LINGUIST List 10.1681

Fri Nov 5 1999

Calls: Modern Greek Dialects/Ling., ESSLLI-2000

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  1. Brian Joseph, Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory
  2. Catherine Pili�re, CFP ESSLLI-2000 Student Session

Message 1: Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory

Date: Thu, 4 Nov 1999 12:35:50 -0500 (EST)
From: Brian Joseph <>
Subject: Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic Theory



12-14 October 2000


An international conference on "Modern Greek Dialects and Linguistic
Theory", organised by Angela Ralli (Patras), Mark Janse (Ghent) and
Brian D. Joseph (Columbus, Ohio) will be hosted by the Department of
Philology of The University of Patras from 12-14 October 2000.

Our expectation is that some papers will focus on particular dialects
and the relevance to linguistic theory of phenomena they show, whereas
others will focus on particular issues in linguistic theory and their
interpretation in particular dialects; that is, papers should not be
purely descriptive in their orientation. Prospective participants are
asked to keep these workshop goals in mind as they prepare their

"Theory" is to be understood broadly here, with no restriction as to 
qarea within linguistics (so that, for instance, speech act theory is as 
relevant to the workshop's goals as is syntactic theory) or as to 
particular theoretical schools of thought. Thus we invite abstracts in 
any theoretical framework covering any area of linguistic investigation.

In all, eighteen speakers will each be allotted 40 minutes, 30 minutes
for their papers, followed by 10 minutes of discussion time. In
addition, three invited speakers will give keynote addresses on 12,
13, and 14 October respectively. The Workshop will be held in the
Conference Center in the Faculty of Letters at the University of
Patras (Rio).

qProspective speakers should send an abstract of approximately 500 words 
(2,500 characters) to Janse (for European -- including Greek -- submissions) 
or Joseph (for American submissions) before 1 February 2000. Electronic 
submission of abstracts is encouraged, but not mandatory (though be sure 
to specify values for any special symbols that are used as these do not 
always travel well in cyberspace); abstracts should include title, author's 
name and affiliation, and both postal and e-mail addresses. 

Further details regarding accommodation, meals, and travel will be given 
in a second circular.

Organisers' addresses:

Angela Ralli
University of Patras
Department of Philology
Linguistics Section
GR-26500 Rion, Patras, Greece
fax: +30-61-996195
e-mail: //

(For European (including Greek) submissions:)

Mark Janse
University of Ghent
Department of Latin & Greek
Kwaadham 12-14
B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
fax: +32-9-234-04-52

(For American (and non-European more generally) submissions:)

Brian D. Joseph
The Ohio State University
Department of Linguistics
222 Oxley Hall
Columbus, Ohio USA 43210-1298 
fax: +1-614-292-8833
email: //
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Message 2: CFP ESSLLI-2000 Student Session

Date: Fri, 05 Nov 1999 14:06:15 +0100
From: Catherine Pili�re <>
Subject: CFP ESSLLI-2000 Student Session



 August 6-18 2000, Birmingham, Great Britain 
 Submission Deadline : March 15th, 2000


We are pleased to announce the Student Session of the 12th European
Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI-2000) organized
by the University of Birmingham and located at the same University in
August 2000 ( We will welcome 
submission of papers for presentation at the ESSLLI-2000 Student Session 
and for appearance in the proceedings. 

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This fifth ESSLLI Student Session will provide, like the other editions,
an opportunity for ESSLLI participants who are students to present their
own WORK IN PROGRESS and get feedback from senior researchers and
fellow-students. It is desired that papers presenting creative and
innovative ideas will be submitted. The ESSLLI-2000 Student Session
encourages submissions from students at any level, from undergraduates -
before completion of the Master Thesis as well as postgraduates - before
completion of the PhD degree. We will not accept papers co-authored by
non-students. The ESSLLI Student Session consists of paper presentations
and has its own timeslot in the summerschool's schedule: 60 minutes
every day for two weeks, provided that a sufficient number of good
quality papers is accepted. Each presentation will last 30 minutes
(including 10 minutes of discussion). The accepted papers will be
published in the ESSLLI-2000 Student Session proceedings, which will be
made available during ESSLLI-2000.

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The Student Session papers should describe original, unpublished work,
completed or in progress, that demonstrates insight, creativity and
promise. No previously published papers should be submitted.
Papers will cover topics within the six ESSLLI subject areas (Logic,
Language, Computation, Logic & Language, Logic & Computation,
Language & Computation). 

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Student authors should submit an anonymous extended abstract headed by
the paper title, not to exceed 5 pages of length exclusive of references
and send a separate identification page (see below). Note that the
length of the full papers will not be allowed to exceed 10 pages. Since
reviewing will be blind, the body of the abstract should omit author
names and addresses. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the
author's identity (e.g., " We previously showed (Smith, 1991)... ")
should be avoided. It is possible to use instead references like " Smith
(1991) previously showed...". 

For any submission, a plain ASCII text version of the identification
page should be sent SEPARATELY, using the following format: 

Title: <title> 

Author: <firstname lastname of the first author>
Address: <address of the first author>
Author: <firstname lastname of the last author>
Address: <address of the last author>

Short summary (5 lines): <summary>

Subject area (one of): Logic | Language | Computation | Logic and
Language | Logic and Computation | Language and Computation. 

The submission of the extended abstract should be in one of the
following formats: 

1) SELF-CONTAINED LATEX SOURCE (the most encouraged): The LaTeX source
should use the standard article document-class, with A4 paper size and
12pt font size. The source should not refer to any other external files
or styles, except for the standard styles for LaTeX2e. The bibliography
for a LaTeX submission cannot be submitted as separate .bib file: the
actual bibliography entries must be inserted in the submitted LaTeX
source file. 

2) POSTSCRIPT: PostScript submissions must use a standard font and A4 (8
1/4 " x 11 3/4 ") size pages. Please avoid the default letter page size
if submitting from outside Europe. 

3) ASCII text.

Submissions outside the specified length and formatting requirements
will be subject to rejection without review.

The extended abstract and separate identification page must be sent 
by e-mail to: by March 15, 2000.

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In order to present a paper at ESSLLI-2000 Student Session, at least one 
student author of each accepted paper has to register as a participant 
at ESSLLI-2000. For all information, please consult the ESSLLI-2000 
web site:
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Deadline for submission: March 15, 2000.
Authors notifications: May 14, 2000.
Final version due: June 11, 2000.
ESSLLI-2000 Student Session: August 6-18, 2000.

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Catherine Pili�re (chair), LORIA - University Henri Poincar�, Nancy,

Mohamed Zakaria Kurdi, IMAG, Grenoble, France;
Paola Maneggia, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham,
Great Britain;
Vincenzo Pallotta, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne,
Sylvain Pogodalla, Xerox Research Centre, Grenoble, France;
Kristina Striegnitz, Computational Linguistics, University of Saarbr�cken,

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For any specific question concerning ESSLLI-2000 Student Session,
please, do not hesitate to contact the chair:

Catherine Pili�re

Campus Scientifique
BP 239
54 506 VANDOEUVRE-LES-NANCY Cedex France

Tel. +33 (0)3 83 59 20 22

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