LINGUIST List 12.337

Fri Feb 9 2001

Calls: Lang Study/Europe, Semantic/Pragmatic/Dialogue

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  1. Bert Cornillie (SLE Leuven 2001), Language Study in Europe at the turn of the Millennium: SLE 2001
  2. [** ISO-8859-1 charset **] Peter K�hnlein, Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue: BI-DIALOG 2001

Message 1: Language Study in Europe at the turn of the Millennium: SLE 2001

Date: Thu, 08 Feb 2001 10:25:09 +0100
From: Bert Cornillie (SLE Leuven 2001) <>
Subject: Language Study in Europe at the turn of the Millennium: SLE 2001

34th SLE Meeting
Leuven - Belgium
August 28th - August 31st 2001

Towards the integration of cognitive, historical and cultural approaches to

This information as well as a German, a French, a Spanish and a Dutch 
version can be found at

We are pleased to announce the International Conference on "Language Study
in Europe at the turn of the Millennium" to be held in Leuven, Belgium, on28-31 August 2001. This 34th meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea 
is open to all scholars interested in promoting discussions, exchanging 
ideas and reporting on recent progress on a variety of issues related to 
cognitive, historical and cultural approaches to language.

1. Call for papers:

Since the focus of this year's conference will be to represent the full 
breadth of research all over Europe in ways that will lead to useful mutualinteraction, we especially welcome contributions in the following domains:
- cognitive-functional accounts of grammatical, lexical and semantic issues;
- historical analysis of grammatical, lexical and semantic issues;
- historical studies of linguistic currents and conceptions;
- research on translation and intercultural communication;
- translation and/as language policy within the various institutions 
(nations, European Union, international organizations, the communication 
- comparative linguistics and typology;
- past, present and future of linguistics curricula at European universities;
- language contact and policy in European countries, especially in 
multilingual states.

2. Submission address:

Bert Cornillie
SLE Meeting 2001
Departement Lingu�stiek
Blijde-Inkomststraat 21
B-3000 Leuven
Phone 00 32 16 324765
Fax 00 32 16 324767

3. Organizing committee:

Nicole Delbecque (K.U.Leuven), Dirk Geeraerts (K.U.Leuven), Jos� Lambert(K.U.Leuven), Pierre Swiggers (K.U.Leuven), Johan van der Auwera (U. 
Antwerpen) & Bert Cornillie (K.U.Leuven)

4. Important dates

- February 28th, 2001: Deadline for submission
- April 15th, 2001: Notification of acceptance
- May 30th, 2001: Payment
- August 28th to 31st, 2001: Conference
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Message 2: Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue: BI-DIALOG 2001

Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 15:51:58 +0100
From: [** ISO-8859-1 charset **] Peter K�hnlein <>
Subject: Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue: BI-DIALOG 2001

 Last Call for Papers



 Bielefeld University, Germany
 June 14-16 2001

BI-DIALOG 2001 will be the fifth in a series of workshops that aim
at bringing together researchers working on the semantics and
pragmatics of dialogues in fields such as artificial intelligence,
formal semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, 
philosophy, and psychology.

We invite abstracts on all topics related to the semantics and
pragmatics of dialogues, including, but not limited to:

- common ground in communication
- semantic interpretation in dialogues
- modelling agents' information states and how they get updated
- multi-agent models
- reference in dialogues
- dialogue and discourse structure
- reasoning in spoken and multimodal dialogue systems

In addition to giving talks, there will be an opportunity to exhibit
posters (in an extra poster session) and give system demonstrations.
Please read the next section carefully.


There are different formats for the submissions, relating to the kind
of presentation that is aspired.

All authors should submit an anonymous extended abstract. The length
of abstracts pertaining to talks should be at most 5 single-column
pages (for talks with a duration of 30' plus 10' discussion). Those
who wish to participate in the poster session or the system
demonstrations session should submit 2 pages in the same format,
describing their presentations. All submissions should go together
with a separate page specifying the authors' names, affiliation,
address, and e-mail address.

The abstracts should be submitted electronically (in LaTeX,
postscript, html, ascii, or pdf format) to:

Authors who are *accepted* for the poster sessions can use the
university's plotter for printing out their posters; they will be
charged about 5.60 EURO per printout. The required format is
PostScript (but contact the local organizers), and the maximum paper
size is A0. Those who need special equipment for their presentations
should also contact the local organizers early. If you need, e.g.,
machines other than PCs for your demonstration, we will probably be
able to provide you with that. But we need the information early.


You may from now on register for BI-DIALOG 2001. The relevant
information (fees, booking, etc.) pertaining to that point can be
found at the website ( ) when you
follow the link to the registration. Please note that there will be a
big sports event at the same time as BI-DIALOG 2001, and hotel
reservation may become difficult if you wait too long.


Abstracts due: February 15th
Acceptance notice: April 15th
Final version due: May 22
Conference: June 14-16th

INVITED SPEAKERS (preliminary):

Simon Garrod (HCRC, Univ. Glasgow), Alois Knoll (Univ. Bielefeld),
Alex Lascarides (HCRC, Univ. Edinburgh), David Sadek (France Telecom),
Robert van der Sandt (Univ. Nijmegen), Isabel Gomez Txurruka (ILCLI)

ADVISORY BOARD (preliminary):

Ellen Bard (HCRC), Anton Benz (HU Berlin), Peter Bosch (Univ.
Osnabrueck), Robin Cooper (Goteborg Univ.), Claire Gardent (Univ.
des Saarlandes), Yasuhiro Katagiri (ATR MIC LR), Massimo Poesio 
(HCRC), Uwe Reyle (IMS), Henk Zeevat (ILLC)


The workshop will take place at Bielefeld University. The local 
organizers are Peter Kuehnlein, Hannes Rieser, and Henk Zeevat.


Information about Bielefeld University:

News about the conference will be posted on the workshop's web 
page at

Send emails to or for questions about local

Previous workshops in this series include:

MunDial'97 (Munich)
Twendial'98 (Twente)
Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam)
Gotalog'00 (Gothenburg)

Collaborative Research Center SFB 360
Univ. Bielefeld			phone: ++49-521-106 3503
Universitdtsstrasse 25		e-mail:
D-33611 Bielefeld		URL:
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