LINGUIST List 9.503

Tue Mar 31 1998

Calls: UIL-OTS (Utrecht), SECOL/SAMLA

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  1. UiL OTS (Leslie Dijkstra), UIL-OTS (Utrecht)
  2. Robert L. Trammell, Call for papers SECOL/SAMLA

Message 1: UIL-OTS (Utrecht)

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 16:11:21 +0200
From: UiL OTS (Leslie Dijkstra) <>
Subject: UIL-OTS (Utrecht)


The Utrecht Congress on "Storage and Computation in Linguistics"


Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS
Utrecht, The Netherlands,
October 19th, 20th and 21st , 1998

Deadline for submission of abstracts:
May 15th , 1998


On the occasion of its tenth anniversary, the Utrecht Institute of
Linguistics OTS is organizing a three-day international congress from
October 19th through October 21st 1998. The theme of this congress is
"Storage and Computation in Linguistics". Invited speakers include:
Steve Pinker, evening lecture; Ray Jackendoff (keynote lecture) /
Frans Zwarts, The Architecture of the Language Faculty; Harald Clahsen
/ Steven Gillis, language acquisition; John Ohala / Geert Booij,
language change; Sarah Thomason / Pieter Muysken, language variation;
Nicholas Asher / Frans van Eemeren, discourse analysis; Ed Keenan & Ed
Stabler / Jan Koster, grammar design.

Two distinct cognitive resources that people may employ in
interpreting and producing linguistic utterances are, on the one hand,
memory, and, on the other, computational procedures. An utterance may
be assigned a certain structure and interpretation because it is
recognized as an instance of a pattern that is stored in memory, or
because computational procedures build up a complex representation of
that pattern. In linguistics, this contrast is usually identified with
the contrast between lexicon and grammar. In the context of this
congress, the distinction is broadly conceived as a tool for exploring
our understanding of language structure and language use.

The relation between storage and computation will be analysed on the
basis of a broad range of empirical questions, concerning issues in
the representation and acquisition of linguistic knowledge, the
foundations of language and information, and the cognitive and
computational aspects of language use and processing. Implications of
the distinction between storage and computation will be discussed for
six different domains of linguistic inquiry:

- the architecture of the language faculty
- language acquisition
- language change
- language variation
- discourse analysis
- grammar design

The format of the congress is as follows: (1) A number of well-known
linguistic scholars of different persuasions and from different
subdisciplines are asked to contribute invited papers relating to the
congress theme. There will be two invited speakers for each of the six
domains of linguistic inquiry mentioned above.

(2) There will be around twenty slots for presentations of selected
papers. Each selected paper will be allotted 25 minutes, including
discussion. There will only be plenary sessions.


To submit a paper, participants are requested to send one original and
four anonymous copies of a one-page abstract, by regular mail. Each
abstract should at least contain the following information: Names of
authors, title of the paper, brief description of the content of the
paper, and an indication of how this paper is related to the theme of
the congress The abstract should preferably be printed in Times New
Roman on white paper of A4 size, with top and bottom margins of 2.54
cm and left and right margins of 3.17 cm. The total number of words in
the abstract should not exceed 500. Together with the abstract please
send a 3" x 5" index card with the following information:

- title of the paper;
- name(s) of author(s);
- mail address of (first) author;
- affiliation;
- phone number;
- electronic mail address of (first) author.


The abstract must have reached us before May 15th 1998.

On the basis of abstracts, selection will take place during the month
of June 1998.

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be given before July 1st


Organizing institute:
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS

Congress committee:
Sieb Nooteboom (Chairman),
Leslie Dijkstra (Secretariate),
Jan Don, Ton Naaijkens,
Henriette de Swart, Arie Verhagen,
Fred Weerman, Frank Wijnen

Deadline abstracts: May 15th 1998
Notification: Before July 1st
Early registration: Before October 1st 1998
Congress: October 19th, 20th, and 21st 1998


Registration before October 1st 1998: dfl 100,- (dfl. 50,- for
students with proof of studentship)

Registration after October 1st 1998: dfl. 150,- (dfl. 75,- for
students with proof of studentship)


A registration form is available from our secretariate (for address
see above) or can be found at our website


The Utrecht Congress on Storage and Computation in Linguistics 1998
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS
Trans 10
3512 JK Utrecht
The Netherlands
phone: #31 30 253 6006
fax: #31 30 253 6000

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Message 2: Call for papers SECOL/SAMLA

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998 19:43:53
From: Robert L. Trammell <>
Subject: Call for papers SECOL/SAMLA



The Southeastern Conference on Linguistics will meet with the South
Atlantic Modern Language Association in Atlanta Georgia November 5-7
1998. SECOL requests abstracts on any topic in linguistics. Please
send six copies (6) of an abstract of your paper--not to exceed 300
words--to the SECOL Office for consideration by the Program Committee.
DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON THE ABSTRACTS, please, so that they may be
judged anonymously. The abstracts must be type written and

The abstracts must ARRIVE at the SECOL Office no later than April

We invite authors whose papers are selected for presentation to submit
four (4) hard copies of their final versions to be considered for
publication in the SECOL Review (soon to be renamed The Southeastern
Journal of Linguistics).

Send six copies of your abstract to:

Marvin Ching or Joan Weatherly	
Southeastern Conference on Linguistics
Department of English
The University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152

Robert L. Trammell, Department of Languages and Linguistics
The Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991
(561) 297-3867, 297-3860, FAX 297-2657, E-Mail: TRAMMELLFAU.EDU
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