LINGUIST List 9.1676

Tue Nov 24 1998

FYI: Morphosyntax, Computational sign ling, Donation

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  1. Joan Bresnan, Stanford LFG web site additions in morphosyntax
  2. Angus B. Grieve-Smith, Announcing new list SO-QIWOA
  3. Ann Lindvall, Re: 9.1660, FYI: Help a colleague--Natasha Gagarina

Message 1: Stanford LFG web site additions in morphosyntax

Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 09:21:52 -0800
From: Joan Bresnan <bresnanstanford.edu>
Subject: Stanford LFG web site additions in morphosyntax


This is just to let you know that the 
Stanford LFG (lexical-functional grammar)
web site http://www-lfg.stanford.edu/lfg/
has added a new department:

LFG Morphosyntax - created and maintained by Louisa Sadler
(louisaessex.ac.uk)


Louisa has very kindly responded to the demand for an overview of
ongoing work in this very active area with some initial pages.
Suggestions to additions and updates are very much welcomed, and
should be directed to Louisa.

She writes:

"There is a very great deal of work in morphosyntax in LFG and this
page cannot provide a comprehensive listing of even all the recent
work (so apologies in advance for all omissions). Important themes in
recent work include the independent contribution of morphology to
functional structure, the relationship between inflectional morphology
and syntax (and the notion of functional category), the interaction
between morphology and syntax as external means of expression
(including notions of competition and blocking) and the
morpho-syntactic interface (including definitions of wordhood, and
complex predication).

"Some information about recent work on argument structure and lexical
mapping theory is also available."

----------------

This is the fourth department of the section, "Current Resaerch
Directions in LFG". The other three departments are:

Optimal Syntax: LFG in an OT Setting (Joan Bresnan)

Glue: Linear Logic for meaning assembly in LFG (Mary Dalrymple)

DOP-LFG: probabilistic lexical-functional analysis (Ron Kaplan with
Boris Cormons)
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Message 2: Announcing new list SO-QIWOA

Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 08:33:08 -0700 (MST)
From: Angus B. Grieve-Smith <grvsmthunm.edu>
Subject: Announcing new list SO-QIWOA

I am pleased to announce the formation of a new mailing list,
"so-qiwoa," dedicated to the discussion of computational sign
linguistics. Its name is the word for "computer" in certain varieties
of American Sign Language, written in the Newkirk 1986 orthography.

In recent years, more and more of the techniques of computational
linguistics have been applied to signed languages. There are
currently at least five projects related to sign synthesis, and
several others related to gesture and sign recognition. Tentative
attempts have been made at machine translation applications.

So-qiwoa is intended to be a forum where computational sign linguists
can compare notes and discuss techniques. For the time being, it is
an open, unmoderated list. To subscribe, send a message to
majordomos-leodm.unm.edu containing the text "subscribe so-qiwoa".

If you have any questions, please address them to
owner-so-qiwoas-leodm.unm.edu.


				-Angus B. Grieve-Smith
				Linguistics Department
				The University of New Mexico
				grvsmthunm.edu
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Message 3: Re: 9.1660, FYI: Help a colleague--Natasha Gagarina

Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 12:30:12 +0100
From: Ann Lindvall <Ann.Lindvallling.lu.se>
Subject: Re: 9.1660, FYI: Help a colleague--Natasha Gagarina

As an update of the letter about Natasha Gagarina and her son Toni, I
would like to inform that donors in Sweden can get in touch with Ann
Lindvall <ann.lindvallling.lu.se> or pay their contribution directly
to Nordbanken, number 491222-1605. Please add your name and address,
in case something is unclear, and the code word "Toni".

Ann Lindvall

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