LINGUIST List 13.1875

Tue Jul 9 2002

Calls: Lang Acquisition, Semantics in Lexicon

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  1. dabitt, Call for Papers
  2. Stefan Langer, Call for contributions: Workshop on Semantics in the Lexicon

Message 1: Call for Papers

Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2002 18:49:42 +0200
From: dabitt <>
Subject: Call for Papers


Workshop "Linguistic Knowledge in Language Acquisition" 
at the 25th Annual Meeting of the German Linguistics Society 
(Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Sprachwissenschaft) 
in Munich (February 26-28, 2003)

The way in which linguistic knowledge is conceptualised is of critical
importance for any acquisition theory. Both nativist and
constructivist theories have to provide a characterization of the kind
of linguistic knowledge which is activiated or acquired in the
acquisition process. Furthermore, the cognitive processes which
contribute to and interact in language development need to be
assessed. Such interactions could take place with respect to language
internal processes, or general cognitive categorization and pattern
abstraction processes, or even auditive and visual abilities.

A central aspect of language acquisition is the analysis of input
structures. This workshop focuses on the relationship between language
internal and language external knowledge. The contributions should
provide empirical approaches to characterize the representational and
procedural knowledge which is active in a given stage of
development. In particular, we would like to focus on questions such

(A) Which are the "general" cognitive abilities relevant for the
acquisition of linguistic knowledge, and how do they contribute to the
acquisition of linguistic knowledge?

(B) Are there necessary interactions between different structural

(C) Do linguistic representations stay the same over time or do they
change? If they change, how can we demonstrate that recoding processes
take place?

(D) Which learning contexts and processes lead to the establisment of
explicit, meta-linguistic knowledge?

We welcome abstracts addressing both unimpaired and impaired language
development. If the number of abstracts submitted exceeds the number
of available presentation slots, we will give preference to
constributions which provide empirical tests for their claims or
propose new methodologies (corpus, experimental, computational) to
address these issues.

We invite abstracts (in German or English) for a 30 minute
presentation. Abstracts should not exceed one page (max.of 400 words)
and should be sent to the workshop organizers electronically or by
regular mail.

deadline for abstract submission: August 15, 2002
notification of acceptance: September 1, 2002
program announcement: September 15, 2002
workshop: February 26-28, 2003

Heike Behrens
Max Planck Institut fur evolutionare Anthropologie
Inselstrasse 22
04103 Leipzig, Germany

Dagmar Bittner
Institut fuer Linguistik
Universitat Potsdam
 Postfach 601553
14415 Potsdam, Germany
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Message 2: Call for contributions: Workshop on Semantics in the Lexicon

Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2002 17:56:23 +0200
From: Stefan Langer <>
Subject: Call for contributions: Workshop on Semantics in the Lexicon

Call for contributions:

Workshop on Semantics in the Lexicon (Semantik im Lexikon)

A workshop on semantic information in the lexicon with special focus
on computational lexicography will take place at the Annual Meeting of
the DGfS (Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Sprachwissenschaft), from February
26th to February 28th, 2003 in Munich, Germany.

The workshop will be held in German.

More detailed information (in German) can be found at the following URL:

Abstracts of contributions on all aspects of the topic are invited in
both German and English language and should be submitted before 20th
August 2002.

Please send all inquiries and contributions to Stefan Langer or Daniel
Stefan Langer Tel. ++49 (0) 89 21809707
CIS, Univ. Muenchen Fax. ++49 (0) 89 21809701
Oettingstr. 67,D 80796 Muenchen Email.
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