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LINGUIST List 18.724

Thu Mar 08 2007

Calls: Ling Theories,Morphology,Semantics/USA; Gen Ling/South Korea

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

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        1.    Cathryn Donohue, Empirical Approaches to Morphological Case
        2.    Andrea Schalley, Linguistic Studies of Ontology

Message 1: Empirical Approaches to Morphological Case
Date: 07-Mar-2007
From: Cathryn Donohue <donohueunr.edu>
Subject: Empirical Approaches to Morphological Case

Full Title: Empirical Approaches to Morphological Case

Date: 25-Jul-2007 - 25-Jul-2007
Location: Stanford, CA, USA
Contact Person: Cathryn Donohue
Meeting Email: donohueunr.edu
Web Site: http://wolfweb.unr.edu/homepage/donohue/case

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Morphology; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 18-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:
The aim of this workshop is to establish greater awareness of the benefit of
different empirical approaches to the study of morphological case, the insights
that such studies provide, and how they inform theoretical models. The workshop
is part of the LSA Summer Institute, Stanford, CA.

Last Call for Papers - Abstracts are due 18 March 2007.

In recent years, new and varied approaches to the empirical study of
morphological case have significantly increased our understanding of this
empirical phenomenon. These approaches have informed more refined theoretical
models which necessarily address interface questions, especially the interface
of morphological case with semantics. Such studies may rely on corpora,
experimental evidence, and the investigation of (synchronic and diachronic)
variation and how it bears on synchronic analyses.

The aim of this workshop is to establish greater awareness of the benefit of
different empirical approaches to the study of case, the insights that such
studies provide, and how they inform theoretical models. Possible research
questions may include, but need not be limited to, the following:

- expanding our understanding of case phenomena through novel empirical methods
e.g. corpus studies revealing the productivity of 'quirky' or non-canonical case
- investigating how morphological case interfaces with other aspects of the
grammar e.g. semantic factors involved in case assignment.
- hypothesizing how this interface should be modelled theoretically e.g. the
role of semantics in case licensing.

Invited presentations will be given by:
Andrew Spencer (Essex)
Miriam Butt (Konstanz)
Joan Maling (Brandeis) and Jongsup Jun (Hankuk)

Abstract Guidelines:
We are soliciting abstracts for 25-minute talks relevant to any of the topics
mentioned above. Abstracts should be in 11pt font, or larger, consisting of one
text page with a second page (only) for data, examples, charts, and references.
Abstracts should be submitted electronically in Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat
(.pdf) format to:
case07gmail.com. The author(s) of the abstract should not be identified in the
abstract itself; the body of the submission message should include the title of
the abstract, the names(s) of the author(s), the(ir) affiliation, and e-mail

Deadline for submission: March 18th, 2007. The conference program will be
announced in early April.

As there will be discussion of the papers, we will ask that you provide us with
an outline of your paper in advance of the workshop, no later than July 7th.

Important dates:
March 18 Abstracts due (send to: case07gmail.com)
April 1 Notification of acceptance
July 7 Outline of papers due (send to: case07gmail.com)
July 25 Workshop

More information about the workshop, including the final program, will be posted
on the workshop's website in due course: http://www.unr.edu/homepage/donohue/case

We plan to collect as many papers from the conference as possible for
publication with a major publisher on the theme of empirical approaches to
morphological case.

For any questions about the workshop, please email your queries to either of the
Cathryn Donohue (donohueunr.edu) or Jóhanna Barðdal (johanna.barddaluib.no.).
Message 2: Linguistic Studies of Ontology
Date: 07-Mar-2007
From: Andrea Schalley <andrea.schalleyune.edu.au>
Subject: Linguistic Studies of Ontology

Full Title: Linguistic Studies of Ontology

Date: 21-Jul-2008 - 26-Jul-2008
Location: Korea University, Seoul, Korea, South
Contact Person: Chu-Ren Huang
Meeting Email: churenhuanggmail.com
Web Site: http://cil18.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-May-2007

Meeting Description

The workshop 'Linguistic Studies of Ontology: From Lexical Semantics to Formal
Ontologies and Back' is part of the 18th International Congress of Linguists
(CIL 18).

Recent developments in the study of ontology have important implications for
cognitive science, knowledge engineering, and theoretical linguistics. In
particular, research on lexical ontology deals with how concepts are lexicalized
and organized across languages and cultures. This workshop aims to explore this
new departure in linguistic studies by building upon the three important
premises assumed in Fellbaum (1998), Schalley and Zaefferer (2007), and Huang et
al. (2007): First, that lexicalized concepts have a special status in every
language (as opposed to concepts that require complex coding), second that
lexically coded concepts can be shared by different languages, and third that
lexicalization universals are relevant for the construction of cross-lingually
portable formal ontologies.

Following the references cited above, topics of this workshop include
foundational issues pertaining to the relation between formal ontology and
linguistic ontologies, as well as descriptive issues pertaining to the interface
between conceptual ontologies and lexica. In particular, we would like to focus
on the following issues during this workshop:

- Cross-lingual portability of upper-ontologies
- Ontology-based approaches to comparative linguistics
- Ontology enrichment: from concept formation via complex coding to lexicalisation
- Possible relevance of formal ontological principles (e.g. Roles cannot subsume
Types) to psychological/linguistic reality.


Fellbaum, Christiane. 1998. WordNet: An electronic lexical database. MIT Press.
Huang, Chu-Ren et al. Eds. 2007. Ontologies and the Lexicon. Cambridge
University Press.
Schalley, Andrea C. and Zaefferer, Dietmar. Eds. 2007. Ontolinguistics. Mouton
de Gruyter.

Submission of Abstracts

A two-page abstract including everything should be sent electronically to both
cil18cil18.org and churenhuanggmail.com. An MS Word and/or .pdf file may be

Important Dates

Deadline for Abstract Submission: May 31, 2007
Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: August 31, 2007

For more information, visit the website (http://cil18.org) or contact the
organizer at churenhuanggmail.com.


Chu-Ren Huang
Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica
Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan
E-mail address: churenhuanggmail.com
Fax: 886-2-27856622
Tel: 886-2-26523108

Program Committee

Christiane Fellbaum (Princeton)
Shu-kai Hsieh (I-Lan)
Alessandro Lenci (Pisa)
Adam Pease (San Francisco)
Alessandro Oltramari (Trento)
Laurent Prévot (Toulouse)
James Pustejovsky (Brandies)
Andrea C. Schalley (Armidale)
Piek Vossen (Amsterdam)
Dietmar Zaefferer (Munich)

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