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  1. Tenth Amsterdam Colloquium, Second Call for Papers, Semantics
  2. George Fowler, Call for Papers: Linguistics and Finno-Ugric Studies

Message 1: Second Call for Papers, Semantics

Date: Fri, 23 Jun 1995 16:06:44 Second Call for Papers, Semantics
From: Tenth Amsterdam Colloquium <>
Subject: Second Call for Papers, Semantics

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 December 18---21, 1995

The Tenth Amsterdam Colloquium will be held from Monday 18 until
Thursday 21, December 1995, at the University of Amsterdam. The
Amsterdam Colloquia aim at bringing together logicians,
philosophers, linguists and computer scientists who share an
interest in semantics. The spectrum of topics covered ranges from
descriptive (semantic analyses of all kinds of expressions), to
theoretical (logical and computational properties of semantic
theories, philosophical foundations).

The following people have in principle accepted our invitation to
give a lecture:

 Bob Carpenter * Gennaro Chierchia * Joe Halpern
 Hans Kamp * Angelika Kratzer * Fred Landman
 Barbara Partee * Krister Segerberg * Anna Szabolcsi

To give this tenth installment a special touch, an evening session
will be devoted to the past and the future of the field of semantics.

 *Submission of abstracts*

The Colloquium has room for 40 contributed talks of approximately
40 minutes. People who want to contribute a paper are requested to
send in SIX copies of an ANONYMOUS ABSTRACT of two pages (at most
1000 words). The abstract must include a short, 10 line, SUMMARY
clearly indicating subject matter and conclusions. A SEPARATE
leaflet should specify the author's name, affiliation, postal
address, e-mail address plus the title of the contribution.
Submission by e-mail is possible, provided that the abstract,
summary and personal details are in ASCII and don't need

The DEADLINE for submission of abstracts is September 1, 1995. The
abstracts will be refereed by the program committee consisting of
Renate Bartsch, Johan van Benthem, Peter van Emde Boas, Frank
Veltman and the invited speakers. Authors will be notified of
acceptance by October 15. The 10 line summaries of the accepted
papers will be included in the program.

 *Important Dates*

 -) 01-09-95 Deadline for submissions
 -) 15-10-95 Notification of acceptance
 -) 15-11-95 Distribution of program
 -) 18--21 December 1995 Amsterdam Colloquium
 -) 01-02-96 Final papers due
 -) 15-03-96 Proceedings due


The organizing committee of the Ninth Amsterdam Colloquium consists
of Paul Dekker, Jeroen Groenendijk, Erik-Jan van der Linden and
Martin Stokhof. Financial support is provided by the ILLC, the
Department of Philosophy, the Department of Mathematics and Computer
Science, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW),
the Dutch Graduate School in Logic (OzsL), and the Foundation for
Language Speech and Logic (TSL) of the Netherlands Organization for
Scientific Research.

The European Association for Logic, Language and Information
(FoLLI) has made some funds available to support visits to AcTen by
colleagues from countries with currencies that are hard to exchange.
Those colleagues who are interested, are requested to send a short
application to the local organizers containing information about
their research interests and a budget, before September 1, 1995

For further information, contact:

 Organizing Committee Tenth Amsterdam Colloquium
 ILLC/Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
 Nieuwe Doelenstraat 15, 1012 CP Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 tel: +31 20 5254541
 fax: +31 20 5254503

ILLC/Department of Philosophy University of Amsterdam

 18 -- 21 December 1995

AcTen - Nieuwe Doelenstraat 15 - 1012 CP Amsterdam - The Netherlands
tel: +31 20 5254541 - fax: +31 20 5254503 - email:
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Message 2: Call for Papers: Linguistics and Finno-Ugric Studies

Date: Fri, 23 Jun 1995 15:38:34 Call for Papers: Linguistics and Finno-Ugric Studies
From: George Fowler <>
Subject: Call for Papers: Linguistics and Finno-Ugric Studies

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 I am posting this at the request of someone who doesn't subscribe to
Linguist; please reply to the address in the Call for Papers, not to me!
 George Fowler

 The Department of Linguistics and Finno-Ugric Studies
 The Institute of Phonetic Studies
 Faculty of Philosophy and Arts
 Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic)

 announce a conference

 LP'96: Typology: prototypes, items orderings and universals

 August 20-22 1996

 This is the third LP (Linguistics and Phonetics) conference of the
 two departments within the space of six years. The first was held in
 1990, the second in 1994 (Proceedings of LP'90 are still available on
 request from Charles University Press - Karolinum (Ovocny trh 5,
 Prague 1, 11636) or from the Department of Linguistics and Finno-
 Ugric Studies, Proceedings of LP'94 will be available in July 1995).

 The term item-order was the central term discussed at the LP'94
 Conference.The term "item" was used in the sense of any linguistic
 unit such as phoneme, morpheme, syllable, word, word-form, phrase,
 clause, sentence. The primary aim of LP'96 is to contribute to the
 clarification of the role of item-order in typology and to its
 interrelationship with other language means in typology.

 Topics will focus among other on following questions:

 1) What does a possible type of natural language entail? What
 parameters differentiate language from other phenomena? The topic
 includes among other: Biological, genetic and philosophical aspects
 of linguistic universals; function-form approach to typology; the
 role of comparison of acoustic and perception phenomena in both
 natural and synthetic speech signals; internal and external phonetic
 values; kinds of iconicity/ isomorphism/ economy at individual levels
 of linguistis analysis; markedness of item-orderings (e.g. is it
 meaningful to differentiate fixed and free word-order according to
 the dichotomy unmarked-marked?)

 2) Which factors are relevant for classification as such and for
 classification of languages in particular? The topic includes among
 other: the processses of reduction and clustering of linguistic
 phenomena; substruction of linguistic properties; the concept of type
 of languages.

 3) What is the foundation of typology as a linguistic discipline? The
 topic includes among other: kinds of typology: traditional typologies
 (morphological, syntactic, semantic), cognitive typology
 (configurational vs non-configurational languages, Baker's
 incorporation, mirror principles, kinds of raising, etc.),
 classification of typologies (parameters).

 4) Is linguistic typology only the subject of theoretical discussions
 or has it consequences for linguistic applications? The topic
 includes: consequences for language teaching, for linguistic
 databases, for development of text-editors, for multilingual
 communication and multimedia in www in contrast with monolingual
 communication, etc.

 Organizing Committee:

 Frantisek Danes (Czech Academy of Sciences)
 Osamu Fujimura (The Ohio-State University)
 Laura A. Janda (The University of North Carolina at Chapell Hill)
 Premysl Janota (Charles University, Prague)
 Helena Kurzova (Czech Academy of Sciences)
 Jiri V. Neustupny (Osaka University)
 Pavel Novak (Charles University, Prague)
 Bohumil Palek (Charles University, Prague) - chairman
 Ewa Willim (Jagellonian University, Poland)

 Preliminary application for LP'96 and short abstract (half page)
 should be sent not later by September 30, 1995.

 Premiminary Application Form





 mail adress



 Preliminary title of submitted paper:

 Note: If you plan to request financial support from various
 funds, please feel free to contact me as to the topic of your
 paper at any time.

 Updated information on LP96 will be available at:

 Contact address:
 e-mail: or
 or by mail:
 Bohumil Palek
 Department of Linguistics and Finno-Ugric Studies
 2, Jan Palach Sq., 116 38 Prague 1, Czech Republic
 phone: (xx422) 24491 524

George Fowler GFowlerIndiana.Edu [Email]
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