* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *
LINGUIST List 22.1293

Fri Mar 18 2011

Calls: Discourse Analysis/France

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>

LINGUIST is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new feature: Easy Abstracts! Easy Abs is a free abstract submission and review facility designed to help conference organizers and reviewers accept and process abstracts online. Just go to: http://www.linguistlist.org/confcustom, and begin your conference customization process today! With Easy Abstracts, submission and review will be as easy as 1-2-3!
        1.     Laurence Danlos , Constraints in Discourse

Message 1: Constraints in Discourse
Date: 18-Mar-2011
From: Laurence Danlos <Laurence.danloslinguist.jussieu.fr>
Subject: Constraints in Discourse
E-mail this message to a friend

Full Title: Constraints in Discourse
Short Title: CID

Date: 14-Sep-2011 - 17-Sep-2011
Location: Var, France
Contact Person: Laurence Danlos
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://passage.inria.fr/cid2011

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2011

Meeting Description:

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for presenting recent research on constraints in discourse. The target areas include the recognition of discourse structure as well as the interpretation and generation of discourse in a broad variety of domains.

Invited Speakers:

Barbara di Eugenio (University of Illinois at Chicago, USA)
Johnattan Ginzburg (Université Paris Diderot, France)
Andrew Kehler (UC San Diego, USA)

Second Call for Papers:

It is a linguistic commonplace to say that the meaning of text is more than the conjunction of the meaning of its sentences. But what exactly are the rules that govern its interpretation, and what are the constraints that define well-formed discourse? For a long time, the development of precise frameworks of discourse interpretation has been hampered by the lack of a deeper understanding of the dependencies between different discourse units. Recent years have seen a considerable advance in this field. A number of strong constraints have been proposed that restrict the sequencing and attaching of segments at various descriptive levels, as well as the interpretation of their interrelations. The availability of annotated corpora has also helped to confront key hypotheses with observable phenomena.

The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for presenting recent research on constraints in discourse. The target areas include the recognition of discourse structure as well as the interpretation and generation of discourse in a broad variety of domains. The workshop offers a forum for researchers from diverse formal approaches, including but not limited to:

- Rhetorical Structure Theory (RST)
- Segmented Discourse Representation Theory (SDRT)
- Discourse Tree Adjoining Grammars
- Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG)
- The QUD Modell
- Plan Based Reasoning
- Abductive Reasoning
- Gricean Pragmatics
- Speech Act Theory

The conference invite talks that further our theoretical understanding of the role of constraints in discourse, as well as empirical studies that shed light on theoretical issues about discourse structure or interpretation. The conference is explicitly intended for discussion and comparison of theoretical accounts that lay the ground for applications. It is not intended as a platform for system demonstrations.

Specific topics might relate to:

- Anaphora Resolution
- Co-reference
- Dialogical vs. Monological Discourse
- Questions and Answers
- Lexicon and Discourse Relations
- Cognitive Modeling
- Underspecification and Nonmonotonic Inferences.

Articles should not exceed 4 pages (including figures, bibliography, possible apendices). It is expected that each accepted paper be presented at the meeting by one of its authors.

Papers must be submitted electronically in PDF format at:


Important Dates:

- Paper submission deadline: April 1st 2011
- Notification of acceptance: May 15th 2011
- Camera-ready papers due: July 15th 2011
- CID conference: September 14-16th 2011

This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $67,000. This money will go to help 
keep the List running by supporting all of our Student Editors for the coming year.

See below for donation instructions, and don't forget to check out Fund 
Drive 2011 site!


There are many ways to donate to LINGUIST!

You can donate right now using our secure credit card form at  

Alternatively you can also pledge right now and pay later. To do so, go to: 

For all information on donating and pledging, including information on how to 
donate by check, money order, or wire transfer, please visit: 

The LINGUIST List is under the umbrella of Eastern Michigan University and as 
such can receive donations through the EMU Foundation, which is a registered 
501(c) Non Profit organization. Our Federal Tax number is 38-6005986. These 
donations can be offset against your federal and sometimes your state tax return 
(U.S. tax payers only). For more information visit the IRS Web-Site, or contact 
your financial advisor.

Many companies also offer a gift matching program, such that they will match 
any gift you make to a non-profit organization. Normally this entails your 
contacting your human resources department and sending us a form that the 
EMU Foundation fills in and returns to your employer. This is generally a simple 
administrative procedure that doubles the value of your gift to LINGUIST, without 
costing you an extra penny. Please take a moment to check if your company 
operates such a program.

Thank you very much for your support of LINGUIST!

Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Page Updated: 18-Mar-2011

Supported in part by the National Science Foundation       About LINGUIST    |   Contact Us       ILIT Logo
While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.