LINGUIST List 13.2041

Wed Aug 7 2002

Calls: Chinese & Historical Ling, Generative Lexicon

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  1. David Branner, Chinese Dialect and Historical Linguistics
  2. kanzaki, Generative Approaches to the Lexicon 2003

Message 1: Chinese Dialect and Historical Linguistics

Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 18:05:54 -0400 (EDT)
From: David Branner <>
Subject: Chinese Dialect and Historical Linguistics

Conference - Chinese Dialect and Historical Linguistics

The annual meeting of the Yuen Ren Society will take place in
conjunction with the American Oriental Society, in Nashville TN,
between Friday, April 4, and Monday, April 8, 2003.

The loose theme of this year's meeting is Chinese Dialect and
Historical Linguistics. Papers are hereby solicited, and will be
subjected to anonymous review. To submit a paper, please send a
detailed abstract to *both* of the addresses below. Deadline for
submitting abstracts is 1 October, 2002. We expect to accept only ten
papers in all.

Presentations on any aspect of Chinese dialectology or historical
linguistics are welcome, but please note that the Society favors
presentations that include abundant evidence, in the form of either
dialect data or other explicit documentation as appropriate. Papers
may be delivered in English or Mandarin Chinese.

For more information, please write to, or see
our web-site, at
. Information about hotel accomodations will be found at the AOS's
web-site: .


David Prager Branner and R. VanNess Simmons, Co-Directors

Submissions should be sent in hard copy to *both* of the following

1.	Dr. David Branner
	 Attn. YRS
	School of Languages		
	3215 Jimenez Hall			
	University of Maryland		
	College Park, MD 20742 USA 	
2.	Dr. R. VanNess Simmons
	 Attn. YRS
	Asian Languages & Cultures
	Rutgers University
	330 Scott Hall, 43 College Ave.
	New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1164 USA

The Yuen Ren Society web-site is at .
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Message 2: Generative Approaches to the Lexicon 2003

Date: Wed, 07 Aug 2002 20:52:04 +0900
From: kanzaki <>
Subject: Generative Approaches to the Lexicon 2003

***** First Call for Papers (GL2003) *****

2nd International Workshop on Generative Approaches to the Lexicon

 Pierrette Bouillon (ISSCO/TIM, University of Geneva, Switzerland) 
 Kyoko Kanzaki (Communications Research Laboratory, Japan)

 May 15-17 2003

 University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland


The aim of the GL workshop is to bring together diverse contributions
in philosophy, linguistics, computer science and lexicography to
explore the lexicon from the point of view of generativity, in

- Philosophical Foundations of a Generative Approach
- Representation of Word Meaning
- Generative Lexicon Theory
- Analysis of Linguistic Phenomena
- Lexical Rules
- Framework for Lexical Semantics
- Critical Perspectives
- Building Lexical Resources
- Exploiting Lexical Resources in NLP Applications

In this second workshop we would like to keep all the above
perspectives, but put more of the focus on available on-line lexical
resources in order to compare experience. The discussions will be
centered, but not limited to, the following topics:

- Building new resources
- Acquiring lexical information
- Maintaining resources
- Representing lexical information (i.e. polysemy, collocation links,
 multiword expressions, predicate-argument structure)
- Using lexical information in applications
- Specialization and customization for specific applications
- Links between different frameworks
- Sharing lexical resources
- Multilinguality in the lexicon
- Standardization and evaluation

Papers on on-line resources can make reference to any semantic
lexicons (Wordnet, Framenet, Meaning-text theory, etc.), but a link to
Generative Lexicon theory is desirable (Pustejovsky 1995). Key topics

- How to build a Generative Lexicon? 
- How a Generative Lexicon can be extracted from existing resources or
- How to connect qualia structures with other lexical information?
- How lexical information is represented in different frameworks?
- Philosophical differences between frameworks
- Critical perspectives

The conference will be held over a period of two and a half days. Long
(45 min) and short (20 min) presentations are foreseen. Invited
speakers include Nicoletta Calzolari (Istituto Di Linguistica
Computazionale, Pisa), Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton University,
Princeton), Charles J. Fillmore (International Computer Science
Institute, Berkeley) and James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University,

Submission procedure: 
 Authors should submit an anonymous paper of at most 7 single-column
 pages (including references) using a 12' body font size together with a
 separate page specifying the author's name, affiliation, address,
 e-mail address, title and type of paper (long or short). The papers
 should be submitted electronically (in postscript, rtf or pdf format)
 to both: and

 All papers must be submitted and presented in English. Accepted papers
 will be published in the proceedings of the workshop. 

Important dates:
 Paper due: January 15th, 2003
 Acceptance/rejection notice: End of February 2003
 Final version due: April 15th, 2003
 Conference: May 15-17, 2003

Workshop Chairs:
 Pierrette Bouillon
 Kyoko Kanzaki

Program Committee (confirmed):
 Susan Armstrong (Universit,Ai(B de Gen,Ah(Bve, Gen,Ah(Bve)
 Toni Badia (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
 Nicoletta Calzolari (Istituto Di Linguistica Computazionale, Pisa)
 Ann Copestake (University of Cambridge, Cambridge)
 Laurence Danlos (University of Paris VII, Paris)
 Chales J. Fillmore (International Computer Science Institute,
 Sandiway Fong (NEC, Princeton)
 Hitoshi Isahara (Communications Research Laboratory, Kyoto)
 Adam Kilgarriff (ITRI, University of Brighton, Brighton)
 Alex Lascarides (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh)
 James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University, Boston)
 Pascale Sebillot (Irisa, Rennes)
 Piek Vossen (Irion Technologies, Delft)

For any information, please contact:

Pierrette Bouillon
40, bvd du Pont-d'Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4 (Switzerland)

email :
Tel: +41/22/705 86 79
Fax: +41/22/705 86 89
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