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LINGUIST List 18.3651

Thu Dec 06 2007

Calls: Pragmatics,Semantics/Germany; General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Hans-Christian Schmitz, ESSLLI 2008 Workshop: Discourse Particles and Modal Adverbs
        2.    Chiyo Nishida, Chronos 8

Message 1: ESSLLI 2008 Workshop: Discourse Particles and Modal Adverbs
Date: 05-Dec-2007
From: Hans-Christian Schmitz <schmitzlingua.uni-frankfurt.de>
Subject: ESSLLI 2008 Workshop: Discourse Particles and Modal Adverbs
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Full Title: ESSLLI 2008 Workshop: Discourse Particles and Modal Adverbs

Date: 04-Aug-2008 - 08-Aug-2008
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Contact Person: Hans-Christian Schmitz
Meeting Email: schmitzlingua.uni-frankfurt.de
Web Site: http://www.uni-frankfurt.de/fb10/schmitz/esslli 2008

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 08-Mar-2008

Meeting Description

Formal and Experimental Approaches to Discourse Particles and Modal Adverbs
August 4-8, 2008

Organised as part of the European Summer School on Logic, Language and
Information ESSLLI 2008 (http://www.illc.uva.nl/ESSLLI2008/), 4-15 August, 2008
in Hamburg, Germany

Call for Papers

Workshop Organisers:
Hans-Christian Schmitz, schmitzlingua.uni-frankfurt.de
Henk Zeevat, henk.zeevatuva.nl

The workshop is organised in cooperation with the SIG Dialogue Systems of the
Gesellschaft für Linguististische Datenverarbeitung (GLDV).

Workshop Purpose and Topics:

Discourse particles and modal adverbs form a borderline case between semantics
and pragmatics and so can be the source of new insights in these areas. The use
of particles has been connected with discourse relations and other coherence
relations, the relation between semantic content and discourse context,
especially the mutual knowledge and the common discourse goals of the discourse
participants, with expression of speaker beliefs, desires and intentions and
with the control of interpretations that go beyond semantic content, i.e.
explicatures and implicatures. And, last but not least, particles and modal
adverbs can contribute to expressive and other non-truth-conditional aspects of
meaning. From the perspective of computational linguistics, these words are a
promise, because it would seem that their treatment would help NLP systems to
get a better grasp on the intentions of the user in interpretation and to
achieve natural and comprehensible output in generation. However, they are also
a challenge, because their analysis seems to involve concepts beyond current
levels of sophistication.
The workshop proposes to collect contributions to the formal description and
implementation of discourse particles and modal adverbs.
This third edition of workshop will in addition have a focus on the experimental
investigation of the use and interpretation of discourse particles and modal
adverbs, with a special view to the validation of formal and computational

The workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers (including advanced PhD
students) to present and discuss their work with colleagues and researchers who
work in the broad subject of the disciplines relevant for particles and modal
adverbs, as represented in ESSLLI.

Submission details:
Authors are invited to submit an anonymous, extended abstract. Submissions
should not exceed 2 pages, including references + a separate ID page with the
authors' names, affiliations and email-addresses. Submissions should be in PDF
format. Please send your submission electronically to both workshop organisers
by the deadline listed below. The submissions will be reviewed by the workshop's
programme committee.

Workshop format:
The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants. It will
consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive days in the first
week of ESSLLI. There will be 2 slots for paper presentation and discussion per
session. On the first day the workshop organisers will give an introduction to
the topic.

Invited Speakers:
Christopher Potts, Amherst/ Mass.
Robyn Carston, UCL

Workshop Programme Committee:
Laura Alonso i Alemany, University of Córdoba, Argentina
Peter Bosch, University of Osnabrück
Regine Eckardt, University of Göttingen
Bart Geurts, University of Nijmegen
Rick Nouwen, University of Utrecht
Antje Rossdeutscher, University of Stuttgart
Hans-Christian Schmitz, University of Frankfurt
Bernhard Schröder, University of Duisburg-Essen
Manfred Stede, University of Potsdam
Henk Zeevat, University of Amsterdam
Thomas Ede Zimmermann, University of Frankfurt

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: March 8, 2008
Notification: April 21, 2008
Preliminary programme: April 24, 2008
ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2008
Final papers for proceedings: May 17, 2008
Final programme: June 21, 2008
Workshop dates: August 4-8, 2008

Local Arrangements: All workshop participants including the presenters will be
required to register for ESSLLI. The registration fee for authors presenting a
paper will correspond to the early student/workshop speaker registration fee.
There will be no reimbursement for travel costs and accommodation.

Further Information:
About the workshop: http://www.uni-frankfurt.de/fb10/schmitz/esslli2008/
About ESSLLI: http://www.illc.uva.nl/ESSLLI2008/
Message 2: Chronos 8
Date: 01-Dec-2007
From: Chiyo Nishida <cnishidamail.utexas.edu>
Subject: Chronos 8
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Full Title: Chronos 8

Date: 03-Oct-2008 - 05-Oct-2008
Location: University of Texas-Austin, USA
Contact Person: Chiyo Nishida
Meeting Email: chronos8utlists.utexas.edu
Web Site: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/conferences/chronos-8/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2008

Meeting Description

Chronos is a series of biannual conferences dedicated to current research on the
morphology, syntax, semantics, and pragmatics of markers of tense, aspect, mood,
and modality. The conferences aim to bring together researchers working from
different perspectives and in different theoretical frameworks. The current
meeting includes a parasession on Romance languages in addition to the main session.

Former conferences took place in Antwerp (2006), Geneva (2004), Groningen
(2002), Nice (2000), Valenciennes (1998), Brussels (1996) and Dunkerque (1995).
Chronos 8 is dedicated to the memory of Prof. Carlota S. Smith (1934-2007).

Invited Speakers

Pier Marco Bertinetto, Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
Östen Dahl, Stockholm University
Brenda Laca, University of Paris 8

Out-reach Lecture by David Beaver, University of Texas, Austin

Call for Papers

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute presentations (plus 10 minutes for
discussion). All presentations will be delivered in English.

Abstracts must be anonymous and written in English. They should be no longer
than two pages in length using 1 inch/2.5 cm margins on all sides and in 12pt
font size (Times New Roman preferred). Any non-standard fonts should be embedded
in the PDF document. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint
abstract per author.

Abstract submission deadline: March 1, 2008


Authors are asked to submit their anonymous abstracts as PDF files via the Pasha
abstracts submission website at:
[Available on January 1, 2008]

Click on the link and follow the instructions there.
When submitting your abstract, please specify whether you would like to be
considered for the Main Session or the Parasession on Romance Languages.

Please note the following:
Only online PDF submissions at the site specified above will be accepted.
When you create the PDF file, please make sure to remove any information that
may lead to identify the author(s): in Acrobat, go ''File: Document Properties.''
This step will be checked before the review process.

For multiple authors: after submitting your abstract through PASHA, please send
a separate email to chronos8utlists.utexas.edu with the following information:

Title of the paper
Name of author(s)
Phone number(s)
Email address(es)
Section for which you want to be considered

Faxed or (e)mailed abstracts will not be accepted.
You will not receive email confirmation that your abstract has been submitted.

Chronos 8 Organizing Committee

Chiyo Nishida, Spanish and Portuguese
Cinzia Russi, French and Italian

Contact e-mai: chronos8utlists.utexas.edu


Submission deadline: 1 March 2008
Notification of acceptance: Mid May 2008
Program announcement: Mid June 2008
Conference dates: 3 - 5 October 2008

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