LINGUIST List 13.425

Sun Feb 17 2002

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  1. Summer School, Call For Papers
  2. Malvina Nissim, ESSLLI 2002 Student Session

Message 1: Call For Papers

Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 09:49:25 +0100
From: Summer School <>
Subject: Call For Papers


Students (undergraduates and Ph.D. students) participating in the
special DGfS/LSA Summer School in Duesseldorf are invited to present a
paper in student evening sessions. There will be two sessions, each
consisting of two thirty-minute talks, followed by a discussant's
comment and further discussion from the floor.

We invite anonymous abstracts for papers that (a) present new
empirical data from any field of linguistics, and (b) discuss to what
extent these data call for a functional or formal explanation.

Abstracts must not exceed one page in length (11 point font, 2cm
margins, single-spaced). A second page is allowed for data and
references. Authors may submit no more than one individual or joint
abstract. Joint abstracts should designate one address for
communication with the organizers.

Programm committee: Barbara Stiebels (Chair, Duesseldorf, Ger), Kai
von Fintel (MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA), Martin Haspelmath (MPI, Leipzig,
Ger), Richard Wiese (Marburg, Ger), Ellen Prince (UPennsylvania, USA)

The anonymous abstract should preferably be sent as an e-mail
attachment in one of the following formats: pdf, rtf, postscript, or
plain text. For any unusual fonts, please attach the font file. No
other formats will be accepted, electronic submissions should be sent
to the following e-mail address:

When writing to our postal address (cf. below), please add the keyword
"Student Sessions" to the address. Please use "Abstract for Student
Session" as the subject header and include, besides the attached
abstract, the following information in the body of the message:
1.Name(s) of author(s)
2.Title of talk 
3.Area of specialization
5.E-mail address(es) 
6.Postal address(es) 

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is March 31, 2002, 6p.m. (CET).
The receipt of abstracts will be acknowledged by e-mail. Notification
of acceptance will be received by May 31, 2002. The final version
of the paper, which is sent to the discussant, must reach us by
July 1, 2002. The discussant will be selected from the teacher's
panel of the Summer School according to the paper's area of
specialization. This is a rare and perfect opportunity for students
to present their own research. We hope that lots of you will take
advantage of this. Contact: Summer Program Anglistik III
Dusseldorf Universitatsstr. 1 D-40225
Dusseldorf Germany 
Fon: +49 211 81-12963
Fax: +49 211 81-15292
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Message 2: ESSLLI 2002 Student Session

Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2002 14:14:40 GMT
From: Malvina Nissim <>
Subject: ESSLLI 2002 Student Session



 August 5-16 2002, Trento, Italy

 Deadline: February 25th, 2002

We are pleased to announce the Student Session of the 14th European
Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI-2002)
organised by the Centre for scientific and technological research
(ITC-irst) in Trento and by the University of Trento, under the
auspices of the European Association for Logic, Language and
Information (FoLLI). ESSLLI-2002 will be held in Trento from August
5-16 2002. We invite submission of papers for presentation at the
ESSLLI-2002 Student Session and for appearance in the proceedings.

This seventh ESSLLI Student Session will provide, like the other
editions, an opportunity for ESSLLI participants who are students to
present their own work in progress and get feedback from senior
researchers and fellow-students. The ESSLLI Student Session
encourages submissions from students at any level, from undergraduates
(before completion of the Master Thesis) as well as postgraduates
(before completion of the PhD degree). Papers co-authored by
non-students will not be accepted. Papers may be accepted for full
presentation (30 minutes including 10 minutes of discussion) or for a
poster presentation. All the accepted papers will be published in the
ESSLLI-2002 Student Session proceedings, which will be made available
during the summer school.

KLUWER BEST PAPER AWARD: As in previous years, the best paper will be
selected by the programme committee and will be offered a prize of 600
euros by Kluwer Academic Publishers to be spent on books.

The Student Session papers should describe original, unpublished work,
completed or in progress that demonstrates insight, creativity, and
promise. No previously published papers should be submitted. Note
that the ESSLLI02 school will be focused on the three main
interdisciplinary areas (Logic & Language, Logic & Computation, and
Language & Computation), while the single areas have been
dropped. Given the high interest shown over the years, the Student
Session will keep two of the single areas, namely Logic and Language,
welcoming thus submissions within the following topics: Logic,
Language, Logic & Language, Logic & Computation, Language &

Student authors should submit an anonymous full paper headed by the
paper title, not to exceed 7 pages of length exclusive of references
and send a separate identification page (see below). Note that the
length of the final version of the accepted papers will not be allowed
to exceed 10 pages. Since reviewing will be blind, the body of the
paper should omit author names and addresses. Furthermore,
self-references that reveal the author's identity (e.g., "We
previously showed (Smith, 1991)... ") should be avoided. It is
possible to use instead references like "Smith (1991) previously
showed...". For any submission, a plain ASCII text version of the
identification page should be sent separately, using the following

Title: title of the submission 
First author: firstname lastname
Address: address of the first author 
Last author: firstname lastname 
Address: address of the last author 
Short summary: abstract (5 lines) 
Subject area (one of): Logic | Language | Logic and
Language | Logic and Computation | Language and Computation

If necessary, the programme committee may reassign papers to a more
appropriate subject area. The submission of the paper should be in one
of the following formats: PostScript, PDF, RTF, or plain text. But
note that, in case of acceptance, the final version of the paper has
to be submitted in LaTeX format. Please, use A4 size pages, 11pt or
12pt fonts, and standard margins. Submissions outside the specified
length and formatting requirements may be subject to rejection without

The paper and separate identification page must be sent by e-mail to: by FEBRUARY 25th 2002

ESSLLI-2002 INFORMATION: In order to present a paper at ESSLLI-2002
Student Session, at least one student author of each accepted paper
has to register as a participant at ESSLLI-2002. The authors of
accepted papers will be eligible for reduced registration fees. For
all information concerning ESSLLI-2002, please consult the ESSLLI-2002
web site at

Deadline for submission of papers: February 25, 2002.
Authors notifications: April 22, 2002.
Final version due: May 20, 2002. 
ESSLLI-2002 Student Session: August 5-16, 2002. 

David Ahn, University of Rochester (Language and Computation)
Carlos Areces, University of Amsterdam (Logic)
Reinhard Blutner, University of Berlin (Language)
Kees van Deemter, University of Brighton (Language and Computation)
Paul Dekker, University of Amsterdam (Logic and Language)
Juergen Dix, University of Manchester (Logic and Computation)
Marta Garcia-Matos, University of Helsinki (Logic)
Juan Heguiabehere, University of Amsterdam (Logic and Computation)
Elsi Kaiser, University of Pennsylvania (Language)
Malvina Nissim, University of Edinburgh (Chair)
Rick Nouwen, University of Utrecht (Logic and Language)

For any specific questions concerning ESSLLI-2002 Student Session,
please, do not hesitate to contact me:

Malvina Nissim 

ICCS, University of Edinburgh
2 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh 
EH8 9LW, UK 

phone: +44 +(0)131 +650 4630 
fax: +44 +(0)131 +650 6626 
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