LINGUIST List 14.2707

Wed Oct 8 2003

Calls: General Ling/Hungary;Lang Acquisition/Taiwan

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  1. rakosigy, The Eighth Symposium on Logic and Language
  2. TESOL, Taiwan Journal of TESOL

Message 1: The Eighth Symposium on Logic and Language

Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 06:13:10 +0000
From: rakosigy <>
Subject: The Eighth Symposium on Logic and Language

The Eighth Symposium on Logic and Language 
Short Title: LoLa8

Date: 26-Aug-2004 - 29-Aug-2004
Location: Debrecen, Hungary
Contact: Gyorgy Rakosi
Contact Email: 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Meeting Description:

- First announcement --

The Eighth Symposium on Logic and Language
Debrecen, Hungary
August 26-29, 2004

The Eighth Symposium on Logic and Language will be held in Debrecen
from 26th to 29th of August, 2004. The Symposium is organised by the
Linguistics Department and the Philosophy Department of the University
of Debrecen, in conjunction with the Research Institute for
Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Budapest).

The 2004 forum is the eighth instalment of the Logic and Language
Symposium series, which is designed to provide a forum where logicians
and linguists meet to share and discuss current issues concerning how
theories of linguistics and logic influence each other, with the aim
of promoting a fruitful cooperation. Preceding symposiums took place
in Debrecen (1987), Hajduszoboszlo (1989), Revfulop (1990), Budapest
(1992), Noszvaj (1994), Budapest (1998) and Pecs (2002). THEMES

The Eighth Symposium on Logic and Language invites submissions for
25-minute presentations (plus 10 minutes for discussion) especially on
the various aspects of contextuality and the role it plays in logic
and linguistics. The importance of the notion of context is widely
acknowledged, even if to varying degrees, among pursuers of theories
of natural as well as of formal languages. The very same word
''context'' often refers to quite heterogeneous sets of intuitions,
which is obviously reflected in the corresponding formalisms. The aim
of the Symposium is to analyse, compare and discuss a wide range of
problems which are (directly or indirectly) related to the proper
treatment of contextuality both in logic and in linguistics. We
envisage a meeting with invited keynote speakers and a restricted
number of papers from logicians, linguists, philosophers and computer
scientists working on the formalization of contexts and the use of
context in applications. In general, we hope to promote a discussion
on how to recognize, acquire and represent contextual information as
well as on the interplay between particular formalisms and the
contextual information they aim to capture. We also welcome
contributions concerning related areas of the description of
languages. There exist various logics of context and it is a matter of
constant discussion to what extent we need reference to context in
approaches to information content, information structure, logically
relevant sense, intensionality, dynamicity, valid inference, the proof
theoretic handling of free variables, etc. On the linguistics side, an
adequate semantic or syntactic account of a wide range of empirical
phenomena, such as anaphora, tense, aspectuality, topichood,
focushood, contrastivity, etc. heavily depends on the use and
inclusion of different types of contextual information. The study of
these specific domains might help to develop a fuller understanding of
the notion of context. The programme will also include a special
series of short lectures given by members of the Advisory and Review
Board as well as keynote lectures by Chris Fox & Shalom Lappin (joint
lecture), and Paul Dekker.


Tamas Mihalydeak (chair - logic)
Laszlo Hunyadi (chair - linguistics)
Eniko Toth (organizer)
Gyorgy Rakosi (organizer)


Submissions should consist of:

1. An anonymous abstract of maximum four pages (1500 words).

2. A separate page with the following information: title of the paper,
author´┐ŻEuro(tm)s name, address, affiliation, phone and fax number,
complete mailing address and a 200-word long summary.

We strongly encourage electronic submissions, which can be in pdf, ps,
rtf or word format.

Abstracts should be sent to:

The deadline for the submission of abstracts is: March 15, 2004.

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by the LoLa8 Advisory and
Review Board, which consists of:

-Gabor Alberti (University of Pecs)
-Johan van Benthem (University of Amsterdam)
-Paul Dekker (University of Amsterdam) 
-Jan van Eijck (Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica,
-Amsterdam/Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS) Martin Everaert
-(Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS) Chris Fox (University of
-Essex) Beata Gyuris (Research Institute for Linguistics of the
-Hungarian Academy of Sciences) Laszlo Kalman (Research Institute for
-Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences) Andras Kertesz
-(University of Debrecen) Ferenc Kiefer (Research Institute for
-Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences) Shalom Lappin
-(King's College, London) Marta Maleczki (University of Szeged) Andras
-Mate (Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest) Peter Mekis (Eotvos Lorand
-University, Budapest) Walt Detmar Meurers (The Ohio State University)
-Barbara H. Partee (University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA)
-Christopher Pinon (Research Institute for Linguistics of the
-Hungarian Academy of Sciences) Peter Rebrus (Research Institute for
-Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences) Henk van Riemsdijk
-(Tilburg University) Anna Szabolcsi (New York University) Henk
-Verkuyl (Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS)


Submission deadline: March 15, 2004
Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2004
Pre-registration deadline: May 30, 2004
Registration deadline: August 10, 2004

INFORMATION (submission of abstracts) (any other correspondence)

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Message 2: Taiwan Journal of TESOL

Date: Tue, 07 Oct 2003 10:20:55 +0000
From: TESOL <>
Subject: Taiwan Journal of TESOL

Taiwan Journal of TESOL 
Date: 01-Oct-2003 - 01-Oct-2004
Location: Taipei Taiwan, Taiwan
Contact: Luke Wang
Contact Email: Taiwan Journal of TESOL 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Language Acquisition 
Subject Language: English 
Call Deadline: 01-Oct-2004

Meeting Description:

Editorial Policy

Taiwan Journal of TESOL is an international journal dedicated to the
publication of research papers on TESOL and welcomes contributions in
all areas of the study of teaching English to speakers of other
languages. Review articles of books on TESOL and informal book
announcements are also welcome. Contributions may be submitted from
all countries and are accepted all year round. The language of
publication is English. There are no restrictions on regular
submission; however, manuscripts simultaneously submitted to other
publications cannot be accepted. Submissions by regular mail and
electronic mail are both accepted. Call for Papers Taiwan Journal of

The deadlines for submissions to the spring issue and the fall issue
are Feb. 1 and August 1. However, we welcome papers all year round.

Notes for Contributors

E-mail submissions are accepted at and
hardcopy submissions should be sent, in triplicate and a soft copy on
disk, to:

Editors, Taiwan Journal of TESOL
The Department of English 
National Chengchi University
Wenshan, Taipei, Taiwan 116, ROC

Taiwan Journal of TESOL publishes one volume per year, with a Spring
issue and a Fall issue. Manuscripts must be typed in Word (6.0 or
above) and should not exceed 30 pages single-spaced. Manuscripts will
be sent to two reviewers immediately. The author(s) of each paper will
receive five copies of the journal issue when the paper is published.

Manuscripts initially submitted to Taiwan Journal of TESOL may follow
the style sheet of any established linguistics or TESOL
journal. However, once accepted for publication, an article must
conform strictly to the Taiwan Journal of TESOL style sheet, which is
the same as that of Language and Linguistics, another linguistics
journal published in Taiwan. Please note the following conventions:

1. Start the sections from 1 and order subsections as follows:




2. Number examples as follows:


(2) a.


Examples should be numbered consecutively throughout the whole paper.

Use straight quote to indicate prime, e.g., a'.

3. Use footnotes, not endnotes. Use an asterisk at the end of the
title to refer to a footnote of acknowledgments. Numbers of other
footnotes, starting from 1, should also run consecutively throughout
the whole paper.

4. The font used is Times New Roman (12pt). Use italic or bold for

5. Use the following citation formats: Smith (1991), Smith (1991:234
), (Smith 1991), (Smith 1991:234).

6. Examples of references (note the use of punctuation marks within

Abney, Steven P., and Mark Johnson. 1991. Memory requirements and
local ambiguities of parsing strategies. Journal of Psycholinguistic
Research 20:233-250.

Babyonyshev, Maria. 1996. Structural Connections in Syntax and
Parsing: Studies in Russian and Japanese. Cambridge: MIT dissertation.

Babyonyshev, Maria and Edward Gibson. 1995. Processing overload in
Japanese. Papers on Language and Acquisition, ed. by Carson
T. Schutze, Jennifer B. Ganger, and Kevin Broihier, 1-35. MIT Working
Papers in Linguistics 26. Cambridge: MIT.

Chomsky, Noam. 1957. Syntactic Structures. The Hague: Mouton.

Chomsky, Noam. 1965. Aspects of the Theory of Syntax. Cambridge: MIT

Gibson, Edward, and Kara Ko. 1998. An integration-based theory of
computational resources. Paper presented at the 4th Architectures and
Mechanisms in Language Processing Conference. Germany: University of
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