LINGUIST List 9.106

Thu Jan 22 1998

Calls: ESSLLI'98, Typology and lang acquisition

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  1. Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova, ESSLLI'98 Student Session - 2nd CFP
  2. LOT (Christien Bok), Third Utrecht Biannual Phonology Workshop

Message 1: ESSLLI'98 Student Session - 2nd CFP

Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 11:27:19 -0800 (PST)
From: Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova <>
Subject: ESSLLI'98 Student Session - 2nd CFP

	 August 17-28, 1998, Saarbruecken, Germany

 			 Deadline: February 15th, 1998 

We are pleased to announce the Student Session of the 10th European Summer 
School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI'98) organized by DFKI and 
the University of Saarbruecken, Germany. and taking place at the 
University of Saarbruecken in August 17-28, 1998. We welcome submissions of 
papers for presentation at the ESSLLI'98 Student Session and to appear in 
the proceedings.

This is going to be the third ESSLLI Student Session and as before, it will 
provide an opportunity for ESSLLI participants who are students to present 
their own WORK IN PROGRESS and get valuable feedback from other researchers 
and fellow-students. Presentation of creative and innovative ideas is 

The ESSLLI'98 Student Session welcomes submissions from students at any 
level, that is, from undergraduates (before completion of Master degree) as 
well as postgraduates (before completion of PhD degree). Note also that 
all authors of ESSLLI'98 papers have to be students, papers co-authored by 
non-students cannot be accepted.

As in the previous years, the ESSLLI'98 Student Session will consist of 
paper presentations. The ESSLLI'98 Student Session has its own timeslot in 
the ESSLLI'98 schedule: 60 minutes every day for two weeks, provided that a 
sufficient number of good quality papers is accepted. Each presentation 
will last 30 minutes (including 10 minutes of discussion).

The Student Session papers should describe original, unpublished work, 
completed or in progress that demonstrates insight, creativity, and 
promise. No previously published papers should be submitted. All topics 
within the usual six ESSLLI subject areas are of interest, without further 
restrictions. The areas are as follows: Logic, Linguistics, Computation, 
Logic & Linguistics, Logic & Computation, and Linguistics & Computation.

The accepted papers will be published in the ESSLLI'98 Student Session
proceedings, which will be made available along with the readers for the
ESSLLI'98 courses. 

Student authors should submit an anonymous extended abstract headed by the 
paper title, not to exceed 4 pages of length exclusive of references and a 
separate identification page (see below). Note that the length of the full 
papers will not be allowed to exceed 10 pages.

Since reviewing will be "blind", the body of the abstract should omit 
author names and addresses. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the 
authors' identity (e.g., ``We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...'') should 
be avoided. Instead, use references like ``Smith (1991) previously showed 

To identify each paper, a separate identification page should be supplied 
containing the paper's title, the name(s) of the author(s), the author(s)' 
affiliation(s) and complete addresse(s) a short (5 line) summary and a 
specification of the subject area into which the paper belongs. The 
subject areas considered are: Logic, Linguistics, Computation, Logic & 
Linguistics, Logic & Computation, and Linguistics & Computation.

The student authors should submit their papers electronically to:

For any kind of submission a plain ascii text version of the identification 
page should be sent separately by email, using the following format:

 title: <title>
 author: <name of first author>
 address: <affiliation and address of first author>
 author: <name of last author>
 address: <affiliation and address of last author>
 short summary (5 lines): <summary>
 subject area (one of): 
 [ Logic | Linguistics | Computation | Logic&Linguistics | 
 Logic&Computation | Linguistics&Computation ]

Please always submit the identification page in a separate message.

The submissions should be in one of the following formats:
- self-contained LaTeX source (the most encouraged)
- PostScript
- ASCII text 

In order to present a paper at the ESSLLI'98 Student Session, every student 
author has to register as a participant at ESSLLI'98. However, authors of 
accepted papers will be eligible for a reduced registration fee.

For all information concerning ESSLLI'98, please consult the ESSLLI'98 web 
site :

If you have specific questions about the student session please contact the 

	Deadline for submissions: February 15, 1998
	Notifications: April 15, 1998
	Final version due: May 15, 1998
	ESSLLI'98 Student Session: August 17-28, 1998

 Ivana Kruijff-Korbayova (chair)

 Malostranske nam. 25 
 118 35 Praha 1 
 Czech Republic 
 tel: (+420-2) 2191 4288
 fax: (+420-2) 2191 4309

 Area co-chairs:
 Language and Computation: Kordula de Kuthy (University of Saarbruecken)
 Computation: Michal Soch (Czech Technical University)
 Logic: Carlos Areces (University of Warwick)
 Language: Berthold Crysmann (University of Saarbruecken)
 Logic & Computation: Jaime Ramos (Technical University of Lisabon)
 Logic and Language: - to be confirmed

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Message 2: Third Utrecht Biannual Phonology Workshop

Date: Thu, 22 Jan 1998 14:51:47 +0100
From: LOT (Christien Bok) <>
Subject: Third Utrecht Biannual Phonology Workshop


Third Utrecht Biannual Phonology Workshop

Rene Kager & Wim Zonneveld
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics: OTS

11-13 June 1998

Theme: Typology and Language Acquisition

Invited speakers: Bruce Hayes (UCLA) and Joe Pater (UBC)

Deadline for abstracts: 1 March 1998


It is a standard assumption that the striking structural resemblances
between human languages are explained from the common starting point:
U.G. The study of the striking resemblances (and range of
differences) is called `typology'. The direct study of the common
starting point is that of `first language acquisition'.

Since the introduction of so-called `constraint-based theories', the
field of typology and language acquisition is a candidate for a
redefinition of its contents and its goals. Questions that can be
raised inlcude the following: - What is the nature of the common
starting point? Is it an unstructured pool of constraints, where the
process of language acquisition consists of providing structure? Is
it highly structured (is there a common completely `unmarked', but
structured) point of departure), where language acquisition consists
of adding markedness? - Is the learning task larger (although not
necessarily more difficult) than previously imagined? - To what
extent is learning guided by factors of markedness that have an
extralinguistic source, e.g., production and/or perception factors? -
Is the methodological process of excluding impossible languages
different in constraint-based theories, and if so, how? - Is it
possible to imagine combined theories of constraints and traditional
parameters, both in the area of (adult) typology and language


Abstracts are requested to have a length of 800 words (References incl.).

They will be judged according to the following priority scale:
- integration of acquisitional and typology issues
- acquisitional issues
- typological issues

Any queries:

Trans 10
3512 JK Utrecht
The Netherlands

fax: 31

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Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap 
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics 

 Trans 10 
 3512 JK Utrecht
 Phone: +31 30 2536006
 Fax: +31 30 2536000
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