LINGUIST List 9.1372

Fri Oct 2 1998

Calls: Texas Linguistics Society, 12th Annual CUNY

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  1. jocelyn cohan, Call: Texas Linguistics Society 1999
  2. MARI FUJIMOTO, 12th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing

Message 1: Call: Texas Linguistics Society 1999

Date: Thu, 01 Oct 1998 07:49:33 -0500
From: jocelyn cohan <>
Subject: Call: Texas Linguistics Society 1999

- ------------------------ CALL for PAPERS --------------------

 Announcing the 1999 Conference of the Texas Linguistics Society

 Perspectives on Argument Structure

 to be held at the University of Texas at Austin, March 5-7, 1999.

 Keynote speakers: Beth Levin (Northwestern University)
 James Pustejovsky (Brandeis University)
 Michael Tanenhaus (University of Rochester)

 Deadline for Receipt of Abstracts: October 16, 1998

- ---------------------------------------------------------------------

Abstracts are invited for 30-minute talks (with 10 additional minutes
for discussion). Issues of argument structure have proven to be of
long-standing interest within diverse subfields of linguistics. The
intent of this conference is to bring together researchers working on
argument structure from different perspectives. In keeping with this
idea, presentations that address argument structure from the perspective
of formal syntax or semantics are encouraged, as well as those that take
psycholinguistic, computational or other approaches.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

 * Theories of linking; relating argument structure to syntactic
 * Accounts of case assigment
 * Lexical conceptual semantics and argument structure
 * Computational implementation & models of argument structure or
 * Syntax/Semantic interface and language acquisition
 * Acquisition of argument structure
 * Language processing of argument structure, subcategorization or
 lexical/conceptual structure

Abstracts must be no more than on 8.5" by 11" page, single spaced and in
at least 12-point type (10-point for examples), with one-inch margin on
all sides. One additional page with references, diagrams and data (no
text) may be appended, if necessary. All submissions must include the

 * Six anonymous copies of the abstract
 * One 3"X5" card with name, affiliation, address, phone
	 number, e-mail and title of paper

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is October 16, 1998. Send abstracts

 TLS Abstract Committee
 Calhoun 501, B5100
 The University of Texas at Austin
 Austin, TX 78712

Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered. Fax
submissions will not be accepted. Instructions for text-only e-mail
submissions are available by request. An individual may submit at most
one single and one co-authored paper. 

Authors whose abstracts are accepted will be notified in mid-December,

Presenters who wish to have their papers included in the conference
proceedings must submit a camera ready copy by May 15, 1999. 
Proceedings will be published by the Texas Linguistics Forum. 

Conference pre-registration is $15.00 (US) for students, $25.00 for

For more information, e-mail or visit the conference
website at
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Message 2: 12th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing

Date: Thu, 01 Oct 1998 11:17:04
Subject: 12th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing


 12th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing

 Hosted by CUNY Graduate Center
 33 West 42nd Street, New York NY

 (POSITIVELY the last CUNY Conference on 42nd Street!)

 March 18-20, 1999

 ABSTRACT DEADLINE (PAPERS): November 16, 1998

(For detailed information on abstract submission, see the final panel 
of this announcement.)



I. "Hard Constraints and Soft Constraints", organized and introduced 
by Mark Johnson (Brown University). Invited speakers will include:

 Hans Uszkoreit (University of the Saarland)
 Eugene Charniak (Brown University)

II. "Syntactic Features in Sentence Processing", beginning with a 
linguistics tutorial on "The Syntax of Features" by Marcel den Dikken 
(CUNY Graduate Center), and followed by submitted papers. Paper and 
poster submissions related to this topic are especially welcomed.

III. The first of a new series of special sessions called "What Would 
it Take to Decide Whether ...?". For this first year, the issue will 
be "... Whether Parsing is Serial or Parallel", moderated by Charles 
Clifton, Jnr. (University of Massachusetts). Speakers will be:

 Richard Lewis (Ohio State University)
 Edward Gibson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


The conference will be held in the Harold M. Proshansky Auditorium of 
the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of 
New York, in midtown Manhattan (42nd Street between Fifth and Sixth 
Avenues). Sessions will start at 12 noon on Thursday March 18 
(registration from 10:30 am), and will end at 6:00 pm on Saturday 
March 20. There will be poster sessions in the evenings of March 18 
and 19.

Information about local, reasonably priced hotels will be available in 
our next announcement, to be sent out at the end of October.


The CUNY Conference operates on a shoe-string. We have always kept 
registration fees as low as possible, especially for students. We 
also make travel awards to students.

The way we make ends meet (barely!) is by contributions from CUNY and 
other institutions. We are immensely grateful for this financial 
support, and we encourage you to encourage your administration to 
make a donation to this good cause. We can provide paperwork to 
support your request and the billing process. Any amount is welcome! 
In the past, contributions have ranged from $300 to $5,000.

So please -- approach your dean, your provost, the financial officer 
of your company, and explain what a valuable forum the CUNY Conference 
is for the exchange of research ideas.


 Janet Dean Fodor
 Dianne Bradley

 Ph.D. Program in Linguistics
 CUNY Graduate Center
 33 West 42nd Street
 New York NY 10036

Address for correspondence: <>



The 12th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing is 
soliciting abstracts for papers and posters presenting theoretical, 
experimental, and/or computational research on any aspect of human 
sentence processing. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously, and will 
be considered for both the general conference sessions and the special
session on "Syntactic Features in Sentence Processing".


For consideration in the spoken paper sessions: November 16, 1998
For consideration as a poster only: January 11, 1999


Abstract text should be no longer than 400 words. In addition, you
may include examples, data summaries, and references; however the 
latter, together, should not exceed 15 lines.

At the top of the abstract, please include the names and affiliations 
of all authors, and the email address of the author who will handle 
correspondence. Also indicate whether you wish your abstract to be 
considered for PAPER ONLY, POSTER ONLY, or PAPER OR POSTER. The last 
category means that you would be willing to present your work as a 
poster should the abstract not be accepted for the spoken paper 
sessions. Please leave several blank lines between this information 
and the abstract proper (title and text), to facilitate anonymous 


We will accept email submissions only. These should be addressed to:


Please use plain text if possible, and use the subject header:


If you submit more than one abstract, each must be separately mailed 
(and each will be separately acknowledged). 

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