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Thu 06 May 1993

Confs: Italian, Socio, Acquisition, NL Interfaces

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  1. , First Call for Papers
  2. Dr M Sebba, Sociolinguistics Symposium Announcement
  3. , Change of date: Workshop on the L1- and L2-acquisition of clause
  4. Toine Andernach, TWENTE WORKSHOP ON LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY 5 (TWLT5)

Message 1: First Call for Papers

Date: Tue, 4 May 1993 07:47 EST First Call for Papers
From: <MORGANLOYOLA.EDU>
Subject: First Call for Papers

This year's American Association of Italian Studies held two
sessions in Linguistics for the first time. Due in part to our
appeal to *Linguist*, we drew a number of linguists who would
not have normally known about the conference.

Again next year there will be at least two sessions in
Linguistics, with the specifics to be determined by submissions.
The abstracts will be due sometime in the Fall. Next year's con-
ference will be held at the U. of Wisconsin in Madison in April.
Anyone may submit a proposal; papers MUST be presented in person,
they cannot be read by anyone else. Presenters must be members
of the AAIS, but you need not be a member to submit an abstract.
You also do not need to be an inhabitant of the "Americas" to
submit!

I therefore encourage anyone who is working in the area of Italian
(and its dialects, etc.) to consider submitting this Fall.
Questions welcome- feel free to contact me at

Morganloyvax.bitnet OR Morganloyola.edu

Leslie Morgan, Dept. of Modern Langs. and Lits., Loyola Coll in MD.
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Message 2: Sociolinguistics Symposium Announcement

Date: Tue, 4 May 1993 12:52:44 +Sociolinguistics Symposium Announcement
From: Dr M Sebba <eia023cent1.lancs.ac.uk>
Subject: Sociolinguistics Symposium Announcement


SS10: SOCIOLINGUISTICS SYMPOSIUM 10
REVISED ANNOUNCEMENT

The next Sociolinguistics Symposium will take place at Lancaster
University, 23rd - 25th March 1994.

The theme for the symposium will be:

"DISCOURSE: PRACTICES AND IDENTITIES"

Keynote Speakers:
Peter Auer Charles Ferguson Shirley Brice Heath

We welcome abstracts for papers and proposals for workshops or special
sessions. (See below)

The Symposium will begin at lunch time on Wednesday 23rd
March and end before lunch on Friday 25th March.

Lancaster is in the North-West of England, about 100km (60 miles) from
Manchester and close to the Lake District, a popular resort for outdoor
activities. The University campus is in countryside about 5km from the
city centre.

There is easy access to the University by rail, road and air.

RAIL: Frequent service (3-4 hours travel) from London Euston. Also
frequent services from Manchester, Leeds, Glasgow and Edinburgh. ROAD:
The university is close to exit 33 of the M6 motorway, connecting it
with all parts of Britain. AIR: The closest international airport is
Manchester, 60 - 90 minutes away by car, somewhat more by rail. There
are also good rail services from Glasgow and London.

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SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS

If you would like to submit an abstract, please send it directly to:
Sharon Dexter, SS10, Department of Linguistics and Modern English
Language, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YT, England.

New deadline for abstracts: 15th August 1993.

Themes we have identified as being relevant to this Symposium include:

* Bilingualism/Multilingualism
* Language and education
* Language and ethnicity
* Language and gender
* Language and power
* Language ecology
* Language policy
* Literacy
* Media discourse
* Pidgins/creoles
* Regional or non-standard language varieties

Abstracts related to other themes are not excluded.

Proposals for workshops are also invited and should be sent to the same address.

Marilyn Martin-Jones
Mark Sebba
Conference Organisers

e-mail: m.sebbauk.ac.lancaster.central1
OR m.martin-jonesuk.ac.lancaster.central1
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Message 3: Change of date: Workshop on the L1- and L2-acquisition of clause

Date: Thu, 6 May 93 13:19 MET
From: <WEISSENBORNmpi.nl>
Subject: Change of date: Workshop on the L1- and L2-acquisition of clause

Dear Colleagues
As you all know, the workshop "On the L1- and L2-acquisition of clause-internal
rules: Scrambling and cliticization coincides with the
NELS Meeting this year. By request of colleagues who wish to attend both
meetings we decided to delay the workshop. In coordination with the GALA
Meeting in Durham and the BU Conference, we suggest that the workshop will take
place on January 21-23 1994

Those interested in presenting a paper should send four copies of a one-paged
abstract to:

Zvi Penner
Institut fuer Sprachwissenschaft
Uni Bern
Laenggassstr. 49
CH-3000 Bern 9
Switzerland

Tel ++41-31-65 37 65
FAX ++41 31 65 36 03
E-Mail ISPRAISW.UNIBE.CH

Hotel & Travel expences of the speakers (especially of those who are not funded
by their home universities) will be partially reimbursed
The organizing committee
Z. Penner (Berne), T. Roeper (UMass), J. Weissenborn (MPI), K. Wexler (MIT)
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Message 4: TWENTE WORKSHOP ON LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY 5 (TWLT5)

Date: Thu, 6 May 93 17:33:42 +02TWENTE WORKSHOP ON LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY 5 (TWLT5)
From: Toine Andernach <andernaccs.utwente.nl>
Subject: TWENTE WORKSHOP ON LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY 5 (TWLT5)

Natural Language Interfaces: From Laboratory to Commercial and
User Environment

3 and 4 June 1993
Twente University of Technology
Enschede, the Netherlands

TWLT 5 is financially supported by the Royal Netherlands Academy of
Art and Sciences

Program TWLT 5

Thursday June 3
10.15 Registration and coffee

10.55 F. de Jong (University Twente): Opening

11.00 R. Scha (University Amsterdam): Understanding media: language
 vs. graphics

11.45 L. Boves (University Nijmegen): Spoken language interfaces

12.30 Lunch

14.00 J. Nerbonne (University Groningen): Natural language interfaces in
 Turing Test

14.45 K. Simons (Digimaster): Natural language: A working system

15.15 Coffee, tea, demo

16.00 P. Horsman (Rijksarchiefdienst): Accessibility of archival documents

16.30 W. Sijtsma & O. Zweekhorst (ITK): Comparison and
 review of commercial natural language interfaces

17.15 Drinks

Friday June 4
09.00 J. Schaake et al (University Twente): The reactive model: Integration
 of syntax, semantics, and pragmatics in a functional design

09.30 D. Speelman (University Leuven): A natural language interface that
 uses generalized quantifiers

10.15 Coffee, tea

10.45 R.-J. Beun (IPO): Modeling pragmatics in natural language interfaces

11.30 W. v. Hahn (University Hamburg): ASL: Architectures for speech and
 language

12.15 Lunch

13.45 C. Huls & E. Bos (NICI) : EDWARD: A multimodal interface

14.15 G. Neumann (University Saarbr|cken): Design principles of the DISCO
 system

15.00 Coffee, tea

15.30 C. Strapparava (IRST, Trento): NL-based interaction in a multimodal
 environment

16.15 Closing of the Workshop

Registration
Registration should be received before May 15. After this date, first enquire
whether participation is still possible. Registration can
be done by sending mail or email to the organizing secretariat. Please
include your full name and address, telephone and whether you want the
organizing secretariat to make a hotel reservation. The workshop fee is
Dfl. 120. Students pay Dfl. 50. The fee includes the proceedings of the
workshop, lunches on June 3 and 4, coffee and tea during the breaks and
the informal reception on June 3. Payment will be made only on-site.

Accommodations
The organizing secretariat can handle hotel reservations at the campus
(the conference site) or in neighbouring cities (Enschede or Hengelo).
Room including breakfast is about Dfl. 100 per night. Cheaper accommodation
is possible. Please indicate your wishes in your (e-)mail registration.

Conference Site
The workshop will take place in the International Congress and Study
Centre 'Drienerburght' at the campus of Twente University. The campus
can be reached by bus from Hengelo (nr. 15 or 51) or from Enschede (nr.
1 or 51). At the campus follow the red signs to the TWLT workshop (a
10 minutes walk from the entrance). During the conference hours
participants can be reached at 31-53-331366.

Workshop Organizing Secretariat
Mrs. J. Lammerink and mrs. A. Hoogvliet-Haverkate, Department of Computer
Science, University of Twente, PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, the
Netherlands.

email: lammerincs.utwente.nl
telephone: 31-53-893680
fax: 31-53-315283
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