LINGUIST List 9.880

Sun Jun 14 1998

FYI: Ling Iconism Asso,Mathesius Lecture Series

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  1. Zylogy, Linguistic Iconism Association
  2. Geert-Jan M. Kruijff, Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series - 2nd Call

Message 1: Linguistic Iconism Association

Date: Tue, 9 Jun 1998 22:15:16 EDT
From: Zylogy <>
Subject: Linguistic Iconism Association

The Linguistic Iconism Association (working title) now has a
preliminary web page at:

Our group is for people interested in nonarbitrary aspects of
linguistic behavior. Very shortly an e-mail discussion list will be
operational. If you would like to be involved please contact me. As of
this posting we have over 110 members.

Jess Tauber
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Message 2: Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series - 2nd Call

Date: Fri, 12 Jun 1998 13:06:53 +0000
From: Geert-Jan M. Kruijff <>
Subject: Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series - 2nd Call

 The Vilem Mathesius Centre for
	Research and Education in Semiotics and Linguistics

 			Presents the

 Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series 13

 November 9--20, 1998
 Prague, Czech Republic


The thirteenth cycle of the Vilem Mathesius Lecture Series, organized
by the Vilem Mathesius Centre for Research and Education in Semiotics
and Linguistics (Charles University), will be held in Prague, Czech
Republic, from November 9 until 20, 1998. The scientific program will
consist of the following invited courses (for preliminary
time-schedule see below):

* Emmon Bach (Canada):"Problems of Universal and Parochial Grammar"
* Joan Bresnan (USA):"Optimal Syntax"
* Nicoletta Calzolari (Italy):"Corpus Based Lexicon Building"
* Bernard Comrie (Germany):
 "(1) Advances in our understanding of relative clauses.
 (2) Form and function in reference-tracking systems.
 (3) Agreement in Tsez (NE Caucasian): a typological assessment."
* Edward L. Keenan (USA): "Language Invariants \& the Role of
Morphology in Grammar"
* Christian Lehmann (Germany): "Typology of Possession"
* Hans-Heinrich Lieb (Germany): "Words and Word Paradigms"
* Mitch Marcus (USA): <tba>
* Karen Sparck-Jones (England):"Information Retrieval and Language
* Hans Uszkoreit (Germany):"Modelling of Linguistic Performance"
* Bonnie Webber (USA):
 "(1) Approaching Discourse through Lexicalized Grammar.
 (2) Natural Language Generation in Health Care."

We are still waiting for confirmation from M.A.K. Halliday. Among the
Czech lecturers invited to VMC 13 are Frantisek Cermak, Miroslav
Cervenka, Jan Firbas, Jan Hajic, Eva Hajicova, Jarmila Panevova,
Jaroslav Peregrin, and Petr Sgall.

Tentative time-schedule (may be subject to change):

 9.30 - 11.00 11.30 - 13.00 14.30 - 16.00 16.30 - 18.00

 9.11. Bresnan Keenan Calzolari Webber
 10.11. Bresnan Keenan Lieb Webber
 11.11. Bresnan Keenan Calzolari Lieb
 12.11. x x Calzolari Webber
 13.11. x x x x

 16.11. Marcus Lehmann Comrie Sparck-Jones
 17.11. Marcus Uszkoreit Comrie Sparck-Jones
 18.11. Bach Uszkoreit Lehmann Sparck-Jones
 19.11. Bach Marcus Lehmann Comrie
 20.11. Bach Uszkoreit x x

 (Deadline: SEPTEMBER 15, 1998)

The participation fee for VMC 13 is USD 350, which includes tuition
fee, accommodation, and lunches. In order to ensure accommodation,
(paying) participants should register before *SEPTEMBER 15, 1998*.

There is financial support available for students from Germany, via
the Goethe Institut and the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). For
more information, please visit our website via

Please contact Mrs. Brdickova or Prof. Hajicova at the following
address for registration or further information.

 Mrs. Libuse Brdickova
 Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics
 Malostranske nam. 25
 CZ-11800 Praha 1
 Czech Republic
 (phone) ++420-2-2191-4278
 (fax) ++420-2-2191-4309

Check our website at

Geert-Jan M. Kruijff
Institute of Formal & Applied Linguistics/Linguistic Data Laboratory
Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University

Malostranske nam. 25, CZ-118 00 Prague 1, Czech Republic
Phone: ++420-2-2191-4255 Fax: ++420-2-2191-4309
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