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LINGUIST List 17.1081

Mon Apr 10 2006

Calls: Computational Ling/Australia;Socioling/New Zealand

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        1.    Mark Dras, 8th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammar and Related Formalisms
        2.    Jen Hay, New Zealand Language and Society Conference


Message 1: 8th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammar and Related Formalisms
Date: 08-Apr-2006
From: Mark Dras <madrasics.mq.edu.au>
Subject: 8th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammar and Related Formalisms



Full Title: 8th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammar and Related Formalisms
Short Title: TAG+8

Date: 15-Jul-2006 - 16-Jul-2006
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact Person: Timothy Baldwin
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.sfb441.uni-tuebingen.de/TAG+8/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 13-Apr-2006

Meeting Description:

This workshop, the latest in a series that has been running successfully since 1990, aims at bringing together researchers interested in various aspects of the TAG formalism including relations to other grammar formalisms -- this is the reason for the '+' in the workshop's name. In the past, interaction between such formalisms has been productive, leading for example to the development of broad-coverage grammars, and to new insights into properties of different formalisms. Such related formalisms would include minimalist syntax, categorial grammar, dependency grammars, HPSG, LFG, and others which share with TAG general properties such as lexicalization of syntactic structure, a simple notion of local grammatical dependency, or mildly context sensitive generative capacity.

The Eighth International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammar and
Related Formalisms (TAG+8)

endorsed by
The Association for the Mathematics of Language (ACL SigMoL)

!!!!!!!! EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 13 2006 !!!!!!!!

15-16 July 2006
Sydney, Australia

CALL FOR PAPERS

An important subfield of computational linguistics and natural language processing is research that centers around formal machinery for describing language. This covers a wide range of interdisciplinary work in the cognitive science of language, including the mathematical and algorithmic properties of this machinery, the grammatical description of natural language, and the mechanisms of human language use. The results of this research will often drive more applied and empirical areas such as efficient algorithms and models for machine learning.

Tree Adjoining Grammar (TAG) is a prominent formalism in the study of natural language because of its attractive formal properties and its extended domain of locality. TAG has been studied extensively in the last three decades with respect to both its mathematical properties and computational applications, as well as its role in constructing grammatical theories, models of language processing and applications.

This workshop, the latest in a series that has been running successfully since 1990, aims at bringing together researchers interested in various aspects of the TAG formalism including relations to other grammar formalisms -- this is the reason for the ''+'' in the workshop's name. In the past, interaction between such formalisms has been productive, leading for example to the development of broad-coverage grammars, and to new insights into properties of different formalisms. Such related formalisms would include minimalist syntax, categorial grammar, dependency grammars, HPSG, LFG, and others which share with TAG general properties such as lexicalization of syntactic structure, a simple notion of local grammatical dependency, or mildly context sensitive generative capacity.

Submissions

We invite submissions on all aspects of TAG and related systems and
anticipate holding sessions devoted to:

* syntactic and semantic theory
* mathematical properties
* computational and algorithmic studies of parsing, interpretation and generation
* psycholinguistic modeling
* applications to natural language processing

A key goal is thus to deepen knowledge of the formalisms that can be used to describe natural language; the intention is for this workshop to act as a forum for doing this, in the context of an increasing empirical focus in the fields of computational linguistics and natural language processing. Equally, however, it is a goal of the workshop to encourage the connection of formal results to this empirical work.

Anonymous abstracts may be submitted for two sorts of presentations at the workshop: spoken presentations and poster presentations. Poster presentations are particularly appropriate for brief descriptions of specialized implementations, resources under development and work in progress. Regardless of type of submission, abstracts may not exceed two pages in length (not including data, figures and references). All abstracts are to be submitted electronically using the ACL START conference submission system.

The electronic submission website is at
http://www.softconf.com/acl/W15-COLINGACL2006/submit.html.

The workshop website is at http://www.sfb441.uni-tuebingen.de/TAG+8/.

The ACL website is at http://www.acl2006.mq.edu.au/.

Important dates:

* Deadline for submission of abstracts: April 13 2006
* Notification of acceptance: May 9 2006
* Deadline for camera-ready submission: June 6 2006
* Workshop dates: July 15 to 16 2006

Proceedings including full papers for accepted abstracts (including both oral presentations and poster presentations) will be available on-line and at the workshop. In addition, we will explore possibilities for subsequent publication of workshop articles, for example through a special issue of a journal. Organization Local Arrangements Chair

* Mark Dras, Macquarie University

Program Committee

* Tilman Becker (co-chair), DFKI
* Laura Kallmeyer (co-chair), University of Tuebingen
* Srinivas Bangalore, AT&T Research
* Eric de la Clergerie, INRIA
* Dan Flickinger, CSLI, Stanford University
* Robert Frank, Johns Hopkins University
* Akio Fujiyoshi, Ibaraki University
* Claire Gardent, LORIA
* Chung-Hye Han, Simon Fraser University
* Karin Harbusch, University of Koblenz
* Geert-Jan Kruijff, Language Technology Lab, DFKI
* Vincenzo Lombardo, University of Turin
* David McDonald, BBN Technologies
* Martha Palmer, University of Colorado
* Owen Rambow, Columbia University
* Frank Richter, University of Tuebingen
* James Rogers, Earlham College
* Maribel Romero, University of Pennsylvania
* Anoop Sarkar, Simon Fraser University
* Giorgio Satta, University of Padua
* Stuart Shieber, Harvard College
* Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh
* Matthew Stone, Rutgers University
* Yuka Tateisi, University of Tokyo
* David Weir, University of Sussex
* Vijay K. Shanker, University of Delaware
* Naoki Yoshinaga, University of Tokyo

Previous TAG+ meetings have been held at

* Dagstuhl (1990)
* Philadelphia (1992)
* Paris (1994)
* Philadelphia (1998)
* Paris (2000)
* Venice (2002)
* Vancouver (2004)



Message 2: New Zealand Language and Society Conference
Date: 07-Apr-2006
From: Jen Hay <jen.haycanterbury.ac.nz>
Subject: New Zealand Language and Society Conference



Full Title: New Zealand Language and Society Conference

Date: 19-Aug-2006 - 20-Aug-2006
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Contact Person: Jen Hay
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ling.canterbury.ac.nz/LAS2006

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-May-2006

Meeting Description:

The 10th New Zealand Language and Society Conference
August 19th-20th 2006, Christchurch Arts Centre

Plenary Speaker: Gerry Docherty, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

The 10th New Zealand Language and Society Conference
August 19th-20th 2006, Christchurch Arts Centre
Plenary Speaker: Gerry Docherty, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Submissions Due: May 1

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Canterbury is pleased to announce that the 10th New Zealand Language and Society Conference will be held on August 19th-20th 2006 at the Christchurch Arts Centre. The conference will begin with a wine and cheese reception on the evening of August 18th.

We now invite submissions for presentations on all aspects of Language
and Society. Papers presented in the general sessions will be 20
minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions. We particularly encourage student submissions, including presentations of work in progress. There will be a dedicated student session, with papers that are 15 minutes, plus 5 minutes for questions.

Abstracts should be emailed to lingsoccanterbury.ac.nz by May 1 2006. The abstract should be no longer than 400 words, and should be attached to your message in either plain text or pdf form. In the body of your email please list:
- The title of the abstract
- The names and contact details of the author(s)
- Whether you are submitting to the general session or the student session.
- What equipment you require for your presentation (data projector, overhead projector, etc)

Further information regarding the conference is available at http://www.ling.canterbury.ac.nz/LAS2006/

Enquiries can be directed to lingsoccanterbury.ac.nz




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