LINGUIST List 2.824

Mon 25 Nov 1991

FYI: LSA Crash Space, Brown Corpus, Idiom Conference

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  1. , Crash Space at LSA Annual Meeting
  2. Henry Kucera, Re: 2.821 Brown and LOB Corpora
  3. Erik-Jan van der Linden, SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS: Idioms

Message 1: Crash Space at LSA Annual Meeting

Date: Sun, 24 Nov 91 12:14:08 EST
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Subject: Crash Space at LSA Annual Meeting
The University of Pennsylvania Linguistics Club is happy to announce that it
will attempt to provide crash space for those who need it during the LSA Annual
Meeting in Philadelphia in January. Anyone interested in obtaining crash space
should send an e-mail letter stating the dates needed, particular preferences
and phone and e-mail address to Please advise
colleagues who may not see this message of its contents. Anyone not able to
send e-mail is requested to send a letter to:
Corey Miller, Crash Space Coordinator
Department of Linguistics
619 Williams Hall
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Message 2: Re: 2.821 Brown and LOB Corpora

Date: Sat, 23 Nov 91 10:45:59 EST
From: Henry Kucera <>
Subject: Re: 2.821 Brown and LOB Corpora
>The Brown Corpus is also available from this source, but not in tagged
>format. However, I understand that the tagged version may be obtained
> 186 Bowen St.,
> Providence RI 02906,
> U.S.A.
 Please note: the street address is 196 (one ninety six) Bowen St. (Since
186 does not exist, our smart postal service is likely to return the letter).
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Date: Mon, 25 Nov 1991 17:27:50 +0100
From: Erik-Jan van der Linden <>
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 September 2-4, 1992, Tilburg, The Netherlands
Idioms are the subject of research in theoretical linguistics, computational
linguistics, and psycholinguistics.
The aim of the IDIOMS conference is to bring together scholars from these
disciplines with an interest in idioms, in order to further the interaction
between these disciplines and to transfer results from one discipline to
The theme of IDIOMS is the representation of idioms at the various levels of
grammar and the analysis and generation of idioms both in psychological models
of the human language faculty, and in computational and theoretical linguistic
Original papers are sollicited, including but not limited to
- comparison of idiomatic expressions to other forms of non-literal language.
- accounts of the prosodic, morphological, syntactic, semantic and pragmatic
behaviour of idioms.
- lexical representation of idioms; representation of idioms in
 the mental lexicon.
- ambiguity resolution in the case of idiomatic expressions.
- analysis and generation of idioms.
In order to guarantee the multi-disciplinary character of the workshop,
contributions should stress relevance to the study of idioms, rather
than focus on the relevance to the study of theoretical and
computational linguistic formalisms or psychological models.
The conference comprises invited and contributed papers. Papers will be one
hour including discussion. The following speakers have been invited:
- Joan Bresnan (Stanford University)
- Lynn Frazier (University of Massachusetts) (to be confirmed)
- Raymond Gibbs (University of California at Santa Cruz)
- George Lakoff (Berkely University)
- Igor Mel'cuk (Universite' Quebec Montreal)
Authors are requested to submit four copies of an extended abstract (4 pages;
1500 words) written in English in hardcopy format to the address below.
All abstracts will be refereed by a programme committee which consists of
Peter Coopmans (Utrecht), Dirk Geeraerts (Leuven), Jan Odijk
(Philips Eindhoven), Louis des Tombe (Utrecht), Wietske Vonk (Nijmegen)
and the members of the organising committee.
Accepted papers (max. 15 pages) will be published in the proceedings of the
conference. Guidelines for submission of final versions of accepted papers
will be sent to the authors.
Abstracts must be received before December 15, 1991.
Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by February 1, 1992. Final
camera-ready papers must be received by June 1, 1992. A copy of the conference
proceedings will be distributed among the participants of the conference.
Martin Everaert (Research Institute for Language and Speech, Utrecht)
Erik-Jan van der Linden (Institute for Language Technology and Artificial
Intelligence, Tilburg)
Andre' Schenk (Philips Research Labs, Eindhoven)
Rob Schreuder (Center for Language Studies, Nijmegen)
IDIOMS / Erik-Jan van der Linden
Institute for Language Technology and AI
PO BOX 90153
NL-5000 LE Tilburg
The Netherlands
tel.: +31 13 663070 / 3113
fax.: +31 13 663110
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