LINGUIST List 13.102

Thu Jan 17 2002

Calls: Functional Linguistics,Lexical Acquisition

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  1.>, Second announcement: 2002 Intl. Role and Reference Grammar Conference
  2. Joseph Pentheroudakis, Call for Papers: Workshop on Unsupervised Lexical Acquisition, ACL 2002

Message 1: Second announcement: 2002 Intl. Role and Reference Grammar Conference

Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 13:42:38 -0500
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Subject: Second announcement: 2002 Intl. Role and Reference Grammar Conference

Second Announcement

The 2002 International Course and Conference on Role and Reference 

New Topics in Functional Linguistics: The Cognitive and Discoursive 
Dimension of Morphology, Syntax and Semantics

University of La Rioja, Spain

22-28th July 2002

The organizing committee for RRG2002 consists of Francisco Cort�s 
(Universidad de La Laguna), Dan Everett (University of Manchester), Kees 
Hengeveld (University of Amsterdam), Ricardo Mairal (Universidad Nacional 
de Educaci�n a Distancia), Javier Mart�n Arista (Universidad de La 
Rioja), Mar�a Jes�s P�rez Quintero (Universidad de La Laguna) and Robert 
Van Valin (University at Buffalo).

Event Programme
A five-day international course consisting of about fourty hours will be 
followed by a two-day international conference. The course will include 
lecture sessions at three levels: pre-graduate (about one hour and a half 
per day), post-graduate (about three hours per day) and specialized 
(about four hours per day). Pre-graduate sessions will introduce the 
basics of the main topic of the day; post-graduate sessions will provide 
a detailed account of functional models, including RRG and Functional 
Grammar; and specialized sessions will deal with advanced topics in RRG.
The conference will stage papers, workshops and plenary sessions.

Teaching and Discussion Topics
RRG2002 will deal with functional linguistics (including semantics, 
syntax and morphology) in its wider discoursive and cognitive settings. 
Papers, workshops and plenary sessions are expected to contribute to the 
theory of RRG as rendered in Van Valin and LaPolla 1997: Syntax. 
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Special attention will be paid to 
the further elaboration of RRG in areas like morphology, language 
acquisition, diachrony and lexical semantics.

Parallel Session on FG
The organizers would be very pleased to run a parallel session on FG 
during the conference, provided that there are enough proposals of 
contribution from the FG community. Papers should be devoted to the 
elaboration of the theory of FG as set out in Dik 1997: The Theory of 
Functional Grammar. 2 Vols. Edited by Kees Hengeveld. Berlin: Mouton de 
Gruyter. Workshops may bear on points of convergence and divergence 
between the two functional models.

Invited Speakers
Speakers invited to the conference include Christopher Butler (University 
of Swansea), Dan Everett (University of Manchester), Kees Hengeveld 
(University of Amsterdam), Beth Levin (Stanford University), Ricardo 
Mairal (Universidad Nacional de Educaci�n a Distancia), Jan Nuyts 
(University of Antwerp) and Robert Van Valin (University at Buffalo). The 
course lectures will be delivered by Dan Everett, Kees Hengeveld, Ricardo 
Mairal, Jan Nuyts and Robert Van Valin.

The deadline for the submission of abstracts of papers and workshops is 
February 1, 2002. They should be sent to Abstracts 
should be no longer than three hundred words, including references. The 
language of the conference will be English. Papers will last twenty 
minutes, followed by another ten minutes of discussion. Workshops will be 
of two types: either presentations by one author lasting longer than the 
average paper or presentations by more than one author offering different 
perspectives on a single topic. Both types of workshop will last one 
hour. The selection of papers for presentation will have been 
communicated by March 15, 2002.

Conference/course Fee
Before April 15, 2002, the registration fee is �200 for the course and 
�200 for the conference. The fee for both events is �300. After April 15, 
2002, an additional �50 will be charged: �250 for the course and the 
conference, and �350 for both events. The fee will include conference 
facilities and materials, as well as coffee, refreshments and lunches.

A pre-registration form is enclosed. Please, send it by e-mail if you 
intend to participate in the course, the conference or both. 

Grant policy
A maximum of ten grants will be given. Grants will be of two types, half 
and full (with reference to the events for which the applicant has 
registered). Applicants for full grants should be unemployed and certify 
their status. Applicants for half grants should have a gross annual 
income lower than �15,000, which should also be certified. Applications 
for grants can be sent to:

Francisco Cort�s Rodr�guez
Departamento de Filolog�a Inglesa
Facultad de Filolog�a
Universidad de La Laguna
Campus de Guajara

All applicants for grants will be notified about the Organizing 
Committee�s decision by the end of May.

Further information
A web page is under construction at the moment.
Further information on RRG2002, including a detailed programme, 
accomodation information, payment, social events, etc., will follow 
shortly. Such information will be sent to the RRG discussion list and to 
the FG discusion list. Anyone who has not suscribed and is interested in 
receiving further information should send a message to the e-mail address 
for RRG2002:

 Pre-registration form
Last name:
First name:
E-mail address:
Do you intend to attend the course?
Do you intend to participate in the conference?
Do you intend to present a paper?
Do you intend to present a workshop?
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Message 2: Call for Papers: Workshop on Unsupervised Lexical Acquisition, ACL 2002

Date: Wed, 16 Jan 2002 14:13:20 -0800
From: Joseph Pentheroudakis <>
Subject: Call for Papers: Workshop on Unsupervised Lexical Acquisition, ACL 2002

 Friday 12 July 2002

Workshop website:
ACL 2002 website:

This workshop will be a forum for the presentation of new
work in the field of unsupervised or minimally supervised
lexical learning, as well as an opportunity to survey the
state of the art. In addition to novel approaches to the
acquisition of subcategorization or translation information,
we will welcome and encourage papers that address the
coverage of all aspects of the lexicon, such as
morphological, semantic, or collocational information, as
well as the identification of out-of-vocabulary words and
their lexical properties. Evaluation of systems on public
domain test sets, although not required, is strongly

We invite submissions on the following topics:

* Methods for unsupervised or minimally supervised
 lexical data mining (machine learning, statistical,
 example- or rule-based, or hybrid) 
* Acquisition of morphological, syntactic, semantic, or
 collocational information, or translation
* Acquisition of domain-specific lexical information for
 rapid domain-switching
* Extending an existing lexicon or bootstrapping a lexicon
* Evaluating lexical learning methods

Papers can cover one or more of these areas. Papers
including demonstrations of implemented lexical learning
tools are encouraged. 


Papers should be submitted electronically in Postscript,
PDF, or Microsoft Word format to Joseph Pentheroudakis, at

Submissions should conform to the two-column format of ACL
proceedings and should not exceed eight (8) pages,
including references. We strongly recommend the use of
ACL-2002 style files, available from the ACL-2002 program
committee web site at:
As reviewing will be blind, the body of the paper should
not include the names or affiliations of the authors. The
following identification information should be included
separately in the email submission, or on a separate page
in the paper: 

 Title: title of paper
 Keywords: up to five topic keywords
 Contact author: email address of author of record 
 (for correspondence) 
 Abstract: abstract of paper


	Paper submission deadline	15 March 2002
	Acceptance notification 	19 April 2002
	Final version deadline		17 May 2002
	Workshop date			12 July 2002


* Joseph Pentheroudakis, Microsoft Research,
* Nicoletta Calzolari, Istituto di Linguistica 
 Computazionale del CNR, 
* Andi Wu, Microsoft Research,


Eric Brill, Microsoft Research	
Ted Briscoe, Cambridge University
John Carroll, University of Sussex
Key-Sun Choi, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and
John Goldsmith, University of Chicago
Greg Grefenstette, Clairvoyance Corporation
Adam Kilgarriff, University of Brighton
I. Dan Melamed, New York University
Robert Moore, Microsoft Research
Philip Resnik, University of Maryland
Antonio Sanfilippo, SRA International
Takenobu Tokunaga, Tokyo Institute of Technology 
Takehito Utsuro, Toyohashi University of Technology


Workshop registration information will be posted at a later
date. The registration fee will include attendance at the
workshop and a copy of workshop proceedings.

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