LINGUIST List 5.1034

Fri 23 Sep 1994

Confs: Computational ling, Conceptual structure-UCSD

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  1. Richard Wiese, conference on Computational Linguistics, Germany
  2. Adele Goldberg, Conceptual structure and discourse at UCSD

Message 1: conference on Computational Linguistics, Germany

Date: Fri, 23 Sep 1994 15:54:13 conference on Computational Linguistics, Germany
From: Richard Wiese <>
Subject: conference on Computational Linguistics, Germany

5th Meeting of the Special Interest Group 'Computational Linguistics'
of the German Linguistics Society
[5. Fachtagung der Sektion Computerlinguistik in der DGfS]

Wednesday the 4th through Friday the 6th of October 1995
Department of General Linguistics
Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf (Germany)


In view of the increasing complexity of computional linguistic systems and
models, the question as to how various parts can be integrated is becoming
more urgent. The entire spectrum from speech signals to semantics is
affected by this problem. Various strategies are employed in attempts at
solutions, such as the explicit definition of interfaces or avoidance of
the latter through integration.

The conference theme encompasses a range of aspects:
 - the integration of grammatical components or levels
 - the integration of various types of information (e.g. subsymbolic and
 symbolic, propositional and pictorial, statistical and nonstatistical
 - the separation of grammar and lexicon versus the trend toward
 lexicalization as an integrative perspective.

Contributions to this theme are requested that describe theoretical
proposals or practical systems. Contributions of particular significance
that deviate from the main theme can also be considered for acceptance.

time schedule:
deadline for abstracts (max. 4 pages) 30 April 1995
notice of acceptance 30 June 1995
submission of camera-ready copy (max. 6 pages) 15 August 1995
meeting 4-6 October 1995

program committee:
James Kilbury, Duesseldorf (co-chairman); Richard Wiese, Duesseldorf
(co-chairman); Steven Abney, Tuebingen; Christa Hauenschild, Hildesheim;
Michael Herweg, Heidelberg; Klaus Netter, Saarbruecken; Manfred Pinkal,
Saarbruecken; Christian Rohrer, Stuttgart

5. Fachtagung Computerlinguistik
Seminar fuer Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft
Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Duesseldorf
Universitaetsstr. 1
D-40225 Duesseldorf, Germany
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Message 2: Conceptual structure and discourse at UCSD

Date: Fri, 23 Sep 94 11:24:57 PDConceptual structure and discourse at UCSD
From: Adele Goldberg <goldbergzorro.UCSD.EDU>
Subject: Conceptual structure and discourse at UCSD

************CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURE, DISCOURSE and LANGUAGE******************
 November 11-13, 1994
 University of California, San Diego



6:45 Welcome
7:00 Ron Langacker, UC San Diego
"Generics and Habituals"

7:30 Knud Lambrecht, University of Texas, Austin
"On the formal and functional relationship between topics and vocatives -
 Evidence from French"

8:00 Maura Velazquez Castillo, Florida Atlantic University
"Inalienability in Spanish Grammar and Discourse"

8:30 Christine Poulin, Stanford University
"Manipulation of discourse spaces in ASL"

9:00 George Lakoff, UC Berkeley
"Metaphor and Morality: A Guided Tour of the System of Conceptual Metaphors for

9:00 Wallace Chafe, UC Santa Barbara
"Dimensions of Discourse Patterning"

9:30 Farrell Ackerman and Adele Goldberg, UC San Diego
"Constraints on Adjectival Passives"

10:00 Kathy Carey, University of North Texas
"The semantic shift from resultivity to current relevance -- evidence from the
 history of English

10:30-10:45 BREAK

10:45-11:15 Phyllis Wilcox, University of New Mexico
"Deontic and Epistemic Modals in ASL: A Discourse Analysis"

11:15-11:45 Sarah Taub, UC Berkeley
"How Productive are Conceptual Metaphors? A close look at the participation of a
 few verbs in the states are locations metaphor."

Linda Forrest, University of Oregon
"Discourse Goals and Attentional Processes in Sentence Production: The Dynmaic
 Construal of Events"

12:15-1:30 LUNCH

1:30 Suzanne Kemmer and Michael Barlow, Rice University
"Title: Emphatic -self in Discourse"

2:00 Yo Matsumoto, Tokyo Christian University
"How abstract is abstract motion? The case of access path expressions"

2:30 Ritva Laury, UC Santa Barbara
"Conversational use and basic meaning of Finnish demonstratives"

3:00-3:15 BREAK

3:15 Gregory Ward and Betty Birner, Northwestern University, U of PA
"On the discourse function of rightward movement in English"

3:45 Hana Filip, UC Berkeley
"Telicity and conceptual structure"

4:15 Donna Gerdts and Mercedes Hinkson, Simon Fraser University
"Salish lexical suffixes: A case of decategorialization"

4:45-5:00 BREAK

5:00 Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner, UCSD and University of Maryland
"Blending as a central process of grammar"

5:30 Tsuyoshi Ona and Sandra Thompson, UC Santa Barbara
"The dynamic nature of conceptual structure building: A study of
'ellipsis' in conversation"

6:00 Russ Tomlin, University of Oregon
"The Cognitive Basis for Focus: Attentional orientations and grammar"

9:00 Laura Michaelis and Knud Lambrecht, U of Boulder, Colorada and U of Texas,
"The Exclamative Sentence Type in English"

9:30 Frederike van der Leek, University of Amsterdam
"Rigid Syntax and Flexible Meaning: The Case of the English Ditransitive"

10:00 Rich Epstein, UC San Diego
"Viewpoint and the Definite Article"

10:30-10:45 BREAK

10:45 Meichun Liu, Institute of Information Science, Academica Sinica
"Conceptual Distinctions on Postverbal De-Complement in Mandarin"

11:15 Michel Achard, University of Florida
"French modals and speaker control"

11:45 Michael Israel, UC San Diego
"The Way Constructions Grow"

12:15-1:30 LUNCH

1:30 Barbara Dancygier and Eve Sweetser, UC Berkeley
"Metalinguistic conditionals, predictiveness and distancing"

2:00 Ron Sheffer, UC San Diego
"Roles, Values, and Possessives: Deictic Adjectives in the NP"

2:30 Caitlin Hines, San Francisco State University
"What's so easy about pie? The lexicalization of a metaphor"

3:00-3:30 BREAK

3:30 Maria Polinsky and Ramazan Rajabov, U of Southern California
"Situational perspective and thematicity"

4:00 Joe Grady, Pam Morgan and Sarah Taub, UC Berkeley
"A 'Constellation' Proposal for Metaphor Theory"

4:30 Seana Coulson, UC San Diego
"The Menendez Brothers Virus: Blended Spaces and Internet Humor"

5:00 Chu-Ren Huang and Shen-ming Chang, Academia Sinica
 "Metaphor, Metphorical Extension and Grammaticalization: A Study of
Mandarin Chinese -qilai"


PREREGISTRATION: Please send name, e-mail address, and affiliation on
a 3" by 5" card, with a check (payable to CSDL) postmarked no
later than Sept 30, 1994:

$10 student (walk-in registration $15)
$20 non-student (walk-in registration $30)

Send preregistration to:

 Department of Linguistics 0108
 9500 Gilman Drive
 La Jolla, CA 92093

E-mail correspondence:

FOR LODGING , we recommend:

The Radisson Hotel - La Jolla. 3299 Holiday Ct., La Jolla, CA 92037
1-800-333-3333 or (619) 453-5500.
Single $65, double $70.
Walking distance to UCSD, complimentary transportation from
Airport or Amtrack and to campus for conference.

Rooms at this rate are for the conference and are being
held only to October 11, so make your reservations early!

Steering Committee:
 Gilles Fauconnier
 Adele Goldberg
 Ron Langacker
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