LINGUIST List 6.1752

Sat Dec 16 1995

Calls: Chinese NPs, HPSG-96

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  1. Pan Hai-Hua, Final Call: Referential Properties of Chinese NPs
  2. Daniele GODARD, Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar-96

Message 1: Final Call: Referential Properties of Chinese NPs

Date: Sat, 16 Dec 1995 22:36:42 Final Call: Referential Properties of Chinese NPs
From: Pan Hai-Hua <>
Subject: Final Call: Referential Properties of Chinese NPs



			 JUNE 24-25, 1996

	 Linguistic Society City University
	 of Hong Kong of Hong Kong

We are pleased to announce that the Symposium on the referential properties
of Chinese Noun Phrases will be held at City University of Hong Kong on
June 24-25, 1996.

The Symposium will focus on issues centering on the referential and
quantificational properties of noun phrases of Chinese (Mandarin and other
dialects), including definiteness/indefiniteness effects,
specificity/non-specificity, genericity/non-genericity,
uniqueness/non-uniqueness, identifiability/non-identifiability,
deicticity/non-deicticity, anaphoricity/non-anaphoricity, mass/count
criteria, eventuality and the definiteness requirement, wh-movement and
the definiteness effect, 'dou'-quantification, etc.

Abstracts of two to three pages are now invited for presentation at the
Symposium. The abstract must include a short, 10 line, summary clearly
indicating subject matter, general framework, conclusion, and major
references. Each speaker will have 20 minutes for presentation followed by
a 10-minute discussion. Working languages of the Symposium are English
and Chinese. The result of abstract selection will be announced by the end
of February, 1996. Participants whose abstracts are accepted must have a
full paper ready by the time of presentation. A selection of papers will
be published in English after the Symposium.

The deadline for abstract submission is January 10, 1996. Abstracts must be
single-spaced, single-sided, and word-processed with font size 12 on A4 or
8 1/2" letter size papers. At least 1.25 inches should be kept on the left
margin. Send five copies of abstract, one with author's name, affiliation
and e-mail address, four without, and a separate index card specifying the
author's name, abstract title, affiliation, mailing and e-mail addresses,
and telephone and fax numbers.

Organizing Committee:

Yang Gu, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Yan Jiang, Polytechnic University of Hong Kong
Thomas Lee, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Kang Kwong Luke, University of Hong Kong
Caesar Lun, City University of Hong Kong
Haihua Pan, City University of Hong Kong
Tim Shi, Polytechnic University of Hong Kong
Liejiong Xu, City University of Hong Kong

Abstracts and inquiries should be sent to:

GU Yang
Department of English
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong
FAX: (852)2603-5270
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Message 2: Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar-96

Date: Fri, 15 Dec 1995 17:54:39 Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar-96
From: Daniele GODARD <>
Subject: Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar-96



 Marseille, France

The 3rd International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure
Grammar (HPSG) will be held in Marseille, France, May 20-21, 1996.
Abstract submissions on any topic related to HPSG and related
approaches are welcome, including original proposals addressing
matters of empirical analysis (in any area of linguistics), the
architecture of linguistic theory, formal foundations, or computer

The conference will consist of 25 minute papers, with 10 additional
minutes reserved for discussion of each.
The conference will consist of a GENERAL SESSION and a SPECIAL


In addition, a session jointly organized by HPSG-96 and TALN-96
(Traitement Automatique du Langage Naturel), will be held on the
morning of May 22, on


(TALN-96 will take place at the same location immediately after HPSG-96 ;
For more information, contact Philip Blache (see below)).

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Abstracts can be sent by surface mail or by e-mail:
- Surface mail:
12 copies of a two-page ANONYMOUS abstract should be accompanied
by an index card with the title of the paper and the name, address and
e-mail address of the author(s).

Please specify if the abstract is intended for the general session or
one of the special sessions.

Abstracts should be sent to:

Daniele Godard (Conference HPSG)
Universite Paris 7, UFRL
Tour Centrale, 9 etage, Case 7003
2 Place Jussieu, 75251 Paris-Cedex 05
email address:

- e-mail:
Send the abstract, and personal information to:

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February 3rd, 1996: Abstracts to be received by Program Committee

March 16th, 1996: Authors to be notified of action taken by Program
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Program Committee:

Philipe Blache Ann Copestake
Dale Gerdeman Daniele Godard (CNRS, Universite Paris 7) [Chair]
Georgia Green Takao Gunji
Tsuneko Nakazawa Louisa Sadler
Antonio Sanfilippo Ivan Sag
Stephen Wechsler

Local Arrangements: Philip Blache
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A copy of this announcement will be available by anonymous FTP
from as /linguistics/hpsg-3-cfp
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