LINGUIST List 14.1410

Sat May 17 2003

Calls: Semantics/Pragmatics; General Linguistics

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  1. toni.benz, Games and Decisions in Pragmatics
  2. nels, 34th Annual Meeting of the North Eastern Linguistic Society

Message 1: Games and Decisions in Pragmatics

Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 14:50:34 +0000
From: toni.benz <toni.benzgerman.hu-berlin.de>
Subject: Games and Decisions in Pragmatics


Games and Decisions in Pragmatics 
Short Title: GDP

Date: 24-Oct-2003 - 25-Oct-2003
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Anton Benz
Contact Email: benzzas.gwz-berlin.de 
Meeting URL: http://www.anton-benz.de/gdp/gdp.html

Linguistic Sub-field: Semantics, Pragmatics 
Call Deadline: 01-Sep-2003

Meeting Description:

The workshop aims at discussing possibilities and limits of game and
decision theory in linguistics. 

Games and Decisions in Pragmatics
24/25 October 2003 / ZAS Berlin

Game and Decision Theory (GDT) is a widely used framework for modeling
rational interacting agents. They are natural candidates if we look
for a foundation of linguistic pragmatics. Recently there has been
some progress in applying game and decision theory to problems related
e.g. to bidirectional optimality theory (OT), Griceian pragmatics and
extensions of dynamic semantics (questions, presuppositions). This
workshop offers an opportunity for discussing possibilities and limits
of game and decision theory in linguistics. We welcome contributions
which (a) show new applications of GDT in semantics, discourse
analysis, dialogue theory, language evolution and diachronic aspects;
or (b) discuss GDT as foundation for approaches like:

 * Optimality Theory
 * Radical Pragmatics
 * Relevance Theory
 * Speech Act Theory

Submissions related to other topics will be considered, including
computational models of GDT in pragmatics.

Invited Speakers:

 * Nicholas Asher
 * Prashant Parikh
 * Robert van Rooy


Important Dates:

 * 1 September 2003: Deadline for Submissions
 * 21 September 2003: Notification of Acceptance
 * 24/25 October 2003: Conference


Location:

 * Hosted by the ZAS Berlin
 * Organized by Anton Benz and the Optimality Theory Project at
ZAS

Homepage: http://www.anton-benz.de/gdp/gdp.html
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Message 2: 34th Annual Meeting of the North Eastern Linguistic Society

Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 15:04:47 +0000
From: nels <nelsic.sunysb.edu>
Subject: 34th Annual Meeting of the North Eastern Linguistic Society


34th Annual Meeting of the North Eastern Linguistic Society 
Short Title: NELS 34

Date: 07-NOV-03 - 09-NOV-03
Location: Stony Brook, New York, United States of America
Contact: NELS Organizational Committee
Contact Email: nelsic.sunysb.edu 
Meeting URL: http://www.ic.sunysb.edu/Clubs/nels

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 01-Jul-2003

Meeting Description:

NELS 34, Stony Brook University, November 7-9, 2003 
Updated Call for Papers

INVITED SPEAKERS: 

GUGLIELMO CINQUE- UNIVERSITY OF VENICE 

ELLEN BROSELOW- STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY 

RICHARD LARSON- STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY 


INVITED SPEAKER FOR SPECIAL SESSION ON 
SENTENCE AND SPEECH PROCESSING: 

DAN JURAFSKY- UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO


CALL FOR PAPERS: Abstracts are invited for 20-minute presentations
(plus 10 minutes for questions) on any aspect of theoretical
linguistics. Abstracts are also invited for poster sessions to be held
throughout the conference (please specify whether you would like your
abstract to be considered for a poster presentation.) Those chosen as
alternates will also be given the opportunity to present a
poster. Submissions are limited to one singly authored and one jointly
authored abstract per author.

CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION: Abstracts are invited for a special session
on Sentence and Speech Processing. Talks given as a part of this
special session will be 20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes of
discussion. Additionally, we will be holding a poster session on
Sentence and Speech Processing. Please indicate on your submission if
you would like your abstract to be considered for this special
session, indicating also whether you would like to be considered to
present a poster or a talk.

ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION: Abstracts should be submitted as PDF attachments
to an e-mail to nelsic.sunysb.edu. Please use the subject ABSTRACT in
your e-mail, including the following information in the body of the
message:

-Author's Name(s) and Contact Information 
-Affiliation 
-Title of the abstract 
-Area of specification of the paper (syntax, phonology...) 
-Please specify if you would like to have your paper considered as a
poster or for the special session. If you would like your abstract to
be considered for the special poster session please indicate this.

If there is any reason that you are unable to submit your paper in the
above format, please contact the organizers. Those wishing to submit a
paper version of the abstract should make sure that the abstract
arrives at the following address no later than the abstract deadline:

NELS Organizational Committee 
Department of Linguistics 
SUNY at Stony Brook 
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4376 

ATTN: NELS ABSTRACT 


ABSTRACT FORMAT: Abstracts should be limited to one page in length,
with 1'' margins and use no smaller than 11 point font. Abstracts may
also include a second page limited to examples and references, also
with 1'' margins and 11 point font.

THE DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION IS 
JULY 1, 2003. 

AUTHORS WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE ABSTRACT'S RESULTS BY AUGUST 31, 2003.

For more information, please see our website at
http://www.ic.sunysb.edu/Clubs/nels or e-mail the conference
organizers at nelsstonybrook.edu.
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