LINGUIST List 11.1862

Mon Sep 4 2000

Calls: Semantics/Under-Represented Lang, Comp Ling

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  1. Lisa Matthewson, Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas (SULA)
  2. J. Zavrel, Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands: CLIN2000

Message 1: Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas (SULA)

Date: Sun, 03 Sep 2000 13:02:39 -0400
From: Lisa Matthewson <>
Subject: Semantics of Under-Represented Languages in the Americas (SULA)



University of Massachusetts, Amherst

APRIL 20-22, 2001

The Department of Linguistics at the University of
Massachusetts, Amherst is pleased to announce a special
conference on the formal semantics of under-represented
languages of the Americas. The goal of the conference is to
bring together researchers working on languages or
dialects which do not have an established tradition of work
in formal semantics. Examples include native languages of
North or South America, African American English, ASL,
Yiddish, or Brazilian Portuguese. We also invite
submissions from those working on child languages
(acquisition of semantics). We especially encourage
abstract submissions from those whose work involves
primary fieldwork or experimentation as well as analysis.

The conference will consist of several panel discussions organized
around language themes, plus general sessions. The paper length for
the general sessions will be 30 minutes, plus 15 minutes for
discussion. We strongly encourage the participation of graduate


Emmon Bach (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Leora Bar-El (University of British Columbia)
Sigrid Beck (University of Connecticut)
Maria Bittner (Rutgers University)
Sandra Chung (University of California Santa Cruz)
Molly Diesing (Cornell University)
Lisa Green (University of Texas at Austin)
Ken Hale (MIT)
Irene Heim (MIT)
William A. Ladusaw (University of California Santa Cruz)
Barbara Partee (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Tom Roeper (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
William Snyder (University of Connecticut)
Michael Terry (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Ken Wexler (MIT)
Douglas Wharram (University of Connecticut)

Angelika Kratzer and Lisa Matthewson

Hotel Northampton, Northampton, Massachusetts.


Please submit 3 copies of a two-page abstract to the
following address:

Lisa Matthewson / SULA
Department of Linguistics
University of Massachusetts
South College, Box 37130
Amherst, MA 01003-7130

Font should be at least 12 point; if the abstract has to be a little
longer than two pages, that's okay. Include title, author and contact
information on a separate sheet. Abstracts may also be submitted by
e-mail, to

September 20, 2000

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Message 2: Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands: CLIN2000

Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 19:09:50 +0200 (MET DST)
From: J. Zavrel <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands: CLIN2000

Deadline Extension (to September 10th, 2000) and Last Call for Papers

 CLIN 2000
 Eleventh CLIN Meeting
 (Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands)
 Held in conjunction with BNAIC 2000, The Belgian-Dutch AI Conference

 Friday, 3 November, 2000
 Computational Linguistics
 Tilburg University

This is to inform you that the abstract submission deadline for the
Eleventh CLIN Meeting has been extended to Sunday, September 10th.

Researchers are invited to present papers on all aspects of
computational linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax,
semantics, pragmatics, machine translation, computational
lexicography, formal languages, grammar formalisms, information
retrieval, information extraction, text mining, knowledge
representation, corpus-oriented methods, etc.).

Authors should submit an abstract in English or Dutch (preferably by
e-mail, in flat ASCII). The abstract should contain:

- a title 
- your name, address, affiliation, and e-mail address 
- a short outline of the paper (10-20 lines) 

You can send your abstract to: 

or, if email is not possible, to: 
Computational Linguistics
Tilburg University
PO box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg
The Netherlands 

Deadline for submission: 10 September 2000 (extended!)
Notification of acceptance: 15 September 2000. 

The local organisation committee of this year's meeting consists of
Walter Daelemans, Khalil Sima'an, Jorn Veenstra, and Jakub Zavrel.

A volume with proceedings of the tenth CLIN meeting (held 10 December
1999, in Utrecht) will be available at this year's meeting. We intend
to produce a volume of the proceedings of CLIN 2000 before CLIN
2001. Papers for these proceedings will have to be written in English;
they will be reviewed by a committee to be appointed in due time.

This and future information about CLIN 2000 will be made available via
the CLIN home page:
or the CLIN2000 home page:
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