LINGUIST List 4.848

Sun 17 Oct 1993

Calls: Universals/Typology, BWLG, Quantitative Linguistics

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  1. dreyer, Universals/Typology
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  3. Prof. Dr. Koehler, Quantitative Linguistics

Message 1: Universals/Typology

Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1993 15:03:10 Universals/Typology
From: dreyer <>
Subject: Universals/Typology

 C A L L F O R P A P E R S

 Conference celebrating the inauguration of the new building of
the Research Center for General Linguistics, Typology and Universals.
 Berlin, Germany

Theme: Universal Grammar and Typological Variation

Organizers: Artemis Alexiadou, Andre Meinunger, Roland Noske

 Date: 17 March 1994 to 19 March 1994
 Place: Berlin

Invited speakers:

Hans den Besten, University of Amsterdam
Manfred Bierwisch, Max Planck research group, Berlin
Wolfgang U. Dressler, University of Vienna
Ekkehard Koenig, Free University Berlin
Paul Kiparsky, Stanford University
Jamal Ouhalla, Queen Mary College London
Andrew Spencer, University of Essex

The aim of the conference is to shed light on the interconnection
between typology and universals on the one hand and linguistic
theory on the other. Therefore, submissions are invited on syntax,
morphology and phonology with bearings on universals and

30 minutes of presentation and 10 minutes of discussion time will be
alloted to each speaker. Partial refund of expenses will be

Abstract no longer than two pages are invited before December
15th, 1993 to the following address:

Organizers Inauguration Conference
Prenzlauer Promenade 149-152
13189 Berlin

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Message 2: BWLG

Date: Fri, 15 Oct 93 14:36:20 -0BWLG
From: <>
Subject: BWLG

A note about the 1994 Berkeley Women & Language conference:

The Deadline for the abstracts is Dec. 15, 1993.

(The first version of the call for papers had an incorrect date. This
date appears on the official Call for Papers.)

Any questions please email :
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Message 3: Quantitative Linguistics

Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1993 12:21:35 Quantitative Linguistics
From: Prof. Dr. Koehler <koehlerldv01.Uni-Trier.DE>
Subject: Quantitative Linguistics


A new journal on QUANTITATIVE LINGUISTICS will be launched in 1994. Authors
are invited to submit 4 copies of their article providing it is within the
scope of the journal.


The Journal of Quantitative Linguistics is a new international forum for the
publication and discussion of research on the quantitative
characteristics of language and text in an exact mathematical form. This
approach, which is of growing interest, opens up important and exciting
theoretical perspectives, as well as solutions for a wide range of practical
problems such as machine learning or statistical parsing, by introducing into
linguistics the methods and models of advanced scientific disciplines such as
the natural sciences, economics and psychology.

Specifically, JQL will publish papers on:

1) Observations and descriptions of all aspects of language and text
phenomena, including the areas of psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics,
dialectology, pragmatics, etc. as far as they use quantitative mathematical
methods (probability theory, stochastic processes, differential
and difference equations, fuzzy logics and set theory, function theory etc.),
on all levels of linguistic analysis.

2) Applications of methods, models, or findings from quantitative linguistics
to problems of natural language processing, machine translation, language
teaching, documentation and information retrieval.

3) Methodological problems of linguistic measurement, model construction,
sampling and test theory.

4) Epistemological issues such as explanation of language and text phenomena,
contributions to theory construction, systems theory, philosophy of science.


The Journal of Quantitative Linguistics will be important reading for all
researchers in the following disciplines who are interested in quantitative
methods and observations: linguistics, mathematics, statistics, artificial
intelligence, cognitive science, and stylistics.

The Journal is edited by Reinhard Koehler, linguistische Datenverarbeitung,
University of Trier, Germany and will initially have 3 issues a year.

Associate Editors: Gabriel Altmann, Bochum
 Sheila Embleton, York
Assistant Editor: Peter Schmidt, Trier
Editorial Board: Harald Baayen, Nijmegen
 Kenneth Church, Murray Hill, NJ
 Jacques Guy, Clayton (Australia)
 Christian Delcourt, Liege
 Lud^ek Hr^eb'i^cek, Prague
 Tatsuo Miyajima, Osaka
 Hiroshi Nakano, Tokyo
 Rajmond G. Piotrowski, St. Peterburg
 Anatolij A. Polikarpov, Moscow
 Roland Posner, Berlin
 Burghard Rieger, Trier
 Jadwiga Sambor, Warsow
 Pauli Saukkonen, Oulu/Helsinki
 Royal Skousen, Provo, Utah
 Philippe Thoiron, Lyon

How to Submit

Send 4 copies to one of these addresses:

The Journal of Quantitative Linguistics
Editorial Office
Swets & Zeitlinger / SPS
P.O. Box 825
2160 SZ Lisse
The Netherlands


The Journal of Quantitative Linguistics
Editorial Office
Swets & Zeitlinger / SPS
P.O. Box 613

For further information please contact by e-mail:
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