LINGUIST List 11.840

Wed Apr 12 2000

Calls: ACL/Student Workshop, Three Place Predicates

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  1. Priscilla Rasmussen, ACL-2000 Student Workshop - Association for Computational Linguistics
  2. Simon Musgrave, Workshop on Three Place Predicates in the Languages of the World

Message 1: ACL-2000 Student Workshop - Association for Computational Linguistics

Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 18:01:49 EDT
From: Priscilla Rasmussen <>
Subject: ACL-2000 Student Workshop - Association for Computational Linguistics

########### Call for Papers ################

Student Workshop at ACL' 2000 Call For Papers
38th Annual Meeting of the Association for
Computational Linguistics
3--6 October, 2000
Hong Kong

This information can also be found at this URL:

Note: The exact dates of the Workshop have not been firmly established yet.
Tentatively, the Workshop may take place anytime between 1st and 7th of
October, 2000.
The exact dates will be posted once confirmed by the Main ACL'2000
Conference Program Committee.

1. General Invitation for Submissions
The Student Session is an established tradition at ACL conferences.
This year it will take the form of a Student Workshop. The main
purpose of the workshop is to provide a forum for student
researchers who are investigating various areas related to
Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. We would
like to invite student researchers to submit their work to the
workshop. Seeing that the main mission of the student workshop is to
provide the participants with a wide audience and useful feedback,
the emphasis of the workshop will be on work in progress.
For the Student Workshop, original, and unpublished research is
invited on all aspects of computational linguistics, including, but
not limited to these topic areas:

-syntax and the lexicon
-phonology and morphology
-interpreting and generating spoken and written language
-linguistic, mathematical and psychological models of language
-language-oriented information retrieval and information extraction
-corpus-based language modeling
-machine translation and translation aids
-natural language interfaces and dialogue systems
-approaches to coordinating the linguistic with other modalities in
multi-media systems
-message and narrative understanding systems

The conference will also feature tutorials, workshops, and demos.
See the Main ACL'2000 page for information.

2. Submission Requirements

Papers should describe original work in progress. The main purpose
of presenting at the workshop is to exchange ideas with other
researchers and to receive helpful feedback for further development
of the work. Papers should clearly indicate directions for future
research wherever appropriate. The papers can have more than one
author; however, all authors MUST be students. A paper accepted for
presentation at the Student Workshop cannot be presented or have
been presented at any other meeting with publicly available
published proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other
conferences must indicate this immediately after the title material
on the first page.

3. Submission Procedure

Paper Registration

Registration of your submission is required. This can be done by
filling out a form available here. After you fill out and submit this
form, a unique ID number will be generated and sent to you in an
e-mail shortly after the paper registration. You will then be able
to use this ID number instead of your name on the title page of the
paper and in any subsequent correspondence with the workshop
co-chairs. If you are unable to use the on-line form for paper
registration or experience problems using it, please, send email to

Paper Length

Authors should submit their papers for review, not to exceed 2500
words. The count does not include title page and references. The
final camera-ready copy is expected to be about 5 pages. The exact
limit is to be announced once cinfirmed by the Main ACL'2000 Conference
Program Committe.

Separate items to be submitted

Identification page
Paper ID code: (generated at paper registration)
Author(s) name(s) affiliation and e-mail addresses
Topic Area: (one or two general topic areas)
Keywords: Up to 5 keywords specifying the subject area
Word Count: excluding title page and references
Under Consideration for Other Conferences: (if yes, specify)

Abstract: short summary (up to 5 lines)
Title page
Paper ID code: (generated at paper registration)
Topic Area: (one or two general topic areas)
Keywords: Up to 5 keywords specifying the subject area
Word Count: excluding title page and references
Under Consideration for Other Conferences: (if yes, specify)

Abstract: short summary (up to 5 lines)

Electronic submissions as well as hard copy submissions are

Electronic Submissions

If you are submitting your paper electronically, only the following
formats will be acceptable:
PostScript (.ps)
Rich Text Format ACL style (.rtf)
Microsoft Word ACL style(.doc)
LaTex format ACL style (.tex)
PDF (.pdf)
We strongly recommend the use of ACL latex style
( )
files or Microsoft Word Style
( )
files tailored for this year's conference. These style files include a
place for the paper ID code (see below) and word count and allow for a
graceful transition to the style required for publication. These will
be made available from this page soon. In case you are unable to use
these style files directly, a description of the format can be found
at this URL:

Electronic submissions should be sent in an attachment to the following
e-mail address:

Hard Copy Submissions

If you are submitting a hard copy of your paper, please send six
double sided copies of your paper (two copies should have the identification
page attached, four should have the title page attached) to the following

c/o Sergei Pakhomov
Department of Linguistics
University of Minnesota,
315 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

3. Reviewing Procedure

Reviewing of papers submitted to the Student Workshop will be
managed by Student Workshop Co-Chairs, each of whom will have the
assistance of a team of reviewers. Each submission will be matched
with a mixed panel of student and senior researchers for review. The
final acceptance decision will be made based on the results of the

Note that reviewing of papers will be blind; therefore, please, make
sure you do not put the author(s) name(s) on the title page. (See
paper submission requirements for details). You should not have any
self-identifying references anywhere in the paper submitted for
review. For example, you can't have a reference like this "We showed
previously (Smith, 1991), ..." Instead, use citations such as
"Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991)..."

4. Schedule

Submissions must be received by May 19, 2000. Late submissions
(those arriving on or after May 20, 2000) will be automatically
disqualified. The student workshop committee is not responsible
for postal delays or other mailing problems. For electronic
submissions, all time zones will be taken into account)
Acknowledgement will be emailed soon after receipt.
Notification of acceptance will be sent to authors (by email) on
July 21, 2000. Detailed formatting guidelines for the
preparation of the final camera-ready copy will be provided to
authors with their acceptance notice.

5. Timetable

The dates here pertain only to the Student Session.

Important Dates:

Paper registration:		April 28, 2000
Paper submission deadline:	May 19, 2000
Notification of Acceptance:	July 21, 2000
Camera-Ready Copy Due:		TBA

Contact Information

If you need to contact the Co-Chairs of the Student Workshop, please
use this address: An e-mail sent to
this address will be forwarded to both Co-Chairs.

Olivia Kwong (Co-Chair) 	Sergey Pakhomov (Co-Chair)
Computer Laboratory 		Linguistics Department
University of Cambridge		University of Minnesota
Cambridge CB2 3QG			315 Pillsbury Drive SE
United Kingdom			Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455
Tel: +44 1223 334619		Tel: +1 (612)-835-6546
Fax: +44 1223 334678		Fax: +1 (612)-835-9720
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Message 2: Workshop on Three Place Predicates in the Languages of the World

Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 22:09:11 +1000
From: Simon Musgrave <>
Subject: Workshop on Three Place Predicates in the Languages of the World

Three Place Predicates in the Languages of the World:
A workshop
(A part of the Australian Linguistic Institute 2000)

July 10 2000
Trinity College
The University of Melbourne

This workshop will explore how languages represent situations involving
three participants (eg. give, promise, show) in order to develop a
descriptive typology of coding strategies and investigate theoretical
analyses of the constructions used, including their contextual motivations
in discourse, cultural, and cognitive terms. 

Much descriptive and theoretical linguistic research on transitive and
intransitive constructions exists, however three-place constructions have
been largely ignored or excluded as marginal. The workshop will highlight
the descriptive, theoretical and cognitive aspects of this type of
construction (recognised as challenging for humans to encode) and will
result in new descriptions, analyses and theoretical understandings of the
observed phenomena. 

The workshop organisers, and editors of the planned volume that will
result, are: 

Peter Austin University of Melbourne 
John Bowden Australian National University 
Nick Evans University of Melbourne 
Anna Margetts Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen & University of Melbourne 

There will be three position papers prepared for the workshop by John
Bowden, John Newman and Robert D. Van Valin Jr. We expect these to be
available on the ALI-2000 website in May-June. Other papers will be
presentations on any aspect of three-place predicate morphosyntax in the
languages of the world; the exact amount of time will depend on the number
of papers accepted for the workshop but is likely to be 30-40 minutes per
presentation. An edited and refereed volume is planned as a result of the

Prospective participants in the workshop are invited to send an abstract to
the workshop organisers by e-mail: 

or to 

Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
University of Melbourne

Abstracts should reach us by 1st June 2000.


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