LINGUIST List 13.1618

Fri Jun 7 2002

Calls: "Wh-Movement", Logic& Lang& Information

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  1. Corver, Norbert, call for papers. workshop "On WH-movement"
  2. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova, ESSLLI2003 Call for Proposals

Message 1: call for papers. workshop "On WH-movement"

Date: Fri, 7 Jun 2002 11:07:14 +0200
From: Corver, Norbert <>
Subject: call for papers. workshop "On WH-movement"



We are happy to announce the workshop "On Wh-movement", which will be
jointly organized by the University of Leiden Centre for Linguistics
(ULCL)and the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (UiL-OTS). The workshop
will take place on December 12-13 (Thursday-Friday) and will be
preceded on Wednesday (December 11) by a tutorial on Chomsky's 1977
paper "On WH-movement" that appeared 25 years ago and was a major step
in the development of a general theory on Wh-movement processes.

Lisa Cheng (Leiden University,
Norbert Corver (Utrecht University,

December 11 (tutorial) & December 12: Leiden University
December 13: Utrecht University

Maggie Browning (Princeton University)

David Adger (University of York)
Hans Bennis (Meertens Institute, Amsterdam)
Howard Lasnik (University of Maryland)
Luigi Rizzi (University of Siena/Geneva)
Akira Watanabe (University of Tokyo)


It is 25 years ago that Chomsky's On Wh-movement appeared. This
article marks an important step in the development of a general theory
on wh-movement processes. Properties of Wh-constructions were no
longer described in terms of single, construction-specific rules, such
as Question formation, Relative clause formation and Topicalization.
Rather, a general abstract rule "Move a constituent carrying the
feature Wh into COMP" was adopted and a small number of core
properties was identified which were considered to be automatic,
inescapable properties of any operation that involves movement to
COMP. Chomsky referred to these inherent properties of Wh-movement as
the wh-diagnostics. The diagnostic method employed in "On Wh-movement"
has since been recognized as an important tool in syntactic research.

25 years after "On Wh-movement", the phenomenon of wh-movement (or in
current terms: wh-attraction) still figures prominently on the
generative research agenda and issues raised in Chomsky's seminal
article of 25 years ago still deserve careful attention and further
exploration. It is the aim of this workshop to consider some of the
"old" issues addressed in Chomsky's paper, to elaborate on these and
to raise new questions which are within the scope of a general theory
of Wh-movement. This will be done by focusing on the following four
sub-themes: (A) wh-diagnostics; (B) construction-specific properties;
(C) current views on Wh-movement constructions; (D) cyclicity. Each
of these sub-themes raises a variety of questions. To mention a few:
(i) What (other) wh-diagnostics can be identified? (ii) To what extent
can these wh-diagnostics be accounted for in terms of Interface
conditions and general properties of computational efficiency? (iii)
Does wh-movement apply in the non-clausal system as well? Which
modules of the grammar account for those properties of
wh-constructions that have a more construction-specific status
(e.g. pied piping, P-stranding, overtness of the wh-phrase, partial
wh-movement, et cetera)? (iv) What triggers movement? Which scopal
and discourse-related properties motivate the application of the Move
wh rule at the interface? (v) How is cyclicity defined in terms of
phases? (vi) Can the island effects, formerly subsumed under the
Subjacency condition, be reduced to a more strict locality constraint
like Chomsky's Phase Impenetrability Condition ? (vii) what formal
reflexes (on C, on T, or on other functional heads) are found of the
application of successive cyclic movement? We hope that the workshop
will provide a forum to work towards settling at least some of these
questions. For a more detailed description of the workshop "On

Please submit five copies of an abstract for a 30 minute presentation
of maximally two pages including data and references before August 20,
2002. Only one of the abstracts should identify the author and
her/his affiliation. You will be notified of acceptance by
mid-September 2002.

We plan to publish a book including selected papers presented during
the conference.

	Lisa Cheng 
	P.O. Box 9515 
	2300 RA Leiden 
	The Netherlands 

Abstracts submitted by e-mail (as separate attachments: pdf only)
before August 20 will also be considered, on the condition that a hard
copy follows within a week. Submissions by e-mail should go to: 

Don't send your e-mail submission to the personal e-mail addresses of
the organizers.


Dates:	12-13 December, 2002 (Thursday-Friday) (Workshop)
	11 December, 2002 (Wednesday) (tutorial by Maggie Browning)

Presentations will be 30 minutes + 15 minutes for questions,
discussion, feedback.

Deadline for abstracts: August 20, 2002

Lisa Cheng (Leiden University,
Norbert Corver (Utrecht University,

More information about the workshop ON WH-MOVEMENT:
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Message 2: ESSLLI2003 Call for Proposals

Date: Fri, 07 Jun 2002 15:57:23 +0200
From: Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova <esslliCoLi.Uni-SB.DE>
Subject: ESSLLI2003 Call for Proposals

 Fifteenth European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
 August 18-29, 2003, Vienna, Austria


The main focus of the European Summer Schools in Logic, Language and
Information is on the interface between linguistics, logic and
computation. Foundational, introductory and advanced courses together
with workshops cover a wide variety of topics within the three areas
of interest: Language and Computation, Language and Logic, and Logic
and Computation.

Previous summer schools have been highly successful, attracting up to
500 students from Europe and elsewhere. The school has developed into
an important meeting place and forum for discussion for students and
researchers interested in the interdisciplinary study of Logic,
Language and Information. ESSLLI-2003 is organised under the auspices
of the European Association for Logic, Language and Information

The ESSLLI-2003 Programme Committee invites proposals for
foundational, introductory, and advanced courses, and for workshops
for the 15th annual Summer School on a wide range of timely topics
that have demonstrated their relevance in the following fields:


In addition to courses and workshops there will be a Student Session.
A Call for Papers for the Student Session will be distributed

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION: Proposals should be submitted through a web form
that will shortly be available through <>;.

All proposals should be submitted no later than Wednesday July 17,
2002. Authors of proposals will be notified of the committee's
decision no later than Wednesday September 18, 2002. Proposers should
follow the guidelines below while preparing their submissions;
proposals that deviate can not be considered.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION: Anyone interested in lecturing or
organising a workshop during ESSLLI-2003, please read the following
information carefully.

ALL COURSES: Courses are taught by 1 or max. 2 lecturers. They
typically consist of five sessions (a one-week course) or ten sessions
(a two-week course). Each session lasts 90 minutes.

Timetable for Course Proposal Submission:

 Jul 17, 2002: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 18, 2002: Notification
 Nov 15, 2002: Deadline for receipt of title, abstract, 
 lecturer(s) information, course description
		 and prerequisites
 Jun 2, 2003: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready course 

FOUNDATIONAL COURSES: These are really elementary courses not assuming
any background knowledge. They are intended for people to get
acquainted with the problems and techniques of areas new to them.
Ideally, they should allow researchers from other fields to acquire
the key competences of neighbouring disciplines, thus encouraging the
development of a truly interdisciplinary research community.
Foundational courses may presuppose some experience with scientific
methods in general, so as to be able to concentrate on the issues that
are germane to the area of the course.

INTRODUCTORY COURSES: Introductory courses are central to the
activities of the Summer School. They are intended to equip students
and young researchers with a good understanding of a field's basic
methods and techniques. Introductory courses in, for instance,
Language and Computation, can build on some knowledge of the component
fields; e.g., an introductory course in computational linguistics
should address an audience which is familiar with the basics of
linguistics and computation.

Proposals for introductory courses should indicate the level of the
course as compared to standard texts in the area (if available).

ADVANCED COURSES: Advanced courses should be pitched at an audience of
advanced Masters or PhD students. Proposals for advanced courses
should specify the prerequisites in some detail.

WORKSHOPS: The aim of the workshops is to provide a forum for advanced
Ph.D. students and other researchers to present and discuss their
work. A workshop has a theme. At most one organiser is paid. The
organisers should be specialists in the theme of the workshop and give
a general introduction in the first session. They are also
responsible for the programme of the workshop, i.e., for finding

Each workshop organiser will be responsible for producing a Call for
Papers for the workshop by November 15, 2002. The call must make it
clear that the workshop is open to all members of the LLI community.
It should also note that all workshop contributors must register for
the Summer School.

A workshop consists of five sessions (a one-week workshop). Sessions
are normally 90 minutes.

Timetable for Workshop Proposal Submissions

 Jul 17, 2002: Proposal Submission Deadline
 Sep 18, 2002: Notification
 Nov 15, 2002: Deadline for receipt of Call for Papers 
 (by ESSLLI PC chair)
 Dec 2, 2002: Workshop organizers send out (First)
		 Call for Papers
 Mar 14, 2003: Deadline for Papers (suggested)
 May 2, 2003: Notification of Workshop Contributors
 May 16, 2003: Deadline for Provisional Workshop Programme
 Jun 2, 2003: Deadline for receipt of camera-ready copy
		 of Workshop notes
 Jun 2, 2003: Deadline for Final Workshop Programme

FORMAT FOR PROPOSALS: The web-based form for submitting course and
workshop proposals is accessible at
<>;. You will be required to
submit the following information:

 * Name (name(s) of proposed lecturer(s)/organiser)

 * Address (contact addresses of proposed lecturer(s)/organiser;
	where possible, please include phone and fax numbers)

 * Title (title of proposed course/workshop)

 * Type (is this a workshop, a foundational course, an introductory
	course, or an advanced course?)

 * Section (does your proposal fit in Language & Computation,
	Language & Logic or Logic & Computation? name only one)

 * Description (in at most 150 words, describe the proposed contents
	and substantiate timeliness and relevance to ESSLLI)

 * External funding (will you be able to find external funding to
	help fund your travel and accommodation expenses? if so, how?)

 * Further particulars (any further information that is required by
	the above guidelines should be included here)

FINANCIAL ASPECTS: Prospective lecturers and workshop organisers
should be aware that all teaching and organising at the summer schools
is done on a voluntary basis in order to keep the participants fees as
low as possible. Lecturers and organisers are not paid for their
contribution, but are reimbursed for travel and accommodation. Please
note the following: In case a course is to be taught by two lecturers,
a lump sum is paid to cover travel and accommodation expenses. The
splitting of the sum is up to the lecturers. However, please note
that the organisers highly appreciate it if, whenever possible,
lecturers and workshop organisers find alternative funding to cover
travel and accommodation expenses.

Workshop speakers are required to register for the Summer School;
however, workshop speakers will be able to register at a reduced rate
to be determined by the Organising Committee.

Finally, it should be stressed that while proposals from all over the
world are welcomed, the Summer School can in general guarantee only to
reimburse travel costs for travel from destinations within Europe to
Vienna. Exceptions will be made depending on the financial situation.


 Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova
 Attn: ESSLLI-2003
 Computational Linguistics
 University of the Saarland
 Postfach 15 11 50
 D-66041 Saarbruecken (Germany)
 Phone: +49.(681).302.4502
 Email: korbayCoLi.Uni-SB.DE

Local co-chair:
 Alexander Leitsch (

Language and Computation:
 Karen Sparck Jones (
 Gosse Bouma (

Language and Logic:
 Wojciech Buszkowski (
 Johan Bos (

Logic and Computation:
 Thomas Eiter (
 Ian Horrocks (

 Matthias Baaz (chair)

FURTHER INFORMATION: To obtain further information, visit the ESSLLI
site through <>;. For this year's summer school,
please see the web site for ESSLLI-2002 at <>;.
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