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LINGUIST List 17.522

Thu Feb 16 2006

Calls: Applied Ling/Singapore;Syntax/Bulgaria

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        1.    Makoto Takeda, The 2nd CLS International Conference
        2.    Jan-Philipp Soehn, 13th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar


Message 1: The 2nd CLS International Conference
Date: 16-Feb-2006
From: Makoto Takeda <clasic2006nus.edu.sg>
Subject: The 2nd CLS International Conference



Full Title: The Second CLS International Conference
Short Title: CLaSIC 2006

Date: 07-Dec-2006 - 09-Dec-2006
Location: Singapore, Singapore
Contact Person: Titima Suthiwan (Chairperson)
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cls/clasic2006/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition

Call Deadline: 31-May-2006

Meeting Description:

CLaSIC organised by the Centre for Language Studies, National University of Singapore aims at bringing together academics, researchers and professionals from Asia and beyond for a productive and rewarding exchange of insights, experiences, views and perspectives on current and future developments in foreign language teaching and learning.

The Centre for Language Studies(CLS), National University of Singapore(NUS) is pleased to announce the Second CLS International Conference (CLaSIC 2006) to be held from 7-9 December 2006 at Holiday Inn Atrium Singapore, which is a 4 star hotel located near city area in Singapore. The theme of the conference is:

''Processes and Process-Orientation in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning''

We would like to invite you and your colleagues to participate in this conference and to present papers on the sub-themes listed in the Call for the Papers below. We would be most grateful if you could circulate information about the conference within your institution and enclose a PDF copy of the conference brochure for this purpose. If you require more information, please feel free to write to us at the addresses given below.

Call for Papers

The CLS invites submissions for Papers and Poster Presentations on one of the following sub-themes:

- Foreign Language Teaching Methodologies
- Innovations in Language Teaching
- ICT, Multimedia and Foreign Language Learning
- Syllabus Design and Curriculum Development
- Teacher Education and Professional Development
- Theories in Second Language Acquisition
- Linguistics Theories and Language Learning

Other topics may also be considered though preference will be given to the above.

Presentation proposals can be submitted online at the following URL, latest by 31 May 2006:

http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/cls/clasic2006/

Alternatively, you can send your proposal to the corresponding address below. Please state in your submission 1) the sub-theme to which your presentation is related and include 2) an abstract of between 150-200 words and 3) brief biodata of not more than 50 words. On-line submissions are preferred. The language medium for all presentations at the conference is English.

The Secretary
CLaSIC 2006 Organising Committee
Centre for Language Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
National University of Singapore
Block AS4, 02-05, 9 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
Fax (65) 6777 7736
e-mail: clasic2006nus.edu.sg



Message 2: 13th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
Date: 15-Feb-2006
From: Jan-Philipp Soehn <jp.soehnuni-tuebingen.de>
Subject: 13th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar



Full Title: 13th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
Short Title: HPSG 2006

Date: 24-Jul-2006 - 27-Jul-2006
Location: Varna, Bulgaria
Contact Person: Jan-Philipp Soehn
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.bultreebank.org/HPSG06/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Description; Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Phonology; Pragmatics; Semantics; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Mar-2006

Meeting Description:

HPSG 2006
The 13th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar

Varna, Bulgaria
July 24 - 27, 2006

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

HPSG 2006
The 13th International Conference on
Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar

Varna, Bulgaria
July 24 - 27, 2006

Conference website: http://www.bultreebank.org/HPSG06/


The 13th International Conference on HPSG will take place in Varna on
July 24 -27, 2006, hosted by the Linguistic Modelling Laboratory, IPP,
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
The conference will include some tutorials (July 24, tba)
and a workshop on ''Regularity and Irregularity in Grammar and Language'' (July 25).

INVITED SPEAKERS

Workshop:
Frank van Eynde (Leuven)

Main conference:
Stefan Mueller (Bremen)
Shravan Vasishth (Potsdam)

MAIN CONFERENCE
July 26 - 27

Abstracts are solicited for 20 minute presentations (followed by 10
minutes of discussion) which address linguistic, foundational, or
computational issues relating to the framework of Head-Driven Phrase
Structure Grammar.

WORKSHOP
''Regularity and Irregularity in Grammar and Language''
(announcement)
July 25

The workshops associated with HPSG conferences typically address topics
that are relevant to any grammatical framework. Contributions to the
workshop from other frameworks are as welcome as abstract submissions
from the HPSG community!

The relationship between regularity and irregularity in language has
always been a central research theme in linguistic theorizing.
Contemporary grammatical frameworks in the generative tradition are no
exception in this regard, with research dating back at least as far as
George Lakoff's 1966 dissertation.

Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar is particularly well-suited to
address such issues, due to its lexicalist orientation and to its
extensive use of types and inheritance hierarchies. Consequently,
HPSG researchers have made significant contributions to the study of
regularity and irregularity in the areas of morphology, syntax and
semantics. To name only a few examples:

morphology and morphology-syntax interface: Flickinger's dissertation
on lexical rules and the structure of the lexicon (Flickinger 1987);
Nerbonne and Krieger's work on the organization of the lexicon and on
inflectional morphology (Nerbonne and Krieger 1993); Riehemann's
corpus-based study of derivational morphology (Riehemann 1998);
Malouf's constructional approach to English gerunds.

syntax and syntax-semantics interface: Przepiorkowski's account of
case assigmnment in Polish (Przepiorkowski 1999); Sag's papers on
assignment rules and exceptions in the English auxiliary system (Sag 2001);
Ginzburg and Sag's constructional approach to the syntax and semantics
of questions (Ginzburg and Sag 2001).

semantics: research on licensing of special elements, including idioms
(Riehemann 2001, Soehn 2006), n-words and negative polarity items
(Przepiorkowski and Kupsc 1999; Sailer/Richter 1999; De Swart and Sag
2002).

We invite contributions that address issues related to the above
research topics, that discuss theoretical issues in the treatment of
regularity and irregularity in language, or that present empirical
studies that pose interesting challenges to existing accounts.

The format of submission and the deadlines for the workshop will be
identical to that of the main conference.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

For both the main conference and the workshop, we invite E-MAIL
submissions of abstracts for presentations which should consist of two
parts:

1. a separate information page in plain text format, containing
- author name(s)
- affiliation(s)
- e-mail and postal address(es)
- title of paper

2. an extended abstract of not more than 5 (five) pages, including all
figures and references. Abstracts should be in PDF format.

We use an online subscription system. All abstracts should be
submitted via http://www.easychair.org/HPSG2006
(If you have any questions: jp.soehnuni-tuebingen.de).

Abstracts for the main conference should mention 'HPSG-06' and
abstracts for the workshop should mention 'Workshop-06' in the
subject line. All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least
two reviewers. Authors are asked to avoid self-references in the
abstracts.

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract submission deadline: March 15, 2006
Notification of acceptance: May 15, 2005
Tutorial, Workshop, and Conference: July 24 - 27, 2006

PUBLICATION

The proceedings of the conference will be published on-line by CSLI
publications. A call for papers for contributions will be issued after
the conference. On-line proceedings of previous conferences are
available at http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/HPSG/''>http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/HPSG/

PROGRAM COMMITTEE for the CONFERENCE

Anne Abeille (Paris)
Raul Aranovich (Davis)
Emily Bender (Washington)
Gosse Bouma (Groningen)
Antonio Branco (Lisbon)
Chan Chung (Dongseo)
Ann Copestake (Stanford)
Berthold Crysmann (Saarbruecken)
Elisabeth Engdahl (Goeteborg)
Anna Feldman (Ohio)
Dan Flickinger (Stanford)
Howard Gregory (Goettingen)
Daniele Godard (Paris)
Erhard Hinrichs (Tuebingen, chair)
Jong-Bok Kim (Kyung Hee)
Valia Kordoni (Saarbruecken)
Ania Kupsc (Nancy)
Shalom Lappin (London)
Robert Levine (Ohio)
Stefan Mueller (Bremen)
Tsuneko Nakazawa (Tokyo)
Petya Osenova (Sofia)
Gerald Penn (Toronto)
Luisa Sadler (Essex)
Ivan Sag (Stanford)
Manfred Sailer (Goettingen)
Gautam Sengupta (Hyderabad)
Jan-Philipp Soehn (Tuebingen, chair)
Jesse Tseng (Nancy)
Nathan Vaillette (Amherst)
Stephen Wechsler (Austin)
Eun-Jung Yoo (Seoul)
Larisa Zlatic (Austin)


LOCAL ORGANIZATION

Chair: Kiril Simov (Sofia)


FURTHER INFORMATION

local organization: Kiril Simov and Petya Osenova

programm and submissions: Jan-Philipp Soehn

conference web site: http://www.bultreebank.org/HPSG06/

submission web site: http://www.easychair.org/HPSG2006/





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