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Mon Jan 18 1999

Calls: Focus & Presupposition, Lang Acquisition

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  1. Bart Geurts, Focus and presupposition
  2. GALA'99, Language Acquisition

Message 1: Focus and presupposition

Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 09:26:24 +0100
From: Bart Geurts <bart.geurtsmpi.nl>
Subject: Focus and presupposition

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

 ESSLLI-99 workshop on

 Focus and presupposition in multi-speaker discourse

 University of Utrecht, 9-13 August 1999

 Organizers: Bart Geurts, Manfred Krifka, Rob van der Sandt

CONTEXT:

The workshop is part of the 11th European Summer School "Logic Linguistics
and Information" (ESSLLI), to be held in Utrecht from 9-20 August 1999.

The ESSLLI Summer School is organized under the auspices of the European
Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI). Previous ESSLLI
Summer Schools have been highly successful, attracting around 500 students
from Europe and elsewhere. The school has developed into an important
meeting place and forum for discussion for students and researchers
interested in the interdisciplinary study of Logic, Language and
Information.

For more information on ESSLLI'99 see: http://esslli.let.uu.nl/

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:

The aim of the workshop is to explore the interrelation between theories of
focus, theories of presupposition and their implementation in a formal
theory of dialogue.

Topics to be discussed include:

- The relation between focus and presupposition.
- The role of answer focus in formal models of questions-answer exchanges.
- The treatment of presupposition in multi-speaker discourse.
- The relation between deaccentuation, contextual givenness, and
presupposition.
- The role of focus and deaccenting in establishing discourse coherence.

PRACTICAL MATTERS:

Paper presentations will be 45 minutes long (including 15 minutes for
discussion).

Abstracts should not exceed 1500 words, and can be submitted either by
email or by regular mail.

Email submissions should be in postscript or plain ascii. Please include
"ESSLLI workshop" in the subject line of your message, and send it to:

 bart.geurtsmpi.nl

Abstract submissions by regular mail should consist of 3 copies, and be
addressed to:

 Bart Geurts
 Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 Postbox 310
 NL-6500 AH Nijmegen
 The Netherlands

Workshop speakers are required to register for the Summer School, but they
can register at a reduced rate to be determined by the Organizing Committee.

DATES:

- Deadline for submissions of abstracts: 1 March 1999
- Notification of acceptance: 1 May 1999
- Workshop to be held: August 9-13

For any questions, please contact the organizers:

Bart Geurts
University of Osnabrueck &
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen
bart.geurtsmpi.nl

Manfred Krifka
University of Texas at Austin
krifkamail.utexas.edu

Rob van der Sandt
University of Nijmegen
rvdsandtphil.kun.nl
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Message 2: Language Acquisition

Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 16:27:03 +0100
From: GALA'99 <gala99ling.uni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Language Acquisition

-*-*-*-*-*-*- SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS -*-*-*-*-*-*-




 GALA '99
 Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition 1999
 University of Potsdam, Germany
 September 10-12, 1999


INVITED SPEAKERS:
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Stephen CRAIN (University of Maryland)

Roberta GOLINKOFF (University of Delaware)

Celia JAKUBOWICZ (Laboratoire de Psychologie Experimentale
Paris)

Juergen MEISEL (University of Hamburg)

Thomas ROEPER (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)

Virginia VALIAN (Hunter College)


ABSTRACT SUBMISSION:
-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-

Abstracts are invited for papers or posters on all topics in
the field of language acquisition including:

 Bilingualism
 Discourse & Pragmatics
 Input & Interaction
 Language Disorders
 Morphology
 Neurolinguistics
 Phonology
 Pre-linguistic Development
 Second Language Acquisition
 Semantics
 Syntax
 Speech Perception & Production

Paper presentations will be 30 minutes long (including
questions).

You can submit an abstract by E-MAIL or by REGULAR MAIL.
Abstracts for papers or posters should be no longer than 1
page. Please indicate on the abstract, whether it is a paper

presentation or a poster.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION BY E-MAIL:
-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-

Please use plain text if possible, and use the subject name:
"Abstract". The e-mail should be addressed to:

 gala99ling.uni-potsdam.de

At the top of the abstract, please include the names and
affiliations of all the authors, and the e-mail of the
author who will handle correspondence. Please leave several
blank lines between this information and the abstract proper
(title and text), to facilitate anonymous review.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION BY REGULAR MAIL:
-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-

Send 3 copies of a one page abstract to the postal address
below. OMIT name and affiliation. Please include an extra
copy of the abstract with the following information:

 - title of the paper/poster
 - name(s) of the author(s)
 - address and affiliation
 - e-mail address

Submissions by regular mail should be sent to:

 GALA '99
 Linguistics Department
 University of Potsdam
 Postfach 601553
 D-14415 Potsdam
 Germany


DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: MARCH 1, 1999
-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-*-

For additional information please see:

http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/gala99
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