LINGUIST List 6.910

Thu Jun 29 1995

Calls: Relevance theory, Discourse anaphora

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  1. Groefsema, Relevance Theory Workshop
  2. "Dr Tony McEnery", Colloquium on Discourse Anaphora

Message 1: Relevance Theory Workshop

Date: Wed, 28 Jun 1995 12:59:15 Relevance Theory Workshop
From: Groefsema <>
Subject: Relevance Theory Workshop

 * * * * CALL FOR PAPERS * * * *

 Relevance Theory Workshop
 University of Hertfordshire

 Held at Cardfields Centre, Essex, UK

 27 - 29 October 1995

Submissions are invited for 30-minute papers for the above
workshop. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers
(max.35) currently working on any topic within the framework of Relevance

Invited Speakers: Deirdre Wilson and Dan Sperber

Please submit three copies of a one page abstract (two
anonymous ones, one with name, affiliation and email address on it), and
give your name and full address seperately.

Abstract deadline: 1 August 1995

Please send your abstract to:

Marjolein Groefsema
Department of Linguistics
University of Hertfordshire
Watford Campus
Watford, Herts.

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Message 2: Colloquium on Discourse Anaphora

Date: Wed, 28 Jun 1995 12:06:08 Colloquium on Discourse Anaphora
From: "Dr Tony McEnery" <>
Subject: Colloquium on Discourse Anaphora


 DAARC96 - Discourse Anaphora and Anaphor Resolution Colloquium
 Lancaster University, 17-18th July, 1996

Anaphora and anaphor resolution has received a great deal of attention
from workers in linguistics, computational linguistics, artificial
intelligence and information retrieval for a number of decades. This
aspect of natural language has proved a major challenge for all of
these fields, and a great many differing theories and solutions have
been proposed and implemented with varying degrees of success. A need
clearly exists for workers in the field of anaphora and anaphor
resolution to meet. Our hope is that this meeting will allow all of the
different strands of work on anaphora to be identified, with a view to
producing an up-to-date review of the field that incorporates the many
changes that have taken place in this field in recent years.

For this reason, a Coloquium will take place on 17th and 18th July,
1996 at Lancaster University, UK. Papers are requested for
presentation on all aspects of anaphora and anaphor resolution. The
following research areas are of particular interest, but do not
constitute an exhaustive list:

corpus-based studies of anaphora in natural language, statistical
approaches to anaphor resolution, cognitive and psychological perspectives,
discourse and text-processing perspectives, information retrieval and other
computer applications, pragmatics and anaphor resolution, and
linguistic-theoretical approaches.

Papers reporting work on anaphora in any language are welcome.
Research may be work in progress, or work that has already been
completed. Please send abstracts to a member of the CAAR96 Organizing
Committee at one of the addresses given below. Abstracts may be sent
either electronically, by email or fax, or by traditional surface mail.

Abstracts should arrive at Lancaster by 1st December, 1995, and
notification will be sent by 12th January, 1996. Draft versions of
full papers should arrive by 30th April, 1996. The proceedings of the
colloquium will be published.


The CAAR96 Organizing Committee:

Simon Botley, Dr Tony McEnery,
Department of Linguistics and MEL, Department of Linguistics and MEL
Lancaster University, Lancaster University
Bailrigg, Bailrigg,
Lancaster LA14YT Lancaster LA1 4YT
email: email:
phone: 01524-65201 ext. 3111/3212 phone: 01524-65201 ext. 3024

FAX: 01524 843 085

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