LINGUIST List 11.1755

Mon Aug 14 2000

Calls: Michigan Ling Society, NLP/IR/Word senses

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  1. Peter J. Binkert, Michigan Linguistic Society (MLS)
  2. Priscilla Rasmussen, Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2000)

Message 1: Michigan Linguistic Society (MLS)

Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2000 11:42:58 -0400 (EDT)
From: Peter J. Binkert <>
Subject: Michigan Linguistic Society (MLS)

Hello everyone,

Please post and announce to students and colleagues the final call for
papers for MLS copied below. Note also that there is a change in the
notification date to October 1.


Dr. Peter J. Binkert
Chair, Department of Linguistics
Director, Center for American English
Oakland University
Rochester, MI 48309-4401

248-370-2175 (voice)
248-370-3144 (fax)


Annual Meeting of the Michigan Linguistic Society
Saturday, November 4, 2000

Oakland Center, Gold Rooms
Oakland University
Rochester, Michigan

Keynote Speaker: Mark Hale
 Department of Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics
 Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Abstracts are invited in all areas of linguistics. Presentations will be
fifteen minutes in length plus five minutes for discussion.

Abstract submission guidelines:

* Deadline for receipt of abstracts is September 15, 2000.
* Abstracts should be limited to 500 words excluding references.
* The title of the abstract should appear at the top of the abstract
 and the author's name, abstract title, affiliation and email address
 should appear on a separate page.
* Abstracts should be submitted by email to as a
 Word or WordPerfect file or Postscript attachment.
* Abstracts may also be submitted in hard copy form by faxing three
 copies to the attention of MLS Abstract Review Committee at
 248-370-3144 or by mailing three copies to MLS 2000, Department of
 Linguistics, Oakland University, Rochester MI 48309-4401

Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously, and notification of acceptance
will be sent by October 1, 2000. Registration, conference information,
and a campus map can be found on the website of the Linguistics
Department at Oakland University:

For further information about Oakland University, see

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Message 2: Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2000)

Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2000 16:15:44 EDT
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2000)

		*** ACL-2000 Workshop Date Changes ***

NOTICE: The folowing ACL-2000 Workshops' dates have been changed. You 
will be receiving a hardcopy mailing which has the wrong dates listed.
We apologize for the error and hope it will not effect your plans.

Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval
	Currently Listed As:		Will Actually Be:
	Saturday, 7th October 2000	Sunday, 8th October 2000

Workshop on Word senses and Multi-linguality (organized by SIGLEX)
	Currently Listed As:		Will Actually Be:
	Sunday, 8th October 2000	Saturday, 7th October 2000

	*** Possibly a Great Deal on Airfare to Hong Kong ***

I don't know how many of you who are considering going to ACL-2000 in
Hong Kong find yourselves in the same position as me...Lots of mileage
and other reward program points that you might be able to use. I have
lots of points in the American Express Rewards Program and they have an
arrangement right now that allows round trip to Hong Kong for $299 plus
20,000 points or 70,000 point and a "free" round trip economy class
ticket on Cathay Pacific Airlines. I just successfully booked my flight
for $350.30 ($299 + 20,000 points + $41.80 + $9.50 for taxes and such).

This is not an endorsement by ACL of either American Express nor of
Cathay Pacific. It is simply something I found that may make travelling
to ACL-2000 easier for you.
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