LINGUIST List 14.3206

Sat Nov 22 2003

Calls: General Ling/Canada; General Ling/Canada

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  1. wscla9, Workshop on Structure and Constituency in the Languages of the Americas
  2. mdstone, 7th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammar and Related Formalisms

Message 1: Workshop on Structure and Constituency in the Languages of the Americas

Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 21:39:02 -0500 (EST)
From: wscla9 <wscla9uvic.ca>
Subject: Workshop on Structure and Constituency in the Languages of the Americas


Workshop on Structure and Constituency in the Languages of the Americas 
Short Title: WSCLA 9 

Date: 06-Feb-2004 - 08-Feb-2004
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
Contact: Leslie Saxon
Contact Email: wscla9uvic.ca 
Meeting URL: http://web.uvic.ca/ling/wscla/index.htm 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 01-Dec-2003 

Meeting Description:

WSCLA 9 - February 6-8, 2004 

Contact the organizers: wscla9uvic.ca 

Call for Papers

The central objective of this workshop is to bring together linguists
who are engaged in research on the formal study of the Aboriginal
languages of the Americas so that they may exchange ideas across
theories, language families, generations of scholars, and importantly,
across the academic and non-academic communities who are involved in
language maintenance and revitalization. We invite papers that
address the theme of this year's conference:

Inside and Outside the Lexicon

While the lexicon and its interaction with other components of grammar
remains a primary concern of all linguists, the interest of this theme
for the Workshop depends on a structural property that distinguishes
many languages of the Americas on the one hand from the Indo-European
type on the other: complexity of word formation. Theoretical issues
arise concerning the bounds of lexical items, as defined in terms of
their components of either sound or meaning; the categorization and
identification of word roots, affixes, and clitics; the formation
processes for lexical items; and the articulation of lexical
structures with phonological (sound-based) and syntactic (grammatical)
structure.

Invited speakers:
Carrie Dyck, Memorial University of Newfoundland
- on the phonological domain of word and intonational phrase in Cayuga
Lisa Matthewson, University of British Columbia 
- on invariant syntax and the semantic properties of functional elements
Jerrold Sadock, University of Chicago 
- lexicalization and lexical productivity in polysynthetic languages

Invited student speaker:
Leora Bar-el, University of British Columbia
- lexical verb classes and aspect in Skwxwu7mesh (Salishan)

Papers in the core areas of formal linguistics (phonetics, phonology,
morphology, syntax, semantics) within any formal theoretical framework
will also be considered. Following the tradition of this workshop, we
dedicate the final day to a linking between research on structural
topics and contributions to language preservation and
revitalization. 

This year the theme of the final day will be:

Dictionaries and communities

Invited panelists:
Carrie Dyck, Memorial University of Newfoundland
- compiler of a Cayuga dictionary
Peter Jacobs, Squamish Nation Education and University of British Columbia
- compiler of a Squamish dictionary
Patrick Moore, University of British Columbia
- compiler of a Kaska Dictionary
Peter Brand, First People's Cultural Foundation [to be confirmed]
- originator of 'FirstVoices' project on community language archiving

The panelists' presentations will be followed by a roundtable
discussion on this topic by all workshop participants.

Please submit a one-page abstract (a second page with references and
extra examples may be included). Abstracts should be submitted in four
copies, at least one of which should be camera-ready. Abstracts may be
submitted by e-mail attachment to wscla9uvic.ca, preferably in .pdf,
Word, Rich Text Format, or WordPerfect formats, in descending order of
preference. All submissions should provide the following items of
information separate from the abstract itself:

1. name 
2. address 
3. affiliation 
4. telephone number
5. e-mail address
6. faculty/graduate student/postdoctoral fellow/independent scholar
status

Abstracts sent by snail-mail should be addressed to:

WSCLA 9
c/o Dr. Leslie Saxon 
Department of Linguistics
University of Victoria
PO Box 3045, STN CSC
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
V8W 3P4

e-mail: wscla9uvic.ca 

The deadline for abstracts to be received is Monday December 1,
2003. The program will be announced in late December.
 
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Message 2: 7th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammar and Related Formalisms

Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 11:14:19 -0500 (EST)
From: mdstone <mdstonecs.rutgers.edu>
Subject: 7th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammar and Related Formalisms


7th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammar and Related
Formalisms
Short Title: TAG+7 

Date: 20-May-2004 - 22-May-2004
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Contact: Matthew Stone
Contact Email: mdstonecs.rutgers.edu 
Meeting URL: http://www.cs.rutgers.edu/TAG+7/ 

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 20-Feb-2004 

Meeting Description:

The Tree Adjoining Grammar (TAG) formalism offers an accessible,
unifying framework that allows researchers to share results on the
mathematical and algorithmic properties of formal grammar, the
grammatical description of natural language, and the mechanisms of
human language use. The TAG+7 workshop aims to bring participants
together to continue this interchange and, in addition, to explore
relationships between TAG and other approaches to linguistic
description (hence the +).

The Seventh International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and
Related Frameworks (hence the + after TAG) will be held at the Harbour
Center Campus of Simon Fraser University in Downtown Vancouver,
British Columbia, Canada, from May 20 to May 22, 2004. The workshop
is sponsored by Simon Fraser University and a grant from the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

TAG+7 will feature a half-day tutorial program on the TAG formalism,
contributed talks and posters, and the following invited speakers:

 Barbara H. Partee (University of Massachusetts, Amherst).
 F. J. (Jeff) Pelletier (University of Alberta).
 Giorgio Satta (University of Padova).

We invite contributions describing research on all aspects of TAG
(linguistic, mathematical, computational, and applications), as well
as papers relating TAGs to other frameworks.

 Deadline for submission of abstracts: Feb 20 2004.
 Notification of acceptance: March 15.
 Deadline for camera-ready submission: April 20.
 Workshop dates:			 May 20 to May 22.

Proceedings including full papers for accepted abstracts will be
available on-line and at the workshop. In addition, we will explore
possibilities for subsequent publication of workshop articles, for
example through a special issue of a journal. Complete information
about submitting an anonymous two-page abstract for presentation at
TAG+7 is available through the conference web site at:

 http://www.cs.rutgers.edu/TAG+7/cfp.html

Program Committee
 Owen Rambow, Columbia (co-chair) 
 Matthew Stone, Rutgers (co-chair)

 Srinivas Bangalore, AT&T 
 Tilman Becker, DFKI			
 John Chen, Columbia			
 Mark Dras, Macquarie			
 Denys Duchier, LORIA			
 Fernanda Ferreira, Michigan State	
 Dan Flickinger, Stanford 
 Robert Frank, Johns Hopkins		
 Daniel Gildea, Rochester		
 Caroline Heycock, Edinburgh		
 Jan Hajic, Charles			
 Laura Kallmeyer, Paris 7		
 Geert-Jan Kruijff, Saarbruecken	
 David McDonald, Zoesis 
 Eleni Miltsakaki, Penn 
 Alexis Nasr, Paris 7 
 Martha Palmer, Penn 
 James Pustejovsky, Brandeis 
 James Rogers, Earlham 
 Giorgio Satta, Padova 
 Vijay Shanker, Delaware 
 Edward Stabler, UCLA 
 Mark Steedman, Edinburgh 
 Yuka Tateisi, Tokyo 
 David Weir, Sussex 
 Fei Xia, IBM 

Local Arrangements
 Chung-hye Han, Simon Fraser	 
 Anoop Sarkar, Simon Fraser

 
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