LINGUIST List 8.1569

Fri Oct 31 1997

Calls: LabPhon6, Twendial 98, SALT 8

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  1. LabPhon6, LabPhon6
  2. Joris Hulstijn, Twente Workshop on Language Technology
  3. SALT 8 Conference, SALT 8 - Second Call for Papers

Message 1: LabPhon6

Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 16:08:47 +0000 (GMT)
From: LabPhon6 <>
Subject: LabPhon6

 LabPhon6: Second Call for Papers.

Below is a reminder of the call for papers for LabPhon6. Please note that
the deadline for receipt of abstracts is 1st December, 1997. 

For your reference, the call for papers is duplicated at

If you wish to receive information about the conference by e-mail, it is
essential that you send an e-mail to <> with the following
information: your name, affiliation, postal address, e-mail address,
telephone number, and fax number.

Please accept our apologies if you receive multiple copies of this

With all best wishes,
Paul Carter (on behalf of the organising committee).

Department of Language and Linguistic Science
University of York
York YO1 5DD


telephone: +44 1904 432661/2664/2667
fax: +44 1904 432673

 University of York: Language & Linguistic Science

 Call for Papers

 The Sixth Conference on Laboratory Phonology

 University of York
 2-4 July, 1998

 Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 1 December, 1997

Abstracts are invited for 30-minute talks on any aspect of laboratory
phonology; papers concerning the themes of the conference would be
particularly welcomed.
The themes for LabPhon6 are:

 * Constraints on phonetic interpretation
 * Phonetic interpretation and its relation to linguistic systems.

Authors are asked to send:

 * five (5) copies of an anonymous abstract
 * one additional camera-ready copy with the author's name and affiliation
 (to be reproduced in the Meeting Handbook if the paper is accepted for

Abstracts should be no more than one page (A4 or letter size) in length,
with an additional page for references if necessary. All margins should be
at least one inch (2.5 cm) wide.

Please include one more page containing:

 * the title of the paper
 * the name and affiliation of the author(s),
 * the primary author's postal address, e-mail address, telephone number,
 and fax number.

Please enclose five self-addressed label stickers.

Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint
abstract per author. We regret that e-mailed and faxed abstracts cannot be

Papers presented at the conference will be published (subject to review)
in 'Papers in Laboratory Phonology VI', and presentation implies consent
to such publication.

 All abstracts should be sent to: LABPHON6
 Department of Language and Linguistic
 University of York
 York YO1 5DD
 United Kingdom

Important Dates
Deadline for receipt of abstracts: December 1, 1997
Notification of acceptance: February 16, 1998
Submission of draft papers: May 4, 1998
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Organising Committee: John Local, Richard Ogden, Ros Temple, Paul Carter.
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Message 2: Twente Workshop on Language Technology

Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 11:49:35 +0100 (MET)
From: Joris Hulstijn <>
Subject: Twente Workshop on Language Technology



 13th Twente Workshop on Language Technology
 is the 2nd workshop on

 `Formal Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue'

 (follow-up of Mundial'97)

 Enschede, The Netherlands
 13 - 15 May 1998

This year's Mundial'97 workshop on `Formal Semantics and Pragmatics of
Dialogue' was a success. Many interesting approaches and phenomena
were discussed. Therefore we decided to organize a follow-up. Again,
the workshop aims at bringing together researchers from various
backgrounds that apply formal methods to the study of dialogue
phenomena. Contributions may for instance be based on DRT, situation
theory, dynamic semantics, agent theories, database theory and game

In particular, we hope to bridge the widely recognised gap between
theory and practice in the design of dialogue systems. Therefore we
welcome both theoretical work as well as formal methods used in
designing, building and testing applications of dialogue technology.

Twendial'98 is organized by Joris Hulstijn and Anton Nijholt 
(University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands).

Invited Speakers 

 Nicholas Asher	(University of Texas at Austin)
 Jonathan Ginzburg	(Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
 Steve Pulman		(Cambridge SRI)
 Henk Zeevat		(University of Amsterdam)

Abstracts are invited for 30 minute presentations (with 10 additional
minutes for discussion) on any topic related to formal semantics and
pragmatics of dialogue. Potential topics include, but are not limited

 - common ground in communication
 - modelling information of agents
 - inter-speaker reference 
 - 'questions-under-discussion'
 - designing and evaluating dialogue models

Please send two anonymous abstracts (no more than two A4 or 8 1/2" by
11" pages in a 12 pt proportional font, possibly with an additional
page for figures and references) together with a separate page
specifying author's name, affiliation, address, phone number, e-mail
address, and title of the abstract. E-mail submissions of abstracts
written in plain ASCII or LaTeX are welcome.

 Joris Hulstijn
 University of Twente
 PO BOX 217
 7500 AE Enschede
 The Netherlands


Abstracts will be refereed by an international programme committeee.
There will be a proceedings volume in the "TWLT" series containing
full papers based on these abstracts. For previous volumes in these
series see Please note
that the proceedings will be distributed at the workshop. Final
submission of accepted papers is therefore at least one month before
the start of the workshop.

Important Dates

 * Deadline for submission 2-page abstract: January 12, 1998
 * Notification of acceptance: Februari 16, 1998
 * Deadline for accepted papers: April 13, 1998
 * Workshop: May 13-15, 1998

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Message 3: SALT 8 - Second Call for Papers

Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 14:37:58 -0500
From: SALT 8 Conference <salt8MIT.EDU>
Subject: SALT 8 - Second Call for Papers

 Semantics and Linguistic Theory
 Eighth Annual Meeting
 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 May 8-10, 1998

Invited Speakers:

Angelika Kratzer
Fred Landman
Richard Larson
Tanya Reinhart

SALT 8 welcomes submissions for 30-minute presentations (with 10 additional
minutes for discussion) on any topic in the semantic analysis of natural
language emphasizing the connection to linguistic theory. Authors should
submit 10 copies of abstracts, no more than 2 pages (1000 words) long.
Authors' names, address, affiliation, status (faculty/student), phone
number and e-mail address, paper title, and list of prior or planned
presentations at other conferences should accompany the abstracts on a 3x5
card. Fax or E-mail submissions will not be accepted.

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SALT does not accept papers that by the time of the conference have
appeared or have been accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

Preference will be given to presentations not duplicated at other major
conferences (including LSA, NELS, WCCFL, etc.). Authors are asked to
indicate prior or planned presentations of their papers on the abstract
submission card.

Any person can submit at most one abstract as sole author and a second
abstract as co-author or two abstracts as co-author.

Choose a title that clearly indicates the topic of the paper. State the
problem or research question raised by prior work, with specific references
to relevant prior work. State the main point or argument of the proposed
presentation. Give at least one critical example, with explanation of why
and how it supports the main point or argument. When examples are in
languages other than English, provide word by word glosses. State the
relevance of your ideas to past work or to the future development of the
field. Describe analyses in as much detail as possible. Avoid merely saying
"a solution to this problem will be presented". [adapted from the LSA
guidelines for abstract submissions]
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Deadline for submission of abstracts is Tuesday December 2, 1997.
The program will be announced in February 1998.

Send abstracts to:

SALT 8 Organizing Committee
Department of Linguistics & Philosophy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
E39-245, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

Further announcements will be made as the conference approaches.

In conjunction with SALT, there will be a one day workshop on French syntax &
semantics. Details will be announced soon.

Inquiries are welcome to the address above, or e-mail to

The Conference Web Site is accessible at

The web sites for two previous SALT meetings are still accessible: SALT 7
at Stanford ( and SALT 6 at
Rutgers (

Semantics & Linguistic Theory (SALT 8)
Organizing Committee: Kai von Fintel, Irene Heim, Sabine Iatridou

Department of Linguistics & Philosophy 	 E39-245
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA 02139
77 Massachusetts Avenue					 U.S.A.
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