LINGUIST List 14.1831

Tue Jul 1 2003

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  2. Methods for Modalities, M4M-3: Deadline Extension

Message 1: Workshop on dislocated elements in discourse

Date: Tue, 01 Jul 2003 05:27:57 +0000
From: shaer <shaerzas.gwz-berlin.de>
Subject: Workshop on dislocated elements in discourse


Workshop on dislocated elements in discourse: Syntactic, semantic &
pragmatic perspectives
Short Title: Dislocated elements

Date: 28-NOV-03 - 30-NOV-03
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Claudia Maienborn
Contact Email: c.maienbornrz.hu-berlin.de 
Meeting URL:
http://amor.rz.hu-berlin.de/~h0594bbb/workshops/zas2003.html

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 15-Jul-2003

Meeting Description:

Workshop on dislocated elements in discourse: Syntactic, semantic, and
pragmatic perspectives
28-30 November 2003
Zentrum fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS), Berlin

Second call for papers

Organizers: 	
Werner Frey, Claudia Maienborn, Benjamin Shaer

Invited Speakers:	
Betty Birner (Northern Illinois University)								
Gisbert Fanselow (Universitaet Potsdam)
Guenther Grewendorf (Universitaet Frankfurt am Main)		
Liliane Haegeman (Angellier-Universit´┐Ż Lille/CNRS)
Hans Kamp (Universitaet Stuttgart) 
Frederick Newmeyer (University of Washington)
		

A great deal of attention has been devoted in recent linguistic
research to the sentence's left periphery. This work has been broad in
its scope, attracting the attention of those working in various
research paradigms and addressing a range of questions. These include
questions about the syntactic, semantic, and discourse properties of
this domain and how these differ from the properties of the sentence's
right periphery. These also include questions about the differences
between left-peripheral (LP) arguments and adjuncts and between
various LP constructions, the interaction between LP elements and
sentence type, and the extent of cross-linguistic variation that this
domain displays.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together current research on LP
arguments and adjuncts from syntactic, semantic, and discourse
perspectives, and to examine current assumptions and claims about how
these are structured, interpreted, and related to other constituents
in a discourse. Crucial to this examination is a consideration of LP
dislocation devices such as hanging topics, left-dislocation,
topicalization, and focalization and their similarities and
differences across languages.
	
Specific questions to be addressed include (but are not limited to):

- What is the relation between the position and interpretation of LP
elements? How different are left-peripheral and right-peripheral
occurrences of the same expression?

- Is the left periphery structured in a uniform way across different
constructions in the same language and across different languages? If
not, what kind of variation does this domain display? What diachronic
processes might be involved in this variation?

- To what extent are the discourse properties of LP dislocation
devices determined by their syntactic and semantic properties? What
roles can the notions of 'sentence topic' and 'discourse topic' play
in helping us to understand the contribution of LP elements?

- What is the nature of the differences in the properties and
behaviour of LP arguments and adjuncts?

- What syntactic differences, if any, are associated with LP
adverbials that belong to different semantic classes (manner,
temporal, causative, etc.)?

The workshop is directed at both empirically- and
theoretically-oriented researchers. Of especial interest to the
workshop is the investigation of the syntax/semantics and
grammar/discourse interfaces. Abstracts for 30-minute talks should be
anonymous and should not exceed one A4 page (12-point font, 2.5-cm
(1-inch) margins), with one extra page permitted for examples and
references. We strongly encourage electronic submission of abstracts
as PDF or MS Word files. Please give 'Dislocated elements workshop' as
the subject of your e-mail, and provide your name and affiliation and
the title of your paper in the body of your e-mail text.

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: 15 July 2003
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: 15 September 2003

Please send your abstract to:
Werner Frey/Claudia Maienborn/Benjamin Shaer 
freyzas.gwz-berlin.de
c.maienbornrz.hu-berlin.de
shaerzas.gwz-berlin.de

Street address:
Zentrum fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Jaegerstr. 10/11
10117 Berlin, Germany

Links to more information about the ZAS and the conference:
http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/
http://amor.rz.hu-berlin.de/~h0594bbb/workshops/zas2003.html
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Message 2: M4M-3: Deadline Extension

Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 21:14:51 +0200
From: Methods for Modalities <m4muva.nl>
Subject: M4M-3: Deadline Extension


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####################### DEADLINE EXTENSION ####################### 
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METHODS FOR MODALITIES 3 (M4M-3)

INRIA Lorraine,
Nancy, France.
September 22-23, 2003
http://www.science.uva.nl/~m4m

NEW DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: July 7, 2003

THEME 
The workshop Methods for Modalities (M4M) aims to bring together
researchers interested in developing proof tools and reasoning methods
for modal logic broadly conceived, including description logic, hybrid
logics, feature logic, temporal logic, etc.

SPECIAL FEATURES 
To stimulate interaction and transfer of expertise, M4M will be
centered around a number of long presentations by leading researchers;
these presentations aim to provide both the general background and
inside information in a number of key areas. To complement these, we
are inviting submissions of short, focussed presentations aimed at
highlighting new developments and applications, and submissions of
system demonstrations. M4M-3 is the third installment of this
bi-anual workshop series.

SUBMISSIONS
We invite three kinds of submissions: 

 A. Research papers on proof tools and reasoning methods for modal
 logic as well as their applications. Submissions in this 
 category need not be unpublished work; they can be up to 10 A4
 size pages.

 B. System descriptions can be up to 4 A4 size pages, they should
 focus on actual implementations explaining system architecture 
 issues and specific implementation techniques. Every system 
 description should be accompanied by a system demo at M4M.

 C. Application descriptions can be up to 6 A4 size pages, they 
 should focus on experiences of using modal-like languages to
 solve specific real-world tasks. A description of the problem 
 should be given, together with an explanation of how modal like 
 inference systems were used to tackle/analyse it. If 
 available, demos of the final product/solution can be 
 organized during M4M.

The primary means of submission will be electronic, in PostScript or
PDF format. Final versions should be done in Latex, using the styles
provided in the Workshop home pages. Submissions should be sent to
m4mscience.uva.nl.

PROGRAM COMMITTEE
The program committee for M4M-3 consists of 
 Carlos Areces, INRIA Lorraine (co-chair);
 Patrick Blackburn, INRIA Lorraine (co-chair);
 Torben Brauner, Roskilde University;
 Enrico Franconi, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, 
 Ian Horrocks, University of Manchester; 
 Maarten de Rijke, University of Amsterdam;
 Holger Schlingloff, Humboldt University in Berlin; 
 Renate Schmidt, University of Manchester; and
 Frank Wolter, University of Liverpool.

IMPORTANT DATES
 * Deadline for submissions: July 7, 2003
 * Notification: August 8, 2003
 * Camera ready versions: September 8, 2003
 * Workshop dates: September 22-23, 2003 


FURTER INFORMATION
Please visit http://www.science.uva.nl/~m4m for further information
about M4M.

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M4M: Methods for Modalities 
http://www.science.uva.nl/~m4m
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