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LINGUIST List 17.914

Sun Mar 26 2006

Calls: Semantics/Germany;Anthropological Ling/Argentina

Editor for this issue: Kevin Burrows <kevinlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Raquel Fernandez, Brandial06 (10th Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue Workshop)
        2.    Ana Fernández Garay, Meeting of American Indigenous Languages

Message 1: Brandial06 (10th Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue Workshop)
Date: 22-Mar-2006
From: Raquel Fernandez <raquelling.uni-potsdam.de>
Subject: Brandial06 (10th Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue Workshop)

Full Title: Brandial06 (10th Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue Workshop)
Short Title: Brandial06 (Semdial 10)

Date: 11-Sep-2006 - 13-Sep-2006
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Contact Person: David Schlangen
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.ling.uni-potsdam.de/brandial

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 12-May-2006

Meeting Description:

brandial06, the 10th International Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SEMDIAL10)

[ third call for papers ]



Potsdam (Germany)
September 11-13 2006

brandial06 will be the tenth in a series of workshops that aims to
bring together researchers working on the semantics and pragmatics of
dialogues in fields such as artificial intelligence, formal semantics
and pragmatics, computational linguistics, philosophy, and psychology.
The SemDial conferences are always stimulating and fun, and
Potsdam/Berlin is a great place to visit.


- James Allen (University of Rochester, USA)
- Elisabeth Andre (University of Augsburg, Germany)
- Manfred Krifka (Humboldt University and ZAS, Germany)
- Emanuel Schegloff (University of California LA, USA)


We invite papers on all topics related to the semantics and
pragmatics of dialogues, including, but not limited to:

- models of common ground/mutual belief in communication
- modelling agents' information states and how they get updated
- multi-agent models and turn-taking
- goals, intentions and commitments in communication
- semantic interpretation in dialogues
- reference in dialogues
- ellipsis resolution in dialogues
- dialogue and discourse structure
- interpretation of questions and answers
- nonlinguistic interaction in communication
- natural language understanding and reasoning in spoken dialogue systems
- multimodal dialogue systems
- dialogue management in practical implementations
- categorisation of dialogue moves or speech acts in corpora
- designing and evaluating dialogue systems

For the first time, we will have a special session (one afternoon), on
** Visual Attention and References to the Visual Situation **
separately reviewed and chaired by Massimo Poesio (University of
Essex) and Hannes Rieser (Universitaet Bielefeld). Topics of interest
include (but are not limited to): linguistic and philosophical studies
of deixis; eye-tracking studies of reference resolution in situated
language use; and computational models of deictic references and
reference interpretation. As always, especially encouraged are
interdisciplinary submissions, e.g., providing a sound theoretical
analysis based on solid empirical evidence. The Programme Committe
for this session includes John Kelleher (Dublin Institute of Technology)
and Geert-Jan Kruijff (DFKI, Saarbruecken). More PC members TBA.


Authors should submit an *anonymous* paper of at most 8 pages (for
talks with a duration of 25' plus 10' discussion) via the web-site
(please indicate if you are submitting for the special session). For
the accepted talks, a LaTeX style will be made available for the
preparation of the final version.




Submissions due: May 12th, 2006
Notification: July 3rd, 2006
Final version due: August 4th, 2006
Conference: September 11-13, 2006

There will be a later call for short abstracts describing system demonstrations
and/or ongoing projects relevant to the topics of the workshop, with
submission deadline in July.


Jan Alexandersson (DFKI, Saarbruecken)
Ellen Bard (University of Edinburgh)
Johan Bos (Universita di Roma La Sapienza)
Justine Cassell (Northwestern University)
Matthew Crocker (Universitaet des Saarlandes)
Paul Dekker (University of Amsterdam)
Raquel Fernandez (University of Potsdam)
Simon Garrod (University of Glasgow)
Jonathan Ginzburg (King's College, London)
Pat Healey (Queen Mary University of London)
Rodger Kibble (Goldsmiths University of London)
Alistair Knott (University of Otago)
Joern Kreutel (Semantic Edge and University of Potsdam)
Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova (Universitaet des Saarlandes)
Staffan Larsson (Gothenburg University)
Alex Lascarides (University of Edinburgh)
Oliver Lemon (University of Edinburgh)
Colin Matheson (University of Edinburgh)
Nicolas Maudet (Universite Paris Dauphine)
Philippe Muller (Universite Paul Sabatier)
Yukiko Nakano (RISTEX Japan)
Manfred Pinkal (Universitaet des Saarlandes)
Massimo Poesio (University of Essex)
Matt Purver (CSLI Stanford)
Hannes Rieser (Universitaet Bielefeld)
David Schlangen (Universitaet Potsdam)
Michael Strube (EML Heidelberg)
Takenobu Tokunaga (Tokyo Institute of Technology)
David Traum (ICT, University of Southern California)


The workshop will take place in Potsdam at the ``Neues Palais''
campus at the edge of beautiful Park Sanssouci. The local committee
is chaired by David Schlangen and Raquel Fernandez.

Previous workshops in the SEMDIAL series include:
( see also http://cswww.essex.ac.uk/semdial/ )

MunDial'97 (Munich)
Twendial'98 (Twente)
Amstelogue'99 (Amsterdam)
Gotalog'00 (Gothenburg)
Bidialog'01 (Bielefeld)
EDILOG'02 (Edinburgh)
DIABRUCK'03 (Saarbruecken)
CATALOG'04 (Barcelona)
Dialor'05 (Nancy)

Message 2: Meeting of American Indigenous Languages
Date: 22-Mar-2006
From: Ana Fernández Garay <anafgciudad.com.ar;>
Subject: Meeting of American Indigenous Languages

Full Title: Meeting of American Indigenous Languages
Short Title: ELIA

Date: 15-Jun-2006 - 17-Jun-2006
Location: Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina
Contact Person: Ana Fernandez Garay
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.fchst.unlpam.edu.ar/cartelera/reuniones_cientificas.php

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; History of Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Language Description; Lexicography; Sociolinguistics; Typology

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2006

Meeting Description:

This first Meeting of American Indigenous Languages is an attempt to open a space of discussion on topics related to indigenous language research in Argentina and other Latin American countries. The aim will be to share common ground experience in the diversity of the language studies, and to promote new research lines in the different fields of study related to indenous languages in Latin American. We invite papers dealing with : descriptive linguistics; etnolinguistics; sociolinguistics; bilingual indigenous education; language acquisition; comparative linguistics; historial linguistics; typological studies; lexicography; indigenous literature and any other aspect of American languages.

Dates: The Meeting of American Indigenous Languages (1st ELIA conference) will be held June 15-17, 2006, on the University of La Pampa, Santa Rosa, La Pampa, Argentina.

Deadline: ABSTRACTS MUST BE RECEIVED by Mar. 31, 2006. The program committee will attempt to provide notification of acceptance by April. 31 (by e-mail).

Keynote speaker: Dra. Zarina Estrada Fernández (Sonora University, Mexico); . Dra. Angelita Martínez (UBA, Argentina); Dr. César Fernández ( Comahue University, Argentina); Dra. Cristina Messineo (UBA, Argentina)

Features to note:

Sessions will be in Spanish (ponencias en español). Abstracts in English can be submitted. . Papers are 20 minutes each in length, with an additional 10 minutes for discussion.

Abstract submission guidelines:

- The abstract should be no more than 200 words in length. It should include the title of the paper and the name (or names) of the author/authors, together with the author's/authors' affiliation and thematic are, email and postal address. (If the paper is accepted, this abstract will be reproduced in conference materials to be distributed to other participants.)

- Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word document, Rich Text Format (RTF), or Portable Document Format (PDF); New Roman 12. If possible, avoid special fonts (or arrange with the organizers so they can be read).

Dra. Ana Fernández Garay anafgciudad.com.ar;
Dra. Marisa Malvestitti malvesbariloche.com.ar;
Lic. María Inés Poduje sc_investiglapampacpenet.com.ar);
or send your subcription and abstract by mail to: Comisión Organizadora del Encuentro de Lenguas Indígenas Americanas, Instituto de Lingüística, Facultad de Ciencias Humanas, Coronel Gil 353, 3er piso, C. P. 6300, Santa Rosa, La Pampa (R.A.).

Sponsors: The sponsors of this Meeting of American Indigenous Languages are: (1) The Institute of Linguisitics of the Faculty of Human Sciences, University of La Pampa (2) Sub Secretary of Culture of the Government of La Pampa, and the Department of Literature of the UNLPam.

Website http://www.fchst.unlpam.edu.ar/cartelera/reuniones_cientificas.php

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