LINGUIST List 12.62

Fri Jan 12 2001

Calls: Construction Grammar, Student Research ACL/EACL

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  1. Mirjam Fried, Construction Grammar
  2. Christof Monz, ACL/EACL 2001 - Student Research Workshop

Message 1: Construction Grammar

Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 21:48:17 -0800
From: Mirjam Fried <>
Subject: Construction Grammar

		 April 6-8, 2001
 University of California at Berkeley

Reflecting the rapidly growing interest in Construction
Grammar, this conference will serve as a forum for promoting
discussion and collaboration among linguists interested in
this line of research. As a way of acknowledging its roots
and in recognition of the Berkeley scholars who have been
instrumental in developing the constructional research
program, the conference will feature three plenary talks by
	Charles Fillmore, UC Berkeley
	Paul Kay, UC Berkeley
	George Lakoff, UC Berkeley

The diversity of constructional research in its various models
and applications will be featured in the talks of the following
invited speakers:
	Seizi Iwata, Gifu University, Japan
	Knud Lambrecht, University of Texas at Austin
	Ronald Langacker, University of California at San Diego
	Ivan Sag, Stanford University
	Arnold Zwicky, Stanford University
Regular conference papers (20-min. talk plus 10-min.
discussion) are invited on any aspect of linguistic analysis
that is concerned with constructions and/or frames. We
welcome work on issues in syntax, morphology, semantics,
pragmatics, discourse, language acquisition, corpus
linguistics, language variation/change, etc. We also
encourage interdisciplinary contributions from fields that
 intersect with linguistics and to which the notion of
constructions is relevant.

Abstracts of 500 words, with an additional page for graphs, data, and/or
reference if necessary, should be submitted by January 15th, 2001. If you
are submitting by regular mail, please provide 5 copies of your anonymous
abstract with the title of the paper at the top and a 3" x 5" index card
including the following information: author's name and affiliation, title of
paper, mailing address, and e-mail address. All should be mailed to:
Construction Grammar Conference, Dept. of Linguistics, 1203 Dwinelle Hall,
University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720.

If submitting electronically (in ASCII, making sure that special formatting,
characters, diacritics, etc. are not a problem), please send the text of
your abstract to iccg2001ICSI.Berkeley.EDU and include the author
information listed above as part of your message. Upon acceptance, authors
will be requested to submit a short descriptive abstract (150 words) for a
conference booklet to be distributed among the conference participants.

Deadline for long abstracts:		January 15th, 2001
Authors notified of acceptance:		February 1st, 2001
Deadline for short abstracts:		March 1st, 2001

Organizing committee:
Hans C. Boas, Mirjam Fried , Josef Ruppenhofer, Eve Sweetser.
For more information about the conference please check the website
or direct your inquiries to the conference organizers at
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Message 2: ACL/EACL 2001 - Student Research Workshop

Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 15:24:00 +0100
From: Christof Monz <>
Subject: ACL/EACL 2001 - Student Research Workshop

 Final Call for Papers 

 Student Research Workshop 
 at the joint ACL/EACL 2001 Meeting

 July 6-11, 2001
 Toulouse, France 

 submission deadline: February 12, 2001 
 paper registration deadline: February 5, 2001

The information below can also be found at this URL: 

Note: The exact dates of the Workshop have not been firmly established
yet. Tentatively, the Workshop may take place anytime between 6th and
11th of July, 2001.

1. General Invitation for Submissions 

The Student Research Workshop is an established tradition at ACL
conferences. The main purpose of the workshop is to provide a forum
for student researchers who are investigating various areas related to
Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing. We would
like to invite student researchers to submit their work to the
workshop. Seeing that the main mission of the student workshop is to
provide the participants with a wide audience and useful feedback, the
emphasis of the workshop will be on work in progress. For the Student
Workshop, original, and unpublished research is invited on all aspects
of computational linguistics, including, but not limited to these
topic areas:

 - pragmatics 
 - discourse 
 - semantics 
 - syntax and the lexicon 
 - phonetics 
 - phonology and morphology 
 - interpreting and generating spoken and written language 
 - linguistic, mathematical and psychological models of language 
 - language-oriented information retrieval and information extraction
 - corpus-based language modeling 
 - machine translation and translation aids 
 - natural language interfaces and dialogue systems 
 - approaches to coordinating the linguistic with other modalities in 
 multi-media systems 
 - message and narrative understanding systems 

The main conference will also feature tutorials, workshops, and demos.
See the Main ACL/EACL 2001 page for information:

2. Submission Requirements 

Papers should describe original work in progress. The main purpose of
presenting at the workshop is to exchange ideas with other researchers
and to receive helpful feedback for further development of the
work. Papers should clearly indicate directions for future research
wherever appropriate. The papers can have more than one author;
however, all authors MUST be students. A paper accepted for
presentation at the Student Workshop cannot be presented or have been
presented at any other meeting with publicly available published
proceedings. Papers that are being submitted to other conferences must
indicate this immediately after the title material on the first page.

3. Submission Procedure 

Paper Registration 

Registration of your submission is required. This can be done by
filling out a form available at the web site of the workshop: 

After you fill out and submit this form, a unique ID number will be
generated and sent to you in an e-mail shortly after the paper
registration. You will then be able to use this ID number instead of
your name on the title page of the paper and in any subsequent
correspondence with the workshop co-chairs.

If you are unable to use the on-line form for paper registration or
experience problems using it, please, send email to

Submission format

Submissions should follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings and
should not exceed six (6) pages, including references. We strongly
recommend the use of ACL latex style files or Microsoft Word Style
files tailored for this year's conference. These will soon be
available from the web site:

These style files allow for a graceful transition to the style
required for publication. A description of the format will also be
available in case you are unable to use these style files directly.

Separate items to be submitted 

Identification page 
Paper ID code: (generated at paper registration) 
Author(s) name(s) affiliation and e-mail addresses 
Topic Area: (one or two general topic areas) 
Keywords: Up to 5 keywords specifying the subject area 
Under Consideration for Other Conferences: (if yes, please specify) 

Abstract: short summary (up to 5 lines) 
Title page 
Paper ID code: (generated at paper registration) 
Topic Area: (one or two general topic areas) 
Keywords: Up to 5 keywords specifying the subject area 
Under Consideration for Other Conferences: (if yes, please specify) 

Abstract: short summary (up to 5 lines) 


Electronic submissions as well as hard copy submissions are

Electronic Submissions 

If you are submitting your paper electronically, only the following
formats will be acceptable:
 - PostScript (.ps) 
 - Rich Text Format ACL style (.rtf) 
 - Microsoft Word ACL style(.doc) 
 - PDF (.pdf) 

Electronic submissions should be sent in an attachment to the
following e-mail address:

If you are submitting a hard copy of your paper, please send six
double sided copies of your paper (two copies should have the
identification page attached, four should have the title page
attached) to the following address:

Eleni Miltsakaki
Institute of Research in Cognitive Science
Suite 400A, 3401 Walnut St.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228

4. Reviewing Procedure 

Reviewing of papers submitted to the Student Workshop will be managed
by the Student Workshop Co-Chairs, each of whom will have the
assistance of a team of reviewers. Each submission will be matched
with a mixed panel of student and senior researchers for review. The
final acceptance decision will be made based on the results of the

Note that reviewing of papers will be blind; therefore, please, make
sure you do not put the author(s) name(s) on the title page. (See
paper submission requirements for details). You should not have any
self-identifying references anywhere in the paper submitted for
review. For example, you can't have a reference like this "We showed
previously (Smith, 1991), ..." Instead, use citations such as "Smith
previously showed (Smith, 1991)..."

5. Schedule 

Submissions must be received by February 12th, 2001. Late submissions
(those arriving on or after February 13th, 2001) will be automatically
disqualified. The student workshop committee is not responsible for
postal delays or other mailing problems. For electronic submissions,
all time zones will be taken into account) Acknowledgment will be
emailed soon after receipt. Notification of acceptance will be sent
to authors (by email) on April 20th, 2001. Detailed formatting
guidelines for the preparation of the final camera-ready copy will be
provided to authors with their acceptance notice.

6. Timetable 

Important Dates: 

Paper registration: February 5, 2001
Paper submission deadline: February 12, 2001 
Notification of Acceptance: April 20, 2001 
Camera-Ready Copy Due: May 18, 2001 

7. Contact Information 

If you need to contact the Co-Chairs of the Student Workshop, please
An e-mail sent to this address will be forwarded to all Co-Chairs.

Eleni Miltsakaki (Co-Chair)
Institute of Research in Cognitive Science
Suite 400A, 3401 Walnut St.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228, USA
Phone: +1 215 573-6283
Fax: +1 215 573-9247

Christof Monz (Co-Chair)
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC)
University of Amsterdam
Plantage Muidergracht 24
1018 TV Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 525-6095
Fax: +31 20 525-5101

Antonio Ribeiro (Co-Chair)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia
Departamento de Informatica
Quinta da Torre
P-2825-114 Caparica, Portugal
Phone: +351 21 294-8300, ext. 10743
Fax: +351 21 294-8541
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