LINGUIST List 12.2926

Sat Nov 24 2001

Calls: Natural Lang Understanding,Chicago Ling Society

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  1. Shuly Wintner, Call for Papers: NLULP'02
  2. Mary Antonia Andronis, Call for Papers: Chicago Linguistic Society 38

Message 1: Call for Papers: NLULP'02

Date: Thu, 22 Nov 2001 12:25:20 +0200 (IST)
From: Shuly Wintner <>
Subject: Call for Papers: NLULP'02

 The 7th International Workshop on
 Natural Language Understanding and Logic Programming

 An affiliated workshop with ICLP, as part of FLoC'02

 Copenhagen, Denmark, 27-28 July, 2002


The International Workshop on Natural Language Understanding and Logic
Programming was first organized in Rennes, France, in 1984. Since then
similar workshops took place in Vancouver, Canada (1987), Dalgharten, Sweden
(1991), Nara, Japan (1993), Lisbon, Portugal (1995) and most recently, the
6th NLULP took place in Las Cruces, New Mexico in December 1999, as part of
the International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP'99). This year,
NLULP is affiliated again with ICLP, The International Conference on Logic
Programming, which is held as part of FLoC'02, The 2002 Federated Logic
Conference, the major computational logic event of the year.

Topics of interest include all aspects of the intersection of Natural
Language Understanding with Logic Programming and Constraint (Logic)
Programming, both theoretical and practical, in all levels of linguistic
investigation. Special emphasis will be given to works addressing the
logical, mathematical and computational relationships between linguistic
formalisms and logic programming. Relevant issues include, but are not
limited to, investigations of the logical theory underlying linguistic
formalisms; alternative approaches to the semantics of such formalisms;
applications of constraint logic programming to ``constraint-based''
linguistic formalisms; issues governing grammar engineering, scalability,
modularization, information encapsulation, etc; applications of inductive
logic programming methods to NLP; higher-order logic programming;
applications of functional programming to NLP; etc. However, all works
dealing with issues of natural language and logic programming are welcome.


Papers should be written in English and describe original, unpublished work.
They should emphasize completed rather than proposed work. The state of
completion of reported results should be clearly indicated. Papers must be
anonymous and refrain from self-reference. Accepted papers cannot be
presented or have been presented at any other meeting with publicly
available published proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other
conferences or workshops must indicate this on the title page.

Submissions should be no longer than 15 pages (A4 or Letter format, single
column, 11pt, at least 2.5cm / 1 inch margins), including title (but no
author names), abstract, keywords and references. All contributions are to
be made electronically, preferably as PDF attachments. Please send your
anonymous submission to the organizer, If electronic
submission is impossible, please contact the organizer. The deadline for
submission is Sunday, 17 February, 2002.

The anonymous submission should be accompanied by an e-mail listing the
following details:

 * Authors' names and affiliations
 * Address
 * E-mail addresses
 * Title
 * Keywords
 * Abstract

All submissions will be reviewed by at least two members of the program
committee. The accepted papers will be made available electronically as part
of the Workshop's Proceedings. Depending on the quality of the submissions,
we intend to publish selected papers in a special issue of the Journal of
Language and Computation.

Program Committee

 * Veronica Dahl (Simon Fraser University),
 * Sandiway Fong (NEC Research Institute),
 * Nissim Francez (Technion, Israel Institute of Technology),
 * Mark Johnson (Brown University),
 * Gregers Koch (University of Copenhagen),
 * Gabriel Pereira Lopes (New University of Lisbon),
 * Detmar Meurers (Ohio State University),
 * Guido Minnen (Motorola Human Interface Laboratories),
 * Gertjan van Noord (University of Groningen),
 * Gerald Penn (University of Toronto),
 * Fred Popowich (Gavagai Technology Incorporated),
 * Monique Rolbert (Laboratoire d'Informatique de Marseille),
 * Paul Sabatier (Laboratoire d'Informatique de Marseille),
 * Jun'ichi Tsujii (University of Tokyo),
 * Carl Vogel (Trinity College Dublin),
 * Shuly Wintner (University of Haifa),

Important dates

 * February 17, 2002: Deadline for submissions
 * April 14, 2002: Notification of acceptance
 * May 14, 2002: Final version due
 * July 27-28, 2002: Workshop dates

Further information

The Workshop is organized by Shuly Wintner, Department of Computer Science,
University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel. For further information about ICLP or
FLoC'02 please visit

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Message 2: Call for Papers: Chicago Linguistic Society 38

Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2001 19:31:48 -0600 (CST)
From: Mary Antonia Andronis <>
Subject: Call for Papers: Chicago Linguistic Society 38

CALL FOR PAPERS: Chicago Linguistics Society, 38th Annual Meeting: 
April 25-27, 2002

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: January 22, 2002

We invite original unpublished work on any topic of general linguistic
Invited speakers: 
- JOHN OHALA, University of California, Berkeley
- ELLEN PRINCE, University of Pennsylvania

The Panels will run concurrently with the General Session. 

April 25th 
Indigenous Languages of Latin America: Standardization and Multilingualism
This panel will study the syntax, semantics, phonology, and sociocultural
aspects of indigenous languages of Latin America. Descriptive, 
theoretical, and historical perspectives are welcome. Abstracts focusing
on issues of multilingualism and/or standardization are especially
Invited speakers: 
- JOHN HAVILAND, Reed College
- BRUCE MANNHEIM, University of Michigan

April 26th
Sub-Symbolic Approaches to Language
Many recent studies have used mathematical, computational, and/or
biological approaches as a complement or alternative to the stipulation of
abstract symbols in linguistic theory. This panel will investigate
language at the sub-symbolic level, and explore how language emerges from
patterns of data in the environment. 
Invited speakers: 
- JEFFREY ELMAN, University of California, San Diego
- BRIAN MACWHINNEY, Carnegie Mellon University

April 27th 
Negation and Polarity Items
There have been many investigations of negation and polarity items since
the last panel on Negation at CLS in 1991. This panel will explore how
negation and polarity items operate in language, respectively or
interactively, and their implications for linguistic theory. 
Invited speakers: 
- ANASTASIA GIANNAKIDOU, University of Chicago
- LAURENCE HORN, Yale University
- WILLIAM LADUSAW, University of California, Santa Cruz

We encourage proposals from diverse
theoretical frameworks and welcome papers from related disciplines,
such as Anthropology, Cognitive Science, Computer Science,
Mathematics, Philosophy, and Psychology. Abstracts should be as
specific as possible. Include a statement of your topic or problem,
your approach, and your conclusions. Abstracts should not exceed one
page in length, plus one additional page of data and/or references.

We strongly encourage submission by e-mail. Abstracts should be sent as an
attachment in PDF or Microsoft Word format. With the exception of IPA
fonts, include any non-standard fonts you use. Please use the subject
header "Abstract + author's last name". Include all the author information
(1-9 below) in the body of the e-mail only. Do not put author information
in the abstract itself. Electronic submissions may be sent to: 

Abstracts must be received by 5:00 p.m., January 22, 2002. Notification of
acceptance status will be sent via e-mail by February 27, 2002. Papers
presented at the conference will be published in the Society's
Proceedings, and authors who present papers agree to provide camera-ready
copy (not to exceed 15 pages) by May 22, 2002. Presentations will be
allotted 20 minutes with an additional 10 minutes for questions.

Include the following author information in the body of the email: 

 1. Paper title; 
 2. Session (General or Panel Title); 
 3. For general session abstracts only, subfield: Discourse Analysis,
 Historical Linguistics, Morphology, Philosophy and Methodology of
 Linguistics, Phonetics, Phonology, Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics,
 Semantics, Sociolinguistics, or Syntax; 
 4. Name(s) of author(s); 
 5. Affiliation(s) of author(s); 
 6. Professional title(s) of author(s): Professor, Post-doctoral
 Researcher, Graduate Student, etc.
 7. E-mail address to which notification of acceptance status should be
 8. Primary author's office and home phone numbers; 
 9. Primary author's e-mail address.

An author may submit at most one single and one joint abstract. In case of
joint authorship, one address should be designated for communication with
CLS. If you cannot submit electronically, please send 10 copies of an
anonymous one-page (8 1/2" x 11", unreduced) abstract. The reverse
side of the page may be used for data and references only. Include a 3" by
5" index card with your author information (1-9 above) and send to:

 CLS 38 Abstracts Committee 
 1050 East 59th Street
 Classics Building 314-A 
 Chicago, IL 60637

We will not accept faxed abstracts.

We may be contacted by e-mail at

CLS is pleased to announce a travel fellowship program for 2002.
Fellowship awards, covering the cost of travel and conference admission
for CLS 38, will be made to two graduate student participants. All
graduate students whose proposals are accepted for CLS 38 will be
automatically considered. Awards will be made on the basis of the
intellectual merit and creativity of the submitted proposal, with special
consideration going to students whose home institutions do not reimburse
the full cost of travel to conferences.

Mary Antonia Andronis
Department of Linguistics
The University of Chicago
1010 E. 59th Street
Chicago, IL. 60637
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