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Mon May 12 1997

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  1. billy clark, Linguistics Association of Great Britain
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Message 1: Linguistics Association of Great Britain

Date: Fri, 09 May 1997 16:50:04 +0000 (GMT)
From: billy clark <>
Subject: Linguistics Association of Great Britain


 Autumn Meeting 1997: University of Hertfordshire

 First Circular and Call for Papers

The 1997 Autumn Meeting will be held from Thursday 4 to Saturday 6
September at the University of Hertfordshire, on its Watford campus
(approximately 20 miles northwest of London). The Local Organiser is
Marjolein Groefsema (

Accommodation: will be on campus in rooms and adjacent to the
building where the conference presentations will take place.

Travel: The Watford Campus is a short walk from the village of
Aldenham and 3 miles away from the towns of Radlett and Watford,
both of which provide frequent train connections to central London
(aprox. 20 mins). It is also conveniently located near several
major motorways (M25, M1 and A1).

Events: The Henry Sweet Lecture 1997 on the Thursday evening will be
delivered by Professor Jim McCloskey (University of California at
Santa Cruz).

There will be a Workshop on Celtic syntax organised by Maggie
Tallerman (University of Durham).

There will be a Language Tutorial on Welsh, given by Gwen Awbrey
(University of Wales Cardiff) and Bob Morris Jones
(University of Wales Aberystwyth).

There will be a Wine Party on the Thursday evening, following
Professor McCloskey's lecture, sponsored by the Department of

Enquiries about the LAGB meeting should be sent to the Meetings
Secretary (address below). Full details of the programme and a
booking form will be included in the Second Circular, to be sent out
in June.

Call for Papers: Members and potential guests are invited to offer
papers for the Meeting; abstracts are also accepted from non-members.
The LAGB welcomes submissions on any linguistics or
linguistics-related topic. Abstracts must arrive by 2 June 1997 and
should be sent in the format outlined below to the following address:
Professor R. Hudson, Department of Phonetics and Linguistics,
University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT.
Papers for the programme are selected anonymously - only the
President knows the name of the authors.

Abstracts must be presented as follows: submit SEVEN anonymous copies
of the abstract, plus ONE with name and affiliation, i.e.
CAMERA-READY. The complete abstract containing your title and your
name must be no longer than ONE A4 page (8.27" x 11.69") with margins
of at least 1" on all sides. You may use single spacing (not more
than six lines to the inch) and type must be no smaller than 12
characters per inch. Type uniformly in black (near-letter quality on
a word processor) and make any additions in black. It is preferable
to print out the abstracts using a laser printer, since if the paper
is accepted the abstract will be photocopied and inserted directly
into the collection of abstracts sent out to participants. WRITE YOUR

The following layout should be considered as standard:

 (title) Optimality and the Klingon vowel shift
 (speaker) Clark Kent
 (institution) Department of Astrology, Eastern Mars University

The following guidelines may be useful:

1. Briefly state the topic of your paper.

2. If your paper is to involve an analysis of linguistic material,
 give critical examples, along with a brief indication of
 their critical nature.

3. State the relevance of your ideas to past work or to the future
 development of the field. If you are taking a stand on a
 controversial issue, summarise the arguments which lead
 you to take up this position.

The normal length for papers delivered at LAGB meetings is 25 minutes
(plus 15 minutes discussion). Offers of squibs (10 minutes) or longer
papers (40 minutes) will also be considered: please explain why your
paper requires less or more time than usual.

N.B. ABSTRACTS SUBMISSION DATES: These are always announced in the
First Circular for the Meeting in question. Any member who fears that
they may receive the First Circular too late to be able to submit an
abstract before the deadline specified can be assured that an
abstract received by the President by JANUARY 1 or JUNE 1 will always
be considered for the next meeting.

Conference Bursaries: There will be a maximum of 10 bursaries
available to unsalaried members of the Association (e.g. PhD
students) with preference given to those who are presenting a paper.
Applications should be sent to the President, and must be received by
2 June 1997. Please state on your application: (a) date of joining
the LAGB; (b) whether or not you are an undergraduate or postgraduate
student; (c) if a student, whether you receive a normal grant; (d) if
not a student, your employment situation. STUDENTS WHO ARE
SUBMITTING AN ABSTRACT and wish to apply for funding should include
all the above details WITH THEIR ABSTRACT.

Guests: Members may invite any number of guests to meetings of the
association, upon payment of a 5 pounds sterling guest invitation
fee. Members wishing to invite guests should photocopy the
booking form enclosed in the Second Circular.

Business Meeting: This is to be held on the afternoon of Friday 5
September. Items for the agenda should be sent to the Honorary

Election of Meetings Secretary: Nominations are sought for the
position of Meetings Secretary, which becomes vacant with the
retirement of Billy Clark. All names should be sent to the Honorary
Secretary by 2 June 1997; nominations should be proposed and
seconded, and proposers should make sure that their nominee is
willing to stand for election.

Nominations for speakers: Nominations are requested for future guest
speakers; all suggestions should be sent to the Honorary Secretary.

Changes of address: Members are reminded to notify the Membership
Secretary (address below) of changes of address. An institutional
address is preferred; bulk mailing saves postage.

Committee members:

 Professor Richard Hudson, Department of Phonetics and
 Linguistics, University College London, Gower Street,
 London, WC1E 6BT.

 Honorary Secretary
 Dr. David Adger, Dept. of Language and Linguistic Science,
 University of York, Heslington, York. YO1 5DD.

 Membership Secretary
 Dr. Kersti Borjars, Department of Linguistics, University of
 Manchester, MANCHESTER M13 9PL.

 Meetings Secretary
 Dr. Billy Clark, Communication Studies, Middlesex University,
 Trent Park, Bramley Road, LONDON N14 4YZ.

 Dr. Paul Rowlett, Dept. of Modern Languages, University of
 Salford, Salford M5 4WT.

 Assistant Secretary
 Dr. April McMahon, Dept. of Linguistics, University of
 Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue, CAMBRIDGE CB3 9DQ.

Internet home page: The LAGB internet home page is now active at the
following address:

Electronic network: Please join the LAGB electronic network which is
used for disseminating LAGB information and for consulting members
quickly. It can be subscribed to by sending the message "add lagb"

Future Meetings:

14-16 April 1998 University of Lancaster.
10-13 September 1998 University of Luton.
8-10 April 1999 (dates provisional) University of Manchester.
Autumn 1999 (provisional) University of York.
Spring 2000 (provisional) University College London.

The Meetings Secretary would very much like to receive offers of
future venues, particularly from institutions which the LAGB has not
previously visited or from places with newly established linguistics
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Message 2: CogSci97 deadline approaches

Date: Sun, 11 May 1997 16:22:52 +0300
From: CogSci Summer School <>
Subject: CogSci97 deadline approaches

4th International Summer School
Cognitive Science
Sofia, July 14 - 26, 1997

Call for Papers and School Brochure

The Summer School features introductory and advanced courses in
Cognitive Science, participant symposia, panel discussions,
student sessions, and intensive informal discussions. Participants
will include university teachers and researchers, graduate and
senior undergraduate students.

International Advisory Board

Elizabeth BATES (University of California at San Diego, USA)
Amedeo CAPPELLI (CNR, Pisa, Italy)
Cristiano CASTELFRANCHI (CNR, Roma, Italy)
Daniel DENNETT (Tufts University, Medford,
Massachusetts, USA)
Ennio De RENZI (University of Modena, Italy)
Charles DE WEERT (University of Nijmegen, Holland )
Christian FREKSA (Hamburg University, Germany)
Dedre GENTNER (Northwestern University, Evanston,
Illinois, USA)
Christopher HABEL (Hamburg University, Germany)
Joachim HOHNSBEIN (Dortmund University, Germany)
Douglas HOFSTADTER (Indiana University, Bloomington,
Indiana, USA)
Keith HOLYOAK (University of California at Los
Angeles, USA)
Mark KEANE (Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland)
Alan LESGOLD (University of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania,
Willem LEVELT (Max-Plank Institute of
Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Holland)
David RUMELHART (Stanford University, California, USA)
Richard SHIFFRIN (Indiana University, Bloomington,
Indiana, USA)
Paul SMOLENSKY (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA)
Chris THORNTON (University of Sussex, Brighton,
Carlo UMILTA' (University of Padova, Italy)
Eran ZAIDEL (University of California at Los Angeles,

Dynamics of Change: Lessons from Human Development - Linda Smith
(Indiana University, USA)
Ecological Approaches to Human Memory - William Hirst (New School
for Social Research, USA)
Cognitive Approaches to Syntax - Robert Van Valin (State
University of New York at Buffalo, USA)
Culture and Cognition - Naomi Quinn (Duke University, USA)
Spatial Attention - Carlo Umilta' (University of Padova, Italy)
Cognitive modeling in ACT-R - Werner Tack (University of
Saarlandes, Germany)
Spatial Concepts and Spatial Representation - Emile van der Zee
(Hamburg University)
Brain Imaging Techniques for Cognitive Neurosciences - Joachim
Hohnsbein (University of Dortmund)

Participant Symposia
Participants are invited to submit papers reporting completed
research which will be presented (30 min) at the participant
symposia. Authors should send full papers (8 single spaced pages)
in triplicate or electronically (postscript, RTF, MS Word or plain
ASCII) by May 15. Selected papers will be published in the School's
Proceedings. Only papers presented at the School will be eligible
for publication.

Student Session

Graduate students in Cognitive Science are invited to present
their work at the student session. Research in progress as well as
research plans and proposals for M.Sc. Theses and Ph.D. Theses
will be discussed at the student session. Papers will not be
published in the School's Proceedings.

Panel Discussions

Cognitive Science in the 21st century
Cognition in Context: Social, Cutural, Physical, Developmental
Brain, Body, Environment, and Cognition
Dynamics of Cognition: Short-Term and Long-Term Dynamics

Local Organizers

New Bulgarian University, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgarian
Cognitive Science Society


TEMPUS SJEP 07272/94

Local Organizing Committee

Boicho Kokinov - School Director, Elena Andonova, Gergana
Yancheva, Iliana Haralanova


Registration Form:			as soon as possible
Deadline for paper submission: 	May 15
Notification for acceptance:		June 1
Early registration:			June 5
Arrival date and on site registration	July 13
Summer School			July 14-25
Excursion				July 20
Departure date			July 26

Paper submission to:
Boicho Kokinov
Cognitive Science Department
New Bulgarian University
21, Montevideo Str.
Sofia 1635, Bulgaria

Send your Registration Form to:
(If you don't receive an aknowledgement within 3 days, send a
message to
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