LINGUIST List 12.28

Mon Jan 8 2001

Calls: High Desert Ling, ESSLLI Student Session

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  1. kelly aaron smith, High Desert Linguistics Society
  2. Kristina Striegnitz, ESSLLI 01 Student Session

Message 1: High Desert Linguistics Society

Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2001 07:15:10 -0700 (MST)
From: kelly aaron smith <>
Subject: High Desert Linguistics Society

The High Desert Linguistics Society would like to repost its call for
papers for its Fourth Annual Conference as a reminder that the deadline is
January 19th.

The fourth annual High Desert Linguistics Conference will be held at the
University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, March 30 and 31, 2001.

 Keynote speakers:

Shana Poplack, Department of Linguistics, University of Ottawa
 Sherman Wilcox, Department of Linguistics, University of New Mexico

We invite submissions of proposals for 20-minute talks and 10 minute
discussion sessions in any area of linguistics from any theoretical
perspective. Papers in the following areas are especially welcome:
language change and variation, grammaticization, signed languages,
applied linguistics, Native American languages, and corpus/computational
linguistics. Please note that selected papers from this conference will
be published.

Submissions must include 2 copies of an anonymous abstract and an index
card including the following information:

 *Title of Abstract and area (phonology, syntax etc.)
 *Mailing address
 *e-mail address

Abstracts must be at most one page with one-inch margins and typed in at
least 11-point font. An optional second page is permitted for data and
citations. Submissions are limited to 1 individual and 1 joint abstract
per author. Abstracts by e-mail are accepted.

Abstracts must be received no later than January 19, 2001.

We will only consider submissions that conform to the above guidelines.


K. Aaron Smith
Department of Linguistics,
526 Humanities Bldg.
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

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Message 2: ESSLLI 01 Student Session

Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 09:11:15 +0100 (MET)
From: Kristina Striegnitz <krisCoLi.Uni-SB.DE>
Subject: ESSLLI 01 Student Session



 August 13-24 2001, Helsinki, Finland

 Deadline: February 18, 2001

We are pleased to announce the Student Session of the 13th European
Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI 2001)
organized by the University of Helsinki under the auspices of the
European Association for Logic, Language and Information
(FoLLI). ESSLLI 2001 will be held at the University of Helsinki in
August 2001. We invite submission of papers for presentation at the
ESSLLI 2001 Student Session and for appearance in the proceedings.

This sixth ESSLLI Student Session will provide, like the other
editions, an opportunity for ESSLLI participants who are students to
present their own work in progress and get feedback from senior
researchers and fellow-students. The ESSLLI Student Session
encourages submissions from students at any level, from undergraduates
(before completion of the Master Thesis) as well as postgraduates
(before completion of the PhD degree). Papers co-authored by
non-students will not be accepted. Papers may be accepted for full
presentation (30 minutes including 10 minutes of discussion) or for a
poster presentation. The accepted papers will be published in the
ESSLLI 2001 Student Session proceedings, which will be made available
during the summer school.

As in previous years, the best paper will be selected by the program
committee and will be offered a prize by Kluwer Academic Publishers
consisting in 1000 Dfl worth of books.

The Student Session papers should describe original, unpublished work,
completed or in progress that demonstrates insight, creativity, and
promise. No previously published papers should be submitted. All
topics within the six ESSLLI subject areas (Logic, Language,
Computation, Logic & Language, Logic & Computation, Language &
Computation) are of interest.

Student authors should submit an anonymous extended abstract headed by
the paper title, not to exceed 5 pages in length exclusive of
references and send a separate identification page (see below). Note
that the length of the full papers will not be allowed to exceed 10
pages. Since reviewing will be blind, the body of the abstract should
omit author names and addresses. Furthermore, self-references that
reveal the author's identity (e.g., "We previously showed (Smith,
1991)... ") should be avoided. It is possible to use instead
references like "Smith (1991) previously showed...". For any
submission, a plain ASCII text version of the identification page
should be sent separately, using the following format:

Title: title of the submission 
First author: firstname lastname
Address: address of the first author 
Last author: firstname lastname 
Address: address of the last author 
Short summary: abstract (5 lines) 
Subject area (one of): Logic | Language | Computation | Logic and
Language | Logic and Computation | Language and Computation

If necessary, the program committee may reassign papers to a more
appropriate subject area. The submission of the extended abstract
should be in one of the following formats: PostScript, PDF, RTF, or
plain text. But note that, in case of acceptance, the final version of
the paper has to be submitted in LaTeX format. Please, use A4 size
pages, 11pt or 12pt fonts, and standard margins. Submissions outside
the specified length and formatting requirements may be subject to
rejection without review.

The extended abstract and separate identification page must be sent by
e-mail to: by FEBRUARY 18, 2001

In order to present a paper at ESSLLI 2001 Student Session, at least
one student author of each accepted paper has to register as a
participant at ESSLLI 2001. The authors of accepted papers will be
eligible for reduced registration fees. For all information concerning
ESSLLI 2001, please consult the ESSLLI 2001 web site at

Deadline for submission of abstracts: February 18, 2001.
Authors Notifications: April 17, 2001.
Final version due: May 18, 2001. 
ESSLLI-2001 Student Session: August 13-24, 2001. 

Raffaella Bernardi, University of Utrecht (Logic & Language)
Patrick Blackburn, Loria Nancy (Logic & Language)
Gilles Dowek, INRIA (Computation)
Ruth Kempson, King`s College London (Language)
Carsten Lutz, University of Aachen (Logic & Computation)
Ani Nenkova, Columbia University (Logic)
Ilkka Niemel�, Helsinki University of Technology (Logic & Computation)
Malvina Nissim, University of Pavia (Language)
Susanne Salmon-Alt, Loria, Nancy (Language & Computation)
Jan Schwinghammer, University of the Saarland (Computation)
Kristina Striegnitz, University of the Saarland (Chair)
Yde Venema, University of Amsterdam (Logic)
Shuly Wintner, University of Haifa (Language & Computation)

For any question concerning the ESSLLI 2001 Student Session, please,
do not hesitate to contact me: 

Kristina Striegnitz

Computational Linguistics, University of the Saarland, Germany
phone: +49 - 681 - 302 4503 email:

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