LINGUIST List 13.3415

Mon Dec 23 2002

Calls: Chicago Ling Society/Generative Lexicon

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  1. ikimbara, Chicago Linguistic Society, IL USA
  2. kanzaki, Generative Approaches to the Lexicon, Geneva Switzerland

Message 1: Chicago Linguistic Society, IL USA

Date: Tue, 17 Dec 2002 09:08:45 -0600
From: ikimbara <>
Subject: Chicago Linguistic Society, IL USA

39th Annual Meeting of Chicago Linguistic Society 

Call for Papers 
Call Deadline: 24-Jan-2003 


A version of this announcement and call for papers is also available

== The General Session == 

The General Session will cover all areas of linguistic interest. We
encourage proposals from diverse theoretical frameworks and also
welcome papers onlanguage-related topics from disciplines such as
anthropology, cognitive science, computer science, neuroscience, and

Invited Speakers: 
Maria Bittner, Rutgers University 
Adele Goldberg, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Junko Ito, University of California at Santa Cruz Armin Mester, University 
 of California at Santa Cruz 
Janet Pierrehumbert, Northwestern University

== The Parasessions == 
Body and Mind: Interaction between Motion, Space, and Thought This
panel invites topics that address the issue of how space and motion
are construed by language and other cognitive modalities. Abstracts in
syntax, psycholinguistics, anthropology, socio-linguistics, and sign
language research are welcome.

Invited Speakers: 
David McNeill, University of Chicago 
Leonard Talmy, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York 

Quantitative Approaches to Theoretical Issues 
Theoretical linguistics has traditionally relied upon subjective data
obtained with native speakers. This panel seeks to address issues of
theoretical import using quantitative, empirical methodologies for the
study of disciplines such as semantics, syntax, morphology, and

Invited Speakers 
Jeff Runner, University of Rochester 
Kjell Saebo, University of Oslo 

Perspectives on Language Learnability 
New work in theoretical linguistics often receives critique with
respect to its implications for learnability of language. This panel
will explore current issues in language learnability. We invite
proposals that address learnability in any sub-field(s) of
linguistics. We also strongly encourage work from a variety of
disciplines related to linguistics, particularly computer science,
cognitive science, neuroscience, and psychology.

Invited Speakers: 
Sean Fulop, University of Chicago 
Bruce Tesar, Rutgers University 

Submission Deadline: January 24, 2003. No exceptions. 

This year, we have moved to a Web-based abstract submission system to
streamline the abstract submission process. We strongly encourage
using this submission system.

You can find specific instructions, guidelines for abstracts, a more
detailed time line, as well as a template and suggested style sheet at

Please direct your questions to 
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Message 2: Generative Approaches to the Lexicon, Geneva Switzerland

Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 11:00:24 +0900
From: kanzaki <>
Subject: Generative Approaches to the Lexicon, Geneva Switzerland

********Fourth 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
particular :

- 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 ressources 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 ressources
or corpora?
- 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 Univ), Charles
J. Fillmore (International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley) and
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University, Brandeis).

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

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

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 (Universite de Geneve, Geneve)
Toni Badia (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona)
Sabine Bergler (Concordia University, Montreal)
Federica Busa (MIT, Sloan school of Management)
Nicoletta Calzolari (Istituto Di Linguistica Computazionale, Pisa)
Ann Copestake (University of Cambridge, Cambridge)
Laurence Danlos (University of Paris VII, Paris)
Pierre Frath (University of Starsbourg, Starsbourg)
Charles J. Fillmore (International Computer Science Institute, Berkeley)
Sandiway Fong (NEC, Princeton)
Thierry Fontenelle (Microsoft, Seattle)
Jacques Jayez (EHESS-CELITH, Paris)
Hitoshi Isahara (Communications Research Laboratory, Kyoto)
Adam Kilgarriff (ITRI, University of Brighton, Brighton)
Alex Lascarides (University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh)
Andrei Popescu-Belis (ISSCO/TIM, Geneva)
James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University, Boston)
Pascale Sebillot (Irisa, Rennes)
Evelyne Viegas (Microsoft, Seattle)
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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