LINGUIST List 7.858

Mon Jun 10 1996

Confs: Ellipsis, Gesture in Lg

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  1. Elabbas Benmamoun, Workshop: Ellipsis, Conjunction, and Gapping
  2. Lynn Messing, Workshop on the Integration of Gesture in Language and Speech

Message 1: Workshop: Ellipsis, Conjunction, and Gapping

Date: Mon, 10 Jun 1996 10:59:46 GMT
From: Elabbas Benmamoun <>
Subject: Workshop: Ellipsis, Conjunction, and Gapping

Fragments: Studies in Ellipsis, Conjunction, and Gapping

SEPTEMBER 2-3, 1996

Monday, September 2, 1996 (Lecture Theatre)

9:30-10:30	Howard Lasnik
 On Pseudogapping: Some Curious Properties of a 
 Curious Ellipsis Process.

10:30-11:30 Joseph Aoun and Elabbas Benmamoun
 Conjunction and Gapping in Arabic

11:30-12	Tea Break

12-1	Wynn Chao
 Pseudo-Gapping Revisited

1-2:30	Lunch Break

2:30-3:30	Stuart Shieber, Fernando Pereira, and Mary Dalrymple
 Interactions of Scope and Ellipsis

3:30-4:30	Dick Crouch
 Ellipsis and Glue Languages

4:30-5	Tea Break

5-6	 Shalom Lappin
 An HPSG-Based Account of Antecedent Contained Ellipsis

Tuesday, Septemer 3, 1996 (Lecture Theatre)

10-11	 Anne Lobeck
 Ellipsis: Implications of Licensing and Identification

11-12	 Jun Abe and Hiroto Hoshi
 Directionality of Movement in English and Japanese Ellipsis

12-2	Lunch Break

2-3	 Edit Doron
 V Raising and VP Ellipsis

3-4	 Hans Kamp
 Ellipsis and Disambiguation: When and in What Sense does Ell
 	 Interpretation preserve "Readings"?

Hotels in the SOAS area.

There are many hotels in the SOAS and British Museum area. For
reasonably priced hotels (around stlg50/$75 a night) we suggest the
President (0171-837-8844) and the Tavistock (0171-636-8383). Both
hotels are very close to SOAS, the British Museum, and West End
restaurants. Participants (other than the speakers) should make their
reservations directly with the hotels. 

For information regarding the workshop please send email to: 

Organizing Committee

Elabbas Benmamoun
Hiroto Hoshi
Shalom Lappin

Department of Linguistics
School of Oriental and African Studies
Thornhaught Street
Russell Square
London WC1H OXG
United Kingdom

Tel (0171) 323-6332
Fax (0171) 323-6211
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Message 2: Workshop on the Integration of Gesture in Language and Speech

Date: Mon, 10 Jun 1996 09:45:28 EDT
From: Lynn Messing <>
Subject: Workshop on the Integration of Gesture in Language and Speech
 Workshop on the Integration of Gesture in Language and Speech (WIGLS)
		in Newark, Delaware and Wilmington, Delaware
		 October 7-8, 1996

Keynote speakers: Thomas Huang on Speech/Gesture-Based Human Computer
 Interface in Virtual Environments 	
 		 David McNeill on Language as Gesture (Gesture as Language)
		 Sherman Wilcox on Hands and Bodies, Minds and Souls:
				Or, How a Sign Linguist Learned to Stop
				Worrying and Love Gesture

WIGLS will be an interdisciplinary workshop examining the relationship
between gesture and language, both spoken and signed. It is a satellite
worskhop of the Fourth International Conference on Spoken Language
Processing (ICSLP 96), which will be held October 3-6, 1996,
in Philadelphia, PA

WIGLS schedule:

October 7, 1996:
 8:15 - 8:30 - welcome, opening remarks, by Lynn Messing
 8:30 - 9:15 - keynote presentation: David McNeill
 9:15 - 9:35 - discussion
 9:35 - 10:00 - coffee break
10:00 - 11:55 - presentations and discussions
	Spontaneous Gestures Do Communicate, by Sotaro Kita
	Numbers on the Hands, by Arika Okrent
	Linguistic Features of Metaphoric Gestures, by Rebecca Webb
	What do Aphasic Patients' Facial Expressions & Gestures Reveal? by Agne
s Roman
12:00 - 1:00 - lunch
 1:00 - 1:45 - keynote presentation: Sherman Wilcox
 1:45 - 2:05 - discussion
 2:05 - 2:30 - coffee break
 2:30 - 4:00 - presentations and discussions
	The Effect of Gesturing on Gestures, by Robert Dufour
	Towards an Action-centered Theory of Deixis, by Brenda Farnell
	The Intermingling of Gestures and Signs in Hearing Female's Conversatio
 by Lynn Messing
 4:00 - 4:15 - break
 4:15 - 6:15 - 4 presentations and discussion
	Spontaneous Gesture and Sign, by Karen Naughton
	A Notational Basis for Integrated Accounts of Gesture and Speech,
 by William Edmondson
	Interactional Synchrony in Speech and Gesture across Crossed-Conversati
 by Keli D. Yerian
	Deictic Gesture and Strategy in Second Language Narratives,
 by Marianne Gullberg

October 8:

 8:30 - 9:15 - Keynote presentation: Thomas Huang
 9:15 - 9:35 - discussion
 9:35 - 10:00 - coffee break
10:00 - 12:00 - presentations and discussions
	Computer Recognition of Auslan with PowerGloves, by Waleed Kadous
	The Automatic General Segmentation of Simple Non-Specific BSL Signs,
 by Philip A. Harling and Alistair D. N. Edwards
	A Multi-Stage Approach to Fingerspelling and Gesture Recognition, by
	 	Roman Erenshteyn and Pavel Laskov
	Hidden-Markov Model Based Recognition of Space-Time Hand-Gestures for
 Human-Computer Interaction, by Yanghee Nam and K. Wohn
12:00 - 1:00 - lunch
 1:00 - 2:30 - presentations & discussion
	Interface Features Affecting Deixis Production, by Antonella De Angeli,
 Walter Gerbino, and Daniela Petrelli
	Gestural Prosody in Man-Machine Task-Oriented Dialogues, by Nadia Bella
 and Laurent Romary
	Computer Recognition of the Gestures of People with Disabilities,
 by Andrew Moynahan and Richard Foulds
 2:30 - 4:30 - self-directed tours of ASEL and Nemours grounds
 4:30 - 6:00 - papers on topics not handled in other sessions.
	Menu Oriented Computerized Dictionary for Sign Language, by Yushi Kato 
 Ichiro Naito
	Unsupervised Cross-Modal Chracterization of Expressive Gestures in
 Professional Monologue Discourse, by Michael Casey and Joshua
	A Score for the Analysis of Gestures in Multimodal Communication,
 by Isabella Poggi and Emanuela Magno Caldognetto
 6:00 - 6:30 - closing presentation, by Richard Foulds

WIGLS Registration information: The fee for early registration (before June 21)
is $50. Late registration (between June 21 and September 1) is $60. On-site
registration fee is $100 per day. The registration fee covers workshop
and videotape, lunches, and transportation from the housing location on the
University of Delaware's campus to the workshop location on the second day of
 the workshop.

The first day of the workshop will be on the University of Delaware's campus
in Newark Delaware. The second day will be at the Alfred I. duPont Institute
in Wilmington, Delaware.

Additional registration and housing information is available at:

The information at this web site will be available via e-mail or postal mail
upon request.

Send inquiries to:
Lynn Messing, WIGLS chair
Applied Science and Engineering Laboratories
Alfred I. duPont Institute
P.O. Box 269
Wilmington, Delaware 19899
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