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Recording of the Harris Symposium Available



Date Submitted: 21-Dec-2003
From: Bruce Nevin
Subject: Recording of the Harris Symposium Available
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Notice: Videotape of the 2003 Harris Symposium is now available for those who
were not able to attend.

The Legacy of Zellig Harris:
Language and Information into the 21st Century
A Symposium Celebrating Recent Work and a New Publication

This took place at The University of Pennsylvania on 17 January 2003,
with presentations by Richard Oehrle, Aravind Joshi, Naomi Sager & Ngô
Thanh Nhàn, Stephen Johnson, Fernando Pereira, Elissa Newport, Anthony
Kroch, Lila Gleitman, John Trueswell, Pieter Seuren, Francis Lin, Paul
Mattick, and Thomas Ryckman. The complete program is at
http://www.dmi.columbia.edu/zellig/Symposium.htm .

To reserve a copy of the video (4 tapes), please send a message to
Laurel Sweeney before 15 January 2004. Please
tell her
- Your shipping address
- How many copies you want
- Tape format (if not VHS)

The cost is $40 (US) for a set of four VHS tapes (slightly more for
other formats), plus shipping and handling. Laurel will let you know
the exact cost and instructions for making payment, and will reserve
your copy upon payment. Full contact information:

Laurel Sweeney, Program Coordinator
e-mail: laurels@ircs.upenn.edu

Institute for Research in Cognitive Science
University of Pennsylvania
3401 Walnut Street - Suite 400A
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6228
fax: (215) 573-9247
phone: (215) 898-8750

The publication being celebrated is also titled The Legacy of Zellig
Harris: Language and Information into the 21st Century (John Benjamins
2003). Volume 1 is Philosophy of science, syntax, and semantics (CILT
228) and Volume 2 is Computability of language and computer
applications (CILT 229). More information at
http://www.dmi.columbia.edu/zellig .