LINGUIST List 14.2376

Mon Sep 8 2003

Calls: General Ling/Austronesian; Computational Ling

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Message 1: 11th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association

Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 04:21:24 +0000
From: afla11 <afla11zas.gwz-berlin.de>
Subject: 11th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association


11th Annual Meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association
Short Title: AFLA 11

Date: 23-Apr-2004 - 25-Apr-2004
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Paul Law
Contact Email: afla11zas.gwz-berlin.de 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Subject Language Family: Austronesian
Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2003

Meeting Description:

AFLA 11 Call for papers

Zentrum f�r Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, und Typologieforschung und
Universalienforschung (ZAS), Berlin, Germany is pleased to announce
that it will host the Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Austronesian
Formal Linguistic Association, AFLA 11, on 23-25 April 2004. There
will be a main session and a special session on the syntax of adjuncts
in Austronesian languages.

Invited speakers:

Nikolaus Himmelman (Bochum)
Ed Keenan (UCLA)
Lisa Travis (McGill)

Abstracts are invited for a 30-minute talk (20 minutes for
presentation + 10 minutes for questions and discussions) on the formal
analysis of Austronesian languages. Abstracts are limited to one page
(A4 or US-Letter size), in 12 point, 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins. One
optional page for data and references may be included.

One person may submit up to one singly authored paper and one jointly
authored paper.

Abstracts may be submitted by e-mail or by snail mail. E-mailed
abstracts must arrive no later than December 1, 2003. Send them (in
.pdf file format) to:

afla11zas.gwz-berlin.de 

with ''Abstract'' on the subject heading.

Snail mail abstracts may be postmarked no later than November 25, 2003
in Europe, and November 20, 2003 elsewhere. Send five copies to:

Abstract selection committee
AFLA 11
ZAS
Jaegerstr. 10-11
10117 Berlin
Germany

Do not identify yourself on the abstracts. Include a separate file
(for email submission) or a separate sheet of paper (for snail mail
submission) with your name(s), affiliation, mailing address, e-mail
address and sub-discipline (syntax, morphology, phonology, semantics,
typology, historical linguistics). Please indicate whether you are
students, and whether the abstract is for the main or special
session. Continuing the AFLA tradition, we will have two best-abstract
awards for students, each carrying an amount of EUR 300.

Notification of acceptance: February 20, 2004.

Information on the special session: 
The Syntax of Adjuncts in Austronesian languages

Analyses of clause structure in Austronesian languages are well-known
for the controversy concerning the applicability and universality of
the notion ''subject''. Only in recent time has there been systematic
study of the syntax of adjuncts in these languages. The purpose of the
special session is to further the empirical coverage of current
theoretical work by extending it to Austronesian languages.

The following issues are among those that are of theoretical interest
(see also http://www.zas.gwz-berlin.de/projects/p08/index.html.en):

1. What bearing does evidence from Austronesian languages have on the
three major theories of adjunct positioning?

a) total ordering in terms of functional projections (Cinque 1999)
b) purely semantic/scopal licensing (Ernst 2002)
c) partial ordering in terms of semantically characterizable adjunct 
 classes (Jackendoff 1972, Frey 2003)

2. Is the linearization of adverbs/adjuncts sufficiently uniform to
justify a universal hierarchy for it?

3. To what extent would flexible adjunct linearization/positioning, as
indicated by e.g. Schachter and Otanes (1972) under the heading
''movable adverbs'', be compatible with the above approaches?

4. Given that extraction of arguments is morphologically conditioned
in these languages, and there is no distinct verb morphology for
adverbs/adjuncts, how is extraction of adjuncts possible?

5. Is there evidence for the islandhood of adjunct clauses?

6. Do adverbs/adjuncts interact with each other and with other
elements like negation, e.g. with respect to the fixing of scope,
quantification domains, or extractability?

7. Constituents may be displaced to an adjoined position,
e.g. scrambling and left-dislocation. To what extent may these appear
in an adjoined position in Austronesian languages? What are their
syntactic properties?

We welcome the submission of abstracts that bring data from
Austronesian languages to bear on theoretical issues in the syntax of
adjuncts. These can be in any theoretical framework (e.g. Categorial
Grammars, Cognitive Grammars, Constructional Grammars, LFG, HPSG,
Principles and Parameters, Relational Grammars, Role-and-Reference
Grammars).

Inquiries may be sent to the conference email address:

afla11zas.gwz-berlin.de 
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Message 2: GWC2004

Date: Thu, 04 Sep 2003 11:40:27 +0200
From: gwc2004 <gwc2004aurora.fi.muni.cz>
Subject: GWC2004


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			 3rd Call for papers
 2nd International Conference of the Global WordNet Association
		 Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

EXTENDED DEADLINE: September, 10th 2003

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Papers should be submitted through the form at the GWC web page
(http://www.fi.muni.cz/gwc2004/)


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The Global Wordnet Association is pleased to announce the Second
International Conference of the Global WordNet Association (GWC'04).
The conference will be held at Masaryk University, Brno (Czech
Republic), January, 20 - 23, 2004.

Details about the conference can be found on the conference website:

	http://www.fi.muni.cz/gwc2004/

Details about the Association can be found on the GWA website:

	http://www.globalwordnet.org/

Topics of the GWC'2004 conference will include (but are not limited
to):

A. Linguistics and WordNet:
 a. In depth analysis of Semantic Relations,
 b. Theoretical definitions of word meaning,
 c. Necessity and Completeness issues.

B. Architecture of WordNet:
 a. Language independent and language dependent components

C. Tools and Methods for Wordnet Development:
 a. User and Data entry interface, organization,
 b. Extending and enriching wordnets

D. WordNet as a lexical resource and component of NLP and MT:
 a. Word sense disambiguation using wordnet,
 b. Ontologies and WordNet,
 c. The Lexicon and WordNet

E. Applications of WordNet:
 a. Information Extraction and Retrieval,
 b. Document Structuring and Categorization,
 c. Automatic Hyperlinking
 d. Language Teaching,
 e. Psycholinguistic Applications F. Standardization,
distribution and availability of wordnets and wordnet tools.


Authors are invited to submit a full paper not exceeding 6 pages
formatted in the LNCS style (see below).

The presentations will be categorized as:

- oral presentation
- poster presentation (in special Poster session)

Submissions will have to state the preferred presentation category.
Please, notice that the presentation format may be subject to changes
following the recommendation of the reviewers.

Papers submitted to GWC 2004 must not be under review by any other
conference or publication during the GWC review cycle, and must not be
previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere.

As reviewing will be blind, the paper should not include the authors'
names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the
author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...",
should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously
showed (Smith, 1991) ...". Papers that do not conform to the
requirements above are subject to be rejected without review.

Final papers should be submitted in electronic form (Word or LaTeX in
the LNCS style). Style sheets can be dowloaded from:

http://www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html#Proceedings

 The conference program will include oral presentations and two
special sessions - Poster session (for parallel poster presentations)
and Demonstration session, where authors are invited to present actual
projects, developed software or interesting material relevant to the
topics of the conference. The demonstrations presented will not appear
in the printed version of the Proceedings of GWC 2004. The authors of
the demonstrations should provide an abstract, which will be included
in the CD version of the Proceedings.

The extended deadline for submissions is September 10th, 2003.
Proposals for demonstrations are accepted until the registration
deadline (December 5). Decisions regarding acceptance will be
announced to the authors by the middle of October, the deadline for
the final papers is 5th of November.

The Proceedings will be published by Masaryk University in both paper
and CD format.

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Early Conference fee information:

All payments will be accepted in CZK, the current exchange rate is cca
EUR 1 = CZK 33

Students:
	CZK 3300 (cca EUR 100)
Regular participants:
	CZK 4000 (cca EUR 120)

Conference fee includes proceedings, CD with proceedings and
demonstrations abstracts, coffee breaks and local transport.
Participation in the Conference also presupposes GWA registration (see
http://www.globalwordnet.org/gwa/gwa_member_form.htm).

Late registration fees (after the Deadline for early registration) are
advanced to CZK 5300 (cca EUR 160) for students and CZK 6000 (cca EUR
180) for regular participants.

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Early Accommodation information:

Student and low budget accommodation (limited number of rooms
available):
 - CZK 700/bed if one person occupies the room,
 - CZK 400/bed, if two persons are in the room.

Hotel Voronez (3 star hotel, booking by the conference
organization):
 - CZK 1100/bed for one person in the room,
 - CZK 800/bed for two persons in the room.

Other accommodation:
 - CZK 1400 or more (to be booked by the participant)

All accommodation includes breakfast.

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Early Registration information:

 - Early registration: until October 20th;
 - Final registration (bank or card transfers should have been
 received): December 5th;
 - Fees and prices cannot be guaranteed for on site
 registration;

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Important dates:

Date 	Progression
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10-Sep-2003 Extended Deadline for paper submission
20-Oct-2003	Deadline for early registration
05-Nov-2003	Final Papers
05-Dec-2003	Deadline for Registration (bank payments should
 have been received)
20-23-Jan-2004 Conference


Conference Chairs:
	Christiane Fellbaum and Piek Vossen
Local Organizing Chair:
	Karel Pala

Program Committee 
(e-mail: gwc2004pcaurora.fi.muni.cz)

Pushpak Bhattacharya (IIT Mumbai, India)
Orhan Bilgin (Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey)
Paul Buitelaar (DFKI Saarbruecken, Germany)
Dan Cristea (University of Iasi, Romania)
Bento Carlos Dias da Silva (UNESP, Soa Paolo, Brasil)
Dominique Dutoit (University of Caen and Memodata, France)
Ales Horak (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
Chu-Ren Huang (Academica Sinica, Taipei, Republic of China)
Adam Kilgarriff (University of Brighton, England)
Karin Kipper (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Claudia Kunze (Tuebingen University, Germany)
Bernardo Magnini (IRST, Trento, Italy)
Palmira Marrafa (University of Lisbon, Portugal)
Simonetta Montemagni (ILC-CNR, Pisa, Italy)
Grace Ngai (Polytechnical University, Hong Kong)
Karel Pala (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
German Rigau (Basque Country University, Spain)
Pavel Smrz (Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic)
Sofia Stamou (University of Patras, Greece)
Felisa Verdejo (U.N.E.D. Madrid, Spain)
Michael Zock (LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay, France)


Please watch the Conference www site for further information and
announcements.

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