LINGUIST List 16.439

Sun Feb 13 2005

Calls: Translation/Romania; Semantics/Syntax/UK

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        1.    Daniel Dejica, 4th International Conference on Professional Communication and Translation Studies
        2.    Manfred Sailer, Workshop on Empirical Challenges and Analytic Alternatives to Strict Compositionality

Message 1: 4th International Conference on Professional Communication and Translation Studies

Date: 11-Feb-2005
From: Daniel Dejica <>
Subject: 4th International Conference on Professional Communication and Translation Studies

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Full Title: 4th International Conference on Professional Communication and
Translation Studies

Date: 29-Oct-2005 - 30-Oct-2005
Location: Timisoara, Romania
Contact Person: Daniel DEJICA
Meeting Email:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2005

Meeting Description:

The conference aims to continue and develop the exchange of ideas on the
following topics:
- Communication and public relations: theoretical and didactic problems and
- Linguistic insights into professional communication
- Translation theory and translation didactics: their roles in communication

Conference format
- Sections: Communication and public relations, Linguistics, and
Translation studies
- Types of presentation: talk (20 minutes), workshop (45 minutes)
- Working languages: Romanian, English, French, and German

Conference Proceedings
Selected papers vill be published in the volume of conference proceedings
Languages of the volume: Romanian, English, French, and German

Important dates
Abstract submission deadline: April 15, 2005
Second Call for Papers (with information about accommodation and conference
fees): March 15, 2005
Notification of acceptance and first draft of the conference programme:
June 15, 2005
Final draft of the conference programme: September 5, 2005

Registration form
Please fill in and send this registration form by e-mail or regular mail to
Universitatea „Politehnica” din Timişoara, Departamentul de Comunicare şi
Limbi Străine, Daniel Dejica, Str. Traian Lalescu 2a, 300223 Timişoara, Romania

Details of participant(s)
First name:
Title: Mr/Ms/Mrs/Dr/Prof

Fill in with an X as appropriate:
____ I wish to attend the conference
____ I wish to deliver a presentation

Details of presentation
Presentation/Workshop (please indicate):
Abstract* (100 words):

* please write the title and the abstract in the language of presentation

Message 2: Workshop on Empirical Challenges and Analytic Alternatives to Strict Compositionality

Date: 11-Feb-2005
From: Manfred Sailer <>
Subject: Workshop on Empirical Challenges and Analytic Alternatives to Strict Compositionality

Full Title: Workshop on Empirical Challenges and Analytic Alternatives to
Strict Compositionality

Date: 08-Aug-2005 - 12-Aug-2005
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Frank Richter
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 09-Mar-2005

Meeting Description:


Final for Papers

Workshop on Empirical Challenges and Analytic Alternatives to Strict


August 8-12, 2005

organized as part of
European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information
8-19 August, 2005 in Edinburgh

Workshop Purpose

Compositionality has been a key methodological theme in natural language
semantics. Recently, a number of innovative systems for combinatorial
semantics have been proposed which seem not to obey compositionality at
first sight. Such systems are based on unification, underspecification,
linear logic or categorial grammar, to name the most prominent research
areas. The motivation behind these systems is often computational, but the
mechanisms they employ also provide new insights and analytical
alternatives for outstanding problems in the combinatorial semantics of
natural languages. These include scope ambiguities, multiple exponents of
semantic operators, cohesion, ellipsis, coordination, and modifier
attachment ambiguities.

The workshop aims to provide a forum for advanced PhD students and
researchers whose interests lie in empirical issues or logic. It will give
them the opportunity to present and discuss their work with colleagues and
researchers who work in the broad subject areas represented at ESSLLI. We
wish to invite papers discussing linguistic data which pose a challenge to
compositionality as well as papers presenting new mechanisms for defining
a compositional semantics which can address well-known challenges in
innovative ways.

Workshop Topics

Topics for submission may include but are not limited to:

* presentations of certain empirical phenomena which seem to challenge
strict compositionality. Empirical papers should point out precisely why
the discussed phenomenon poses analytical problems.
* presentations of semantic formalisms. This type of presentation
should stress the potential usefulness of the proposal for the analysis of
empirical challenges.
* papers which combine the empirical and formal aspects directly.

Submission Details

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract for a 30-minute
presentation (followed by 15 minutes of discussion).

Submissions should

* not exceed 8 (eight) pages, including all figures and references.
* be in pdf (preferred), ps or ASCII.
* be sent electronically to
by March 9, 2005 (see the deadlines listed below).
* be anonymous and, therefore, accompanied by a separate
information sheet containing: author name(s), affiliation(s),
e-mail and postal address(es), and the title of the paper.

The submissions will be reviewed anonymously by the workshop's programme
committee and additional reviewers. The accepted papers will appear in the
workshop proceedings published by ESSLLI. The final versions will be 15
pages, in pdf format. Details will be specified on the workshop homepage

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 sonsecutive days in
the first week of ESSLLI. There will be 2 slots for paper presentation and
discussion per session. On the first day the workshop organizers will give
an introduction to the topic.

Invited Speakers


Workshop Programme Committee

* Sigrid Beck (Potsdam)
* Gosse Bouma (Groningen)
* Markus Egg (Saarbruecken)
* Howard Gregory (Goettingen)
* Fritz Hamm (Tuebingen)
* James Higginbotham (Los Angeles)
* Wilfrid Hodges (London)
* Pauline Jacobson (Providence)
* Theo Janssen (Amsterdam)
* Graham Katz (Osnabrueck)
* Albert Ortmann (Duesseldorf)
* Gerald Penn (Toronto)
* Adam Przepiorkowski (Warsaw)
* Frank Richter (Tuebingen, co-chair)
* Manfred Sailer (Goettingen, co-chair)
* Mark Steedman (Edinburgh)
* Henriette de Swart (Utrecht)
* Zoltan Szabo (Ithaca)
* Thomas Ede Zimmermann (Frankfurt)

Important Dates

Submission: March 9, 2005
Notification: April 18, 2005
Preliminary programme: April 23, 2005
ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2005
Final papers for proceedings: May 18, 2005
Final programme: June 22, 2005
Workshop dates: August 8-12, 2005

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.
Moreover, a number of additional fee waiver grants will be made available
by the Organization Committee on a competitive basis and workshop
participants are eligible to apply for those.

There will be no reimbursement for travel costs and accommodation. Workshop
speakers who have difficulty in finding funding should contact the local
organizing committee to ask for the possibilities for a grant.

Further information

About the workshop:

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