LINGUIST List 13.3202

Thu Dec 5 2002

Calls: Consequences of Mobility/Multilingual Grammar

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  1. Anne Fabricius, Consequences of Mobility, Roskilde, Denmark
  2. Frederik Fouvry, Multilingual Grammar Development, Vienna Austria

Message 1: Consequences of Mobility, Roskilde, Denmark

Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 14:13:12 -0500 (EST)
From: Anne Fabricius <>
Subject: Consequences of Mobility, Roskilde, Denmark

The Consequences of Mobility: Linguistic and Sociocultural Contact

Location: Roskilde, Denmark
Date: 23-May-2003 - 24-May-2003
Contact Person: Gunilla Eriksen
Contact Email:
Linguistic Subfield: Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Jan-2003

Meeting Description:

The Research group on Sociolinguistics, Language Pedagogy and
Sociocultural issues, Department of Language and Culture, Roskilde
University, will be hosting

The Consequences of Mobility:
Linguistic and Sociocultural Contact Zones

We are delighted to announce that our invited speakers will be:
Professor Peter Auer, Albert-Ludwigs-Universitt Freiburg
Professor Lesley Milroy, University of Michigan

We suggest the following themed workshops, and invite participants to
offer papers for them and perhaps propose others as well:

1. Construction of sociocultural identities in face-to-face interaction
(Susanne Kjrbk)

2. Accents and dialects in contact: linguistic and attitudinal
consequences (Anne Fabricius)

3. Second and foreign language learning and teaching: how can we envisage
transnational approaches aiming not only at the development of familarity
with national cultures', but also at the development of world citizens in
a multilingual and multicultural world (Karen Risager)

4. Youth language and Anglo-American subcultures in EFL Countries (Bent

5. International exchange and national language policy in higher education
(Bent Preisler, Karen Sonne Jakobsen)

Language policy: The main working language of the conference will be
English. We acknowledge the paradox in conducting the conference in a
specific language, in contrast to the conference focus on issues of
multilingualism, language contact and power.
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Message 2: Multilingual Grammar Development, Vienna Austria

Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 14:34:37 +0100 (MET)
From: Frederik Fouvry <fouvryCoLi.Uni-SB.DE>
Subject: Multilingual Grammar Development, Vienna Austria


			 ESSLLI Workshop
			 25 to 29 August 2003

 Ideas and Strategies for Multilingual Grammar Development

	Taking place during ESSLLI 2003 (18-29 August), Vienna

 Workshop Website:

Many broad-coverage grammars have been developed over the past decade
that represent deep linguistic analysis in several frameworks,
including Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG),
Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG), and Lexicalized Tree Adjoining
Grammar (LTAG). In HPSG, for example, there are extensive grammars for
English, German and Japanese. Although these are couched in the same
framework, they were developed more or less independently of each
other, and are not sufficiently documented. (Exceptions to this are
M´┐Żller (1999) and Alshawi (1992) and Butt et aliae (1999)). Recently,
however, efforts have begun to parallelize the grammar development
process across languages.

In this workshop at the 2003 European Summer School in Logic,
Language, and Information (ESSLLI2003) in Vienna, participants will
address the issue of building a methodology for parallel grammar
development in linguistically rich frameworks. This methodology should
guide the definitions of common formats, procedures, development
tools, grammar components, and documentation practice, as well as
standardized evaluation methods.

Topics of the workshop include:

- Methodology for multilingual, broad-coverage, deep grammar
 development within linguistically rich frameworks such as those
 using unification-based grammars. Such approaches may include
 grammar templates, external specifications, or other tactics.

- Guidelines for grammar writers either in the initial stages of
 development or as long-term best practices.

- Organization of a grammar in layered, reusable structures.

- Strategies for adapting existing resources such as taggers or
 morphological analyzers.

The workshop will be held during the second week of ESSLLI2003, 25-29
August 2003, with each of the five sessions allowing for the
presentation of three 20-minute papers followed by discussion.

Submission details:

Abstracts of not more than four pages on any of the above topics are
due by Friday, 14 March 2003 with electronic submission in either
PostScript or PDF format, to

Reviewing will be done anonymously, and the final program will be
determined by the workshop organizers based on these reviews. Authors
will be advised of the results by Monday, 5 May 2003. Full papers to
be included in the workshop proceedings will be due by Saturday, 24
May 2003.

Please note that all workshop participants including presenters must
register for ESSLLI2003. Reduced registration fees apply to authors of
accepted papers.
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