LINGUIST List 7.373

Sat Mar 9 1996

FYI: Chicago Ling Society, Ling and Statistics, Ling Typology

Editor for this issue: Ljuba Veselinova <lveselinemunix.emich.edu>


Directory

  1. Barbara Need, CLS is on the Web!
  2. Rens Bod, RECTIFICATION: Book on Linguistics & Statistics
  3. "Walter de Gruyter & Co.", Linguistic Typology: new journal

Message 1: CLS is on the Web!

Date: Fri, 08 Mar 1996 15:22:44 CST
From: Barbara Need <barbarasapir.uchicago.edu>
Subject: CLS is on the Web!

The Chicago Linguistic Society is pleased to announce its Home Page.

URL: http://humanities.uchicago.edu/humanities/cls/

There you will find information about the upcoming conference,
including a preliminary schedule. In the coming weeks, you will also
be able to find copies of the abstracts for some of the papers being
presented.

Queries about the conference or about publications should be
addressed to CLS at clssapir.uchicago.edu

Barbara Need
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Message 2: RECTIFICATION: Book on Linguistics & Statistics

Date: Fri, 08 Mar 1996 13:51:59 +0100
From: Rens Bod <Rens.Bodlet.uva.nl>
Subject: RECTIFICATION: Book on Linguistics & Statistics

	 RECTIFICATION: Book on Linguistics & Statistics

N.B.: In the previous message there was an error in the ftp/http
sites. Since the book/diss. Bod, Rens: "ENRICHING LINGUISTICS WITH
STATISTICS: PERFORMANCE MODELS OF NATURAL LANGUAGE" is sold out, an
electronic version is made available at:
ftp://ftp.fwi.uva.nl/pub/theory/illc/dissertations/DS-95-14.text.ps.gz
or with a link:
http://www.fwi.uva.nl/research/illc/wwwdissertations.html

The book starts by motivating a statistical enrichment of linguistics
from a cognitive perspective. It then argues for a linguistic
performance model which employs a very large language corpus, standing
for a person's past language experience, in which each sentence is
annotated with its most appropriate (syntactic, semantic, pragmatic)
analysis. An analysis of a new sentence can be constructed out of
combinations of partial analyses that occur in the corpus. By
combining the relative frequencies of these partial analyses, the
model is able to select from all possible analyses of a sentence the
analysis which is actually perceived by a person. The book deals with
six different realizations of performance models, and goes into their
formal, computational and experimental aspects.
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Message 3: Linguistic Typology: new journal

Date: Fri, 08 Mar 1996 14:28:32 +0100
From: "Walter de Gruyter & Co." <wdg-infopop.combox.de>
Subject: Linguistic Typology: new journal
LINGUISTIC TYPOLOGY

A major new journal
More information on the Journal can be found at:
http://www.deGruyter.de/journals/lintyp.html

Following the founding of the Association for Linguistic Typology
(ALT) in 1994, the launching of the journal Linguistic Typology under
the auspices of ALT is another sign that typology is internationally
consolidating its position. Linguistic Typology aims to distinguish
itself as a forum for the typological community, catering to its
special professional needs. In particular, these concern the empirical
dimensions of the typological enterprise and the ensuing demands to
coordinate research and keep track of a profusion of data and results.
Therefore Linguistic Typology will specifically encourage informed
dialogue and the proper recording of past and present achievements.
lts content structure will be diversified.
 
SUBSCRIPTION AND SUBMISSION 

Beginning in 1997, Linguistic Typology will appear annually with a
total of approximately 400 pages. The membership fee of the
Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT) will include the
subscription to Linguistic Typology. A substantially reduced price
will be granted to the ALT members. Please contact the
Secretary-Treasurer of ALT, Johan van der Auwera, for particulars. The
Editors invite suitable manuscripts, to be submitted in triplicate to
the Editor-in-Chief: Frans Plank, Universitaet Konstanz, Fachgruppe
Sprachwissenschaft, Postfach 5560, 78434 Konstanz, Germany
(frans.plankuni-konstanz.de). lnstructions for Contributors are
available upon request and will also appear in the first issue of the
journal. Refereeing should not take longer than two months. Linguistic
Typology will be covered by relevant citation indexes and
abstracting. 

SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION 

Linguistic Typology is published in one volume of three issues per
year with a total of approximately 400 pages. Subscription rates for
Volume 1 (1997) Institutions/libraries: DM 169.00/oeS 1.234.00/sFr
162.00 (postage extra) Single issues DM 58.00/oeS 423.00/sFr 58.00
Institutional subscriptions can be ordered from your local bookseller
or subscription agent or directly from Mouton de Gruyter (a division
of Walter de Gruyter) at the following address: Walter de Gruyter &
Co. Postfach 30 34 21 D-10728 Berlin Federal Republic of Germany



Walter de Gruyter & Co.
Genthiner Str. 13
D-10785 Berlin
http://www.deGruyter.de
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