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LINGUIST List 17.412

Tue Feb 07 2006

Calls: J of Language and Computation/Computational Ling

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Manfred Sailer, Journal of Language and Computation

Message 1: Journal of Language and Computation
Date: 07-Feb-2006
From: Manfred Sailer <manfred.sailerphil.uni-goettingen.de>
Subject: Journal of Language and Computation

Full Title: Journal of Language and Computation

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2006

Second Call for Papers for:

ROLC, Special Issue:

Empirical Challenges and Analytical Alternatives to Strict Compositionality

Journal of Research on Language and Computation

Guest Editors: Frank Richter, Manfred Sailer

The Workshop Empirical Challenges and Analytical Alternatives to Strict
Compositionality at ESSLLI'05 in Edinburgh brought together linguists
working in different grammatical frameworks to discuss current issues of
compositionality in semantics. The special issue of the Journal of Research
on Language and Computation is planned as a follow-up to this workshop.


Compositionality has been a key methodological theme in natural language
semantics. Recently, a number of innovative systems for combinatorial
semantics have been proposed which seem not to obey compositionality at
first sight. Such systems are based on unification, underspecification,
linear logic, categorial grammar, variable free semantics, extensions of
Montague Grammar, dynamic semantics, and Tree Adjoining Grammar, to name
the most prominent research areas. The motivation behind these systems is
often computational in nature, but the mechanisms they employ also provide
new insights and analytical alternatives for outstanding problems in the
combinatorial semantics of natural languages. These include scope
ambiguities, multiple exponents of semantic operators, cohesion, ellipsis,
coordination, and modifier attachment ambiguities.

Papers should address the topic of compositionality either from an
empirical or from a logical perspective. We wish to invite papers
discussing linguistic data which pose a challenge to compositionality as
well as papers presenting new mechanisms for defining a compositional
semantics which can address well-known challenges in innovative ways.

Workshop participants are particularly encouraged to develop journal papers
based on their contributions to the proceedings. However, we would also
like to see new submissions of work that was not presented at the workshop.
All papers will be subject to anonymous peer review as arranged by the editors.

Submission Format

Submissions should not exceed 25 pages and should be in LaTeX. Authors are
kindly asked to use the LaTeX package from Springer recommended by the
Journal of Research on Language and Computation. Please use only the
following package (warning: there are outdated versions of this package
available elsewhere on the Internet):

Download the LateX packages for submissions from

If you would like to contribute but have a problem with submitting in
LaTeX, please contact the editors at the email address given below.

Important Dates

Submission deadline: April 30th, 2006
Notification: July 7th, 2006
Deadline for revisions: Sept 1st, 2006

Please send your submissions to Frank Richter at frsfs.uni-tuebingen.de.

Submissions should be received before May 1st, 2006.

Reviewing Committee:

* Sigrid Beck (Tübingen)
* Gosse Bouma (Groningen)
* Markus Egg (Groningen)
* Howard Gregory (Göttingen)
* Fritz Hamm (Tübingen)
* Wilfrid Hodges (London)
* Theo M.V. Janssen (Amsterdam)
* Graham Katz (Osnabrück)
* Albert Ortmann (Düsseldorf)
* Gerald Penn (Toronto)
* Adam Przepiórkowski (Warsaw)
* Mark Steedman (Edinburgh)
* Henriëtte de Swart (Utrecht)
* Zoltán Szabó (Ithaca)
* Thomas Ede Zimmermann (Frankfurt)


For all questions, please contact Frank Richter (frsfs.uni-tuebingen.de)
and consult the web site of this call:


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