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Thu 21 Nov 1991

Confs: Papuan, Human Sentence processing

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  1. Malcolm Ross, Third International Papuan Linguistics Conference
  2. Jane Edwards, CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing

Message 1: Third International Papuan Linguistics Conference

Date: Thu, 21 Nov 91 10:24:07 +1100
From: Malcolm Ross <>
Subject: Third International Papuan Linguistics Conference
will be held 15-18 September 1992 in Madang, Papua New Guinea. The
tentative venue is the Divine Word Institute.
Papers are solicited dealing with any aspect of Papuan languages
including (but not limited to):
* Syntax
* Semantics/Pragmatics
* Phonology
* Historical development/Reconstruction
* Sociolinguistics/Language use
* Papuan-based pidgins.
The term 'Papuan languages' refers to the non-Austronesian
languages of eastern Indonesia (Timor, Alor, Pantar, Halmahera,
Irian Jaya), Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
Abstracts should be no longer than one page and should not include
the author's name or institution. These should be included instead
in a cover letter or on a card.
All abstracts, as well as requests for further information, should
be sent to:
Carl Whitehead
Third International Conference on Papuan Linguistics
P.O. Box 418
Ukarumpa via Lae
Papua New Guinea.
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Message 2: CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing

Date: Wed, 20 Nov 91 20:52:24 -0800
From: Jane Edwards <edwardscogsci.Berkeley.EDU>
Subject: CUNY conference on Human Sentence Processing
Fifth Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing
March 19 (12:30 P.M.) - March 21 (6 P.M.) 1992
CUNY Graduate Center
33 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
The theme of this year's CUNY Conference is:
Cross-linguistic Studies of Sentence Processing
Papers will be presented on this and other topics by:
Elizabeth Bates (University of California at San Diego) and
 Brian MacWhinney (Carnegie-Mellon University)
Josef Bayer (Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet, Duesseldorf)
Ursula Bellugi and Karen Emmorey (Salk Institute)
Robert Berwick (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and
 Sandiway Fong (NEC Research Institute, Princeton)
Marica De Vincenzi (Istituto di Psicologia del CNR, Rome)
Kenneth I. Forster (University of Arizona)
Lyn Frazier (University of Massachusetts)
Elizabeth Gilboy and Josep Sopena (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
Atsu Inoue (University of Connecticut) and
 Janet Dean Fodor (CUNY Graduate Center)
Aravind Joshi (University of Pennsylvania)
Martin Kay (CSLI Stanford University)
Howard Lasnik (University of Connecticut)
Don C. Mitchell (University of Exeter)
David Pesetsky (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Keith Rayner (University of Massachusetts)
Stuart Shieber (Harvard University)
David Swinney (CUNY Graduate Center)
Michael K. Tanenhaus (University of Rochester)
Statistical Approaches to Natural Language Processing
Ezra Black (IBM-Watson Research)
Kenneth Church (AT&T Bell Laboratories)
Donald Hindle (AT&T Bell Laboratories)
Mitchell P. Marcus (University of Pennsylvania)
Robert Mercer (IBM-Watson Research)
Yves Schabes (University of Pennsylvania)
Richard K. Larson (SUNY at Stonybrook) will give a
Tutorial on Logical Form (LF)
Demonstration of Software
For Use of Speech in Sentence Processing Studies:
We are considering having a demonstration session in the morning
of Thursday March 19 of software for the computer manipulation
and presentation of speech in experimental settings. If you
have programs you would like to demonstrate, please contact
David Swinney by E-mail(BITNET) at: LNGGCCUNYVM as soon
as possible.
Poster Session:
There will be a poster session on Thursday evening, March 19.
We encourage both faculty and graduate students engaged in
research to offer poster presentations. Poster abstracts
should be approximately half a page long and should be
accompanied by a separate sheet giving the name, affiliation,
and return address (E-mail, if available) of the author(s).
Students, please include faculty advisor's name also.
Note: space has been left on the program so that a few
poster submissions can be chosen for presentation as papers
during the regular sessions of the conference. To be considered
for presentation as a paper, poster abstracts should arrive
by November 30; otherwise the deadline is January 3, 1992.
Abstracts will be anonymously reviewed and authors notified
by E-mail or letter by December 31 for November submissions
and by Feb 1 for January submissions. Please send your
abstracts to Martin Chodorow by E-mail(BITNET) at MSCHCCUNYVM,
or by mail to: Martin Chodorow, Department of Psychology,
Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10021.
Please do not send poster abstracts to Janet Fodor or to the
Linguistics program office.
Student travel fellowships:
We are hoping to obtain funding for travel for graduate
students attending the conference. More details will be
provided in the second announcement in late January,
including information about how to apply.
Further information:
A detailed program will be mailed out in late January. It will
include hotel information, applications for crash space
and early registration forms. If you need further information
in the mean time, or if you are not now on the mailing list
and would like to be, please send a message by E-mail(BITNET)
to: LNGGCCUNYVM, or call: (212) 642-2154, or write:
Conference Committee, Linguistics Program, CUNY Graduate Center,
33 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036.
CUNY Conference Steering Committee:
Steven P. Abney Janet Dean Fodor
Martin Chodorow David Swinney
Charles A. Clifton Michael K. Tanenhaus
Please post this on your department bulletin board.
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