LINGUIST List 12.1378

Sat May 19 2001

Calls: Adpositions of movement, Computational Ling

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  1. Hubert Cuyckens, Adpositions of movement
  2. Catherine Piliere, Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics (LACL 2001)

Message 1: Adpositions of movement

Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 21:54:23 +0200
From: Hubert Cuyckens <Hubert.Cuyckensarts.kuleuven.ac.be>
Subject: Adpositions of movement

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
ADPOSITIONS OF MOVEMENT
Catholic University of Leuven
January 14-16, 2002

CALL FOR PAPERS
In the past two decades, the study of adpositions (prepositions and
postpositions) has grown steadily: (i) adpositions have undoubtedly taken
up a central position in cognitive linguistic/semantic research; (ii)
semantic aspects of adpositions have received considerable attention in
language acquisition studies and in natural language processing; (iii)
adpositions have never stopped playing a role in studies that are
predominantly syntactic in orientation.

Early (semantic) studies largely focused on adpositions expressing spatial
relations; furthermore, there seemed to be a preference for the analysis of
adpositions' static usages. Later, research into adpositions shifted its
focus to temporal and abstract usages, and also encompassed usages
expressing movement. Still, a good deal of work focused on the static
usages of prepositions (cf. the analysis of the 'basic' prepositions in,
on, and at, and their cognates); furthermore, most of this research was
synchronic in orientation and was concerned with the analysis of
adpositions in a single language. Recently, linguistic studies have been
giving renewed attention to diachronic variation and change and to
typological variation; both of these re-discovered areas have given new
momentum to the study of adpositions (and of spatial grams in general), and
have opened up interesting avenues of new research.

The aim of this conference is to bring together new and original research
on adpositions and spatial grams expressing movement. Papers discussing
typological or diachronic aspects will be especially welcomed, but we
encourage contributions from various angles in order to be able to present
as comprehensive a picture as possible on this area of research.

These are possible topics for contributions on adpositions (in what
follows, we will use the term 'adpositions' as short for prepositions,
postpositions, affixes, case-markings, and particles):
- diachronic or typological approaches to adpositions of movement;
- grammaticalization of adpositions of movement;
- adpositions of movement in first and/or second language acquisition;
- syntactic aspects of adpositions of movement;
- adpositions of movement in natural language processing;
- the relationship between static and dynamic (or movement) usages of
adpositions: (i) are static usages cognitively more basic than dynamic ones
? (ii) do static adpositions show different grammaticalization paths than
dynamic ones ? (iii) do static usages precede dynamic ones diachronically
and/or acquisitionally ? (iv) do languages with few spatial grams have a
preference for static or dynamic adpositions?
- the 'division of labor', if any, between adpositions of movement and
motion verbs?
- polysemy in adpositions of movement;
- cognitive linguistic approaches to adpositions of movement.

GUIDELINES FOR THE SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

The abstract should be maximum 500 words, including a maximum of 5
references. When printed out, the title and body should fit on a single
page of 12-point type, with. 1 inch or 2.5 cm. margins. Electronic
submissions (MS Word, RTF) are encouraged:
(i) In the body of your email message, mention name and affiliation, postal
address, email address, the title of your paper and three keywords.
(ii) Send your abstract in a separate attachment, only mentioning the title
of your paper. 

Send your abstract to the following email address:
adpositionsarts.kuleuven.ac.be

If you are unable to send your abstract electronically, please send 5
copies of your abstract to the address below, accompanied by a separate
sheet indicating name, address and affiliation of the author(s) together
with the title of the abstract and three keywords.

The deadline for abstracts is SEPTEMBER 15, 2001, with notification of
acceptance by September 30.
Prospective attendants who would like to have their abstracts reviewed
early, i.e., by July 15, should submit their abstracts before June 30, 2001.

MORE INFORMATION
More information (registration, practical information, plenary speakers)
will be made available on the following website, which will be operational
shortly:
http://www.ling.arts.kuleuven.ac.be/adpositions/

CONTACT:
Hubert Cuyckens
Department of Linguistics
University of Leuven
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21
B-3000 Leuven
Tel: +32-16-324817
Fax: +32-16-324767
Email: adpositionsarts.kuleuven.ac.be

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Hubert Cuyckens (Catholic University of Leuven)
Mich�le Goyens (Catholic University of Leuven)
Walter de Mulder (Universit� d'Artois)
Patrick Dendale (Universit� de Metz)
Tanja Mortelmans (University of Antwerp)

This conference is organized under the auspices of the Belgische Kring voor
Lingu�stiek / Cercle Belge de Linguistique (Belgian Circle of Linguistics)
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Message 2: Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics (LACL 2001)

Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 12:37:29 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Catherine Piliere <Catherine.Piliereloria.fr>
Subject: Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics (LACL 2001)


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 *** The deadline for early registration is approaching: June 1st ***

 Second Call for Participation - Program

 LACL 2001

 4th International Conference on
 LOGICAL ASPECTS OF COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS

 June 27 -- 29, 2001

 Le Croisic (on the ocean coast, nearby Nantes), France

 http://www.irisa.fr/LACL2001

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*** Practical information, schedule, on-line registration:

http://www.irisa.fr/LACL2001
http://www.irisa.fr/manifestations/2001/LACL2001

*** Contact:

Christele Soulas csoulasirisa.fr
Elisabeth Lebret lebretirisa.fr

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- LACL 2001 PROGRAM --
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- - Invited speakers -----------------------------

Geoffrey K. PULLUM, Barbara C. SCHOLZ :
On the distinction between Model-theoretic and
Generative-enumerative syntactic frameworks

Michael MOORTGAT :
Structural Reasoning in Categorial Learning

Mark STEEDMAN :
Reconciling Type-Logical and Combinatory
Extensions of Categorial Grammar


- - Contributed papers -------------------------

M. A. ALONSO, E. DE LA CLERGERIE, M. VILARES :
A formal definition of Bottom-up Embedded Push-Down
Automata and their tabulation technique

D. BARGELLI, J. LAMBEK :
An algebraic Approach to French Sentence Structure

P. BOTTONI, B. MEYER, K. MARRIOTT, F. PARISI PRESICCE :
Deductive Parsing of Visual Languages

W. BUSZKOWSKI :
Lambek Grammars based on Pregroups

C. CASADIO, J. LAMBEK :
An Algebraic Analysis of Clitic Pronouns in Italian

C. COSTA FLORENCIO :
Consistent Identification in the Limit of any of the Classes
k-Valued is NP-hard

A.DIKOVSKY :
Polarized Non-projective Dependency Grammars

A. FORET :
Mixing Deduction and Substitution in
Lambek Categorial Grammars, some investigations

C. FOX, S. LAPPIN :
Framework for the Hyperintensional Semantics
of Natural Language with Two Implementations

H. HARKEMA :
A Characterization of Minimalist Languages

T. LAGER, J. NIVRE :
Part of Speech Tagging from a Logical Point of View

J. MICHAELIS :
Transforming Linear Context-Free Rewriting Systems
into Minimalist Grammars

E. STABLER :
Recognizing Head Movement

J. VILLADSEN :
Combinators for Paraconsistent Attitudes

J. VILLANEAU, J.-Y. ANTOINE, O. RIDOUX :
Combining Syntax and Semantical Knowledge
for Semantic Analysis of Spoken Language

R. ZUBER :
Atomicity of Some Categorially Polyvalent Modifiers


- - Panel discussion : Logic in Contemporary Linguistics
and Computational Linguistics


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*** Organizers:

IRISA (INRIA, CNRS, Universiti de Rennes 1, INSA)
IRIN (Universiti de Nantes)

*** Sponsors:

France Telecom R&D
Xerox
Loire Atlantique
Pays de la Loire
Ville de Nantes
Universiti de Rennes 1
Universiti de Nantes

*** Book and journal exhibition:

Elsevier
Hermes
Kluwer
Lincom Europa
MIT Press
Springer-Verlag
World Scientific Publishing Company

*** Other events in computational linguistics in France, early July:

2-5 july, Tours, TALN & RECITAL 2001:
http://www.li.univ-tours.fr/taln-recital-2001/

6-11 july, Toulouse, ACL 2001:
http://www.irit.fr/ACTIVITES/EQ_ILPL/aclWeb/acl2001.html

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