LINGUIST List 16.788

Tue Mar 15 2005

FYI: Presenting Linguistics Workshop; School of Logic

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        1.    Janet Fodor, Workshop on Presenting Linguistics
        2.    Costa Leite Alexandre, School of Logic - Montreux, Switzerland

Message 1: Workshop on Presenting Linguistics

Date: 15-Mar-2005
From: Janet Fodor <>
Subject: Workshop on Presenting Linguistics

Presenting Linguistics: Make a Video about your Research
July 22-24 and July 29-31, 2005

Part of the LSA Summer Institute, this is an intensive hands-on workshop which
will assist participants to design and create media projects on topics in
language and linguistics. Selections from these projects will become part of the
LSA Video Archive to be used in building installations for the projected Virtual
Museum of Language and Linguistics (VMLL), a web-based museum environment
directed at school-aged children.

The workshop will take place during two three-day weekends (Friday - Sunday).
Participants are encouraged to attend both weekends (6 days), in order to have
enough time to complete a short video presentation.

The workshop is timed to overlap with LSA.210, "Linguistics K-12," taught by
Maya Honda and Wayne O'Neil, and participants in that course may be especially
interested in creating a VMLL exhibit. But all Institute participants, both
faculty and students, are very welcome to attend the Presenting Linguistics

It is our experience that theoretical linguists often find it especially
difficult to envisage a short movie that presents an interesting fact about
language to a non-specialist audience of young people. But this is a challenge
worth undertaking if we want people to understand what linguistics is and why it
matters. If you bring your existing powerpoint slides, we can help you convert
them into a suitable form for a general audience.

Registration is limited to 20. We would be glad to hear from prospective
participants before the Institute opens. If you wish, we can discuss in advance
a possible topic for your presentation, so that you can gather materials
(illustrations, audio recordings, video footage, etc.) before leaving home. If
you do not have a preferred topic but wish to gain experience in video
presentation, you may become part of a team working on a topic with other

Necessary equipment will be provided, and there will be no additional costs
except for small supplies such as CDs, audiotape, etc. However, participants who
own laptops, digital cameras, video cameras, and/or audio-recording equipment
are encouraged to bring these to work with.

Janet Dean Fodor (CUNY), Sean Hendricks (U. Georgia), Judy Kegl (U. Southern
Maine) and Sharon Klein (CSU Northridge).


Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Message 2: School of Logic - Montreux, Switzerland

Date: 15-Mar-2005
From: Costa Leite Alexandre <>
Subject: School of Logic - Montreux, Switzerland

Montreux - Switzerland, March 26-30, 2005

This unique event includes 21 tutorials on general techniques for the study of
logics. Note that 12 tutorials will be fully available during the Easter
week-end, Saturday 26th - Sunday 27 th - Monday 28th.

The second series of 9 tutorials will be given on Tuesday 29th and
Wednesday 30th.

See the detailed programme on the website:


1. Combination of Logics - Carlos Caleiro - IST, Portugal
2. Introduction to Universal Logic - Jean-Yves Beziau - SNF, Switzerland
3. Abstract Model Theory - Marta Garcia-Matos - Helsinki, Finland
4. Tableaux Systems - Andreas Herzig - IRIT, France
5. Many-Valued Semantics - Walter Carnielli & Juliana Bueno - UNICAMP, Brazil
6. Abstract Proof Theory - Luiz Carlos Pereira & Ana Teresa Martins -
PUC/UFC, Brazil
7. Adaptive Logics - Diderik Batens & Joke Meheus - Ghent, Belgium
8. Kripke Structures - Darko Sarenac - Stanford, US
9. Category Theory and Logic - Andrei Rodin - ENS, Paris
10. Consequence Operators - Piotr Wojtylak - Katowice, Poland
11. Multiple-Conclusion Logics - João Marcos - IST, Portugal
12. Nonmonotonic Logics - David Makinson - King's College, London
13. Abstract Algebraic Logic - Josep Maria Font - Barcelona,Spain
14. Substructural Logics - Francesco Paoli - Cagliari, Italy
15. Universal Computation - Roberto Lins - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
16. Labelled Deductive Systems - Luca Vigano - ETH, Zurich
17. Logics and Games - Jacques Duparc - Lausanne, Switzerland
18. Combinatory Logic and Lambda Calculus - Henri Volken - Lausanne,
19. Universal Algebra for Logics - Joanna Grygiel - Czestochowa, Poland
20. Fuzzy Logics - Petr Hájek and Petr Cintula - Academy of Sciences, Prague
21. Logics for semistructured data - Maarten Marx - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The School will be followed by the FIRST WORLD CONGRESS ON UNIVERSAL LOGIC
Montreux - Switzerland, March 31- April 3, 2005
Featuring 14 invited spakers (A.Avron, D.Batens, J.Czelakowski, K.Dosen,
M.Dunn, D.Gabbay, R.Jansana, A.Koslow, Paiva, K.Segerberg, J.Vaananen,
V.Vasyukov, Y.Venema, plus a mysterious secret speaker), and more that 120
contributed talks. A contest will also happen during this event.

See details at:

Regular registration fees:
Congress only or School only: CHF 280 / USD 250 / Euro 190
Congress + School: CHF 380 / USD 330 / Euro 260

Reduced fees for students or people from countries with low currencies:
Half of the School (26-27-28 or 29-30): CHF 75 / USD 60 / Euro 50
School: CHF 150 / USD 130 / Euro 100
Congress: CHF 150 / USD 130 / Euro 100
Congress + School: CHF 200 / USD 180 / Euro 140

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories

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