LINGUIST List 12.705

Wed Mar 14 2001

Calls: Temporality/Discourse Context, Contrastive Ling

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  1. Tim Fernando, Temporality and Discourse Context
  2. [** iso-8859-1 charset **] Mar�a Angeles, The Second International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC II)

Message 1: Temporality and Discourse Context

Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 16:45:45 +0000 (GMT)
From: Tim Fernando <>
Subject: Temporality and Discourse Context


Temporality and Discourse Context: Dynamic and Modal Approaches
Dundee, Scotland, 30 July 2001 (co-located with CONTEXT '01)

The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for recent work on aspect, 
tense, and causality, and their relation to discourse context, conceived 
locally and globally. Reports are particularly encouraged of formal 
approaches from dynamic and modal perspectives that have proved useful 
in discourse-level semantics (information and discourse structure) and 
temporal semantic analyses of verbs, adverbs, nouns, quantification and 
intensionality. Logical and computational investigations of the role 
notions of event[uality] and/or situation play in shaping context (and 
interpretation) are solicited. 
We envisage a meeting with an invited keynote address and between 6 to 8 
papers, from linguists, philosophers and cognitive/computer scientists 
working on formalization of dialogue, planning, knowledge representation, 
AI and computational applications. 

 Dorit Abusch, Cornell
 David Beaver, Stanford 
 Patrick Blackburn, Nancy
 Tim Fernando, Dublin (organizer)
 Ruth Kempson, London
 Alex Lascarides, Edinburgh
 Mark Steedman, Edinburgh 
 Rich Thomason, Michigan
 Bonnie Webber, Edinburgh

Please email two-page abstracts (.ps, .pdf or ascii) to 
by May 7th (Monday). Notification can be expected before June 8th. (Email 
workshop inquiries to Tim.) A special issue of Language and Computation
is projected, based on the workshop. 

Immediately after it, in Edinburgh, is the annual Cog Sci meeting (1-4 Aug).
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Message 2: The Second International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC II)

Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 22:15:52 +0100
From: [** iso-8859-1 charset **] Mar�a Angeles <>
Subject: The Second International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC II)

The Second International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC II)
25th to 27th October 2001
Santiago de Compostela, Spain

We are pleased to announce that the Second International Contrastive 
Linguistics Conference
(ICLC) will be held from 25th to 27th October 2001, in the Philology
Faculty of Santiago University, Spain.
Papers of a contrastive nature are welcome, particularly in the 
following subject areas:

Linguistic Description (grammar, lexico-semantics, phonetics, phonology, etc)
Translation Studies
Discourse Analysis
Languages for Specific Purposes
Second Language Acquisition

Papers will have a duration of 20 minutes (3000 words maximum,
references and notes included), and may be presented in English or
Spanish (Castilian). If you wish to take part, please send us a title
and an abstract, preferably by e-mail (;, before 15th April 2001. Abstracts will have to
conform with the following format:

Line 1: Research Area
Line 2: Name of author(s)
Line 3: Title of paper
Line 4: Institution/Affiliation(s),
Line 5: Postal address(es), e-mail (and webpage)
Line 6-Line 20 (maximum): Abstract (single spaced)

The conference fee will be 10,000 pesetas (5,000 for students). After
a blind refereeing processs, those papers that fulfil the requirements
of presentation, originality and scientific rigour will be selected
for publication by the Scientific Committee. We look forward to your

Kind regards,
The organising committee

Contact address:
II International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC II)
Facultad de Filolox=EDa. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Avda. de Castelao, s/n
E- 15782 Santiago. Spain
Tels.: +34 981 57 53 40 extensions 11897 (Dr. L. Iglesias), 11856 (Dr. 
M.L.A. G=F3mez), 11891 (S. Doval), Dr. A. Rollings (11838)
Fax: +34 981 57 46 46
Web site for ICLC II :
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