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Sat Jul 12 1997

Calls: AC97, Dutch and German Orthography

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  1. Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium, Second Call for Papers, AC97
  2. Centre for Lexical Information, Dutch and German Orthography Workshop

Message 1: Second Call for Papers, AC97

Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 13:04:41 +0100
From: Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium <>
Subject: Second Call for Papers, AC97

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 December 17 -- 20, 1997

The Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium will be held from Wednesday 17 until
Saturday 20 December 1997, at the University of Amsterdam. The
Amsterdam Colloquia aim at bringing together logicians, philosophers,
linguists and computer scientists who share an interest in
semantics. The spectrum of topics covered may range from descriptive
(semantic analyses of all kinds of expressions) to theoretical
(logical and computational properties of semantic theories,
philosophical foundations).

 *The Eleventh installment*

The program of the Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium will include four
invited lectures by four renowned experts in the field, as well as
about 50 talks selected by an international program
committee. Furthermore two (plenary) workshops are planned: one on
"Games in Logic" and one on "The Semantics of Topic and Focus in
Discourse". We invite submissions for presentations for the regular
program, as well as for the workshop on the semantics of topic and
focus, people are invited to submit. Submission details can be found

For the workshop `Games in Logic' a number of expert researchers have
been invited, that employ games in various branches of logic and
formal semantics. The aim of the workshop is to give a short and
accessible overview of such this use of games. Key speaker of this
workshop is Wilfrid Hodges.

 *Submission of abstracts for the regular program*

The Colloquium has room for about 50 contributed talks of
approximately 30 minutes. People who want to contribute a paper are
requested to send in *eight copies* of an *anonymous* abstract of *two
pages* (at most 1000 words). The abstract must include a short, 10
line, *summary* clearly indicating subject matter and conclusions. A
*separate* leaflet should specify the author's name, affiliation,
postal address, e-mail address plus the title of the
contribution. Submission by e-mail is possible, provided that the
abstract, summary and personal details are in ASCII.

The *deadline* for submission of abstracts is September 1, 1997.
Authors will be notified of acceptance by October 15. Extended 6 page
abstracts, to be included in the proceedings, are due November 15. The
proceedings will be distributed at the conference.

 *Submission of abstracts for the Topic/Focus workshop*

We also invite submissions for the workshop on "The Semantics of Topic
and Focus in Discourse". There is room for six contributions, which
will be selected by a special program committee. Submissions for this
workshop should contain *six copies* reporting on original work, they
must be *anonymous*, and they should be no more than *six pages*
long. On the *leaflet* specifying the author, affiliation, postal
address, e-mail and title of the contribution, it should clearly state
"Submission for the Topic/Focus Workshop".

 *Multiple submissions*

People are allowed to send in multiple submissions, but at most one
will be selected for the regular program, and at most one for the
Topic and Focus workshop. (So, notice, that it is possible, in
principle, that one person acts both on the regular program and in the

In case of co-authored submissions, one may choose to indicate one
author who will do the presentation. This then will leave the other
authors (the co-authors) free to act in other submissions as if they
are not yet in the program.

 *Program Committees*

The program committee for the regular program consists of

 * Renate Bartsch * Manfred Krifka
 * Johan van Benthem * Larry Moss
 * Peter van Emde Boas * Barbara Partee
 * Gennaro Chierchia * Hans Rott
 * Hans Kamp * Martin Stokhof (chair)

The program committee for the Topic/Focus workshop consists of

 * Jeroen Groenendijk * Arnim von Stechow
 * Barbara Partee * Anna Szabolcsi
 * Mats Rooth * Paul Dekker (chair)

 *Important dates*

 -> 01-05-97 Call for papers
 -> 08-07-97 Second Call
 -> 01-09-97 Deadline for submissions
 -> 15-10-97 Notification of acceptance
 -> 15-11-97 Deadline for Proceedings
 => 17 -- 20 December 1997 Amsterdam Colloquium


The Amsterdam Colloquia are organized every two years under the
auspices of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC),
in which the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Mathematics
and Computer Science and the Department of Computational Linguistics
of the University of Amsterdam cooperate to stimulate and coordinate
interdisciplinary research.

The organizing committee of the Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium
consists of Paul Dekker, Marjorie Pigge, Martin Stokhof, and
Yde Venema. For further information, contact:

 Organizing Committee Eleventh Amsterdam Colloquium
 ILLC/Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
 Nieuwe Doelenstraat 15, 1012 CP Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 tel:~+31 20 5254541
 fax:~+31 20 5254503

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Message 2: Dutch and German Orthography Workshop

Date: Fri, 11 Jul 1997 10:59:53 +0200 (METDST)
From: Centre for Lexical Information <>
Subject: Dutch and German Orthography Workshop


 Orthography Workshop 

Sponsored by the Dutch National Science Foundation (NWO) and LOT, the
Netherlands Grauduate School of Linguistics, in cooperation with the
University of Potsdam

Location: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Wundtlaan 1,
Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Date: November 6-7, 1997

Against the background of recent orthographic reforms for both German
and Dutch, this workshop aims at bringing together theoretical
linguists, phoneticians, psycholinguists and sociolinguists interested
in the following questions.
 * What is the status of orthographic representations 
 in relation to other levels of representation, such as 
	 phonology and morphology?
 * What is the influence of orthography on language processing?
 * How is orthography acquired?

A better grasp of these and related problems is a necessary
prerequisite for more adequate advise with respect to official changes
in orthographic conventions.

Submission deadline: August 20, 1997
Notice of acceptance: September 15, 1997

Linguists and psycholinguists are invited to present results that they
think may have consequences for our understanding of orthography and
its relation to other levels of representation.

Harald Baayen (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen)
Wim van Bon (Department of Special Education, University of Nijmegen)
Peter Eisenberg (German Department, University of Potsdam)
Anneke Neijt (Dutch Department, University of Nijmegen)
Rob Schreuder (Research Unit for Language and Speech, Nijmegen)

Authors should submit abstracts of 1500-2000 words, either
electronically or in hard-copy, for 40 minute presentations, with 20
minutes discussion. Paper submissions should be typed or printed on
one side of the paper only, with ample margins. Five copies are
required. Electronic submissions must be plain ASCII text, not files
formatted by a word processor, and should not contain tab characters
or soft hyphens. Paragraphs should be separated by blank lines.
Abstracts should be sent to

Yvonne Flokstra
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics 
P.O. Box 310, 6500 AH Nijmegen
The Netherlands 
Telephone: +31-24-3521323
Fax: +31-24-3521213

In addition to the speakers, there is limited space for researchers
who want to attend the workshop without presenting a paper
themselves. The latter participants should register for the workshop

 Yvonne Flokstra
 Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
 P.O. Box 310, NL-6500 AH Nijmegen
 Tel. +31 (0)24 3615751
 Fax +31 (0)24 3521213

and will be admitted on a first come, first served basis. All
participants will receive a booklet with the abstracts, information on
lodging and travel directions, and the program well before the
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