LINGUIST List 11.2045

Tue Sep 26 2000

Calls: Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue, Phonology

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  1. root, Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue - BI-DIALOG 2001
  2. ruben van de vijver, Phonology Conference (HILP 5)

Message 1: Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue - BI-DIALOG 2001

Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2000 11:47:24 +0200
From: root <>
Subject: Semantics/Pragmatics of Dialogue - BI-DIALOG 2001

 First Call for Papers



 Bielefeld University, Germany
 June 14-16 2001

Bi-Dialog 2001 will be the fifth in a series of workshops that aim
at bringing together researchers working on the semantics and
pragmatics of dialogues in fields such as artificial intelligence,
formal semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, 
philosophy, and psychology.

We invite abstracts on all topics related to the semantics and
pragmatics of dialogues, including, but not limited to:

- common ground in communication
- semantic interpretation in dialogues
- modelling agents' information states and how they get updated
- multi-agent models
- reference in dialogues
- dialogue and discourse structure
- reasoning in spoken and multimodal dialogue systems


Authors should submit an anonymous extended abstract of at most 5
single-column pages (for talks with a duration of 30' plus 10'
discussion) together with a separate page specifying the authors'
names, affiliation, address, and e-mail address. The abstracts 
should be submitted electronically (in LaTeX, postscript, html, 
ascii, or pdf format) to:


Papers due: February 15th
Acceptance notice: April 15th
Final version due: May 22
Conference: June 14-16th

INVITED SPEAKERS (preliminary):

Simon Garrod (HCRC), Alex Lascarides (HCRC), Robert van der Sandt
(Univ. Nijmegen), Isabel Gomez Txurruka (ILCLI)

ADVISORY BOARD (preliminary):

Ellen Bard (HCRC), Anton Benz (HU Berlin), Peter Bosch (Univ. 
Osnabrueck), Robin Cooper (Goteborg Univ.), Claire Gardent (Univ.
des Saarlandes), Joris Hulstijn (Vrije Univ. Amsterdam), Yasuhiro
Katagiri (ATR MIC RL), Ian Lewin (SRI), Massimo Poesio (HCRC), Uwe
Reyle (IMS), Henk Zeevat (ILLC)


The workshop will take place at Bielefeld University. The local 
organizers are Peter Kuehnlein, Hannes Rieser, and Henk Zeevat.


Information about Bielefeld University:

News about the conference will be posted on the workshop's Web 
page at

Send emails to or for questions about local 

Previous workshops in this series include:

MunDial'97 (Munich)
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Twendial'98 (Twente)
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Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam)
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Gotalog'00 (Gothenburg)
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Message 2: Phonology Conference (HILP 5)

Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 09:09:25 +0200
From: ruben van de vijver <>
Subject: Phonology Conference (HILP 5)

Call for papers: The Fifth HIL [Holland Institute of Generative
Linguistics] Phonology Conference (HILP 5) will be held from January
11-13, 2001 at the University of Potsdam, Germany. It is organized by
the Institute for Linguistics of the Potsdam University and sponsored
by the DFG (Research Group "Conflicting Rules")

deadline for abstracts : 1 October 2000

Abstracts are invited in all areas of phonology, and
particularly on the conference theme:

 ������ Conflicts in Phonology

Since the emergence of constraint-based approaches to phonology,
conflicts and how to resolve them have been an important research
topic. We welcome talks on conflicts between different aspects of
phonology, but also between phonology and other domains of grammar,
like syntax, morphology and semantics.

 ������ Besides the main conference, there will be three workshops.
Workshop themes will be:
 ������ - Intonation in OT
 ������ - Stratification of the lexicon and the phonology of loanwords
 ������ - Language acquisition (with an emphasis on the areas of learnability,
acquisition and typology, and acquisition of stored representations)

Please submit six copies of an abstract of maximally two pages (plus one of
references) before 1 October 2000.
Only one of the abstracts should identify the author and her/his
affiliation. The program will be announced on 1 November.
Selected papers will be published in a reviewed volume of
proceedings. The contents of earlier volumes (HIL Phonology
Papers I, II and III, IV) are listed on the web site:

Please submit abstracts to:

 ������ HILP 5 Committee
 ������ Institute for Linguistics
 ������ University of Potsdam
 ������ Postfach 501553
 ������ 14415 Potsdam
 ������ Germany

contact : Caroline Fery, Antony Green, Ruben van de Vijver
e-mail :
web site :

Abstracts submitted by e-mail before 1 October will be considered
on the condition that a hard copy follows within a week.
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