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LINGUIST List 17.82

Thu Jan 12 2006

Calls: Discourse Analysis/Ireland;Phonology/France

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        1.    Peter Kuehnlein, Constraints in Discourse 2006
        2.    GRENIE Agnes, 2nd Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages


Message 1: Constraints in Discourse 2006
Date: 11-Jan-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): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Linguistic Theories; Neurolinguistics; Philosophy of Language; Phonetics; Phonology; Pragmatics; Psycholinguistics; Semantics; Sociolinguistics; Syntax; Text/Corpus 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
Ivan Sag, Stanford University
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
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 (including coffee breaks and lunch) are:

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



Message 2: 2nd Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages
Date: 11-Jan-2006
From: GRENIE Agnes <abelotel_greniehotmail.com>
Subject: 2nd Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages



Full Title: 2nd Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages
Short Title: TAL2006

Date: 27-Apr-2006 - 29-Apr-2006
Location: La Rochelle, France
Contact Person: Grenie Agnes
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://tal2006.free.fr

Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics; Phonology

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2006

Meeting Description:

CALL FOR PAPERS

The first International Conference on Tonal Aspects of Languages (TAL 2004) held in Beijing in March 2004 was a great success (More than 120 participants from 10 countries). So it was decided that the second TAL conference will be held in France (La Rochelle) in April 27-29, 2006. This Conference will be jointly organised by La Rochelle University and Paris 3 University (Phonetics & Phonology Laboratory, UMR 7018 CNRS). The second Tonal Aspects of Languages conference is a satellite conference of prosody 2006 that will be held in Dresden (Germany) in May 02-05, 2006. The aim of the TAL 2006 conference is to bring together researchers interested in all areas of tone languages. This conference will cover all aspects of speech science, and technology for tone languages and tonal aspects of languages. The conference will include plenary talks by world class experts, round table and parallel oral and poster sessions.

IMPORTANT DATES

Full paper submission deadline: January 31th, 2006

Notification of paper acceptance/rejection: February 15th, 2006

Early registration deadline: February 28th , 2006

Final paper due to: March 31th, 2006





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