LINGUIST List 12.2646

Wed Oct 24 2001

Calls: Tree Adjoining Grammars, Generative Grammar

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  1. Bob Frank, Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Frameworks
  2. XII Colloquium on Generative Grammar, 12th Colloquium on Generative Grammar

Message 1: Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Frameworks

Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 11:52:12 -0400
From: Bob Frank <>
Subject: Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Frameworks


 C a l l f o r P a p e r s

 T A G + 6

 6th International Workshop on
 Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Frameworks

 20-23 May 2002
 Venice, Italy


Sponsors: University of Padua, University of Venice,
 Institute for Scientific and Technological Research
 (ITC-IRST), and Institute for Research in Cognitive
 Science (IRCS)


The Tree Adjoining Grammar (TAG) formalism has been studied for some
time, both for its mathematical properties and computational
applications, as well as for its role in constructing grammatical
theories and models of language processing. Over the years, these
lines of inquiry have fed off of one another: empirical consequences
have been derived from TAG's mathematical restrictiveness, and
extensions to the TAG formalism have been motivated by the exigencies
of grammatical analysis. One of the main goals of the TAG+6, then, is
to bring together the full range of researchers interested in the TAG
formalism, to continue the kinds of productive interaction that have
been the hallmark of TAG research. We anticipate holding sessions
devoted to syntactic theory, mathematical properties, computational
and algorithmic studies of parsing and generation, psycholinguistic
modeling, and applications to natural language processing.

It has been observed for some time that a range of grammatical
frameworks, for example minimalist syntax, categorial grammar,
dependency grammars, HPSG, and LFG, share certain properties with the
TAG formalism. Such properties include lexicalization of syntactic
structure, a conception of syntactic derivation rooted in generalized
transformations, a simple notion of local grammatical dependency, and
mildly context sensitive generative capacity. A second main goal of
TAG+6, and the reason for the + in the workshop's name, is to better
understand these connections between TAG and other related grammatical
frameworks. In addition to submitted papers on such connections,
TAG+6 will also include invited presentations by experts on some of
these related grammatical frameworks. They will be announced later in
the fall.


Chair: Robert Frank, Johns Hopkins

Anne Abeill�, Paris 7 Seth Kulick, Pennsylvania
William Badecker, Johns Hopkins Larry Moss, Indiana
Srinivas Bangalore, AT&T Gertjan van Noord, Groningen
Tilman Becker, DFKI Martha Palmer, Pennsylvania
Tonia Bleam, Northwestern Owen Rambow, AT&T
Marie-H�l�ne Candito, Paris 7 Norvin Richards, MIT
Mark Dras, Macquarie James Rogers, Earlham
Fernanda Ferreira, Michigan State Ed Stabler, UCLA
Claire Gardent, Saarbr�cken Mark Steedman, Edinburgh
David Lebeaux, NEC Yuka Tateisi, Tokyo
Richard Oehrle Juan Uriagereka, Maryland
Anthony Kroch, Pennsylvania K. Vijay-Shanker, Delaware
 David Weir, Sussex


Co-Chairs: Rodolfo Delmonte, Venice & Giorgio Satta, Padua

Julia Akhramovitch, Venice Carlo Minnaja, Padua
Antonella Bristot, Venice Laura Paccagnella, Padua
David Chiang, Pennsylvania Luisella Romeo, Venice
Aravind K. Joshi, Pennsylvania Anoop Sarkar, Pennsylvania
Alberto Lavelli, ITC-IRST Trisha Yannuzzi, Pennsylvania


We invite submissions on all aspects of TAG and related
systems. Anonymous abstracts may be submitted for two sorts
of presentations at the workshop: long talks, which will be
40 minutes in length, and short talks, 20 minutes in length.
Regardless of type of submission, abstracts may not exceed
two pages in length (not including data, figures and
references). All abstracts must be submitted electronically
to the following address:

Please use 'Abstract' as the Subject header and include,
below the abstract, the following information, which should
constitute the body of the message:

 1. Name(s) of author(s)
 2. Affiliation(s)
 3. E-mail address(es)
 4. Postal address(es)
 5. Title of talk
 6. Preference for long or short presentation

The anonymous abstract may then be included either in the
body of the message in ASCII format, or else as a PDF

 Abstract Submission Deadline: January 30, 2002
 Notification Of Acceptance: March 1, 2002


Proceedings including an extended (4 page) version of all
accepted abstracts will be distributed at the workshop.
Camera-ready copies of these extended versions will be due
April 1, 2002.

	Bob Frank
	Department of Cognitive Science		410-516-8699
	Johns Hopkins University		 -8020 (fax)
	3400 N. Charles Street
	Baltimore, MD 21218
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Message 2: 12th Colloquium on Generative Grammar

Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2001 18:32:34 +0100
From: XII Colloquium on Generative Grammar <>
Subject: 12th Colloquium on Generative Grammar

12th Colloquium on Generative Grammar
April, 15-17
Lisbon, Portugal

Organization: Associa��o Portuguesa de Lingu�stica, Universidade Nova de
Lisboa & Universidade de Lisboa


Abstracts are invited in all areas of generative grammar. The
colloquium will consist of talks of 30 minutes each plus discussion
(10 minutes). The official languages of the 12th Colloquium on
Generative Grammar are English and any Romance language. Abstracts may
not exceed 2 pages (A4), including examples and references, with 2,54
cm. (1 inch) margin on all four sides and should employ a font Times
New Roman 12 pt. Abstracts should be sent ELECTRONICALLY as word 97
or rtf attachments to the following e-mail address:

With the email message, please send the following information: author's name
and affiliation, address and e-mail address.

Deadline for submission: January 31st
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