LINGUIST List 7.299

Tue Feb 27 1996

Calls: Romance Lgs, Romanian, Computational ling

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  1. "Olga Fullana (DFSCC)", Central Romance Languages
  2. "VIRGINIA MOTAPANYANE", workshop on Comparative issues in Romanian syntax
  3. berniecogsci.ed.ac.uk, Computational Linguistics

Message 1: Central Romance Languages

Date: Mon, 26 Feb 1996 20:05:29 +0100
From: "Olga Fullana (DFSCC)" <FULLANAskywalker.udg.es>
Subject: Central Romance Languages
 CALL FOR PAPERS



 THIRD WORKSHOP ON THE SYNTAX OF CENTRAL ROMANCE LANGUAGES

 Universitat de Girona
 Girona, November 15th-16th, 1996


The First Workshop on the Syntax of The Central Romance Languages was
held in Geneva in July 1990 and the second one in Barcelona in May
1993. The First Workshop was an important forum for researchers
working on the syntax of those Romance languages and dialects that
have not traditionally occupied a central position in the Romance
linguistic literature. The syntactic phenomena displayed by these
varieties are of great theoretical relevance, but they are not as
easily available to linguists as data from other better-known Romance
languages. The second edition also focused on some aspects of
morphology. The Workshop included papers on Catalan, Franco-
Provencal, Galician, Genoese, Italian, Ligurian, Occitan, Padovan,
Sardinian, Spanish, Trentino, Veneto and Walloon,

The Third Workshop will continue the line initiated in Geneva and
followed in Barcelona. We request papers on syntactic aspects of any
Romance languages and dialects that have so far received little
attention in the linguistic literature. We are also interested in
papers on the interfaces between syntax and other components of
grammar (morphology, phonology, semantics, etc.). Preference will be
given to contributions focusing on poorly-described varieties,
describing new data or phenomena, or having a significant comparative
slant.


 Invited Speaker

 IGNACIO BOSQUE
 (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Six hard copies of an anonymous abstract describing the contents of
the paper (two pages maximum including references) should be sent
plus a camera ready original containing author's name, address,
affiliaton and e-mail address to the WSCRL program committee by June
15th 1996.

For further information contact the organising commitee: Francesc
Roca, Olga Fullana and Joan Rafel.

Dept. de Filologia i Filosofia
Universitat de Girona
Pl. Ferrater Mora, 1
E-17071 Girona
Spain
Tel.: +34-72-418106 Fax.: +34-72-418230
e-mail: rocaskywalker.udg.es

UNIVERSITAT DE GIRONA
DEPT. FILOLOGIA I FILOSOFIA

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Message 2: workshop on Comparative issues in Romanian syntax

Date: Mon, 26 Feb 1996 21:36:40 -0300
From: "VIRGINIA MOTAPANYANE" <MOTAadmin1.csd.unbsj.ca>
Subject: workshop on Comparative issues in Romanian syntax
CALL FOR PAPERS

WORKSHOP ON COMPARATIVE ISSUES IN ROMANIAN SYNTAX

Place: University of New Brunswick - Saint John
Date : 30 August 1996
 (the workshop precedes ESCOL 96, to be held at the same location)

Papers approaching Romanian syntax from a comparative perspective
are solicited. Send abstracts (1 page, including name and
affiliation) through e-mail or snail-mail to:
Virginia Motapanyane
University of New Brunswick
P.O.Box 5050
Saint John, NB
Canada E2L 4L5
motaunbsj.ca

Deadline for abstracts: 15 May 1996
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Message 3: Computational Linguistics

Date: Tue, 27 Feb 1996 10:29:10 GMT
From: berniecogsci.ed.ac.uk <berniecogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Computational Linguistics
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 		 	 SIGPARSE 96


International Workshop on PUNCTUATION IN COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS

	 Friday, June 28, 1996

 	 in conjunction with the 34th Annual Meeting of the 
 Association for Computational Linguistics
 University of California, Santa Cruz
		 Santa Cruz, California, USA


FOCUS OF THE WORKSHOP 

Surprisingly, most research in Computational Linguistics over the
years has almost completely ignored the (ortho)graphical facet of
language, punctuation. This has mainly been due to the overall
complexity of that field, but also due to the lack of a good
theoretical description of the problem.

However, interest in punctuation in the fields of `straight' and
computational linguistics has greatly increased in the last five
years. This is partially due to the publication, in 1990, of Geoffrey
Nunberg's book "The Linguistics of Punctuation", but also due to the
fact that it has been recognised that true understanding and
processing of written language will be almost impossible if
punctuation is not taken into account.

Almost any structure-giving, or graphical, device in text could be
described as punctuation - this means that punctuation falls into
roughly three categories:

 Within word: marks like hyphens and apostrophes 

 Between word: what we conventionally think of as punctuation, 
 e.g. commas, full-stops, colons. 

 Higher-level graphical punctuation: paragraphing, indentation, 
 underlining, font changes etc...

Although most research on punctuation seems to have focussed on the
narrow, second definition, and its role in parsing and syntax,
punctuation has a far wider nature and application, and there is
interest in fields as diverse as semantics, discourse, automatic
editing, conversation analysis, intonation and psycholinguistics.

The time is therefore ripe for a workshop in the general field of
punctuation, to bring together all those researchers who have been
working on various aspects of the problem, or who have an interest in
it, to share ideas and maybe establish some standard approach to what
is a novel and highly interesting area.

WORKSHOP ORGANISATION 

The workshop will be a full-day event consisting of about 12 half-hour
papers, including some time for discussion. There will be an invited
talk given by the `Father of Modern Punctuation Research', Geoff
Nunberg of Xerox PARC.

SUBMISSIONS

Submissions are invited that address the issue of punctuation in all
areas of CL, including, but not limited to, the following:

Parsing Syntax Generation 
Discourse processing Semantics Machine translation
Phonetics Phonology Corpus-based work
Psycholinguistics Message understanding Editorial assistants
Information retrieval Statistical methods Automated tagging

Papers should not exceed 3,200 words and should include an abstract of
not more than 15 lines. The title page should include title, authors,
addresses, email, telephone numbers and the abstract. Electronic
submissions are strongly prefered and encouraged, and should be in
postscript, self-contained LaTeX or (if nothing else is available) in
ASCII.

Submissions and any questions should be sent to:

Bernie Jones Centre for Cognitive Science,
 2 Buccleuch Place,
berniecogsci.ed.ac.uk Edinburgh EH8 9LW, United Kingdom

DEADLINES

Submissions should reach Bernie Jones by Friday 12th April 1996.
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