LINGUIST List 12.27

Mon Jan 8 2001

Calls: Comparative Syntax, Formal Grammar

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  1. Peter Oehl, Comparative Syntax
  2. larry moss, Formal Grammar/Mathematics of Language Conference - FG/MOL

Message 1: Comparative Syntax

Date: Thu, 04 Jan 2001 11:22:15 +0100
From: Peter Oehl <oehlIMS.Uni-Stuttgart.DE>
Subject: Comparative Syntax

 Workshop on Comparative Syntax

 Bochumer Linguistik-Tage
 10. Jahrestagung der
 Gesellschaft f�r Sprache und Sprachen (GESUS) e.V
 (10th annual meeting of the
 Society for Language and Languages)

 26. - 28. 3. 2001

There will be a workshop on comparative syntax included in the
programme of the 10th annual meeting of the German Society for
Language and Languages (Gesellschaft f�r Sprache und Sprachen e.V.,
GESUS) taking place at the University of Bochum/ Germany in March
2001. We strongly encourage submissions of papers on diachronic
syntax in the generative framework, though principally papers on
comparative syntax in any framework are welcome. Abstracts in English
or German of not more than 300 words should be submitted before
February 1.

Electronic submissions (*.txt, *.doc, *.rtf, *.htm, *.sdw,*.pdf, *.ps in
descending order of preference) to

Peter Oehl (workshop organiser)

are strongly encouraged.

Hard copy submissions please to
Peter Oehl
Institut fuer Linguistik/Germanistik
Universitaet Stuttgart
Keplerstr. 17
D-70174 Stuttgart

Further Workshops are offered on the following topics:

Phonetics, Language education and oral language (Organisation: L�via Adamcov�)
Pragmatics (Organisation: Anita Fetzer & Karin Pittner) Verbs and
verbal Categories in German as a foreign language (Organisation:
Ruz^ena Kozmov�)
Sociolinguistics (Organisation: Dietrich Hartmann & Heinz Menge)
Slavic Languages (Organisation: Nevenka Petkovic) Categories,
relations and their linguistic realisation (Organisation: Swetlana

Submissions of abstracts (only hardcopies) please before February 12 to

Robert J. Pittner (main organiser)
Steeler Str. 168
D - 45884 Gelsenkirchen

Please include this form:

 Anmeldung zu den
 Bochumer Linguistik-Tagen
 10. Jahrestagung
 der Gesellschaft f�r Sprache und Sprachen e.V. (GESUS)
 vom 26. - 28. 3. 2001 in Bochum




Telephone/ e-mail:__________________________________________________

(Place, Date)

Submission of a paper to the workshop


Title of the paper:


Length of the presentation (please underline - mandatory!)
30 Min. / 45 Min. / 60 Min. ( + 10 min of discussion)

There will be a conference fee:
GESUS-members without income: 25 DM
GESUS-members with income: 35 DM
non-members without income: 35 DM
non-members with income: 45 DM

The fee should be remitted to

Bank f�r Sozialwirtschaft/ Munich
account # 88 32 300
bank code 700 205 00

Participants from abroad can pay their fee in the conference office.

Peter Oehl, University of Stuttgart/ Germany.
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Message 2: Formal Grammar/Mathematics of Language Conference - FG/MOL

Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 21:49:12 -0500 (EST)
From: larry moss <>
Subject: Formal Grammar/Mathematics of Language Conference - FG/MOL




 		 August 10--12, 2001
 Helsinki, Finland


We are pleased to announce the joint meeting of two conferences:
the sixth conferene on Formal Grammar and the seventh on the
Mathematics of Language. The joint meeting will be held just prior
to the European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information.


FGMOL'01 provides a forum for the presentation of new and original
research on formal grammar and mathematical aspects of language,
especially with regard to the application of formal methods to natural
language analysis.

Themes of interest include, but are not limited to,

* formal and computational syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and phonology;
* model-theoretic and proof-theoretic methods in linguistics;
* constraint-based and resource-sensitive approaches to grammar;
* foundational, methodological and architectural issues in grammar.
* mathematical properties of linguistic frameworks
* theories and models of natural language processing and generation
* parsing theory
* statistical and quantitative models of language

INVITED SPEAKERS will be announced with the circulation
of the second call for papers in early February


We invite E-MAIL submissions of abstracts for 30-minute papers (including
questions, comments, and discussion).

A submission should consist of two parts:

- an information sheet (in ascii), containing the name of the author(s),
 affiliation(s), e-mail and postal address(es) and a title;

- an abstract, consisting of a description of not more than 5 pages
 (including figures and references). Abstracts may be either in plain
 ASCII or in (unix-compatible encoded) postscript, PDF, or DVI.

Abstracts can be sent to


April 1, 2001


May 15, 2001


A full version of each accepted paper will be included in the conference
proceedings, to be distributed at the conference. Full papers are due
June 30, 2001.

Important Dates

Abstracts Due: March 31, 2001
Notification: May 15, 2001
Final Versions: June 30, 2001
Conference: August 8-10, 2001


Anne Abeill'e	 (Paris)
Patrick Blackburn (INRIA)
Gosse Bouma	 (Groningen)
Mary Dalrymple (Xerox Parc)
Nissim Francez (Haifa)
Thilo Goetz (IBM)
David Johnson (IBM)
Mark Johnson	 (Brown)
Aravind Joshi (UPenn)
Gerhard J"ager (Utrecht)
Ruth Kempson 	 (London)
Alain Lecomte (LORIA)
Uwe Moennich (T"ubingen)
Glyn Morrill (U.P. Catalunya)
Michael Moortgat (Utrecht)
Owen Rambow	 (Cogentex)
James Rogers (Earlham)
Giorgio Satta (Padova)
Mark Steedman	 (Edinburgh)


Web site for ESSLLI XI:

Web site for FGMOL'01 :

The organizers:

Geert-Jan Kruijff
Larry Moss
Dick Oehrle

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