LINGUIST List 23.3001

Tue Jul 10 2012

Calls: Semantics, Ling Theories, Computational Ling/Indonesia

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 09-Jul-2012
From: Yu-Yun Chang <>
Subject: 1st Workshop on Generative Lexicon for Asian Languages
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Full Title: 1st Workshop on Generative Lexicon for Asian Languages Short Title: GLAL
Date: 07-Nov-2012 - 07-Nov-2012 Location: Bali, Indonesia Contact Person: Shu-Kai Hsieh
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Semantics

Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2012

Meeting Description:

A full-day workshop at PACLIC 2012 (The 26th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information, and Computation), will be held on Wednesday, 7 November 2012, at Bali, Indonesia.

Since its first framework proposed by James Pustejovsky (1991), the Generative Lexicon (GL) theory has become one of the most influential linguistic semantic theories. Subsequent developments have also been presented from linguistic, philosophical, and computational perspectives. In this first Workshop on The Generative Lexicon for Asian Languages (GLAL), we would like to bring together diverse contributions to explore the generative approaches to the lexicon, and put more focus on the implications for Asian languages.

Call for Papers:

The workshop calls for original research papers addressing theoretical issues as well as computational treatment of the Generative Lexicon theory (proposed by James Pustejovsky, 1991), and researches related to Asian languages are particularly encouraged. Topics may include, but not limited to the following:

Compositional mechanisms of argument selection and type coercionThe role of qualia in argument selection and modification constructionsPolysemy and sense shiftingCo-compositionality and creation of new word sensesArgument realization: mapping from lexicon to syntaxCognitive foundations for semantic categoriesPresupposition and commonsense knowledgeUnderspecification and word sense disambiguationOntologies and the GLConstruction, maintaining and evaluating GL resources

The deadline for paper submissions is 31 July 2012.

Short papers (not more than 6 pages) are welcome, and should be submitted electronically via EasyChair at:

For more details about GLAL 2012, please view our website:

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