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Wed Mar 5 1997

Confs: ICSLP 98, Texas Ling Society

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  1. Julie Vonwiller, ICSLP 98 conference announcement
  2. rblight, TLS - Conference Program Update

Message 1: ICSLP 98 conference announcement

Date: Tue, 04 Mar 1997 12:08:21 +1100
From: Julie Vonwiller <>
Subject: ICSLP 98 conference announcement

The 5th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre
Darling Harbour

30th November - 4th December 1998

This conference is hosted by the Australian Speech Science &
Technology Association (ASSTA) Incorporated, and will incorporate the
7th Speech Science & Technology Conference (SST 98). It will aim to
continue the technical tradition of the ICSLP conferences which have
been held in Kobe (1990), Banff (1992), Yokohama (1994), and
Philadelphia (1996) with particular emphasis on the bridging of the
composite disciplines that contribute to our understanding of spoken
language and the way that it is processed by humans and machines.

ASSTA invites all professionals interested in spoken language
processing to Australia to the conference. An exciting technical
programme is planned, and a not to be forgotten social programme. We
aim to provide technical challenge and debate as well as generating a
friendly learning experience. As information becomes available it will
be promoted on the ICSLP 98 WWW. If you wish to be kept informed of
the progress of the conference please register your interest via the
WWW page or by enquiry to the Secretariat.

The Convention Centre is located in a complex of restaurants and
shops on an expansive pedestrian peninsula at the waterfront of the
celebrated Sydney Harbour and only a few minutes walk, ferry ride or
monorail ride from the city centre.

Australia will be in early summer in December and the weather should
be fine and warm. Check the WWW pages for the tourism section for
things to see and do.

Organisations interested in promoting satellite workshops please
the conference secretariat below.

For advance information contact the ICSLP Secretariat; Tour Hosts

BY POST: TourHosts, GPO Box 128,
SYDNEY NSW 2001, Australia
BY FAX: +61-2-9262-3135
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Message 2: TLS - Conference Program Update

Date: Mon, 3 Mar 1997 21:35:06 -0700
From: rblight <>
Subject: TLS - Conference Program Update

The Texas linguistics Society will hold its 1997 conference this
coming weekend (March 7-9). The topic of the conference is 'the Syntax
and Semantics of Predication.' Below is an updated version of the
conference program. For additional information (housing, registration,
etc...), contact us at or come to our web site

 1997 Conference of the Texas Linguistics Society
 The Syntax and Semantics of Predication
 March 7 - 9, 1997
 The University of Texas at Austin

Friday, March 7

8:00-9:00AM - Registration

9:00-9:30AM - Opening Remarks

Chair: Lisa Green (The University of Texas at Austin)

9:30-10:10AM - Manuel Espanol-Echerarria (UCLA)
 The Role of Predication in the Syntatic 
 Licensing of Purposive Adjuncts

10:10-10:50AM - Youngjun Jang (Harvard University)
 On the So-called Adjunct Predicates in Korean

10:50-11:30AM - Yunsun Jung (Harvard University)
 Obligatory Adjuncts

11:30-12:30PM - LUNCH

Chair: Larisa Zlatic (The University of Texas at Austin)

12:30-1:10PM - Dalina Kallulli (University of Durham)
 NP Predicates

1:10-1:50PM - Adam Przepiorkowski (University of Tuebingen) &
 Anna Kupsc (Polish Academy of Sciences)
 Verbal Negation and Complex Predicate Formation 
		 in Polish

1:50-2:30PM - Nancy Mae Antrim (The University of Texas at El
 Interfacing Syntax and Semantics: The Predication
 of Possession

2:30-2:45PM - BREAK

Chair: Nicholas Asher (The University of Texas at Austin)

2:45-3:25PM - Veerle van Geenhoven (Max Planck Institute for
 Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen) & Louise McNally

 (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
 De Dicto Readings Via Semantic Incorporation

3:25-4:05PM - Javier Gutierrez-Rexach (UCLA)
 Thetic/Categorical Predication and the Semantics
			 of Existential Determiners

4:05-4:45PM - Francisco Gonzalvez Garcia (University of

 California, Santa Barbara)
 A Modality View of Predicate Selection in Small


4:45-5:00PM - BREAK

Introduction: Stephen Wechsler (The University of Texas at Austin)

5:00-6:00PM - KEYNOTE #1- William Ladusaw (UC, Santa Cruz)

Restriction, saturation, and predication

Saturday, March 8

8:30-9:00AM - Registration

Introduction: Scott Myers (The University of Texas at Austin)

9:00-10:00AM - KEYNOTE #2 - Edwin Williams (Princeton

 The Asymmetry of Predication

10-10:10AM - BREAK

Chair: Gil Rappaport (The University of Texas at Austin)

10:10-10:50AM - Stephen Wechsler (The University of Texas at 
 Resultative Predicates and Control

10:50-11:30AM - Leonard Babby (Princeton University)
 Subject Control vs. Direct Predication

11:30-12:30PM - LUNCH

Chair: Stephen Wechsler (The University of Texas at Austin)

12:30-1:10PM - John Bowers (Cornell University)
 A Binary Analysis of Resultatives

1:10-1:50PM - Anke Luedeling (University of Tuebingen)
 Strange Resultatives in German

1:50-2:30PM - Soowon Kim (University of Washington) & Joan

 Maling (Brandeis University)
 A Cross-Linguistic Perspective on Resultative

2:30-2:45PM - BREAK

Chair: Carlota Smith (The University of Texas at Austin)

2:45-3:25PM - Knud Lambrecht (The University of Texas at
 French Relative Clauses as Secondary Predicates

3:25-4:05PM - Helen de Hoop (Utrecht University)
 Optional Scrambling and Predication

4:05-4:15PM - BREAK

Chair: Mark Southern (The University of Texas at Austin)

4:15-4:55PM - Ivy Sichel (City University of New York Graduate

 Two Pronominal Copulas and the Syntax of Non-

 Verbal Predication in Hebrew

4:55-5:35PM - Caroline Heycock (University of Edinburgh) &

 Antony Kroch (University of Pennsylvania)
 The Non-reducability of Equation to Predication

Sunday, March 9

8:30-9:00AM - Registration

Introduction: Manfred Krifka (The University of Texas at Austin)

9:00-10:00AM - KEYNOTE #3 - Susan Rothstein (Bar-Ilan
 Predicational 'Be'

10-10:10AM - BREAK

Chair: Marta Lujan (The University of Texas at Austin)

10:10-10:50AM - Andre Meinunger (Zentrum fur Allgemeine

 The Structure of Cleft and Pseudo-cleft Sentences

10:50-11:30AM - Eun Cho (Cornell University)
 External Argument, Predicate Phrase, and Multiple

 Feature Checking Theory

11:30-11:45AM - BREAK

Chair: Manfred Krifka (The University of Texas at Austin)

11:45-12:25PM - Hotze Rullmann (University of Groningen) & Jan-

 Wouter Zwart (University of Groningen)
 Subjects with Semantic Types of Predicates

12:25-1:05PM - Hamida Demirdache (University of British 
 Predication Times in Statimcets Salish

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