LINGUIST List 11.752

Mon Apr 3 2000

Calls: SNIPPETS/Syntax/Semantics, Discourse Anaphora

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  1. Snippets, SNIPPETS Syntax/Semantics: extended deadline for submissions
  2. mcenery, Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution

Message 1: SNIPPETS Syntax/Semantics: extended deadline for submissions

Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2000 17:22:39 +0200
From: Snippets <>
Subject: SNIPPETS Syntax/Semantics: extended deadline for submissions

For various reasons, we are extending the deadline for submissions to
Issue 2 of the syntax-semantics newsletter SNIPPETS. The new deadline

		* APRIL 12, 2000. *

Contributions are welcome until then.

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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 things:

 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.


We will solicit submissions issue by issue. A new submission deadline
will be announced for each issue, and the submissions that we receive
we will consider only for that issue. The submissions that we accept
will be printed in the upcoming issue; none will be scheduled for a
later issue.

Submissions are to be a _maximum_ of 500 words (including examples),
with an additional half page allowed for diagrams, tables and
references. Given that we envision the submissions themselves as
footnotes, _the submissions may not contain footnotes of their own_.
The ideal submission is one paragraph; a submission of five lines is
perfectly acceptable. _We will not consider abstracts_.

We will accept electronic submissions at the address 

Paper submissions should be sent to

		Caterina Donati 
		Facolta' di Lingue
		Universita' di Urbino
		Piazza Rinascimento 7
		61029 Urbino
We strongly encourage electronic submissions. Electronic 
submissions may take the form of the text of an e-mail message, or 
an attached file. The attached file should be a simple text file, 
a Word file (Mac or Windows), or a Rich Text Format (RTF) file. 

All submissions must state the name and affiliation of the 
author(s), and a (postal or electronic) return address.

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Message 2: Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution

Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 13:55:23 +0100 (BST)
From: mcenery <>
Subject: Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution


		 Third International Conference on
	 Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution

		 Lancaster University, UK
		 November 16 - 18, 2000

			 Sponsored by
	 The Linguistics Association of Great Britain
	 In association with The University of Lancaster and 
	 The North-west Centre for Linguistics
Following the success of the second international conference of the
North-west Centre for Linguistics on the theme of Questions, we invite
you to submit a paper for the North-west Centre's Third International
conference. This conference has the theme of Discourse Anaphora and
Anaphor Resolution. This event follows on from two previous conferences
on this topic at Lancaster in 1996 and 1998.

DAARC2000 aims to continue the trend set by the previous DAARC events,
which brought together a wide variety of research on discourse anaphora
and anaphor resolution. Our goal will be to review this diverse field
and consider the many changes that have taken place in it in recent

The DAARC2000 colloquium will take place on the 16-18th November 2000 at
Lancaster University, UK. We would like to invite anyone currently
researching in the areas of discourse anaphora and anaphor resolution
to submit a paper for DAARC2000. The closing date for submission is
30/6/00. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 31/7/00

Please send abstracts of no more than 200 words to the DAARC2000
organising committee at the following email address:

If you prefer to send an abstract by surface mail, please send a paper
copy of your abstract to the following address:

Dr Tony McEnery,
Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language,
Lancaster University,
Lancaster LA1 4YT 
United Kingdom
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