LINGUIST List 15.802

Sun Mar 7 2004

Calls: Translation/Switzerland; Ling Theories/Ireland

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  2. Bjoern.Wiemer, 2004 International Role and Reference Grammar Conference

Message 1: 2nd International Workshop on Language Resources for Translation Work, Research and Training

Date: Fri, 5 Mar 2004 11:43:52 -0500 (EST)
From: yuste <yusteifi.unizh.ch>
Subject: 2nd International Workshop on Language Resources for Translation Work, Research and Training

2nd International Workshop on Language Resources for Translation Work,
Research and Training
Short Title: LR4Trans-2 

Date: 28-Aug-2004 - 28-Aug-2004
Location: University of Geneva, Switzerland
Contact: Elia Yuste
Contact Email: yusteifi.unizh.ch 
Meeting URL: http://www.ifi.unizh.ch/cl/yuste/lr4trans-2/lr4trans-2.html 

Linguistic Sub-field: Translation 

Call Deadline: 17-Mar-2004 


Meeting Description:

2nd edition of the LR4Trans workshop series - an opportunity to
discuss and deepen into the role of language resources (LR) in the
production and management and multilingual documentation production
and translation mediated communication. 

Please note that the deadline for submitting your contributions to the
''Second International Workshop for Translation Work, Research and
Training'' has been extended to ***17th March 2004***.

You are kindly requested to visit the Workshop Web site for further
and up-to-date information on this event:
www.ifi.unizh.ch/cl/yuste/lr4trans-2/lr4trans-2.html

We thank you for your submissions and interest, and look forward to
welcoming you in Geneva on 28th August 2004.

Elia YUSTE
CL, IFI, Uni ZH
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 ZURICH
Switzerland


T: + 41 (0)1 6356724
F: + 41 (0)1 6356809
W: www.ifi.unizh.ch/cl/yuste


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Message 2: 2004 International Role and Reference Grammar Conference

Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2004 08:29:51 -0500 (EST)
From: Bjoern.Wiemer <Bjoern.Wiemeruni-konstanz.de>
Subject: 2004 International Role and Reference Grammar Conference

2004 International Role and Reference Grammar Conference 

Date: 21-Jul-2004 - 25-Jul-2004
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Contact: Robert VanValen
Contact Email: vanvalinbuffalo.edu 
Meeting URL: http://www.itb.ie/events/rrg2004.html 

Linguistic Sub-field: Linguistic Theories 

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2004 


Meeting Description:

2004 International Role and Reference Grammar Conference

July 21-25, 2004
Dublin, Ireland
Institute of Technology Blanchardstown

Linguistic theory and practice: description, implementation and
processing

Themes:
The lexicon and lexical decomposition in RRG.
The RRG approach to morphology
RRG and neurocognitive models of language processing
Computational approaches to RRG
Celtic Linguistics

Lectures and workshops will be held on July 21-23. The conference
will be July 24-25.

Lectures:
Introduction to RRG
 Delia Bentley (Univ. of Salford, UK)

Lexical representation and lexical semantics in RRG
 Ricardo Mairal (UNED, Spain)

Workshops and organizers:
Computational implementation of RRG
 Elizabeth Guest (Leeds Metro Univ.) & Rolf Kailuweit (Univ. of
Heidelberg)

RRG and Neurocognitive models of language processing
 Ina Bornkessel (MPI Cognitive Neuroscience) & Matthias
Schlesewsky (Univ. of Marburg)

RRG and morphological theory
 Daniel Everett (Univ. of Manchester)

Celtic linguistics and RRG
 Cecil Ward (Sabhal Ostaig, Scotland) & Brian Nolan (ITB)

Additional workshops are possible

Conference Guest Speaker:
 Prof. John Saeed (Trinity College, Dublin) Applications of RRG in
diachronic syntax

The workshop addresses two topics. The first one pursues to bring
together descriptive work on diachronic syntax which has been done in
the RRG framework up to day. The second, and central, topic of the
workshop aims at highlighting in which way RRG is able to contribute
substantially to the examination (maybe also explanation) of processes
occurring diachronically in the (morpho-)syntax of diverse languages
(or language groups). If we take a look at the global "algorithm"
reflecting the linking mechanism between semantic and syntactic
representation in RRG (see Fig. 4.9 in Van Valin&LaPolla 1997: 177),
we notice that diachronic changes in the grammar (i.e. morphosyntax)
of languages can be captured only by the language-specific part of
this algorithm and the role played by the Actor-Undergoer-hierarchy
(because grammatical rules refer only to macroroles). Languages differ
as to the range of specific semantic roles which can be treated as an
Actor or an Undergoer. We might therefore ask how language-specific
constraints in the treatment of argument positions come about and what
triggers them. What we need to capture, then, is the relationship
between the Layered Structure of the Clause (as representing
language-specific manners of coding) and the structure of lexical
entries.

More specific questions as the following ones should thus be discussed
during the workshop:

1. Alternations of morphological cases and/or of prepositions and
diachronic changes affecting such alternations (is it the lexicon
which is under change or rather the rules of the linking
mechanism?). In particular, is "exceptional case marking" really
exceptional, or is it eventually subject to rules (which may "shrink"
or be extended diachronically)?

2. How can discrepancies between syntactic and semantic
(in)transitivity be generalized? How can they be explained from a
diachronic viewpoint?

3. How do constructions grammaticalize? It is basically the interface
between semantic and pragmatic relations and the syntactic
organization (the Layered Structure of the Clause, LSC) which is
central to the whole theory. In particular, how do "restricted
neutralizations" (pivots and controllers) arise?

4. Are certain types of changes in grammatical constructions
unidirectional (or tend to be so)?

5. How does a former extra-core slot develop into a part of the Core
and, thus, become more tightly integrated into the language's syntax?

6. In which way does the gradual integration of material from the
Periphery and extra-core positions into clausal and core-syntax
correlate (and change) with the projection of focus structure?

7. How do prenuclear focus positions arise? Are the first entities to
occupy this position always WH words? (Analogous questions could be
put regarding other positions of the LSC.)

8. Can we formulate an equivalent of restricted neutralizations for
information structure (focus constructions)?

Contributions should last 20-25 minutes (+ discussion time). Abstracts
are expected to be sent to the organizer of the conference
(Brian.Nolanitb.ie) and of the workshop
(Bjoern.Wiemeruni-konstanz.de) until March, 15th, 2004.

A more elaborated version of this sketch is available from the
organizer of the workshop. Please request!
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