LINGUIST List 9.1650

Fri Nov 20 1998

Calls: Structure/Constituency, European Summer School

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  1. Suzanne Urbanczyk, Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas
  2. Resource Logics and Minimalist Grammars, Resource Logics and Minimalist Grammars

Message 1: Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas

Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 00:43:20 -0800
From: Suzanne Urbanczyk <urbansuuvic.ca>
Subject: Structure and Constituency in Languages of the Americas

Call for Papers

Workshop on
STRUCTURE AND CONSTITUENCY IN THE LANGUAGES OF THE AMERICAS

To be held at The University of British Columbia (Vancouver, B.C., Canada)
March 26th-28th, 1999

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Invited Speakers

E. CZAYKOWSKA-HIGGINS (University of Victoria) "Accent and
Quality-sensitivity in Salish Stress"

C. REINHOLTZ (Queen's University) "Aspect and Negation in Cree"

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We invite papers which address questions of structure and constituency in
the analysis of indigenous languages of North, Central and South America.
Papers on any of the four core areas of formal linguistics (phonetics/
phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics) are welcome, as are papers
that explore the various interfaces between these disciplines
(morphophonology, morphosyntax, syntax/semantics, semantics/discourse
structure, etc.). The workshop is entirely open-minded as to which
theoretical framework is chosen by individual presenters (e.g., optimality
theory, head-driven phrase structure grammar, the minimalist program, or
theories with a longer history), but presenters who work in a theory that
is of recent origin (or who work within a recent development in an
established theory) should give a brief synopsis of their chosen
theoretical framework in their presentation.

We are also planning a section on the analysis of texts in Native American
languages. Participants who wish to make a presentation in this section are
asked to submit a brief text (approx. 11/2 pages) in their chosen language,
together with a morpheme-by-morpheme analysis and a running translation. If
available, a tape-recording of the text should be played for the audience.
The presentation of the text should address aspects of structure and
constituency on the text-level, e.g. the coding of information structure by
discourse particles, focus devices, mechanisms for topic maintenance and
topic shift, etc. (Depending on the number of participants, it may be
possible to present both a text and a theoretical paper, but conversely, it
may be necessary to limit participants to only one presentation (either
text or theoretical paper)).
The workshop will be preceded by a special one-day session on Thursday,
March 25th 1999, devoted to language policy and planning for indigenous
languages of British Columbia. Workshop participants are encouraged to
attend as observers.

Participants should send in an abstract of the presentation. Abstracts
should be 1 page (a second page with references and extra examples may be
included), and should be submitted in 4 copies with the author's name and
affiliation, at least one copy of which should be camera-ready. Abstracts
may also submitted by e-mail, but participants should make sure that their
abstracts do not contain diacritics that e-mail cannot handle. On a
vseparate submission, participants should provide the following items of
information: (i) name; (ii) address; (iii) affiliation; (iv) phone number;
(v) e-mail address.

Finally, limited funds may be available to partially cover travel expenses;
priority for these will be given to graduate students. Indicate whether you
wish to be considered for a travel subsidy, and if yes, whether you are a
graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, independent scholar, sessional
faculty or regular faculty.

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Abstracts should be sent to:

LANGUAGES OF THE AMERICAS WORKSHOP
Attention: R.-M. Dchaine
Department of Linguistics
Buchanan E-270, 1866 Main Mall
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C.vV6T 1Z1
CANADA

The deadline for submissions (to be received at UBC) is Friday, January
22nd, 1999.

The program will be announced in mid-February

For further information, contact Henry Davis (henrydinterchange.ubc.ca) or
Rose-Marie Dchaine (dechaineinterchange.ubc.ca).

The advance registration fee for the workshop will be Can$30.00 for
non-students (US$25.00), and Can$20.00 ($US12.00) for students.
On-site registration will be in Canadian funds only: Can$40.00 for
non-students, Can$20.00 for students (i.e. there is no late payment fee for
students).
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Message 2: Resource Logics and Minimalist Grammars

Date: Fri, 20 Nov 1998 09:54:02 +0100
From: Resource Logics and Minimalist Grammars <rmlgirisa.fr>
Subject: Resource Logics and Minimalist Grammars

ESSLLI`99 workshop on
RESOURCE LOGICS AND MINIMALIST GRAMMARS
(deadline for submissions: March 15th 1999)
Utrecht, 16-20 August 1999

Organizers:
Christian Retor (IRISA, Rennes) 
Edward Stabler (UCLA, Los Angeles)

URL: http://www.irisa.fr/RLMG 
E-mail: rlmgirisa.fr

A workshop held as part of the 11th European Summer School in Logic,
Language and Information (ESSLLI`99), August 9-20 1999, Utrecht

First call for papers

ESSLLI`99: The main focus of the European Summer Schools in Logic, Language
and Information is the interface between linguistics, logic and computation.
It is organized under the auspices of the European Association for Logic,
Language and Information (FoLLI). Foundational, introductory and advanced
courses together with workshops cover a wide variety of topics within six
areas of interest: Logic, Computation, Language, Logic and Computation,
Computation and Language, Language and Logic. Previous summer schools have
been highly successful, attracting around 500 students from Europe and
elsewhere. The school has developed into an important meeting place and
forum for discussion for students and researchers interested in the
interdisciplinary study of Logic, Language and Information. ESSLLI-99 will
take place at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, August 9-20. In
its second week it will feature a worskshop on resource logics and
minimalist grammars. Its aim is to provide a forum for advanced Ph.D.
students and other researchers to present and discuss their work on the
connection between minimalist grammars and resource logics.

WORKSHOP BACKGROUND: There has been a growing interest in connections
between resource-logical theories of grammar and the minimalist grammars of
the transformational tradition in syntax. A good understanding of these
connections will reveal substantial differences that can be debated, and the
prospects also look good for identifying a valuable common ground. In
particular, the rich descriptive tradition of transformational theory may
become more accessible to resource-logical frameworks, and the relatively
well-understood mathematical foundations of resource-logical frameworks may
stimulate a more sophisticated understanding of the mechanisms of minimalist
grammars. Linear logic is a neat and well studied logic from a proof
theoretical perspective which is able to handle both logic for syntax (like
the Lambek calculus) and logic for semantics (like intuitionistic logic),
and it also appears to be a sensible framework for a logical treatment of
minimalist grammars.

This workshop aims to bring together PhD students and other researchers in
the respective traditions to explore these developments. Topics of interest
include but are not limited to:

 * applications of linear logic, multimodal categorial logic, and other
 resource logics to linguistic problems
 * formal and computational studies of minimalist and other generative
 grammars
 * studies of linguistic semantics from the perspective of either
 tradition
 * assessments of the common ground and differences among these approaches
 to language

WORKSHOP AIMS: This workshop aims to:

 * provide a setting for researchers from various traditions to present
 and discuss recent work on resource logics and minimalist grammars
 * facilitate the exchange of ideas between researchers working in these
 respective areas
 * foster a spirit of collaborative research

CALL FOR PAPERS: Researchers in the area, including PhD students and young
researchers, are invited to submit short papers (between 8 and 12 pages
long) describing their thesis/research topic, approach and results. Talks
will be 20 minutes long, with 10 minutes for discussion/questions. Authors
are also encouraged to submit a list of topics they would like to see
discussed at the workshop. This will help to identify issues for discussion
and debate.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: March 15, 1999

Submissions should be sent to: rlmgirisa.fr
Submissions will be accepted in the form of either PostScript or
self-contained LaTex.

Authors of accepted papers will be notified by May 1st 1998. The deadline
for receipt of revised papers to appear in the workshop proceedings is June 1st
1998.

WORKSHOP FORMAT: The workshop will consist of five sessions of 90 minutes
each held over five days. There will be either two or three presentations at
each session with time for questions and discussion. It is hoped to have at
least one invited paper from a senior researcher working in the field.

PUBLICATION: After the workshop, authors will have the opportunity to submit
papers for possible publication in the new electronic journal "Language and
Computation" (http://www.dcs.kcl.ac.uk/journals/JLaC/), 
which is supported by Oxford University Press. There will be
more details in the next announcement.

REGISTRATION: Workshop contributors will be required to register for
ESSLLI-99.

IMPORTANT DATES:
March 15th, 99: Deadline for submissions
May 1st, 99: Notification of acceptance
June 1st, 99: Deadline for final copy
August 16th, 99: Start of workshop

FURTHER INFORMATION: To obtain further information about ESSLLI-99
please visit the ESSLLI-99 home page at http://esslli.let.uu.nl or send an
email to esslli99let.uu.nl .
For further information on the workshop visit the site of the workshop
http://www.irisa.fr/RLMG or send an email to rlmgirisa.fr
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