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LINGUIST List 18.77

Thu Jan 11 2007

Calls: Computational Lingusitics/South Korea; Semantics, Syntax/Ireland

Editor for this issue: Dan Parker <danlinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Jongsup Jun, 21st Pacific Asia Conference on Language Inforormation and Computation
        2.    Rick Nouwen, Quatifier Modification


Message 1: 21st Pacific Asia Conference on Language Inforormation and Computation
Date: 26-Dec-2006
From: Jongsup Jun <jongsupjunkorea.com>
Subject: 21st Pacific Asia Conference on Language Inforormation and Computation



Full Title: 21st Pacific Asia Conference on Language Inforormation and Computation
Short Title: PACLIC21

Date: 01-Nov-2007 - 03-Nov-2007
Location: Seoul, Korea, South
Contact Person: Hee-Rahk Chae
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://paclic21.snu.ac.kr

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2007

Meeting Description:

Annual meetings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC) have provided places where scholars in theoretical and computational linguistics mainly from the Pacific Asia region get together to share new ideas about language, information and computation. The conference focuses on studies of diverse langauges used in the Pacific-Asia region like Chinese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, etc.

The 21st PACLIC will be held at Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea, on November 1-3, 2007. It will be hosted by the Korean Society for Language and Information. We invite prospective authors to submit abridged versions of original and unpublished papers on all aspects of theoretical and computational linguistics. Priority will be given to papers that are interdisciplinary and cover a wide range of languages in Asia. Outstanding papers will be considered as candidates for the best paper prize.

Annual meetings of the Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC) have provided places where scholars in theoretical and computational linguistics mainly from the Pacific Asia region get together to share new ideas about language, information and computation.

The 21st PACLIC, organized under the auspices of the PACLIC Steering Committee, will be held at Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea, on November 1-3, 2007. It will be hosted by the Korean Society for Language and Information. Following the tradition of previous PACLIC meetings in Hong Kong (2001), Jeju, Korea (2002), Singapore (2003), Tokyo, Japan (2004), Taipei (2005), and Wuhan, China (2006), PACLIC21 emphasizes the integration of theoretical frameworks with applied fields, cognitive accounts for language processing, and computational modeling of language.

We invite prospective authors to submit abridged versions of original and unpublished papers on all aspects of theoretical and computational linguistics. Possible topics include but are not limited to: (1) language, (2) information, and (3) computation. Priority will be given to papers that are interdisciplinary and cover a wide range of languages in Asia. Outstanding papers will be considered as candidates for the best paper prize.

Abridged papers should not exceed 3,000 words including the bibliography. Author information should appear on a separate page with (1) the topic area of the paper: (language and/or information and/or computation), (2) the title of the paper, (3) name(s) of the author(s), (4) affiliation(s), (5) postal address(es), (6) e-mail address for correspondence, and (7) the preference for oral or poster presentation. Accepted papers will be published in the Conference Proceedings. The deadline for paper submission is June 30, 2007. Papers should be submitted online at http://paclic21.snu.ac.kr .

Important dates of PACLIC21:
Due date for abridged paper submission: June 30, 2007
Acceptance notification to authors: August 15, 2007
Due date for the camera-ready full paper: September 15, 2007
Due date for early registration: October 1, 2007
PACLIC21 meeting: November 1-3, 2007

For further information about the paper submission and PACLIC21 in general, please contact the program committee chair Hee-Rahk Chae at paclic21hufs.ac.kr or at hrchaehufs.ac.kr .



Message 2: Quatifier Modification
Date: 23-Dec-2006
From: Rick Nouwen <rick.nouwenlet.uu.nl>
Subject: Quatifier Modification



Full Title: Quatifier Modification

Date: 13-Aug-2007 - 17-Aug-2007
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Contact Person: Rick Nouwen
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.let.uu.nl/~Rick.Nouwen/qm/

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 08-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

From the eighties onwards, logicians and linguists have studied the properties of quantifying expressions by assigning them generalised quantifier meanings. While this line of research has been successful in isolating formal generalisations about the expression of quantity, it has ignored the internal composition of complex quantifiers.

Recently, the modificational structures within complex quantifiers have gained a fair amount of attention, mostly thanks to studies of a.o. modified numerals, negative and negated quantifiers, focus-sensitive operators, approximatives and except phrases. These studies yield a richer analysis of natural language quantifiers than was possible given the coarse level of generalisation of Generalised Quantifier Theory. Additionally, these studies shed light on the cross-categorial application of some modifiers.

The general aim of the workshop 'Quantifiers and Modification' is to bring together researchers of different fields (syntax, semantics, logic) and thereby deepen our understanding of the role of modification in the diverse landscape of natural language expressions of quantity.

Workshop Topics:

The theme of the workshop brings up questions like the following:
- Is it tenable to retain a single analysis for any modifier? Or should its use within the domain of quantifiers be seen as separate?
- What are the restrictions on the combinations of quantifiers and modifiers and what is the nature (semantic, syntactic or other) of these restrictions?
- Is there cross-linguistic variation w.r.t. these restrictions?
- What is the categorial status of a modified quantifier?
- How do the formal properties of modifiers relate to the formal results familiar from generalised quantifier theory?


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

Workshop Organisers:

Rick Nouwen (rick.nouwenlet.uu.nl)
Jakub Dotlacil (jakub.dotlacillet.uu.nl)

Submission details:

Authors are invited to submit an *anonymous* abstract describing completed research or work in progress contributing to the above mentioned issues and topics closely related to these. Submissions should not exceed 2 pages (12pt font, A4 or US-letter, 2.5cm (1inch) margins on all four sides). Abstracts should be formatted in PDF. Please send your submission electronically to both of the following email addresses: rick.nouwenlet.uu.nl, jakub.dotlacillet.uu.nl. The body of your mail should include the name of the author(s) and their affilitation(s), their adresses and the title of the paper. The deadline for submissions is 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 format for the final versions will be extended abstracts of maximally 6 pages.

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 or second 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.

Workshop Programme Committee:

Jenny Doetjes (Leiden)
Jan van Eijck (Amsterdam/Utrecht)
Bart Geurts (Nijmegen)
Martin Hackl (Pomona)
Manfred Krifka (Berlin)
Marcin Morzycki (Michigan)
Doris Penka (Tübingen)
Anna Szabolcsi (New York)
Richard Zuber (Paris)

Important Dates:

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: 13-17 August, 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. Moreover, a number of additional fee waiver grants will be made available by the OC on a competitive basis and workshop participants are eligible to apply for those.
There will be no reimbursement for travel costs and accommodation. Workshop speakers who have difficulty in finding funding should contact the local organising committee to ask for the possibilities for a grant.

Further Information:

About the workshop:
http://www.let.uu.nl/~Rick.Nouwen/qm/
About ESSLLI:
http://www.cs.tcd.ie/esslli2007/



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