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LINGUIST List 17.2022

Tue Jul 11 2006

Calls: Ling Theories/Germany; General Ling/Tawian

Editor for this issue: Dan Parker <danlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Petra Burkhardt, DGfS Workshop: Experimental Evidence for Minimal Structure
        2.    Shu-Chuan Tseng, International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech

Message 1: DGfS Workshop: Experimental Evidence for Minimal Structure
Date: 10-Jul-2006
From: Petra Burkhardt <petra.burkhardtstaff.uni-marburg.de>
Subject: DGfS Workshop: Experimental Evidence for Minimal Structure

Full Title: DGfS Workshop: Experimental Evidence for Minimal Structure

Date: 28-Feb-2007 - 02-Mar-2007
Location: Siegen, Germany
Contact Person: Petra, Ulrike Burkhardt, Janssen
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2006

Meeting Description:

The purpose of the workshop is to present and discuss evidence for minimal structure from current psycho- and neurolinguistic research. The workshop will take place as part of the Annual Conference of the German Linguistics Society (DGfS): http://www.dgfs.de/cgi-bin/dgfs.pl/tagung

Second Call for Workshop: Experimental evidence for minimal structure

In the past decade, the notion of minimality has received a lot of attention in various linguistic domains. For instance, minimal structure plays a prominent role in syntactic theory where a crucial assumption is that phrase structure building processes follow principles of minimality. In analogy, recent morphological approaches have proposed that inflectional systems can be captured by a minimal set of morphosyntactic categories and features. In phonology, but also in other linguistic domains, optimality-theoretic analyses have been adopted to account for the occurrence of the optimal (unmarked) surface form.

It has further been proposed that principles of minimal structure are reflected in language processing and our workshop therefore aims at linking theoretical claims with experimental findings. We invite presentations from all linguistic domains (including phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics) that provide psycho- and neurolinguistic evidence for the validity of minimal structures. In this respect, we also invite presentations that address conflict resolution strategies that are required in cases where minimal structures from two (or more) domains clash and where as a result, the output has to violate the minimality priniciple of one of the subdomains.

Presentations will be 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion. Workshop language will be English.

Workshop organizers:
Petra Burkhardt, Department of Germanic Linguistics, University of Marburg
Ulrike Janssen, Department of Germanic Linguistics, University of Marburg

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

Please submit an abstract (500 words maximum, including references) and include the following information:
(a) Title of the paper
(b) Name of the author(s)
(c) Affiliation(s)
(d) e-mail address(es)

Send your submissions to: petra(dot)burkhardt(at)staff(dot)uni-marburg(dot)de

July 31, 2006: deadline for abstracts
September 01, 2006: notification of acceptance
February 28 - March 02, 2007: workshop in Siegen

Message 2: International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech
Date: 10-Jul-2006
From: Shu-Chuan Tseng <tsengscgate.sinica.edu.tw>
Subject: International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech

Full Title: International Symposium on Linguistic Patterns in Spontaneous Speech
Short Title: LPSS 2006

Date: 16-Nov-2006 - 17-Nov-2006
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
Contact Person: Shu-Chuan Tseng
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.lpss.sinica.edu.tw

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2006

Meeting Description:

This symposium will focus on research results on the processing, analysis and understanding of the linguistic characteristics of spontaneous speech. And it will also provide an excellent opportunity for linguists, speech engineers, and practitioners of natural language processing and system developers to share with each other the latest thinking and results on spontaneous speech. With no restriction on the languages under investigation, we are interested in contributions concerned with phenomena in all languages. Invited speakers of the symposium are Dafydd Gibbon, Kikuo Maekawa and Elizabeth Shriberg.

For further details about this symposium, please visit our website at http://www.lpss.sinica.edu.tw.

We are looking for papers on the following topics:
- Corpora of spontaneous speech
- Linguistic analyses on spontaneous speech
- Characteristics of disfluency in spontaneous speech
- Understanding spontaneous speech in dialogue systems
- Automatic speech recognition of spontaneous speech
- Automatic or manual labelling of spontaneous speech data and
- Any other topics related to spontaneous speech

Important dates:
Deadline for full-paper submission July 31, 2006
Acceptance notification to authors September 15, 2006
Deadline for camera-ready paper October 15, 2006
Symposium dates November 17-18, 2006

Invited speakers:
Dafydd Gibbon Universit├Ąt Bielefeld
Kikuo Maekawa National Institute for Japanese Language
Elizabeth Shriberg SRI and ICSI

Shu-Chuan Tseng

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