LINGUIST List 15.1230

Sat Apr 17 2004

Calls: Computational Ling/Switzerland; Socioling/USA

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  1. gj, Recent Advances in Dependency Grammar
  2. rqueen, New Ways of Analyzing Variation 33

Message 1: Recent Advances in Dependency Grammar

Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 13:33:11 -0400 (EDT)
From: gj <>
Subject: Recent Advances in Dependency Grammar

Recent Advances in Dependency Grammar 

Date: 28-Aug-2004 - 29-Aug-2004
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Contact: Geert-Jan Kruijff
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Computational Linguistics 
Call Deadline: 28-Apr-2004

This is a session of the following conference: 20th International
Conference on Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Following the regular program of the main conference, workshops on
current topics in Computational Linguistics will be held on 28th-29th,
August 2004, at the conference venue. Workshops will normally last one
day, but may extend to a second day if required. Proposals by
qualified individuals interested in organising a workshop are


 Workshop on


 August 28th, 2004

	To be held in conjunction with COLING 2004
 [ ]

 ** Extended Poster/paper submission deadline: April 28 ** 

Over the last years, there has been a strong revival of interest for
dependency grammar, following up on, and contributing to, the recent
advances in formal grammar and in computational linguistics.
Dependency grammar is, however, more of a ''perspective'' on grammar
than a singular framework, which has led to a great variety of
proposals making this perspective more concrete.

The last workshop dedicated purely to dependency grammar was the
Dependency Grammar workshop organized in conjunction with ACL-COLING
1998 in Montreal [ ].
The goal of the current workshop is to offer a dedicated forum where
the community can present and assess recent advances in dependency
grammar, discuss issues, progress and perspectives, and to foster new

To make optimal use of the workshop format, we plan to mix paper
presentations with a poster session (1.30h), and allow for enough
time for discussion around paper presentations (25+10).

We would like to invite submissions to the workshop on any theme
relating to dependency grammars.


The format and length requirements will be the same as for full papers
for COLING 2004. See [ ] or [ ] for more details.


Papers should be sent to [ ]. The paper
should be an attachment in PDF format and the heading on the email
should read ''PAPER SUBMISSION''. Notification of acceptance or
rejection will be sent to the originating email address. 


All papers must be written and presented in English


Accepted papers and posters will be published in a proceedings
volume. For the workshop to take place, the COLING 2004 organizers
require at least 20 participants to register for the
workshop. Speakers and participants are therefore asked to register
via the official COLING 2004 site as soon as possible.


 Apr 28	 Deadline full papers and posters
 May 26	 Notification
 Jun 16	 Final versions of full papers, posters/short papers due
 Jun 24	 Submission camera ready proceedings 


 Geert-Jan Kruijff Saarland University, Saarbrücken (co-chair) 
 Denys Duchier LORIA, Nancy (co-chair) 

 Alexander Dikovsky Universite de Nantes, Nantes
 Dick Hudson University College London, London
 Sylvain Kahane University Paris 10 - Nanterre
 Alexander Koller Saarland University, Saarbrücken
 Vladislav Kubon Charles University, Prague
 Wolfgang Menzel Hamburg University, Hamburg
 Glyn Morrill Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona
 Joachim Niehren INRIA Futurs, Lille
 Joakim Nivre Vaxjo University, Vaxjo
 Alain Polguère University of Montreal, Montreal
 Owen Rambow Columbia University, New York
 Petr Sgall	Charles University, Prague


All inquiries should be sent to [ ] with
the SUBJECT heading ''INQUIRY''. Please note that general organizational
details (registration, accommodation, etc.) are taken care of by
COLING 2004, not by the workshop organizers.
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Message 2: New Ways of Analyzing Variation 33

Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004 11:51:02 -0400 (EDT)
From: rqueen <>
Subject: New Ways of Analyzing Variation 33

New Ways of Analyzing Variation 33 
Short Title: NWAV33 

Date: 30-Sep-2004 - 03-Oct-2004
Location: Ann Arbor, MI, United States of America
Contact: Jennifer Nguyen
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL: 

Linguistic Sub-field: Sociolinguistics 
Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2004

Meeting Description:

The 33rd annual New Ways of Analyzing Variation conference will be
held at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) on Sept. 30-Oct. 3,
2004. In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the 1979 Ann Arbor
Black English trial, the theme of the conference is �EurooeLanguage,
Ethnicity and Education.'' Papers or posters in all areas of
sociolinguistics and related areas are welcome The 33rd annual New
Ways of Analyzing Variation conference will be held at the University
of Michigan (Ann Arbor) on Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2004. In commemoration of
the 25th anniversary of the 1979 Ann Arbor Black English trial, the
theme of the conference is 'Language, Ethnicity and Education.'
Penelope Eckert, Stanford University, will give a plenary address and
two panels will focus on the trial: (1) Revisiting the Ann Arbor Black
English Case, and (2) Considering the Effects of the Ann Arbor Black
English Case for Sociolinguistics in Education.

We invite strong submissions for 20-minute papers from all areas of
sociolinguistics, including, but certainly not limited to those
pertaining to ethnicity and/or sociolinguistics in
education. Following NWAVE 32�Euro(tm)s lead in emphasizing an
important poster session, we also encourage strong submissions for

Also, we are pleased to announce that we will accept a limited number
of abstracts for panel sessions.

For Paper and Poster Submissions: 500-word abstracts are due June 1,
2004 and may be submitted electronically at our website (preferred);
via e-mail ( or in print form to Jennifer Nguyen,
( Submission forms are available at

Authors may submit an abstract for one single and one jointly authored
paper or poster, or two jointly authored papers/posters. Abstracts
containing specialized fonts, characters or graphics must be submitted
in PDF format. Abstracts for papers and posters will undergo anonymous

For Panel Organizers and Participants: Panel applications must be
submitted by June 1, 2004 by the panel organizer, using the submission
form at Abstracts for panels should
include an explanation of the importance of the panel, as well as
author information (name, affiliation, email address) and abstracts
for each individual paper that will comprise the panel. Each author's
abstract, as well as the organizer's explanation of the panel, may
contain 500 words.

Our sessions will include three 25-minute slots. Panels must follow
this schedule as well. Organizers may propose one session containing 3
papers or two sessions containing either 6 papers or 5 papers plus a
25-minute discussion period. Participants on panels may also submit an
additional abstract for an individual presentation, but must agree to
withdraw their individual single-authored paper if the panel is
accepted. Abstracts for panels will not be anonymously reviewed.

Notification of acceptance of papers, posters, and panels will be
mailed electronically by June 30.

For additional information please contact:
Jennifer Nguyen or Robin Queen
Linguistics Department
4080 Frieze Building
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285
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