LINGUIST List 15.810

Mon Mar 8 2004

Calls: General Ling/Japan; Ling Theories/France

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  1. Satoshi Tojo, 1st International Workshop on Emergence and Evolution of Linguistic Communication
  2. Philippe Schlenker, Semantic Approaches to Binding Theory

Message 1: 1st International Workshop on Emergence and Evolution of Linguistic Communication

Date: Semantic Approaches to Binding Theory
From: Satoshi Tojo <tojojaist.ac.jp>
Subject: 1st International Workshop on Emergence and Evolution of Linguistic Communication

Second Call for Papers: !! Deadline extended to March 15 !!

1st International Workshop on Emergence and Evolution of Linguistic
Communication

http://www.jaist.ac.jp/~tojo/DLC.html

May31-Jun 1 '04, Kanazawa Japan

Scope

Rules of natural languages such as usage, grammar, and vocabulary
change diachronically dependent upon the social situations of the
language community. This workshop focuses on those language phenomena
concerning language changes and evolution, that is, emergence,
pidginization, and creolization, from the viewpoints of social,
evolutionary, computational linguistics. Thus, we expect that the
workshop would contribute to the joint discussion among those who
share this common interest.

Topics

Relevant themes include, but not limited to:
Language change/ Language emergence/ Language acquisition/ Second
language acquisition/ Multi-agent model of communication/ Lingua
Franca/ Pidgin and creole/ and other computer simulation concerning
language dynamics.

Important dates

Submission deadline: March 15
Notification of acceptance: March 25
Camera ready due: April 30

Submission

Send abstracts more than 800 less than 1000 words to:
mnakamurjaist.ac.jp

Program Committee
Chair: Satoshi Tojo (JAIST)
Co-chair: Koiti Hasida (AIST)
Takaya Arita (Univ. Nagoya)
Takashi Hashimoto (JAIST)
Takashi Ikegami (Univ. Tokyo),
Tetsuo Ono (Future Univ. Hakodate)
Akito Sakurai (Keio Univ.)
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Message 2: Semantic Approaches to Binding Theory

Date: Wed, 03 Mar 2004 14:40:51 -0800
From: Philippe Schlenker <schlenkehumnet.ucla.edu>
Subject: Semantic Approaches to Binding Theory

Semantic Approaches to Binding Theory
EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: March 26, 2004

Workshop: Semantic Approaches to Binding Theory
http://www.linguistics.ucla.edu/people/schlenker/ESSLLI04.html

organized as part of the
European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI
2004)
http://esslli2004.loria.fr/
16-20 August, 2004 in Nancy

Workshop Organizers:
Ed Keenan, UCLA (ekeenan  ucla. edu)
Philippe Schlenker, UCLA & IJN (schlenke  ucla. edu)

Workshop Purpose:

Binding Theory, which is concerned with sentence-internal constraints
on anaphora, was originally conceived in syntactic terms as a set of
conditions on the distribution of indices (Chomsky 1983). Thus
Condition A stated that anaphors are locally bound (*John/i thinks
that himself/i is clever); Condition B stated that Pronominals are
locally free (*He/i likes him/i), and Condition C required that
R-expressions be free (*He/i thinks that John/i is clever). But other
researchers have attempted to derive these constraints from lexical
semantics or the interpretative procedure rather than the syntax. Some
add a semantic component to a syntactic core (e.g. Reinhart 1983,
Heim 1993, Fox 2000, Buring 2002), but others are more radically
semantic (e.g. works by Jacobson, Keenan, Barker & Shan, Butler).

The workshop, which is intended for advanced PhD students and
researchers, will provide a forum to compare and assess these diverse
proposals. We welcome proposals for 45mn contributions (30mn
presentation + 15mn discussion), which should be specific, explicit
and semantically informed. We list below some possible topics, though
the list is not exhaustive.

Possible Workshop Topics:
-Semantic analyses of standard Binding Conditions
-Arguments pro or contra semantic approaches to Binding Theory
-Reflexivity
-Relation between logophors and anaphors
-Relation between deixis and anaphora
-Cross-linguistic variation in binding conditions

Submission details:
Authors are invited to submit an abstract in pdf format describing
their proposal. Submissions should not exceed 3 pages. Please send
your submission electronically to schlenkeucla.edu by *March 26,
2004* (extended deadline). The abstracts will be reviewed by the
workshop´┐Żs program committee. Please include author details in the
accompanying e-mail, leaving the pdf attachment anonymous.

Authors whose submission is accepted should be prepared to send later
(by May 15th) an extended (6-page) version of their abstract, to
appear in the workshop proceedings published by ESSLLI.

Workshop format:
The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI
participants. It will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over
five consecutive days in the second week of ESSLLI. There will be 2
slots for paper presentations and discussion per session. On the first
day, the workshop organizers will give an introduction to the topic.

Invited Speakers:
Ken Shan (Harvard) & Chris Barker (UCSD)
Alastair Butler (ILLC/Department of Philosophy, University of
Amsterdam)

Workshop Program Committee:
Ed Keenan (UCLA)
Philippe Schlenker (UCLA & IJN)
Chris Barker (UCSD)
Ken Shan (Harvard)
Alastair Butler (ILLC/Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam)

Important Dates: 
EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: March 26, 2004
Notification: April 19, 2004
ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2004
Preliminary program: April 23, 2004
Extended (6-page) version of the abstracts for the proceedings: May
15, 2004
Final program: June 25, 2004
Workshop dates: August 16-20

Local Arrangements:
All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to
register for ESSLLI. The registration fee for authors presenting a
paper will correspond to the early student/workshop speaker
registration fee.

There will be no reimbursement for travel costs and accommodation.

Further Information:
About the workshop:
http://www.linguistics.ucla.edu/people/schlenker/ESSLLI04.html
About ESSLLI: http://esslli2004.loria.fr
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