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  1. fellbaum, Collocations and idioms: linguistic, computational, and psycholinguistic perspectives

Message 1: Collocations and idioms: linguistic, computational, and psycholinguistic perspectives

Date: Tue, 08 Jul 2003 10:26:57 +0000
From: fellbaum <fellbaumPrinceton.EDU>
Subject: Collocations and idioms: linguistic, computational, and psycholinguistic perspectives

Collocations and idioms: linguistic, computational, and
psycholinguistic perspectives
Short Title: Collocations and idioms

Date: 18-SEP-03 - 20-SEP-03
Location: Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Berlin, Germany
Contact: Ralf Wolz
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, Berlin will host a
conference on

''Collocations and idioms: linguistic, computational, and
psycholinguistic perspectives''
September 18-20, 2003

Magnus-Haus, Am Kupfergraben, Berlin-Mitte

The conference features invited speakers only (see program below).
Please do not submit an abstract. Everyone is invited to attend.

 Attendance at the conference is free of charge,
 but registration by July 20, 2003 is requested
 Please reply to

Thursday Sept. 18

1:45 PM: opening

2-3 Dmitri Dobrovolskij, Moscow University
 Idiom Analysis and the Theory of Conventional Figurative Language

2-3 Dirk Geeraerts, University of Leuven
 The interaction of metaphor and metonymy in composite expressions

Coffee break 3-3:30

3:30-4:30 Wolfgang Teubert, University of Birmingham (UK)
 Units of meaning, translation units and parallel corpora

4:30-5:30 Brigitte Krenn, Austrian Research Institute for
 Artificial Intelligence, Vienna
 From n-grams to collocations: computational approaches to
 collocation identification - some problems and solutions

5:30-6:30 Christine Roemer, Unversity of Jena (tentative)




9-10 Annette Sabban, Hildesheim University
 Ways of looking and the look of one's eyes:
 collocations and stereotypical descriptions in two corpora
 (German, French)

10-11 Patrick Hanks, Brandeis/Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences
 The syntagmatics of metaphor

Coffee 11-11:30

11:30-12:30 Angelika Storrer, Dortmund University
 German support verb constructions: A corpus-based

Lunch 12:30-2

2-3 Manfred Bierwisch, Humboldt University, Berlin
 Title TBA

3-4 Stefan Mueller, University of Bremen
 Idioms and Fronting

Coffee 4-4:30

4:30 - 6:30 Wolfgang-Paul-Preis Project: Idioms and Collocations 
 in the German Language of the 20th Century
 (Short presentations by members of the project)

19:30 Reception and Concert in the ''Alte Museum''
 hosted by the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation



8:45-9:45 Cristina Cacciari, University of Modena
 A psycholinguistic point of view: are idioms really
 relevant for theories of language comprehension and 

9:45-10:45 Simone Sprenger, Max-Planck Institute, Nijmegen
 Lexical access during idiom production: the superlemma

10:45-11 Coffee break

11-12 Judy Kegl, University of Southern Maine
 Why are there so few idioms in American Sign Language?

12-1 Charles Fillmore, University of California at Berkeley
 A maximalist view of multi-word expressions


The conference is sponsored by the Wolfgang Paul Prize Program
of the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation.
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