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        1.    Shuly Wintner, 10th conference on Formal Grammar and The 9th Meeting on Mathematics of Language
        2.    Sophie Kern, Emergence of Language Abilities: Ontogeny and Phylogeny



Message 1: 10th conference on Formal Grammar and The 9th Meeting on Mathematics of Language

Date: 02-Jan-2005
From: Shuly Wintner <shulycs.haifa.ac.il>
Subject: 10th conference on Formal Grammar and The 9th Meeting on Mathematics of Language



Full Title: 10th conference on Formal Grammar and The 9th Meeting on Mathematics of Language
Short Title: FG-MOL 2005

Date: 05-Aug-2004 - 07-Aug-2004
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Shuly Wintner
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.formalgrammar.tk

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2005

Meeting Description:

FG-MOL provides a forum for the presentation of new and original research on formal grammar, mathematical linguistics and the application of formal and mathematical methods to the study of natural language.
Themes of interest include, but are not limited to,

* formal and computational phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics;
* model-theoretic and proof-theoretic methods in linguistics;
* logical aspects of linguistic structure;
* constraint-based and resource-sensitive approaches to grammar;
* learnability of formal grammar;
* integration of stochastic and symbolic models of grammar;
* foundational, methodological and architectural issues in grammar;
* mathematical foundations of statistical approaches to linguistic analysis.

Previous conferences in this series have welcomed papers from a wide variety of frameworks.

FG-MOL 2005: http://www.formalgrammar.tk

The 10th conference on Formal Grammar and
The 9th Meeting on Mathematics of Language
Collocated with the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
Edinburgh, Scotland, 5-7 August 2005
Sponsored by
The Association for the Mathematics of Language (ACL SigMoL)
Institute for Communicating and Collaborative Systems/Human Communication Research
Centre , University of Edinburgh
The Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Call for Papers

Background

FG-MOL 2005 is the 10th conference on Formal Grammar and the 9th Meeting on the
Mathematics of Language, to be held in conjunction with the European Summer School in
Logic, Language and Information, which takes place in 2005 in Edinburgh.

Previous Formal Grammar meetings were held in Barcelona (1995), Prague (1996), Aix-en-
Provence (1997), Saarbruecken (1998), Utrecht (1999), Helsinki (2001), Trento (2002),
Vienna (2003) and Nancy (2004).

MoL meetings are organized biennially by the Association for Mathematics of Language,
which is a Special Interest Group of the Association for Computational Linguistics. This is the
second time the two events are held in tandem, following the success of FG-MOL 2001.

Aims and Scope

FG-MOL provides a forum for the presentation of new and original research on formal
grammar, mathematical linguistics and the application of formal and mathematical methods
to the study of natural language.
Themes of interest include, but are not limited to,

* formal and computational phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics;
* model-theoretic and proof-theoretic methods in linguistics;
* logical aspects of linguistic structure;
* constraint-based and resource-sensitive approaches to grammar;
* learnability of formal grammar;
* integration of stochastic and symbolic models of grammar;
* foundational, methodological and architectural issues in grammar;
* mathematical foundations of statistical approaches to linguistic analysis.

Previous conferences in this series have welcomed papers from a wide variety of
frameworks.

Invited Speakers
TBA

NOTE: Notification of Intent to Submit/Attend

Due to the difficulty of reserving housing in Edinburgh in August, we will need to make a firm
commitment for the number of rooms by early February. Consequently, we are asking those
who intend to submit papers to the conference to submit a preliminary abstract by January
31st, with the full paper being due by April 1st. We will also need requests for housing from
those who will be attending but not presenting a paper by the January 31st.
Submission Details

We invite electronic submissions of original, unpublished 30-minute papers (including
questions, comments, and discussion). Because of the housing restrictions, submission
involves three steps.

1. Notification of Intent to Submit
Preliminary abstracts, of no more than 1000 words, must be submitted via web-from at
http://cs.haifa.ac.il/~shuly/fg05/intent.html no later than January 31, 2005. Preliminary
abstracts are not anonymous, but will not be seen by anyone who will be involved in making
acceptance decisions on any individual papers.

2. Request for Housing
Those intending to stay in conference housing, including those intending to submit a
paper, must submit a request via the same web-form at http://cs.haifa.ac.il/~shuly/fg05/
intent.html no later than January 31, 2005. We will be reserving a block of rooms in
Edinburgh student accommodations on Arthur's Seat for the nights of 4--7/August with
estimated cost of about GBP 40 per night (singles only). We can only guarantee
accommodations for those who have requested them by this date. Requests from those
submitting papers may be (but do not have to be) contingent on acceptance of their paper.
Requests other than those for authors of submitted papers are binding and must be
accompanied by a 30% deposit.

3. Paper submission
Papers must be submitted using a dedicated web-based form by April 1, 2005. Papers
should be anonymous and refrain from self-reference. They should be no longer than 8
pages. Submissions should be prepared in plain text (ASCII) or PDF. Preparation of the
manuscript in LaTeX is highly recommended. Revised versions will be required to be in
LaTeX, but assistance in translating to LaTeX form will be available.

Proceedings

Accepted abstracts will be included in the conference proceedings, to be distributed at the
conference. Full, revised versions will be published after the conference as CSLI
Publications Online Proceedings.

Depending on the quality of the papers, we will consider publishing a selected number of
them in a special issue of Research on Language and Computation.

Social Program

A conference dinner is planned for Saturday, August 6th. More details will be published in
due course.

Registration and accommodation

On-line registration forms for the conference and for conference housing will available no
later than March 1st. Registration will include membership in ACL ($60/$30 students) for
those who are not current members. There will be a discount for early registration (by May
31st).

Important Dates

* January 31st, 2005: Deadline for housing requests
* January 31st, 2005: Deadline for preliminary abstracts
* April 1st, 2005: Deadline for paper submission
* May 13th, 2005: Notification of acceptance
* May 31st, 2005: Early registration ends
* July 1st, 2005: Full version due
* August 5-7, 2005: Conference dates

Program Committee

* Anne Abeille (Paris 7) abeillelinguist.jussieu.fr
* Tilman Becker (DFKI) beckerdfki.de
* Pierre Boullier (INRIA) Pierre.Boullierinria.fr
* Gosse Bouma (Groningen) gosselet.rug.nl
* Chris Brew (Ohio State University) cbrewacm.org
* Wojciech Buszkowski (Poznan) buszkoamu.edu.pl
* Miriam Butt (Universitaet Konstanz) miriam.buttuni-konstanz.de
* Tim Fernando (Trinity College, Dublin) Tim.Fernandocs.tcd.ie
* Christophe Fouquere (Paris 13) christophe.fouquerelipn.univ-paris13.fr
* Nissim Francez (Haifa) francezcs.technion.ac.il
* Philippe de Groote (LORIA, Nancy) Philippe.de.Grooteloria.fr
* Aravind Joshi (UPenn) joshilinc.cis.upenn.edu
* Makoto Kanazawa (National Institute of Informatics, Tokyo) kanazawanii.ac.jp
* Ruth Kempson (London) kempsondcs.kcl.ac.uk
* Andras Kornai (Metacarta) andraskornai.com
* Uli Krieger (DFKI) kriegerdfki.de
* Geert-Jan Kruijff (DFKI) gjdfki.de
* Jonas Kuhn (University of Texas at Austin) jonaskmail.utexas.edu
* Shalom Lappin (King's College, London) lappindcs.kcl.ac.uk
* Carlos Martin-Vide (Tarragona) carlos.martinurv.net
* Jens Michaelis (Universitaet Potsdam) michaelling.uni-potsdam.de
* Guido Minnen (DaimlerChrysler AG) guido.minnendaimlerchrysler.com
* Mehryar Mohri (AT&T) mohrics.nyu.edu
* Uwe Moennich (Universitaet Tuebingen) uwe.moennichuni-tuebingen.de
* Michael Moortgat (Utrecht) michael.moortgatlet.uu.nl
* Drew Moshier (Chapman) moshierchapman.edu
* Larry Moss (Indiana) lsmcs.indiana.edu
* Stefan Mueller (Universitaet Bremen) Stefan.Muellercl.uni-bremen.de
* Mark-Jan Nederhof (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) markjanlet.rug.nl
* Richard Oehrle (Berkeley, CA) oehrlelinc.cis.upenn.edu
* Owen Rambow (Columbia) rambowcs.columbia.edu
* Christian Retore (INRIA & LaBRI, Bordeaux) retorelabri.fr
* Robert van Rooij (Amsterdam) R.A.M.VanRooijuva.nl
* Giorgio Satta (University of Padua) sattadei.unipd.it
* Ed Stabler (UCLA) stablerucla.edu
* Mark Steedman (Edinburgh) steedmaninformatics.ed.ac.uk
* Hans Joerg Tiede (Illinois Wesleyan) htiedeiwu.edu

Organizing committee

* Gerhard Jaeger, University of Bielefeld
* Paola Monachesi, OTS Utrecht
* Gerald Penn, University of Toronto
* James Rogers, Earlham College
* Shuly Wintner, University of Haifa

Acknowledgments

We are grateful to the Association for Computational Linguistics and the Natural Science
and Engineering Research Council of Canada for financially supporting the conference. We
are extremely grateful to ICCS/HCRC at University of Edinburgh for making this conference
possible through local organization.

FG-MOL 2005, http://www.formalgrammar.tk



Message 2: Emergence of Language Abilities: Ontogeny and Phylogeny

Date: 27-Dec-2004
From: Sophie Kern <Sophie.Kernuniv-lyon2.fr>
Subject: Emergence of Language Abilities: Ontogeny and Phylogeny



Full Title: Emergence of Language Abilities: Ontogeny and Phylogeny
Short Title: ELA2005

Date: 08-Dec-2005 - 10-Dec-2005
Location: Lyon, France
Contact Person: Sophie Kern
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Historical Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2004

Meeting Description:

ELA 2005
Emergence of Language Abilities: ontogeny and phylogeny
Lyon, December 8-10, 2005

PLENARY SPEAKERS:
Paula Fikkert (University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Thomas Lee (University of Hong-Kong, Hong-Kong)
Peter MacNeilage (University of Texas, Austin, USA)
Jacques Vauclair (University of Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France)
Marylin M. Vihman (University of Wales, Bangor, UK)

CONFERENCE LANGUAGES: French/English

GENERAL TOPIC: Early Language Abilities

- Comparison between ontogenetic and phylogenetic development,
- Language development before age three: phonetics, phonology, lexical
semantics, morphosyntax,
- Communicative media (gestural and oral),
- Crosslinguistic and cross-species comparisons.

Apologies for multiple copies.
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ELA 2005
Emergence of language abilities: ontogeny and phylogeny
Lyon, December 8-10, 2005

www.ddl.ela2005.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr

Second announcement and call for papers
(English version first - la version française se trouve plus loin)

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PLENARY SPEAKERS:
Paula Fikkert, University of Nijmegen, Holland
Thomas Lee, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Peter MacNeilage, The University of Texas, USA
Jacques Vauclair, University of Provence, France
Maryline M. Vihman, University of Wales, UK

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CONFERENCE LANGUAGES : French/English
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The general topic of this conference is early ontogenetic development and its relation to the
phylogeny of language.

It is generally assumed in the field of the ontogeny of language that the child's first years of
life are particularly crucial. This period is even sometimes considered as predictive at least
in the short term, of the later abilities to communicate. During these first two years,
phonetico-phonological, lexical and morpho-syntactic skills chronologically emerge.
Explanations are provided for this sequence of development: the increase of articulatory
control allows for example for the growth and diversification of vocabulary. Similarly, once a
certain amount of words is acquired, the child starts to combine linguistic units and develops
the morpho-syntactic aspects of his/her native language. The study of the development of
communication also needs to include the gestural component since children use commonly
also gestures instead of words.

Ontogenesis was often proposed as a source of knowledge about phylogenesis by virtue of
the famous principle according to which "ontogenesis recapitulates phylogenesis". However,
the validity of this principle that initially has concerned a specific domain (embryology)
deserves careful evaluation in its applications to specific domains.
The first aim of this conference is to bring together researchers working on the development
of phonetico-phonological, lexical and morpho-syntactic developments in children under age
3.

Our second aim is to evaluate if, and to what extent, language is a domain to which this
principle applies. In the pursuit of that goal, we request the contribution of researchers
addressing the issue of similarities and differences between the development of language in
children and in early hominids.

Topics
* Comparisons between ontogenetic and phylogenetic development,
* Language development before age thee: phonetics, phonology, lexical semantics,
morphosyntax,
* Communicative media (gestural and oral),
* Crosslinguistic and cross-species comparisons,

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ORGANIZING COMITTEE
Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage (CNRS & Université Lyon2)
Linda Brendlin
Florence Chenu
Christophe Coupé
Christophe Dos Santos
Frédérique Gayraud
Sophie Kern
Egidio Marsico
Laetitia Savot
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SCIENTIFIC COMITTEE
Barbara Davis
Michèle Guidetti
Harriet Jisa
Aylin Küntay
Thierry Nazzi
Yvan Rose
Michael Studdert-Kennedy
Pascal Zesiger

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DEADLINES
* April 3: Deadline for the submission of abstracts
Interested participants should submit 3 copies of a 2 pages abstract including
1)
- Title of presentation
- Name and affiliation of author(s)
- e-mail address
- 3 keywords
- An up to 2 pages abstract (including references)
RTF:format, Times 12 font, simple spacing

2) A separate sheet of paper including
- Title of presentation
- Name and affiliation of author(s)
- post and electronic addresses
- Equipment requirements

to :
Comité d'organisation du colloque ''ELA2005''
Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage
ISH
14, Avenue Berthelot
69363 Lyon
France

Submission are also accepted by e-mail to:
ddl-ela2005ddl.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr


* July, 1: Notification of acceptance. Depending on the structure of the conference program,
the communications will be accepted as a 20 minutes (+ 10 minutes questions)
presentations, or as a poster.

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REGISTRATION
Before Septembre, 30
- Non-Students : 150 euros
- Students : 70 euros
Late registration
- Non-Students : 170 euros
- Students : 90 euros
Registration fees include: conference participation, conference program, coffee breaks,
cruise, diner and a guided tour of Lyon.
Indications for payment will be posted in the third announcement.

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For questions or more information on the conference:

Colloque ELA2005
Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage
Institut des Sciences de l’Homme
14, avenue Berthelot
69363 Lyon Cedex 07
France

tél : +33 (0)4-72-72-64-60
fax : +33 (0)4-72-72-65-90
e-mail : ddl-ela2005ddl.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr
internet : www.ddl.ela2005.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr

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VERSION FRANÇAISE


www.ddl.ela2005.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr



CONFÉRENCIERS INVITÉS:
Paula Fikkert, Université de Nimègue, Hollande
Thomas Lee, Université chinoise de Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Peter MacNeilage, Université du Texas, USA
Jacques Vauclair, Université de Provence, France
Maryline M. Vihman, Université de Wales, UK
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LANGUE DE LA CONFÉRENCE : français/anglais
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Le thème général de cette conférence est l’ontogenèse précoce du langage et ses relations
à la phylogenèse.
Sur le plan ontogénétique, il est communément admis que les premières manifestations
verbales de l’enfant sont particulièrement déterminantes de son développement linguistique
ultérieur. Certains vont même jusqu’à leur attribuer une valeur prédictive au moins à court et
moyen termes des habiletés à communiquer. Les premières années voient émerger
chronologiquement chez l’enfant des compétences sur les plans phonético-phonologiques,
lexicaux et morphosyntaxiques. Il est possible de rendre compte de l’ordre observé : la
maîtrise croissante du contrôle articulatoire favorise par exemple un développement et une
diversification du répertoire lexical. De même, à partir d’une certaine quantité de
vocabulaire, l’enfant entre dans la combinaison des unités linguistiques et développe les
aspects morpho-syntaxiques de sa langue maternelle. L’étude du développement de la
communication ne saurait ignorer non plus sa composante gestuelle : tous les enfants
utilisent certains gestes à la place des mots.
L’ontogenèse a souvent été proposée comme une source de renseignements sur la
phylogenèse en vertu du fameux principe selon lequel l’ontogenèse récapitulerait la
phylogenèse. Cependant, la validité de ce principe proposé initialement dans un domaine
spécifique (embryologie) est actuellement discutée dans ses applications à d’autres
domaines.
Le premier objectif de cette conférence est de rassembler des chercheurs travaillant sur le
développement de la production phonético-phonologique, lexicale et morpho-syntaxique
avant trois ans. La production pourra inclure également les gestes.
Le deuxième objectif sera d’évaluer si et dans quelle mesure le langage est un domaine
auquel ce principe peut s’appliquer. Dans cette discussion, nous sollicitons la contribution de
chercheurs s’intéressant à la question des similarités et des différences entre l’émergence
du langage chez l’enfant et chez les premiers hominidés.


Thèmes

* Comparaisons entre ontogenèse et phylogenèse,
* Développement du langage avant 3 ans : phonétique, phonologie, sémantique lexicale,
morphosyntaxe,
* Média de communication (gestes et oral),
* Comparaisons à travers les langues et à travers les espèces

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COMITÉ D’ORGANISATION
Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage (CNRS & Université Lyon2)
Linda Brendlin
Florence Chenu
Christophe Coupé
Christophe Dos Santos
Frédérique Gayraud
Sophie Kern
Egidio Marsico
Laetitia Savot

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COMITÉ SCIENTIFIQUE
Barbara Davis
Michèle Guidetti
Harriet Jisa
Aylin Küntay
Thierry Nazzi
Yvan Rose
Michael Studdert-Kennedy
Pascal Zesiger

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CALENDRIER
* 3 avril 2005 : date limite de l’envoi des résumés
Les participants intéressés sont invités à envoyer en 3 exemplaires :
1)
- le titre de la présentation
- les noms et affiliations du/des auteurs
- les coordonnées électroniques
- 3 mots-clés
- un résumé en deux pages maximum (références incluses)

2) un document séparé comprenant :
- le titre de la présentation
- les noms et affiliations du/des auteurs
- les coordonnées postales et électroniques
- type de materiel souhaitée pour la présentation orale : vidéoprojecteur, rétroprojecteur,
projecteur de diapos, autres.
Format RTF: Times, 12 points, interligne 1,5

au :
Comité d'organisation du colloque « ELA 2005 »
Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage
ISH
14, Avenue Berthelot
69363 Lyon
France
Les envois peuvent également être adressés par e-mail à :
ddl-ela2005ddl.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr

* 1 july 2005 : réception de la notification de l’acceptation de la communication. En fonction
de la structure du programme, la communication sera acceptée en tant que présentation
orale (20 minutes + 10 minutes de question) ou en tant que communication affichée.

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INSCRIPTIONS
Avant 30 septembre 2005
Chercheurs, enseignants/chercheurs : 150 euros
Etudiants : 70 euros
Après 30 septembre 2005
Chercheurs, enseignants/chercheurs : 170 euros
Etudiants : 90 euros

Les droits d’inscription comprennent : l’accès au colloque, le programme, les actes, les
pauses cafés, la visite de Lyon, le banquet/croisière.
(le mode de paiement sera spécifié dans une troisième circulaire aux conférenciers retenus)

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Pour toutes informations complémentaires :

Colloque ELA2005
Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage
Institut des Sciences de l’Homme
14, avenue Berthelot
69363 Lyon Cedex 07
France

tél : +33 (0)4-72-72-64-62
fax : +33 (0)4-72-72-65-90
e-mail : ddl-ela2005ddl.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr
internet : www.ddl.ela2005.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr



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