LINGUIST List 11.2158

Fri Oct 6 2000

Calls: Corpus Linguistics, Verb Semantics

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  1. Dr Tony McEnery, Corpus Linguistics 2001
  2. solovyev, Verb semantics

Message 1: Corpus Linguistics 2001

Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 14:18:33 +0100 (BST)
From: Dr Tony McEnery <>
Subject: Corpus Linguistics 2001



Lancaster (UK), 30 March - 2 April 2001

Incorporating a celebration of the life and works of Geoffrey Leech, with
invited talks from:

Prof. Douglas Biber - TBA

Prof. Jennifer Thomas - "Negotiating meaning: a pragmatic analysis of
indirectness in political interviews"

Prof. Geoffrey Sampson - "Thoughts on Twenty Years of Drawing Trees"

Prof. Mick Short - "Style in Fiction and Non-fiction: A Corpus-based
approach to Speech, Thought and Writing Presentation"

Corpus Linguistics 2001 will be a forum for all concerned with the
computer-assisted empirical analysis of natural language. Our
definition of 'corpus' is broad, and we therefore welcome those working on
substantial literary texts or other kinds of text collection as well as
more 'traditional' corpus linguists.

Similarly, we wish to encourage further cross-fertilization between work
occurring in language engineering (e.g. information extraction,
parsing) and linguistics. We believe that corpus linguists should be aware
of the latest developments in language processing. We also believe that
language engineers should be aware of the findings and needs of corpus

The aims of Corpus Linguistics 2001 are:

1. to encourage dialogue between those working on similar issues in
different languages and between areas with a (perhaps as yet
untapped) potential to interact.

2. to encourage dialogue between researchers using corpora in linguistics
and those using corpora in language engineering.

3. to celebrate the life and works of Geoffrey Leech.

Geoffrey Leech reaches 65 in 2001, and as part of the celebrations for
this event, a special series of lectures will be given during the
conference by four invited speakers who have worked closely with Geoff at
various stages in his career: Doug Biber, Jenny Thomas, Geoff Sampson and
Mick Short.

For the main conference, papers of ca. 20 minutes are invited on topics
such as:

- corpus-based studies of any language level in any language
- contrastive corpus linguistics
- computer-aided studies of style
- corpus- or text-based lexicography
- corpus/text building, encoding and annotation
- development of corpus-based language engineering tools
- applications of computer-aided text analysis in non-linguistic fields
 (market research, advertising, media studies, sociology, psychology,

Proposals for workshops (half day or full day) are also invited. Topics
broadly in line with the theme of the conference will be
considered. Workshops will be held on the 29th March. The conference
language will be English.



Abstracts of up to one page should be submitted to the Programme Committee
by 1st Dec 2000. As well as an outline of the paper, the abstract should
include the authors' names, affiliations, and contact addresses (including
e-mail and fax numbers).


Abstracts of two pages should be submitted to the Programme Committee by
1st Dec 2000. The abstract should include the names of the organizers,
their contact details, and the projected number of papers to be presented
at the workshop. Workshop organizers should also indicate whether they
wish to generate a set of proceedings for their workshop.

Those proposing a software demonstration should additionally indicate in
detail what (if any) hardware and software requirements they have.


Proceedings will be produced from the conference. Additionally, selected
papers will appear in an edited collection to be published in honour of
Geoffrey Leech.


Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2000

Proposers notified of acceptance of workshops: 8 December 2000

Authors notified of acceptance of papers: 15 December 2001

Deadline for full papers (for proceedings): 13 February 2001
[Full details will be sent with notices of acceptance.]


Local committee

Tony McEnery (Lancaster University)
Andrew Wilson (Lancaster University) 
Paul Rayson (Lancaster University)

General committee

Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (Lodz University)
Jock McNaught (UMIST)
Charles Meyer (University of Massachusetts, Boston)
Ruslan Mitkov (Wolverhampton University)
Wolf-Dieter Syring (Greifswald University)


Programme Committee
Corpus Linguistics 2001
Department of Linguistics and MEL
Lancaster University
Lancaster LA1 4YT

Tel: +44 1524 843085
Fax: +44 1524 593024
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Message 2: Verb semantics

Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 19:03:55 +0300
From: solovyev <>
Subject: Verb semantics


 Second call for papers 

On-line conference "COGNITIVE APPROACHE TO VERB SEMANTICS" is going to be
held on November 15th to 25th 2000.
The organizers are Kazan State University and "Web Journal of Formal,
Computational & Cognitive Linguistics"
( It will be the forth on-line
conference organized by the "Web Journal of Formal,
Computational & Cognitive Linguistics".
The aim of the conference is comparison of the approaches of different
linguistic theories to description of the verb semantics and understanding
cognitive bases of language. Papers on all aspects of these problems are

All the papers will be put on the Web site of the Journal. The proceedings
of the conference are to be published in the Journal and on CD.

 Paper selection and review procedures will be similar to those of a
regular conference. We ask you send a shot abstract in ASCII and paper in
ASCII or RTF or PostScript. Length of the paper is not limited. The
language of the conference is English. Abstracts and papers must be send
to <>. The first 3 lines of the message should consist of

 The title of the paper
 Your name
 Your email address
Our time-frame is:

Deadline for papers: October 31, 2000

Final program announced: November, 10, 2000

Participation in the on-line conference will be carried out on the list
VERB.LIST that has been created for that purpose. To subscribe 
to this list, send the following message to <>:


Once you have received confirmation of your subscription, you may send
messages to <>. A record of all received messages will be
maintained on a specific Web page at the conference site. Everyone
subscribed to the list will receive these 
messages. If you wish to leave the list, send the following message to


At the end of the conference participants will be automatically removed
from the VERB.LIST.
- --------------------------------------------------------------------
Valery Solovyev
Editor of the "Web Journal of Formal, Computational & Cognitive
Kazan State University, Dep. Computer Science, Kazan, 420008, Russia

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