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Thu Nov 18 1999

Confs: Semiotics & Ling: VMC 15

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  1. Martin Cmejrek, Semiotics & Ling:Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series 15

Message 1: Semiotics & Ling:Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series 15

Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 15:58:26 +0100 (CET)
From: Martin Cmejrek <>
Subject: Semiotics & Ling:Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series 15

 The Vilem Mathesius Centre for
	Research and Education in Semiotics and Linguistics

 			Presents the

 Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series 15

 March 20 - 31, 2000
 Krystal Hotel, J. Marty Street
 Prague, Czech Republic



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The fifteenth cycle of the Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series, organized by
the Vilem Mathesius Centre for Research and Education in Semiotics and
Linguistics (Charles University), will be held in Prague, Czech Republic,
from March 20 until 31, 2000. The scientific program will consist of
the following invited courses (for preliminary time-schedule see below):

* Anne Abbeill\'e (France): Topics in the Syntax of Romance Languages
* Nicoletta Calzolari (Italy): tba (Corpus linguistics, lexicon)
* Wolfgang Dressler (Austria): Morphopragmatics: A new subfield integrating 
 morphology and pragmatics
* Elisabet Engdahl: Using corpora for comparative syntactic research
* Frederick Jelinek (USA): tba (Language Modelling)
* Aravind Joshi (USA): title to be announced
* Lauri Karttunen (France): title to be announced
* Martin Kay (USA): Introduction to syntactic processing
* Ferenc Kiefer (Hungary): Between Semantics and Pragmatics
* Barbara Partee (USA) \& Vladimir Borschev (Russia): Integrating Compositional 
 and Lexical Semantics: Genitives/Possessives
* Mats Rooth (Germany): Robust statistical parsing
* Mark Steedman (UK): Grammar and Information.

In addition, there will be lectures by professors from the Czech Republic.

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Tentative time-schedule (may be subject to change):

WEEK 1 (Monday 20.3.2000 - Friday 24.3.2000)

 9.30 - 11.00 11.30 - 13.00 14.30 - 16.00 16.30 - 18.00

Mon. 20 Joshi Part&Borsh Engdahl Calzolari
Tue. 21 Engdahl Part&Borsh Joshi Calzolari
Wed. 22 Engdahl x Joshi x
Thu. 23 Jelinek Part&Borsh Dressler Calzolari
Fri. 24 Jelinek Part&Borsh Dressler x

WEEK 2 (Monday 27.3.2000 - Friday 31.3.2000)

 9.30 - 11.00 11.30 - 13.00 14.30 - 16.00 16.30 - 18.00

Mon. 27 Steedman Kiefer Kay x
Tue. 28 Steedman Kiefer Abeille Kay
Wed. 29 Rooth Kiefer Abeille Kay
Thu. 30 Rooth Karttunen Abeille x
Fri. 31 Rooth Karttunen x x

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A *limited number* of grants is available to students from Central and
Eastern Europe. The deadline for application is **DECEMBER 15, 1999**.

The participation fee for VMC 15 is USD 350, which includes tuition
fee, accommodation, and lunches. In order to ensure accommodation,
(paying) participants should register before **FEBRUARY 18, 2000*.

Please contact Mrs. Brdickova or Prof. Hajicova at the following address
for registration or further information.

 Mrs. Libuse Brdickova
 Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics
 Malostranske nam. 25
 CZ-11800 Praha 1
 Czech Republic
 (phone) ++420-2-2191-4278
 (fax) ++420-2-2191-4309

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