LINGUIST List 15.504

Fri Feb 6 2004

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  1. sebastien.salbayre, Negation: Form, Figure of Speech, Conceptualization
  2. gosse, 11th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar

Message 1: Negation: Form, Figure of Speech, Conceptualization

Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 09:36:28 -0500 (EST)
From: sebastien.salbayre <sebastien.salbayreuniv-tours.fr>
Subject: Negation: Form, Figure of Speech, Conceptualization

Negation: form, Figure of Speech, Conceptualization 

Date: 08-Oct-2004 - 09-Oct-2004
Location: Tours, France, France
Contact: Sébastien Salbayre
Contact Email: sebastien.salbayreuniv-tours.fr 

Linguistic Sub-field: Ling & Literature 
Subject Language: English 

Call Deadline: 31-May-2004 


Meeting Description:

Literature and linguistics international conference
hosted by the Groupe de Recherches Anglo-Americaines de Tours,
Tours, France

Keynote speakers:
Judith Roof, Michigan State University
Eve Sweetser, University of California, Berkeley

CALL FOR PAPERS

The conference seeks to promote interaction among academics interested
in the concept of negation. The conference theme focuses on all
aspects of negation in Anglo-Saxon literature, English linguistics,
stylistics, discourse analysis, aesthetics and poetics. Linguistic
approaches to literature or literary corpus-based linguistic analyses
would be most welcome. All theoretical approaches are
invited. Abstracts are solicited for twenty-minute oral
presentations. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

-LINGUISTICS, GRAMMAR, DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
*Negation can be encoded in the English language through various
means. How are these forms related and could they be viewed as forming
a dynamic category?
*Is the negative form to be considered the prototypical linguistic
encoding of negation?
*What do negative forms reveal about the way the speaker
conceptualizes negation and, more broadly, about discourse strategies?
*Can negation be understood in terms of ''energy flow'' (Langacker),
''force-dynamics'' (Talmy, Sweetser), ''image schemas'' (Johnson),
barrier, resistance and blockage?
*Could a common ground for cognitive and speaker-centred theories be
found to apprehend negation?

-LITERATURE, STYLISTICS, AESTHETICS, POETICS
*Negation implies other logical figures that define a particular
relationship between the speaker -the author, the narrator, the
character- and language, viz disapprobation, contestation, refutation,
refusal, denial, retraction and repudiation. How does it enable one to
verbalize impossibility, differentiation, otherness, emptiness,
nothingness and absurdity?
*Negation and the expression of repression, negation and
dissimulation, negation and obliteration. Can negation make it
possible for the speaker to express unspeakable thoughts and feelings
to convey the unuttered? Among other topics, the negativity of some
creative strategies and figures of speech can be taken into
consideration, irony, metaphor, metonymy.

A volume of selected papers will be published in 2005 (Tours: Presses
Universitaires François Rabelais)

Contributors are requested to send a title and a 250-word abstract to
Dr. Stephanie Bonnefille stephanie.bonnefilleclub-internet.fr
(Linguistics) or Dr. Sebastien Salbayre
sebastien.salbayreuniv-tours.fr (Literature) by May 31, 2004.

Universite de Tours
UFR Lettres et Langues
Departement d'Anglais
3, rue des Tanneurs
37041 Tours cedex 1
France


The venue of the conference will be the Department of English of the
University of Tours. There are frequent rail links between Paris and
Tours. Journey time is approximately 1 hour from Paris-Montparnasse
railway station and 1 hour and 30 minutes from Paris-Charles de Gaulle
international airport.
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Message 2: 11th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar

Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 03:49:58 -0500 (EST)
From: gosse <gosselet.rug.nl>
Subject: 11th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar

11th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 
Short Title: HPSG-04 

Date: 3-Aug-2004 - 6- Aug-2004
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Contact: Gosse Bouma
Contact Email: gosselet.rug.nl 
Meeting URL: http://www.ccl.kuleuven.ac.be/hpsg2004/ 

Linguistic Sub-field: Syntax 

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2004 


Meeting Description:

Conference on linguistic, foundational, or computational issues
relating to the framework of Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar.
FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

 HPSG-2004

 11th International Conference on
 Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
 Centre for Computational Linguistics
 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
 3-6 August 2004
 http://www.ccl.kuleuven.ac.be/hpsg2004/


The 11th International Conference on HPSG will take place in Belgium
on 3-6 August 2004, hosted by the Centre for Computational Linguistics
of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. The conference will include a
workshop on SEMANTICS in GRAMMAR ENGINEERING.

MAIN CONFERENCE (4-6 August 2004)

Abstracts are solicited for 30-minute presentations (followed by 10
minutes discussion) which address linguistic, foundational, or
computational issues relating to the framework of Head-Driven Phrase
Structure Grammar.

INVITED SPEAKERS

Jonathan Ginzburg
Henriette de Swart

WORKSHOP on SEMANTICS in GRAMMAR ENGINEERING (3 August 2004)

Semantic formalisms, such as Minimal Recursion Semantics (MRS),
Constraint Language for Lambda Structures (CLLS), and the LFG ''Glue''
Semantics, among others, have been designed to meet the demands of
both theoretical linguistics and natural language processing. The aim
of the workshop is to provide a forum for the discussion of empirical
and formal approaches to semantics and the syntax-semantics interface
in the development of (large-scale) computational grammars.

INVITED SPEAKER

Ann Copestake

We solicit abstracts (for 30+10 minute presentations) focusing on:
- the modeling and implementation of aspect, situation types, semantic
argument structure, semantic decomposition, word sense disambiguation,
anaphora resolution, etc.,
- the use of semantic formalisms in grammars for applications such as
machine translation, information extraction, dialogue, etc.,
- the relationship between semantic representation and disambiguation,
- other themes relevant to the role of semantics in grammar
engineering.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

For both the main conference and the workshop, we invite E-MAIL
submissions of abstracts for presentations, to consist of two parts

1) a separate information page in plain text format, containing
 - author name(s)
 - affiliation(s)
 - e-mail and postal address(es)
 - title of paper

2) an extended abstract of not more than 5 (five) pages, including all
figures and references. Abstracts should preferably be in PDF format.

All abstracts should be sent to

 gosselet.rug.nl

Abstracts for the main conference should mention 'HPSG-04' and
abstracts for the workshop should mention 'workshopHPSG-04' in the
subject line.

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers.
Authors are asked to avoid self-references in the abstracts.

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract submission deadline: February 15, 2004
Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2004

PUBLICATION
 
The results of the conference will be published on-line by CSLI
publications. A call for papers for contributions to the on-line
proceedings will be issued after the conference. On-line proceedings
of previous conferences are available at:

 http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/HPSG/

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE FOR THE CONFERENCE

Gosse Bouma (chair)

Jonathan Ginzburg Rob Malouf Ivan Sag
Kim Jong-Bok Paola Monachesi Manfred Sailer
Tibor Kiss Philip Miller Eun-Jung Yoo
Kordula de Kuthy Stefan Mueller Kei Yoshimoto 
Bob Levine John Nerbonne Frank Van Eynde 

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE FOR THE WORKSHOP

Dorothee Beermann (chair)

Lars Hellan Ash Asudeh Manfred Sailer
Valia Kordoni Mary Dalrymple Jean-Pierre Koenig
Markus Egg

ORGANIZATION COMMITTEE 

Frank Van Eynde Ineke Schuurman Vincent Vandeghinste

CONFERENCE WEB-SITE

For information on registration, hotels, transport, etc., visit

 http://www.ccl.kuleuven.ac.be/hpsg2004/ 
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