LINGUIST List 11.568

Tue Mar 14 2000

Calls: Event Structure, Compared Lexicons/Grammars

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  1. Hana Filip, PATHS AND TELICITY IN EVENT STRUCTURE - ESSLLI 2000 Workshop
  2. Cristina Mota, XIXth International Colloquium on Compared Lexicons and Grammars

Message 1: PATHS AND TELICITY IN EVENT STRUCTURE - ESSLLI 2000 Workshop

Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 16:45:51 -0600 (CST)
From: Hana Filip <filipling.nwu.edu>
Subject: PATHS AND TELICITY IN EVENT STRUCTURE - ESSLLI 2000 Workshop

			 ESSLLI 2000 Workshop on
		
	 PATHS AND TELICITY IN EVENT STRUCTURE 

			 August 6 - 10, 2000

		 A workshop held as part of the
 Twelfth European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
			 ESSLLI-2000
 	 August 6 - 18, 2000, Birmingham, Great Britain


	 	 ** FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS **

 		 Submission Deadline: April 15, 2000


ORGANIZER: Hana Filip, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
		

DESCRIPTION:
The workshop focuses on the structuring of eventuality types 
by means of Paths, with special reference to the sources of 
telicity effects that are related to Paths in the concrete 
spatial domain, but also in a variety of other domains: cp. 
"John ran along/toward/into the house", "The train squealed
into/out of the station", "John hammered the metal flat". 

The structure of eventuality types and spatial relations are clearly 
central to our understanding of categories encoded in linguistic 
expressions and to our understanding of human cognition. Several 
research domains--linguistics, cognitive science, artificial 
intelligence and psychology--have focused on different 
aspects of these topics. While significant breakthroughs have 
been achieved in all these domains, the theoretical structures 
proposed tend to share little in common. One of the goals of this 
workshop is to bring to the fore the connections among them, 
and ultimately to show how a synthesis of the relevant results 
can be useful in the formulation of linguistic hypotheses in 
the domain event structure and telicity, and in providing empirical 
motivation for them. 

The aim of the workshop is to bring together researchers working 
on linguistic, logical, computational and/or psychological 
aspects of the workshop topic, and submissions from all these areas 
of research are welcome.

Topics of the workshop will include (but are not limited to) 
the following four main areas:

(1) the ingredients of a general semantic framework for the 
representation of eventuality types involving Paths in a variety 
of dimensions, and for the calculation of the telic and atelic 
interpretation of sentences in which Paths of various types 
are crucially implicated;
	
(2) representational issues at the level of event structure, 
and the mapping between event structure and syntax; 
the treatment of mismatches between semantic and syntactic categories
(in terms of general compositional rules vs. other kinds of mechanism, 
such as telicity shifts and coercion, underspecification at the level 
of verbal and/or phrasal meanings);

(3) mathematical, logical and computational aspects of modelling of 
spatial relations (e.g., the axis and vector grammars, and their suitability 
for describing directional expressions in human language);

(4) the possibility of identifying universals of basic spatial terms 
that may pre-linguistically available to human beings and that are 
subject to modification by linguistic (and extra-lingustics) experience. 


SUBMISSION:
All researchers, but especially Ph.D. students and young researchers, are 
invited to submit an abstract by April 15, 2000. Electronic submissions are 
highly encouraged (preferably as plain ASCII or Postscript). Abstracts 
should not exceed 2 (A4 or letter) pages, typeset in 10-12 points, 
with at least 2.5 cm / 1 inch margins. Submitted abstracts should 
be anonymous and be accompanied by the following details:

 - Title
 - Authors' names and affiliation
 - Address
 - E-mail addresses

Submissions should be sent before April 15, 2000 to the following
address:

Hana Filip
Department of Linguistics
Northwestern University
2016 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-4090
USA
	
Tel: 847-491-7020 
Fax: 847-491-3770

e-mail: filipbabel.ling.nwu.edu	
	
If electronic submission is impossible, please send four copies of the 
paper to the above address. Informal enquiries by e-mail to 
the organizer are most welcome.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to submit full papers by 
June 1, 2000. Papers should not exceed 10 (A4 or letter) pages, 
typeset in 10-12 points, with at least 2.5 cm / 1 inch margins. 
The papers will be made available in a summer school reader. 
If sufficiently many high-quality papers are submitted, they may be 
published in an edited volume.

IMPORTANT DATES:

 April 15, 2000: Deadline for abstract submissions
 May 1, 2000: Notification of acceptance
 June 1, 2000: Final version of paper due
 August 6, 2000: Start of workshop

FURTHER INFORMATION:

To obtain further information about ESSLLI'2000 please visit
http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~esslli/
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Message 2: XIXth International Colloquium on Compared Lexicons and Grammars

Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 11:28:57 +0000
From: Cristina Mota <cristinalabel2.ist.utl.pt>
Subject: XIXth International Colloquium on Compared Lexicons and Grammars


XIX INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM

ON COMPARED LEXICONS AND GRAMMARS

Ericeira, Portugal, September 16th-21st, 2000



CALL FOR PAPERS (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

The Colloquium is intended to bring together linguists who
are working since more than 20 years on computerized data 
that constitute coherent lexicon-grammars of different 
languages.

Contributions may include, but are not limited to:
- Syntax and lexicon;
- Relations between lexicon and syntax;
- Formalized lexicons and grammars;
- Large-scale electronic dictionaries;
- Corpora processing.


PLEASE NOTE,
Due to late publication of our conference announcement in
some sources, the deadline for the submission of paper 
proposals (initially fixed on February 29th, 2000) has been 
extended until MARCH 27th, 2000. Please send submissions 
(attached WORD, RTF or HTML file) and questions to:

elisabetlabel.ist.utl.pt
or
leclereladl.jussieu.fr


A website which provides additional information on the
workshop is located at:

http://label2.ist.utl.pt/coll2000/


Elisabete Ranchhod
Christian Lecl�re
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