LINGUIST List 10.1369

Fri Sep 17 1999

Calls: IJCNN 200, Berkley Linguistic Society

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  1. Ron Sun, IJCNN'2000 Call for Papers and Participation
  2. bls, Updated BLS 26 Call-for-Papers

Message 1: IJCNN'2000 Call for Papers and Participation

Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 16:59:21 -0500
From: Ron Sun <>
Subject: IJCNN'2000 Call for Papers and Participation

 Call For Papers 

 *** IJCNN-2000 ***


 to be held in
 Grand Hotel di Como, Como, Italy -- July 24-27, 2000 

sponsored by the IEEE Neural Network Council, the International Neural 
Network Society, and the European Neural Network Society, and
with the technical cooperation of the Japanese Neural Network Society, 
AEI (the Italian Association of Electrical and Electronic Engineers),
SIREN (the Italian Association of Neural Networks), and AI*IA (the 
Italian Association for Artificial Intelligence) 

Submission deadline is 15 DECEMBER 1999. Full papers in the final 
form must be submitted (accepted papers will be published as 
submitted). Papers will be reviewed by senior researchers in the field. 
Acceptance/rejection will be emailed by 30 March 2000. Accepted papers 
will be published only if the registration form and payment for at least 
one of the authors are received by 30 April 2000 (see the complete 
call for papers for details).

For the complete Call for Papers and other information (including 
information about Como, Italy), visit the conference web site at:

(The organizers may be contacted by email at 

Important NOTICE: In the year 2000, the International Conference
on Artificial Neural Networks (IJCANN), organized annually by ENNS, 
will not take place because it has been incorporated into IJCNN'2000.


Publicity Chair for IJCNN'2000:
Prof. Ron Sun
CECS Department phone: (573) 884-7662
University of Missouri-Columbia fax: (573) 882 8318 
201 Engineering Building West
Columbia, MO 65211-2060 email: 
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Message 2: Updated BLS 26 Call-for-Papers

Date: Thu, 16 Sep 1999 22:12:57 -0700
From: bls <>
Subject: Updated BLS 26 Call-for-Papers

Berkeley Linguistics Society 26


February 18-21, 2000. University of California, Berkeley 

General Session: 
The General Session will cover all areas of general linguistic interest. 

 Invited Speakers 
 ELLEN PRINCE, University of Pennsylvania 
 MICHAEL TOMASELLO, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology 
 SHERMAN WILCOX, University of New Mexico 
 WALT WOLFRAM, North Carolina State University

Parasession: Aspect

The Parasession invites papers on aspectual systems and related phenomena
from various theoretical/formal, historical, cognitive, 
functional, sociolinguistic, and typological perspectives, as well as
descriptive work and field reports. 

 Invited Speakers 
 BETH LEVIN, Stanford University 
 ANGELIKA KRATZER, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
 MANFRED KRIFKA, University of Texas, Austin

Special Session: Syntax and Semantics of the Indigenous Languages of the

The Special Session will feature research on the indigenous languages of
the Americas. Papers addressing both synchronic and 
diachronic issues are welcome. 

 Invited Speakers 
 EMMON BACH, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
 MARIANNE MITHUN, University of California, Santa Barbara 
 JERRY SADOCK, University of Chicago

We encourage proposals from diverse theoretical frameworks and welcome
papers from related disciplines, such as Anthropology, 
Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Literature, Philosophy, and Psychology. 

Papers presented at the conference will be published in the Society's
Proceedings, and authors who present papers agree to provide 
camera-ready copy (not to exceed 12 pages) by May 15, 2000. Presentations
will be allotted 20 minutes with an additional 10 minutes 
for questions. 

We ask that you make your abstract as as specific as possible. Include a
statement of your topic or problem, your approach, and your 
conclusions. Please send 10 copies of an anonymous one-page (8 1/2" x 11",
unreduced) abstract. The reverse side of the page may be 
used for data and references only. 

Along with the abstract send a 3"x5" card listing: 

 #paper title;
 #session (General, Parasession, or Special);
 #for general session abstracts only, subfield, viz., Discourse Analysis,
	Historical Linguistics, Morphology, Philosophy and 
	Methodology of Linguistics, Phonetics, Phonology, Pragmatics,
	Psycholinguistics, Semantics, Sociolinguistics, or Syntax;
 #name(s) of author(s);
 #affiliation(s) of author(S);
 #e-mail address to which notification of acceptance or rejection should
	be sent;
 #primary author's office and home phone numbers;
 #primary author's e-mail address, if available.

An author may submit at most one single and one joint abstract. In case of
joint authorship, one address should be designated for 
communication with BLS. 
Please send abstracts to: 

 BLS 26 Abstracts Committee 
 1203 Dwinelle Hall 
 University of California, Berkeley 
 CA 94720-2650.

Abstracts must be received by 4:00 p.m., October 29, 1999. We may be
contacted by e-mail at We 
will not accept faxed abstracts. 
We strongly encourage submission by e-mail. Please use the subject header
"Abstract", and include all the author 
information in the body of the e-mail. Electronic submissions may be sent

Plain text abstracts should be sent in the body of the e-mail, following
the author information. Acceptable formats are (in a descending 
order of preference): 

1. Adobe PDF;
2. Microsoft Word;
3. Microsoft RTF;
4. Plain text

Abstracts in formats other than plain text should be sent as an attachment
to your e-mail. PDF and PostScript files should have all fonts 
embedded. Wirh the exception of SIL IPA fonts, please include any
non-standard fonts that you use (including all non-SIL IPA phonetic 
and mathematical fonts). If you send your abstract in any format other than
plain text, please allow for time to solve any technical 
difficulties that may arise. 

Acknowledgment of receipt will be via e-mail. If you cannot use e-mail,
please make note of this and provide us with your postal 

Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail by November 20, 1999. 

Registration Fees: Before February 5, 2000; $15 for students, $30 for
non-students; After February 5, 2000; $20 for students, $35 for 

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