LINGUIST List 11.2157

Fri Oct 6 2000

Calls: Pronouns, Classifier Systems

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  1. Elena Filimonova, Workshop THE TRUTHS ABOUT PRONOUNS AND HOW TRUE THEY ARE
  2. Soraya Stevens, GECCO-2001 Workshops

Message 1: Workshop THE TRUTHS ABOUT PRONOUNS AND HOW TRUE THEY ARE

Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2000 19:04:54 +0200
From: Elena Filimonova <Elena.Filimonovauni-konstanz.de>
Subject: Workshop THE TRUTHS ABOUT PRONOUNS AND HOW TRUE THEY ARE

Workshop
THE TRUTHS ABOUT PRONOUNS AND HOW TRUE THEY ARE.
within the framework of the DFG-funded Project "Sprachbaupl´┐Żne" 
http://www.ling.uni-konstanz.de/pages/proj/sprachbau.htm

December 15-16, 2000 University of Konstanz, Germany

Workshop organizers:
Elena Filimonova (Uni Konstanz)
Michael Cysouw (ZAS, Berlin)

The aim of the workshop is to exchange research results and stimulate
further work in the field of language universals, focusing on personal
pronouns.

Chief among the issues discussed will be generalizations, previously
suggested or new, about phonological, morphological and syntactic
properties of personal pronouns, especially those of 1st and 2nd
person. We are planning a special section on the inclusive/exclusive
opposition.

We especially welcome contributions to the following topics:
- Inclusive and Dual.
- Inclusive and 2Pl. 
- Incl/Excl and Gender.
- Inclusive und Associative.
- Incl/Excl and homophony in pronominal paradigm: synchronic and diachronic aspects.
- Incl/Excl and free vs. bound morphology.

Further topics:
- Incl/Excl and extra-linguistic aspects: Cultural and interactive meaning of the 
Incl/Excl opposition. Honorific usage of Incl/Excl.
- Diachrony of the Incl/Excl oppostion: Its origin and disapperance. Pidgins und 
Creoles.

In this workshop we will attempt to bring together typological,
historical and theoretical insights, in order to gain a better
understanding of personal pronouns.

Visit the Universals Archive at
http://www.ling.uni-konstanz.de/pages/proj/sprachbau.htm to
familiarize yourselves with pronoun truths on record.

Those interested in participating are asked to send a short abstract
to one of the following addresses (preferably by e-mail) by 10
November 2000. Papers may be presented in English or German.

Elena Filimonova
e-mail: elena.filimonovauni-konstanz.de
Universitaet Konstanz
Sprachwissenschaft
Fach D 186
78457 Konstanz
Tel. +49 7531 884287
Fax +49 7531 884190

Michael Cysouw
e-mail: m.cysouwlet.kun.nl
Zentrum fuer allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Linienstrasse 155
10115 Berlin
Tel. +49 30 2858270
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Message 2: GECCO-2001 Workshops

Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 07:52:34 -0400
From: Soraya Stevens <sstevensclancy.bbn.com>
Subject: GECCO-2001 Workshops


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 (Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference)
 GECCO-2001 Birds-of-a-feather Workshops Call for Proposals
 San Francisco, CA, USA
 July 7-11, 2001

		 http://www.isgec.org/GECCO-2001
	 http://www.isgec.org/GECCO-2001/workshops/index.html	
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The GECCO-2001 Program Committee would like to invite proposals for
Birds-of-a-feather workshops to be held during the 2001 Genetic and
Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO-2001).

Workshops provide an opportunity for researchers to meet and discuss topics
with a selected focus in an informal and interactive setting. Workshops are
an excellent forum for participants with common interests to explore new
approaches, critique existing approaches, and identify emerging areas of
interest in genetic and evolutionary computation (GEC). Members of all
segments of the GEC community are encouraged to submit proposals.

Individual workshops are half day (4 hours) in length. The general content
and format of each workshop will be determined by their organizers; however,
each workshop format should include a panel discussion. The panel can be
comprised of authors or other members who will lead discussions of the topic
at hand. Organizers are strongly encouraged to develop an interactive
workshop including ample time for general discussion.

Proposals for workshops should not exceed three pages in length and should
contain the following information:

 * A description of the workshop topic. Identify the specific
 issues on which the workshop will focus.

 * A brief discussion of why the topic is of particular interest
 to the GEC community at this time.

 * The names and full contact information (e-mail and postal
 addresses, fax, and telephone numbers) of the workshop
 organizer(s) and brief descriptions of their relevant expertise.

 * A brief description of the proposed workshop format, e.g. question and
 answer sessions, hands-on demonstrations, small group problem solving
 sessions, brainstorming sessions, short presentations, general discussion,
 or a combination of methods.

 * A list of potential attendees.

 * A list of potential panel members if the panel is not comprised of
 authors for workshop papers.

Organizers' whose proposals are accepted for GECCO workshops will be
responsible for coordinating the workshop and gathering abstracts for
publication. Attendance of the workshops will be open to all GECCO attendees.
All organizers, participants, and presenters must register for the GECCO-2001
conference. Abstracts from each workshop presentations will be published in a
separate workshop proceedings. Details and additional deadlines will be
provided once decisions have been made on the proposals.

Workshop proposals should be submitted as soon as possible
and must be recieved no later than Wednesday, November 1, 2000.

NOTE: Please submit proposals in PLAIN TEXT email format.
(Please do not send html formatted text or encoded attachments.)

Organizers will be notified of the committee's decisions 
shortly thereafter.

Please send proposals and inquiries regarding workshops to:

 Soraya Rana Stevens
 BBN Technologies
 10 Moulton Street MS 6/3A
 Cambridge, MA 02138
 Phone: 617-873-2681
 Fax: 617-873-4328
 sstevensbbn.com (e-mail preferred)

Please see the GECCO-2001 webpage for conference information:
http://www.isgec.org/GECCO-2001

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