LINGUIST List 13.342

Thu Feb 7 2002

Calls: Sociology of Language,Phrase Structure Grammar

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  1. Tope Omoniyi (PhD), Call for Additional Papers:The Sociology of Language and Religion Colloquium
  2. Stephen M. Wechsler, THIRD CALL FOR PAPERS: HPSG-2002

Message 1: Call for Additional Papers:The Sociology of Language and Religion Colloquium

Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 22:20:39 -0500
From: Tope Omoniyi (PhD) <>
Subject: Call for Additional Papers:The Sociology of Language and Religion Colloquium


The Sociology of Language and Religion Colloquium
University of Surrey Roehampton
Roehampton Lane, London SW15 5PH,
June 20-22, 2002


The Sociology of Language and Religion International Colloquium will bring
together established and budding academics from around the world. The
interface, which the colloquium seeks to explore will shed further light on
the complexity of multiple identities and attendant problems in their
hierarchisation. It will debate the essentialism of national,
ethnolinguistic and religious group memberships and examine potential
frameworks for analysing the associated discourses. Academics as well as
policy makers, especially those charged with the management of
multiculturalism and diversity, will benefit from the debates. Ultimately,
all of these will contribute to a better understanding of human society and
the management of societal harmony.

Although a core of discussants made up of distinguished academics have been
lined up, the response to the initial publicity for this colloquium has
necessitated that a few independent submissions be accommodated. Please
visit the colloquium webpage for details on themes of interest:

Submissions should include:
- Author's name and affiliation
- Address
- E-mail address
- Title of paper
- Keywords
- Abstract (200 words)
All submissions must reach the organising committee at
by April 15th, 2002. The colloquium programme will be published in mid-May.
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Date: Thu, 7 Feb 2002 22:21:40 -0500
From: Stephen M. Wechsler <>


 9th International Conference on
 Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
 Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea
 8-9 August 2002


The 9th International Conference on HPSG will take place on 8-9 August
2002, on the campus of the Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea.
The conference will be co-hosted by the Linguistic Society of Korea
(LSK) and the Center for the Study of Language, Kyung Hee University,
as part of the LSK Summer Conference 2002.

HPSG-2002 solicits abstracts for presentations that address
linguistic, foundational, or computational issues relating to the
framework of Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar.


Robert Borsley (University of Essex)
Robert Levine (Ohio State University)
Ivan Sag (Stanford University)

SPECIAL AUG. 7 LSK SYNTAX WORKSHOPS of interest to the HPSG community:

The Linguistic Society of Korea Conference will take place at the same
location on 5-7 August, 2002, immediately preceding HPSG-2002. The
final day of the LSK Conference, August 7, will feature two syntax
workshops directed at people working in HPSG and other theoretical
frameworks, on these topics:

 * Perspectives on Complex Predicates

 * Perspectives on Inversion

LSK invites abstracts for these workshops. Information and descriptions of
the workshops appear below. For more information on the LSK meeting, see or contact Jong-Bok Kim, 


We invite E-MAIL submissions of abstracts for 30 minute presentations on any
topic related to HPSG. Your abstract must have two parts:

1) an information page in plain text format, containing
 - author name(s)
 - affiliation(s)
 - e-mail and postal address(es)
 - title of paper

2) An extended abstract with title, not more than 5 (five) pages long,
including all figures and references. Abstracts may be either in
plain ASCII, PostScript, or PDF format. A successful abstract clearly
describes the issues, presents an analysis (if appropriate) and
presents evidence for any proposals made, including samples of data.

If your mailer allows attachments, then please send part (1) in the message
body, and part (2) as an attachment. (Otherwise send both in message body.)

Abstracts should contain the subject heading 'HPSG-02 abstract' and should
be sent to:

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously, so authors are asked to avoid
obvious self-references in their abstracts.

Presentations will last 30 minutes + 10 minutes discussion.


 15 February 2002


 1 April 2002


Stephen Wechsler, chair
Olivier Bonami
Chan Chung
Takao Gunji
Andreas Kathol
Jong-Bok Kim
Louise McNally
Tsuneko Nakazawa
Carl Pollard
Frank Richter
Ivan Sag
Peter Sells
Melanie Siegel
Eun-Jung Yoo


Jong-Bok Kim
School of English, Kyung Hee University
Tel: 82-2-961-0892

Questions about HPSG-2002?
on submission of abstracts: Stephen Wechsler,
on conference arrangements: Jong-Bok Kim,

Aug. 7, 2002
Kyung Hee University in Seoul, South Korea (same site as HPSG-02)


Invited Workshop participants:
Peter Sells (organizer); Dani´┐Żle Godard; others TBA

Complex Predicates-- for example certain causative, resultative,
serial verb, and light verb constructions-- are predicates composed of
more than one grammatical element (either morphemes or words), each of
which contributes part of the syntactic and semantic information more
typically associated with a single head. Complex Predicates are found
in many (perhaps all) languages, and often show quite similar
combinations of argument structure despite radically different overt
expressions across languages. They raise several analytical
questions: How are the composite argument structures formed and
represented (e.g. exactly what is combined, and how does that
combination happen)? What is the range of permissible argument
structure combinations (i.e. the semantic and syntactic typology of
complex predicates)? What is the set of permissible structural
representations for a given type (e.g. causatives)?

Different theoretical approaches such as HPSG, LFG, and GB/MP, offer
different perspectives and formal tools for the exploration of these
questions. This workshop will air diverse views on this topic, with
the goal of achieving greater insight into the questions above and
other related issues. We invite abstracts for 30 minute presentations
that address any empirical or theoretical issues relevant to the
analysis of Complex Predicates, from any theoretical perspective.


Invited Workshop participants:
Ivan Sag & Robert Levine (co-organizers); Howard Lasnik; Robert Borsley

Inversion -- the patterned positional alternation of lexical
elements-- has been of central importance in the development of most
frameworks for syntactic analysis. Inversion phenomena are diverse,
including interrogative-related initial position in Germanic, Romance
and other language families (e.g. English subject-auxiliary
inversion), second position phenomena, extraction-related `stylistic'
inversion in Romance, VSO languages, etc. A range of approaches to
inversion have been offered: transformational frameworks treat
inversion phenomena in terms of operations such as Head Movement; HPSG
and other constraint-based, lexicalist (CBL) frameworks allow
alternate structures (inverted and non-inverted) to be directly
generated; and some LFG treatments take a middle ground, positing the
Head-Movement-like notion of 'extended head', whereby a word can lie
outside the phrase it heads, but in a constraint-based setting. The
purpose of this session is to bring together researchers working in
transformational and CBL frameworks to arrive at a deeper
understanding of the theoretical and empirical issues at stake in the
different approaches to inversion that have been
explored. Contributions to this session may address any empirical or
theoretical issues relevant to the analysis of inversion phenomena.

We invite abstracts for 30 minute presentations addressing any aspect of
inversion, using any theoretical framework.

LSK Workshop abstracts should be a single page, with an additional
page for data/references if needed. Abstracts should be submitted
electronically to . The abstract should either be
pasted into the email or should be an attachment as an ASCII text
file, Word, PS or PDF file. Please use the subject header ``LSK 2002
Workshop Abstract: Your last name and first name initial''. Include
all the author information (the title of the paper, workshop title,
the name(s) and affiliation(s) of the author(s), and the address,
phone number and e-mail address of the primary author) in the body of
the e-mail.

Deadline for LSK Workshop abstract submission: March 15, 2002.
Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2002.
For more information see
or contact Jong-Bok Kim,
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