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Mon Feb 20 2006

Calls: Ling Theories/Germany;General Ling/Netherlands

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        1.    Stefan Evert, Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics 2
        2.    Berit Gehrke, Synax and Semantics of Spatial P


Message 1: Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics 2
Date: 20-Feb-2006
From: Stefan Evert <stefan.evertuos.de>
Subject: Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics 2



Full Title: Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics 2
Short Title: QITL-2

Date: 01-Jun-2006 - 02-Jun-2006
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Contact Person: Stefan Evert
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.cogsci.uos.de/~qitl/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories

Call Deadline: 24-Feb-2006

Meeting Description:

The second conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL-2) will be hosted in June 2006 by the Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück, Germany.

Invited speakers: Tom Wasow (Stanford), Suzanne Stevenson (Toronto)

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS:

Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics 2 (QITL-2)
1-2 June 2006
Osnabrueck, Germany

http://www.cogsci.uos.de/~qitl/

-Call deadline: Friday, 24 February 2006

Invited speakers:

Tom Wasow, Stanford
Suzanne Stevenson, Toronto
Burghard Rieger, Trier


Traditionally, theoretical linguistic investigation and quantitative
methodologies have been antithetical. But this has been changing rapidly
in recent years, with an increasing recognition of the role that
quantitative methods can play in the investigation of the structure of
the human language faculty. As at the first QITL meeting (Osnabrueck
2002), we would like to bring together researchers from theoretical,
computational, quantitative and psycholinguistics who are interested in
applying quantitative methods to theoretical issues in language to share
their work.

We invite researchers engaged in quantitative investigations of
theoretical linguistic questions to submit abstracts for 30-minute talks
(plus 10 minutes of discussion). The focus should be on a question of
linguistic interest, which may be approached either from a more
theoretical or a more quantitative perspective. Applications in
computational linguistics may also be of interest if they lead to or
shed light on theoretical questions. Relevant topics include (but are
by no means limited to): models of lexical semantic preferences, rule
productivity, grammar acquisition, and the issues surrounding the use of
the Web as a representative corpus.

Abstracts should be 2-3 pages long, including figures, tables and
references (this corresponds to approx. 1000-1500 words). Electronic
submission by e-mail to qitluos.de is strongly preferred (PDF,
PostScript, RTF).

Important dates:

24 February 2006 - Deadline for abstracts
31 March 2006 - Notification of acceptance
1-2 June 2006 - Conference

Programme Committee:

Harald Baayen, Nijmegen
Marco Baroni, Forli`
Matthew Crocker, Saarbruecken
Walter Daelemans, Antwerp & Tilburg
Anette Frank, DFKI Saarbruecken
Stefan Th. Gries, Santa Barbara
Brigitte Krenn, OFAI Vienna
Jonas Kuhn, Austin & Saarbruecken
Roger Levy, Edinburgh
Anke Luedeling, Berlin
Detmar Meurers, Columbus
Philip Miller, Lille

Organising Committee:

Computational Linguistics Group
(P. Bosch, S. Evert, G. Katz, P. Reuter, B. Schrader, C. Umbach)
Institute of Cognitive Science
University of Osnabrueck


Further information:

More information (including abstracts of talks given at QITL-1) can be
found on the conference Web site: http://www.cogsci.uos.de/~qitl/

If you have any questions, please contact Stefan Evert
(stefan.evertuos.de).



Message 2: Synax and Semantics of Spatial P
Date: 20-Feb-2006
From: Berit Gehrke <berit.gehrkelet.uu.nl>
Subject: Synax and Semantics of Spatial P



Full Title: Synax and Semantics of Spatial P

Date: 02-Jun-2006 - 04-Jun-2006
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Contact Person: Berit Gehrke
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.let.uu.nl/~Berit.Gehrke/personal/Pconference

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 06-Mar-2006

Meeting Description:

The conference Syntax and Semantics of Spatial P is organized by UiL OTS, Utrecht University. The conference will be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands from June 2nd to 4th, 2006. We invite abstracts for 40-minute talks with an additional 20-minute discussion.

Invited speakers
Marcel den Dikken (CUNY)
Raffaella Folli (University of Ulster)
Vivienne Fong (University of Stanford)
Marcus Kracht (UCLA)
Peter Svenonius (University of Tromsø)
Joost Zwarts (Radboud University, Nijmegen)

The main aim of this conference is to stimulate discussion about the category P in a broad sense (prepositions, postpositions, circumpositions, particles, prefixes) from various linguistic perspectives. Prepositions might seem like minor elements but at a closer look they are at the core of human expressions of space, motion, time and thus play a central role in human language and linguistics. Since the spatial meaning is one of the most studied domains in the category of P and it is the main topic of the conference, the general research question to be addressed is in what ways our knowledge of space is expressed linguistically in the domain of Ps. That is, what is at the basis of our linguistic expression of space? We welcome abstracts addressing syntactic and semantic issues of the spatial domain. The submission of work in progress is highly encouraged.

Submission details
-Abstracts are invited for 40-minute talks with an additional 20-minute discussion.
-Anonymous abstracts must be sent as attached files (in either Word or PDF format) to both of the following e-mail addresses:

Jakub.Dotlacillet.uu.nl
Berit.Gehrkelet.uu.nl

The body of the message should include: name, title, affiliation, and e-mail. The subject of the message should include ''abstract P conference''.

Abstracts must be sent by March 6th, 2006 and may be at most two pages long including examples and possibly references (measured on A4 sheet with one-inch margins) and typed in at least 12-point font.

Upon acceptance, authors will be requested to send an extended abstract of (maximally) 5 pages length.

Furthermore, there is the possibility to submit electronic posters. These will be published on the conference's website prior to event and are to be used as potential sources of discussion during the conference. Electronic documents of maximally 5 pages can be submitted and will undergo a light reviewing process. Even though authors of accepted poster will not be eligible for presentation we encourage them to participate in the conference. The deadline for poster submission is May 15th, 2006.

Finally, we are looking into the possibility of publishing selected papers in proceedings.

More information (e.g. concerning possible topics) can be found on:
http://www.let.uu.nl/~Berit.Gehrke/personal/Pconference

Scientific Board
Norbert Corver (UiL OTS, Utrecht University)
Marcel den Dikken (CUNY)
Raffaella Folli (University of Ulster)
Vivienne Fong (University of Stanford)
Marcus Kracht (UCLA)
Eric Reuland (UiL OTS, Utrecht University)
Peter Svenonius (University of Tromsø)
Henriëtte de Swart (UiL OTS, Utrecht University)
Yoad Winter (Technion, Haifa)
Joost Zwarts (Radboud University, Nijmegen)

Organizing committee
Anna Asbury, Jakub Dotlacil, Berit Gehrke, Øystein Nilsen, Rick Nouwen

Important dates
Deadline for abstracts: March 6th, 2006
Notification of acceptance: April 10th, 2006
Extended abstracts & electronic posters due: May 15th, 2006
Conference: June 2nd - 4th, 2006





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