LINGUIST List 3.926

Tue 24 Nov 1992

Confs: Computing in Social Sciences; CONSOLE Program

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Message 1: call for papers

Date: 23 Nov 92 11:19 EST
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Subject: call for papers

I am fowarding this conference announcement for Melanie Loots of the
University of Illinois, who is not on LINGUIST. Please address all
inquiries to her, at the address appearing at the end of the

Computing in Social Sciences 1993 (CSS93) Conference
May 19-21, 1993
at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

CSS93 will be the fourth annual conference of the Social Science Computing
Association (SSCA). The purpose of SSCA, which is an interdisciplinary
organization, is to promote the development of computing within the social
sciences through organized activities and the interchange of ideas, data,
teaching materials, experiences, research results, and other resources. The
term "computing" is interpreted in a broad sense encompassing information
technology and electronic networks using computers. SSCA encourages those
interested in social science computing to attend CSS93. Conference
speakers will include Dr. Cora Marrett, NSF, Assistant Director for Social,
Behavioral and Economic Sciences,and Dr. Norman Nye, SPSS, Inc.


To take advantage of the hospitality of the National Center for
Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), and its director, Dr. Larry Smarr,
CSS93 will have as its theme grand challenges for the social sciences.
Grand challenges are problems of national importance which often require
high performance computing for their solution. Numerous grand computing
challenges have already been designated in the physical sciences and are
receiving federal research support. CSS93 will help introduce social
scientists to the world of high performance computing and possibly lead to
SSCA proposals for funding for social science grand computing challenges
(e.g., in global climate change policy analysis; pollution prevention and
waste management; health care; education; family research; international
competitiveness; urban development; disease control,; etc.).


CSS93 solicits original papers which report new research, survey or review
emerging trends, research in progress, proposed research projects, or
innovative applications. All papers relating to Social Sciences and
Computing are welcome. Past topics have included high performance
computing, artificial intelligence, database management, networks, GIS,
visualization, socioeconomic modeling, analytic methods, hypermedia, and
policy impacts of computing. If you wish to submit a paper, please send an
abstract limited to 200 words to Program Committee Chairperson, Bruce Tonn,
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tenn. 37831-6207 (615-574-4041;
fax 615-574-3895) by December 15, 1992. Abstracts could also be submitted
electronically by e-mail to Bruce Tonn at or
BETornlstc.bitnet. All submitted papers must include a cover sheet
containing name, address, telephone number, FAX and email address of the
person to whom correspondence regarding the paper should be addressed.
Authors will be notified concerning acceptance of the paper for
presentation by January 31, 1992. Authors will be required to have their
papers available for distribution at the conference. The Program
Chairperson will arrange for pre-presentation peer review of papers if so
requested by the author(s). Post-conference opportunities for publication
include the Association's journal, Social Science Computer Review, and a
book to be published by the Univeristy of Illinois Press.


One goal for CSS93 is to showcase selected social science applications of
high performance computing. NCSA is assisting selected social science
researchers in establishing projects that 'probe' the benefits for social
science of NCSA HPC resources. If you would like information about probe
projects in progress, please contact Prof. Vernon Burton,
4143 Beckman Institute-NCSA, 405 N. Mathews, University of Illinois,
Urbana, Illinois 61801, e-mail: Please copy e-mail


CSS93 also solicits proposals for paper sessions, panel discussions, poster
sessions, and tutorials. These suggestions should be sent to Bruce Tonn.
Anyone wishing to demonstrate software systems at the conference are
encouraged to contact the Organizing Committee Chairperson, Vernon Burton.

You are encouraged to submit any other ideas for the conference and to
become involved!

More information will soon follow in succeeding announcements.

Melanie Loots
Associate Director, Applications
National Center for Supercomputing Applications
University of Illinois
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Message 2: CONSOLE Program

Date: 23 Nov 1992 11:54:32 +0000CONSOLE Program
From: <>
Subject: CONSOLE Program

Program CONSOLE 1, University of Utrecht, December 15-18 1992
The conference will take place at Achter de Dom 22, room 2.02

Tuesday, December 15
9.15 Opening by Martin Everaert (graduate program supervisor, Utrecht
9.30 Ana Maria Madeira (University College London) - Clitic-second in
 European Portuguese
10.15 Vieri Samek-Lodovici (Rutgers University) - A Unified Analysis of
 Morphological Gemination
11.00 Break
11.30 Bernhard Rohrbacher (University of Massachusetts) - English
 AUX^NEG, Mainland
 Scandinavian NEG^AUX, and the Theory of V to I Raising
12.15 Jae-Hong Lee (CUNY) - Subjects and Nominative Case Assignment
13.00 Lunch
14.15 ~ystein Alexander Vangsnes (University of Bergen) - Definiteness
 vs. Uniqueness and
 Specificity: On the "Intensive" Use of Pronominal Determiners in
15.00 Liang Tao (University of Colorado, Boulder) - The Prosodic
 Structure and Discourse Function
 of Relative Clauses in American English Conversational Discourse
15.45 Break
16.15 Anna Roussou (University College London/University of Wales,
 Bangor) - Factivity, Factive
 Islands and the That-t Filter

Wednesday, December 16
9.30 Xavier Villalba (Universitat Aut noma de Barcelona) -
 Incorporation, Case, and Economy: A
 Principled Approach to Causative Constructions
10.15 Marian Klamer (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam) - Applicatives in
 Kambera: No Asymmetrical
 Object NPs
11.00 Break
11.30 Tracy Holloway King (Stanford University) - Russian Psych Verbs and
 Refining the UTAH
12.15 Talke Macfarland (Northwestern University) - Event Structure and
 Argument Structure of
 Cognate Objects
13.00 Lunch
14.15 Lynn Cherny (Stanford University) - A' Binding and Modality in
15.00 S"nia Frota (Universidade de Lisboa) - Is Focus a Phonological
 Category in Portuguese? A
 Theoretical and Experimental Approach
15.45 Break
16.15 Claudia Borgonovo (Brandeis University) - Extraction from

Thursday, December 17
9.30 Laurent P. Dekydtspotter (Cornell University) - Reconstruction of
 Nested Variables and
10.15 Priya Bondre-Beil, Daniel B ring and Katharina Hartmann
 (Universit t zu K ln) - The Dark
 Side of Wh-movement
11.00 Break
11.30 Maria Uribe-Etxebarria (University of Connecticut) - A Syntactic
 Approach to
 Morphophonological Properties of Compounds
12.15 Javier Ormazabal (University of Connecticut) - The PF and LF
 Properties of Morphologically
 Complex Words: A Head-movement Solution to Bracketing Paradoxes
13.00 Lunch
14.15 Christopher J. Pi$"n (Stanford University) - Preverbs as Part
 Structures of Aspect
15.00 Mari Broman Olsen (Northwestern University) - Aspectual Marking and
 English "Verb
 Forming" Prefixes
15.45 Break
16.15 Janne Bondi Johannessen (Universitetet i Oslo) - Coordinate-alpha
Evening: Party

Alternate papers
Phonology: Linda Uyechi (Stanford University) - Visual Phonology:
 A New Model for
Syntax/Semantics: David Adger (University of Edinburgh) - Denotational
 Licensing and Improper
 Petra Hendriks (University of Groningen) - The
 Semantics of Multiple Head

Friday, December 18
Workshop on the Semantic and Syntactic Analysis of Focus
Moderator: Peter Culicover (Ohio State University)
9.00 Peter Culicover - Introductory remarks
9.20 Peter I. Blok (University of Groningen) - Two Dogmas of Focusism
9.55 Jochen Geilfuss (Universit t T bingen) - Quantifiers and
 Association with Focus
10.30 Break
10.50 Hanneke van Hoof (Tilburg University) - Focus Projection from
11.25 Susanne Winkler (Universit t T bingen) - Focus Projection and
 Argument Structure of
12.00 Lunch
13.45 Laurent Dekydtspotter (Cornell University) - Ne Que and the Theory
 of Focus
14.20 Peter Culicover - Concluding remarks
15.00 End of conference
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