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Thu 17 Jun 1993

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  1. Paul Dekker, 9th Amsterdam Colloquium
  2. NWAVE22 Organizing Committee, New Ways of Analyzing Variation

Message 1: 9th Amsterdam Colloquium

Date: Wed, 16 Jun 1993 12:28:41 9th Amsterdam Colloquium
From: Paul Dekker <>
Subject: 9th Amsterdam Colloquium

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The ninth edition of the Amsterdam Colloquium will be held from Tuesday 14-th
untill Friday 17-th of December 1993 at the University of Amsterdam. The
Amsterdam Colloquia are organized every two years under the auspices of the ILLC
(`Institute for Logic, Language and Computation'), in which the Department of
Philosophy, the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science and the
Department of Computational Linguistics of the University of Amsterdam cooperate
to stimulate and coordinate interdisciplinary research. The Amsterdam Colloquia
aim at bringing together scholars from these disciplines who share an interest
in semantics. The organizing committee of the Ninth Amsterdam Colloquium
consists of Paul Dekker, Herman Hendriks and Martin Stokhof. Financial support
is provided by the ILLC, the Department of Philosophy, the Department of
Mathematics and Computer Science, the Faculty of Humanities, the Royal Dutch
Academy of Sciences (KNAW), and the European Foundation for Logic, Language and
Computation (FoLLI).

The Colloquium comprises invited lectures and contributed talks. The following
people have in principle accepted our invitation to give a lecture:

 Jens Erik Fenstad (Oslo)
 Erhard Hinrichs (T\"ubingen)
 David Israel (Stanford)
 Hans Kamp (Stuttgart)
 Barbara Partee (Amherst)
 Mats Rooth (Stuttgart)
 Mark Steedman (Philadelphia)

People who want to contribute a paper are requested to send in six copies of an
extended abstract of two to three pages (1000 words). The abstract must include
a short, 10 line, summary clearly indicating subject matter and conclusions. The
deadline for submissions is September 1-st, 1993. Abstracts postmarked later
than August 31 cannot be accepted.

 All abstracts will be strictly refereed by a program committee,
consisting of:

 Renate Bartsch (Amsterdam)
 Johan van Benthem (Amsterdam)
 Peter van Emde Boas (Amsterdam)
 Jens Erik Fenstad (Oslo)
 Hans Kamp (Stuttgart)
 Ewan Klein (Edinburgh)
 Michael Moortgat (Utrecht)
 Barbara Partee (Amherst)
 Mark Steedman (Philadelphia)
 Frank Veltman (Amsterdam)

 Contributors will be notified of acceptance by October 15. In November, the
program, which includes the summaries of the accepted papers, will be
distributed among the participants. The accepted papers will be published in the
Conference Proceedings, due March 1994. The deadline for sending in final
versions of the papers is February 1-st.

The conference fee is Dfl 200,-, which includes costs of attendance, lunches,
program and a copy of the proceedings. FoLLI members are entitled to a 10\%

 Registration forms, including hotel registration forms, can be obtained via
the organizing committee. If you want to be sent such forms, when they are
available, please send in the request attached below.


 15 May Call for Papers
 1 September Deadline for Submissions
 15 October Notification of Acceptance
 15 November Distribution of Program
14-17 December Amsterdam Colloquium
 1 February Final Versions of Papers Due
 15 March Publication of Proceedings

For further information, contact:

 Organizing Committee Ninth Amsterdam Colloquium
 ILLC/Department of Philosophy
 Nieuwe Doelenstraat 15
 1012 CP Amsterdam
 The Netherlands

 tel: +31 20 5254541
 fax: +31 20 5254503


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Message 2: New Ways of Analyzing Variation

Date: Wed, 16 Jun 93 16:45:52 EDNew Ways of Analyzing Variation
From: NWAVE22 Organizing Committee <>
Subject: New Ways of Analyzing Variation

Last call for papers
October 14 - 17, 1993
University of Ottawa, Canada


Abstracts are invited in all areas of linguistic variation
theory for 20-minute presentations and for posters.

Abstract specifications:
Abstract page. Abstracts, including full title, should be no
longer than 500 words and may not exceed a single 8 1/2 X
11" page with 1" margins all around. Author's name
should not appear on this page.
Cover page. Include full title of the submission, and
author's name, affiliation, address, E-mail, fax and phone
numbers. Indicate here whether you wish your abstract to
be considered for a paper session, a poster session, or
either. American Dialect Society members: Indicate
whether, if accepted, you wish your paper to be scheduled
in a special ADS session.
Submission instructions:
Send 6 hard copies of of the abstract page + 1 copy of the
cover page, AND 1) a 3 1/2" diskette containing abstract
page and cover page (using MS Word for MAC or IBM),
OR 2) an E-mail message containing same, OR 3) an
indication (on cover page) if electronic submission is
Deadline for receipt of abstracts: July 1, 1993
Abstracts will be anonymously refereed.
Expected notification date: August 15, 1993
Mail to:
Shana Poplack  NWAVE 22
Dept. of Linguistics
University of Ottawa
78 Laurier East
Ottawa, Canada K1N 6N5
FAX: 1 613 564-9067


Henrietta Cedergen, The phonetic analysis of rhythmic structure in
spontaneous speech

Bill Labov, Spatial variation: current computational techniques and
principles for geographic reasoning

David Sankoff & Sali Tagliamonte, Interpreting variable rule
results:answers to questions you always wanted to ask

Workshops will commence at 1 p.m. on October 14 and will be scheduled in
consecutive sessions.


 Students Others
Conference Pre-registration/
Pre-inscription pour le colloque: $35 $55
On-site registration
Inscription sur place: $45 $65
Workshop Pre-registration (1)/
Pre-inscription pour 1 atelier $30 $30
Additional workshop/
Atelier additionnel $20 $20
On-site registration/
Inscription sur place: Subject to availability/Selon les disponibilites

Send a check or or money order made out to NWAVE 22 for $55 (US $44)
for the conference (students, send ID: $35 (US $28)) PLUS $30 (US $24)
for the first workshop and $20 (US $16) for each additional workshop.
Include a separate sheet with your name, addresses and the names of the
workshops you wish to attend. Conference registration fee includes regular
sessions, conference kit, coffee breaks, receptions and a one-year
subscription to Language Variation and Change.

Envoyez un cheque ou mandat a l'ordre de NWAVE 22 au montant de $55
(US $44) pour le colloque (etudiants avec attestation de statut: $35 (US
$28)) PLUS $30 (US $24) pour le premier atelier, et $20 (US $16) pour
chaque atelier additionnel.Joindre sous pli separe votre nom, vos adresses
et les titres des ateliers auxquels vous voulez vous inscrire. Les frais
d'inscription pour le colloque comprennent l'acces aux seances, la trousse
d'inscription, les pauses-cafe, les receptions et un abonnement d'un an a
Language Variation and Change.

Receipt of materials by Sept 13, 1993.
Les frais de pre-inscription doivent etre recus avant le 13 sept, 1993
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