LINGUIST List 12.498

Thu Feb 22 2001

Calls: Online Semantics Archive, Dynamic Semantics

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  1. Peter Lasersohn, Online Semantics Archive
  2. Jaroslav Peregrin, Is Meaning Dynamic?

Message 1: Online Semantics Archive

Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2001 13:18:35 -0600
From: Peter Lasersohn <>
Subject: Online Semantics Archive

We would like to announce the general availability of

a web site for exchanging papers on natural language semantics and related 

Inspired by the Rutgers Optimality Archive 
(, initial development was funded by the 
University of California, San Diego. welcomes papers by semanticists from all theoretical 
perspectives, and at all levels, from senior researchers to graduate 
students. The archive currently contains more than 60 papers by more than 
30 different authors, as well as links to semantics resources on the web.

The archive interface emphasizes simplicity in order to make searching, 
browsing, uploading, and downloading as easy as possible. Papers are 
accepted in a wide variety of file formats.

Our hope is that semanticists will find a 
useful tool both for making their own papers available in a convenient 
location, as well as for locating and obtaining papers by others.

For more information, visit

Chris Barker
Peter Lasersohn
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Message 2: Is Meaning Dynamic?

Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 14:51:18 +0100
From: Jaroslav Peregrin <>
Subject: Is Meaning Dynamic?

* * * C A L L F O R P A P E R S * * *


Prague International colloquium
organized by the
Department of Logic, Institute of Philosophy 
Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

September 11-14 2001, Villa Lanna, V sadech 1, Prague, Czech Republic

The colloquium continues the series of annual international meetings
organized in Prague by the department. The present colloquium will be 
devoted to the discussion of the conceptual foundations of dynamic 
approaches to natural language semantics, namely discourse
representation theory, dynamic logic, game-theoretical semantics etc. 
The invited speakers of the colloquium are Johan van Benthem 
(Amsterdam/Stanford), Hans Kamp (Stuttgart) and Gabriel Sandu

The conference fee is US$ 80. (Participants not able to pay the fee are 
encouraged to negotiate a discount.) The price of accommodation in
Prague available for the participants range from about US$ 15/day
(hostels) to about US$ 150/day (luxurious hotels).

Potential contributors are asked to submit a two page abstract; 
the deadline is March 31, 2001. Abstracts are to be submitted by e-mail 
(preferably as MS Word files, but other common formats are also
acceptable) prepared for anonymous reviewing. (To prevent problems 
caused by e-mail failures, the receipt of every abstract will be 
confirmed within one week.) Notification of acceptance will be 
distributed by May 31. Contributed papers are scheduled for 40 minutes 
including discussion. Please direct your abstracts to:

The conference website is

Ondrej Majer ( - local arrangements 
Jaroslav Peregrin ( - programme
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