LINGUIST List 8.1341

Mon Sep 22 1997

Calls: Phonology, Logic, Lang & Computation

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  1. Texas Linguistics Society, TLS Phonetics/Phonology Conference
  2. Patrick Blackburn, Logic, Language, and Computation

Message 1: TLS Phonetics/Phonology Conference

Date: Fri, 19 Sep 1997 08:49:24 -0500 (CDT)
From: Texas Linguistics Society <>
Subject: TLS Phonetics/Phonology Conference


 The 1998 Conference of the Texas Linguistics Society


 The University of Texas at Austin

 March 13-15, 1998

Keynote Speakers:
Abigail Cohn, Cornell University
Patricia Keating, University of California, Los Angeles
Janet Pierrehumbert, Northwestern University

Abstracts are invited for 30-minute talks (with 10 additional minutes for
discussion) on any topic related to the relationship between phonetics and
phonology. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

 - Theoretical exploration of the interplay between phonetics and
	- Encoding phonetic naturalness in phonological theory or
	- Experimental data (acoustic or perceptual) pertaining to phonological
 patterns and/or sound change
	- Phonetic and phonological realizations of specific patterns such as 
 tone,intonation, coarticulation, metathesis, etc.
	- Matches and mismatches between phonetic and phonological patterns
	- Especially encouraged are abstracts dealing with the separation of
 phonetics and phonology

Abstracts must be no more than one 8 =BD" by 11" page, single-spaced, and in
at least 12-point font (10 point for examples), with one-inch margins on all
sides. One additional page with references and diagrams or tableaux may be
appended if necessary. All submissions must include the following items:

	10 anonymous copies of the abstract
	1 3x5" card with name, affiliation, address, phone number, email
 address and title of paper
	Indicate on information card that your abstract should be reviewed as 
 in oral presentation.


Send abstracts to:

TLS Abstract Committee
Calhoun 501
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712

Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered. Fax
submissions will not be accepted. Instructions for email submissions are
available upon request. An individual may submit at most one single and 
one co-authored paper. Accepted presenters will be notified by mid-December,
1997. If presenters wish to have their papers included in the conference
proceedings, they must submit a camera-ready copy by May 15, 1998.
Proceedings will be published by the Texas Linguistic Forum.

Preregistration for the conference is $15.00 (US) for students, $30.00 for

For further information, contact
or check out our web page at

Note that you can also submit an abstract for poster presentations.
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Message 2: Logic, Language, and Computation

Date: Sun, 21 Sep 1997 14:58:39 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Patrick Blackburn <patrickCoLi.Uni-SB.DE>
Subject: Logic, Language, and Computation


 Third International Conference on
 Information-Theoretic Approaches to Logic,
 Language, and Computation

 Hsi-tou, Taiwan

 16-19 June, 1998

This conference aims to bring together researchers who use
information-theoretic tools to address issues in the cognitive
sciences, broadly conceived to include Computer Science, Linguistics,
Logic, Philosophy, Psychology, and Sociology. It will be the third of
a series of conferences on information-theoretic approaches, and the
sixth of a series of conferences on situation theory and its

1998 is the 50th anniversary of Shannon's pioneering work. The
intervening years have seen classical information theory become a
mature subject, and the birth of other approaches to the study of
information, such as situation theory and dynamic logic. This
conference welcomes submissions from all traditions in the study of

The conference will take place in a lodge in Hsi-tou, a bamboo forest
in the central mountains of Taiwan. The location offers both excellent
facilities and relative isolation. It is one of the most beautiful
parts of Taiwan, close to Sun-Moon lake, one of Taiwan's aboriginal
villages, and the peaks of the Central Mountain Range, which at 14,000
feet are some of the highest mountains in Asia outside the Himalayas.


	David Beaver (Linguistics, Stanford) 
 David Chalmers (Philosophy, Santa Cruz) (Unconfirmed)
 Nick Chater (Psychology, Warwick)
 David Israel (AI Center, SRI and CSLI, Stanford)
 Michiel van Lambalgen (Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam)

 (Further invited speakers are expected to be announced.)


 We solicit papers on the following topics:

 * Foundations and applications of various approaches
 to the study of information, for example: 
 -Shannon-Weaver communication theory 
 -Barwise-Seligman Channel theory
 -Situation Theory
 -Dynamic Semantics
 -Dretske's semantic theory of information
 * Information-based approaches to the syntax, semantics and
 pragmatics of natural language
 * Information-based approaches to philosophy of mind, consciousness
 studies, and epistemology
 * Information-theoretic approaches to cognitive psychology
 * Information-theoretic approaches to induction and learning
 * Probabilistic methods in epistemology and logic
 * Theory change, including Belief Revision and Bayesian approaches

 Papers on related subjects will also be considered. Papers of
interest to an interdisciplinary audience are particularly welcome.


Authors are invited to submit a detailed abstract of a full paper of
at most 10 pages by e-mail to

(using `ITALLC98 Submission' as the subject line). The cover page
should include title, authors and contact details of the corresponding
author. Submission of postscript files is strongly encouraged.

Although we prefer email submissions, we will also accept abstracts
sent by regular mail. Please send such submissions to:
 Patrick Blackburn
 University of Saarland
 D-66041 Saarbruecken

The DEADLINE for submissions is

 November 15, 1997.


 February 15, 1998. 

The accepted abstracts will appear on a World Wide Web server. The
revised proceedings of previous meetings have been published as
volumes in CSLI's Lecture Notes series. We anticipate publishing a
similar volume from the proceedings of this conference.

The ITALLC98 website is

This site is mirrored at:

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Patrick Blackburn (Chair), Nick Braisby,
 Lawrence Cavedon, Sheila Glasbey, Atsushi Shimojima.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE: Jerry Seligman (Chair), Allen Houng, Kuo-Wei Lee, 
		 Cheng-Houng Lin, Jim Tai, Ovid Zheng, 
 Patrick Blackburn (Program Liaison)
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