LINGUIST List 5.1454

Thu 15 Dec 1994

Confs: Usage-based models, CGSW10 Program, LSRL25 Info

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  1. Suzanne E Kemmer, Usage-Based Models - symposium
  2. "KU Brussel, CGSW10 Program
  3. Karen Zagona, LSRL25 Registration, Conference Dinner Res. & Travel Info

Message 1: Usage-Based Models - symposium

Date: Mon, 12 Dec 94 14:48:47 CSUsage-Based Models - symposium
From: Suzanne E Kemmer <>
Subject: Usage-Based Models - symposium

 Announcing the Sixth Biennial
 Symposium of the Rice University
 Department of Linguistics


 Rice University

 March 15-18, 1995


 Mira Ariel Tel Aviv University
 Joan Bybee University of New Mexico
 John Du Bois University of California, Santa Barbara
 Michael Israel University of California, San Diego
 Sydney Lamb Rice University
 Ronald Langacker University of California, San Diego
 Tom Givon University of Oregon
 Brian MacWhinney Carnegie-Mellon University
 Janet Pierrehumbert Northwestern University
 John Sinclair University of Birmingham (U.K.)
 Arie Verhagen University of Utrecht

 The goal of this symposium is to explore approaches to
linguistic theory that have in common the aim of accounting for
linguistic usage. The empirical data for such theories is not
restricted to linguistic intuitions about acceptibility, but comes
from usage events of varied types. The focus is on the patterns found
in the various sorts of usage data examined, and how those patterns
can be extracted, represented, and used by the human mind.
 Research from a variety of traditions will be represented,
including corpus-based analyses, discourse studies, experimental
studies of language processing and language acquisition, and
instrumental phonetics. The approaches taken can be called
DATA-DRIVEN, rather than model-driven, in that the fewest possible
prior assumptions are made about what types of data are relevant, and
that large sets of usage events are observed so that the detailed
patterns found in actual usage can emerge.
 Moreover, the various approaches taken show signs of
converging toward a view of language as a dynamic system in which
linguistic knowledge is not separate from its processing in language
use. The linguistic models representing this view are USAGE-BASED by
virtue of three factors: (1) the importance placed on usage data for
theory construction; (2) the direct incorporation of processing
(production and comprehension) into linguistic theory; and (3) the
requirement that the models arrived at, whatever the direct source of
evidence, must be testable with reference to language use.

 Registration: No charge. Symposium attendance on a space-available basis.
 For further information, contact Suzanne Kemmer (
 or Michael Barlow (
 Snailmail: Dept. of Linguistics, Rice University, Houston TX 77251-1892.
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Message 2: CGSW10 Program

Date: Tue, 13 Dec 94 10:04:20 +0CGSW10 Program
From: "KU Brussel <>
Subject: CGSW10 Program


The 10th Comparative Germanic Syntax Workshop, organised jointly by the
Catholic University of Brussels, and the P.J. Meertens Institute for
dialectology (Amsterdam) will take place in Brussels on January 17-19,


Tuesday January 17
18:00: Registration and reception
at conference venue: Vrijheidslaan 17, B-1080 Brussels (metro SIMONIS)

Wednesday, January 18
10:00 - 10:30: Coffee and formal opening
10:30 - 11:00: T. Taraldsen (Tromso)
 Case, subject-orientation and agreement in Icelandic and Faroese
11:00 - 11:30: J. Zwarts (Utrecht)
 Simple and complex prepositions and P-stranding in Dutch
11:30 - 12:00: Coffee
12:00 - 12:30: H. Bennis (Leiden), F. Beukema (Leiden) & M. den Dikken (VU,
 Getting verb movement
12:30 - 14:00: Lunch
14:00 - 14:30: S. Barbiers (Leiden)
 An antisymmetric analysis of PP extraposition
14:30 - 15:00: T. Hoekstra (Leiden) & J. Rooryck (Leiden)
 Dynamic and stative HAVE
15:00 - 15:30: E. Haeberli (Geneve)
 Morphological Case, pro and word order
15:30 - 16:00: Coffee
16:00 - 16:30: E.-P. Kester (Utrecht)
 Adjectival inflection and licensing conditions on null nouns
16:30 - 17:00: E. Hoekstra (Meertens, Amsterdam) & M. den Dikken (VU,
 Parasitic participles

Thursday, January 19
10:00 - 10:30: J. Bobaljik (MIT)
 The morphological determination of Germanic syntax
10:30 - 11:00: D. Buering (Koeln) & K. Hartmann (Frankfurt)
 Extraposition, QR, and association with focus
11:00 - 11:30: Coffee
11:30 - 12:00: E. Groat (Harvard)
 Overt and null expletives in Germanic
12:00 - 12:30: S. Menuzzi (Leiden)
 On double object constructions in Icelandic
12:30 - 14:00: Lunch
14:00 - 14:30: M. Everaert (Utrecht)
 Binding and the inert/active distinction
14:30 - 15:00: A. Henry (Ulster)
 V2 phenomena in Belfast English
15:00 - 15:30: Coffee
15:30 - 16:00: F. Weerman (Utrecht)
 Morphological Case and null Case
16:00 - 16:30: J.-W. Zwart (Groningen)
 The composition of auxiliaries and the placement of participles in

TRAVEL AND HOTEL INFORMATION: a file with travel and hotel information will
be sent to you upon simple request (e-mail or coupon below).


Advance registration: $20/BEF 700 ($10/BEF 350 for students)
On-site registration: $30/BEF 1,000 ($20/BEF 700 for students)

Advance registration can be made by sending in the coupon below, and by
forwarding the required amount into postal account # 000-0536088-66 of KU
Brussel, Vrijheidslaan 17, B-1080 Brussels. Please mention that you are
registering for CGSW10; do not forget to add bank charges to the above
amounts. The deadline for advance registration is January 9, 1995.

There are a number of restaurants in the immediate vicinity of the
university; however, given any sizable number of conference participants,
this may lead to substantive overcrowding and consequent delays. For this
reason, the organisers will arrange for a caterer to provide two lunches on
the university premises. Since it is vital that we should know in advance
how many lunches to order, you must book your lunch in advance by sending
in the coupon below. For the lunches, no advance payment is required.

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0 Please send me hotel and travel information

Mail, fax, or e-mail this coupon to:

KU Brussel
CGSW10 (G. Vanden Wyngaerd)
Vrijheidslaan 17
B-1080 Brussel
Tel +32 2 412 4349
Fax +32 2 412 4200
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Message 3: LSRL25 Registration, Conference Dinner Res. & Travel Info

Date: Wed, 14 Dec 1994 09:42:10 LSRL25 Registration, Conference Dinner Res. & Travel Info
From: Karen Zagona <>
Subject: LSRL25 Registration, Conference Dinner Res. & Travel Info

LSRL 25 will be held Thursday, March 2 through Saturday, March 4, 1995
at the University of Washington in Seattle. This message provides:

 *REGISTRATION FORM (return by regular mail)
 *Hotel Information
 *Transportation from Airport Information
 *Conference Location


Enclose a check, payable to the University of Washington, for:

____ ($30.00; $25.00 before February 15th) Student rate

____ ($40.00; $35.00 before February 15th) Non-student rate

 Send to: LSRL 25 Committee
 Romance Languages, GN-60
 University of Washington
 Seattle, WA 98195 USA

Last Name ____________________________ First Name _______________

e-mail address ________________________________________________

Institution: _________________________________________________

Department: ________________________________________________

Address: _________________________________________________

City/State/Zip Code ____________________________________________

Country: _________________________________________________

 YES NO Add this address to the LSRL mailing list for future
 LSRL conference announcements.


25TH Anniversary Conference Dinner: Friday, March 3rd, 6:30pm
 University of Washington Faculty Center

Enclose a check, payable to the University of Washington, for the
amount selected below:

Name _________________________________________________

Dinner Selection:

 Salmon ____ ($36.00)

Vegetarian Pasta ____ ($31.00)

(Dinners include salad, dessert, wine and coffee)


The LSRL has reserved a block of rooms at the University Inn,
4140 Roosevelt Way N.E. The conference rate is available if
you make your reservation by January 25th. To make reservations,
you may contact the University Inn directly at: 1 (800) 733-3855.
(Mention that you are attending the LSRL to receive the conference
rate.) The rates, which include "continental breakfast" are:
 Standard single: $64.80 (plus tax)
 Deluxe single: $73.80 (plus tax)
 Additional adult: $9.00


A. Shuttle Express: at the airport, call Shuttle Express from the
phone at the Traeler's Information Center, located on the baggage-
claim level. (Dial #48.) The cost is $21.00 one-way for one person,
or $28.00 for two people. For your return from the hotel to the
airport, it is best to reserve your van one day ahead of time:
call 622-1424.

B. Yellow Cab: slightly more expensive, a Yellow Cab from the
airport to the hotel costs about $35.00 for one or two adults.
There is an additional charge for additional passengers beyond 2.
Phone 622-6500.


All sessions will be held on the University of Washington campus
in Room 200 of the HUB (Husky Union Building)--the student union.

LSRL 25 opens THURSDAY, MARCH 2 at 8:20am; registration at 8:00am.

We look forward to seeing you in Seattle.
Karen Zagona
for the LSRL 25 Organizing Committee
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