LINGUIST List 9.1311

Tue Sep 22 1998

Calls: Chinese Dialectology, AiML '98

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  1. David Prager Branner, Chinese Dialectology
  2. Maarten de Rijke, AiML'98: Final Call for Participation

Message 1: Chinese Dialectology

Date: Sun, 20 Sep 1998 08:01:35 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Prager Branner <>
Subject: Chinese Dialectology

 Yuen Ren Society 
 for the Promotion of Chinese Dialect Fieldwork

 Annual Conference

 6 March 1999

	Submissions are now being accepted for a conference to be held on
Saturday, 6 March 1999, at Rutgers University in New Jersey. The Society
welcomes presentations of a non-formalist character on any aspect of Hann
~ Chinese dialectology, including original field reports,
comparative-historical studies, linguistic geography and contact,
sociolinguistics, and taxonomy. Presentations on any aspect of Chinese
dialects or their social context are welcome, but please note that the
Society favors presentations that include abundant evidence, in the form
of either dialect data or other explicit documentation as appropriate.
Papers may be delivered in English or Mandarin Chinese.

	To submit a paper, please send a detailed abstract to one of the
addresses below. Preliminary deadline for submitting abstracts is: 15
November, 1998. We expect to accept only ten papers in all.

	The Yuen Ren Society is devoted to the practice of descriptive
dialect fieldwork, and especially welcomes reports on little-known

David Prager Branner			R. VanNess Simmons

Yuen Ren Society			East Asian Languages & Cultures
440 Riverside Drive, #73		330 Scott Hall, Rutgers University
New York, NY 10027-6831 USA		New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1164 USA

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Message 2: AiML'98: Final Call for Participation

Date: Mon, 21 Sep 1998 20:32:04 +0200 (MET DST)
From: Maarten de Rijke <>
Subject: AiML'98: Final Call for Participation

 Final Call for Participation

 Advances in Modal Logic '98

 October 16-18, 1998

 Uppsala University, Uppsala

Advances in Modal Logic is an initiative aimed at presenting an up-to-date 
picture of the state of the art in modal logic and its many applications. 
The initiative consists of a workshop series together with volumes based on 
those workshops. Advances in Modal Logic '98 is the second workshop 
organized as part of this initiative. AiML'98 will be held from October 
16-18, 1998 in Uppsala, Sweden. The workshop is intended for users of 
modal logic in cognition, computing, and language, as well as for logicians 
working in the area.

The invited speakers for AiML'98 are Johan van Benthem, Max J. Cresswell, 
Kit Fine, Dov M. Gabbay, John F. Horty, Marcus Kracht, and Rohit Parikh. 
During the workshop there will be a special morning session on modal logic 
and belief revision; this session will be chaired by Sven Ove Hansson and 
Sten Lindstrom. In addition, there will be a tutorial on Explicit Modal 
Logic by Sergei Artemov, as well as 16 contributed papers. The complete 
scientific program is available at

AiML'98 will be held in the main hall of Uppsala University, in the center 
of Uppsala. The city of Uppsala is situated in the province Uppland in 
Uppsala county. The municipality of Uppsala is Sweden's fourth largest 
municipality, with slightly more than 184,000 inhabitants. Further 
information is available at People arriving by air 
should get a flight to Stokholm Arlanda Airport. There is a bus from 
Arlanda to Uppsala (number 801) every 15 or 30 minutes, depending on the 
time of day; the fare is 75 SEK. People arriving by train can take 
commuter trains or IC trains from Stockholm, all departing from Stokholm 
Central Station.

The normal registration fee (without accommodation) is 1000 SEK; the 
student fee is 400 SEK. Registration includes access to the workshop, food 
service, the workshop dinner, as well as copies of the workshop 
proceedings. To register, please contact Rysiek Sliwinski by email or fax 
at the following coordinates:

 Rysiek Sliwinski
 Department of Philosophy
 Uppsala University
 Phone: +46 18 471 73 51
 Fax: +46 18 471 73 70.

To cut costs, the fees can only paid in cash on the spot upon arrival. 
Unfortunately, credit cards can not be accepted.

Hotel accommodation will be arranged in various hotels in Uppsala. Please 
ask Rysiek Sliwinski at the above address to help you to arrange 
accommodation when you register.

AiML'98 is generously sponsored by Neurotec Hochtechnologie GmbH, the 
Computational Logic Group at ILLC, University of Amsterdam, Compulog Net 
network for Computational Logic, the Royal Swedish Academy of Science, and 
the University of Uppsala.

Email enquiries about the practical details of AiML'98 should be directed 
to Information about the AiML initiative 
can be obtained on the World-Wide Web at
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