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Sat May 24 1997

Confs: Generative ling, ACH-ALLC97

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  1. M. Everaert, Generative ling
  2. Greg Lessard, Last reminder: ACH-ALLC97 - Humanities Computing

Message 1: Generative ling

Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 13:30:42 +100
From: M. Everaert <>
Subject: Generative ling

 The Empirical Contributions of Generative Linguistics

Research in generative syntax has seen an explosive growth over the
past thirty years. An unfortunate consequence of this extraordinary
success is that it is becoming increasingly difficult both for
students and for researchers to keep track of the developments,
particularly (but not only) in those sub-fields which are not directly
related to their own research. It is thus not surprising that less and
less can be assumed to be shared knowledge among linguists, and that
more and more research and empirical findings are either forgotten or

One attempt at countering this tendency is the work currently being
carried out on a "Syntax Companion" (SynCom) at the Netherlands
Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences
(NIAS). SynCom will be a Hypertext CD-Rom which attempts to furnish
the reader with complete and coherent descriptions of central results
of syntactic research over the last thirty years. These syntactic case
studies will focus on empirically defined domains from a variety of
languages - such as "Bare plurals", "Clitic Doubling", "Split
Ergativity", or "Object Shift" - which have played an important role
at some stage in the history of generative grammar. The emphasis is on
more or less robust empirical results that can be said to be (to a
certain degree) independent of the precise properties of syntactic
theory at any given moment of time. The idea is that such case
descriptions may provide an intermediate level between introductory
textbooks and original research, and that the articles in SynCom may
function as an introduction to the latter, helping students and
researchers to get an overview of a sub-field, and providing a
perspective in which to see individual research contributions. It is
hoped that SynCom may become an essential research tools for
theoretical linguists, psycholinguists, computational linguists,
sociolinguists, etc.

As part of this enterprise, a workshop is organized on June 27 & 28,
1997 at NIAS, Wassenaar, the Netherlands.



Friday, June 27 1997

 9.00 - 9.30 Registration
 9.30 - 10.00 Henk van Riemsdijk & Martin Everaert "Opening
10.00 - 10.50 Ken Safir "The distribution of finite clauses"
 Commentator: t.b.a.
10.50 - 11.10 Coffee
11.10 - 12.00 Hagit Borer "Construct State"
 Commentator: t.b.a.
12.00 - 12.50 Hubert Haider "Mittelfeld Phenomena"
 Commentator: t.b.a.
12.50 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.50 Martin Everaert & Sten Vikner "Have/Be selection"
 Commentator: Fabio Pianesi
14.50 - 15.40 Hans-Georg Obenauer: "beaucoup/combien"
 Commentator: Norbert Corver
15.40 - 16.00 Tea
16.00 - 16.50 Anna Szabolsci "Strong vs Weak Islands"
 Commentator: Tim Stowell
16.50 - 17.40 Josep Bayer "Wh-in-Situ"
 Commentator: Eddy Ruys
17.40 - 18.15 Forum discussion

June 28

 9.15 - 10.00 Case demonstrations
10.00 - 10.50 Denis Delfitto "Bare Plurals"
 Commentator: Eric Reuland
10.50 - 11.40 Gisbert Fanselow "Partial Movement"
 Commentator: Henk van Riemsdijk
11.40 - 12.00 Coffee
12.00 - 12.50 Hilda Koopman "Imperatives"
 Commentator: Joe Emonds
12.50 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.50 Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin "se/si-type Anaphors"
 Commentator: Aafke Hulk
14.50 - 15.40 Ian Roberts "VSO"
 Commentator: Itziar Laka
15.40 - 16.00 Tea
16.00 - 16.50 Joe Emonds "Analytic Causatives"
 Commentator: Reineke Bok-Bennema
16.50 - 17.40 Jim McCloskey "Resumptive pronouns"
 Commentator: t.b.a.
17.40 - 18.15 Forum discussion

Please note that
- there is a registration fee (including lunch, coffee/tea) of Dfl 70
(or Dfl 35 per day, approx. US $20)
- due to limitations of space, pre-registration (via e-mail) is

For further inquiries about the workshop (how to get there, lodging
possibilities, etc), write to Anneke Vrins/Martin Everaert at:

Postal address:
Meijboomlaan 1
2242 PR Wassenaar
The Netherlands

For more information about the SynCom project:

Martin Everaert

Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities
and Social Sciences (till 1/7/97)

Meijboomlaan 1, 2242 PR Wassenaar, The Netherlands
31-70-5122700 (tel)/5117162(fax)
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Message 2: Last reminder: ACH-ALLC97 - Humanities Computing

Date: Thu, 22 May 1997 16:03:32 -0400 (EDT)
From: Greg Lessard <lessardfrancais.QueensU.CA>
Subject: Last reminder: ACH-ALLC97 - Humanities Computing

***Please distribute widely***




 June 3-7, 1997
 Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, CANADA

 Registration form available on the web page
 or by email to:

 ---> Check out the PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS on the web page <---

PAPERS AND SESSIONS (sorted by name of first author or session

Melina Alexa, Lothar Rostek, Pattern concordances - TATOE calls

Jean Anderson, New developments from STELLA: Software for Teaching

Andrea Austin, David Halsted, Perry Willett, Labour Issues in
Humanities Computing. (Session)

Johanne Benard, Cocteau multimedia

Nancy Belmore, Sabine Bergler, The International Corpus of English

David J. Birnbaum, In Defense of Invalid SGML

Florence Bruneseaux, Laurent Romary, Codage des references et
coreferences dans les dialogues homme-machine

Nicoletta Calzolari, Antonio Zampolli, Ulrich Heid, Towards standards
for lexicons and the linguistic annotation of texts. (Session)

David R. Chesnutt, The Model Editions Partnership--Towards a National

Sung-Kwon Choi, Tae-Wan Kim, Soo-Hyun Lee, Dong-In Park, Korean
Analysis and Transfer in Unification-based Multilingual Machine
Translation System

Lise Desmarais, Mee-Lian Chung, Lise Duquette, Delphine Renie, Michel
Laurier, L'evaluation des apprentissages et des interactions dans un
environnement multimedia en L2. (Session)

Merlin Donald, Symbolic Technologies: Challenges and Dangers for the
Humanities. (Keynote address)

Arienne M. Dwyer, Hand-to-Hand Wrestling with Small Linguistic Corpora

Michal Ephratt, Authorship attribution - the case of lexical

Tomaz Erjavec, Nancy Ide, Dan Tufis, Encoding and Parallel alignment
of linguistic corpora in six Central and Eastern European Languages

Robert Fischer, Mary Ann Lyman-Hager, Multimedia Authoring for Foreign
Language Faculty: The Libra Authoring System

Julia Flanders, John Lavagnino, Carol Barash, The Epistemology of the
Electronic Edition. (Session)

Julia Flanders, Sydney Bauman, Mavis Cournane, Willard McCarty, Aara
Suksi, Applying the TEI: Problems in the classification of proper
nouns. (Session)

Richard S. Forsyth, Short substrings as document discriminators

Richard S. Forsyth, Towards a text benchmark suite

Paul A. Fortier, Luc Fortier, Semantic Fields and Polysemy: A
Correspondence Analysis Approach

Susanne Gillmayr-Bucher, Tracing the net of intra- and intertextual
references within the scenic play "Simson faellt durch die
Jahrtausende" by Nelly Sachs

Penelope J. Gurney, Lyman W. Gurney, Multi-authorship of the
Scriptores Historiae Augustae: Analysis of Vocabulary Richness from a
Disambiguated Text

Hans van Halteren, The Feasibility of Incremental Linguistic

Shoichiro Hara, Hisashi Yasunaga, A Digital Library System for
Japanese Classical Literature

Susan Hockey, Terry Butler, Patricia Clements, Susan Brown, Sue
Fisher, Orlando Project: Humanities Computing in Conversation with
Literary History (Session)

Roz Horton, Richard Giordano, A Virtual Barbeque: A Corpus Linguistics
Approach to Studying an Emergent Community

Tatjana Janicijevic, Derek Walker, NeoloSearch: Automatic detection of
neologisms in French Internet documents

Hanmin Jung, Sanghwa Yuh, Taewan Kim, Dong-In Park, Compound Unit
Recognition for Efficient English-Korean Translation

Dorothy Kenny, Creatures of Habit? What collocation can tell us about

Matthew G. Kirschenbaum, Ed Fox, Electronic Theses and Dissertations
in the Humanities

Ian Lancashire, Christopher Douglas, Dennis G. Jerz, Adapting Web
Electronic Libraries to English Studies

Greg Lessard, Michael Levison, Clothing Meaning in Syntax: Aspect and
Applications of Multilingual Generation

Michael Levison, Greg Lessard, Towards a Paperless
Conference. (Introduction to the Conference Abstracts)

Willard McCarty, Lou Burnard, Marilyn Deegan, Jean Anderson, Harold
Short, Root, trunk, and branch: institutional and infrastructural
models for humanities computing in the U.K. (Session)

Tony McNeill, Charlie Mansfield, The Design & Authoring of
Internet-based Study Materials

Ingrid Meyer, Douglas Skuce, Judy Kavanagh, Laura Davidson,
Integrating Linguistic and Conceptual Analysis in a WWW-Based Tool for

Inge de Mnnink, Combining corpus and experimental data: methodological

Elli Mylonas, Todd Hettenbach, The ACH/ALLC Abstract Review Database

Nelleke Oostdijk, Tailoring a formal grammar for efficiency without
compromising its linguistic motivation

Espen S. Ore, Claus Huitfeldt, =D8ystein Reigem, Franz Hespe,
Wittgenstein's Nachlass - Bergen Electronic Edition (WN-BEE)

Rochdi Oueslati, A corpora-based environment for linguistic knowledge

Pierre du Prey, Blair Martin, Daniel Greenstein, Writing, Publishing
and Preserving Electronic Documents related to the Visual
Arts. (Session)

Hong Liang Qiao, A Corpus-Oriented Parser

Geoffrey M. Rockwell, Joanna Johnson, Rocco Piro, MILE: A Markup
Language for Interactive Drill Courseware

Thomas Rommel, A reliable narrator? Adam Smith may say so

Lothar Rostek, Marking up in TATOE and exporting to SGML - Rule
development for identifying NITF categories.

Joseph Rudman, David I Holmes, Fiona J. Tweedie, R. Harald Baayen, The
State of Authorship Attribution Studies. (Session)

Carolyn P. Schriber, The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies

David Seaman, The Electronic Archive of Early American Fiction

Gary F. Simons, Mapping from objects to markup: a springboard for
multiple-strategy electronic publishing

Stefan Sinclair, L'HyperPo: Exploration des structures lexicales
l'aide des formes hypertextuelles

C. M. Sperberg-McQueen, Tim Bray, Extensible Markup Language (XML)

Ronald Tetreault, Electrifying Wordsworth--A Progress Report

Ismail Timimi, Analyse du discours assist=E9e par ordinateur - Version

Frank Tompa, Capitalizing on Text Structures. (Keynote address)

Jonathan J Webster, Martin S.P. Chiu, Developing a web-based
dictionary database

Merna Wells, Welcome to the Carnival: A Play of Electronic Discourse

Eve Wilson, Peter D. Shepton, SGML as a vehicle for porting hypertext
applications between systems

William Winder, Michel Lenoble, Ray Siemens, Theories of Meaning and
the Electronic Text. (Session)

Robert E. Wright, Willard McCarty, Susan Saltrick, Institutional
Support in the Advancement of Technology in the Humanities: Roles,
Models, and Collaboration. (Session)

Ronald W. Zweig, Digitizing Historical Newspapers: New Approaches to a
Complex Problem
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