LINGUIST List 6.1604

Mon Nov 13 1995

Calls: Chicago Ling Society, Programming for the Humanities

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  1. Chicago Linguistic Society, CLS 32
  2. Eric Johnson, Call for Papers: Programming for the Humanities

Message 1: CLS 32

Date: Sat, 11 Nov 1995 13:52:26 CLS 32
From: Chicago Linguistic Society <>
Subject: CLS 32

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



 announces its

 Thirty-second Annual Meeting

 to be held

 April 11, 12, and 13, 1996



 We invite original, unpublished work on any topic
 of general linguistic interest.

 Alice Harris, Vanderbilt University
 Masayoshi Shibatani, UCLA/Kobe University




Theory and data are inextricably intertwined in all fields of research.
What counts as evidence, and what counts as counterevidence? We invite
original, unpublished work on the relative roles of theory and data in
linguistic argumentation, focusing on such issues as:

 > The validity of external evidence
 > The significance of historical evidence in synchronic grammar
 > How decisions about notation affect both theory and data
 > The importance of linguistic diversity for universal claims
 > Conflicting definitions of language
 > New implications from ancient and non-Western linguistics
 > The relation of linguistic methods to those in other disciplines

 Hans Aarsleff, Princeton University
 Michael Krauss, University of Alaska
 William Labov, University of Pennsylvania
 James McCawley, University of Chicago
 Joseph Paul Stemberger, University of Minnesota


Please submit ten copies of a one-page, 500-word, anonymous abstract
(for a 25-minute paper), along with a 3x5" card with your name,
affiliation, address, phone number, e-mail address, title of paper,
and indication of whether the paper in intended for the main session
or the parasession. If the paper is intended for the main session,
please specify its subject matter (e.g. Phonetics/Phonology,
Syntax/Semantics, Historical Linguistics, Discourse Analysis,
Morphology, etc.)

The abstract should be as specific as possible, and it should clearly
indicate the data covered, outline the arguments presented, and
inclusde any broader implications of the work. One page of data
and/or references may be appended, if necessary. An individual may
present at most one single and one co-authored paper. Authors whose
abstracts are accepted agree to submit for publication a camera-ready
copy of their paper by May 15, 1996.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is January 31, 1996. Send abstracts to:

 Chicago Linguistic Society
 1010 East 59th street
 Chicago, Illinois 60637

Abstracts sent via e-mail will not be considered, but further
information may be obtained from

"The data do not speak for themselves. I have been in rooms with data
 and listened very carefully. They never said a word."

 --Milford Wolpoff (1975)

Persons with disabilities who may require assistance, please contact
Lisa McNair at 312/288-3556 or
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Message 2: Call for Papers: Programming for the Humanities

Date: Mon, 13 Nov 1995 10:24:36 Call for Papers: Programming for the Humanities
From: Eric Johnson <>
Subject: Call for Papers: Programming for the Humanities


 Special Issue of _Computers and the Humanities_


 Computer Programming for the Humanities

 Guest Editor

 Eric Johnson <>

TOPICS: Submissions of articles are invited that focus on any
aspect of computer programming for the humanities -- including
articles on topics such as the following:

 Programming methodologies and software design principles
 used to create computer programs in the humanities;

 In particular, description of facets of humanities
 programming which distinguish it from other kinds of

 An overview (or projection of the future) of programming for
 the humanities using

 C and C++
 other computer languages

 Descriptions of actual programming experiences (recently
 finished or in progress) which raise significant questions
 and problems.

 Description of a specific programming application (or a type
 of application) for the humanities -- including the visual
 arts, drama, history, and music as well as literature and

In addition to technical papers, general discussion or opinion
papers are invited on topics that grapple with questions such as
the following:

 Do humanists who create computer programs do so in ways
 different from computer scientists? Do they more (or less)
 readily grasp an overview of a computing problem and see the
 general framework of a solution? Do they write computer
 code differently? Do they prefer particular computer

 Occasionally those with humanities educations and solid
 academic positions in the humanities assume positions
 normally held only by those with degrees in computer
 science. How is that possible? Do those with educations in
 computer science ever assume positions in the humanities?

LENGTH: Articles of any length will be considered. It is
expected that articles will range from 2,500 to 12,000 words --
except for opinion articles or overview articles which might be

FORMAT: Submissions should begin with the following information:

 Title of paper
 Name of author(s)
 Affiliation of author(s) including email address
 List of up to 10 key words
 Abstract of article

followed by the text of the paper with a blank line between

All notes should be collected at the end of the paper under the
heading of "Notes." A section titled "References" or "Works
Cited" (if needed) is the last part of the paper.

SUBMISSION: All submissions should be via electronic media --
email and FTP are strongly encouraged. Articles that can be
saved as ASCII files (with line breaks and lines no longer than
80 characters) should be sent via email to the guest editor, Eric
Johnson, at

The guest editor should be contacted via email at the above
address about arrangements to transmit articles containing
special characters or graphics that cannot be saved as ASCII

DEADLINE: February 1, 1996

Writers are encouraged to contact the guest editor to ask
questions or to express interest in contributing to the special
issue prior to emailing submissions.
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