LINGUIST List 7.343

Mon Mar 4 1996

Confs: American Oriental Society, PALA '96, Comp. implicature

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  1. David Prager Branner, American Oriental Society Chinese panels
  2. Joan Rahilly, PALA '96
  3. Nancy Green, Final Announcement: Computational Implicature (AAAI Spring Symposium)

Message 1: American Oriental Society Chinese panels

Date: Sun, 03 Mar 1996 15:06:44 PST
From: David Prager Branner <charmiiu.washington.edu>
Subject: American Oriental Society Chinese panels
Panel on Chinese Dialect Comparison and Classification
at the 206th Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society, 18
March, 1996, Penn Tower Hotel in Philadephia, Pennsylvania

(These panels are sponsored by the Yuen Ren Society, but are quite
separate from the Society's own meeting on *17* March in Philadelphia)

 _________________________________________________________________
			Program

Chinese Dialectology, Panel A
	W. South Coblin, University of Iowa, Chair
		Monday, 18 March, 1996, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Benjamin Ao: 
	On the Subgrouping of Chinese Dialects
David Prager Branner, University of Washington:
	The Classification of the Longyan Dialect of Fukien 
Kuang-yu Chang, Tsing Hua University: 
	The Regional Relationships of Chinese Dialects
Richard VanNess Simmons, Rutgers University: 
	Toward a Rationale for, and Theory of, Dialect Classification
Zhiqiang Yu, University of Washington:
 Issues in Selecting Classificatory Features
 _________________________________________________________________
 
Chinese Dialectology, Panel B
	Richard VanNess Simmons, Rutgers University, Chair
		Meeting on Monday, 18 March, 1996, 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
W. South Coblin, University of Iowa:
	Thoughts on the Identity of the Chinese 'Phags-pa Dialect
Zhuqing Li, Boston University:
	Neutral Tone in the Fuzhou Dialect
Qian GU, Nanjing University/University of California, Berkeley:
 On the Initial Consonant Systems of the Tongtai Dialects
Yi-tsu Li, Tsing Hua University:
 The Phonology of the Dialect of Shehshiann in Anhuei
William H. Baxter, University of Michigan:
 Reconstructing Proto-Mandarin Affricates and Fricatives
 _________________________________________________________________

Abstracts are available on-line at
	http://weber.u.washingon.edu/~yuenren/AOS96.html
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Message 2: PALA '96

Date: Mon, 04 Mar 1996 14:34:24 GMT
From: Joan Rahilly <jrahillyclio.arts.qub.ac.uk>
Subject: PALA '96
PALA 96,
11th-14th APRIL,
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, BELFAST

This is a respectful reminder that the registration forms for PALA 96 are
due in THIS FRIDAY (i.e. 8th March). As soon as we get the forms processed,
we'll be in touch with further information on the program and other
conference arrangements.

We look forward to receiving your registrations.

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Organising Committee,
PALA '96
School of English,
Queen's University,
Belfast BT7 1NN.
TEL: (01232) 245133, ext.3304
FAX: (01232) 314615
e-mail: jrahillyclio.arts.qub.ac.uk
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Message 3: Final Announcement: Computational Implicature (AAAI Spring Symposium)

Date: Mon, 04 Mar 1996 10:42:21 EST
From: Nancy Green <Nancy_Greenantarcto.soar.cs.cmu.edu>
Subject: Final Announcement: Computational Implicature (AAAI Spring Symposium)
 Final Announcement of AAAI Spring Symposium on

 Computational Implicature: Computational Approaches to
 Interpreting and Generating Conversational Implicature
 March 25-27, 1996
 Stanford University

Registration deadline: March 8, 1996
For More Information Contact:

American Association for Artificial Intelligence /
445 Burgess Drive / Menlo Park, California
94025-3496 / USA
Telephone: 415-328-3123 /
Fax: 415-321-4457 /
Email: sssaaai.org /
URL: http://www.aaai.org
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Tentative Program (as of March 1, 1996)
For more information: http://www.isp.pitt.edu/implicature

Day 1 (march 25), 9 am - 530 pm

9:00 am - 10:30 am
 Opening Remarks: N. Green (Carnegie Mellon University)
 Invited talk: J. Hobbs (SRI)
10:30 am - 11:00 am Break
11:00 am - 12:30pm Negation and Cancellation
Commentator: N. Asher (University of Texas, Austin)
L. Iwanska (Wayne State University)
D. Marcu and G. Hirst (University of Toronto)
K. Purang, D. Perlis (University of Maryland CP), and J. Gurney (Army
 Research Lab)
M. Walker (AT&T)

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Planning-based approaches
Commentator: J. Moore (University of Pittsburgh)
R. Dale (Microsoft) and E. Reiter (University of Aberdeen)
N. Green (Carnegie Mellon University)
A. Kronfeld (Microsoft)
R. M. Young (University of Pittsburgh)

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Break

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Semantics and Pragmatics
Commentator: TBA
R. Carston (University College London)
C. Roberts (The Ohio State University)
K. Strand (CSLI & University of Oslo)
J. van Kuppevelt (University of Njimegen & University of Amsterdam)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Reception
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Tuesday, March 26
9:00 am - 10:30 am Lexical Pragmatics and Knowledge Representation
Commentator: Georgia Green (University of Illinois UC)
R. Blutner, A. Le{\ss}m{\"{o}}llmann (Humboldt University), and
 R. van der Sandt (University of Njimegen)
B. Di Eugenio (Carnegie Mellon University)
A. Knott and J. Oberlander (University of Edinburgh)
M. Masuko (International Christian University)

10:30 am - 11:00 am Break

11:00 am - 12:30pm Panel: Comparison of Computational Approaches
Chair: N. Green (Carnegie Mellon University)
Wordnet-based
Non-monotonic reasoning
Planning theory
Abduction
Cognitive architectures

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
 Working Groups: Future Directions for Computational Implicature

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Break

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Panel: Role of Gricean Theory in Computational
Models of Conversational Implicature
Chair: A. Joshi (University of Pennsylvania)

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Plenary session

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Wednesday, March 27
9:00 am - 10:30 am Working Groups

10:30 am - 11:00 am Break

11:00 am - 12:30pm Report of working groups
Sum-up: B. Di Eugenio (Carnegie Mellon University)
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