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Message 1: CSNLP Conference at Dublin City University

Date: Tue, 2 May 95 17:21:34 BSTCSNLP Conference at Dublin City University
From: <Alex.MonaghanCompApp.DCU.IE>
Subject: CSNLP Conference at Dublin City University

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 Call for Participation in the

 Fourth International Conference on

 The COGNITIVE SCIENCE of NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

 Dublin City University, 5-7 July 1995

Theme: The Role of Syntax
There is currently considerable debate regarding the place and importance of
syntax in NLP. Papers dealing with this matter will feature strongly in the
programme.

Invited Speakers:
The following speakers have agreed to give keynote talks:
Mark Steedman, University of Pennsylvania
Alison Henry, University of Ulster

Other areas addressed will include:
 Machine Translation
 Connectionism
 Semantic inferencing
 Spoken dialogue
 Prosody
 Hybrid approaches
 Assessment tools and methods

This is a small conference, limited to about 40 delegates. We aim to keep
things relatively informal, and to promote discussion and debate. With two
dozen contributed papers and two invited talks, all outstanding, there should
be plenty of material to interest a wide range of researchers.

Registration and Accommodation:
The registration fee will be IR#60, and will include proceedings, lunches and
one evening meal. Accommodation can be reserved in the campus residences at DCU.
A single room is IR#16 per night, with full Irish breakfast an additional IR#4.
Accommodation will be "First come, first served": there is a heavy demand for
campus rooms in the summer.
There are also several hotels and B&B establishments nearby: addresses will
be provided on request.

To register, contact Alex Monaghan at the addresses given below. Payment in
advance is possible but not obligatory. Please state gender (for accommodation
purposes) and any unusual dietary requirements.

CSNLP
Alex Monaghan
School of Computer Applications
Dublin City University
Dublin 9
Ireland

Email registrations are preferred, please mail alexcompapp.dcu.ie (internet)
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Deadlines:

26th June --- Final date for registration, accommodation, meals etc.

A provisional programme will be sent out in due course.
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Message 2: Preferred Argument Structure conference(fwd)

Date: Thu, 4 May 1995 17:38:41 -Preferred Argument Structure conference(fwd)
From: "Lorraine E. Kumpf" <lekumpfcsulb.edu>
Subject: Preferred Argument Structure conference(fwd)


Announcing a conference on Preferred Argument Structure,
to take place May 12-14, 1995 at the University of California, Santa
Barbara, sponsored by UCSB and CSU Long Beach. The program appears below.

For information contact the UCSB Linguistics Department at
(805) 893 - 3779 (phone) or snowballhumanitas.ucsb.edu
questions? contact lekumpfcsulb.edu

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 PREFERRED ARGUMENT STRUCTURE: THE NEXT GENERATION

 UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA

 MAY 12-14, 1995

 PROGRAM INFORMATION

 All sessions take place in the Harbor Room, University Center, UCSB

 *FRIDAY, MAY 12*

8:15am Coffee and Refreshments

Conference Opening

8:45 Welcoming Remarks
 Charles Li, Dean of the Graduate Division,
 University of California, Santa Barbara

SESSION 1
Moderating: Paola Bentivoglio, Universidad Central de Venezuela

9:00 John Du Bois, University of California, Santa Barbara
 "Preferred Argument Structure as a point of departure"

9:30 Mark Durie, U Melbourne
 "New light on information pressure: information conduits, escape
 valves, and role alignment stretching"

10:00 Discussion: Issues and directions

10:45 BREAK

SESSION 2
Moderating: Almeida Jacqueline Toribio, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

11:00 Simon Corston, University of California, Santa Barbara
 "The marking of core arguments and the inversion of the Nominal
 Hierarchy in Roviana"

11:30 Stephan Schuetze-Coburn, University of California, Los Angeles
 "Arguments and information flow in German discourse"

12:00 - 2:00 LUNCH

SESSION 3
Moderating: Sandra Thompson, University of California, Santa Barbara

2:00 Pamela Downing, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
 "The grammatical status of Preferred Argument Structure in Japanese"

2:30 Suzanne Kemmer, Rice University
 "Preferred Argument Structure and clause relations"

3:00 Discussion: Grammaticization and argument structure

3:45 BREAK

SESSION 4
Moderating: Suzanna Cumming, University of California, Santa Barbara

4:00 Knud Lambrecht, University of Texas, Austin
 "How information structure motivates argument structure: a cross-
 linguistic analysis of the merging of S and O in sentence-focus
 constructions"

4:30 William Ashby, University of California, Santa Barbara
 Paola Bentivoglio, Universidad Central de Venezuela
 "Preferred Argument Structure across time and space: a diachronic
 comparative analysis of 'La Chanson de Roland' and 'El poema de
 mio Cid'"

5:00-5:30 Discussion: Time, space, and genre

 6:30 FRIDAY EVENING: BBQ DINNER ON THE BEACH


 *SATURDAY, MAY 13*

8:30 Coffee and Refreshments

SESSION 5
Moderating: Carol Genetti, Univerisity of California, Santa Barbara

9:00 Doris Payne, University of Oregon
 "Word order, aspect, and argument status in Panare (Cariban)"

9:30 Francisco Ocampo, University of Minnesota
 "Argument structure, information flow, grammaticalization and
 word order in spoken Rioplatense Spanish"

10:00 Marja-Liisa Helasvuo, University of California, Santa Barbara /
 Academy of Finland
 "Preferred Argument Structure and word order in Finnish
 conversational discourse"

10:30 BREAK

SESSION 6
Moderating: Mark Durie, University of Melbourne

10:45 Wallace Chafe, Univeristy of California, Santa Barbara
 Marianne Mithun,University of California, Santa Barbara
 "What use are A, S, and O?"

11:15 Susan Herring, University of Texas, Arlington
 "Beyond ergative bias in Preferred Argument Structure research"

11:45 Discussion: Categories for cross-linguistic analysis of argument
 structure

12:30 - 2:30 LUNCH

SESSION 7
Moderating: Yoshi Ono, University of Arizona, Tuscon

2:30 Susan Kohn, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute
 "Using a sentence generation test to examine Preferred Argument
 Structure in normal and aphasic speech"

3:00 Elizabeth Weber, California State University, Northridge
 "Normal information flow in the talk of two boys with a
 diagnosis of autism"

3:30 BREAK

SESSION 8
Moderating: Lorraine Kumpf, California State University, Long Beach

3:45 Rosalia Dutra, University of California, Los Angeles
 "Theoretical and practical issues in the Preferred Argument
 Structure of Brazilian Portuguese"

4:15 Patricia Clancy, University of California, Santa Barbara
 "Preferred Argument Structure and the lexicon: some evidence from
 Korean acquisition"

4:45-5:30 Discussion: Psychological dimensions of Preferred Argument
 Structure


 *SUNDAY, MAY 14*

8:30 Coffee and Refreshments

SESSION 9
Moderating: Ritva Laury, UC Santa Barbara / CSU Fresno

9:00 Sandro Duranti, University of California, Los Angeles
 "The culture of Preferred Argument Structure"

9:30 Laura Martin, Cleveland State University
 "The Interaction of topic, lexical synonymy and constructed
 discourse: a closer look at Preferred Argument Structure in Mocho
 narratives"

10:00 Lorraine Kumpf, CSU Long Beach
 "Visual information, social control, and other influences on
 argument structure in classroom discourse"

10:30 BREAK

Session 10

10:45 - 12:15 Discussion: Typological generalizations and new directions
 Moderating: John Du Bois

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Conference Sponsors

Interdisciplinary Humanities Center, UCSB
Division of Arts and Humanities,
 College of Letters and Science, UCSB
Office of Research, UCSB
College of Liberal Arts, CSU Long Beach
Department of Linguistics, UCSB
College of Creative Studies, UCSB
Department of Linguistics, CSU Long Beach
Department of French and Italian UCSB

Conference Coordinators

Lorraine Kumpf, CSU Long Beach
John Du Bois, UC Santa Barbara
William Ashby, UC Santa Barbara


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