LINGUIST List 7.1240

Sat Sep 7 1996

Calls: Dialogue Workshop, Congress of Ling, African Ling

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  1. alan harris, Workshop on dialogue
  2. "Victoria A. Fromkin", cil16
  3. Justin Spence, 28th Annual Conference on African Linguistics

Message 1: Workshop on dialogue

Date: Tue, 03 Sep 1996 05:07:40 PDT
From: alan harris <>
Subject: Workshop on dialogue
From: (Jaeger Gerhard)
Subject: Calls: Workshop on Dialogue

 !!!!!!!!!! PLEASE DISTRIBUTE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Workshop "Formal Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue"
	 University of Munich
		 March 10-12 1997

Invited Speakers:
1) Jonathan Ginzburg (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)
2) Jeroen Groenendijk (University of Amsterdam)
3) Henk Zeevat (University of Amsterdam)

The past years saw an increasing interest in attempts to apply formal
methods from different fields to dialogue phenomena, where possible
worlds semantics, DRT, situation theory, dynamic semantics, channel
theory, and game theory served as starting points. The workshop aims
at bringing together researchers from the mentioned and may be other

Abstracts are invited for 30 minute presentations (with 10 additional
minutes for discussion) on any topic related to formal semantics and
pragmatics of dialogue. Potential topics include, but are not limited

- The nature of the common ground in communication

- Characterization of agents information states

- The role and specification of extra-linguistic context

- Updates of both common ground and agents information states

- The interface between "dialogue syntax" and "dialogue semantics"

- The interpretation of sub-sentential expressions under the
perspective of dialogue

- Similarities between human and non-human communication

- Partiality of mutual knowledge of the dialogue participants

Please send two anonymous abstracts (no more than two a4 or 8 1/2" by
11" pages in a 12 pt proportional font, possibly with an additional
page for figures and references) together with a card specifying
author's name, affiliation, address, phone number, e-mail address, and
title of the abstract to

Anton Benz & Gerhard J"ager
Graduiertenkolleg "Sprache, Information, Logik"
Centrum f"ur Informations- und Sprachverarbeitung
University of Munich
Oettingenstr. 67
D-80853 Munich

!!!!!!!! Deadline is December 1, 1996 !!!!!!!!!!!

E-mail submission of abstracts written in LaTeX2.09 are welcome. They
should be sent to "". Further information
may be requested from the same address.

It is intended to publish a proceedings volume in the "CIS Report"
series of the University of Munich.

Important Dates:

Deadline for submission:	December 1, 1996
Notification of acceptance:	January 10, 1997
Deadline for Registration:	January 20, 1997
Workshop:			March 10-12, 1997

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Message 2: cil16

Date: Mon, 02 Sep 1996 16:15:15 PDT
From: "Victoria A. Fromkin" <>
Subject: cil16
Just a reminder that abstracts for the XVIth International Congress of
Linguists to be held in Paris, July 20-25, 1997, are due on October 1, 1996
- just one month away. The email address is:
The international fax is: 33 1 45 07 51 12

Hope to see everyone in Paris next summer.

Vicki Fromkin
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Message 3: 28th Annual Conference on African Linguistics

Date: Thu, 05 Sep 1996 10:20:52 EDT
From: Justin Spence <>
Subject: 28th Annual Conference on African Linguistics
28th Annual Conference on African Linguistics

Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
July 11-13, 1997

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks in all areas of African
linguistics. If you are interested in giving a talk, please submit the
following materials:

(i) An anonymous one-page abstract, single spaced, 12-point type.

(ii) A camera-ready short version of the abstract that will fit into a 3"
x 6" box. Please write the title of the paper and the name(s) and
affiliation(s) of the authors lightly in pencil on the back of this page;
do not write them on the front.

(iii) A 3" x 5" file card with name, affiliation, complete mailing
address, telephone number, e-mail address, and paper title.

Mail all materials to the following address:

Department of Linguistics
227 Morrill Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4701
Fax: (607) 255-2044


To facilitate their timely arrival, one-page abstracts submitted by fax
from Africa will be accepted, accompanied by the information in (iii) on a
separate page. Materials from all other places must be submitted by
regular mail. Please do not e-mail abstracts.

In the future, information about the conference will be distributed via
electronic mailing list. To sign up for the list, send the following
message to

SUBSCRIBE ACAL28-L <your name>

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read as follows:

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Information will also be available from, an
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You can also visit our web page:!acal28f/acala.htm

To reach the organizing committee, write to
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