LINGUIST List 14.2000

Wed Jul 23 2003

Calls: General Ling/Japanese; Semantics/Pragmatics

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  1. masano, 4th International Conference on Practical Linguistics of Japanese
  2. diabruck, DiaBruck 2003

Message 1: 4th International Conference on Practical Linguistics of Japanese

Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 19:20:02 +0000
From: masano <>
Subject: 4th International Conference on Practical Linguistics of Japanese

4th International Conference on Practical Linguistics of Japanese
Short Title: ICPLJ

Date: 03-Apr-2004 - 04-Apr-2004
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States of America
Contact: Masahiko Minami
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Subject Language: Japanese
Call Deadline: 01-Nov-2003

Meeting Description:

Fourth Biennial International Conference on Practical Linguistics of
Japanese (ICPLJ)
April 3 (Sat.) & 4 (Sun.), 2004
San Francisco State University
Keynote Speaker: Timothy J. Vance (University of Arizona)

Call for Papers

Aims and Scope
ICPLJ is intended to bring together researchers on the cutting edge of
Japanese linguistics and to offer a forum in which their research
results can be presented in a form that is useful to those desiring
practical applications in the fields of teaching Japanese as a
second/foreign language and computer-assisted language learning (CALL)

All topics in linguistics will be fully considered, including:
phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, lexicon, pragmatics
(discourse analysis), second language acquisition (bilingualism).
Abstracts submitted must represent original, unpublished research.

A book of selected papers presented at the conference will be
published. The publication of the papers enables the ideas from the
conference to reach an even larger audience around the world, further
benefiting countless researchers, teachers, and their students.

Conference Language
The length of each presentation will be thirty minutes (20 minutes for
exposition, 10 minutes for questions). Presentations may be in either
English or Japanese.

Submission Guidelines

All submissions should be mailed and postmarked by November 1, 2003.
(We regret that we cannot accept submissions by fax or e-mail.)

Three copies of a clearly titled one-page summary, on which the author
is not identified (on A4 or letter-size paper, in 12 point type, with
at least 1.25 inch [approximately 3 cm] margins on all sides). This
summary will be used for review, as well as for inclusion in the
conference program book if your abstract is accepted. Examples,
figures, tables, and references may be given on a second page. Please
note the following: (1) All conference papers will be selected on the
basis of summaries submitted. (2) Any information that may reveal
your identity should not be included in the summary. (3) Summaries
will be accepted in Japanese or English. (4) If the language in which
you would like to give your presentation differs from the language of
your written summary, please let us know. (5) No changes in the title
or the authors' names will be possible after acceptance. (6) You may
be requested to send in a copy of your summary (in MS-Word format) on
a PC or MAC formatted disk.

For each author, please attach one copy of the information form
printed at the bottom of this sheet

All submissions must be received by November 1, 2003. (Please do not
send summaries by e-mail or fax. Information regarding the previous
conferences may be accessed at:

Send submissions to:
Dr. Masahiko Minami, Conference Chair
Dr. Makiko Asano, Conference Co-Chair
Fourth Biennial International Conference on Practical Linguistics of
Japanese (ICPLJ)
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Telephone: (415) 338-7451

Author Information Form (fill out one form completely for each author)

Paper Title:

Topic area:
Audiovisual requests:

(1st Author) Full name:
Phone number:
FAX number (if available)

(2nd Author) Full name:
Phone number:
FAX number (if available)

To accommodate as many papers as possible, we reserve the right to
limit each submitter to one paper in any authorship status.

If your paper is not one of those initially selected for oral
presentation, please indicate whether you would be willing to have it
considered as an alternate or for poster presentation:

_____ 	Yes, consider me as an alternate if necessary.
_____ 	Yes, consider me for poster presentation if necessary.
_____ No, please do not consider me either as an alternate or for
poster presentation.
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Message 2: DiaBruck 2003

Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 16:26:19 +0100 (BST)
From: diabruck <>
Subject: DiaBruck 2003

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 Call for Participation
 DiaBruck 2003


 Saarland University
 Sept 4th-6th 2003

 Endorsed by SIGSEM
 the ACL Special interest Group in Computational Semantics

 Endorsed by SIGdial
 the ACL Special interest Group in Discourse and Dialogue

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DiaBruck 2003 will be the seventh in a series of workshops that aims
to bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics
of dialogues in fields such as artificial intelligence, formal
semantics and pragmatics, computational linguistics, philosophy, and

The following keynote speakers have accepted our invitation:

 * Nicholas Asher, University of Austin, Texas
 * Andreas Herzig, IRIT - Universit´┐Ż Paul Sabatier, France
 * Martin Pickering, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland

There will also be a tutorial addressing good practice in
empirically-based dialogue research.

For a list of accepted papers, posters and demos see the DiaBruck website.


The registration process has started, see the DiaBruck website. Note
that the early registration deadline with a reduced fee is July 31


Early registration deadline: July 31 2003
Final version of accepted papers and poster/demo abstracts due: August 4 2003
Workshop dates: September 4-6 2003


Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova (chair), Jonathan Ginzburg (co-chair), Anton
Benz, Barbara Di Eugenio, Bonnie Webber, Colin Matheson, David Traum,
Hannes Rieser, Henk Zeevat, Jan Alexandersson, Johan Bos, Manfred
Pinkal, Mary McGee Wood, Massimo Poesio, Michael Strube, Robin Cooper,
Stina Ericsson


The workshop will take place in Hotel Scheidberg in Wallerfangen,
about half an hour away from Saarbruecken.

The local organizers are Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova, Bettina Klingner and
Claudia Kosny.


News about the conference are being posted on the workshop's Web
page at
For further information you can also mail to

Information about Saarland:
Information about the Saarland University:
Information about the conference location:

Previous workshops in the SEMDIAL series include:
(see also )

MunDial'97 (Munich)
Twendial'98 (Twente)
Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam)
 ( )
Gotalog'00 (Gothenburg)
Bidialog'01 (Bielefeld)
EDILOG'02 (Edinburgh)
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