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Thu 01 Apr 1993

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  1. "Vern M. Lindblad", SCIL-5 conference schedule
  2. EACL 1993, EACL93: Conference Information

Message 1: SCIL-5 conference schedule

Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1993 01:56:25 -SCIL-5 conference schedule
From: "Vern M. Lindblad" <>
Subject: SCIL-5 conference schedule

 The Department of Linguistics of the University of Washington and the
SCIL-5 Organizing Committee cordially invite all interested parties to
attend SCIL-5 on April 17-18, 1993. There is no registration fee. All
talks will take place in Smith Hall, room 211, on the University of
Washington campus in Seattle, Washington. The proceedings of this
conference will be published as a special volume in the series, MIT
Working Papers in Linguistics. The schedule is as follows:


 April 17-18, 1993
 University of Washington
 Smith Hall, room 211

Saturday, April 17, 1993
8:30-9:00 Coffee and registration
9:00-9:10 Opening remarks
9:10-9:50 Jingqi Fu - University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 "The nominalization of serial verb constructions in Chinese:
 evidence for V to N raising"
9:50-l0:30 Jen Ting - University of Rochester
 "A'-binding and the Bei-construction in Mandarin Chinese"
10:30-10:50 Break
10:50-11:30 Rhang Hye Yun Kim Lee - University of Connecticut
 "Constraints on A-movement, NPI licensing, and the
 checking theory"
11:30-12:10 Jeff Lidz - University of Delaware
 "A discussion of spec-head agreement and anaphora"
12:10-1:40 Lunch
1:40-2:20 Derek Gross - University of Rochester
 "Agency, genericity, and the English middle"
2:20-3:00 Graham Katz - University of Rochester
 "The semantics of free adjuncts: deriving the 'weak/strong'
3:00-3:20 Break
3:20-4:00 Alexis Dimitriadis - University of Pennsylvania
 "Frequency, ability and the stage/individual level
4:00-4:40 Robert Belvin - University of Southern California
 "The two causative have's are the two possessive have's"
4:40-5:30 SCIL VI organizational meeting

7:00------ Party

Sunday, April 18, 1993
9:00-9:40 David Adger - University of Edinburgh
 "Aspectual chains and quasi-arguments"
9:40-10:20 Hiroto Hoshi - University of Connecticut
 "Excorporation in syntax and in LF: the case of Romance
 causatives and Japanese passives"
10:20-10:40 Break
10:40-11:20 Myung-Kwan Park and Keun-Won Sohn - University of Connecticut
 "A minimalist approach to plural marker licensing in
11:20-12:00 Dong-In Cho - University of Southern California
 "Functional projections and verb movement in SOV
12:00-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:10 Sung-Hoon Hong - University of Arizona
 "Theories of feature coocurrence: implication from the
 [high]-[round] relation"
2:10-2:50 Alice Taff - University of Washington
 "Separating height and backness in feature geometry: the
 evidence from Aleut uvularization"
2:50-3:10 Break
3:10-3:50 Randall Gess - University of Washington
 "Syllable structure and metrical structure: the
 diachronic ramifications of synchronic autonomy"
3:50-4:30 Linda Uyechi - Stanford University
 "Another look at two-handed signs in American Sign

 Jeffrey T. Runner - University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 "Quantificational Objects and Agr O"
 Seth A. Minkoff - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 "Plurality, clitics and morphological merger in Caribbean

For additional information, contact: or

Vern M. Lindblad
Chair, SCIL-5 Organizing Committee
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Message 2: EACL93: Conference Information

Date: Thu, 1 Apr 93 13:44:24 +02EACL93: Conference Information
From: EACL 1993 <>
Subject: EACL93: Conference Information


Sixth Conference of the European Chapter of the
Association for Computational Linguistics
21-23 April 1993, Utrecht
Hosted by OTS (Research Institute for Language and Speech)

Overview of the Programme

Invited Speakers
* Ken Church (AT&T Bell Laboratories):
 ``Termworks: Tools for Human Translators''
* Ivan Sag (CSLI Stanford):
 ```Extraction' without Traces, Empty COMPs or Function Composition''
* Johan van Benthem (ILLC, University of Amsterdam):
 ``Grammar as Proof Theory''

* Uses of Dynamic Logic in NL Processing
 Jeroen Groenendijk and Martin Stokhof (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)
* Recent Developments in Unification-based NL Processing
 Hans Uszkoreit (University of Saarbruecken)
* Statistical Methods in NL Processing
 Mark Liberman (IRCS, University of Pennsylvania)
 and Yves Schabes (MERL, Cambridge, MA)
* Complexity Issues in NL Processing
 Leen Torenvliet (ILLC, University of Amsterdam)

Papers will be presented on a wide range of topics in Computational
Linguistics. The programme features special sessions on
* Data-oriented methods in CL and
* Logic and CL.

Student Session.
This year for the first time, the EACL conference will include a
student session. This session provides a forum for students to present
work in progress.

Information Session.
An information session will be held on European Infrastructural
Organisations (EACL, EAGLES, EAMT, ECI, ELSNET, FoLLI) with the
cooperation of Susan Armstrong-Warwick, Norbert Brinkhoff, Roberto
Cencioni, Maghi King, Ewan Klein, Erik-Jan van der Linden and Antonio

Poster Sessions and Demonstrations.
Authors will present and discuss their projects and/or demonstrate

At the conference there will be a book exhibition by publishers in the
field of CL (Walter de Gruyter & Co, Elsevier Science Publishers,
Kluwer Academic Publishers Group, Cambridge University Press),
demonstrations of commercial linguistic software (Silver Platter
Information), and information desks of ACL and OTS.

Additional Meetings.
Two meetings will be organised in conjunction with EACL93:
* a workshop on MT Lexicons, and
* the General Assembly of the EAMT (European Association for Machine
For information on these meetings see below.

Parallel Activities.

Workshop on MT Lexicons, Tuesday 20 April, 9.00-17.30
The workshop will consist of four moderated discussion sessions, with
audience participation encouraged. The discussion topics are:

* Lexical Semantics, General Lexicography and MT Lexicography.
 Bonnie Dorr (moderator), David Farwell, Martha Palmer,
 Antonio Sanfilippo, Clare Voss.
* Economy of Lexicon Acquisition due to Generativity of the Lexicon.
 Ann Copestake, James Pustejovsky (moderator).
* Metalanguages for Meaning Specification.
 Wilfried Hoetker, Petra Ludewig, Sergei Nirenburg (moderator),
 Boyan Onyshkevich, Patrick St-Dizier.
* Automating MT Lexicon Acquisition
 James Cowie, Louise Guthrie (moderator), Judith Klavans, Yuji
 Matsumoto, Evelyne Tsoukermann.

The size of the workshop is restricted by the available space.
Participant slots are still available. They will be allocated on
first come, first served basis. To request participation, please
Sergei Nirenburg
Center for Machine Translation, School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University, 5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890
fax: 1-412-268-6298, e-mail:

General Assembly of the EAMT (European Association for Machine
Translation), Thursday 22 April, 18.00-19.00

Non-members are welcome but will not have voting rights. For further
information, please contact:

Maghi King
54 Route des Acacias
CH-1227 Geneva

For information on the ACL in general, contact Don Walker (global), or
Mike Rosner (for Europe):

Dr. Donald E. Walker (ACL) Dr. Michael Rosner (ACL)
Bellcore, MRE 2A379 IDSIA
445 South Street, Box 1910 Corso Elvezia 36
Morristown, NJ 07960-1910, USA CH-6900 Lugano, Switzerland

We all wish you a very pleasant conference,

Steven Krauwer, Michael Moortgat, Louis des Tombe (Conference Chair)
Anne-Marie Mineur, Yvon Wijnen (Student Chair)
Renee Pohlmann (Local Coordinator)
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