LINGUIST List 11.1677

Wed Aug 2 2000

Calls: Meaning/Natural Lang, German Society/Ling

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  1. Pierre_Larrive, Representations of Meaning in Natural language
  2. Markus Bader, German Society for Linguistics (DGfS)

Message 1: Representations of Meaning in Natural language

Date: Sun, 30 Jul 2000 11:52:43 +0100
From: Pierre_Larrive <p.larriveeaston.ac.uk>
Subject: Representations of Meaning in Natural language

SECOND APPEL A COMMUNICATIONS

Conference internationale

REPRESENTATIONS DU SENS LINGUISTIQUE

Universitatea din Bucuresti
25-27 mai, 2001

Avec le soutien de:
Service Culturel de l'Ambassade de France a Bucarest
School of Languages and European Studies, Aston University
Universite de Savoie / C.E.R.I.C.
Universitatea din Bucuresti

Si le sens linguistique est parfois considere avec mefiance en linguistique
moderne, un ensemble de recherches independantes se sont neanmoins
interessees a l'organisation du sens dans les langues naturelles. Cette
organisation est notamment mise en cause par des phenomenes comme la
polysemie, la grammaticalisation, le r�le pour l'interpretation de la
syntaxe, la conventionnalisation du sens pragmatique, l'organisation de la
metonymie, la structuration de la metaphore, au regard par exemple de la
variation synchronique et historique, typologique et sociale.

Le colloque REPRESENTATIONS DU SENS LINGUISTIQUE, qui se tiendra a
l'universite de Bucarest du 25 au 27 mai 2001, se propose de faire l'etat
des lieux des differentes reponses qui ont ete apportees et qui restent a
apporter a la question de la nature des contraintes et representations que
doit interioriser un locuteur pour maitriser les differents aspects de la
composante semantique d'une langue. Seront en particulier considerees la
nature des representations du semantique, les regularites dont elles
rendent compte et surtout les eventuelles contraintes generales qui pesent
sur ces representations. Les chercheurs suivants ont deja confirme leur
participation:

* Denis Bouchard, Universite du Quebec a Montreal / Universite Paris VIII -
Vincennes-Saint-Denis
* Jean-Jacques Franckel, Universite Paris X - Nanterre
* Georges Kleiber, Universite des Sciences Humaines de Strasbourg
* Robert Martin, Universite Paris IV - Sorbonne / INALF
* Mary-Annick Morel, Universite de Paris III - Sorbonne-Nouvelle
* Michel Pierrard, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
* Bert Peeters, University of Tasmania
* Alain Polguere, Universite de Montreal
* Mariana Tutescu, Universitatea din Bucuresti

La participation de Catherine Fuchs (ENS Ulm/Sevres) et de Christiane
Marchello-Nizia (ENS Fontenay/Saint-Cloud) est egalement attendue.

Sont invitees des propositions pour des communication de 30 minutes,
avancant une modelisation d'un domaine empirique defini. Outre une page
d'information indiquant le nom et l'adresse complete des auteurs ainsi que
le titre de la communication, la proposition comprendra un resume anonyme
de 500 mots donnant le titre de la communication et presentant la
problematique, les donnees considerees, le cadre d'analyse, les hypotheses,
les resultats et leur pertinence generale pour le theme du colloque; c'est
sur la base de ces elements que seront evalues les resumes. Les
propositions de communication doivent parvenir par courriel ou par la poste
avant le 1er septembre 2000 a:

Dominique Lagorgette

U.F.R. Lettres, Langues, Sciences Humaines
Departement de Lettres Modernes
Universite de Savoie
Site de Jacob Bellecombette
BP 1104
73011 CHAMBERY Cedex
France

Dominique.Lagorgetteuniv-savoie.fr

Les auteurs des presentations retenues se verront demander d'en remettre le
texte preliminaire avant la conference; une selection de ces travaux sera
reunie pour publication.

Comite organisateur:
Sorin Ciutacu, Universitatea de Vest din Timisoara
Dominique Lagorgette, Universite de Savoie
Pierre Larrivee, Aston University

Comite scientifique:
Catherine Fuchs, ENS Ulm/Sevres
Christiane Marchello-Nizia, ENS Fontenay/Saint-Cloud.
Mary-Annick Morel, Universite de Paris III - Sorbonne-Nouvelle
Bert Peeters, University of Tasmania
Mariana Tutescu, Universitatea din Bucuresti
Marc Wilmet, Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Calendrier:
Date limite pour reception
des propositions de communication: 			1er september 2000
Decision sur les propositions:				decembre 2000
Date limite pour reception des articles:		15 avril 2001



Dr. Pierre Larriv�e

Lecturer in French Linguistics
French Language Co-ordinator
Examinations Officer

School of Languages and European Studies * BEST UK MODERN LANGUAGES
Aston University			 DEPARTMENT, THE GUARDIAN
Aston Triangle				 UNIVERSITY GUIDE *
Birmingham B4 7ET
United Kingdom

Tel +44 (0)121 359 3621 ext. 5454
Fax +44 (0)121 359 6153
Email P.LarriveeAston.ac.uk
Web http://www.les.aston.ac.uk/staff/pl.html
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Message 2: German Society for Linguistics (DGfS)

Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 17:06:59 +0200 (METDST)
From: Markus Bader <Markus.Baderrz.uni-jena.de>
Subject: German Society for Linguistics (DGfS)


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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

At the 22nd Annual Meeting of the German Society for Linguistics
(DGfS) in Leipzig (February 28 - March 2, 2001) there will be a
workshop on "The Influence of Lexical Information on Sentence
Comprehension" (for a description of the workshop, see below or at
the meeting's website http://www.uni-leipzig.de/~dgfs2001/index.html ).

We invite abstracts for 30 minutes (20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion)
presentations.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: August 15, 2000
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: September 15, 2000

Please send your abstract (no more than 1 page) to one of the organizers
listed below.

ORGANIZERS:

Sandra Muckel & Silke Urban
Graduiertenkolleg "Universalitae"t und Diverstaet:
Sprachliche Strukturen und Prozesse"
Centre of Cognitive Science
University of Leipzig
Bruehl 34-50
D-04109 Leipzig
Tel.: 0341-9737863 / Fax: 0341-9737869

e-mail: muckelsrz.uni-leipzig.de / urbanrz.uni-leipzig.de

Markus Bader
Institut fuer Germanistische Sprachwissenschaft
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitae"t Jena
Fuerstengraben 30
D-07740 Jena
Tel.: 03641-944314 / Fax: 03641-944302
email: xmkrz.uni-jena.de


***** Description of the Workshop ******

The Influence of Lexical Information on Sentence Comprehension

A major issue in psycholinguistic research on comprehending spoken 
or written language concerns the role played by item-specific, lexical 
information. Despite intensive research, it is still controversial whether 
there is a stage of syntactic analysis where a syntactic representation is 
constructed using only general syntactic knowledge and minimal lexical 
information (e.g., concerning the lexical categories of words), or 
whether syntactic analysis is guided by the whole range of lexical 
information from the beginning. This workshop will give the 
opportunity to present current empirical research on the use of lexically 
encoded information (from e.g. eye-tracking and reaction time studies, 
or studies measuring event-related potentials (ERP)), and to discuss 
the consequences of this research for models of the human sentence 
processing mechanism.

Topics that might be addressed in the workshop include:
- How is the information that verbs contribute to the syntactic 
 representation of sentences used for purposes of first- and second-
 pass parsing?
- How does the human parsing mechanism cope with syntactic 
 structures which are not (yet) lexically licensed (e.g. by the verb's 
 argument structure)?
- How are verb-final clauses processed?
- Are there language-particular differences in the use of lexical 
 information?
- How should the time course of lexical and syntactic processing be 
 modelled?
- Is it possible to use evidence gathered in psycho- or neurolinguistic 
 experiments in order to constraint grammatical models of the 
 interface between the lexicon and syntax?
- Is the use of lexical information influenced by prosodic or by 
 contextual information?

This workshop will be of interest to psycho- and neurolinguists as well 
as to theoretical linguists interested in the interplay between the lexicon 
and syntax.
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