LINGUIST List 9.53

Thu Jan 15 1998

Calls: DAARRC2, Phonology (Manchester)

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  1. Dr Tony McEnery, Discourse, Anaphora and Reference Resolution 2 - Final CFP
  2. Wiebke Brockhaus, Calls: 6th Manchester Phonology Meeting

Message 1: Discourse, Anaphora and Reference Resolution 2 - Final CFP

Date: Tue, 13 Jan 98 15:42:20 GMT
From: Dr Tony McEnery <>
Subject: Discourse, Anaphora and Reference Resolution 2 - Final CFP


DAARRC2 - Discourse, Anaphora and Reference Resolution Colloquium
Lancaster University, 1 - 4th August , 1998

Invited Speakers -

Branimir Boguraev "Anaphora in Computational Linguistics"
Prof. Michael Hoey "Grammatical constraints on the reference functions
		 of lexical signals: a corpus perspective"
Prof. Pieter Seuren "A Discourse-Semantic Account of Donkey Anaphora"

Anaphora and problems of reference resolution have received a great
deal of attention from workers in linguistics, computational
linguistics, artificial intelligence and information retrieval for a
number of decades. Such problems have proved a major challenge for
all of these fields, and a great many differing theories and solutions
have been proposed and implemented with varying degrees of success.
This colloquium aims to fill a need for researchers in this field to
meet. Our hope is that this meeting will allow all of the different
strands of work to be identified, with a view to producing an
up-to-date review of the field.

To this end, a coloquium will take place from the 1st to the 4th of
August, 1998 at Lancaster University, UK, organized jointly by the
Department of Linguistics, Lancaster University and the Institute for
English Studies, Lodz University, Poland. This colloquium is a follow
up to the highly succesful DAARC colloquium held at Lancaster in 1996.
Our aim this time is specifically geared towards encouraging a
cross-fertilization of ideas between theoretical linguistics, corpus
linguistics and computational linguistics.

Papers are requested for presentation on all aspects of anaphora and
reference resolution. The following research areas are of particular
interest, but do not constitute an exhaustive list:

corpus-based studies of anaphora in natural language, statistical
approaches to reference resolution, cognitive and psychological
perspectives, discourse and text-processing perspectives, information
retrieval and other computer applications, pragmatics and anaphor
resolution, and linguistic-theoretical approaches.

Papers reporting work in any language are welcome. The official
language of the conference, for purposes of publication and
presentation, is English. Research may be work in progress, or work
that has already been completed. Abstracts (500 - 1000 words) may be
sent either electronically, by email or fax, or by traditional surface
mail. Email submission of abstracts is, however, strongly encouraged.
Details below.

Abstracts should arrive at Lancaster by 1st February, 1998, and
notification of acceptance will be sent by 14th February, 1998. Draft
versions of full papers should arrive by 30th June, 1998. The
proceedings will be published in time for the colloquium.


The DAARC2 Organizing committee

Simon Botley, Lodz University, Poland
Tony McEnery, Lancaster University, UK
Ruslan Mitkov, Wolverhampton University, UK
Pieter Seuren, Nijmegen University, Netherlands
Andrew Wilson, Chemnitz University, Germany

Surface mail submissions:

Department of Linguistics and MEL,
Lancaster University,
Lancaster LA14YT


FAX:	+44 1524 843 085
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Message 2: Calls: 6th Manchester Phonology Meeting

Date: Wed, 14 Jan 1998 16:13:49 GMT0BST
From: Wiebke Brockhaus <>
Subject: Calls: 6th Manchester Phonology Meeting

 The North-West Centre for Linguistics and the Universities of
 Toulouse-Le Mirail and Paris X-Nanterre 
 The 6th Manchester Phonology Meeting

 University of Manchester (UK)
 Thursday 21 May to Saturday 23 May 1998

We are pleased to announce our 6th Manchester Phonology Meeting. For
the past five years, this meeting has been one of the important venues
for phonologists from all corners of the world. In an informal
atmosphere, we discuss a wide range of topics, from the phonological
description of languages to the acquisition of phonology by
children. We, therefore, invite papers from phonologists,
phoneticians, psychologists, sociolinguists, computational linguists -
in short, anyone interested in exploring current models of
phonological theory and the (cognitive, phonetic, sociological,
computational...) implications of such work. Talks on a variety of
languages are welcome.

The conference venue is the Hulme Hall lecture suite (close to the
University of Manchester campus, which is located only a couple of
miles south of the city centre). We would ask participants to arrange
their own accommodation, and details of inexpensive local hotels
(rooms from GBP20.00 per night, incl. breakfast) can be found on the
accommodation page 


of the 6th Manchester Phonology Meeting web site. Unfortunately, we
are unable to offer crash space.

Prospective speakers should e-mail a title and a short abstract no
later than Monday 9 March 1998 to: 

Abstracts should be no longer than ten lines of text (12pt, 2.5 cm
margins). We would prefer abstracts to be included in normal e-mail
messages. If that is not possible, please attach your abstract as a
Word or WordPerfect file. Each speaker will be allocated a 45-minute
slot - 35 minutes for the presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.

If you are unable to submit your abstract by e-mail, please post or
fax it to:

 Dr Wiebke Brockhaus
 Department of German [not Linguistics, please note!]
 University of Manchester
 Oxford Road
 Manchester M13 9PL

 Fax: +44 (0)161 275 3031

All abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Organising Committee,
but we reserve the right to set up a panel for anonymous reviewing,
should the number of abstracts received make this necessary.

There is much more information about the 6th Manchester Phonology
Meeting available on our web pages (URL of the call for papers, which
provides links to the other Meeting pages and to several others: If there is anything
else you need to know, please contact Wiebke Brockhaus at the address
given above (tel. +44 (0)161 275 3180) or by e-mail.

Best wishes,

The Organisers: 
Wiebke Brockhaus (University of Manchester)
Jacques Durand (Universite de Toulouse-Le Mirail)
Bernard Laks (Universite Paris X-Nanterre)
Nigel Vincent (University of Manchester)
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