LINGUIST List 12.2541

Thu Oct 11 2001

Calls: Computational Ling, Adpositions of Movement

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  1. Alexander Gelbukh, CICLing-2002 Conf: Comput. Linguistics and Text Processing, Mexico, February: Deadline reminder
  2. Hubert Cuyckens, Final Call: Int'l Conference Adpositions of Movement

Message 1: CICLing-2002 Conf: Comput. Linguistics and Text Processing, Mexico, February: Deadline reminder

Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 19:54:52 -0600
From: Alexander Gelbukh <>
Subject: CICLing-2002 Conf: Comput. Linguistics and Text Processing, Mexico, February: Deadline reminder

Deadline reminder

 CICLing-2002: 3rd International Conference
 on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics

 February 17 to 23, 2002
 Mexico City, Mexico


Dear colleagues,

We have received many excellent submissions for CICLing-2002. In spite of a
number of deadline extension requests, we cannot afford extending our full
papers deadline, which has PASSED. However, we ***ENCOURAGE YOU TO CONTACT
US FOR LATE SUBMISSIONS***. We will do our best to consider them.

(Note that you have an option to present a poster by November 5.)

Two comments:

1. This is the last CICLing event to be held in Mexico City (from
2003, we will organize it in different places). Please do not miss
your last chance for the excellent touristic program we offer in
Mexico City (see photos at and

2. The Proceedings will be published as Lecture Notes in Computer
Science -- LNCS (and not in Artificial Intelligence -- LNAI -- as we
wrongly stated previously). LNCS has much better impact index than

Thank you!
Alexander Gelbukh
Program Chair

Welcome to CICLing-2002 conf:
Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics
February 2002, Mexico City, Mexico
Prof. Dr. Alexander Gelbukh (Alexandre Guelboukh Kahn),
Research Professor, head of NLP Lab,
Centro de Investigacion en Computacion (CIC),
Instituto Politecnico Nacional (IPN).
Address: CIC, IPN, entrada por calle Venus (cerca de Metro Poli),
 Col. Zacatenco, CP 07738, Mexico DF., Mexico
Office: (+52) 5729-6000 ext. 56544, 56518, 56602, home 5597-0709
Fax: +1 (520) 441-1817 (personal), (+52) 5586-2936 (shared),,
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Message 2: Final Call: Int'l Conference Adpositions of Movement

Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2001 08:05:11 +0200
From: Hubert Cuyckens <>
Subject: Final Call: Int'l Conference Adpositions of Movement


Catholic University of Leuven
January 14-16, 2002

This is a final call for papers for the International Conference on
Adpositions of Movement. Prospective participants will get
notification of acceptance by October 31.

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
(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 not only given new
momentum to the study of adpositions, but have also opened up
interesting avenues of new research in the study of other grammatical
categories expressing spatial information (affixes, case-markings,
particles, directionals).

The aim of this conference is to bring together new and original
research on adpositions and, more generally, on grammatical categories
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.

Below is a list of possible topics for contributions. While the focus
of this conference is on adpositions of movement, we will also
consider contributions on the other grammatical categories of
movement. In the list below, then, the term 'adpositions' should be
understood as short for 'adpositions and other grammatical markers of
- 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
	(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
	(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.

Papers can be presented in English, French, or Dutch.


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.
Indicate also whether you need any special equipment (such as video
projector and laptop).
(ii) Send your abstract in a separate attachment, only mentioning the title
of your paper.

Send your abstract to the following email address:

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 revised deadline for abstracts is OCTOBER 15, 2001, with notification of
acceptance by October 31.


Soteria Svorou (San Jose State University)
"Construing spatial relations in grammar"

Colette Grinevald (Universite de Lyon2 & CNRS)
"Directionals do it because adpositions don't:
Movement and trajectory in some Mayan languages"

Chris Sinha (University of Southern Denmark at Odense)
"The acquisition of adpositions (by languages and by children)"

Christiane MARCHELLO-NIZIA (Ecole Normale Superieure Fontenay-St Cloud)
"Prepositions francaises en diachronie: Une categorie en question"

Ludo Melis (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
"La categorisation syntaxique des relateurs directionnels"


First Name:
Postal Address:


(Please tick:)

[ ] I will attend the International Conference on "Adpositions of
Movement" and I will pay the registration fee of

 [ ] 80 Euros (3200 Belgian Francs) before 1 December 2001
 [ ] 100 Euros (4000 Belgian Francs)
 [ ] after 1 December 2001
 [ ] on site

 [ ] I will only attend the conference on

 [ ] Monday, January 14 
 [ ] Tuesday, January 15 
 [ ] Wednesday, January 16 

 and will pay 40 Euros (1600 Belgian Francs) per day

The registration fee includes coffee breaks, abstract booklet, conference
folder, and a reception on Monday, January 14.

[ ] I am registering for the conference dinner (4-course meal; wine,
water, and coffee included) on Tuesday January 15 and will pay an
additional 60 Euros (2400 Belgian francs)
 [ ]I would like a vegetarian meal

[ ] I will attend the reception on Monday, January 14 (included in the
registration fee).

Mode of payment:

 * by credit card
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[ ] Please charge my credit card for the total amount of Euros ______.

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[ ] I will pay the total amount of Euros ______ (or ________ BEF) into
bank account no. 432-0001711-11 of K.U.Leuven, PA Prof Cuyckens-Goyens

Please email this form and send it to
print this form and send or fax to:
 Hubert Cuyckens
 Department of Linguistics
 Blijde-Inkomststraat 21
 B-3000 Leuven
 Fax: 32-16-324767

All this information is available on our website:

Hubert Cuyckens
Department of Linguistics
Catholic University of Leuven
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21
B-3000 Leuven
Tel: +32-16-324817
Fax: +32-16-324767


Hubert Cuyckens (Catholic University of Leuven)
Michele Goyens (Catholic University of Leuven)
Walter de Mulder (Universite d'Artois)
Patrick Dendale (Universite de Metz & University of Antwerp)
Tanja Mortelmans (University of Antwerp)

This conference is organized under the auspices of the Belgische Kring voor
Linguistiek / Cercle Belge de Linguistique (Linguistic Society of Belgium).
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