitate the exchange of ideas between researchers working in these
     respective areas
   * foster a spirit of collaborative research

CALL FOR PAPERS: Researchers in the area, including PhD students and young
researchers, are invited to submit short papers (between 8 and 12 pages
long) describing their thesis/research topic, approach and results. Talks
will be 20 minutes long, with 10 minutes for discussion/questions. Authors
are also encouraged to submit a list of topics they would like to see
discussed at the workshop. This will help to identify issues for discussion
and debate.


Submissions should be sent to: rlmg at
Submissions will be accepted in the form of either PostScript or
self-contained LaTex.

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by May 1st 1998. The deadline
for receipt of revised papers to appear in the workshop proceedings is June 1st

WORKSHOP FORMAT: The workshop will consist of five sessions of 90 minutes
each held over five days. There will be either two or three presentations at
each session with time for questions and discussion. It is hoped to have at
least one invited paper from a senior researcher working in the field.

PUBLICATION: After the workshop, authors will have the opportunity to submit
papers for possible publication in the new electronic journal "Language and
Computation" (,
which is supported by Oxford University Press. There will be
more details in the next announcement.

REGISTRATION: Workshop contributors will be required to register for

March 15th, 99: Deadline for submissions
May 1st, 99: Notification of acceptance
June 1st, 99: Deadline for final copy
August 16th,  99: Start of workshop

FURTHER INFORMATION: To obtain further information about ESSLLI-99
please visit the ESSLLI-99 home page at or send an
email to  esslli99 at .
For further information on the workshop visit the site  of the workshop  or send an email to rlmg at

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