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LINGUIST List 17.1221

Sat Apr 22 2006

Calls: General Ling/Ireland;Socioling/Canada

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        1.    Peter Kuehnlein, Constraints in Discourse 2006
        2.    Shelley Tulloch, Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association Conference/Colloque Annuel de l’association de Linguistique des Provinces Atlantiques 2006


Message 1: Constraints in Discourse 2006
Date: 20-Apr-2006
From: Peter Kuehnlein <puni-bielefeld.de>
Subject: Constraints in Discourse 2006



Full Title: Constraints in Discourse 2006
Short Title: CID06

Date: 07-Jul-2006 - 09-Jul-2006
Location: Maynooth, Ireland
Contact Person: Peter Kuehnlein
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.constraints-in-discourse.org/cid06

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-May-2006

Meeting Description:

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for presenting recent research on constraints in discourse. The target areas include the recognition of discourse structure as well as the interpretation and generation of discourse in a broad variety of domains.

Workshop on Constraints in Discourse

http://www.constraints-in-discourse.org/cid06

This is the second in a series of workshops entitled ''Constraints in
Discourse''.

For a many years, the development of precise frameworks of discourse
interpretation has been hampered by the lack of a deeper understanding
of the dependencies between different discourse units. The past 15
years have seen a considerable advance in this field. A number of
strong constraints have been proposed that restrict the sequencing and
attaching of segments at various descriptive levels, as well as the
interpretation of their interrelations. Last year's workshop CID2005 in
Dortmund revealed a number of issues that still have to be clarified
and worked upon. Most relevant topics turned out to be:
- the necessity to have a look at intonation and discourse structure
more closely;
- the question of formal properties of discourse structure (tree-like
or graph-like etc.);
- the question of (psychological, social or linguistic) reality of
constraints;
- the interface between utterance-level and discourse-level analysis;
- and the empirical foundation and availability of corpus
annotation of constraints.

The goal of this series of workshops is to provide a forum for
presenting recent research on constraints in discourse. The target
areas include the recognition of discourse structure as well as the
interpretation and generation of discourse in a broad variety of
domains. The workshop offers a forum for researchers from diverse
formal approaches, including but not limited to:
- Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST)
- Segmented Discourse Representation Theory (SDRT)
- Tree Adjoining Grammars
- Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG)
- The QUD Modell
- Plan Based Reasoning
- Abductive Reasoning
- Gricean Pragmatics
- Speech Act Theory

We invite talks that further our theoretical understanding of
the role of constraints in discourse, as well as empirical studies
that shed light on their empirical validity. The conference is explicitly
intended for discussion and comparison of theoretical
accounts that lay the ground for applications. It is not intended as a
platform for system demonstrations. Specific topics might relate to
- Anaphora Resolution
- Co-reference
- Dialogical vs. Monological Discourse
- Questions and Answers
- Lexicon and Discourse Relations
- Cognitive Modeling
- Underspecification and Nonmonotonic Inferences
etc.

The organisers are planning to publish a selection of the results of
the workshop either as a special issue of a journal or as a book.

Publication (and workshop) language is English

The workshop is endorsed by SIGdial, the Special Interest Group on
Discourse and Dialogue, and SIGsem, the Special Interest Group on
Semantics, of ACL.

Invited Speakers

Barbara Kaup, Technical University Berlin
Alex Lascarides, University of Edinburgh
Jerry Hobbs, University of Southern California
Candace Sidner, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs

Paper Submission

Researchers interested in contributing a paper to the workshop are
invited to submit an abstract that spans not more than 3 pages in PDF or PS
(single column, 10pt font size, a4 paper, including a bibliography)
using the form at the workshop website
(http://www.constraints-in-discourse.org/cid06). Reviews will be done
blindly; the abstracts may accordingly not include explicit hints that
allow the identification of the authors (such as ''in paper (...) we
show that'').

Important Dates

Deadline for Submissions: 1 May, 2006
Notification of Acceptance: 1 June, 2006
Final Abstracts due: 22 June, 2006
Conference: 7-9 July, 2006

Program Committee

Anton Benz, University of Southern Denmark, Kolding
Markus Egg, Rijksuniversiteit. Groningen, Netherlands
John Harpur, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Jerry Hobbs, University of Southern California
Peter Kuehnlein, University of Bielefeld, Germany
Alex Lascarides, University of Edinburgh, UK
Barbara Kaup, Technical University Berlin, Germany
Gisela Redeker, Rijksuniversiteit, Groningen, Netherlands
Ivan Sag, Stanford University, USA
Candace Sidner, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, USA

Organisation

Organisation Committee:
Candace Sidner, Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, USA (Chair)
Anton Benz, University of Southern Denmark, Kolding
John Harpur, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Peter Kuehnlein, University of Bielefeld, Germany

Local Organisation:
John Harpur, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Coordinates

The workshop will take place from 7-9 July, 2006. It will be hosted by
the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM). Maynooth is
situated 15 miles from Dublin in the heart of the Kildare countryside,
and is well served by motorway, rail and bus links. County Kildare is
on Dublin's doorstep and is in close proximity to Dublin Airport and
Seaport as well as Dun Laoghaire Harbour. It is also only a couple of
hours drive from most parts of Ireland.

Fees

Fees (including coffee breaks and lunch) are

Participants from Academia: EUR 100
Participants from commercial enterprises: EUR 200



Message 2: Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association Conference/Colloque Annuel de l’association de Linguistique des Provinces Atlantiques 2006
Date: 20-Apr-2006
From: Shelley Tulloch <shelley.tullochsmu.ca>
Subject: Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association Conference/Colloque Annuel de l’association de Linguistique des Provinces Atlantiques 2006



Full Title: Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association Conference/Colloque annuel de l’association de linguistique des provinces atlantiques 2006
Short Title: APLA/ALPA 2006

Date: 03-Nov-2006 - 04-Nov-2006
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Contact Person: Elissa Asp
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 08-Sep-2006

Meeting Description:

[francais suivra]

The Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association Conference 2006 will focus on the characteristic ways that language is used in particular communities as well as aspects of linguistic communities in contact. Papers on other linguistic themes are also welcome.

Le Colloque annuel de l’association de linguistique des provinces atlantiques 2006 portera sur des usages caractéristiques de la langue au sein des communautés linguistiques, aussi bien que sur les différents aspects du contact entre ces communautés. Nous acceptons également les propositions de communication sur d’autres sujets linguistiques.

[français suivra]

CALL FOR PAPERS
Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association Conference
Saint Mary's University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
November 3 & 4, 2006

Conference Theme: Linguistic Communities

Community is the framework within which languages, and specific ways of using them, are acquired, developed, and practiced. Speakers often value and use social and regional varieties or minority languages as a way of acting out solidarity and belonging. Contact between linguistic communities can lead to changes in speech varieties and the contexts in which they are used.

Papers are invited that look at the characteristic ways that language is used in particular communities as well as papers that examine aspects of linguistic communities in contact:
- How is communication achieved within and across community boundaries?
- How does contact between communities influence in-group communication?
- How does use of language create and maintain group boundaries?
- How does bilingualism/bidialectalism allow individuals to cross boundaries?
- What are the characteristics and functions of varieties in bilingual speech communities?
- Which factors contribute to the spread or decline of certain speech communities?

Keynote Speaker: Jean Briggs, Memorial University, Newfoundland
''Language Dead or Alive: What's in a Dictionary?''

We welcome proposals, in English or French, for papers relating to the conference theme and/or any other topic in linguistics. Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit. Papers are of 30 minutes duration (allow 20 minutes for presentation and 10 for discussion).

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length, excluding title and references. In a separate section, please list your paper title, name, affiliation (indicate if you are a student), your current
mailing and electronic address, your phone and fax numbers, and any audiovisual equipment that will be needed for your presentation. Please submit abstracts via email as separate attachments (MSWord, WordPerfect or Rich Text Format).

All presenters must be members of the Association. The annual membership fee of $25 ($10 for students) may be paid at the conference. The registration fee for the conference is $50 ($15 for students).

Please send this information by e-mail to:
Elissa Asp, Associate Professor of Linguistics and English, Saint Mary's University
elissa.aspsmu.ca
Phone (902) 420-5717 Fax (902) 420-5110

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: SEPTEMBER 8, 2006

APPEL À COMMUNICATIONS
Colloque annuel de l'association de linguistique des provinces atlantiques
Saint Mary's University
Halifax, Nouvelle-Ecosse, Canada
les 3 et 4 novembre 2006

Thème du colloque : Les communautés linguistiques

La communauté est le cadre dans lequel se développe, s'acquiert et se pratique une langue et ses usages. Les personnes qui parlent une variété régionale ou sociale, ou une langue minoritaire, sont souvent très attachées à celle-ci, qu'elles utilisent aux fins de démontrer leur solidarité et leur appartenance. Les contacts entre communautés linguistiques peuvent mener à des changements dans les variétés de langue et dans les contextes dans lesquels celles-ci s'utilisent.

Nous invitons les communications portant sur les usages caractéristiques de la langue au sein des communautés linguistiques, aussi bien que sur les différents aspects du contact entre ces communautés :
- Comment s'effectue la communication, à la fois à l'intérieur des frontières communautaires et au travers de celles-ci ?
- Comment le contact entre communautés influence-t-il la communication à l'intérieur du groupe ?
- Quel est le rôle de l'usage linguistique dans la création et le maintien des frontières entre groupes ?
- Comment le bilinguisme ou le bidialectalisme permet-il aux individus de franchir ces frontières ?
- Quelles sont les caractéristiques et les fonctions des variétés en usage dans les communautés bilingues ?
- Quels sont les facteurs qui contribuent à l'expansion ou au déclin de certaines communautés linguistiques ?

Conférencière invitée: Jean Briggs, Memorial University, Newfoundland
'La langue, morte ou vive : Que trouve-t-on dans un dictionnaire ?'

Nous acceptons les propositions de communication, en français ou en anglais, sur le thème du colloque mais aussi sur d'autres sujets linguistiques. Nous encourageons tout spécialement les étudiants gradués à soumettre leurs propositions. Les communications seront d'une durée maximum de 30 minutes (20 minutes de présentation et 10 minutes de discussion).

Les résumés ne doivent pas dépasser 300 mots, sans compter le titre et les références. Sur feuillet séparé, veuillez indiquer le titre de votre communication, vos nom et affiliation (mentionnez si vous êtes étudiant(e)), vos adresses courrier et courriel, et vos numéros de téléphone et de télécopie, ainsi que le matériel audio-visuel dont vous aurez besoin. Veuillez soumettre votre résumé par courriel, comme pièce jointe (MS Word, WordPerfect ou RTF).

Toutes les personnes présentant des communications doivent être membres de l'Association. La cotisation annuelle est de 25$ (CAN) (10$ pour les étudiant(e)s) et peut être payée sur place. Les frais d'inscription au colloque seront de 50$ (15$ pour les étudiant(e)s).

Veuillez transmettre tous ces renseignements par courriel à : Elissa Asp, Professeure associée de linguistique et d'anglais, Saint Mary's University elissa.aspsmu.ca
Téléphone (902) 420-5717 Télécopie (902) 420-5110

DATE LIMITE POUR ENVOYER LES PROPOSITIONS : LE 8 SEPTEMBRE 2006



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