LINGUIST List 5.1257

Tue 08 Nov 1994

Calls: TMI'95, Lang and Prehistory, Cognitive Ling

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  1. Bruno Tersago, TMI95 - adapted reminder of deadline
  2. David Stampe, Call for Papers: Language and Prehistory in South Asia
  3. Sherman Wilcox, ICLA Call for Papers

Message 1: TMI95 - adapted reminder of deadline

Date: Mon, 7 Nov 1994 12:55:48 +TMI95 - adapted reminder of deadline
From: Bruno Tersago <>
Subject: TMI95 - adapted reminder of deadline

We have been asked to clarify what the exact length of the topical papers
and progress notes should be. Therefore, we send you this adapted version of
the reminder of the deadline.

On behalf of the organizing committee

Bruno Tersago
Centre for Computational Linguistics Tel: +32-16-285088
Maria-Theresiastraat, 21 E-mail:
B-3000 Leuven (Belgium) Fax: +32-16-285098



 July 5-7 1995
 University of Leuven
 Centre for Computational Linguistics
 Leuven, Belgium


The Sixth International Conference on Theoretical and
Methodological Issues in Machine Translation (TMI95) will be held
from July 5 to 7 1995 at the University of Leuven, Belgium. It
will precede the Fifth edition of the MT Summit, hosted by the EC
in Luxembourg from July 10 to 14.

TMI95 will focus on three major topics: computational semantics
for MT, MT of spoken language, and the use of
sublanguage/controlled language for MT.

As a novelty for TMI, two kinds of papers can be submitted:

1) High-quality topical papers focussing on (but not limited to)
 the broad domains of computational semantics for MT, MT for
 spoken languages the use of sublanguage or controlled language
 for MT.

2) Short progress notes reporting on ongoing research, possibly
 accompanied by a demonstration (no commercial systems).

!!! IS JANUARY 15 1995. !!!

The papers and notes should respect the following conventions:

 - single column, double-spaced, point size 12 for running text
 (figures, annexes, references can deviate from this)
 - maximum length: 20 for topical papers; 8 pages for progress notes
 including figures and references (about 5000 words (topical
 papers); 2000 words (progress notes))
 - they must be in English
 - they must contain a 100-150 word abstract (topical papers); 50-100 word
 abstract(progress notes)

Papers will be reviewed by international experts in the field.
 Notification of acceptance will be sent by APRIL 15 1995.

Preference is given to e-mail submission in LaTeX-format. These should be
forwarded to before JANUARY 15 1995. LaTeX
submissions must be self-contained LaTeX source and should not refer to any
external files or styles except for the standard styles for TeX 3.14 and
LaTeX 2.09. An exception is made however for "avm.sty", "trees.sty" (by
Avery Andrews) and "treedvips.sty".


University of Leuven
Centre for Computational Linguistics
Maria-Theresiastraat 21
B-3000 Leuven, Belgium
Phone: +32-16-285088

ATTENTION: from 01-01-1995 onwards, phonenumbers of University of
Leuven will change!
+32-16-28.... ---> +32-16-32....
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Message 2: Call for Papers: Language and Prehistory in South Asia

Date: Tue, 8 Nov 1994 08:00:15 -Call for Papers: Language and Prehistory in South Asia
From: David Stampe <stampeuhunix.uhcc.Hawaii.Edu>
Subject: Call for Papers: Language and Prehistory in South Asia

The Center for South Asian Studies, School of Hawai`ian, Asian and
Pacific Studies, University of Hawai`i, announces its Eleventh Annual
Spring Symposium entitled LANGUAGE AND PREHISTORY IN SOUTH ASIA, to be
held March 20 & 21, 1995 (Monday and Tuesday) from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
on the University of Hawai`i at Manoa campus.
 Papers are invited up to thirty minutes in length, focusing on any
aspect of the structure, use, and history of any of the modern or
classical languages of South Asia (including Afghanistan, Bangladesh,
Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, Sikkim, Sri Lanka, and Tibet) as
well as relationships and contacts among the languages of this area
and between these languages and the languages of mainland and insular
South East Asia, East Asia, Central Asia, Western Asia, Africa or the
Pacific Islands (e.g. Fiji). The proceedings will be published in
Summer or Fall 1995.
 Send abstracts (one copy, one page, not anonymous) to the attention
of Karina Bingham, Symposium Coordinator, Center for South Asian
Studies, Moore Hall 416, University of Hawai`i/Manoa, Honolulu, HI
96822. For more information, contact Dr. Lawrence A. Reid, Dept. of
Linguistics, (808)956-3223 or
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Message 3: ICLA Call for Papers

Date: Tue, 8 Nov 94 14:41 MST
From: Sherman Wilcox <>
Subject: ICLA Call for Papers

4th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference

July 17- July 21, 1995, Albuquerque, New Mexico

* Aims and Scope

The International Cognitive Linguistics Conference offers a forum for
research within the perspective of cognitive linguistics. This perspective
subsumes a number of concerns and broadly compatible theoretical approaches
that share a common basis: the idea that language is an integral part of
cognition which reflects the interaction of cultural, psychological,
communicative, and functional considerations, and which can only be
understood in the context of a realistic view of conceptualization and
mental processing.

Topics of interest for cognitive linguistics include the structural
characteristics of natural language categorization (such as
prototypicality, metaphor, mental imagery, and cognitive models), the
functional principles of linguistic organization (such as iconicity and
naturalness), the conceptual interface between syntax and semantics, the
experiential and pragmatic background of language-in-use, and the
relationship between language and thought. In addition, topics of special
interest for the 1995 conference include cross-linguistic studies and
cognitive linguistic approaches to signed language research.

* Conference Site

The 1995 conference will take place on the campus of the University of New
Mexico (UNM) in Albuquerque. Albuquerque lies between the foothills of the
Sandia Mountains (with peaks of more than 10,000 feet) and the West Mesa
(which is dotted with the cinder cones of long-extinct volcanoes); dividing
the city is the winding Rio Grande valley, famous for its Bosque nature
preserve. At an altitude of roughly 5000 feet, the university campus enjoys
warm summer days and cool nights. Excursions to nearby pueblos, Santa Fe,
and the Sandia Mountains are being planned.

Also taking place at UNM during the summer of 1995 is the Linguistic
Society of America's biennial Linguistic Institute. Under the direction of
Joan Bybee, LI-95 will run for six weeks from late June to early August and
will include over 50 courses taught by visiting faculty as well as special
lectures. The conceptual structure for LI-95 applies cross-linguistic
comparison and a functional orientation to the major areas of linguistics
and the language emphases of the University of New Mexico program: signed
languages, Spanish, and Native American languages. Several other
conferences are planned to precede and follow the 1995 ICLA conference.

* Submission of Abstracts

Authors are requested to submit four copies of a one-page abstract in
hardcopy format to the address below. Abstracts must be received before
November 30, 1994. Authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by
February 1, 1995.

Sherman Wilcox/ICLA95
Department of Linguistics
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131
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