LINGUIST List 5.420

Wed 13 Apr 1994

Calls: Compound Nouns, Language Acquisition

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  1. Dominique Estival, CFP: Compound Nouns
  2. "Jill de Villiers", submission data-special issue LA

Message 1: CFP: Compound Nouns

Date: Tue, 12 Apr 1994 12:10:30 CFP: Compound Nouns
From: Dominique Estival <>
Subject: CFP: Compound Nouns

Call for Contributions

 Compound Nouns
 Mulilingual Aspects of Nominal Composition

 3-4 December 1994

Organization Commitee:
Pierrette Bouillon, Dominique Estival (ISSCO, Geneva)


Following the previous meetings concerned with the question of Compound
Nouns (Fontenay 1992 et Paris 1993) and in order to continue this series, we
are organizing another two-day workshop on this topic. This year, a special
emphasis will be given to the mulilingual aspects of nominal composition.

We hope that such a meeting, gathering both linguists and computational
linguists, will enable us to bridge the gap between theory and practice and
will foster discussions about the respective constributions from linguistics
and computational linguistics to the multilingual treatment of nominal

We propose several sub-themes:

 * theoretical contrastive approaches to nominal composition

 * description and analysis tools for compound nouns in multilingual

 * detection and extraction of compound nouns

 * statistical studies of compound nouns and their application in processing

 * compound nouns in electronic multilingual dictionaries

 * compound nouns in machine translation

 * links with studies in terminology

 * compound nouns and the processing of bilingual corpora (e.g. through
 text alignment, or for terminology acquisition)

 * and any other theme for which the representation and computational
 treatment of nominal composition, in particular in its multilingual
 aspects, are crucial.


The two-day workshop will be constituted by 30 minutes presentations,
followed by a round table at the end of the second day.


Authors who wish to make a presentation must send, before June 30th
1994 and to the address given below, an abstract (maximum 4 pages, in
French or in English), which will be reviewed by the program

Program Committee:

Paul Bennett, UMIST, Great Britain
Paul Boucher, Universite de Nantes, France
Pierrette Bouillon, ISSCO, Suisse
Andrew Carstairs-McCarthy, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Anne Condamines, Universite de Toulouse, France
Beatrice Daille, C.2.V., France
Dominique Estival, ISSCO, Suisse
Christian Jacquemin, Universite de Nantes, France
Benoit Habert, ENS Fontenay Saint Cloud, France
Pierre Lerat, Universite Paris 13, France
Fred Popowich, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Angela Ralli, University of Athens, Greece
Sergio Scalise, Universita degli studi di Ferrara, Italy
Pascale Sebillot, IRISA Rennes, France
Allina Villalva, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
Stefan Wermter, Universitaet Hamburg, Allemagne
Wiecher Zwanenburg, Rijkuniversiteit te Utrecht, Netherlands

For further information, contact:

 Pierrette Bouillon or Dominique Estival
 ISSCO, Universite de Geneve
 54 rte des Acacias
 CH-1227 Geneve
 tel: +41-22-705-7116
 fax: +41-22-300-1086
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Message 2: submission data-special issue LA

Date: 12 Apr 1994 14:58:03 EDT
From: "Jill de Villiers" <>
Subject: submission data-special issue LA

Please note the following announcement for a special issue of the
journal Language Acquisition. The deadline for paper submissions was
announced in the current issue as May 1st, but because of the late
appearance of the issue I have moved it to June 1st.

Announcing a Special Issue of the journal Language Acquisition on:
The Acquisition of Wh-questions
Special Editor: Jill de Villiers

The submission of papers for the Special Issue is requested on any
topic related to the acquisition of wh-questions, including but not
limited to: the acquisition of wh-movement, the logical form of
questions, cross-linguistic differences in questions, the syntax of
relative clauses and wh-questions, the nature of traces, the CP as a
site for wh-movement, barriers to movement. As with all Special
Issues of the journal, papers will be peer reviewed.
Deadline for Submissions: June 1st, 1994.

Please follow the guidelines for submissions to Language Acquisition
and send your submissions to :

Professor Jill de Villiers
Psychology Department
Smith College
Northampton, Ma 01063.
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