LINGUIST List 10.211

Wed Feb 10 1999

Calls: Ling Form/Human Behavior, ESSLLI'99 Students

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  1. Ellen L. Contini-Morava, Linguistic Form, Meaning, and Human Behavior
  2. amalia, European Summer School for Logic, Language,& Information/Students

Message 1: Linguistic Form, Meaning, and Human Behavior

Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 15:38:10 -0500 (EST)
From: Ellen L. Contini-Morava <>
Subject: Linguistic Form, Meaning, and Human Behavior


 6th International Columbia School Conference 
 on the Interaction between 
 Linguistic Form, Meaning, and Human Behavior

 October 9-11, 1999
 Rutgers University
 New Brunswick, New Jersey

 Invited speakers:
 Ronald Langacker, University of California, La Jolla
 Melissa Bowerman, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 Wallis Reid, Rutgers University

Papers invited on any aspect of linguistic analysis in which the
postulation of meaningful signals plays a central role in
explaining the distribution of linguistic forms.

The Columbia School is a group of linguists developing the
theoretical framework established by the late William Diver. In this
framework language is seen as a symbolic tool whose structure is
shaped both by its communicative function and by the
characteristics of its human users. Grammatical analyses seek to
explain the distribution of linguistic forms as an interaction
between meaningful signals and pragmatic and functional factors
such as inference, ease of processing, iconicity, and the like. 
Phonological analyses seek to explain the syntagmatic and
paradigmatic distributions of phonological units within signals,
also drawing on both communicative function and human
physiological and psychological characteristics. 

Please submit:

 3 copies of a one-page anonymous abstract (optional second
 page for references and/or examples), to the address below.
 a 3x5 index card with the following information:
 title of paper
 author's name and affiliation
 address, phone number, and e-mail address for
 E-mail abstracts should include the above information, which
 will be deleted before the abstracts are reviewed.


Address for e-mail abstracts:

Address for other correspondence: 

Ellen Contini-Morava
Dept. of Anthropology
U. of Virginia
Charlottesville VA 22903 

Selected Columbia School bibliography:

Contini-Morava, Ellen. 1995. "Introduction: on linguistic sign
theory", in E. Contini-Morava and B.S. Goldberg (eds.), Meaning
as Explanation: Advances in Linguistic Sign Theory. Berlin: 
Mouton de Gruyter. 

Huffman, Alan. 1996. The Categories of Grammar: French lui and
le. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 

Reid, Wallis. 1991. Verb and Noun Number in English: a
Functional Explanation. London: Longman.

Tobin, Yishai. 1997. Phonology as Human Behavior: Theoretical
Implications and Clinical Applications. Duke University Press.

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Message 2: European Summer School for Logic, Language,& Information/Students

Date: Mon, 8 Feb 1999 20:20:29 +0200
From: amalia <>
Subject: European Summer School for Logic, Language,& Information/Students

 !!! Concerns all students in Logic, Linguistics and Computer Science !!!

 August 9-20, 1999, Utrecht, The Netherlands
 Deadline : March 15th, 1999

We are pleased to announce the Student Session of the 11th European
Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI'99) organized
by the University of Utrecht under the auspices of the European
Association for Logic, Language and Information (FOLLI) and located at
the University of Utrecht in August 1999. We will welcome submission
of papers for presentation at the ESSLLI'99 Student Session and
appearance in the proceedings.

This is going to be the fourth ESSLLI Student Session and it 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 their colleagues and fellow-students. It is
desired that papers presenting creative and innovative ideas will be
submitted. The ESSLLI'99 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. As in
the previous editions, the ESSLLI'99 Student Session will consist of
paper presentations. The ESSLLI'99 Student Session has its own
timeslot in the school'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 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,
Linguistics, Computation, Logic&Linguistics, Logic&Computation,
Linguistics&Computation). The accepted papers will be published in
the ESSLLI'99 Student Session proceedings, which will be made
available during ESSLLI'99, together with the readers of the courses.



Student authors should submit an anonymous extended abstract headed by
the paper title, not to exceed 5 pages of length exclusive of
references and 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...".
To identify each paper, a separate identification page should be
supplied containing the paper's title, the name(s) of the author(s),
the author(s)s'affiliation and complete address(s) a short (5 lines)
summary and a specification of the subject area to which the paper
belongs. The subject areas considered are: Logic, Linguistics,
Computation, Logic&Linguistics, Logic&Computation, and Linguistics &


The student authors should submit their papers electronically to:

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

Title: <title>
Author: <name of the first author>
Address: <affiliation and address of first author>
Author: <name of the last author>
Address: <affiliation and address of last author>
Short summary (5 lines): <summary>
Subject area (one of):
Logic | Linguistics | Computation | Logic and Linguistics | Logic and
Computation | Linguistics and Computation
Please always submit the identification page in a separate message.
The submission should be in one of the following formats:

- Self-contained Latex source (the most encouraged)

- PostScript

- ASCII text

You can find more information about submission requirements at :

In order to present a paper at ESSLLI'99 Student Session, every student
author has to register as a participant at ESSLLI'99. However, authors of
accepted papers will be eligible for a reduced registration fee.
For all information concerning ESSLLI'99 please consult the ESSLLI'99 web site:

As in other editions of ESSLLI Summer Schools (1996, 1998), Kluwer
Academic Publishers will offer a prize for the Student Session best
paper. The prize of 1000 Dfl consists of a free choice of Kluwer
books displayed during the school.


Deadline for submission: March 15, 1999
Notifications: May 16, 1999
Final version due: June 15, 1999
ESSLLI'99 Student Session: August 9-20, 1999


Chairwoman: Amalia Todirascu (University "Al.I.Cuza" of Iasi and ENSAIS

Area co-chairs:
 - Language and Computation: Richard Moot (University of Utrecht)
 - Computation: Dirk Nowotka (Turku Center for Computer Science)
 - Logic: Quintijn Puite (University of Utrecht)
 - Language: Esther Kraak (University of Utrecht)
 - Logic and Computation: Catherine Piliere (UHP-LORIA, Nancy)
 - Logic and Language: Fabien Reniers (University of Utrecht)

If you have specific questions about the student session please do not
hesitate to contact the chair.

Computer Science Department
University " Al.I.Cuza " of Iasi
16, Berthelot Str.
Iasi 6600

and (until 30th April 1999)

Laboratoire d'Informatique et d'Intelligence Artificielle
Ecole Nationale Suprieure des Arts et d'Industrie Strasbourg
24, Bd. de la Victoire
67084 Strasbourg Cedex

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