LINGUIST List 16.930

Sat Mar 26 2005

Calls: Cognitive Science/Germany; Corpus Ling/Brazil

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        1.    Thora Tenbrink, Workshop on Spatial Language and Dialogue (5th Workshop on Language and Space)
        2.    Shlomo Argamon, SIGIR 2005 Workshop on Stylistic Analysis for Text for Information Access

Message 1: Workshop on Spatial Language and Dialogue (5th Workshop on Language and Space)

Date: 24-Mar-2005
From: Thora Tenbrink <>
Subject: Workshop on Spatial Language and Dialogue (5th Workshop on Language and Space)

Full Title: Workshop on Spatial Language and Dialogue (5th Workshop on Language
and Space)
Short Title: WoSLaD

Date: 23-Oct-2005 - 25-Oct-2005
Location: Delmenhorst, Germany
Contact Person: Thora Tenbrink
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Discourse Analysis

Call Deadline: 15-Jun-2005

Meeting Description:

Research on spatial language comprehension and production has been a hive of
activity over the last few years. For example, a number of recent published
books (both edited and authored) have been dedicated to the topic (e.g., Carlson
& van der Zee, 2005; Coventry & Garrod, 2004; Levinson 2003; van der Zee & Slack
2003). However, in spite of the attention paid to understanding spatial language
understanding, most of the work has focused on monologue in often restricted
situations. Yet there is growing interest in theories of dialogue (e.g., Clark,
1996; Pickering & Garrod, 2004), but thus far not much work has been conducted
using dialogue in the spatial language domain. The purpose of this workshop is
to bring researchers together working on spatial language and dialogue in order
to share what is known about spatial language and dialogue and to facilitate
moving the literature in this direction. We encourage submissions from those
working on spatial language and dialogue, human-human dialogue, human-robot
dialogue and robot-robot dialogue. Each submission should be targeted to issues
of spatial language and dialogue, but a focus on spatial language or dialogue
with pointers towards dialogue/spatial language will also be considered.

Selected papers from the workshop will be published in an edited volume (working
title Spatial Language in Dialogue) in the Oxford University Press Language and
Space series.

Carlson, L. A. & van der Zee, E. (Eds.) (2005). Functional features in language
and space. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Clark, H. H. (1996). Using language. Cambridge Cambridge University Press.
Coventry, K. R. & Garrod, S.C, (2004). Saying, seeing and acting. The
psychological semantics of spatial prepositions. Psychology Press. Hove and New
Pickering, M. & Garrod, S. (2004). Toward a mechanistic psychology of dialogue.
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27, 169-226.
van der Zee, E. & Slack, J. (Eds.), (2003). Representing Direction in Language
and Space. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Kenny Coventry, University of Plymouth, UK
John Bateman, University of Bremen, Germany
Thora Tenbrink, University of Bremen, Germany

Invited speakers:
Martin Pickering, University of Edinburgh, UK
Luc Steels, Free University of Brussels, Belgium
Ipke Wachsmuth, University of Bielefeld, Germany

Organising committee:
Nicholas Asher, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Johan Bos, University of Edinburgh, UK
Laura Carlson, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA
Herb Clark, Stanford University, California, USA (tbc)
Michel Denis, Université de Paris-Sud, Orsay, France (tbc)
Christian Freksa, University of Bremen, Germany
Simon Garrod, University of Glasgow, UK
Christopher Habel, University of Hamburg, Germany
Deb Roy, MIT, USA
Michael Schober, New School for Social Research, New York, USA
Barbara Tversky, Columbia University, USA
Emile van der Zee, University of Lincoln, UK

Important dates
Submissions deadline: 15th June, 2005 for 6-8 page submissions. For submission
requirements and more information about the workshop, please go to

Notification of acceptance by 15th of July (oral paper presentation, poster or

Full papers (drafts of book chapters) due by 9th October.

Venue: Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (Hanse Institute for Advanced Study),
Delmenhorst, Lower Saxony and Bremen, Germany

Message 2: SIGIR 2005 Workshop on Stylistic Analysis for Text for Information Access

Date: 24-Mar-2005
From: Shlomo Argamon <>
Subject: SIGIR 2005 Workshop on Stylistic Analysis for Text for Information Access

Full Title: SIGIR 2005 Workshop on Stylistic Analysis for Text for Information
Short Title: SIGIR-05 SATIA

Date: 19-Aug-2005 - 19-Aug-2005
Location: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Contact Person: Jussi Karlgren
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

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

Call Deadline: 20-May-2005

Meeting Description:


SIGIR 2005 Workshop

August 19, 2005
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

HOW something is expressed, as opposed to WHAT is expressed is a many-faceted
and elusive, yet intuitively important and patent characteristic of human
linguistic expression.

This workshop will discuss issues in the automatic analysis and extraction of
stylistic variation of natural language texts -- especially but not exclusively
addressing concerns related to information access.

Major questions include:

Style in Theory: What is style?

Style in Engineering: How is style analyzable?

Style in Applications: What tasks can stylistic information be
used for?

Style in Research: What tools and resources do you use, and can
we use them too?

We encourage submissions from researchers working on all kinds of style-related

ORGANIZERS: Shlomo Argamon, Jussi Karlgren, Jimi Shanahan

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