LINGUIST List 12.2249

Fri Sep 14 2001

Calls: Computing Units/Inst Resources, Const. Grammar

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  1. Simon Horobin, Humanities Computing Units and Institutional Resources
  2. ICCG2, Second International Conference on Construction Grammar

Message 1: Humanities Computing Units and Institutional Resources

Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 09:12:05 +0100
From: Simon Horobin <>
Subject: Humanities Computing Units and Institutional Resources

Humanities Computing Units and Institutional Resources

This is a call for updates and responses to the list of humanities
computing units and institutional resources assembled by Willard
McCarty (King's College London) and Matthew Kirschenbaum (University
of Maryland). This list, which contains links to Web sites and brief
descriptions, aims to provoke discussion concerning the kinds of
activity currently undertaken by computing humanists. The list is not
considered to be complete and omission of a particular unit is not
intentional; the purpose of this call is to discover and fill any such
gaps or omissions.

The list may be found at:
and will appear in printed form in Literary and Linguistic Computing,
published by Oxford University Press, in Spring 2002. It is the
journal's intention to publish an updated list every two years.

We and the authors would be very grateful for all additions and
comments; substantial contributions will be acknowledged in the
printed version. Please send your comments before 15th October 2001
to either of the Reviews Editors at the following email addresses:

Edward Vanhoutte <>
Simon Horobin <>

Reviews Editors,
Literary and Linguistic Computing

Dr S. Horobin
Department of English Language
12 University Gardens
University of Glasgow
Tel: +44 (0)141 330 3918
Fax: +44 (0)141 330 3531
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Message 2: Second International Conference on Construction Grammar

Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 15:37:52 +0300
From: ICCG2 <>
Subject: Second International Conference on Construction Grammar

September 6-8, 2002
Helsinki, Finland

The Second International Conference on Construction Grammar will take
place at the University of Helsinki, Finland, September 6-8, 2002.

The conference is a follow-up on the First International Conference on
Construction Grammar held in Berkeley in April 2001. In line with the
aim of the first conference, we hope that ICCG2 will continue to serve
as a forum for promoting discussion and collaboration among linguists
interested in Construction Grammar and Frame Semantics, as well as in
related constructional research in its various models and applications.

Plenary speakers include:
Hans Boas 
William Croft
Charles J. Fillmore
Mirjam Fried
Adele E. Goldberg
Paul Kay
Michael Tomasello

Regular conference papers (20-min. talk plus 10-min. discussion) are
invited on any aspect of linguistic analysis that is concerned with
constructions and/or frames. We welcome work on issues in syntax,
morphology, semantics, pragmatics, discourse, language acquisition,
corpus linguistics, language variation/change, etc.

Abstracts of 500 words, with an additional page for graphs, data, and/or
references if necessary, should be submitted by March 1st, 2002. If you
are submitting by regular mail, please provide 5 copies of your
anonymous abstract with the title of the paper at the top, and the
following information on a separate sheet of paper: author's name and
affiliation, title of paper, mailing address, and e-mail address. All
should be mailed to: 
Jaakko Leino
Department of Finnish
University of Helsinki
P.O. Box 13 (Meritullinkatu 1 B)
FIN-00014 Helsingin yliopisto

If submitting electronically, please send your abstract to and include the author information listed above
as part of your message. Electronic submission is strongly encouraged.

Upon acceptance, the abstract will be published in a conference booklet
to be distributed among the conference participants.

Deadline for abstracts: March 1st, 2002
Authors notified of acceptance: May 1st, 2002

The conference is organized by Jan-Ola �stman and Jaakko Leino, and an
organizing committee consisting of Fred Karlsson, Pentti Leino, and
Mirja Saari.

For more information about the conference please check the website
or direct your inquiries to the conference organizers at
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