LINGUIST List 11.289

Fri Feb 11 2000

Calls: Formal Grammar, Language Acquisition

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  1. Dan Flickinger, Formal Ling: Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar/ HPSG-2000
  2. Paul Peranteau, Lang Acquisition: The Annual Review of Lang Acquisition

Message 1: Formal Ling: Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar/ HPSG-2000

Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 15:49:51 -0800
From: Dan Flickinger <danfcsli.Stanford.EDU>
Subject: Formal Ling: Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar/ HPSG-2000


Please note that the deadline for submitting abstracts for the HPSG-2000
conference is almost upon us. All abstracts must be received either via
email or hard copy on or before 

			 15 February 2000

Please see below for details.

		 7th International Conference on
		 Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
		 University of California, Berkeley

			 22-23 July 2000

The 7th International Conference on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar will
be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 22-23, 2000, as part of the Berkeley
Formal Grammar Conference 2000 at the University of California, Berkeley, The
event will consist of LFG2000 (July 19-20), HPSG-2000 (July 22-23), and a
common day of workshops on July 21, entitled "Lexical and Constructional
Explanations in Constraint-Based Grammar", offering a valuable opportunity for
interaction among researchers of these two frameworks.

Abstracts for HPSG-2000 are solicited for 20-minute presentations (followed by
10 minutes of discussion) which address linguistic, foundational, or 
computational issues relating to the framework of Head-Driven Phrase Structure
Grammar. Authors are particularly encouraged to submit papers which will be
accessible to researchers and students working in both HPSG and LFG.


 We invite E-MAIL submissions of abstracts for 20-minute papers, to consist 
 of two parts

 1) a separate information page in plain text format, containing 
 - author name(s)
 - affiliation(s) 
 - e-mail and postal address(es) 
 - title of paper

 2) an extended abstract of not more than 5 (five) pages, including all
 figures and references. Abstracts may be either in plain ASCII or in 
 (unix-compatible encoded) PostScript, PDF, or DVI format.

 Abstracts should be sent to

 All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers,
 so authors are asked to avoid self-references in the abstracts.


 15 February 2000


 31 March 2000


Dan Flickinger, chair		Detmar Meurers
Gosse Bouma			Chris Manning
Georgia Green			Paola Monachesi
Takao Gunji			Tsuneko Nakazawa
Tibor Kiss			Louisa Sadler
Dimitra Kolliakou		Ivan Sag
Rob Malouf			Stephen Wechsler


 Pending final approval by the publisher, a selected number of papers will be 
 published as a volume in the CSLI series "Studies in Constraint-Based 
 Lexicalism". There will be a separate round of submission and reviewing for 
 this volume after the conference. 


 Web site for HPSG-2000:

 For further information, email
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Message 2: Lang Acquisition: The Annual Review of Lang Acquisition

Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 20:39:31 -0500
From: Paul Peranteau <>
Subject: Lang Acquisition: The Annual Review of Lang Acquisition



John Benjamins Publishing Company is launching a new yearly publication:

The Annual Review of Language Acquisition

The Annual Review will be devoted to research in the domain of first 
language acquisition, i.e., the process of acquiring command of a first 
language. It will focus on research that has been reported in recently 
defended PhD theses. The major share of contributions to the yearbook will 
consist of 20-25 page (approximately) edited summaries of, or excerpts 
from, dissertations addressing issues in first language acquisition. These 
papers should be written by the original author of the dissertation, 
conform to the format of a journal article, and thus be comprehensible 
without reference to the source text.

The Annual Review will publish reports of original research pertaining to 
various approaches to first language acquisition, be it experimental, 
observational, computational, clinical or theoretical, provided that the 
work is of high quality. The Annual Review also welcomes studies in which 
first language acquisition is compared to L2 acquisition, as well as 
studies on language acquisition under abnormal conditions. In all of the 
areas covered, the Annual Review of Language Acquisition will be dedicated 
to creative and groundbreaking research.

The yearbook, in its printed form, will be supplemented by an attractive 
website. The website will provide access to electronic copies the printed 
papers, but, more importantly, it will present background materials such as 
a resume of the author, excerpts of audio or video materials related to the 
reported research, tips for further reading, and links to relevant websites.

Any student who has a dissertation completed in 1999 is invited to submit a 
manuscript based on this work. In order to be eligible for publication, the 
manuscript should be of outstanding quality. Particularly, contributions 
are sought which excel with regard to the integration of behavioral data 
and (psycho) linguistic theorizing. More specifically, the Annual Review 
sollicits papers which
* develop new theoretical ideas to account for a set of facts;
* open up a new empirical domain, e.g. explore a relatively unknown 
language, or apply a new or unknown experimental approach.
* report findings that are considered important for pertinent debates in 
the field.

Next to these research reports, which will be subject to peer-review, each 
issue of the Annual Review will contain one critical review of the 
state-of-the-art in a subdomain of first language acquisition research. 
This paper will be commissioned by the editors.

The Annual Review of Language Acquisition

Lynn Santelmann (Portland State University)
Maaike Verrips, (Utrecht University)
Frank Wijnen, (Utrecht University)

Editorial Board
Peter Culicover (The Ohio State University)
Katherine Demuth (Brown University)
Jeff Elman (UCSD)
LouAnn Gerken (University of Arizona)
Marco Haverkort (University Groningen)
Jack Hoeksema (Univerity of Groningen)
Angeliek van Hout (Utrecht University)
Nina Hyams (UCLA)
Clara C. Levelt (Free University Amsterdam)
Laurence B. Leonard (Purdue University)
Natascha Mueller (University of Hamburg)
Johanne Paradis (University of Alberta)
William Philip (Utrecht University)
Susan Powers (University of Potsdam)
Thomas Roeper (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
Petra Schulz (University of Konstanz)
Ann Senghas (Columbia University)
William B. Snyder (University of Connecticut)
Karin Stromswold (Rutgers University)
Jill de Villiers (Smith College)

The managing editor at John Benjamins is: Kees Vaes (

Submission of Proposals

Interested authors are invited to get in touch with the Editors of ARLA at 
the following address:

Editors of ARLA
Trans 10
3512 JK Utrecht
The Netherlands

The deadline for submissions to the 2001 issue is set at: March 1, 2000

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