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LINGUIST List 18.414

Tue Feb 06 2007

Calls: Comp Ling,Lang Descr/ Brazil; Hist Ling/Portugal

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

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        1.    Ruy de Queiroz, 14th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation
        2.    Ana Maria Brito, Change and Variation in Romance

Message 1: 14th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation
Date: 04-Feb-2007
From: Ruy de Queiroz <ruycin.ufpe.br>
Subject: 14th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation

Full Title: 14th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation
Short Title: WoLLIC'2007

Date: 02-Jul-2007 - 05-Jul-2007
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Contact Person: Ruy de Queiroz
Meeting Email: ruycin.ufpe.br
Web Site: http://www.cin.ufpe.br/~wollic/wollic2007/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Language Description; Linguistic
Theories; Philosophy of Language

Call Deadline: 23-Feb-2007

Meeting Description
WoLLIC is an annual international forum on inter-disciplinary research involving
formal logic, computing and programming theory, and natural language and
reasoning. Each meeting includes invited talks and tutorials as well as
contributed papers. Contributions are invited on all pertinent subjects, with
particular interest in cross-disciplinary topics.

Call for Papers

14th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
July 2-5, 2007

WoLLIC is an annual international forum on inter-disciplinary research
involving formal logic, computing and programming theory, and natural
language and reasoning. Each meeting includes invited talks and
tutorials as well as contributed papers.

The Fourteenth WoLLIC will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from
July 2 to July 5, 2007, and sponsored by the Association for Symbolic
Logic (ASL), the Interest Group in Pure and Applied Logics (IGPL),
the European Association for Logic, Language and Information
(FoLLI), the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science
(EATCS), the Sociedade Brasileira de Computacao (SBC), and the
Sociedade Brasileira de Logica (SBL).

Paper Submission
Contributions are invited on all pertinent subjects, with particular
interest in cross-disciplinary topics. Typical but not exclusive
areas of interest are: foundations of computing and programming;
novel computation models and paradigms; broad notions of proof and
formal methods in software and hardware development; logical approach to
natural language and reasoning; logics of programs, actions and
foundational aspects of information organization, search, flow, sharing,
and protection.
Proposed contributions should be in English, and consist of a scholarly
exposition accessible to the non-specialist, including motivation,
background, and comparison with related works.
They must not exceed 10 pages (in font 10 or higher), with up to
5 additional pages for references and technical appendices.
The paper's main results must not be published or submitted
for publication in refereed venues, including journals and other
scientific meetings.
It is expected that each accepted paper be presented at the meeting by
one of its authors.
Papers must be submitted electronically at
A title and single-paragraph abstract should be submitted by
February 23, and the full paper by March 2 (firm date).
Notifications are expected by April 13, and final papers for
the proceedings will be due by April 27 (firm date).

Proceedings, including both invited and contributed papers,
will be published in advance of the meeting.
Publication venue: Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

Invited Speakers
Veronique Cortier (LORIA Nancy)
Martin Escardo (Birmingham)
Georg Gottlob (Oxford)
Achim Jung (Birmingham)
Louis Kauffman (U Illinois Chicago)
Sam Lomonaco (U Maryland Baltimore)
Paulo Oliva (London/QM)
John Reif (Duke)
Yde Venema (Amsterdam)

Student Grants
ASL sponsorship of WoLLIC'2007 will permit ASL student members to
apply for a modest travel grant (deadline: April 1, 2007).
See www.aslonline.org/studenttravelawards.html for details.

Important Dates
February 23, 2007: Paper title and abstract deadline
March 2, 2007: Full paper deadline (firm)
April 12, 2007: Author notification
April 26, 2007: Final version deadline (firm)

Program Committee
Samson Abramsky (U Oxford)
Michael Benedikt (Bell Labs)
Lars Birkedal (ITU Copenhagen)
Andreas Blass (U Michigan)
Thierry Coquand (Chalmers U, Goteborg)
Jan van Eijck (CWI, Amsterdam)
Marcelo Finger (U Sao Paulo)
Rob Goldblatt (Victoria U, Wellington)
Yuri Gurevich (Microsoft Redmond)
Hermann Haeusler (PUC Rio)
Masami Hagiya (Tokyo U)
Joseph Halpern (Cornell U)
John Harrison (Intel UK)
Wilfrid Hodges (U London/QM)
Phokion Kolaitis (IBM Almaden Research Center)
Marta Kwiatkowska (U Birmingham)
Daniel Leivant (Indiana U) (Chair)
Maurizio Lenzerini (U Rome)
Jean-Yves Marion (LORIA Nancy)
Dale Miller (Polytechnique Paris)
John Mitchell (Stanford U)
Lawrence Moss (Indiana U)
Peter O'Hearn (U London/QM)
Prakash Panangaden (McGill, Montreal)
Christine Paulin-Mohring (Paris-Sud, Orsay)
Alexander Razborov (Steklov, Moscow)
Helmut Schwichtenberg (Munich U)
Jouko Vaananen (U Helsinki)

Organizing Committee
Marcelo da Silva Correa (U Fed Fluminense)
Renata P. de Freitas (U Fed Fluminense)
Ana Teresa Martins (U Fed Ceara')
Anjolina de Oliveira (U Fed Pernambuco)
Ruy de Queiroz (U Fed Pernambuco, co-chair)
Petrucio Viana (U Fed Fluminense, co-chair)

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Message 2: Change and Variation in Romance
Date: 04-Feb-2007
From: Ana Maria Brito <anamariabritonetcabo.pt>
Subject: Change and Variation in Romance

Full Title: Change and Variation in Romance
Short Title: VarRom2007

Date: 13-Dec-2007 - 15-Dec-2007
Location: Porto, Portugal
Contact Person: Ana Maria Brito
Meeting Email: anamariabritonetcabo.pt

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Romance

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2007

Meeting Description:

The Linguistics Section of the Romance Department of the Faculty of Arts of the
University of Porto and the Centre of Linguistics of the same University are
organising an international colloquium with the goal of putting together
specialists on theory of change and on change and variation in Romance languages.

Although governed by some abstract universal principles, languages are not a
stable and fix phenomenon, being subject to change and variation. Romance
languages are not an exception. In the last decades much research has been done
in the fields of Historical Linguistics, History of Romance Languages,

There is a lot of interesting questions that can be discussed in this forum:

(i) What recent approaches of the history of Romance Languages can bring to the
more general understanding of language change?
(ii) Is it possible to establish a correlation between the available results on
change and sociolinguistic conditions?
(iii) How far can ongoing changes in Romance languages and particularly in
Portuguese help us to understand the mechanisms of language change?
(iv) To what extent language contact in Africa and other continents is
influencing Romance languages?

The International Colloquium on Change and Variation in Portuguese will take
place in the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto (FLUP), in December
13-15, 2007. There are 18 slots of 30 minutes for selected talks of 20m followed
by 10m of discussion; the colloquium will also have two invited speakers:

Christianne Marchello-Nizia (Professeur émérite, ENS-LSH, Lyon)
Gian Paolo Salvi (University Loránd Eötvös, Budapest, Hungary)

Abstracts cannot exceed two pages of text, with 2.5cm margin of all four sides
(A4 paper). Font: Times New Roman, 12 point, line spacing: single. Abstracts may
include an extra page for references and examples.

Abstracts should be sent electronically only, as Word or PDR attachments to
anamariabritonetcabo.pt (PDF required if it contains special fonts, as phonetic
symbols or figures). One copy of the abstract must be sent anonymously and
another one with author's name, email address and affiliation.
Lay-out for the non-anonymous abstract: first line: title of the paper (in
bold); second line: author's name and email address; third line: affiliation.

The languages of the colloquium will be Portuguese, or any other Romance
Language, and English.

Deadline for abstract submission: 30th April 2007.

Acceptance notification: 8th June 2007

Further information about the International Colloquium ''Change and variation in
Romance'' is available at anamariabritonetcabo.pt

Mudança e Variação nas Línguas Românicas
Colóquio Internacional, Porto, 13-15 Dezembro 2007

Embora regidas por alguns princípios universais, as línguas não são um fenómeno
fixo e estão sujeitas a mudança e variação. As línguas românicas não constituem
excepção. Nas últimas décadas tem sido desenvolvida muita investigação nos
domínios da Linguística Histórica, da História das Línguas Românicas, da
A Secção de Linguística do Departamento de Estudos Portugueses e de Estudos
Românicos da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (FLUP), em colaboração
com o Centro de Linguística da mesma Universidade (CLUP) estão a organizar um
colóquio internacional sobre mudança e variação, nos dias 13-15 Dezembro de 2007.

Há uma série de questões interessantes que podem ser discutidas neste fórum:

(i) O que é que as investigações recentes sobre a história e a mudança das
línguas românicas podem trazer à compreensão geral sobre a mudança e a variação
(ii) Será possível estabelecer correlações entre os resultados disponíveis sobre
a história da língua portuguesa e as condições sociolinguísticas?
(iii) Como é que as mudanças que estão a ocorrer nas línguas românicas podem
ajudar-nos a compreender os mecanismos da mudança linguística?
(iv) Em que medida o contacto entre línguas em África e noutros continentes está
a influenciar as línguas românicas?

O Colóquio Internacional ''Mudança e Variação nas Línguas Românicas'' terá lugar
na Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto (FLUP), de 13 a 15 Dezembro de
2007. Haverá espaço para 18 comunicações seleccionadas de 20m com 10m de
discussão. O colóquio terá ainda dois conferencistas convidados:

Christianne Marchello-Nizia (Professeur émérite, ENS-LSH, Lyon)
Gian Paolo Salvi (Universidade Loránd Eötvös de Budapeste, Hungria)

Os resumos não devem exceder duas páginas de texto, com 2.5cm de margem dos
quatro lados (A4). Fonte: Times New Roman, 12 pontos, espaço entre linhas:
simples. Os resumos podem incluir uma página extra para referências
bibliográficas e exemplos.

Os resumos devem ser enviados electronicamente para anamariabritonetcabo.pt,
como documentos Word ou PDR em anexo (é requerida uma versão PDF se houver
fontes especiais, como símbolos fonéticos ou esquemas).
Devem ser enviadas duas cópias do resumo: uma anónima e outra com o nome do
autor, direcção de email e instituição.
Lay-out da cópia não anónima: primeira linha: título do artigo (em bold);
segunda linha: nome do autor e direcção de email; terceira linha: instituição.

As línguas do colóquio são o Português, ou qualquer outra língua românica, e o

Limite para enviar resumos: 30 de Abril de 2007.

Notificação da aceitação: 8 de Junho de 2007.

Mais informação acerca do Colóquio Internacional ''Mudança e Variação nas
Línguas Românicas'' está disponível em anamariabritonetcabo.pt

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