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LINGUIST List 19.682

Fri Feb 29 2008

Calls: Cog Sci, Neuroling/Finland; Computational Ling, Syntax/Germany

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

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        1.    Matt Goldrick, Academy of Aphasia
        2.    Maribel Romero, ESSLLI 2008 Workshop: What Syntax Feeds Semantics?

Message 1: Academy of Aphasia
Date: 28-Feb-2008
From: Matt Goldrick <matt-goldricknorthwestern.edu>
Subject: Academy of Aphasia
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Full Title: Academy of Aphasia

Date: 19-Oct-2008 - 21-Oct-2008
Location: Turku, Finland
Contact Person: Frances Laven
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://academyofaphasia.org

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2008

Meeting Description:

The Academy of Aphasia welcomes submissions of original experimental, clinical, theoretical and historical research from any field that contributes to the study of aphasia (including Speech-Language Pathology, Psychology, Neurology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, History and Computational Modeling) for its 46st Annual Meeting at the Spa Hotel Caribia in Turku, Finland.

Call for Papers

The Academy of Aphasia encourages submissions for platform papers, poster presentations, proposals for symposia that bring together researchers from different laboratories reporting on a common research theme, and mini-workshops with a methodological emphasis in which a unique approach to a timely topic may be presented by a single research group. Submissions are accepted from both members and non-members of the Academy of Aphasia and all submissions are given equal consideration.

General Guidelines for Submission:
The annual meeting has both platform and poster sessions. The platform sessions include: Scientific papers (original research that has not yet been published), Symposia (a number of papers from researchers representing different laboratories and focusing on a common theme - these papers may report on previously published research), and Mini-Workshops (a methodologically oriented session including a number of papers that may be from a single research group reporting a unique approach to a timely topic). Poster sessions include scientific papers that can be presented primarily in a visual format. The Academy considers poster sessions to be as scientifically meritorious as platform sessions. Poster sessions will not conflict with platform sessions.

Both members and non-members of the Academy are encouraged to submit papers, symposia and mini-workshops for the annual meeting. Student papers need to be co-authored by a member of the Academy. All submissions will be given equal consideration on the basis of their scientific merit and fitness for the Academy. The Program Committee welcomes all types of experimental and theoretical papers from any field that contributes to the study of language and its disruption, including (but not limited to) linguistics, neurology, psychology, computational modeling, and speech-language pathology.

Attendance at the Conference: The meeting is open to anyone interested in attending. However, meeting space is limited, and Academy of Aphasia members, authors of accepted papers, and the first authors of rejected papers will have preference if space limitations restrict the number of registrants.

Guidelines for Submission:
The submitted abstract should provide a concise statement of the problem or hypothesis, procedures and analyses conducted, results obtained, and final conclusion drawn. In the case of symposia and mini-workshops, the organizer should submit an abstract summarizing the topic and an abstract for each of the individual presentations (including the names and affiliations of the participants). To help the planning of the program, it is recommended that organizers of symposia and mini-workshops contact the Chair of the Program Committee (Hugh W Buckingham) by email (hbucklsu.edu) about their plans no later than March 15 in order to get feedback on organizational issues. More than one abstract may be submitted by an individual, but an individual can be listed as first author on only one submission.

Please Note the Following Guidelines:
Abstracts may include a maximum of 500 words (including references) as well as one camera-ready figure/table. The abstracts will be printed in Brain and Language, so the text and figure/table should be prepared in accordance with its published the specifications Instructions for authors in Brain and Language (including reference format). They will be published online and on a separate CD. Please submit your abstract electronically to: contactacademyofaphasia.org. Please send all files as attachments, saved in either Microsoft Word or RTF format. Please send two copies of the abstract, one prepared normally and the other with all identifying information removed (for anonymous review). For both versions, please use a one-word filename with the author's last name and initials separated by a period. Use suffix ''1''for the regular version and ''2'' for the anonymous version (e.g., smith.ab.1, smith.ab.2). Charts and graphs should be embedded in the document as a chart or graph. Alternatively, you may mail a disk CD and 8 hard copies of your abstract to: Academy Of Aphasia, Frances Laven, Director, P.O. Box 26532, Minneapolis MN 55426, USA.

Please include the corresponding address at the end of the normally prepared abstract. For each electronic or disk CD submission, please include the information sheet available at:

The Program committee will notify you of its decision by email, so your email address must be included with the normally prepared abstract. To receive notification by surface mail, a typed label with the corresponding author's address must accompany the abstract. Submissions that do not meet these guidelines will not be reviewed.

Abstracts must be received no later than 12:00 noon Central Standard Daylight Time on Tuesday, April 1, 2008. There will be absolutely no exceptions to this deadline. The Program Committee will review the abstracts anonymously. Selection of papers will be based on scientific merit, on appropriateness for the Academy of Aphasia, on the representation of topics in the program, and on space and time restrictions. Unfortunately, not all papers can be accepted. We will send out notification of the decision by the Program Committee by mid-summer. You will be notified by e-mail; therefore, your e-mail address must accompany each submission.


Frances Laven, Director of the Academy

Hugh Buckingham, Chair of the Program Committee
Matt Goldrick, Assistant Chair (Chair, Oct. 2009)
Lise Menn
Ana Ines Ansaldo
Lynn Maher
Carol Leonard
Sarah Christman, ex officio
Matti Laine, Local Arrangements

Message 2: ESSLLI 2008 Workshop: What Syntax Feeds Semantics?
Date: 28-Feb-2008
From: Maribel Romero <maribel.romerouni-konstanz.de>
Subject: ESSLLI 2008 Workshop: What Syntax Feeds Semantics?
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Full Title: ESSLLI 2008 Workshop: What Syntax Feeds Semantics?

Date: 11-Aug-2008 - 15-Aug-2008
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Contact Person: Maribel Romero
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.illc.uva.nl/ESSLLI2008/WhatSyntaxFeedsSemantics.html

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

Call Deadline: 08-Mar-2008

Meeting Description:

The purpose of this workshop is to investigate on what kind of syntactic
representation semantic interpretation applies. A dominant trend defends
the existence of a covert level of representation, Logical Form (LF) in
Generative Grammar/Minimalism, mediating between surface syntax and the
semantic component. However, many of the original empirical reasons for LF
have been challenged, and, for many phenomena commonly attributed to LF,
alternative accounts exist that derive the semantics from the surface
syntax. Other grammar formalisms -e.g. TAG, HPSG, LFG, CCG- use different
syntactic inputs to arrive at the desired semantic interpretation. The
workshop aims to provide a forum for researchers (including advanced PhD
students) to present and discuss their work with colleagues working on the
same or on different frameworks, in connection with the broad subject areas
represented at ESSLLI.

Final Call for Papers

What Syntax Feeds Semantics?

organised as part of ESSLLI 2008
European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information
11-15 August, 2008 in Hamburg, Germany

Maribel Romero, University of Konstanz: maribel.romerouni-konstanz.de

Workshop Topics:
The workshop is concerned with topics where the debate on the syntax-semantics mapping has been particularly active or can potentially lead to new results. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- scope and Noun Phrases (NPS): quantificational NPs, plurals, branching quantifier readings, etc.
- scope reconstruction
- connectivity effects (reflected in Binding Theory, NPI-licensing, opacity, etc.)
- scope in degree constructions (comparatives, superlatives, etc.)
- ellipsis (VP-ellipsis, gapping, NP-ellipsis, etc.)
- representation and binding of pronouns
- representation and binding of world/situation variables
- representation and binding of temporal variables

Submission Details:
Authors are invited to submit an anonymous abstract not exceeding 2 pages (including examples and references), on an 11pt font and with 2cm per margin. The following formats are accepted: PDF, ASCII text, WSWord. Please send your submission electronically by March 8, 2008 to the email address: synsem.esslli08uni-konstanz.de . Please include the following information in the body of the email:
- title of the paper
- name of the author(s)
- affiliation
- contact address
- email address
The submissions will be reviewed by the workshop's programme committee and potentially additional reviewers. The accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings published by ESSLLI.

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 second week of ESSLLI. There will be 3 slots for paper presentation and discussion per session. On the first day the workshop organizer will give an introduction or extended lecture on the topic to familiarize the audience with the phenomena.

Invited Speakers:
Arnim von Stechow
Second speaker to be announced

Workshop Programme Committee:
Chris Barker, NYU
Rajesh Bhatt, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Miriam Butt, University of Konstanz
Daniel Hardt, Copenhagen Business School and languagelens
Pauline Jacobson, Brown University
Laura Kallmeyer, University of Tuebingen
Maribel Romero, University of Konstanz (Chair)
Manfred Sailer, University of Goettingen
Uli Sauerland, ZAS
Philippe Schlenker, Institut Jean-Nicod and NYU
Yael Sharvit, University of Connecticut
Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh
Satoshi Tomioka, University of Delaware

Important Dates:
Submission Deadline: March 8, 2008
Notification: April 21, 2008
Preliminary programme: April 24, 2008
ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2008
Final papers for proceedings: May 17, 2008
Final programme: June 21, 2008
Workshop dates: August 11-15, 2008

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.

Further Information:
About the workshop: http://www.illc.uva.nl/ESSLLI2008/WhatSyntaxFeedsSemantics.html
About ESSLLI: http://www.illc.uva.nl/ESSLLI2008/

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