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LINGUIST List 19.292

Thu Jan 24 2008

Calls: General Linguistics/USA; Computational,Semantics,Syntax/Australia

Editor for this issue: F. Okki Kurniawan <okkilinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Chris Kennedy, Linguistic Society of America Summer Meeting
        2.    Martin Forst, Thirteenth International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference


Message 1: Linguistic Society of America Summer Meeting
Date: 24-Jan-2008
From: Chris Kennedy <ckuchicago.edu>
Subject: Linguistic Society of America Summer Meeting
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Full Title: Linguistic Society of America Summer Meeting

Date: 10-Jul-2008 - 13-Jul-2008
Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Contact Person: Beth Hume
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://https://lsadc.org/info/meet-summer08.cfm

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 18-Mar-2008

Meeting Description:

The 2nd Annual Summer Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America will take place at The Ohio State University, Thursday, 10 July – Sunday, 13 July 2008. The meeting is directed specifically at undergraduate and graduate students in Linguistics. In addition to poster and paper presentations, the Meeting will include career-related workshops on how to apply for a job, how to apply for graduate school, how to apply for funding, and how to publish research.

The 2nd Biannual Summer Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America will take place at The Ohio State University, Thursday, 10 July - Sunday, 13 July 2008. The meeting is directed specifically at undergraduate and graduate students in Linguistics, and has the following goals:

- To provide a supportive setting for students to present their research and obtain feedback on their work;
- To encourage the development of a community of scholars and a spirit of collaboration; and
- To provide students with the opportunity to learn about various aspects of the profession through targeted professional development panels.

The program will include career-related workshops on how to apply for a job, how to apply for graduate school, how to apply for funding, and how to publish research. There will also be paper/poster presentations, social events for networking, as well as the following invited presentations:

Interrelationship between Language and Music:
Ilse Lehiste

From Undergraduate Major to Linguistics Professor:
Mary Paster (Pomona College)

The Road to Industry:
Elizabeth Strand (Tellme, A Microsoft Subsidiary)
Frederick Parkinson (Nuance Communications)

Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations:
John Rickford (Stanford)
Tom Wasow (Stanford)

Abstract Submissions: All abstracts will be reviewed by the LSA Program Committee and by a panel of local organizers.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, 18 March 2008. Abstracts for 20-minute papers and for posters must be submitted electronically and must be accompanied by a completed Abstract Submittal Form to be eligible for review; see the LSA website (http://www.lsadc.org) for details and submission requirements. The online abstract submission module will open 1 March 2008.

Following the Summer Meeting, The Ohio State University will host a weeklong series of workshops offered by faculty and researchers from the OSU Linguistics community. The topics and instructors are as followed:

Quantitative methods in linguistics
Mary Beckman

ToBI labeling
Julie McGory

Corpora and corpus studies
Chris Brew and Mike White

Eye-tracking methodology
Kiwato Ito and Shari Speer

For more information, visit: http://linguistics.osu.edu/ or http://www.lsadc.org



Message 2: Thirteenth International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference
Date: 22-Jan-2008
From: Martin Forst <mforstparc.com>
Subject: Thirteenth International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference
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Full Title: Thirteenth International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference
Short Title: LFG 2008

Date: 04-Jul-2008 - 06-Jul-2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact Person: Jane Simpson
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://escholarship.library.usyd.edu.au/conferences/index.php/LingFest2008/LFG/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2008

Meeting Description:

Thirteenth International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference
July 4-6, 2008
University of Sydney, Australia

The 13th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference will be hosted by the University of Sydney from July 4th to 6th 2008. This LFG conference is one in a series of linguistics conferences, and will be followed by the Australian Linguistics Institute (http://www.lingfest.arts.usyd.edu.au/).

LFG 2008 welcomes work within the formal architecture of Lexical-Functional Grammar as well as typological, formal, and computational work within the 'spirit of LFG' as a lexicalist approach to language employing a parallel, constraint-based framework. The conference aims to promote interaction and collaboration among researchers interested in non-derivational approaches to grammar, where grammar is seen as the interaction of (perhaps violable) constraints from multiple levels of structuring, including those of syntactic categories, grammatical relations, semantics and discourse.

Further information about LFG as a syntactic theory is available at the following sites:
http://www.essex.ac.uk/linguistics/LFG/
http://www-lfg.stanford.edu/lfg/


Call for Papers

Conference website: http://escholarship.library.usyd.edu.au/conferences/index.php/LingFest2008/LFG/
Conference e-mail (not for abstract submission): lfg08 ''at'' arts.usyd.edu.au

Abstract submission receipt deadline: 15 February 2008
Submissions should be submitted using the online submission system at
http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=LFG08

The 13th International Lexical Functional Grammar Conference will be
hosted by the University of Sydney from July 4th to 6th 2008 as part of LingFest 2008 (http://www.lingfest.arts.usyd.edu.au/). Some neighboring events that might be of interest include:

- The 15th annual meeting of the Austronesian Formal Linguistics Association from June 30th to July 2nd. More details are available at http://escholarship.library.usyd.edu.au/conferences/index.php/LingFest2008/AFLA/.

- A workshop on 'Morphosyntactic aspects of instruments and instrumentals' on July 3rd. More information can be found at http://wolfweb.unr.edu/~donohue/instruments08/


Submissions: Talks and Posters
The main conference sessions will involve 45-minute talks (30 min. + 15 min. discussion), and poster/system presentations. Contributions can focus on results from completed as well as ongoing research, with an emphasis on novel approaches, methods, ideas, and perspectives, whether descriptive, theoretical, formal or computational. Presentations should describe original, unpublished work.


Dissertation Session
As in previous years, we are hoping to hold a special session that will give students the chance to present recent PhD dissertations (or other student research dissertations). The dissertations must be completed by the time of the conference, and they should be made publicly accessible (e.g., on the World Wide Web). The talks in this session should provide an overview of the main original points of the dissertation; the talks will be 20 minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion period. The International LFG Association (ILFGA) will pay the conference fees for the students presenting at the student session.

Students should note that the main sessions are certainly also open to student submissions.


Timetable
Deadline for abstracts: 15 February 2008
Acceptances sent out: 31 March 2008
Conference: July 4-6 2008


Submission Specifications
Abstracts for talks, posters/demonstrations and the dissertation session
must be received by February 15, 2008. All abstracts should be submitted
using the online submission system. Submissions should be in the form of
abstracts only. Abstracts can be up to two A4 pages in 10pt or larger
type and should include a title. Omit name and affiliation, and obvious
self-reference. Note: we no longer ask for a separate page for data and
figures (c-/f- and related structures). They can be included in the text
of the abstract, obeying the overall two-page limit. Please submit your
abstract in .pdf or .doc format. If you have any trouble converting your
file into any of these formats, please contact the Program Committee at
the address below.

Each individual may be the single author on only one submission and the
first author on at most two submissions; however, s/he may be a
co-author on any number of submissions.

All abstracts will be reviewed by at least three people. Papers will appear in the proceedings, which will be published online by CSLI Publications. Selected papers may also appear in a printed volume published by CSLI Publications.


Organisers and Their Contact Addresses
If you have queries about abstract submission or have problems using the
EasyChair submission system, please contact the Program Committee.


Program Committee - Email: lfg08 ''at'' easychair.org
Kersti Börjars, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Martin Forst, Palo Alto Research Center, United States of America

Local Conference Organisers - Email: lfg08 ''at'' arts.usyd.edu.au
Avery Delano Andrews, Australian National University, Australia
Wayan Arka, Australian National University, Australia
Rachel Nordlinger, University of Melbourne, Australia
Jane Helen Simpson, University of Sydney, Australia

Sponsors of the Conference:
Linguistics, RSPAS, Australian National University
Linguistics, The Faculties, Australian National University
University of Melbourne
University of Sydney

Information about the university and the conference, as well as
accommodation and registration details will appear on the conference web
site.





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