LINGUIST List 2.74

Saturday, 16 Mar 1991

Misc: Job, Queries, Summer School, Conferences

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  1. , Visiting Position
  2. , Linguists at Heidelberg?
  3. , Chinese or Japanese judgements
  4. Michael Hess, Summer School in NLP
  5. , The association for mathematics of language

Message 1: Visiting Position

Date: Tue, 12 Mar 91 13:22 EST
Subject: Visiting Position
Job Announcement:

Subject to availability of funds, the Dept. of Linguistics and
Cognitive Science at the University at Albany, SUNY, seeks a
theoretical syntactician or phonologist to fill a one year visiting
assistant professor position. Candidate should have demonstrable
teaching experience at the undergraduate level. Salary will be
commensurate with qualifications. Send CV, letter of application
which specifically addresses and documents teaching experience,
and 3 letters of recommendation to:
 Ann K. Farmer
 Dept. of Linguistics & Cognitve Science
 University at Albany, SUNY
 Albany, NY 12222

Closing Date: April 19, 1991

The University at Albany, is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action
Employer. Applications from women, minority persons, handicapped
persons, and or special disabled or Vietnam era veterans are
especially welcome.
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Message 2: Linguists at Heidelberg?

Date: Fri, 15 Mar 91 08:34:00 EST
From: <>
Subject: Linguists at Heidelberg?
Does anyone out there have e-mail address for linguists at the University
of Heidelberg (Germany)? Thanks. Steve Dworkin
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Message 3: Chinese or Japanese judgements

Date: Fri, 15 Mar 1991 20:34:19 EST
From: <BALTINACFcluster.NYU.EDU>
Subject: Chinese or Japanese judgements
 I was wondering if a native speaker linguist who speaks Japanese or
Chinese could help me. I am looking for judgements and the Japanese translat-
ions of the following sentences:
 (1) Who read every book?
 (2) What did everyone read?
 (3) Which students read every book?
 (4) Which books did every student read?
 The judgements that I'm looking for are judgements of the in-
terpretation or interpretations of each of the sentences, particularly with
respect to the scope of the wh-phrase and the universal quantifier with res-
pect to one another. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in ad-
vance,-----Mark Baltin
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Message 4: Summer School in NLP

Date: Tue, 12 Mar 1991 18:56:27 +0100
From: Michael Hess <>
Subject: Summer School in NLP

 23 - 27 September 1991

 Lugano (Switzerland)

The Special Interest Group in Natural Language Processing of the
Swiss Group of Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science
(SGAICO), in collaboration with the University of Geneva, is
organising a Summer School in Natural Language Processing this

The intended audience is, on the one hand, students of linguis-
tics who have no opportunity to take classes in NLP at their home
universities and, on the other hand, people from industry working
in a specialised field of NLP (e.g. speech processing, Machine
Translation) but without too much background in general linguis-
tics. Lectures will therefore not presuppose too much in the line
of factual NLP knowledge but they will otherwise be fairly
demanding. In many respects the School is intended to be a com-
plement to the European Summer Schools in Language, Logic and
Information, which are oriented exclusively towards the scien-
tific aspects of the field. Our intention is to give the dif-
ferent applications of NLP considerably more weight.

The School will therefore consist of two types of courses: Four
longer courses covering the fundamental aspects of NLP (between
10 lessons of 45 minutes to 4 lessons of 60 minutes), and five
shorter courses covering more specialised and application
oriented aspects of the field (1 or 2 lessons of 60 minutes).
Courses will, if possible at all, not run in parallel so that
participants will be able to take in the full programme of
approx. 48 hours.

Speakers are well-known specialists in the field of NLP, mostly
from outside Switzerland. The language of the School will be
English. We hope this will make the School attractive for people
from universities and industry from all over Europe.


Fundamental Aspects:

Martin Kay (Stanford Univ.): Natural Language Processing - 
 the Foundations
Barbara Grosz (Harvard Univ.): Pragmatics and Discourse Processing
Manfred Pinkal (Saarbru"cken Univ.): Recent Semantic Models for NLP
Klaus Netter (Saarbru"cken Univ.): Constraint-Based Grammar Formalisms

Specific Aspects:

Ken Church (Bell Labs): NLP Techniques and Text Retrieval
 NLP Techniques and Text Retrieval
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Eric Wehrli (Geneva Univ.): Interactive Tools for Parsing 
 and Translation
Maghi King (ISSCO): Evaluation of NLP Products
Graham Russell (ISSCO): Language Technology and Applications
Michael Hess (Zurich Univ.): Discourse Representation Theories

Costs: sFr. 100.- for full-time students, around sFr. 200.- for
participants from academic institutions, around sFr. 400.- for
participants from commercial or governmental institutions (exact
fees for non-students will be known in about one month's time).
The fee does not include meals or accommodation. A limited number
de meals or accommodation. A limited number
Status: O

of grants for students will be available.

Accommodation: A limited number of hotel rooms can be booked
through IDSIA

Deadlines: The deadline for early registration is 15th June 1991.
After this date a late fee of sFr. 20.- will be added to the
invoice. On-site late registration for courses (without hotel
reservation) will also be possible. The deadline for hotel reser-
vations through IDSIA is 15th July 1991.

Cancellation: If you cancel registration for the School before
31st July 1991 you will be reimbursed 50% of the fee. Cancella-
tion of hotel bookings must be arranged with the hotel direct.

Address of local organiser: For general information about 
 the School contact:

Mike Rosner (SGAICO NLP) Michael Hess (SGAICO NLP)
 NLP) Michael Hess (SGAICO NLP)

Istituto Dalle Molle IDSIA ISSCO
Corso Elvezia 36 54, rte des Acacias
CH-6900 Lugano CH-1227 Gene`ve

Fax: +41 91 22 89 94 Fax: +41 22 300 10 86
Tel.: +41 91 22 88 81 Tel.: +41 22 705 71 16
E-mail: E-mail:

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 ( ) I want more detailed information about the School 
 (in approx. one month)

 I register for the First Swiss Summer School in Natural Language 
 Processing as
 ( ) a full-time student (please enclose proof of enrollment)
 ( ) an employee of an academic organisation
 ( ) an employee of a commercial or governmental organisation
 ( ) and want also more detailed information
 ( ) and I will want to book a hotel room through IDSIA

 ( ) I have registered as a full-time student and apply for a grant

 Place, Date, Signature:


 Name/First Name _________________________________________________

 Affiliation _________________________________________________

 Address _________________________________________________


 Phone/E-mail _________________________________________________

Please send this form, by snail-mail, e-mail or fax, to the local 
organiser at the address given above
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Message 5: The association for mathematics of language

Date: Tue, 12 Mar 91 18:04:40 EST
From: <>
Subject: The association for mathematics of language

Because some, mostly, foreign colleagues only heard about the
upcoming MOL2 meeting quite recently, it was decided to extend
the deadline for submission of abstracts till the middle of March.
Abstracts are only accepted electronically. Please send them to:


The response so far has been terrific, however, and simple arithmetic
tells us that many of the submissions received will not be accepted.


It is also never too late sign up as a member of AMOL (known to
ACL members as SIGMOL). This can also be done by sending email
to the above address. Since the election of permanent officers
is to take place soon, you may want to hurry up and sign up right

The organizing committee of AMOL, which is also acting as the program
committee of the MOL2 meeting, consists of:

William Baxter
Edward Keenan
Alexis Manaster Ramer (president of AMOL, co-chair of program committee)
Aravind Joshi
M. Andrew Moshier
Daniel Radzinski
Walter Savitch
Thomas Wasow
Wlodek Zadrozny (secretary of AMOL, co-chair of program committee)
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Date: Thu, 14 Mar 91 13:20 +0200
IATL, The Israeli Association for Theoretical Linguistics

announces its 7th annual conference, June 17-18,
which will take place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Papers are welcome in any topic of theoretical linguistics.
Please send 6 anonymous copies of a 1-2 page abstract,
one camera-ready copy of the abstract including name and
affiliation of author, and a separate sheet with mailing
information to

Edit Doron
Department of English
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
91905 Jerusalem, Israel

by May 1, 1991.

for further information please contact edithujivms.bitnet
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