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FYI: Hale Tribute, Semantics School, New Journal

Author: Karlos Arregi

FYI Body: A tribute to Kenneth Hale on the occasion of his retirement in Spring
1999 is being organized on the web. We hope to offer him a tribute by
collecting testimonies and memories from people for whom Ken and his
work have been important. Contributions are welcome from Ken's
colleagues, students, family, friends--anyone who thinks Ken has been
important in their lives.

As contributions are collected, they will be periodically posted to
the web page, and upon Ken's retirement on April 23, they will be
printed and presented to him.

This project is intended to be more personal than scholarly, and so
papers of a linguistic or academic nature should not be submitted.
Ideal contributions will mention the general influence that Ken has
had on your life and work, and may also contain reminiscences of
particular events that you feel illustrate a part of Ken that everyone
has come to recognize and appreciate him for.

We would like as many people as possible to contribute to this
project, so please help us to spread the word to anyone you think
would be interested.

*** Needless to say, it is supposed to be a surprise for Ken, so
please do not tell him! ***

If you would like to contribute to this web page, guidelines and
further information may be found at the following URL:


The deadline for submissions is 22 April 1999 at noon (Eastern US
Time), so please visit soon!

Karlos Arregi



BOLZANO, 6-10 September 1999






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General information:

1. Attendance to the school will be limited to about 30 participants.
2. A hotel list will be sent upon notification of acceptance. Hotel costs
in Bolzano range between 70,000 and 250,000 Italian Liras per day, full board.
3. Each speaker will give 4 lectures, with ample time for discussion.
4. All lectures will be in English.
5. The lectures will be given at Castel Maretsch, downtown, starting
September 6, at 9 a.m.
6. A small number of boursaries are available to qualified students to mee
the costs of participation.

People wishing to participate should write to Liliana Albertazzi,
Department of Sociology and Social Research, 26 Verdi st., 38100 Trento,
Italy (call: (++39) 461 881 403; fax: (++39) 461 881 348), or send an
e-mail message to: liliana.albertazzi@soc.gemini.unitn.i
For information on the initiatives of the Istituto Mitteleuropeo di Cultura
Mitteleuropisches Kulturinstitut see

http: //www.soc.unitn.it/dsrs/IMC/IMC.htm
BISCA's board of directors includes: L. Albertazzi (Trento), R. Langacker
(La Jolla), J. Petitot (Paris), R. Poli (Trento) and L. Talmy (Buffalo)

Roberto Poli
Department of Sociology and Social Research
26, Verdi stree
38100 Trento -- Italy
Tel. ++39-461-881-403
Fax: ++39-461-881-348
e-mail: roberto.poli@soc.unitn.i
Axiomathes: http://www.soc.unitn.it/dsrs/Axiomathes/Axiomathes.htm
IMC: http://www.soc.unitn.it/dsrs/IMC/IMC.htm

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new journal: The
Journal of Language and Computation (L&C),

L&C is an independent journal devoted to the publication of high
level research
papers on issues in the interface of logic, linguistics, formal
grammar, and computational linguistics. It is available
electronically for free from its web site at King's College,
London. The articles are available in a number of differen
formats, including DVI, postscript and portable document forma

L&C fills an important need for a journal devoted specifically to
work in the emerging field of formal and computational grammar.
It is committed to rapid publication of research. As an
independent electronic journal, it is
free of the commercial and space constraints which restric
printed journals.

The same conventions which govern publication in printed journals
apply to L&C, except that authors retain the copyright of their
papers. All articles will be carefully refereed. A condition for
acceptance in L&C is that an author
agrees that he/she will not publish his/her paper elsewhere,
except with acknowledgment of its original publication in L&C.

At the end of our first year of publication, we will consider the
possibility of distributing a hard copy of the first volume of
the journal (distributed by Oxford University Press) to libraries
and subscribers. The decision on whether to produce a hard copy
version of the volume will depend upon availability of the
necessary resources.

To obtain more information, or check the first issue, please
visit the web site of L&C:

Best regards,

Odinaldo Rodrigues
Department of Computer Science
King's College - Strand
London WC2R 2LS

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