LINGUIST List 10.123

Thu Jan 28 1999

Calls: Austronesian Formal Ling, Dialogue Workshop

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  1. Diane Massam, Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association
  2. Robert van Rooy, Amstelogue'99 Final Call for Papers

Message 1: Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association

Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 15:35:55 -0500 (EST)
From: Diane Massam <>
Subject: Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association


 **AFLA VI**

 Sixth Annual Meeting of the 
	Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association*

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
April 16-18, 1999
Special Topic: Reduplication

Invited speakers include:Juliette Blevins, Daniel Finer, Mark Hale, Paul
Kroeger, Elizabeth Pearce, Lisa Travis
Invited student speakers include: Catherine Kitto, Ileana Paul

Abstracts are invited for 30 minute talks (20 minute presentations +
10 minute question period) on any aspect of formal linguistics (e.g.,
phonology, phonetics, syntax, semantics, morphology, first-language
acquisition) of any Austronesian language. Applicants are limited to
one singly-authored and one jointly-authored abstract. Abstracts
should be one page long, with an additional page for data or
references. Submissions may be made by regular mail or email.

Abstracts related to this year's special topic (Reduplication) are
particularly encouraged.

To submit an abstract by regular mail, send 3 anonymous copies of the
abstract to the address below. Also include an index card bearing
your name, affiliation, your mailing address, email address, the
subdiscipline of your abstract (phonology, syntax, etc.), and status
(student or non-student).

For submissions by email, send one copy of your abstract, along with your
name, addresses, subdiscipline, and status to:

vDEADLINE for receipt of abstracts: February 1, 1999.

This year, 2 outstanding student abstracts will be selected to receive an
award covering conference expenses (travel and accommodation) up to $500.
For those eligible, please indicate student status on your abstract to
ensure that you will be considered for these awards.

For more information, contact:
Department of Linguistics
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
M5S 3H1
*This conference is made possible with the support of The Connaught
Committee, University of Toronto, and the Social Sciences and Humanities
Research Council of Canada

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Message 2: Amstelogue'99 Final Call for Papers

Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 17:21:12 +0100
From: Robert van Rooy <>
Subject: Amstelogue'99 Final Call for Papers



Amsterdam Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue

 May 7-9, 1999
 University of Amsterdam

Invited Speakers:
 Hans Kamp (Stuttgart, Germany)
 Hannes Rieser (Bielefeld, Germany)
 Munindar Singh (North Carolina, USA)
 David Traum (Maryland, USA)


Amstelogue '99 will be a sequel to the successful dialogue workshops
Mundial'97 (Muenchen) and Twendial'98 (Twente). Like its predecessors,
Amstelogue '99 aims at bringing together researchers from different
fields on the topic of semantics and pragmatics of dialogue. These
fields include artificial intelligence, formal semantics/pragmatics and
computational/applied linguistics.

In order to increase the cohesion of the talks across the three
themes, we put forward, in addition, the over-all topic
Speech Acts/Dialogue Moves.


This year, the workshop will be organised around the following
three themes:

I Formal Semantics of Dialogue

This covers topics such as models of common ground/ mutual belief,
the semantics of goals, intentions and commitments in communication,
treatment of dialogue moves in a formal semantic framework, the
semantics of cross-speaker anaphora.

II Dialogue Systems

This covers e.g. knowledge representation for multi-agent interaction,
dialogue management in practical implementations, semantics and
pragmatics of natural language in automated dialogue systems.

III Dialogue Analysis (Empirical)

This covers topics such as turn-taking, categorisation of dialogue
moves or speech acts in real (i.e., non-constructed) dialogues, aspects
of institutional interaction, characteristics of multi-participant
conversations, the role of nonlinguistic interaction in communication.


Program committee:
 Laila Dybkjaer (Odense, Denmark)
 Herman Hendriks (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
 Gerd Jaeger (Berlin, Germany)
 Hans Kamp (Stuttgart, Germany)
 Jan van Kuppevelt (Stuttgart, Germany) (Chair)
 Hannes Rieser (Bielefeld, Germany)
 Candy Sidner (Cambridge MA, USA)
 Munindar Singh (North Carolina, USA)
 David Traum (Maryland, USA)
 Bonnie Webber (Edinburgh, Scotland)


The collected abstracts of the talks will be provided as workshop
proceedings at the start of the workshop. Furthermore, we will have a
proceedings of the full papers of accepted abstracts. With the Journal
of Semantics we have agreed to publish a special issue, subject to
their double reviewing procedure.


Related event: the day before the workshop, 6 May, will be occupied to
the TRINDI-project workshop. For further information see their webside


Procedure: Anyone who is working on the semantics or pragmatics of
dialogue is kindly invited to send us an ABSTRACT of (at most) 5 pages
(400 a 500 words/page) in latex or ascii (talks will be 45 minutes) on
one of the above mentioned topics, or a related topic. Please indicate
for what theme you are opting. Abstracts clearly relating to the
over-all topic of Speech Acts will be preferred.

deadline: 15 February 1999
send to:


Registration and Accommodation

The registration fee will be Dfl 150 (70 EURO). This fee includes a copy

of the Proceedings of the conference, and lunch. A special student fee
is available on request.



Noor van Leusen, Dept. of Computational Linguistics, U.v.A,
Robert van Rooy, Dept. of Philosophy, U.v.A,
Henk Zeevat, Dept. of Computational Linguistics, U.v.A,

More information on website:


Dutch Research School in Logic
Dutch Research Foundation
Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam

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