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Message 1: Robustness Conference

Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1993 11:28:52 Robustness Conference
From: Onderzoeks Instituut Taal en Spraak <otslet.ruu.nl>
Subject: Robustness Conference

 THE ROBUSTNESS OF THE LANGUAGE FACULTY:
 COPING WITH INCOMPLETE INFORMATION

Organized by the Research Institute for Language and Speech (OTS)
 on the occasion of its 5th anniversary
 28-30 October 1993

PROGRAMME
 Wednesday, October 27 1993
 (OTS Building, Trans 10)

18.00-21.00 Registration & drinks

 Thursday, October 28 1993
 (Academy Building, Domplein 29)

9.00-10.00 Registration

10.00 Opening Wiecher Zwanenburg
 (Dean Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht)

10.15-11.30 Theme: Language Acquisition
 Speaker: Ken Wexler (MIT)
 Title: `Recent developments in the modular theory
 of language acquisition: Parameter-setting
 and the underspecification of tense'
 Comments: Juergen Weissenborn (MPI, Nijmegen)

11.30-12.00 Coffee

12.00-13.15 Theme: Aphasia
 Speaker: Greg Dogil (Stuttgart)
 Title: `Coping with incomplete information in aphasia'
 Comments: Leo Blomert (MPI, Nijmegen)

13.15-14.45 Break

14.45-16.00 Theme: Language Processing
 Speaker: Michael Tanenhaus (Rochester)
 Title: `Toward a constraint-based framework for
 language processing'
 Comments: Louis des Tombe & Steven Krauwer (Utrecht)

16.00-16.30 Tea

16.30-17.45 Theme: Sign Language
 Speaker: David Perlmutter (San Diego/Rochester)
 Title: `What happens when the language faculty
 encounters a non-natural language?'
 Comments: Ann Mills (Amsterdam)

18.00- Reception

 Friday October 29 1993
 (CSB Building, Kromme Nieuwegracht 29)

Theme: Partial information

9.30-10.15 Speaker: Ivan Sag (Stanford)
 Title: `Toward a constraint-based framework for
 knowledge of language'
10.15-11.00 Speaker: Ruth Kempson (SOAS, London)
 Title: `How we understand sentences.
 And fragments too?'
11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12.15 Speaker: Henk Verkuyl (Utrecht)
 Title: `The lazy ticket controller. or: How do
 we manage to (under-)inform each other?'
12.15-12.45 Comments: Johan van Benthem (Amsterdam)
12.45-13.00 General Discussion

13.00-14.30 Break

Theme: Overdetermination and underspecification in phonology

14.30-15.15 Speaker: Paul Kiparsky (Stanford)
 Title: `On the architecture of the phonological component'
15.15-16.00 Speaker: Rene Kager (Utrecht)
 Title: `Generalized alignment and morphological
 parsing'
16.00-16.30 Tea

16.30-17.15 Speaker: K.P. Mohanan (Singapore)
 Title: `The formal interpretation of robustness:
 Storage or processing?'
17.15-17.45 Comments: Stephen Anderson (Johns Hopkins)
17.45-18.00 General Discussion

 Evening lecture
 (Academy Building, Domplein 29)

20.00-21.00 Speaker: David Lightfoot (Maryland)
 Title: `Small causes: Big effects'

21.00- Party (Kromme Nieuwegracht 80)

 Saturday, October 30
 (CSB Building, Kromme Nieuwegracht 39)

Theme: Phonetic Underspecification

9.30-10.15 Speaker: Bjorn Lindblom (Austin)
 Title: `The H&H Hypothesis'
10.15-11.00 Speaker: Chris Darwin (Sussex)
 Title: `Separating speech from other sounds'

11.00-11.30 Coffee

11.30-12.15 Speaker: Stephen Anderson (Johns Hopkins)
 Title: to be announced
12.15-12.45 Reaction & Comments: Louis Pols (Amsterdam)
 Title: `Vowels in context: Production and perception'
12.45-13.00 General Discussion

13.00-14.30 Break

Theme: Contextual vs Grammatical Conditions on Interpretation

14.30-15.15 Speaker: Tanya Reinhart (Tel Aviv/Utrecht)
 Title: `Syntactic encoding of referential properties'
15.15-16.00 Speaker: Molly Diesing (Cornell)
 Title: `NP types and conditions on interpretation'

16.00-16.30 Tea

16.30-17.15 Speaker: James Huang (Irvine)
 Title: `Two types of donkey sentences'
17.15-17.45 Comments Denis Delfitto (Utrecht)
17.45-18.00 General Discussion

Organization
Peter Coopmans Research Institute for Language & Speech
Martin Everaert Utrecht University
Eric Reuland Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht
Wim Zonneveld tel:+31-30-536006, fax:+31-30-536000, e-mail:otslet.ruu.nl

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Registration fee:

Employed: Dfl 90
Unemployed/student: Dfl 60

Payment: All payments must be made in Dutch guilders.

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 - You can transfer the appropriate amount to our bank account:
 Coopmans en/of Buenen, Inz.Congres
 Account no 40.84.68.939
 ABN-AMRO Bank
 Postbus 362
 3500 AJ Utrecht
 Reference : OTS-Robustness registration fee

 A copy of the bank transfer should be sent to us together with
 your registration form. Make sure you add transfer charges.

 - You can use MasterCard/Eurocard and VISA credit cards.

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Email: OTSlet.ruu.nl
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