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  1. Malvina Nissim, ESSLLI 2002 Student Session
  2. Marjolein Groefsema, Call for papers:Linguistics Association of Great Britain

Message 1: ESSLLI 2002 Student Session

Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 18:47:22 GMT
From: Malvina Nissim <>
Subject: ESSLLI 2002 Student Session



 August 5-16 2002, Trento, Italy

 Deadline: February 25th, 2002

We are pleased to announce the Student Session of the 14th European
Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI-2002)
organised by the Centre for scientific and technological research
(ITC-irst) in Trento and by the University of Trento, under the
auspices of the European Association for Logic, Language and
Information (FoLLI). ESSLLI-2002 will be held in Trento from August
5-16 2002. We invite submission of papers for presentation at the
ESSLLI-2002 Student Session and for appearance in the proceedings.

This seventh 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. All the accepted papers will be published in the
ESSLLI-2002 Student Session proceedings, which will be made available
during the summer school.

KLUWER BEST PAPER AWARD: As in previous years, the best paper will be
selected by the programme committee and will be offered a prize by
Kluwer Academic Publishers to be spent on 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The Student Session papers should describe original, unpublished work,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. Note
that the ESSLLI02 school will be focussed on the three main
interdisciplinary areas (Logic & Language, Logic & Computation, and
Language & Computation), while the single areas have been
dropped. Given the high interest shown over the years, the Student
Session will keep two of the single areas, namely Logic and Language,
welcoming thus submissions within the following topics: Logic,
Language, Logic & Language, Logic & Computation, Language &

Student authors should submit an anonymous full paper headed by the
paper title, not to exceed 7 pages of length exclusive of references
and send a separate identification page (see below). Note that the
length of the final version of the accepted 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

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 | 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 paper and separate identification page must be sent by
e-mail to: by FEBRUARY 25th 2002

ESSLLI-2002 INFORMATION: In order to present a paper at ESSLLI-2002
Student Session, at least one student author of each accepted paper
has to register as a participant at ESSLLI-2002. The authors of
accepted papers will be eligible for reduced registration fees. For
all information concerning ESSLLI-2002, please consult the ESSLLI-2002
web site at

Deadline for submission of abstracts: February 25, 2002.
Authors Notifications: April 22, 2002.
Final version due: May 20, 2002. 
ESSLLI-2002 Student Session: August 5-16, 2002. 


David Ahn, University of Rochester (Language and Computation)
Carlos Areces, University of Amsterdam (Logic)
Reinhard Blutner, University of Berlin (Language)
Kees van Deemter, University of Brighton (Language and Computation)
Paul Dekker, University of Amsterdam (Logic and Language)
Juergen Dix, University of Manchester (Logic and Computation)
Marta Garcia-Matos, University of Helsinki (Logic)
Juan Heguiabehere, University of Amsterdam (Logic and Computation)
Elsi Kaiser, University of Pennsylvania (Language)
Malvina Nissim, University of Edinburgh (Chair)
Rick Nouwen, University of Utrecht (Logic and Language)

For any specific question concerning ESSLLI-2002 Student Session,
please, do not hesitate to contact me:

Malvina Nissim 

ICCS, University of Edinburgh
2 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh 
EH8 9LW, UK 

phone: +44 +(0)131 +650 4630 
fax: +44 +(0)131 +650 6626 

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Message 2: Call for papers:Linguistics Association of Great Britain

Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2001 12:14:40 +0000
From: Marjolein Groefsema <>
Subject: Call for papers:Linguistics Association of Great Britain


	Spring Meeting 2002: Edge Hill College of Higher Education

	First Circular and Call for Papers

The Spring Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain will be
held at Edge Hill College, from 9th - 11th April, 2002. The local
organisers are Patrick Honeybone ( and Kevin Watson

The conference website will be at:

Edge Hill College is situated just north of Liverpool, a vibrant city with
a world-class reputation for its contributions to popular and classical
culture. The Liverpool Tate gallery, the stunning architecture, famous
football clubs and the several shrines to the Beatles are just a few of the
reasons why visitors are drawn to the city from around the world. Edge Hill
is in Ormskirk, an ancient Lancashire market town, which, though it now
feels the urban draw of Liverpool, has a history and identity of its own
and is within a short distance of the rural beauty of both the Lake
District and the Peak District. Ormskirk is also close to the seaside towns
of Blackpool and Southport and the vast urban centre of Greater Manchester.

Accommodation: Edge Hill is a compact campus institution where everything
is a very short walk from everything else. Comfortable single rooms, both
en-suite and with shared facilities, will be available on campus. 

Travel: Edge Hill College is easy to reach by rail, air and road. Liverpool
is served by regular Intercity and cross-country trains and connections
from everywhere in Britain, and there is a direct connection to Ormskirk
from Liverpool city centre, thanks to a frequent service on the Northern
Line of Liverpool's suburban railway network. Ormskirk also has a train
service to Preston and good links to the UK's motorway network. Plenty of
parking will be available on campus during the conference, as it is taking
place during the Easter vacation. The nearest airport to Edge Hill is
Liverpool John Lennon Airport, which can be easily reached by public
transport or taxi; this is served by regular - and often very cheap -
flights from Holland, Ireland, France, Spain, Switzerland and other parts
of Europe. Edge Hill is also within close reach of Manchester Airport, the
second biggest in Britain, which is served by flights from all around the

Events: The Linguistics Association 2002 Lecture on Tuesday evening will
be delivered by Professor Judy Kegl (University of Southern Maine).

There will be a Workshop on British Sign Language, organised by Dr Bencie
Woll (City University).

There will be a Language Tutorial on British Sign Language, by Dr Bencie
Woll (City University).

There will be a Linguistics in Education Session on Wednesday.

There will be a Wine Party on Tuesday night, hosted by Edge Hill's Research

Enquiries about the LAGB meeting should be sent to the Meetings Secretary
(address below). Full details of the programme will be included in the
Second Circular, to be sent out in January.


A booking form will go out with the Second Circular.

Call for Papers: 

You are invited to offer papers for the Meeting. The LAGB welcomes
submissions on any topic in the field of linguistics; papers are selected
on their (perceived) merits, and not according to their subject matter or
assumed theoretical framework. 

How and when to submit an abstract

Abstracts must be submitted on paper (not by email or by fax). FIVE
anonymous copies of the abstract, plus ONE with name and affiliation, i.e.
CAMERA-READY, should be submitted, and should be sent in the format
outlined below to the President (address below). You must write your
address for correspondence (email or surface) on the BACK of the
camera-ready copy. (Even if several authors are named on the front, there
should be only one name and address for correspondence.) 

Abstracts should be accompanied by an account of any special requirements
regarding audiovisual equipment (other than an OHP). 

Papers for the programme are selected anonymously - only the President
knows the name of the authors. Where possible, authors should supply an
email address to which the committee's decision may be sent.

Abstracts must arrive by January 8. Abstracts may also be submitted now
for the meeting after the next one, but must be clearly marked as such. (In
general the abstract deadlines for the autumn and spring meetings are soon
after 1st June and 1st January respectively, so an abstract sent to reach
the President by that date will always be in time.) 

Format of abstracts

Abstracts must be presented as follows: The complete abstract (i.e. the one
containing your title and your name) must be no longer than ONE A4 page
(21cm x 29.5cm) with margins of at least 2.5cm on all sides. You may use
single spacing but type must be no smaller than 12 point. If the paper is
accepted the abstract will be photocopied and inserted directly into the
collection of abstracts sent out to participants, so the presentation
should be clear and clean.

The following layout should be considered as standard: 

(title) Optimality and the Klingon vowel shift (speaker) Clark Kent
( (institution) Department of Astrology, Eastern
Mars University 

The normal length for papers delivered at LAGB meetings is 25 minutes (plus
15 minutes discussion). 

There is the possibility to submit abstracts for a themed session (or
panel), i.e. groups of speakers can ask for a whole 2-hour themed session,
and can apportion their time within that as they wish. All the abstracts
for such a session will be considered together.

The committee will plan the programme as soon as it has selected the
successful abstracts, so please indicate on the anonymous abstracts if you
cannot present your paper on either the second or third day of the
conference (6th or 7th April). It is very difficult to reschedule papers
after the programme has been planned.

Content of abstracts

The following guidelines may be useful:
+ You should clearly describe the paper's general topic. (The topic may be
a problem of theory or analysis or set of data which have not previously
been analysed.)
+ You should describe your treatment of the topic, and how it relates to
previous work on the same topic. (When referring to previous work, it is
enough to quote "Author (Date)" without giving full bibliographical
details.) It is not acceptable simply to promise a solution'. 
+ You should explain how you will justify your treatment, and quote crucial
evidence - you must trust the committee (and other conference attenders)
not to steal your ideas before you have presented them. If you are taking a
stand on a controversial issue, summarise the arguments which lead you to
take up this position.

Conference Bursaries

Up to 10 bursaries are available for unsalaried members of the Association
(e.g. PhD students) with preference given to those who are presenting a
paper. Applications should be sent to the President, and must be received
by the deadline for abstracts. Please state on your application: (a) date
of joining the LAGB (applicants must have been a member at least since the
date of the previous meeting); (b) whether or not you are a student; (c) if
a student, whether you receive a normal grant; (d) if not a student, your
employment situation. STUDENTS WHO ARE SUBMITTING AN ABSTRACT and who wish
to apply for funding should include all the above details WITH THEIR
ABSTRACT. The bursary normally covers a significant proportion of the
conference expenses and of travel within the UK. 

Internet home page: The LAGB internet home page is now active at the
following address: 

Future Meetings

17-19 September 2002		 UMIST
14-16 April 2003	 University of Sheffield
Autumn 2003 (provisional) University of Sussex

The LAGB committee

Professor April McMahon
Department of English Language and Linguistics, University of 
Sheffield, 5 Shearwood Road, Sheffield S10 2TD

Honorary Secretary
Dr Ad Neeleman
Dept. of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London, Gower 
Street, London WC1E 6BT

Membership Secretary 
Dr David Willis, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick
Cambridge CB3 9DA

Meetings Secretary 
Dr Marjolein Groefsema, Dept. of Linguistics, University of Hertfordshire,
Watford Campus, 
Aldenham, Herts. WD2 8AT

Dr Wiebke Brockhaus
Dept. of German, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester
M13 9PL

Assistant Secretary 
Dr Gillian Ramchand
Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HG
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