LINGUIST List 11.444

Thu Mar 2 2000

Calls: Syntax-semantics, Humanities Colloquium

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  1. Snippets, Syntax-semantics Journal
  2. John Dunnion, Humanities Computing Colloquium: "What's all the Hype in Hypertext About?"

Message 1: Syntax-semantics Journal

Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2000 18:34:37 +0100
From: Snippets <>
Subject: Syntax-semantics Journal


for submissions to the second issue of the 
syntax-semantics newsletter _Snippets_


Relevant information follows about the newsletter, and 
about how to submit: 

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(From the SNIPPETS Editorial Statement)

The aim of _Snippets_ is to publish specific remarks that 
motivate research or that make theoretical points germane to 
current work. The ideal contribution is the ideal footnote: a 
side remark that taken on its own is not worth lengthy development 
but that needs to be said. 


We will publish notes that contribute to the study of _syntax and 
semantics in generative grammar_. The notes are to be brief, 
self-contained and explicit. They may do any of the following 

 a. point out an empirical phenomenon that goes against accepted 
 generalizations or that shows that some aspect of a theory is 
 b. point out unnoticed minimal pairs that fall outside the scope 
 of any existing theory;
 c. point out an empirical phenomenon that confirms the 
 predictions of a theory in an area where the theory has not 
 been tested;
 d. explicitly describe technical inconsistencies in a theory or 
 in a set of frequently adopted assumptions;
 e. explicitly describe unnoticed assumptions that underlie a 
 theory or assumptions that a theory needs to be supplemented 
 with in order to make desired predictions; 
 f. propose an idea for a pilot experiment in language acquisition 
 or language processing that directly bears on theoretical 
 g. call attention to little-known or forgotten literature in 
 which issues of immediate relevance are discussed.


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Submissions are to be a _maximum_ of 500 words (including examples), 
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Message 2: Humanities Computing Colloquium: "What's all the Hype in Hypertext About?"

Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2000 21:39:19 +0000 (GMT)
From: John Dunnion <>
Subject: Humanities Computing Colloquium: "What's all the Hype in Hypertext About?"



"What's all the Hype in Hypertext About?"
A Humanities Computing Colloquium
10-11 March 2000
University College Dublin, Ireland
Sponsored by the Computer Science English Initiative

"What's all the Hype in Hypertext About?" provides delegates with an
opportunity of examining how the newer technologies are changing
humanities teaching and research. Invited speakers examine the
theoretical, pedagogical and interpretative dimensions, as well as
the challenges, opportunities, and limitations of this multi-
disciplinary genre. The colloquium is designed for those with little
experience of humanities computing as well as those already
working with digital technology. It begins on Friday evening, 10
March at 7:30, and continues on Saturday, 11 March.

For further details, including registration, see

Programme of Events:

A keynote lecture by Professor Jerome McGann, University of
Scholarly Adventures in Computerland. Field Notes from N-
Dimensional Space

Dr Marilyn Deegan, University of Oxford
Digital Resources and Digital Libraries: New Opportunities for the

Professor Koenraad de Smedt, University of Bergen
Teaching Humanities in the Information Age

Dr Willard McCarty, King's College London
Essential Problems of Humanities Computing

Dr Susan Schreibman, New Jersey Institute of Technology
Time and Space in Hyperspace: A New Frontier


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