LINGUIST List 11.1294

Fri Jun 9 2000

Calls: Topic & focus/Romance Lang, Computational Logic

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  1. Sergio Baauw, Topic & focus in Romance Languages
  2. F. van Raamsdonk, First International Conference on Computational Logic (CL2000)

Message 1: Topic & focus in Romance Languages

Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2000 14:47:54 +0200
From: Sergio Baauw <>
Subject: Topic & focus in Romance Languages

Topic & focus

Utrecht University, December 2
Workshop incorporated in Going Romance, Nov. 30-Dec. 2

Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS),
Holland Institute of Generative Linguistics (HIL)

Invited speakers: Knud Lambrecht, Mar�a Luisa Zubizarreta (to be confirmed)

The workshop will explore topic and focus in Romance Languages. Topic and
focus have effects on word order, on prosody and on the interpretation of
sentences, and as such constitute an ideal empirical domain for the study
of the interaction between syntax, phonology and semantics/ pragmatics. We
welcome papers from different theoretical perspectives. The relation
between syntactic, prosodic and semantic/ pragmatic effects of topic and
focus will be of special interest.

Abstracts are invited for thirty minutes talks (with an additional ten
minutes for discussion). Abstracts should be anonymous, and should be no
longer than two pages including references and examples, with margins of at
least 1-inch, letter size 11/12. Submissions are limited to a maximum of
one individual and one joint abstract per author. Please provide 7
anonymous abstracts and one camera-ready original containing title,
author's name and affiliation. Submissions per e-mail or fax will not be
accepted. A separate card should contain the title of the paper, author's
name, affiliation, address, telephone number and e-mail address. All
authors who present their work at the workshop or at the main session of
the conference will be invited to publish their papers in the Proceedings
Volume, for which we already have an initial agreement with a publisher.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: September 22, 2000

Abstracts should be sent to the following address:

Going Romance 2000/ Topic & Focus		Phone: 31-30-2536006
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics - OTS	Fax: 31-30-2536000
Utrecht University				E-mail:
Trans 10
3512 JK Utrecht
The Netherlands

The workshop will be organized by the PICS project group on Topic and
Focus: Claire Beyssade (Paris 3), Elisabeth Delais (Orl�ans), Jean-Marie
Marandin (Paris 7), Georges Rebuschi (Paris 3), Annie Rialland (Paris 3),
Frank Drijkoningen (Utrecht), Aafke Hulk (U. of Amsterdam), Brigitte
Kampers-Manhe (Groningen), Petra Sleeman (U. of Amsterdam), Jenny Doetjes

| Sergio Baauw |
| Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS |
| Utrecht University |
| Trans 10 |
| 3512 JK Utrecht |
| Netherlands |
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| tel: +31 (0)30 2536172 |
| fax: +31 (0)30 2536000 |
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| e-mail: |
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Message 2: First International Conference on Computational Logic (CL2000)

Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 08:22:27 +0200 (MET DST)
From: F. van Raamsdonk <>
Subject: First International Conference on Computational Logic (CL2000)

 First International Conference on Computational Logic, CL2000
 Imperial College, London, UK 
 24th to 28th July, 2000 

CL2000 is the first conference in a major new series of annual
international conferences bringing together various communities
of researchers who have a common interest in Computational Logic, 
where Computational Logic is to be understood broadly as the use of
logic in Computer Science. 

The conference programme features 8 invited papers, 
86 accepted papers, 12 tutorials and 7 in-line workshops.

Further information is available at the conference web site: 

where you can also register for the conference, and make
hotel reservations.

Note that hotel accommodation in London at the time of the 
conference will be in very heavy demand because of several 
large international conferences and trade fairs taking place 
at the same time. Participants are strongly advised to make 
their hotel reservations AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

CL2000 is collocating with the following conferences: 

DOOD2000: 6th Int'l Conference on Rules and Objects in Databases 
ILP2000: 10th Int'l Workshop on Inductive Logic Programming 
LOPSTR2000: 10th Int'l Workshop on Logic-based Program Synthesis 
 and Transformation 

CL2000 includes seven streams covering various subfields of
computational logic, each with its own separate Program Committee: 

 - Database Systems (DOOD2000) 
 - Program Development (LOPSTR2000) 
 - Knowledge Representation and Non-monotonic Reasoning 
 - Automated Deduction: Putting Theory into Practice 
 - Constraints 
 - Logic Programming: Theory and Extensions 
 - Logic Programming: Implementations and Applications 
ILP2000 will be collocating as a separate conference.
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