LINGUIST List 13.1227

Thu May 2 2002

Calls: Hungarian Structure, Natural Lang Processing

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  1. ICSH6, Sixth International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian
  2. Anna-Maria Di Sciullo, Last call for papers, Language, Brain and Computation

Message 1: Sixth International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian

Date: Mit, 1 May 02 10:34:12 +0200
From: ICSH6 <>
Subject: Sixth International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian

Sixth International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian (ICSH-6)

10--12 September 2002, Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet, Duesseldorf, Germany

Fourth (and final) call for abstracts

Abstracts are invited for the Sixth International Conference on the
Structure of Hungarian (ICSH-6) on any aspect of the historical
linguistics, morphology, phonetics, phonology, pragmatics,
psycholinguistics, semantics, sociolinguistics, or syntax of

Abstract deadline: 13 May 2002

For more information, please see

or write to
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Message 2: Last call for papers, Language, Brain and Computation

Date: Wed, 01 May 2002 11:24:50 -0400
From: Anna-Maria Di Sciullo <>
Subject: Last call for papers, Language, Brain and Computation

 Call for papers

 The Second Conference of the Federation on Natural Language Processing
 Language, Brain and Computation

 which will be held at the University of Venice, October 3-5, 2002.

 Invited speakers: Robert Berwick, MIT, 
 "Minimalist machinery: computation at the interfaces"
 Guglielmo Cinque, University of Venice
 "Complement and adverbial PPs: implications for clause structure"
 Yosef Grodzinsky,
			University of Tel Aviv and McGill University,
 "Syntactic movement: a perspective from intact and lesioned brains"

Description :
Restrictions observed in a great variety of languages on the
composition, displacement and dependencies of linguistic elements
indicate that Universal Grammar includes abstract relations whose
investigation is crucial to the formulation of a fine grained
explanatory theory of human mind/brain. The investigation of natural
language configurations contributes to our understanding of what is
common to all languages, but not immediately accessible to human
perception, the abstract relations inherent to Universal
Grammar/Language Faculty. With configurations as part of the presumed
Universal Grammar vocabulary, a number of phenomena can be analyzed
from a new perspective. Notwithstanding the progress achieved,
questions still remain with respect to the definition of
grammar-specific relations, their role in the derivations, and their
legibility at the interfaces with the external systems,
conceptual-intentional and sensori-motor.

The conference also aims to contribute to our understanding of the
external systems. They can be seen as universal systems allowing for
an optimal legibility of interface representations. We might think
that, interacting with Universal Grammar, the Universal Parser
incrementally recovers natural language configurations. From this
viewpoint, questions arise with respect to the relative autonomy of
the grammar and the parser, as well as the nature of the interaction
of the external systems with the interface representations. The
importance of configurational relations in computational linguistics
has already been established, given the central role played by
asymmetric c-command in principle-based parsing (generate and filter
type) based on GB Theory. It might be the case that a computational
model based on the generation and recovery of more basic relations
(check and generate type), based on Minimalism, will constitute
another step ahead in the field. 

The conference will bring together linguists, psycholinguists and
computational scientists who addressed these issues in order to
explore the formalization and the interaction of the grammar with the
external systems.

Call for papers :
Abstracts are invited for thirty-minute talks (twenty minutes for
presentation plus ten minutes for discussion). A limited number of
oral presentations will be selected. In addition, abstracts can be
sent for the poster session.

Please Submit:
	an one-page abstract, 11 pt. single-line spacing, to:
		Language, Brain, and Computation Conference Committee
 Departement de linguistique
 Universite du Quebec - Montreal
 Case Postale 8888, Succursale Centre-Ville
 Montreal, Qc, H3C 3P8

Specify oral presentation, poster or demo

Send abstracts by FAX to: +514-987-0377
or (preferably) by e-mail to:

Electronic submissions are encouraged;
abstracts should be attached in plain text format or as Word files.

Submit a camera-ready full paper no longer than 15 pages using 11pt
fonts and single-line spacing throughout, with the title of the paper,
the name(s) of the author(s), affiliation(s), postal address, and
e-mail address for correspondence on a separate page. Accepted papers
will be published in a collection of papers.


All submissions must be received by May 15, 2002.
Notification of acceptance will be e-mailed in mid-June.


May 15, 2002: deadline for abstracts
June 15, 2002: notification of acceptance
October 3-5, 2002: Conference
December 15, 2002: camera-ready full paper

Organizers : 			Anna Maria Di Sciullo
 			 Universite du Quebec - Montreal
				 Rodolpho Delmonte
				 Universite di Venezia

Sponsors: 		The Federation on Natural Language Processing
			 	Valorisation-Recherche Quebec
 The Natural Language Processing Project
 The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
 The Asymmetry Project
 L' Associazione Italiana di Intelligenza Artificiale
 La Societe di Scienze Cognitive
 L' Istituto di Scienze Cognitive del CNR

Anna Maria Di Sciullo, mrs
Professor, Departement of Linguistics
Director, Asymmetry Project
tel: 514-987-3000-3519
fax: 514-987-0377
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