LINGUIST List 14.930

Sat Mar 29 2003

Calls: Computational Semantics/Laboratory Phonology

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  1. Uma Pappuswamy, Special Issue on COMPUTATIONAL SEMANTICS in SALR
  2. j-cole5, 9th Conference on Laboratory Phonology

Message 1: Special Issue on COMPUTATIONAL SEMANTICS in SALR

Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 11:56:56 -0500
From: Uma Pappuswamy <>


We are happy to announce that SOUTH ASIAN LANGUAGE REVIEW (SALR), a
biannual journal published in India beginning with January 1991 plans
to bring out a special issue on the theme `Computational
Semantics'. Papers are sought in areas which include, but are not
limited to, the following topics:

 * meaning representation in natural language dialogues
 * construction and use of natural language semantic
 * knowledge representation and reasoning in meaning
 * the computational semantics-pragmatics interface
 * modelling and using context for semantic interpretation
 * computational semantics of speech acts
 * semantic aspects of language generation
 * shallow processing and formal semantics
 * building semantic interfaces in grammars
 * word sense disambiguation
 * the use of context in interpretation


Authors are requested to submit an original paper in not more than
3000 words (or 15 pages) by June 30, 2003. Papers may be submitted
electronically in MS WORD /pdf/ ps formats to or . Please follow the Stylesheet used in
`Language'. Please mail a hard copy of the paper at one of the
addresses given below:

Dr Umarani Pappuswamy
Associate Editor (SALR)
745 Learning Research and Development Center
3939 O'Hara Street
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260


Prof Omkar N.Koul
Editor (SALR)
C-13 Greenview Apartments
33, Sector 9, Rohini
Delhi 110085
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Message 2: 9th Conference on Laboratory Phonology

Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 16:54:38 +0000
From: j-cole5 <>
Subject: 9th Conference on Laboratory Phonology

9th Conference on Laboratory Phonology 
Short Title: LabPhon 9

Date: 24-Jun-2004 - 26-Jun-2004
Location: Urbana, Illinois, United States of America
Contact: Jennifer Cole
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Phonology

Meeting Description:

LabPhon 9
"Change in Phonology"
June 24-26, 2004
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The 9th Conference on Laboratory Phonology will be held at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, hosted by the Department
of Linguistics and the Beckman Institute. The conference theme of
''Change in Phonology'' addresses the development of an individuals
phonological knowledge and the development of phonological systems in
languages over time through a set of six sub-themes related to
variation and change in phonology. 


Acquisition as change: L1 phonology 
 LouAnn Gerken, University of Arizona , invited speaker
 Stefan Frisch, University of South Florida, discussant

Phonological models of variation in computer speech processing
 Julia Hirschberg, Columbia University, invited speaker
 Carol Espy-Wilson, University of Maryland, discussant

Prosodic influence on change in sound patterns
 C�cile Fougeron, CNRS-Universit� Paris 3, invited speaker
 Kenneth de Jong, Indiana University, discussant

Social factors in phonetic variation 
 Gerry Docherty, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, invited
 Henrietta Jonas-Cedergren, Universit� du Qu�bec � Montr�al,

Mechanisms of sound change
 Jonathan Harrington, Macquarie University, Sydney, invited
 Elizabeth Hume-O'Haire, Ohio State University, discussant

Phonological change through the interaction of L1-L2 in bilinguals and
language learners
 James Flege, University of Alabama, invited speaker
 Norma Mendoza-Denton, University of Arizona, discussant

Abstract submission: October 15, 2003 
Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2004
Submission of accepted papers: April 15, 2004 

For more information about the conference and information on abstract
submission, visit the LabPhon 9 webpage at

Jennifer S. Cole, Chair
Jos� I. Hualde, Co-Chair

Department of Linguistics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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