LINGUIST List 5.664

Thu 09 Jun 1994

Confs: COGNITIVE & LING UNIVERSALS, ALI-94, NEGATION & POLARITY

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  1. "Rick Lewis", Mini-conference at Princeton, June 17-18
  2. Australian Linguistic Institute - 1994, Please post on LINGUIST
  3. Jacob Hoeksema, workshop announcement

Message 1: Mini-conference at Princeton, June 17-18

Date: Wed, 8 Jun 94 17:07:15 EDTMini-conference at Princeton, June 17-18
From: "Rick Lewis" <rickclarity.Princeton.EDU>
Subject: Mini-conference at Princeton, June 17-18


Dear Colleagues:

On June 17-18, 1994, the Human Information Processing Group and the Cognitive
Science Laboratory at Princeton University, through the support of the
McDonnell Foundation, are sponsoring a workshop/mini-conference entitled
"Cognitive and Linguistic Universals: Computational Perspectives on Learning
and Processing." The public is cordially invited; there will be no
registration fee and all interested persons are welcome to join in the
discussions. All talks will be held in McCormick Hall 106 (same entrance as
the Princeton University Art Museum, near the center of campus).

Hope to see you there!

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 COGNITIVE and LINGUISTIC UNIVERSALS:
 COMPUTATIONAL PERSPECTIVES on LEARNING and PROCESSING

 A mini-conference supported by the McDonnell Foundation

 Princeton University
 106 McCormick Hall

 June 17-18, 1994

 ============================================================================

 Friday, June 17

 1:30p Welcome and introduction

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Learning I

 1:45 Robin Clark "Descriptive complexity and the theory of parameters"
 (Penn)

 2:35 Rolf Noyer "Unlearnable or ungrammatical? Paradigm structure
 (Princeton) constraints and morphological hypothesis spaces"

 3:25 BREAK

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Learning II

 3:45 Geoff Towell "Learning contextual representations for word sense
 (Siemens & disambiguation"
 Princeton)

 4:35 Eric Ristad "A universal model of handwriting"
 (Princeton)

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 Saturday, June 18

 8:30a Continental breakfast

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Processing I

 9:00 Ted Gibson "Principles of language processing: Recency
 (MIT) preference and predicate proximity

 9:50 Ed Stabler "Parsing for incremental interpretation"
 (UCLA)

10:40 BREAK

11:00 Mark Johnson "The use of knowledge of language"
 (Brown)

11:50 BREAK for lunch

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Processing II

 1:45 Rick Lewis "A theory of grammatical but unacceptable embeddings"
 (Princeton)

 2:35 Karin Stromswold "A neurolinguistic and psycholinguistic investigation
 (Rutgers) of relative clauses"

 3:25 Open discussion
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Message 2: Please post on LINGUIST

Date: Thu, 09 Jun 1994 10:56:08 Please post on LINGUIST
From: Australian Linguistic Institute - 1994 <LINALILURE.LATROBE.EDU.AU>
Subject: Please post on LINGUIST


 AUSTRALIAN LINGUISTIC INSTITUTE ALI-94
 LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
 MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
 4th - 14th July 1994

La Trobe University is hosting the second Australian Linguistic
Institute (ALI-94) from July 4-14, 1994.

ALI provides a venue in Australia for internationally renowned local
and overseas scholars to present their latest research findings. There
will be 36 courses (ranging from introductory to advanced level), 7
workshops and 3 plenary sessions, involving 60 presenters. Courses
cover a wide range of topics, including Australian Aboriginal
languages, American Indian languages, Sino-Tibetan linguistics,
Australian Sign Language, Phonology, Sociolinguistics, Semantics,
Syntax, Psycholinguistics, Systemic-Functional linguistics,
Translation and interpreting, Language planning, Cross-cultural
pragmatics, Computational linguistics, Pidgins and creoles, Second
language acquisition.

Overseas presenters include: Jean Aitchison, Ken Hale, Bernd Heine,
Stephen Bird, Maria Bittner, Melissa Bowerman, Joan Bybee, Greville
Corbett, Penny Eckert, Patsy Lighbown, Michael Long, James Matisoff,
Marianne Mithun, Ivan Sag, Matt Shibatani, Richard Sproat, Elizabeth
Traugott, and Nigel Vincent.

For application details and further information contact: Peter Austin,
Director ALI-94, School of Linguistics, La Trobe University, Bundoora.
Vic 3083. Australia. Phone: +61-3-479 2338; Fax: +61-3-478 5814;
E-mail: LINALILURE.LATROBE.EDU.AU.
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Message 3: workshop announcement

Date: Thu, 9 Jun 1994 12:02:34 +workshop announcement
From: Jacob Hoeksema <hoeksemalet.rug.nl>
Subject: workshop announcement

I'd like to announce to the LINGUIST-subscribers the following
workshop program. For further information, contact
hoeksemalet.rug.nl.

--Jack Hoeksema
 University of Groningen

 PIONIER COLLLOQUIUM ON NEGATION AND POLARITY
 SPONSORED BY THE NWO PIONIER PROJECT
 'REFLECTIONS OF LOGICAL PATTERNS IN LANGUAGE STRUCTURE
 AND LANGUAGE USE'

UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN, 21-22 JUNE 1994

Tuesday, 21 June

10.00-10.45 Lucia Tovena (Edinburgh), `Negation and Ordering Relations:
 The Case of _Until_'
10.45-11.30 Joao Peres (Lisbon), `Negative concord, with a
 particular focus on (partially) bounded licensing'

coffee break

11.45-12.30 Enric Vallduvi (Edinburgh), `Minimizers, negative concord,
 and negative polarity'

lunch

14.00-14.45 Jay Atlas (Pomona), `Atlas Kids You Not: Neither Do I:
 Some Remarks about Fred Sommers's Term Logic and Larry
 Horn's Extended Term Logic'
14.45-15.30 Larry Horn (Yale), `ONLY and Negation: A Silver Anniversary
 Retrospective'

tea break

16.00-16.45 Victor Sanchez Valencia (Groningen), `On predicates that
 license polarity items'
16.45-17.30 David Dowty (Ohio State), `Do Negative Polarity/Concord
 Serve as Explicit Indicators for Downward Monotone
 Inferences in a "Natural Logic"'?

Wednesday, 22 June

9.15-10.00 Wojciech Buszkowski (Poznan), `Grammatical consequence'
10.00-10.45 Jack Hoeksema & Henny Klein (Groningen), `Negative predicates
 and their arguments'

coffee break

11.00-11.45 Henk Verkuyl (Utrecht), `Negation, Distributivity,
 Collectivity'
11.45-12.30 Wim Klooster (Amsterdam), `Syntactic differentiation
 and polarity licensing'

lunch

14.00-14.45 Bill Ladusaw (Santa Cruz), `Negative Concord: Categorical
 or Thetic?'
14.45-15.30 Hotze Rullmann (Groningen), `Negative nonislands'

tea break

16.00-16.45 Frans Zwarts (Groningen), `Nonveridical contexts'
16.45-17.30 Pieter Seuren (Nijmegen), `How to say "no" in language'

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