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Message 1: GLOW 95 - preregistration!

Date: Tue, 11 Apr 1995 15:08:53 GLOW 95 - preregistration!
From: Marit Julien <mjulienisl.uit.no>
Subject: GLOW 95 - preregistration!

The 1995 GLOW Colloquium is held in Tromsoe, Norway, May 31 - June 2,
followed by the GLOW workshops on June 3. More informaytion about the
program, travel etc. can be found in the GLOW newsletter, which all GLOW
members will soon receice.
However, please note the following:if you want to be certain of getting a
hotel room YOU MUST

 PREREGISTER BEFORE APRIL 25

(not May 25 as stated in the Newsletter).

We accept email preregistrations. Please use the registration form attached
below.

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Registration Form
18th GLOW Colloquium, Tromso, May 31 - June 2, 1995

Last name:
First name(s):
Institution:
Address:
City: Country:

E-mail: Telephone: FAX:

Registration fee will be paid at the registration sites (appr. NOK 200).

Accomodation :
Hotel /boarding house: single double triple
Arrival date: Dept. date:

First choice:
Alternatives:
Crash space...

Rooms at the following hotels are reserved for GLOW participants until April 25:
Each participant will pay directly to the hotel. All prices include
breakfast. Note: some of the hotels may give a weekend discount.

Hotels: single double triple PHONE
With Home Hotel NOK 995 +47 77687000
Grand Nordic Hotel NOK 895 +47 77685500
Saga Hotell NOK 735 NOK 850 +47 77681180
Polar Hotell NOK 615 NOK 695 +47 77686480
Havna Hotell NOK 610 NOK 825 +47 77675999

Boarding Houses :
Skipperhuset Pensjonat NOK 370 NOK 470 NOK 570 +47 77681660
Hotell Nord NOK 370 NOK 480 NOK 600 +47 77683159
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Message 2: Optimality in Syntax Workshop Schedule

Date: Tue, 11 Apr 95 11:49:57
From: David Pesetsky <pesetskMIT.EDU>
Subject: Optimality in Syntax Workshop Schedule

 Preliminary Schedule

 "Is the Best Good Enough?"
 Workshop on Optimality in Syntax
 May 19-21, 1995
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 e-mail: good-enoughmit.edu
 fax: +1 617-253-5017

 INFO AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR:
 Web page: http://web.mit.edu/linguistics/www/GoodEnough.html
 ftp site: broca.mit.edu [directory: pub/good-enough]
 [both sites will include abstracts and papers, as these become
 available to us]

Friday, May 19

9:00 - 9:15 Opening Remarks
9:20 - 10:40 Invited talk: Paul Smolensky and Geraldine Legendre
 (Johns Hopkins)
10:40 - 11:00 *Break*
11:00 - 11:40 Geoffrey Poole (Harvard) "Constraints on Local Economy"
11:40 - 12:20 Eric Bakovic (Rutgers) "A Markedness Subhierarchy in Syntax"
12:20 - 2:00 *Lunch Break*
2:00 - 3:20 Invited talk: David Pesetsky (MIT)
 "Optimality Effects in Sentence Pronunciation"
3:20 - 3:40 *Break*
3:40 - 4:20 Danny Fox (MIT) "Locality of Pronoun Binding"
4:20 - 4:40 *Break*
4:40 - 6:00 Invited talk: Stanley Peters (Stanford)

Saturday, May 20

9:00 - 10:20 Invited talk: Jane Grimshaw (Rutgers)
10:20 - 10:40 *Break*
10:40 - 12:00 Invited talk: Ed Stabler (UCLA)
 "Structural Comparison in Performance"
12:00 - 1:30 *Lunch Break*
1:30 - 2:00 Invited discussant: Ted Gibson (MIT)
2:00 - 2:30 Focused open discussion: the nature and role
 of the reference set/derivations vs. representations
2:30 - 2:50 *Break*
2:50 - 3:30 Masanori Nakamura (McGill) "Reference Set, the
 Minimal Link Condition, and Parameterization"
3:30 - 4:10 Luigi Burzio (Johns Hopkins) "Anaphora and Soft Constraints"
4:10 - 4:20 *Short Break*
4:20 - 5:00 Peter Ackema & Ad Neeleman (Utrecht) "Optimal Questions"
5:00 - 5:10 *Short Break*
5:10 - 6:30 Invited talk: Noam Chomsky (MIT)

 Dinner/Reception for workshop attendees

Sunday, May 21

10:00 - 11:20 Invited talk: Joan Bresnan (Stanford)
11:20 - 12:00 Mark Newson (Eotvos Lorand U., Budapest) "On the Nature
 of Inputs and Outputs: a Case Study of Negation"
12:00 - 1:30 *Lunch Break*
1:30 - 2:10 Douglas Pulleyblank & Bill Turkel (U. British Columbia)
 "The Logical Problem of Language Acquisition in Optimality
Theory"
2:10 - 2:50 Bruce Tesar (U. of Colorado)
 "Error - Driven Learning in Optimality Theory via the Efficient
 Computation of Optimal Forms"
2:50 - 3:00 *Break*
3:00 - 3:30 Invited commentator on the acquisition papers: Ken Wexler (MIT)
3:30 - 4:00 Final discussion
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Pre-Registration Form

To receive the pre-registration discount, this form and a check
payable to MIT Dept. of Linguistics must be received by May 1.
Registration forms received after the deadline will be processed
at the on-site fee. We regret that we are unable to refund fees
to registrants who cannot attend.

The conference fee includes: entrance to all sessions, a
registration packet, coffee and doughnut
breaks, and the dinner reception on Saturday May 20.

Please check the appropriate box:
___ Student/Unemployed: $10 (on site: $15)
___ Others: $20 (on site: $25)

Name_________________________________________________________
Affiliation__________________________________________________
Street Address:______________________________________________
Street_______________________________________________________
City_________________________________State/Province__________
Zip/Postal code_____________________Country__________________
Telephone___________________________E-mail___________________

ASL interpretation may be provided.
Please check here if you require it: ___.
Which day(s) will you needinterpretation: ____________________
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A limited amount of Crash Space will be available to conference
attendees in student apartments, with priority given to
students/unemployed. Please complete the form below if you
desire such space.

*****************Crash Space Request Form**********************

Please return by April 27. E-mail to good-enoughmit.edu or send
by mail.

1. I am ___ female ___ male

2. ____ I require a no-smoking environment.
 ____ I must be able to smoke where I stay.
 ____ I don't smoke but I don't care whether my hosts do.

3. I can bring my own ____ towel, ___ sleeping bag, ___ pillow.
4. I am allergic to (cats, rock and roll, SPEC of CP, etc.):__________
5. I will need crash space on ___ Thursday ___ Friday ___ Saturday night(s).
6. Other special needs_____________________________________________

Name ________________________________________
Email address ______________________________
Phone _______________________________________

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Hotels: Unfortunately, the workshop turns out to overlap
with various Spring rituals in the Boston area. Also, since we
cannot predict attendance, we are not eligible for conference rates.
These factors will make satisfactory hotel reservations difficult, but
hopefully not impossible, for those who wish to attend.

Be prepared for a lot of calling and be creative.This is the time to remember
long-lost friends in the Boston area and impose on them if at all possible.

Hotels marked with + below have told us that they have rooms for
May 18-19 but not May 20. Patient calling and recalling may
nonetheless garner you a room for May 20 as well, since there are
often cancellations. Also, your odds of getting a May 20 room may
increase once you make a reservation for May 18-19. (Another possibility:
take a less expensive room for 18-19, then the very convenient Mariott Cambridge
for the 20th. The nonplussed hotels listed have told us that they have rooms
for all the conference nights, but these rooms are filling up fast.

Rates: single/double, and may vary depending on season. All
prices subject to 9.7% Massachusetts Room Tax. All area codes are (617)
unless otherwise noted. Most prices have been checked, but some may not be
up-to-date.

Boston Marriott* Howard Johnson Motor +Omni Parker House,
Cambridge, Lodge, 227-8600/(800) THE-OMNI
494-6600/(800) 228-9290 1-800-654-2000 60 School St.Boston
2 Cambrdge Ctr., 777 Memorial Dr., 115/115
Cambridge Cambridge
138/138 185
[next to MIT] [a hike to MIT]

+Susse Chalet Inn, +Holiday Inn, Quality Inn,
661-7800 628-1000/(800) HOL-IDAY 426-1400
211 Concord Turnpike 30 Washington St., 275 Tremont St., Boston
(Rte 2) Cambridge Somerville 179/189
57/65 [unfancy;nr.sbway] 109-122/117-125

+Days Inn, 254-0200 Hyatt Regency, +Royal Sonesta Hotel,
1800 Soldiers Field Rd. 492-1234/(800) 228-9000 491-3600/(800) 343-7170
Brighton (Boston) 575 Memorial Dr., 5 Cambridge Pkwy,
89/89 Cambridge Cambridge
 129/129 140-190/160-210

+Howard Johnson's +Lenox Hotel +Sheraton Boston
Fenway Motor Lodge 536-5300/(800) 225-7676 236-2000
267-8300 710 Boylston St., Boston 39 Dalton St., Boston
1271 Boylston St., 105-145/125-215 155-185/185-275
Boston 65/75
 +Midtown Hotel +Sheraton Commander
 262-1000/(800) 343-1177 547-5800
 220 Huntington Ave., 16 Garden St., Cambridge
 Boston 70-130/89-139 89-210/89-210

Also:
Bed & Breakfast Agency of Boston [also for Cambridge and environs]
720-3540
1-800-248-9262
[this often works out well!]

*MIT discount; bring a conference schedule with you to get the listed rate.
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