LINGUIST List 9.365

Thu Mar 12 1998

Calls: Lang Development (BU), 5th WoLLIC'98

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  1. agrhill, BU Conf. on Lang. Dev.
  2. Ruy de Queiroz, 5th WoLLIC'98 - 3rd Call

Message 1: BU Conf. on Lang. Dev.

Date: Tue, 10 Mar 1998 15:10:54 -0500
From: agrhill <>
Subject: BU Conf. on Lang. Dev.

 The 23nd Annual
Boston University Conference on Language Development
 Call for Papers

 November 6, 7 and 8, 1998

Keynote Speaker: Peter Jusczyk, Johns Hopkins University
Plenary Speaker: Jane Grimshaw, Rutgers University



All topics in the field of language acquisition will be fully
considered, including:

Bilingualism Literacy & Narrative
Cognition & Language Neurolinguistics
Creoles & Pidgins Pragmatics
Discourse Pre-linguistic Development
Exceptional Language Signed Languages
Input &Interaction Sociolinguistics
Language Disorders Speech Perception & Production
Linguistic Theory (Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, Morphology, Lexicon)

Abstracts submitted must represent original, unpublished research.
Presentations will be 20 minutes long, plus 10 minutes for questions.

Please submit:

1) six copies of an anonymous, clearly titled 450-word summary
 for review;
2) one copy of a 150-word abstract for use in the conference
 program book if your abstract is accepted. If your paper is
 accepted, this abstract will be scanned into the conference
 handbook. No changes in title or authors will be possible
 after acceptance.

3) for EACH author, one copy of the information form printed
 at the bottom of this sheet.

Please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for acknowledgment
of receipt. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent by early
August. Pre-registration materials and preliminary schedule will be
available in late August, 1998.

All authors who present papers at the conference will be invited to
contribute their papers to the Proceedings Volumes. Those papers will
be due in January, 1999.

Note: All conference papers will be selected on the basis of abstracts
submitted. Although each abstract will be evaluated individually, we
will attempt to honor requests to schedule accepted papers together in
group sessions.

DEADLINE: All submissions must be received by May 15, 1998.

Send submissions to:

 Boston University
 Conference on Language Development
 704 Commonwealth Ave., Suite 101
 Boston, MA 02215 U.S.A.

 Telephone: (617) 353-3085

(We regret that we cannot accept abstract submissions
 by fax or e-mail.)

Information regarding the conference may be accessed at


Author Information Form (fill out one form completely for EACH author)

Topic area: 

Audiovisual requests:

Full name: 

Current address: 
Summer address if different, and dates:

Current email: 
Summer email:
Current phone number: 
Summer phone if different:

* To accommodate as many papers as possible, we reserve the right to
limit each submitter to one first authorship and if circumstances
warrant, to limit each submitter to two papers in any authorship

* Please indicate whether, if your paper is not one of the 90
initially selected for presentation, you would be willing to be
considered as an alternate. (If you indicate that you are willing to
be considered, this does not commit you to accepting alternate status
if it should be offered to you.)

_____ Yes, consider me as an alternate if necessary
_____ No, please do not consider me as an alternate

Please indicate how you received the 1998 Call for Papers:

____ email/electronic ____ surface mail ____ word of mouth

Please indicate how you wish to receive the 1999 Call for Papers:

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Message 2: 5th WoLLIC'98 - 3rd Call

Date: Wed, 11 Mar 1998 10:08:52 -0300 (EST)
From: Ruy de Queiroz <>
Subject: 5th WoLLIC'98 - 3rd Call

 Third Call for Contributions

 5th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation
 July 28-31, 1998
 (Tutorial Day: July 28th)
 IME-USP, Sao Paulo, Brazil

The "5th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation"
(WoLLIC'98), the fifth version of a series of workshops which started
in 1994 with the aim of fostering interdisciplinary research in pure
and applied logic, will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from July 28th
to 31st 1998. Contributions are invited in the form of short papers
(6 10pt pages or 1800 words) in all areas related to logic, language,
information and computation, including: pure logical systems, proof
theory, model theory, algebraic logic, type theory, category theory,
constructive mathematics, lambda and combinatorial calculi, program
logic and program semantics, logics and models of concurrency, logic
and complexity theory, nonclassical logics, nonmonotonic logic, logic
and language, discourse representation, logic and artificial
intelligence, automated deduction, foundations of logic programming,
logic and computation, and logic engineering.

The 5th WoLLIC'98 has the scientific sponsorship of the Interest Group
in Pure and Applied Logics (IGPL), the European Association for Logic,
Language and Information (FoLLI), the Association for Symbolic Logic
(ASL), the Sociedade Brasileira de Computacao (SBC), and the Sociedade
Brasileira de Logica (SBL).

There will be a number of guest speakers, including:
Sergei Artemov (Moscow State Univ, Russia) (CONFIRMED),
Sam Buss (Univ Calif San Diego, US) (CONFIRMED),
Edmund Clarke (Carnegie-Mellon Univ, US) (CONFIRMED),
Heinz Dieter Ebbinghaus (Universitaet Freiburg, Germany) (CONFIRMED),
Michael Fourman (Edinburgh Univ, UK) (CONFIRMED),
Dov Gabbay (Imperial Coll, UK) (*),
Ehud Hrushovski (Hebrew Univ Jerusalem, Israel) (*),
Hans Kamp (Stuttgart Univ, Germany) (CONFIRMED),
Phokion Kolaitis (Univ Calif Santa Cruz, US) (*),
Valeria de Paiva (Birmingham Univ, UK) (CONFIRMED),
Maarten de Rijke (Amsterdam Univ, The Netherlands) (CONFIRMED),
Giovanni Sambin (Padoa Univ, Italy) (CONFIRMED).


Submission: Papers (sent preferably in LaTeX format by e-mail to ** **, or in 5(five) copies to postal address) must be
RECEIVED by APRIL 3rd, 1998 by one of the Co-Chairs of the Organising
Committee. Papers must be written in English and give enough detail to
allow the programme committee to assess the merits of the work.
Papers should start with a brief statement of the issues, a summary of
the main results, and a statement of their significance and relevance
to the workshop. References and comparisons with related work is also
expected. Technical development directed to the specialist should
follow. Results must be unpublished and not submitted for publication
elsewhere, including the proceedings of other symposia or
workshops. One author of each accepted paper will be expected to
attend the conference in order to present it. Authors will be notified
of acceptance by MAY 15th, 1998. The abstracts of the papers will be
published in a "Conference Report" section of the Logic Journal of the
IGPL (ISSN 1367-0751) (Oxford Univ Press) as part of the meeting
report. Papers presented at the meeting will be invited for
submission (in full version) to the Logic Journal of the IGPL

The WoLLIC'98 is hosted by Universidade de Sao Paulo (USP), and will
take place at the Mathematics and Statistics Institute (IME).

Programme Committee: Andreas Blass (Michigan Univ, USA), Itala
D'Ottaviano (Univ Campinas, BR), J. Michael Dunn (Indiana Univ, USA),
Wilfrid Hodges (Queen Mary Coll, UK), Francisco Miraglia (Univ Sao
Paulo, BR), Luiz Carlos Pereira (Cathol Univ Rio, BR), Andrew Pitts
(Cambridge Univ, UK), Amir Pnueli (Weizmann Inst, Israel).

Organising Committee: L. S. C. Baptista (UFPE/UFPB), M. Finger (USP),
E. Hermann Haeusler (PUC-Rio), A. C. V. de Melo (USP), A. G. de
Oliveira (UFBA/UFPE), R. de Queiroz (UFPE), F. C. da Silva (USP).

For further information, contact the Co-Chairs of the Organising
Committee: Ruy de Queiroz, Departamento de Informatica, Univ. Federal
de Pernambuco, CP 7851, 50732-970 Recife, PE, Brazil, e-mail:, tel.: (+55 81) 271 8430, fax: (+55 81) 271 8438.
Marcelo Finger, Departamento de Ciencia da Computacao, Instituto de
Matematica e Estatistica, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Rua do Matao
1010, 05508-900 Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil, e-mail:,
tel.: (+55 11) 818 6287, fax: (+55 11) 818 6134.

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