LINGUIST List 9.243

Wed Feb 18 1998

Calls: Germanic & Romance Languages, Semantics

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  1. Johan van der Auwera, Modal Verbs in Germanic & Romance Languages
  2. Richard Zuber, Non-lexical Semantics

Message 1: Modal Verbs in Germanic & Romance Languages

Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 02:12:24 +0100
From: Johan van der Auwera <>
Subject: Modal Verbs in Germanic & Romance Languages

International Conference of the Linguistic Society of Belgium

Modal verbs in Germanic and Romance languages

11 - 12 December 1998
University of Antwerp - UIA (campus Wilrijk)

Organizers :
Patrick Dendale (Universities of Metz and Antwerp) and
Johan van der Auwera (Universiteit Antwerpen - UIA)

Send a one-page abstract to :

 Patrick Dendale
 University of Antwerp (UIA)
 Universiteitsplein 1
 B - 2610 Wilrijk

Deadline: August 15, 1998

For further information contact

Patrick Dendale Johan van der Auwera
Tel +32 (0) 3 820.28.13 Tel +32 (0) 3 820.27.76
Fax +32 (0) 3 820.28.23 Fax +32 (0) 3 820.27.62
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Message 2: Non-lexical Semantics

Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 18:58:50 +0100
From: Richard Zuber <>
Subject: Non-lexical Semantics

Apologies for multiple copies

 Final call for papers for the second conference on


The conference will be hosted by the University of Paris 7 (France), and
will take place in May 28-30, 1998

There will be three one hour talks by invited speakers (E. Zimmermann, S.
Tsohatzidis and X.) and the rest of the talks will be contributed papers
chosen by the program committee on selection basis. Submissions of
abstracts (in English or in French) for 30-minute contributed talks (with
10 additional minutes for discussion) on any topic in the semantic analysis
of natural languages, with strong preference for non-lexical semantics, are
welcome. Authors should submit 5 copies of (so called "anonymous")
abstracts, no more than two pages (but not significantly less than 2 pages)
long. Data allowing us to identify and contact the author (or authors)
should be given separately.

E-mail submissions will be accepted (only when in LaTex, Word or PS). In
this case authors shoud send a title page with authors' name, etc. in
addition to the anonymous two page abstract.

Abstract deadline: March 17, 1998.

Send abstract to: Conference de Semantique
 c/o R. Zuber
Universite Paris 7
 Case 7003
2 Place Jussieu
75251 Paris Cedex 05,

The e-mail address to which the abstracts should be sent: This is also the e-mail address for inquiries.

The program of the conference will be completed around the 17th of April at
which time conference information will be made available. For
organizational reasons we would like to be able to estimate the number of
submissions and possible participants well in advance. For this reason we
invite any person which would like to submit an abstract or to attend the
conference to let us know as soon as possible (by e-mail).

Program Committee:
R. Zuber - chair (CNRS, Paris), F. Corblin (University of Rennes), B. Laca
(University of Strasbourg), D. Lacombe, (University of Paris 7), F.
Recanati (CNRS, Paris), D. Wilson (CREA, Paris and University College,
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