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LINGUIST List 18.425

Wed Feb 07 2007

Calls: Pragmatics/Ireland; Comp Ling,Gen Ling,Syntax /USA

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

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        1.    Christian Ebert, Workshop on Language, Games, and Evolution
        2.    Müller Stefan, 14th International Conference on HPSG

Message 1: Workshop on Language, Games, and Evolution
Date: 05-Feb-2007
From: Christian Ebert <christian.ebertuni-bielefeld.de>
Subject: Workshop on Language, Games, and Evolution

Full Title: Workshop on Language, Games, and Evolution

Date: 06-Aug-2007 - 10-Aug-2007
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Contact Person: Christian Ebert
Meeting Email: christian.ebertuni-bielefeld.de
Web Site: http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/lili/personen/cebert/LGE/

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

Call Deadline: 08-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:
Recent years witnessed an increased interest in formal pragmatics and especially
the establishment of game theory as a new research methodology for the study of
language use. Within this field of research, three major currents can be
distinguished: one is closely related to the Gricean paradigm and aims at a
precise foundation of pragmatic reasoning; the second originates in the economic
literature and is concerned with the role of game theory in the context of
language use, and the third aims at language evolution seen either from a
biological or from a cultural perspective.

The workshop constitutes a forum for younger researchers to present and discuss
their work in the broad context of ESSLLI. In addition, it provides an
opportunity for researchers from other fields to get acquainted with the style
and the problems addressed in this new research paradigm.

Second Call for Papers

Workshop on Language, Games, and Evolution


August 6-10, 2007

Organized as part of the European Summer School on Logic, Language and
Information ESSLLI 2007 (http://www.cs.tcd.ie/esslli2007/) August 6-17, 2007
in Dublin.

Workshop Organizers:
- Anton Benz, ZAS Berlin (benzzas.gwz-berlin.de)
- Christian Ebert, University of Bielefeld (christan.ebertuni-bielefeld.de)
- Robert van Rooij, ILLC Amsterdam (R.A.M.vanRooijuva.nl)

The workshop constitutes a forum for younger researchers to present and
discuss their work in the broad context of ESSLLI. In addition it provides an
opportunity for researchers from other fields to get acquainted with the style
and the problems addressed in this new research paradigm.

Workshop Topics:
We invite talks that further our theoretical understanding of the role of
rational interaction in communication, as well as empirical studies and
computational simulations that shed light on the empirical validity of formal
models. Specific topics might relate but are not limited to:

Aspects of Rationality in Language Use:
- Gricean Pragmatics
- Speech Act Theory
- Pragmatics of Dialogue
- Interaction and Discourse Structure
- Structure of Common Ground
- Alignment in Discourse

Aspects of Language Games:
- Signalling Games
- Credibility
- Bounded Rationality
- Relevance and Optimality

Aspects of Language Evolution:
- Evolution of Typological Diversity
- Studies of Grammaticalisation Phenomena
- Micro-Dynamics of Language Evolution
- Mathematical Models

Submission Details:
Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract, which should not exceed 3
pages including references. Please send your submission in either PDF or
Microsoft Word format electronically to Christian Ebert
(christian.ebertuni-bielefeld.de) by March 8, 2007. The submissions will be
reviewed by the workshop's programme committee and additional reviewers.

The accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings published by
ESSLLI. The final versions should not exceed 8 pages. A selection of the
papers of this workshop proceedings will be the kernel of a book ''Language,
Games, and Evolution'' edited by Benz, Ebert and van Rooij to appear in the
series ''Texts on Logic and Games'' published by the Amsterdam University Press.

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 organizers will give an
introduction to the topic.

Invited Speakers:
- Simon Huttegger (Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition
Research, Austria)
- Rohit Parikh (Brooklyn College and CUNY Graduate Center, USA)

Workshop Programme Committee:
- Anton Benz
- Christian Ebert
- Simon Huttegger
- Gerhard Jäger
- Manfred Krifka
- Rohit Parikh
- Robert van Rooij

Important Dates:
Deadline for submissions: March 8, 2007
Notification: April 21, 2007
Preliminary programme: April 24, 2007
ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2007
Final papers for proceedings: May 17, 2007
Final programme: June 21, 2007
Workshop dates: August 6-10, 2007

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. Workshop speakers who
have difficulty in finding funding should contact the local organizing committee
to ask for the possibilities for a grant.

Further Information:
The workshop is supported by Project P13 on optimality theory at the ZAS
Berlin, Project A2 on implicit common ground of the SFB 673 ''Alignment in
Communication'' at the University of Bielefeld, and Robert van Rooij's VIDI
project ''The Economics of Language''.

About the workshop:

Message 2: 14th International Conference on HPSG
Date: 05-Feb-2007
From: Müller Stefan <Stefan.Muellercl.uni-bremen.de>
Subject: 14th International Conference on HPSG

Full Title: 14th International Conference on HPSG
Short Title: HPSG 2007

Date: 20-Jul-2007 - 22-Jul-2007
Location: Stanford, CA, USA
Contact Person: Stefan Müller
Meeting Email: Stefan.Muellercl.uni-bremen.de
Web Site: http://hpsg.stanford.edu/HPSG07/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2007

Meeting Description

This conference addresses linguistic, foundational, or computational
issues relating to the framework of Head-Driven Phrase Structure

The conference is combined with a workshop on Constructions and
Grammatical Theory.

The 14th International Conference on
Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
20-22 July 2007
Hosted by the Department of Linguistics, Stanford University
In conjunction with the 2007 LSA Linguistic Institute

Invited Speakers

To be announced (Main conference)
Adele Goldberg, Paul Kay, Stefan Müller, Ivan A. Sag
(Workshop on Constructions and Grammatical Theory)

Call for Papers

Abstracts are solicited for 20 minute presentations (followed by 10
minutes of discussion) which address linguistic, foundational, or
computational issues relating to the framework of Head-Driven Phrase
Structure Grammar.


We invite online submissions of abstracts for presentations which should
consist of two parts:

1. a separate information page in plain text format, containing
- author name(s)
- affiliation(s)
- e-mail and postal address(es)
- title of paper
2. an extended abstract of not more than 5 (five) pages, including
all figures and references. Abstracts should be in PDF format.

We will use an online subscription system. All abstracts should be
submitted via http://www.easychair.org/HPSG07 (Please direct any
questions to the Program Committee Chair: stefan.muellercl.uni-bremen.de).

Abstracts for the main conference should mention 'HPSG-07' and abstracts
for the workshop should mention 'Workshop-07' in the subject line. All
abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two reviewers.
Authors are asked to avoid self-references in the abstracts. The Program
Committee reserves the right to reassign accepted papers from the main
conference to the workshop, and vice versa.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: February 15, 2007
Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2007
Conference: July 20-22, 2007


The conference proceedings will be published online by CSLI
publications. A call for contributions to the publications will be
issued after the conference. Proceedings of previous conferences are
available at http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/HPSG/. The final
deadline for receipt of written versions of conference papers is October
15, 2007.

Program Committee for the Conference

Doug Arnold (Essex), Emily Bender (Washington), Olivier Bonami (Paris),
Ann Copestake (Cambridge), Berthold Crysmann (Saarbrücken), Dan
Flickinger (Stanford), Jong-Bok Kim (Kyung-Hee), Tibor Kiss (Bochum),
Bob Levine (Ohio State), Detmar Meurers (Ohio State), Stefan Müller
(Bremen; chair), Tsuneko Nakazawa (Tokyo), Gerald Penn (Toronto), Adam
Przepiórkowski (Warsaw), Ivan Sag (Stanford; workshop co-convener),
Jesse Tseng (LORIA, Nancy), Frank van Eynde (Leuven), Gertjan van Noord
(Groningen), Gert Webelhuth (Göttingen; workshop co-convener), Stephen
Wechsler (Texas).

Conference Web Site


Submission Web Site


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