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  1. "Gala 95", GALA-programme
  2. Eric Dahlin, TEI Workshop

Message 1: GALA-programme

Date: Mon, 12 Jun 1995 12:40:39 GALA-programme
From: "Gala 95" <>
Subject: GALA-programme

LANGUAGE University of Groningen
ACQUISITION Groningen, The Netherlands
1995 September 7-9

 Provisional PROGRAMME

 ****** THURSDAY, September 7, 1995 ******

 9:00 - 10:00: Registration and coffee
10.00 - 10.15: Welcome

10.15 - 11.00: Parallel Lectures
 M. Saxton (Univ. of London):
 The contrast theory of negative input.
 G. Giannelli (Univ. of Florence) & R.M. Manzini (Univ. College
 The prefunctional stage in the light of minimalism.

11.00 - 11.30: Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.15: Parallel Lectures
 U. Brinkmann (Free Univ., Amsterdam):
 Discovering nonalternating verbs: news from the locative
 S. Eisenbeiss & M. Penke (Univ. of Duesseldorf):
 Case-Filter versus Checking: Some new findings on case deve-
 lopment in German child language.

12.15 - 13.00: Parallel Lectures
 K. Meints (Univ. of Hamburg):
 The acquisition of the English passive.
 S. Powers (Max Planck Institute, Nijmegen):
 MAPping phrase markers.

13.00 - 14.15: Lunch

14.15 - 15.15: Invited Lecture
 H. Clahsen (University of Essex):
 Lexical learning in syntactic development: New evidence from
 the acquisition of WH-questions and embedded clauses.

15.15 - 16.00: Parallel Lectures
 B. Hollebrandse & T. Roeper (Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst):
 DO-insertion in acquisition and the theory of INFL.
 M. Verrips (Univ. of Amsterdam):
 Passive of intransitive verbs in child language.

16.00 - 16.30: Tea Break

16.30 - 17.15: Parallel Lectures
 H. Borer (Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst):
 Lexical Underdertermination and functional projections.
 W. Philip (Univ. of Utrecht):
 Symmetrical interpretation and scope ambiguity of universal
 quantification in Dutch and English.

17.15 - 18.00: Parallel Lectures
 A. Wu (ITP, Inc., California):
 Principle-based grammar selection.
 S. van der Wal (Univ. of Groningen):
 Negative polarity items in English and Dutch: A lexical

 ****** FRIDAY, September 8, 1995 ******

 9.15 - 10.15: Invited Lecture
 P. van Geert (Univ. of Groningen):
 Language, time and growth. Non-linear growth dynamics of
 language change in phylogenetic and ontogenetic time.

10.15 - 11.00: Parallel Lectures
 S. Gillis, G. Durieux & W. Daelemans (Univ. of Antwerp):
 Testing a computer simulation of a parametric model.
 H. van der Lely (Univ. of London):
 Grammatical specific language impairment in children: Evi-
 dence for modularity.

11.00 - 11.30: Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.15: Parallel Lectures
 A. Sorace (Univ. of Edinburgh):
 On the formal representations of gradualness in non-native
 Y. Levy (Hebrew Univ.):
 On the early development of arbitrary morphological systems
 in normal and in deficient populations of children.

12.15 - 13.00: Parallel Lectures
 P. Culicover (Ohio State Univ.):
 Paradoxes and puzzles of triggering.
 B. Lee (Univ. of Cambridge):
 Generalization of regular and irregular inflectional pat-
 terns: Towards a language processing model for both native
 and proficient non-native speakers of English.

13.00 - 14.15: Lunch

14.15 - 15.15: Invited Lecture
 H. van der Hulst (Univ. of Leiden):
 Acquisition, sign language and phonological universals.

15.15 - 16.00: Parallel Lectures
 W. Dressler, R. Drazyk, D. Drazyk (Univ. of Vienna) & K. Dziu-
 balska-Kolaczyk (Univ. Adam Mickiewicza, Poznan):
 On the earliest stages of acquisition of Polish inflection.
 S. Wakabayashi (Univ. of Cambridge):
 The problems in the studies of SLA of English reflexives.

16.00 - 16.30: Tea Break

16.30 - 17.15: Parallel Lectures
 K. Lindner (Univ. of Munich):
 German past participles revisited: The matter of phonologi-
 cal patterns.
 A. Perez (Pennsylvania State Univ.) & T. Roeper (Univ. of Massa-
 chusetts, Amherst):
 There is no place like "home". The acquisition of inherent

17.15 - 18.00: Parallel Lectures
 M. Gasser (Indiana Univ.):
 Relating comprehension and production in the acquisition of
 S. Crain, R. Thornton (Univ.of Maryland) & L. Conway (Univ. of
 Semantic distinctions in child language.

 ****** SATURDAY, September 9, 1995 ******

 9.15 - 10.15: Invited Lecture
 K. Plunkett (Univ. of Oxford):
 Language acquistion: Connectionist insights.

10.15 - 11.00: Parallel Lectures
 J. Batali (Univ. of California, San Diego):
 Evolution of innate syntactic biases in recurrent neural
 J. Austin, Z. Nun~ez del Prado, R. Proman & B. Lust (Cornell
 Current challeges to the parameter-setting paradigm: The
 pro-drop parameter.

11.00 - 11.30: Coffee Break

11.30 - 12.15: Parallel Lectures
 G. Dorffner, M. Hentze & G. Thurner (Austrian Research Institute
 for Artificial Intelligence):
 A connectionist model of categorization and grounded word
 G. Bol (Univ. of Groningen):
 Optional subjects in Dutch child language.

12.15 - 13.00: Parallel Lectures
 J. Veenstra (Univ. of Utrecht) & J. Zavrel (Univ. of Tilburg):
 The language environment and syntactic word class acquisiti-
 I. Barbier (Univ. of Queensland):
 The head-direction of Dutch VPs: Evidence from first langua-
 ge acquisition.

13.00 - 14.15: Lunch

14.15 - 15.15: Invited Lecture
 L. Rizzi (Univ. of Geneva):
 Early null subjects and economy of representation.

15.15 - 16.00: Parallel Lectures
 S. Armon-Lotem (Tel-Aviv Univ.):
 What Hebrew early verbs can tell us about root infinitives.
 J. Zlatev (Stockholm Univ.):
 Distributional and semantic factors in the ontogenesis of
 grammar: The acquisition of two Swedish parti-

16.00 - 16.30: Tea Break

16.30 - 17.15: Parallel Lectures
 L. Haegeman (Univ. of Geneva):
 Root infinitives and root null subjects in early Dutch.
 P. Gretsch (Univ. of Tubingen):
 Determinism vs. Variation: A building-block model of L1-

17.15 - 18.00: Parallel Lectures
 T. Hoekstra (Univ. of Leiden) & N. Hyams (UCLA):
 The syntax and pragmatics of "dropped" categories in child
 W. Ritchie & T. Bhatia (Syracuse Univ.):
 Codeswitching, grammar and sentence production: The problem
 of dummy verbs.

 ****** Alternate/Reserve Papers ******
 (To be announced)



Inquiries can be sent to:

 GALA 1995
 University of Groningen
 Department of Linguistics
 Postbus 716
 9700 AS Groningen, The NETHERLANDS
 fax. +31 50 63 49 00

or by e-mail to:

Up to date information with regard to the conference, including regist-
ration information, can be obtained from the WWW page:

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Message 2: TEI Workshop

Date: Tue, 13 Jun 1995 11:03:05 TEI Workshop
From: Eric Dahlin <>
Subject: TEI Workshop

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A Tutorial Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative

A workshop to be held at ACH/ALLC '95 in Santa Barbara

The organizers of ACH/ALLC '95 are pleased to announce a pre-conference
workshop on the Text Encoding Initiative Guidelines.

 Title: Text Encoding for Information Interchange: A Tutorial
 Introduction to the Text Encoding Initiative
 Date: 10 July 1995, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 Place: UCSB Microcomputer Laboratory
 Instructors: C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, Lou Burnard, David Chesnutt
 Registration fee: $50

This workshop will introduce the encoding scheme recommended by the Text
Encoding Initiative (TEI) in its Guidelines for Text Encoding and
Interchange. The main focus will be on introducing the tag set defined
in the Guidelines, but the context within which the TEI Guidelines were
developed and general problems of text markup will also be addressed.

Topics to be covered include:

1. General Principles of Text Markup: What is markup for?
 Varieties of markup; effect of markup. What are electronic texts
 for? Markup and interpretation. Markup as a means of enabling
 intelligent retrieval.
2. Basics of SGML: What it is and isn't; the case for using it.
 Basic SGML syntax for the document instance (tags, entity
 references, comment declarations). Examination and explication of
 simple examples.
3. Document Analysis: What document analysis is, and why it is an
 essential part of any e-text project. Phases of document analysis.
 Group document analysis of a sample text.
4. Basics of the TEI: origins and goals of the TEI, overall
 organization of the TEI encoding scheme, basic structural notions
 of the TEI DTD and the pizza model: the base, additional, and core
 tag sets, and how they may be extended, modified, and documented;
 group tagging of the sample document.
5. Hands-on Session: introduction to standard commercial or
 public-domain SGML-aware editor.
6. Putting the TEI into Practice: types of software available for
 SGML, how the adoption of TEI encoding affects the practical work
 of an e-text project, and a review of where to go for further

The Text Encoding Initiative

The Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) is an international cooperative
research effort, the goal of which is to define a set of generic
Guidelines for the representation of all kinds of textual materials in
electronic form, in such a way as to enable researchers in any
discipline to interchange texts and datasets in machine readable form,
independently of the software or hardware in use, and also independently
of the particular application for which such electronic resources are
used. The first full version of the TEI Guidelines was published in
May, 1994, after six years of development in Europe and the US. It
takes the form of a substantial reference manual, documenting a modular
and extensible SGML document type definition (DTD), which can be used to
describe electronic encodings of all kinds of texts, of all times and in
all languages. It is sometimes said that the Standard Generalized
Markup Language (SGML: ISO 8879) provides only the syntax for text
markup; the TEI aims to provide a semantics.

Computer-aided research now crosses many political, linguistics,
temporal, and disciplinary boundaries; the TEI Guidelines have been
designed to be applied to texts in any language, from any period, in
any genre, encoded for research of any kind. As far as possible, the
Guidelines eschew controversy; where consensus has not been
established, only very general recommendations are made. The object is
to help the researcher make his or her position explicit, not to
dictate what that position should be.

Viewed as a standard, the TEI scheme attempts to occupy the middle
ground. It offers neither a single all-embracing encoding scheme,
solving all problems once for all, nor an unstructured collection of
tag sets. Rather it offers an extensible framework containing a common
core of features, a choice of frameworks or bases, and a wide variety
of optional additions for specific application areas. Somewhat
light-heartedly, we refer to this as the Chicago Pizza model (in which
the customer chooses a particular base -- say deep dish or whole crust
-- and adds the toppings of his or her choice), by contrast with both
the Chinese menu or laissez-faire approach (which allows for any
combinations of dishes, even the ridiculous) and the set meal approach,
in which you must have the entire menu.

Materials and Presenters

All participants will be provided with a printed introductory summary
guide to the TEI scheme, and supporting materials on PC disks, including
full versions of the TEI DTDs, public domain SGML software and sample
TEI texts. Subject to availability, participants may be able to acquire
the CD-ROM of the TEI Guidelines at a discounted price.

The tutorial will be taught by three instructors: C. M.
Sperberg-McQueen (Computer Center, University of Illinois at Chicago),
Lou Burnard (Oxford University Computing Services), and David Chesnutt
(Dept. of History, University of South Carolina).


Registration Form
(please return before July 1, 1995)

TEI Tutorial
University of California, Santa Barbara

Monday, July 10, 1995
9 am to 4 pm
UCSB Microcomputer Laboratory
Fee $50

Registration for the TEI Tutorial will take place in the
lobby of Anacapa Hall on Monday, July 10, from 8 to 10 am.

Those staying on-campus at UCSB during ACH/ALLC '95 and
wishing to arrive early for the purpose of attending the
TEI Tutorial may check in after noon on Sunday and
stay an additional night for $29 double or $42 single,
no meals included. Meals may be purchased separately.







Payment of Fees:

Payment in U.S. Dollars may be made by:

 Personal Check
 Money Order
 Bank Check

[Checks must be drawn on a U.S. Bank and should be made
payable to U.C. Regents.]

 Credit Card: VISA or MASTERCARD

 International Wire Transfer (in U.S. Dollars) from
 your bank to:

 Bank of America
 San Francisco Commercial Banking, Office (#1499)
 555 California Street, 2nd Floor
 San Francisco, CA 94104
 Account #07805-00030
 Regents of University of California
 Santa Barbara. Reference: ACH/ALLC

[If using this latter method of payment; please add an
additional $10 to the total to cover the bank's fee for
this service.]

Payment (please check appropriate box):

___ Personal Check
___ Money Order
___ Bank check is enclosed
___ Wire Transfer [please enclosed a copy of the
 wire transfer receipt with your registration]

Please charge to my credit card:

___ MasterCard
___ Visa

 Credit Card #:
 Expiration Date:

Please complete and return this form with your remittance to:

 TEI Tutorial, ACH/ALLC '95
 c/o Campus Conference Services
 University of California
 Santa Barbara, CA 93106-6120
 Phone: (805) 893-3072
 Fax: (805) 893-7287

For questions regarding accommodations and registration,
please contact:

 Sally Vito
 Phone: (805) 893-3072

Please check applicable items below

___ $50 fee for TEI Tutorial
___ $29 On-campus housing, double occupancy
___ $42 On-campus housing, single occupancy

___ Total
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