LINGUIST List 7.520

Tue Apr 9 1996

Calls: Computational Semantics, Japanese/Korean Conf

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  1. Harry C. Bunt, ITK, Computational Semantics 2
  2. Shoichi Iwasaki (310) 794-8933, 7th J/K Conference

Message 1: Computational Semantics 2

Date: Mon, 08 Apr 1996 22:17:15 +0200
From: Harry C. Bunt, ITK <>
Subject: Computational Semantics 2
(Apologies if you receive this more than once)


 January 8-10, 1997, Tilburg, The Netherlands

The Tilburg Linguistics Department will host the Second Workshop on
Computational Semantics, which will take place in Tilburg, The
Netherlands, from 8 - 10 January 1997. The aim of the workshop is to
bring together researchers involved in all aspects of natural language
computational semantics.


The workshop will focus on the computational aspects of formal semantic
theories and on theoretical issues involved in the development of
natural language processing systems. Papers are sought in areas which
include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

* underspecified semantic representations: definition and use
* use of context in interpretation
* the semantics - pragmatics interface
* dynamic interpretation in text and dialogue
* incremental interpretation
* language and visual information
* speech acts and interpretation
* information packaging
* computational lexical semantics
* context modelling
* interpretation and inference

All submitted papers will be refereed by an international programme


Authors are asked to submit an original paper of maximally 10 pages
and maximally 8000 words by Sunday September 1, 1996. Email a
postscript version of the paper to:

Papers should be prepared with LaTeX. Each title page should contain
the names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of all
authors. Please use the LaTeX header file which is attached to this

LaTeX source codes of final papers are due on November 15, 1996. A
copy of the proceedings will be available for each participant at the

Harry Bunt
Leen Kievit
Reinhard Muskens
Margriet Verlinden

Mario Borillo
Robin Cooper
Jan van Eijck
Erhard Hinrichs
Paul McKevitt
John Nerbonne
Stanley Peters
Manfred Pinkal
Steve Pulman
Len Schubert
Jerry Seligman
Megumi Kameyama
Daniel Kayser
John McCarthy (tbc)
Martha Palmer
Allan Ramsay
Uwe Reyle
Rohine Srihari (tbc)
Mark Steedman
Enric Vallduvi
James Pustejovsky
Wlodek Zadrozny

Submission of preliminary papers 1 September, 1996
Notification of acceptance 15 October, 1996
Final papers due 15 November, 1996
Workshop 8 - 10 January, 1997

Papers should be submitted by email in Postscript form. Accepted papers
will be published in the proceedings, which will be available at the time
of the conference; we also aim at publishing a selection of the accepted
papers in book form. All papers should contain:

- a list of approximately 5 keywords
- an abstract
- a conclusion section

For the production of the proceedings, final versions of accepted papers
will have to be submitted in LaTeX form; it is therefore advisable to use
LaTeX from the start. Detailed instructions for layout will be available
at the Web page (see below). For a start, we suggest that you use the
following LaTeX format as the basis for producing the Postscript file:


Please refer to bibliographical items using author names and year of
publication, rather than by numbers, and sort the bibliography

Conference Secretariat:
Anne Adriaensen
Department of Linguistics
Tilburg University
PO Box 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg
The Netherlands


Fax: +31-13 466 31 10
Phone:+31-13 466 30 60

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 Harry C. Bunt
 Professor of Linguistics and Computer Science
 ITK, Tilburg University
 P.O. Box 90153
 5000 LE Tilburg, the Netherlands
 Phone: +31 - 13 466.3060 (secretary Anne Andriaensen)
 2653 (office, room B 310)
 Fax: +31 - 13 466.3110
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Message 2: 7th J/K Conference

Date: Tue, 09 Apr 1996 01:22:00 PDT
From: Shoichi Iwasaki (310) 794-8933 <IBENAUOMVS.OAC.UCLA.EDU>
Subject: 7th J/K Conference

 The Seventh Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference

 November 8-10, 1996

 Deadline for Abstract Submission: July 10,1996

 Invited Speakers

 Prof. Satoshi Kinsui Prof. Senko Maynard Prof. Yukinori Takubo
 Kobe University Rutgers University Kyushu University

 This conference aims to provide a forum for presenting research in
Japanese and Korean linguistics, thereby facilitating efforts to deepen
our understanding of these two languages which have striking typological
similarities. We especially encourage presentations which investigate
both languages. Potential topics include, but not limited to: syntax,
semantics, pragmatics, discourse, typology, grammaticalization, historical
linguistics, phonology, morphology, language acquisition, psycholinguistics,
and sociolinguistics.

 Presentations are 20 minutes long, and will be followed by a short
question period.

 Submitted items should include:

 1) Six (6) copies of a ONE-PAGE abstract with the paper title: Omit your
 name and affiliation from the abstract. A scond page may be used ONLY
 for citing references.

 2) A 3" by 5" card with the title of the paper, the name of the author(s),
 the mailing address of the author, and the author(s) affiliation, phone
 number and e-mail address. If your address, phone number and e-mail
 address will be different during summer, be sure to include that infor-
 3) A self-addressed, stamped postcard if you wish to be notified whether
 your abstract has been received.

 4) Note that only one abstract from each individual can be considered for
 acceptance. One individual abstract and one jointly authored abstract
 may also be submitted.

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Mailing Address

 Syntax, Semantics, Phonology, and Morphology

 Prof. Hajime Hoji
 Los Angeles, CA 90089

 Other topics:

 Prof. Noriko Akatsuka
 East Asian Languages & Cultures
 B316, Murphy Hall
 Los Angeles, CA 90095-1540

- -------------Special Features: Workshop on the demonstratives----------

 This workshop will attempt to integrate the efforts and results on
 diachronic, discoursal and formal aspects of the demonstratives and
 anaphoric systems in Japanese and Korean. Among the issues specifically
 addressed are the historical development of -so- and -kare- in Japanese,
 as well as -ku- in Korean, discourse management, binding theory and
 formal dependency. The speakers will include Yukinori Takubo (Kyushu U),
 Satoshi Kinsui (Kobe U), and Hajime Hoji (USC). For further information,
 please contact:
 The proceedings of this conference will be published as Japanese/Korean
 Linguistics & by CSLI and distributed by Cambridge University Press:
 40 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011-4211
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