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Tue 22 Oct 1991

Confs: Computational, African Lx, Cognitive Science

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  1. "NANCY M. IDE, Call for papers: Computational Intelligence
  2. "David_J.Dwyer", Conference on African Linguistics
  3. , Cognitive Science Seminar

Message 1: Call for papers: Computational Intelligence

Date: Thu, 17 Oct 91 10:56 EDT
From: "NANCY M. IDE <>
Subject: Call for papers: Computational Intelligence
 Computational Approaches to Non-Literal Language
 Special Issue
You are invited to submit a paper to a Special Issue of COMPUTATIONAL
INTELLIGENCE Journal on Computational Approaches to Non-Literal Language,
edited by Dan Fass, James Martin and Elizabeth Hinkelman.
COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE has been publishing regularly four issues a year
since 1984 with an international editorial board of 48 distinguished
researchers covering all areas of AI.
The executive editors are Nick Cercone and Gord McCalla.
>From 1992 on, COMPUTATIONAL INTELLIGENCE will be published by Basil Blackwell
The Special Issue is to appear in August 1992.
Submission deadline is February 6th 1991.
Please let Dan Fass know by e-mail or letter by November 15th if you intend
to submit, giving a tentative title and brief description of the contents of
your paper.
1. Focus of the Special Issue
Non-literal language includes metaphor, idiom, "indirect" speech acts,
implicature, hyperbole, metonymy, irony, simile, sarcasm, and other devices
whose meaning cannot be obtained by direct composition of their constituent
Papers are invited on topics including (but not limited to) the computer
recognition, interpretation, acquisition, generation, and robust parsing of
non-literal language. Issues of interest include:
o the relationship of non-literal to literal language,
o the adequacy of various forms of knowledge representation (symbolic vs
 connectionist vs statistical),
o static vs dynamic mechanisms,
o general vs idiosyncratic treatment of instances,
o instances as novel vs conventional forms,
o comparison and contrast of models of the various forms of non-literal
o broader implications for AI.
2. Impetus for the Special Issue
The editors of the Special Issue recently organized a workshop on non-literal
language at IJCAI-91. Attendees, besides the organizers, were John Barnden,
Ted Briscoe, Jerry Hobbs, Eric van der Linden, Hiroshi Motoda, Yamagami
Matsumoto, David Powers, Lisa Rau, Cameron Shelley, Raoul Smith, Susan Weber,
Sylvia Weber Russell, and Janet Wiles.
The 169 page workshop proceedings will be available shortly as a technical
report from the University of Colorado at Boulder. There will be a charge,
to be determined. Please contact James Martin for further details.
3. Schedule for the Special Issue
 Date Stage
 Thurs Nov 14 1991 Notification of intention to submit.
 Thurs Feb 6 1992 Submission deadline.
 Thurs Mar 19 1992 Reviews returned.
 Thurs Apr 23 1992 Revised, accepted papers received.
4. Manuscript Preparation and Review
Typical submissions should be 25-50 pages in manuscript form, though exceptions
may be made. The manuscript should be double spaced and typed on one side of
the page only. Each page of the manuscript should be numbered, beginning with
the title page.
The title page should include the title, authors' names, institution of origin,
and its address (including postal code). Please include telephone number(s) and
e-mail address.
An abstract should be not more than 200 words, and on a separate page.
References should not be cited in the manuscript.
More detailed Instructions to Authors will be sent to those intending to submit
a paper.
Please note that for an author's submission to be reviewed, the author must
review three other submissions to the Special Issue.
5. The Editors
 Dan Fass James Martin
 Centre for Systems Science, Computer Science Department and
 Simon Fraser University, Institute of Cognitive Science,
 Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6, Canada. University of Colorado at Boulder,
 Tel: (604) 291-3208 Box 430, Boulder, CO 80309-0430, USA.
 Fax: (604) 291-4951 Tel: (303) 492-3552
 E-mail: Fax: (303) 492-2844
 Elizabeth Hinkelman
 Center for Information and Language Studies,
 University of Chicago, 1100 E. 57th Street,
 Chicago, IL 60637, USA.
 Tel: (312) 702-8887
 Fax: (312) 702-0775
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Message 2: Conference on African Linguistics

Date: Thu, 17 Oct 91 10:12 EDT
From: "David_J.Dwyer" <DWYERMSU.BITNET>
Subject: Conference on African Linguistics
 Call for Papers
 23rd Annual Conference on African Linguistics
 Michigan State University - March 26 - 29, 1992
To present a 20 minute paper at the 23rd ACAL, send six copies of
a camera-ready abstract to: The 23rd Annual Conference on African
Linguistics, African Studies Center, Michigan State University,
East Lansing, Michigan 48824, by 15 December 1992.
Place the text of the abstract (using black ribbons, type or ink)
entirely within box 7.25 inches (185mm) wide by 3 inches (75mm)
On separate lines enclose the following information:
1. LAST NAME, First Name, Professional title,
2. Institutional affiliation,
3. Address including country and postal code (use 2 lines if
4. Title of the paper,
5. Languages involved and topic area of the paper.
 Phonology, Tone, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Lexicography,
 Historical/Comparative, Pidgins/Creoles, Language Planning,
 Literacy, Language Contact, Language Teaching,
 Sociolinguistics, African American Language, Literacy,
 Literature, Multilingualism, Computers, ...
You should receive information concerning the acceptance of your
paper along with additional information about the conference,
lodging and other arrangements by 1/31/92.~Z~Z
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Message 3: Cognitive Science Seminar

Date: Wed, 16 Oct 91 17:27
From: <>
Subject: Cognitive Science Seminar
Re: the seminars below.
If anyone is interested and in the country and not too far away
and they would like to attend either/both of the following,
then please let me or Julie know at the number(s) given, or by email.
	William Edmondson.
6th. November	4 pm - 8 pm
	Martin Atkinson (University of Essex):
Principles, parameters and the non-linguistic nature of
early child language.
Melissa Bowerman (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics):
The origins of childrenUs spatial semantic categories:
Cognitive versus linguistic determinants.
4th. December
4 pm - 8 pm
Koen Lamberts (Leuven)
Jonathan Evans (Polytechnic South West)
[Titles of the talks available later.]
 The first paper in each double seminar begins at 4pm with questions at 5pm and
the break for supper at 5.30pm. The second paper begins at 6.30pm and the
session ends at 8pm.
 The buffet supper (for which there will be nominal charge) will be available
between the two seminars to those who book by the Monday preceding the
Wednesday of the talks. To make your booking please contact Julie Heathcote
on +44-21-414-4773.
 The seminars take place in Room G12 in the School of Computer Science.
For further information contact Wlliam Edmondson on +44-21-414-4763, or by FAX
on +44-21-414-4281, or by email:-
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