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Thu Feb 26 2009

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        1.    Alain Polguère, Fourth International Conference on Meaning-Text Theory
        2.    Peter Arkadiev, Contemporary Approaches to Baltic Linguistics


Message 1: Fourth International Conference on Meaning-Text Theory
Date: 25-Feb-2009
From: Alain Polguère <alain.polguereumontreal.ca>
Subject: Fourth International Conference on Meaning-Text Theory
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Full Title: Fourth International Conference on Meaning-Text Theory
Short Title: MTT'09

Date: 16-Jun-2009 - 18-Jun-2009
Location: Montreal (Quebec), Canada
Contact Person: Jasmina Milicevic
Meeting Email: jmilicevdal.ca
Web Site: http://olst.ling.umontreal.ca/mtt09

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 08-Mar-2009

Meeting Description:

Fourth International Conference on Meaning-Text Theory (Mtt'09).
Université de Montréal
Montreal (Quebec), Canada.
June 16-18, 2009.

Final Call for Papers

Deadline Extension: March 8, 2009
[French version follows]

Meeting Description:
Meaning-Text Theory is a comprehensive linguistic theory characterized in
particular by the central position accorded to semantics and the lexicon, the
importance of communicative/information structure, and the reliance on
dependencies at all levels of linguistic representation. Over the last four
decades, Meaning-Text Theory has been applied to research in a wide variety of
fields, including morphological and syntactic theory, lexicography, semantic
representations, natural language processing (in particular machine translation
and text generation) and language learning and teaching.

This is the fourth in a series of conferences that aims at bringing together
researchers working in Meaning-Text Theory and other related approaches.

MTT'09 will be held in conjunction with the Workshop on Terminology and Lexical
Semantics
<http://olst.ling.umontreal.ca/tls09>
June 19, 2009.

Submissions
Submissions are invited in any area of theoretical, computational and applied
linguistics within the scope of the conference. Graduate students are especially
encouraged to submit. Papers will be allotted 30 minutes (20 minutes for
presentation + 10 minutes for discussion). The conference will also include a
poster session.

Submissions, in English or French, should take the format of a paper of 8 to 10
pages in length. For formatting guidelines and submission instructions, please
consult the conference web site at the following address:
http://olst.ling.umontreal.ca/mtt09/paper-submission/

Publication of the Proceedings
An electronic publication of the conference proceedings is foreseen.

Important Dates
Submission deadline : March 8, 2009 (New deadline!)
Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2009
Final version due : May 1, 2009
Conference : June 16-18, 2009

Keynote Speakers
Juri Apresjan, Russian Language Institute of the Russian Academy of Science
Robert Van Valin, University of Buffalo & Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf

Local Organization Chair
Alain Polguère, Université de Montréal

Program Chairs
David Beck, University of Alberta
Jasmina Milićević, Dalhousie University

Program Committee
Margarita Alonso Ramos, University of Coruña
Valentina Apresjan,Russian Academy of Sciences
Lorraine Baqué, Autonomous University of Barcelona
David Beck, University of Alberta
Igor Boguslavskij, Russian Academy of Sciences and Polytechnical University of
Madrid
Gaétane Dostie, Université de Sherbrooke
Thierry Fontenelle, Microsoft Natural Language Group
Bernard Fradin, Université Paris 7
Kim Gerdes, Université Paris 3
Marie-Josée Hamel, Dalhousie University
Eva Hajićová, Charles University
Lee Seong Heon, Seoul National University
Leonid Iomdin, Russian Academy of Sciences
Lidija Iordanskaja, Université de Montréal
Sylvain Kahane, Université Paris 10
Richard Kittredge, CoGenTex Inc.
George Kleiber, University Marc Bloch
Irina Levontina, Russian Academy of Sciences
Marie-Claude L'Homme, Université de Montréal
Igor Mel'čuk, Université de Montréal
Jasmina Milićević, Dalhousie University
Alain Polguère, Université de Montréal
Owen Rambow, Columbia University
Tilmann, Reuther, University of Klagenfurt
Agnès Tutin, University Stendhal-Grenoble 3
Serge Verlinde, Université catholique de Leuvain
Leo Wanner, University Pompeu Fabra
Daniel Weiss, University of Zurich

Further information on the conference, as well as travel to and accommodation in
Montreal will soon be available at the conference website.

Inquiries about local arrangements should be addressed to Alain Polguère,
alain.polguere umontreal.ca, and questions concerning paper submission to David
Beck, david.beckualberta.ca, or Jasmina Milićević, jmilicevdal.ca.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Montreal.


Dernier Appel à Communications

Nouvelle Date Limite de Soumission : 8 mars 2009

Quatrième conférence internationale sur la Théorie Sens-Texte (MTT'09)
http://olst.ling.umontreal.ca/mtt09
16-18 juin 2009
Université de Montréal
Montréal (Québec) CANADA

Description de la Conférence
La théorie linguistique Sens-Texte se caractérise par la position centrale qu'y
occupent la sémantique et le lexique, par l'importance de la structure
communicative/informationnelle et par le recours aux dépendances à tous les
niveaux de représentation linguistique. Au cours des quatre dernières décennies,
la théorie Sens-Texte a été utilisée à des fins de recherche dans une grande
variété de  domaines, incluant la morphologie et la syntaxe, la lexicographie,
les représentations sémantiques, le traitement automatique de la langue (en
particulier, la traduction automatique et la génération de textes) et
l'acquisition/enseignement des langues.

Ceci est la quatrième d'une série de conférences qui visent à rassembler les
chercheurs travaillant avec la théorie Sens-Texte ou  d'autres approches connexes.

MTT'09 se tiendra en conjonction avec le
Workshop on Terminology and Lexical Semantics
<http://olst.ling.umontreal.ca/tls09>
19 juin 2009.

Soumissions
Les soumissions, compatibles avec le thème général de la  conférence, peuvent
relever de tout domaine de la linguistique théorique, informatique ou appliquée.
Les étudiants diplômés sont  tout particulièrement encouragés à soumettre un
article. Trente  minutes seront allouées à chaque présentation (vingt minutes
pour  la présentation elle-même et dix minutes pour la discussion). La
conférence comprendra aussi une séance de présentations par  affichage ("poster
session").

Format de Soumission
Les soumissions, en anglais ou en français, devront être d'une longueur de 8 à
10 pages. Pour les directives concernant le format de présentation et la
soumission, veuillez consulter le site de la conférence:
http://olst.ling.umontreal.ca/mtt09/paper-submission/

Publication des Actes
Les actes seront publiés sous forme électronique.

Dates Importantes
Date limite pour la soumission : 8 mars 2009 (Nouvelle date limite !)
Avis d'acceptation/de rejet : 1er avril 2009
Remise de la version finale : 1er mai 2009
Conférence : 16-18 juin 2009

Conférenciers
Juri Apresjan, Russian Language Institute of the Russian Academy of Science
Robert Van Valin, University of Buffalo & Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf

Responsable de l'Organisation Locale
Alain Polguère, Université de Montréal

Responsables de l'Organisation Scientifique
David Beck, University of Alberta
Jasmina Milićević, Dalhousie University

Comité de Programme
Margarita Alonso Ramos, University of Coruña
Valentina Apresjan, Russian Academy of Sciences
Lorraine Baqué, Autonomous University of Barcelona
David Beck, University of Alberta
Igor Boguslavskij, Russian Academy of Sciences and Polytechnical University of
Madrid
Gaétane Dostie, Université de Sherbrooke
Thierry Fontenelle, Microsoft Natural Language Group
Bernard Fradin, Université Paris 7
Kim Gerdes, Université Paris 3
Marie-Josée Hamel, Dalhousie University
Eva Hajićová, Charles University
Lee Seong Heon, Seoul National University
Leonid Iomdin, Russian Academy of Sciences
Lidija Iordanskaja, Université de Montréal
Sylvain Kahane, Université Paris 10
Richard Kittredge, CoGenTex Inc.
George Kleiber, University Marc Bloch
Irina Levontina, Russian Academy of Sciences
Marie-Claude L'Homme, Université de Montréal
Igor Mel'čuk, Université de Montréal
Jasmina Milićević, Dalhousie University
Alain Polguère, Université de Montréal
Tilmann, Reuther, University of Klagenfurt
Owen Rambow, Columbia University
Agnès Tutin, University Stendhal-Grenoble 3
Serge Verlinde, Université catholique de Leuvain
Leo Wanner, University Pompeu Fabra
Daniel Weiss, University of Zurich

De plus amples informations au sujet de la conférence ainsi que sur les
déplacements et l'hébergement à Montréal seront bientôt disponibles sur le site
de la conférence.

Pour toute demande de renseignements au sujet de l'organisation locale,
contactez Alain Polguère, alain.polguereumontreal.ca, et pour toute question
concernant la soumission des articles, contactez David Beck,
david.beckualberta.ca, ou Jasmina Milićević, jmilicevdal.ca.

Au plaisir de vous voir à Montréal !
Message 2: Contemporary Approaches to Baltic Linguistics
Date: 25-Feb-2009
From: Peter Arkadiev <alpgurevgmail.com>
Subject: Contemporary Approaches to Baltic Linguistics
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Full Title: Contemporary Approaches to Baltic Linguistics
Short Title: CABL

Date: 07-Oct-2009 - 09-Oct-2009
Location: Moscow, Russia
Contact Person: Peter Arkadiev
Meeting Email: baltistica.inslavgmail.com

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Lithuanian (lit)
Latvian (lav)

Language Family(ies): Baltic

Call Deadline: 25-Mar-2009

Meeting Description:

Contemporary Approaches to Baltic Linguistics
October 7-9, 2009
Institute of Slavic Studies
Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russian Federation

Contact person: Peter M. Arkadiev

Second Call for Papers

Call deadline: March 25, 2009

Working Languages: English, Russian

During the last 150 years, the Baltic languages (Lithuanian, Latvian, Latgalian
and the extinct Old Prussian) have received much attention from linguists
specializing on historical and comparative linguistics, etymology and Indo-
European reconstruction. However, many aspects of the structure of these
languages and their dialects remain understudied and virtually unknown to the
general linguistic community. This is due not only to the lack of comprehensive
typologically-oriented grammatical descriptions but also to the fact that Baltic
languages are generally underrepresented in the 'discourse' of contemporary
linguistics, even in comparison to many much more 'exotic' language families
outside Europe.

The conference "Contemporary approaches to Baltic linguistics" aims at bridging
the gap between Baltic languages, on the one hand, and current trends in
linguistic theory and language typology, on the other, and at attracting
attention of the linguistic community to this rich and yet not fully
investigated group of languages.

Invited Speakers:
Axel Holvoet (University of Warsaw)
Björn Wiemer (University of Mainz)

We are soliciting abstracts on any aspect of phonology, morphology, syntax, and
semantics of Lithuanian and Latvian, as well as of their dialects and Old
Prussian. We especially encourage abstracts putting the Baltic data in a broader
cross-linguistic context, as well as theoretically-oriented work based primarily
on the material of Baltic languages. Please note, that although the topic of the
conference does no exclude diachronic studies (e.g. issues of grammaticalization
or historical syntax, as well as any interesting aspects of Old Lithuanian and
Old Latvian), we will NOT accept abstracts on etymology and comparative
reconstruction.

Abstracts in Word and/or PDF format should be anonymous and must not exceed 2
pages (examples and references included), 12pt font size with 2 cm margins on
all sides. Abstracts must be sent to baltistica.inslavgmail.com no later than
March 25, 2009. Please, include in the body of the message your name,
affiliation, and the title of your submission.

Notification of acceptance: ca. April 20, 2009.

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