LINGUIST List 11.781

Wed Apr 5 2000

Calls: Ling Association/Southwest, Symbol processing

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  1. Mary Jane Hurst, Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO)
  2. Jeanny S. Ryffel, Symbol processing session (ISA'2000)

Message 1: Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO)

Date: Wed, 05 Apr 2000 09:43:24 -0500
From: Mary Jane Hurst <mjhurstTTU.EDU>
Subject: Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO)

Call for Papers: 29th Annual LASSO Conference

Abstracts are now being accepted for the 2000 meeting of the
Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO). Papers on any topic
in linguistics will be considered, though submissions on the
conference theme of "Minority Languages in the Americas" are
particularly encouraged. Abstracts may be in English or in Spanish.

The abstract deadline is June 1, 2000. Send submissions
to <>.

The conference will be held in Puebla, Mexico, from
October 13-15, 2000.

For further information, visit LASSO's website:

Mary Jane Hurst, Ph.D.
Professor of English, Texas Tech University
Executive Director, LASSO
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Message 2: Symbol processing session (ISA'2000)

Date: Wed, 5 Apr 2000 14:32:25 -0600
From: Jeanny S. Ryffel <>
Subject: Symbol processing session (ISA'2000)


Organizer: Bernadette M. Garner

Topics to be covered in the special session include:
symbol processing and the nature of symbols. Not specifically language
processing but

- how the biological brain handles symbols
- how symbols can be stored
- how symbols can be manipulated
- the definition of symbols
- how artifical neural networks can be trained using symbols

However, any topic relevant to symbols and symbol processing will
be considered for discussion.
Interested researchers should submit manuscripts of up to 5,000 words.

Submission by electronic mail is strongly recommended.
Or fax 2 copies to

B. M. Garner
Monash University
Clayton, 3168,
Fax: +61 3 9905 5146

All accepted and invited papers will be included in the congress
proceedings, published in print and on CD-ROM by ICSC Academic Press,
Canada/Switzerland. A selected number of papers will be expanded and revised
for possible inclusion in special issues of some prestigious journals.

May 15, 2000: Submission deadline
June 15, 2000: Notification of acceptance
July 30, 2000: Delivery of full papers
December 12-15, 2000: ISA'2000 congress

This session is part of the International Congress on
University of Wollongong (near Sydney), Australia
December 12-15, 2000

University of Wollongong, Industrial Automation Research Centre
Nortel Networks
IEE The Institution of Electrical Engineers
IEAust The Institution of Engineers, Australia
CRC IMST Cooperate Resarch Centre for Intelligent Manufacturing Systems and
Technologies Ltd.
ICSC International Computer Science Conventions
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