LINGUIST List 10.1216

Fri Aug 20 1999

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Pronouns-DGfS

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  1. [** iso-8859-1 charset **] Torbj�rn Nordg�rd, The Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 99)
  2. Heike Wiese, Workshop on Pronouns-DGfS

Message 1: The Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 99)

Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 08:36:14 +0200
From: [** iso-8859-1 charset **] Torbj�rn Nordg�rd <>
Subject: The Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 99)

The Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics will take place at
the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, from
December 9 - 10 1999.

The conference is open for all branches of computational linguistics.
Topics for special sections are however defined: Speech Technology,
Linguistic Methods in Information Retrieval, and Translation. Abstracts
within these topics are particulary welcome.

The deadline for submission of abstracts (in English, Danish, Norwegian
Swedish; max 1000 words) is September 15. The time used for the 
presentation should not exceed 25 minutes. Please submit your abstract 
by e-mail to the following address:

Participants will be notified about acceptance by October 15 1999.

The deadline for registration and payment for all participants is 
November 1, 1999. Registration will be opened by October 1 1999.

The local organizer has reserved hotel rooms in the conference period.

Selected papers will be published after the conference.

The registration fee will be approx. NOK 300 - 500 (EURO 40 - 60), 
including the conference proceedings, coffee, etc. Conference dinner 
is not included.

More detailed information will be announced later at our 
home page:

Welcome to Trondheim!
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Message 2: Workshop on Pronouns-DGfS

Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 11:31:23 -0400
From: Heike Wiese <>
Subject: Workshop on Pronouns-DGfS



 Workshop as part of the Annual Conference
 of the German Society for Linguistics (DGfS)

 University of Marburg
 March 1-3, 2000

Pronouns are of particular interest for linguistic analyses
since on the one hand, their lexical reduction and their
specific grammatical features differentiate them from other
word classes cross-linguistically. On the other hand, the
wide range of possible pronominal functions establishes
a number of pronominal subclasses.
Research about pronouns concentrates on
(a) universals in the grammar of pronouns, and typological
 and diachronical aspects of their realization in
 specific languages;
(b) the contribution of pronominals to the syntactic and semantic
 structure of sentences, and their analysis in different
(c) the mental representation of pronouns, and impairments in
 the production and comprehension of pronominals in aphasia.

The workshop wants to bring together different lines of research
from psycholinguistics, formal syntax and semantics, typology,
and diachrony.

The workshop will focus on, but will not be limited to,
three pronominal subclasses: personal, interrogative,
and relative pronouns.

Possible topics are:
- What are the universal properties of pronouns, and how are they
 realized in specific languages?
- What are the grammatical categories that organize pronominal
 paradigms, and how do they develop diachronically and
 in language acquisition?
- What is the nature of the impairments in the representation of
 pronominals in agrammatic aphasia? Which mental modules or
 submodules are involved?
- How can we account for the formal features of constructions
 with pronouns?
- How do syntactic and semantic phenomena interact for the
 interpretation of pronominals? How is reference constituted?

The objective of the workshop is to integrate these different
subjects in order (a) to obtain a more comprehensive picture
of pronominal elements from the point of view of different
approaches, and (b) to discuss the relationship of different
grammatical aspects of lexical elements and their representation.

Conference languages are English and German.

We invite papers on all aspects of the representation and
grammar of pronouns. Special attention will be given
to papers that integrate different lines of research. 

Presentations will be 20 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for
discussion. Limited space is available for presentations
of 40 minutes + 20 minutes for discussion.

Please submit:

- an anonymous one-page abstract, single-spaced in 12-pt Times font;
- for each author, one copy of the information form below.

Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged;
abstracts should be attached in plain text format or as WinWord files.


 All submissions must be received by August 31, 1999.

Send submissions to:

 Heike Wiese
 Humboldt-Universitaet Berlin
 Institut fuer dt. Spr. u. Linguistik
 [Sitz: Mosse-Zentrum, Schuetzenstr.21]
 D-10099 Berlin

Notification of acceptance will be emailed in mid-September.

Further information on the conference will soon be available
at the DGfS-homepage:
The conference is hosted by the University of Marburg.

Conference fees are:
 - members with income: 30.- DM
 - members without income: 10.- DM
 - non-members with income: 60.- DM
 - non-members without income: 20.- DM		

Important dates:

* 8/31/1999: deadline for submittal of abstracts
* 9/15/1999: notification of acceptance
* 3/1 - 3/3 2000: workshop

For further information contact one of the organizers:

Heike Wiese (Humboldt-U. Berlin):
Horst Simon (Humboldt-U. Berlin):
Paul Law (ZAS Berlin):

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title of the talk:

name(s) of the author(s):


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intended length of the paper (30 min. or 60 min.):

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Heike Wiese
Institut fuer deutsche Sprache und Linguistik
der Humboldt-Universitaet Berlin
Unter den Linden 6
D-10099 Berlin
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